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New 2015 Canastota Little League Board of Directors

Happy to announce the New 2015 Board of Directors

President                                 Tim Elliot
Vice-President                          BJ Morris
Secretary                                  Frances Marris
Treasurer                                 Don Campanaro
Player Agent                            Jessica Lupica
Safety Officer                           Lisa Picciano
Director of Fundraising             BJ Morris
Umpire in Chief                        Joe Vaikness
T-Ball Coordinator                    Ben Cornue
Coaches Pitch Coordinator       Ken Relyea
Minor League Baseball Coord  Mike Moot
Minor League Softball Coord    Danielle Congden
Major League Softball Coord    Mark Maxwell
Fall Ball Coordinator                 Joe Vaikness
At-Large Board Member           Doug Simmons
At-Large Board Member           Chris Sgarlata
At-Large Board Member           Jody Jeffris
Chief Legal Officer -----Vacant------
Information Officer -----Vacant------
Director of Grounds -----Vacant------
Director of Concessions -----Vacant------
Director of Equipment -----Vacant------
Director of Public Relations -----Vacant------
50/70 Baseball Coordinator -----Vacant------

 

Would like to thank all those that came out to vote and volunteered to serve on the board

Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Wed Nov 5, 2014

Little League Board of Directors Elections Wednesday November 5th, 7 pm Forum Room

Dear Fellow Canastota Little League Parents,

Now that the National, State and Local Elections are over; it’s time to focus on a local election for our Canastota Little League officers and directors. I would hope to see you there for these elections.

This will be Canastota’s 64th year of Little League and Little League’s 76th Anniversary, as this is the largest chartered organization in Canastota; I wanted to personally send you a note about our league and the upcoming year from an Administrative prospective. 

Canastota Little League is a sound organization, administratively, financially and equipped to begin the 2015 season. The relationship with the Village and the School District is sound. Over 300 kids participated in spring, post season and fall baseball/ softball. Our local sponsorships from local businesses continue to be strong.


So, we need a group of people, and it doesn't have to be parents, to run the day-to-day functions of the league. Now, I’m not going to tell you that’s its easy and that it doesn't involve some time, it does, as anything that’s worth doing does. It is a year-round position, not just a spring activity. All of the planning for the year starts the meeting after elections. That meeting is held with both the existing and new board members. All of our existing board members have agreed to help transition new board members into their new roles. 

But, with the right mix of dedicated volunteers this program is so rewarding. As you begin the season on Opening Day in April and have Closing Ceremonies in June and see how much the players have grown in the 9 weeks of the season, and then root for our All-Star teams and then look to Fall to have an opportunity for players to play in an additional developmental program for 6 weeks.

If you like the program, if you don’t like the program, or you have suggestions, this is a great way to have your direct input on how the league is run.
  
If you have any additional questions feel free to give me a call at 440-1434

Bill Haddad

President 

Canastota Little League 



2015 Canastota Little League Board of Directors Election Meeting

Canastota Little League is holding its Annual Board of Directors Elections,    

Wednesday evening November 5, 2014 at 7 pm at Canastota High School’s Forum    

Come and cast your vote. Here is your opportunity to decide who governs your Little League


This meeting is for adults only.   The meeting will start promptly at 7PM


Duties for each position and nomination/election process can be viewed by visiting the 

Canastota Little League Web site: http://canastotalittleleague.org  


For additional information feel free to call Bill Haddad President CLL 315-440-1434.

Every position is open for election. The election process is very simple, anyone can nominate someone for any position, you can even nominate yourself, (no ‘second’ required), then it will go to a paper ballot vote.    


The ballots will be counted and the new board will be announced that evening. 

Additional background about Canastota Little League's Board of Directors;

The local league Board of Directors, elected from and by the adult members of the league, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the league within the rules, regulations and policies of Little League. This board does not have the authority to alter, suspend or change any of the rules, regulations or policies of Little League. However, wide latitude is given to this board in many areas of operation so that the local needs of the community may be met.    


