News and Announcements
Softball Schedule and Standings (TBD)
2019 UNDER THE LIGHTS BASEBALL CAMP AT DEHLER PARK FRIDAY, MAY 10
7:00 - 10:00 PM Instruction by the BILLINGS SCARLETS COACHES & PLAYERS Baseball Players: Ages 8-12 Camp Fee: $45 Includes *T-shirt & Certificate Your Under the Lights T-shirt gets you in FREE to all Scarlets and Cardinals games this summer! Bring your team for burgers and hot dogs before the camp. Tailgate style BBQ begins at 5:30 pm at Dehler Park. $5 per person. Scarlet and Cardinal players will be at the BBQ signing trading cards! Little League teams that bring six or more players to the camp will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate for a team party! For more information or to register, please contact Troy at 570-3368 or firstname.lastname@example.org. *Registration must be received by May 1 to guarantee t-shirt. Registrations accepted until start of event. Billings Scarlets & Cardinals Baseball www.billingsalbaseball.org
Please contact the division VP if you want to register late. There is no guarantee of placement, but the VP can help navigate any late assignments.
Note: please use the contact list below if you have any questions related to registration for your child's age group.
B.A.L.L.Picnic/BBQ: May 18th
Boulder Arrowhead Board Approved for 2019
Jeffrey Keller President email@example.com 698-4050
Jeff Martin Vice President & VP Tball firstname.lastname@example.org 672-5906
Lance Egan Secretary email@example.com 698-0008
Chad Lambourne Tresurer/Uniforms firstname.lastname@example.org 850-4434
Troy Bruce VP Majors/Juniors/Seniors Softball email@example.com 690-8751
Tyler Johnson VP Minors & 11/12 baseball and Website firstname.lastname@example.org 839-6750
Justin Moser VP 9/10 Baseball email@example.com 698-8063
Nick Schneider VP Minors firstname.lastname@example.org 690-7173
Scott Sears Player Agent email@example.com 690-9408
Carl Hansen Umpire-in-Chief firstname.lastname@example.org 671-4705
Anna Wessell Concessions Coordinator Anna.Wessell@ge.com
Kyle Wassmer Coach Pitch email@example.com 698-8526
Paul Reinker Equipment Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 698-3717
Jeffrey Keller Sponsorship, awards, VP Coach email@example.com 860-1567
Josh Cook VP Junior and Seniors firstname.lastname@example.org 647-6676
Tim Groaner Facility and Grounds Manager email@example.com 794-5448
Bob Goetz Concessions/Field Security firstname.lastname@example.org 839-1234
Barry McKenzie Safety Officer email@example.com 839-3778
Jaime Nelson VP Softball firstname.lastname@example.org 281-2818
Minors Baseball Program and Spring Training (age 8 & 9 not player majors):
Dates: Spring Training (All Minors Baseball Players) March 19-22 at Boulder Field (Boulder Elementary)
The Minor League Baseball age group for boys and girls is a developmental level program designed to prepare players for game fundamentals and live pitching they will face at 9/10 Majors. For Boulder Arrowhead, the division includes a mixture of 8 and 9 year-olds. League age 8 year olds are automatically placed in Minors, while *9 year olds who are not selected for 9/10 majors division complete the rosters.
The division transitions from “machine pitch” to “player pitch” as the season progresses. This transitional process is used to introduce live pitching in place of the automatic pitching machine. The live pitching portion of the season is the last couple of weeks in June. To prepare the players for this transition, Saturday afternoons are reserved for pitching skill development. Team Managers determine who should participate in pitching practices.
The season schedule starts with a unique four day Spring Training session, before players are assigned to teams, that helps coaches and players get ready for the season. Rosters may be composed of between 11 to 13 players and the league traditionally fields 6 teams.
*Note: Nine year olds not playing 9/10 majors will play Minors 8/9 (machine pitch).
Contact Troy Bruce at email@example.com/690-8751 or Jaime Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org/281-2818 with questions or to register for winter workouts.
