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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kennedy a Chartered Little League?
Kennedy Little League has been a Chartered Little League for 35+ years. Kennedy is also a 501-c3, Non-profit corporation, registered with the State of Wisconsin. We are fully insured, and carry directors and coaches policies along with property and liability coverage. 

How many children does Kennedy Little League serve?
Last year Kennedy had about 500 players.

I would like to be a coach, what do I do?
During your child's registration you can fill out a volunteer coaches application.  If you did not complete this during registration, you can sign-up from the Registration Info tab, Volunteer Opportunities.

When does the season start and end?
Opening day for the regular season is mid-April and the season may run into the first week of July. If your child is chosen to participate in one of our All-Star teams, then those teams will have tournaments and practices through the 2nd week of August. If not selected to an All-Star team we hope to have a Late-season baseball program that runs through August for those players wishing to participate.

What does the League provide?
Kennedy supplies the uniform shirt and hat. Players are required to provide their own pants, shoes, and glove. If a player has his/her own bat that is Little League approved for that level of play that is fine as well.  Starting in 2018, the bats must be marked with the USABats logo for approval in Little League play.

What does it cost? Are scholarships available?
Costs depend upon the level of league play, please see the registration information for details. Scholarships for players are available.  Qualifications for scholarships are based upon participation in the school lunch program, and kept confidential.  To apply, you must show up to one of two on-site registration nights. 
How often do the kids practice?
That is up to each coach. Practices are encouraged before and during the season.

What night do they play?
That depends upon the league of play, see registration page for more details. Rainouts may be scheduled on Friday nights.

Are make-ups scheduled for rain-outs?
The league tournament was added as a means of counteracting rain-outs as well as adding competitive game play into the season.  As these are games added into the schedule, it helps us reduce the number of make-ups we need to schedule.  Our intent is to get most leagues 18-20 games in the season with the number of games scheduled being 20-22, plus a minimum of 2 games in the league tournament.  This means not all rain-outs will need to be made up.
BPM game target is 15-18 games
T-ball game target is 8-10 games

Are games ever scheduled for Sunday?
Only in the event of rainouts are games scheduled for Sunday.  We try not to schedule Sunday games.  Sunday games will be required for the league level tournaments in Jun.

What if we have a family vacation planned?
Please go! This is a recreational activity, family vacations are more important.  Please just ensure you communicate your availability to your coaches.

Are there mandatory play requirements?
There is a minimum that each player who attends a game is required to play. At Kennedy, all players are put in the batting order and there is free substitution.

My child is playing another sport this summer too, can he/she play both?
Of course! We have many children who are involved in several different activities during the summer. We do want to remind parents that while it might be a good thing to keep your kids active in many different things, we also have to keep in mind that they need time to be a kid too!

What happens when they conflict?
Conflicts will occur when a child is participating in several different activities. When these occur you and your child must determine which to attend. Kennedy does not have a policy demanding attendance. A good rule of thumb is, contests come first, practices come second.

What do I have to do as a parent?
Kennedy Little League is a volunteer run organization and we need our parents to help. We particularly are always looking for those individuals who have a particular skill, like carpentry, electrician, plumber, heavy equipment operator, etc. If you have any of these specialties please contact a board member or fill out the volunteer application online.

 

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