Annually, (Wednesday November 5th, 2014 at 7pm) the regular membership of each Little  

League is required to meet and elect the board of directors. The officers required for a chartered  league are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Player Agent, and Safety officer and Coaching Coordinator. And Canastota Little league has many positions available; they are listed below with additional duty descriptions are available at the Canastota Little League website ;  (www.canastotalittleleague.org)

  



President

Vice President 
Secretary
Treasurer

Safety Officer    

Umpire in Chief    

Player Agent  

Director of Fundraising

Director of Concessions

Director of Grounds    

Director of Equipment  

Director of Public Relations    

T-Ball League Coordinator    

Coaches’ Pitch League Coordinator    

Minor Baseball Division Coordinator   

Minor Softball Division Coordinator   

Majors Softball Division Coordinator   

Intermediate Baseball Division Coordinator   

Senior Baseball/Softball Division Coordinator(s)    

Fall Baseball Coordinator    

League Information Officer (CIO)   

Chief Legal Officer * (you must be a Lawyer for this position)   

Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Tue Nov 4, 2014

Fall Ball Signups Saturday Morning 8/9/2014
Interested In Playing Fall Ball, Sign ups will be held Saturday 8/9 from 11 am-12:00 pm at the Little League Field.
 
We are forming teams so don't be left out if your player would like to play

These sign-ups are open to Minor Baseball, Intermediate 50/70 Baseball, Senior Baseball and Major Softball.

Players didn't have to play during the spring or summer to play fall ball, all are welcome.

This is a great opportunity for kids to continue playing in the fall.

Cost is $50.00 per player for Minor Baseball and Major Softball, $65.00 per player for Intermediate and $100 for Senior Baseball.

See Jeff Carpenter at the field near the Concession Stand.
Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Fri Aug 8, 2014

Fall Ball Signups Tonight
Interested In Playing Fall Ball, Sign ups will be held Tuesday 8/5 from 6 - 7:30 pm  at the Little League Field. These sign-ups are open to Minor Baseball, Intermediate 50/70 Baseball, Senior Baseball and Major Softball.
Players didn't have to play during the spring or summer to play fall ball, all are welcome. This is a great opportunity for kids to continue playing in the fall.  Cost is $50.00 per player for Minor Baseball and Major Softball,  $65.00 per player for Intermediate and  $100 for Senior Baseball. See Bill Haddad at the field near the Concession Stand.

Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Tue Aug 5, 2014

Friday night June 13. All games cancelled
Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Fri Jun 13, 2014

Friday June 13th, Games and Weather
As of 4:26 pm   all games are on as scheduled for tonight.

We are tracking, along with the weather service, potential storms.  At this time we are proceeding with the games, but parents if your children are at the field tonight, please be prepared to get them in your car if the weather changes quickly.

If we see or hear Thunder or Lightening, or you see or hear it,   please inform your coach, umpire immediately. We will suspend play and get players to a safe location.

Canastota Little League


Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Fri Jun 13, 2014

Fall Baseball and Softball

I know, Spring  Baseball and Softball isn't over yet, but we are thinking ahead to Fall Ball.

Interested In Playing Fall Ball, Sign ups will be held Saturday 6/7/2014 from 4-5pm  at the Little League Field and Sunday 6/8/2014 at our Canal Street table at the Festival  from 10 to 5:00 pm. These sign-ups are open to Minor Baseball, Intermediate 50/70 Baseball, Senior Baseball and Major Softball.

Players didn't have to play during the spring or summer to play fall ball, all are welcome.

This is a great opportunity for kids to continue playing in the fall.

Cost is $50.00 per player for Minor Baseball and Major Softball,  $65.00 per player for Intermediate and Senior Baseball.

See Jeff Carpenter our Fall Ball Coordinator at the field.

If you are interested in coaching you should make your intentions known to Jeff as soon as possible.

Submitting Your Registration
To submit your registration for Little League, gather the following together:
A completed and signed Player Registration Form
A completed and signed Medical Release Form
A copy of the player's birth certificate (new players only)
A check made out to Canastota Little League for the appropriate amount


Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Sat Jun 7, 2014

This weekend in Canastota
This weekend is always a very busy weekend in Canastota,
Good Luck to all our runners in the Nate the Great race this morning.
Ton of Boxing events including the incredible parade on Sunday including a Street Festival from 10 am - 5 pm

And Little League is right in the middle of it all.  Not only do we have baseball and softball games today but we will be involved with the Canal Street Titletown Festival, Stop by Canastota Little League's booth to buy your iPad raffle tickets, register for Fall Ball and play some FUN games....