Field Scheduling for Travel Teams, Tournaments and other non-Boulder Arrohwead field use needs
Note: All non-Boulder Arrowhead teams wishing to book an Arrowhead field, please contact Tyler Johnson at 839-6750.
For Boulder Arrowhead Team Practice and Make-up Games please make sure to use this link at the bottom of the page.
The scheduled is used to book the fields for any make-up game or practices on days when a field may be open. Please note that make-up games take priority over pactices, but must be booked in advance of the scheduled day for team coordination purposes. It is also recommended that you let the umpire coordinator know in advance.
Volunteers – B.A.L.L.’s Greatest Strength!
Umpires – We Need You!
The District requires trained home plate umpires at all home games for interleague games and a field umpirewhen the team is the visitor. Major level teams and above will be required to provide at least two volunteersper team for umpire training.
We promise to offer training, support and hot dogs/pop at each game! In addition, B.A.L.L will again refundeach umpire $50 off the registration fee for umpiring 3 games behind the plate. Please contact Carl Hansenfor umpire scheduling, training and questions at 671-4705.The B.A.L.L. Board and the kids thank you!!!!
District umpire training classes are scheduled each year.
POC: Carl Hansen671-4705Boulder-Arrowhead Little League
Managers/Coaches/Field Prep/Team MomsInterested in managing or coaching a team during the upcoming season? Can you help with field preparation, scoreboard workeror helping team managers as a team Mom?
Any interested manager/coach should attend one of the registrations or contact theVP of his/her child’s league and submit an application by the Friday March 4th, 2016 deadline.
Mail applications to: B.A.L.L. Attn.Volunteer Application, P.O. Box 21401, Billings, MT 59104. Applications will be available at any of the 3 sign-ups or on our website at www.boulderarrowhead.com Click on 2016 BALL Volunteer Application to download. The board will approve coaches atthe March 5th board meeting.
Get your applications in A.S.A.P.
Concession Stand Help Needed!
We have a new concession stand at the Arrowhead Complex requiring 3 to 4 volunteers eachgame and one at the Boulder Field that requires 1 to 2 volunteers. All can be run with a parentand older child or teenager. Training will be offered on the first shift and you can eat for freewhile working.
The money is used to keep our fields among the best in the city, and to purchasenew equipment and new uniforms. In addition, B.A.L.L will again refund each worker $50 off theregistration fee for working 5 concession shifts.
Please contact Anna Wessell at 839-5379 if you are interested.
Volunteer Now for the 2019 Season!
Parents are encouraged to volunteer for the 2019 BALL season. Little League Baseball and Softball is an organization designed to build good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders. At the local level, Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly.
Boulder Arrowhead Little League is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children. By participating as a volunteer, you will discover the benefits of volunteering are endless.
What can you volunteer for? Umpire, manager, coach, team parent, concession stand, grounds keeper, facility maintenance, etc.
Where does the money go?
List of BALL Funding Expenditures for 2019:
New concession stand, banners, treated dirt, concession stand repair, mowing, hardware supplies, ice, fuel, toilet rentals, Northwest Energy, paint, umpire equipment, lawn treatment, trash, concession stock, electric, uniforms, sprinkler repair, advertising, LL baseball association fee, scoreboard supplies, park fees, business license, food permit, Sportsplex rental, MSUB baseball donation, lock change, newsletter, centennial park donation, insurance, winter and fall ball space rental, All Star logsitics support and equipment.
***BOOK YOUR MAKEUP GAME HERE***
Please make sure to use this link to book the fields for any make-up game or practices on days when a field may be open. Please note that make-up games take priority over pactices, but must be booked in advance of the scheduled day for team coordination purposes. You must also notify the team manager in advance if the field is booked for a practice so parents can be notified. Note: failure to notify the manager booked on the field will result in losing any priority associated with it being a makeup game. It is also recommended that you let the umpire coordinator know in advance. Courtesy, communication and coordination are the keys to booking fields on open dates.
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