2009-12-04 / Sports

Registration Savings For Little League Season

Parents Who pay Now Get A Discount

Three baseball questions remain as the off-season begins. Will the Yankees re-sign Damon and/or Matsui? Will the Mets splurge on another free agent?, and how many people will save money by registering their kids early for the 2010 Rockaway Little League season?

Okay, maybe the third question isn't as important in some circles as the first two, but that hasn't stopped the Board of Directors from the little league from meeting and planning their upcoming season.

A review of some of the parent's surveys from last year indicate that many parents favor starting a little earlier and avoiding games on Mother's and Father's Days. Parents and Guardians who have not completed their survey can do so by following the directions on the league's web site at rockawaylittle leagueny.com.

Parents who act quickly to register their kids at www.rockawaylittlelea gueny.com by the end of the year will be able to pay according to last year's fee schedule, avoiding an expected raise in those fees as of January 1.

Before the raise, registration is $140 for one child, $230 for two, or $320 for three or more.

By registering early, little league or - ganizers will also be able to better plan for the season, determining how many teams are playing in each division, creating a preliminary schedule, deciding how many uniforms to order, etc.

Opening day is tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 12, to allow for each team to practice a few times after kids return from the public school spring break on April 6.

The league is also planning evaluation days in mid-March where prospective players will get a chance to practice in front of coaches and receive some extra instruction. This session will also allow for coaches to determine the level of each player so that teams can be filled evenly. With organizers working diligently to prepare for Opening Day, players and parents are asked to cooperate by registering early.

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