Speaking of  Baseball and Softball,  Below is the schedule for Saturday June 7

Coaches pitch games today, Intermediate Baseball kicks off their playoffs today gearing up for the Championship game next Saturday,  Minor Baseball's race for a Regular Season Champ continues today with a week of games to decide that division,  And Minor Softball hosting a Camden team on the Major Softball field, hoping to continue their winning season.



Date Time Division Away Home Location
7-Jun-14 11:00 AM Minor League Softball Oneida Savings Riptide Canastota Minor League Softball Little League Fld
7-Jun-14 11:00 AM Minor League Baseball Twins Cubs Canastota Minor League Baseball Little League Fld
7-Jun-14 11:00 AM Intermediate League Baseball Yankees Cardinals Canastota Major League Baseball Little League Fld
7-Jun-14 11:00 AM Coaches Pitch Indians DiamondBacks Canastota Minor League Softball Little League Fld
7-Jun-14 1:00 PM Coaches Pitch Royals Tigers Canastota Minor League Softball Little League Fld
7-Jun-14 1:30 PM Intermediate League Baseball Red Sox Dodgers Canastota Major League Baseball Little League Fld
7-Jun-14 1:30 PM Minor League Baseball Mets Phillies Canastota Minor League Baseball Little League Fld

Sunday Funday (next week)

And then next week we have brought back 2 days of Sunday Funday at Uno Chicago Grill  June 14th & 15th         11:30 to 11 pm  Uno Chicago Grill, 520 Towne Drive, Fayetteville,  Stop in and eat and Uno's donates back to our league.

Syracuse Chiefs

Little League Appreciation Night will be held on Saturday, June 14th, when the Syracuse Chiefs play the Norfolk Tides at 7:00 PM.

All Little Leaguers wearing their team jersey or uniform to the Chiefs' game on June 14th will receive free admission. Little Leaguers in attendance will be able to walk with their team banners in a pregame, on-field parade, where each team's name will be read over the stadium's public address system. In addition, the first 1,000 kids to enter the stadium will receive a replica Chiefs jersey as part of Giveaway Saturday, courtesy of Hofmann.


Parents of Little League players can receive discounted general admission tickets as well, by visiting www.chiefsgroups.com and entering the password "LITTLELEAGUE".



Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Sat Jun 7, 2014

Monday May 26th Canastota Memorial Day Parade
Monday May 26th Canastota Memorial Day Parade

Canastota Little League has been invited to join in the Canastota Memorial Day Parade by the VFW/American Legion. If you would like to march in the parade with Little League, Please be at the Roberts St School at 9:30 am.  The Parade starts at 10 am sharp.

The Parade start at the High School and heads south on Peterboro St and ends at Clark Park at the corner of Route 5 and Peterboro Street. There is a presentation at the Memorial and then the Public is invited to the Legion for hamburgers and hot dogs and drinks sponsored by the VFW and the Legion.

Players, please wear your Uniform Shirt and Hat, but feel free to shorts and sneakers. Parents are encouraged to march along with the players, or they may stand along the parade route. But please be sure to collect your children promptly after the presentation.

I know some players are marching with some other groups, like scouts and that is fine, as this is an optional event for our players.

Also consider planning ahead about where you are parking your car.

Have a Great, Healthy and Safe Holiday Weekend!!!
Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Tue May 20, 2014

Senior Baseball Final call for players
If you have a 13-15 year old that wants to play Senior Baseball this summer, we need your paperwork tonight (Monday May 12th)

If there is not enough player tonight, Canastota Senior Baseball will be forced to be cancelled.

We have about half a team signed up, and have heard interest, but we need to have the paperwork today.
Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Mon May 12, 2014

Lice and Little League

Each year we get about 1 or 2 reports of Head Lice affecting players. 

And we have had a report this year and we would like to notify our parents.

This is also a reminder to check your players head whenever they share helmets and maybe hats/visors.


