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Little League Gears Up for Spring Season

by in All Ages, Announcements, Press Release, Schools and Youth, Sports
Posted on February 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Last Modified on February 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm

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After Bucking National Trend in 2010, Aiming for Even More participation in 2011

Somerville Little League registration for the Spring season is open.  All interested children between the ages of 4 and 13 can register at http://www.somervillelittleleague.org

The all-volunteer Little League board is hoping to continue the positive momentum gained last season, when Somerville bucked a nation-wide trend and managed to become the only city in District 12 that increased membership.  “We are committed to improving this league and making it more family friendly. Last year the board had a lot of new faces with a lot of new ideas to help try making the league better. With a little more experience now than last year, the board looks to improve on what it already has done. The board has added a couple of new people to help out and help move things in the direction it is looking to go. We are always looking to improve in all aspects.”

The Somerville Little League board is looking for volunteers to coach and assistant coach teams at all levels.  College age kids, retirees, and working moms and dads are all strongly encouraged to volunteer.  Time commitment can be from 5 – 15 hours/week.  We need people to help with field maintenance, sponsorships, and most of all coaching.  Those who sign up to coach will be offered a free coaching clinic in April.  If interested, please fill out the coaching application on http://www.somervillelittleleague.org or e-mail the board at SLLboard@somervillelittleleague.org.

For additional information, contact Daniel Shugrue, Communciations Manager at The Somerville Little League by sending an e-mail to sllboard@somervillelittleleague.org

About Little League Baseball

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

Founded in 1939; granted Federal Charter July 16, 1964, by unanimous act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Public Law 88-378, 88th Congress H.R. 9234, and amended December 26, 1974, Public Law 93-551, 93rd Congress, H.R. 8864. Little League is tax exempt.

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