League Contact Info
Dear Youth Sport Parent,
First, we want to thank you for signing your child up to participate in the Twin River’s
Youth Baseball/Softball League. The league is made up of eight other small communities
similar to the one you live in. League members include: Andale, Cheney, Colwich,
Garden Plain, Kingman, Norwich, St. Mark, & Pretty Prairie.
The league is created to give our communities a youth sports league that is a positive
experience for everyone involved. The rules are modified for each age group so
participants can learn respect for the game, development skills, play to the best of their
abilities and have fun.
The league begins with T-ball for Kindergartners, then Coach Pitch for grades 1 & 2.
Beginning in grade 3 and continuing through grade 9, the leagues become player pitch
and rules are adopted to adjust pitching distances, strike zones and base distances to
ensure proper skill development.
Finding umpires is a difficult job for youth leagues and it is becoming an issue on the high school level too. Why is that? If you talk to most umpires they enjoy the games, being outside, helping children, but many do not sign up to get yelled at, booed, or ridiculed. If you have never officiated a sport than you really do not realize it is not the easiest thing to do. Officials try to make all calls correctly and most of them do, even on plays that are real close to call and guess what they do it knowing that probably only half the crowd will be happy and the other half may not agree with them. So next time you think about saying anything to an umpire please take the time remember the umpire is doing their best and by saying negative things to them does not help and is best kept to yourself. The league is always looking for umpires so please take the time to consider offering your help for your community.
As with any youth activity and sporting event sportsmanship and respect for players,
coaches, umpires and spectators is very important and must be encouraged and followed
at all times. To much pressure to win sometimes makes games unfriendly and too
competitive, it becomes the most important part of a game to some people, but dealing
with youth, it is important to understand that winning is good, but learning skills, being
with friends and having fun is more important than winning. It is important for adults to
be the ones to “Set a Good Example” for all children, so we ask that yelling
unsportsmanlike or negative comments be kept to yourself and to promote good
sportsmanship by cheering for both teams and all the kids involved in the league no
matter which community they are from. Our league does have a Code of Conduct for
everyone to follow, so once again let’s make our league a great experience for everyone
Thank you again,
Twin River’s League