Head lice are parasites which infest human hair. These parasites are a social nuisance, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and most medical experts, lice cannot carry or transmit any disease or serious ailment to humans. They also do not manifest into epidemics, but can be passed between people where a few or more can become carriers. The lice cannot fly or jump, but make their way from one person to another through close human contact. The lice lay eggs (called nits) which attach to the shaft of hair strands. The nits may take between 6-10 days to hatch into actual lice.  Some cases cause itchy scalps.

 

The sharing of baseball and softball equipment has been discussed as a potential way for transmitting head lice between people. Consider this statement from the Harvard School of Public Health: “Shared helmets and headphones in schools or recreational settings may rarely and transiently harbor an occasional louse or nit; the effort necessary to effectively inspect and clean these devices, however, is not likely warranted.”   And from the CDC Website  " Head lice are spread most commonly by direct contact with the hair of an infested person. Spread by contact with inanimate objects and personal belongings may occur but is very uncommon. Head lice feet are specially adapted for holding onto human hair. Head lice would have difficulty attaching firmly to smooth or slippery surfaces like plastic, metal, polished synthetic leathers, and other similar materials."

Brushes and combs are, however, cited by many experts as a more likely method of lice transmission because they may actually move the lice from the afflicted person.

 

Still, however unlikely transmission of lice from one player to another sharing a helmet, it is important to the Canastota Little League that parents, coaches and players are comfortable and feel secure from such nuisances.

Therefore, it is Canastota Little League policy that:

Parents should check their children regularly for lice/nits.

Parents must notify the team manager if their child has lice.

No chemicals or sprays of any kind should be used on any equipment for any reason.

If parents chose to purchase their child’s own helmet, it must be NOCSAE approved with the seal on the helmet. These personal helmets should not be shared among players on the team. Stickers are not allowed on personal helmets.

 

Any player with lice/nits will use a separate helmet from the rest of the team, with the manager ensuring the dignity of the player throughout the condition.

Players should never share hats, jackets, etc.

Helmets, hats, jackets etc. should not be left on top of one another or in close proximity.

All managers will discuss this lice control statement with all team parents and guardians.

If you have questions or concerns regarding lice or any other safety or health issue involving Canastota Little League, please e-mail the Safety Officer or contact any team manager or official.

 

You should also contact your child’s school nurse or your doctor for more information.

 

Additional information can be found on the CDC Website

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html

 

Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Fri May 9, 2014

Senior Baseball and Softball last call for sign ups
This is the last weekend we are taking sign ups for Senior Baseball and Softball, 

We will be at the field tonight (Friday 6-8pm) during Pitch Hit and Run, and all day tomorrow (Saturday 9-5pm)

Players 13-16 are available to play,  Season starts End of May for Softball and Beginning June for Baseball

* Senior Baseball & Senior Softball (Ages 13-16)      $100                                       

**Family Max for Player Registration                        $175       

*Players are eligible to play if born between 5/1/1997 and 4/30/2010 (for Baseball) and 1/1/97 and 12/31/2009 (for Softball)

**All New players must bring a copy of birth certificate*

*All registration fees includes a pre-paid set of five (5) raffle tickets to be sold for $5/ea. Return the stubs for the drawing and keep the money. This will fulfill your fundraising obligation for the 2014 season.

** Family Max fee includes fifteen (15) tickets.


Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Fri May 9, 2014

Pitch, Hit, and Run competition tonight
The local "Pitch, Hit, and Run" competition has been scheduled for Friday, May 9th at 6:00 PM.

Anyone aged 7 to 14 is eligible to participate and there is no fee for entry.

Come out and test your skills!!

Registration starts at 5:30 PM and the competition begins at 6PM at the Majors softball field. 

We will take Registration up to 7:30 pm



Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Fri May 9, 2014

Too Late? never!!!
Did your son or daughter want to play baseball or softball this year and you thought it was too late, it's never too late. We will be at the Little League field most of the day today, stop down and sign up. We are getting the fields and the facilities ready for another wonderful season.

Opening day is in 14 days


Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Sat Apr 12, 2014

Last 2014 Sign-Ups Before Price Increase plus important information

Canastota Little League important information
Last Signups before Price Increase
Make up Evaluations 
First Aid Dates

2014 Canastota Little League Registration

Last 2014 Sign-Ups Before Price Increase

Can't pay this week, that's okay (we can work it out), get your player signed up so we can get our teams set up.
 
