Welcome to Dover Baseball's 2017 season! We are expecting to manage approximately 600 players and over 50 teams from tee ball up through Babe Ruth (ages 4-15) within our league this year. The objective of our league is to teach the game of baseball and to instill in our children the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority. This will help guide their growth into good, decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens.
We are committed to providing a safe environment and take our Code of Conduct very seriously; no alcohol, no drugs, no tobacco, no weapons and no poor sportsmanship. Thank you for your participation!
Since player fees and business sponsorships account for only half of the revenue needed to operate the league, the league can only survive with full participation by parents and players in our fundraising campaigns. The following is needed from each parent/player:
Calendar Sales- Each player (ages 4-15) is encouraged to sell at least 10 cash calendars by XXXX. Calendars sell for $5 each and cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be given for the first 26 days in June. Your coach will deliver your calendars to you - extras are available if you are interested. If every player on your team sells their calendars, then your team will receive a pizza party. Returning this year: Individual player incentives! The one player in the league that sells the most calendars will receive a $100 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods. The next 4 highest sellers will receive $50 gift cards to Dick's Sporting Goods.
Tagging - Only players at the 8-year-old Small Minor Division and 9/10-year-old Cal Ripken Minor Division are required to participate in tagging. Each CR Minor player (9/10's) will fill one 2-hour shift per day forXXXX. Small Minor players (8's) will fill one 2-hour shift on XXX only. Players will meet at Beckwith/Keays concession stand to receive their location assignment and can to collect donations. Players will be paired up at each location. Parents should stay with their player to supervise. Players may opt out of Tag Day with a $45 donation per shift.
Concession Duty - Families of players at the 8-year-old Small Minor Division and all ages up through Babe Ruth shall participate in concession duty. Each coach or team parent will put out a schedule for your participation during your assigned games or week. If each family participates, it usually equates to 2-3 turns each.