See us at the Health and Wellness Fair, Canastota High School, Thursday March 20,2014 from 6-8 pm
--and--
  Saturday March 22nd, 2014
1 pm - 3:00 PM
at Roberts St. School Playroom Gym

MAKE UP Evaluations 

 

Make UP Evaluations: Saturday March 22nd  2014 - 1-3:00 pm  



Robert St High School
  all  Major Softball & Intermediate (50/70) 



League, 
 Minor Baseball and Softball League

 

*ALL Players, Both Baseball and Softball, ages 8-12, MUST ATTEND, 




unless previously assigned to a Major or 50/70 League team or  


attended last week.



 

Attention Prospective Managers and Coaches, Board Members, Volunteers and Parents:

 

Greater Lenox Ambulance Service will be conducting First Aid and CPR classes at the Canal St. Facility on Saturday, March 22nd from 12PM to 4PM. Prospective Managers and Coaches and Board Members are required to receive this training and all Volunteers and Parents are strongly encouraged to receive this training to help insure the safety of players, other participants, and spectators of the entire league.


Forms can be found at http://canastotalittleleague.org and click on Player Registration. If you have any questions call the Canastota Little League Hotline at 315-256-0241

 

 

Boys & Girls ages 4-16

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!

 

 

2014 Registration fees:   

Sign Up By March 22nd      

                                                                                           After March 22nd

* Tee Ball (Ages 4-6)                   $65                                                                            $85

* Coaches Pitch (Ages 6-7)         $65                                                                            $85

* Minor Baseball (Ages 8-11)       $75                                                                            $95

* Minor Softball (Ages 8-1)          $75                                                                            $95

*Major Softball (Ages 9-12)         $75                                                                            $95

* Intermediate (50/70) Baseball (Ages 11-13)    $85                                                       $105

* Senior Baseball & Senior Softball (Ages 13-16)      $100                                             $120

**Family Max for Player Registration              $175                                                       $235

*Players are eligible to play if born between 5/1/1997 and 4/30/2010 (for Baseball) and 1/1/97 and 12/31/2009 (for Softball)

**All New players must bring a copy of birth certificate**

 

*All registration fees includes a pre-paid set of five (5) raffle tickets to be sold for $5/ea. Return the stubs for the drawing and keep the money. This will fulfill your fundraising obligation for the 2014 season.

** Family Max fee includes fifteen (15) tickets.

 

* No child will be turned away for inability to pay. Payment Plans and Hardship Plans available and are kept strictly confidential*** Contact Bill Haddad @ 315-256-0241

  

Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Tue Mar 18, 2014

Additional 2014 Sign-Ups

2014 Canastota Little League Registration
Additional   2014 Sign-Ups
 
Thursday February 27, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 PM

at Roberts St. School Cafeteria “A"


Forms can be found at http://canastotalittleleague.org and click on Player Registration. If you have any questions call the Canastota Little League Hotline at 315-256-0241

 

 

Boys & Girls ages 4-16

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!

 

 

2014 Registration fees:   

Sign Up By March 22nd      

                                                                                           After March 22nd

* Tee Ball (Ages 4-6)                   $65                                                                            $85

* Coaches Pitch (Ages 6-7)         $65                                                                            $85

* Minor Baseball (Ages 8-11)       $75                                                                            $95

* Minor Softball (Ages 8-1)          $75                                                                            $95

*Major Softball (Ages 9-12)         $75                                                                            $95

* Intermediate (50/70) Baseball (Ages 11-13)    $85                                                       $105

* Senior Baseball & Senior Softball (Ages 13-16)      $100                                             $120

**Family Max for Player Registration              $175                                                       $235

*Players are eligible to play if born between 5/1/1997 and 4/30/2010 (for Baseball) and 1/1/97 and 12/31/2009 (for Softball)

**All New players must bring a copy of birth certificate**

 

*All registration fees includes a pre-paid set of five (5) raffle tickets to be sold for $5/ea. Return the stubs for the drawing and keep the money. This will fulfill your fundraising obligation for the 2014 season.

** Family Max fee includes fifteen (15) tickets.

 

* No child will be turned away for inability to pay. Payment Plans and Hardship Plans available and are kept strictly confidential*** Contact Bill Haddad @ 315-256-0241

  

Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Sun Jan 26, 2014, Updated Tue Feb 11, 2014

Little League Board of Directors Elections Wednesday November 6th, 7 pm Forum Room

Little League Board of Directors Elections Wednesday November 6th, 7 pm Forum Room

Dear Fellow Canastota Little League Parents,


This will be Canastota’s 63rd  year of Little League and Little League’s 75th Anniversary, as this is a largest chartered organization in Canastota, I wanted to personally send you a note about our league and the upcoming year from an Administrative prospective.

As you may or may not have heard, many of the existing board members are not seeking to 
return for the 2014 Little League season. In fact, almost the entire Executive Committee has either placed their resignations effective the November elections or have expressed their desire not to return for next season.

Many of you may ask why the sudden exodus of the Board of Directors. Many of our board 
members children have aged out of the program and they have remained on the board. Others have their own reasons why, but I don’t think that anyone is leaving because of the overall program. I,  having been a member of the board for 5 years felt it was time for new leadership, maybe new, bigger, better ideas.

What I can assure each one of you is that Canastota Little League is a sound organization, 
administratively, financially and equipped to begin the 2014 season. The relationship with the Village and the School District is sound. Over 300 kids participated in spring, post season and fall baseball/ softball. Our local sponsorships from local businesses continues to be strong. The improvements to the fields continue to allow our kids a safe place to play along with some of the fastest field recovery times in the area.

So, we need a group of people, and it doesn't have to be parents, to run the day-to-day functions of the league. Now, I’m not going to tell you that’s it’s easy and that it doesn't involve some time, it does, as anything that’s worth doing does. It is a year round position, not just a spring activity. All of the planning for the year starts the meeting after elections. That meeting is held with both the existing  and new board members. All of our existing board members have agreed to help transition new board members into their new roles

But, with the right mix of dedicated volunteers, that I have been fortunate to be surrounded with 
in the past, this program is so rewarding. As you begin the season on Opening Day in April and have Closing Ceremonies in June and see how much the players have grown in the 9 weeks of the season, and then root for our All-Star teams and then look to Fall to have an opportunity for players to play in an additional developmental program for 6 weeks.

 
If you have any additional questions feel free to give me a call at 315-440-1434 or email me at 

billhcanastotalittleleague@gmail.com or through our website at www.canastotalittleleague.org . 


Bill Haddad

President

Canastota Little League



2014 Canastota Little League Board of Directors Election Meeting

Canastota Little League is holding its Annual Board of Directors Elections,  

Wednesday evening November 6, 2013 at 7 pm at Canastota High School’s Forum  

Come and cast your vote. Here is your opportunity to decide who governs your Little  


This meeting is for adults only.
 


Duties for each position and nomination/election process can be viewed by visiting the 

Canastota Little League Web site: http://canastotalittleleague.org 


For additional information feel free to call Bill Haddad President CLL 315-440-1434

Many people of the existing board are not returning, and every position is open for election. The 

election process is very simple, anyone can nominate someone for any position, you can even  

nominate yourself, (no ‘second’ required) , then it will go to a paper ballot vote.  


The ballots will be counted and the new board will be announced that evening. 

Additional background about Canastota Little League's Board of Directors

The local league Board of Directors, elected from and by the adult members of the league, is 

responsible for the day-to-day operations of the league within the rules, regulations and policies  

of Little League. This board does not have the authority to alter, suspend or change any of the  

rules, regulations or policies of Little League. However, wide latitude is given to this board in  

many areas of operation so that the local needs of the community may be met.  


Annually, (Wednesday November 6th, 2013 at 7pm) the regular membership of each Little 

League is required to meet and elect the board of directors. The officers required for a chartered 

 
league are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Player Agent, and Safety officer  

and Coaching Coordinator. And Canastota Little league has many positions available; they are listed below with additional duty descriptions are available at the Canastota Little League website ;  (www.canastotalittleleague.org)

 


President

Vice President 

Secretary
Treasurer

Safety Officer  

Umpire in Chief  

Player Agent 

Director of Fundraising  

Director of Concessions

Director of Grounds  

Director of Equipment 

Director of Public Relations  

T-Ball League Coordinator  

Coaches’ Pitch League Coordinator  

Minor Baseball Division Coordinator 

Minor Softball Division Coordinator 

Majors Softball Division Coordinator 

Intermediate Baseball Division Coordinator 

Senior Baseball/Softball Division Coordinator(s)  

Fall Baseball Coordinator  

League Information Officer (CIO) 

Chief Legal Officer * (you must be a Lawyer for this position) 


Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Sun Nov 3, 2013

Recognizing the 50/70 All Stars team at the Village Board Meeting
Come join the 2013 Canastota Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Team as they will recognized at the Village Board Meeting on Wednesday September 4th @ 7 pm 

All are welcome to attend and the Recognition is scheduled to be early on the agenda, so please be there by 6:55 pm.
Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Mon Sep 2, 2013

Canastota Little League Fall Ball
Interested In Playing Fall Ball.    Sign ups will be held Saturday June 1st at the Little League Field from 10 am to 2 pm. These are open to Minor and Intermediate Baseball and Major Softball.
Cost is $50.00 per player

Divisions available 

Intermediate 50/70 Baseball  ages 10-13
Minors Baseball ages  7-10
Girls Softball ages 8-12

Cost $50.00 


See Joe Vaikness our Fall Ball Coordinator for more details
Any Questions Please feel free to call or message Joe Vaikness for more info.

Joseph Vaikness   315-761-7242


Submitting Your Registration

To submit your registration for Little League, gather the following together:

A completed and signed Player Registration Form
A completed and signed Medical Release Form
A copy of the player's birth certificate (new players only)
A check made out to Canastota Little League for the appropriate amount 


Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Thu May 30, 2013

Lice and Little League

Each year we get about 1 or 2 reports of Head Lice affecting players.

And we have had a report this year.

The School Nurses have been notified and they are doing their checks, but we would like to notify our parents.

This is also a reminder to check your players head whenever they share helmets and maybe hats/visors.


Head lice are parasites which infest human hair. These parasites are a social nuisance, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and most medical experts, lice cannot carry or transmit any disease or serious ailment to humans. They also do not manifest into epidemics, but can be passed between people where a few or more can become carriers. The lice cannot fly or jump, but make their way from one person to another through close human contact. The lice lay eggs (called nits) which attach to the shaft of hair strands. The nits may take between 6-10 days to hatch into actual lice.  Some cases cause itchy scalps.

 

The sharing of baseball and softball equipment has been discussed as a potential way for transmitting head lice between people. Consider this statement from the Harvard School of Public Health: “Shared helmets and headphones in schools or recreational settings may rarely and transiently harbor an occasional louse or nit; the effort necessary to effectively inspect and clean these devices, however, is not likely warranted.”   And from the CDC Website  "Head lice are spread most commonly by direct contact with the hair of an infested person. Spread by contact with inanimate objects and personal belongings may occur but is very uncommon. Head lice feet are specially adapted for holding onto human hair. Head lice would have difficulty attaching firmly to smooth or slippery surfaces like plastic, metal, polished synthetic leathers, and other similar materials."

Brushes and combs are, however, cited by many experts as a more likely method of lice transmission because they may actually move the lice from the afflicted person.

 

Still, however unlikely transmission of lice from one player to another sharing a helmet, it is important to the Canastota Little League that parents, coaches and players are comfortable and feel secure from such nuisances.

Therefore, it is Canastota Little League policy that:

Parents should check their children regularly for lice/nits.

Parents must notify the team manager if their child has lice.

No chemicals or sprays of any kind should be used on any equipment for any reason.

If parents chose to purchase their child’s own helmet, it must be NOCSAE approved with the seal on the helmet. These personal helmets should not be shared among players on the team. Stickers are not allowed on personal helmets.

 

Any player with lice/nits will use a separate helmet from the rest of the team, with the manager ensuring the dignity of the player throughout the condition.

Players should never share hats, jackets, etc.

Helmets, hats, jackets etc. should not be left on top of one another or in close proximity.

All managers will discuss this lice control statement with all team parents and guardians.

If you have questions or concerns regarding lice or any other safety or health issue involving Canastota Little League, please e-mail the Safety Officer or contact any team manager or official.

 

You should also contact your child’s school nurse or your doctor for more information.

 

Additional information can be found on the CDC Website

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html

 

 

 


Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Mon May 13, 2013

Canastota Little League Update and Reminders
Hope you are enjoying you Little League season so far.

A couple of reminders 

We expect all families to help work in the concession stand. Coaches and Managers have the team schedule and its posted on the website.  The concession stand is how we keep the registration costs down. 

Also please pick up after yourself,  there is a lot of trash, bottles, cups, plates, wrappers  that aren't making it in the trash bins.  After all games, the areas including the bleachers, fence areas need to be picked up. 

As its raining,  below is the Rain-out policy and the Hotline number.

Still some Golf Slots opening and sponsorship opportunities for our Annual Golf Tournament.

Photo information will be coming soon


SUNDAY FUN DAY is where all Canastota Little League families can go to our sponsors on selected 
dates and have fun. Select businesses have agreed to donate a portion of money spent by our families back to Canastota Little League. Information coming soon.


You can drop off your raffle tickets for the IPADs at the concession stand,  Drawing will be at closing ceremonies.

Fall Ball sign ups will be coming up soon,  it a great way to continue to develop your baseball and softball skills in the Fall.

Board Meetings are generally the third Sunday of the month, you are invited to attend. please check the website for exact date, time and location.

Rain Out/Cancellation - Hotline 315-256-0241 
RAINOUT POLICY

Cancellation of Weekdays games may not be made any earlier than 4:00 pm. A decision could be made as late as 5:00 pm (or later if work is being done) for the 6:00 pm game and 6:30 pm (or later if work is being done) for the 7:30 pm game. A 6:00 pm game could be canceled and the 7:30 pm game could be played. 
Weekend games will be canceled on a game by game basis. Based on the weather all games could be canceled.

Please be aware of what games have been canceled.

You may call the Canastota Little League Hotline at 
315-256-0241 to see if games have been canceled.  We will also post it as soon as possible on this Website. (But many times the people who update the website may be working on the field)

Managers will be contacted by their League Coordinator, Player Agent, Vice President or President of Canastota Little League. Once the game has stated, it is up to the Umpire to determine the playing field. For Divisions without Umpires, the League Coordinator can make the determination.

Managers and/or their designee should attempt to call each player on their roster to inform them of the decision to cancel the game or event.


The following will be considered when canceling games: (1) How much it has rained on the fields (2) Is there any more rain expected and if so when (3) Can we get the fields in playing condition by a game time (4) How much help will we have in getting the fields ready (5) Thunder and Lightening.

On days that it rains, anyone that is able should come to the fields as early as possible to help with work to get the fields ready to play, especially the teams that are scheduled to play.


Cold and minor wind is not nor will be a reason to cancel a game.

If coaches do not receive a phone call by 5:00, or an hour before game time, the game is assumed to be on and will only be called at home plate by the games umpire. If one team does not show up, the team that shows up will be awarded a forfeit victory.


Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Fri May 10, 2013

The beginning of the 2013 Season
Couple of items

First, if someone knows where the faucet handle is to turn off the rain, please let us know.  

Second, Coaches Pitch and T-ball teams have been assigned, calls will be going out,  If you haven't heard by Saturday April 20th let us know via the hotline or send a message through the website.

Third,  Opening day is Saturday April 27, Players should be in the Queenboro/Zems parking lots about 8:30 am, Parade starts at 9 am sharp, Opening Ceremonies will start about 10 am  (And it will be a beautiful day)  All teams will play on the 27th except T-ball, T-Ball will start Tuesday April 30th.   All players should be there including our Senior Baseball and Softball players.

Fourth,  Because of the weather we are a little behind getting the recreation park ready for opening day,  We are having our last major Clean Up Day on Saturday 4/20 starting about 9:30 am.  Bringing rakes and gloves will be a big help.  We will be there most of the day, so don't think you need to be there at 9:30, anytime would be fine and maybe give us an hour or two.

Lastly, as a reminder all helper/coaches/team parents, anyone that interacts with the players, need to Fill Out and have an approved Volunteer Application. This is a Little League and Canastota Little League policy that can not be waived or overlooked.  If you need to fill one out, you can download it from the website.


Thank you for all your support and patience as we kick of another successful Canastota Little League Season
Posted by Bill Haddad, Created Tue Apr 16, 2013

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