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The official website of Grosse Pointe Park Little League
There is lots of work to be done to prepare the fields for the season so please come help us!
We need parents and kids to get our fields in tip top shape for the season opener.
When: Saturday, April 4th
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Food and beverages will be provided!
Field captains will be assigned to direct adult volunteers on areas needing attention. Children volunteer activities will be more passive.
Contact Craig Stafford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and/or concerns.
GPPLL SPIRIT WEAR
We are excited to announce a new online Grosse Pointe Park Little League spirit wear shop enabling you to design your own custom GPPLL spirit wear.
The shop, Albatross Embroidery, is a local Grosse Pointe Park, located at 14927 Charlevoix Street Contact Jenny or Sandy at
A Company that offers many customization options and will show an on-screen sample of how the GPPLL logos or lettering will appear on their spirit wear products you are interested in. They also handle any customer service issues for orders placed through their online shop. All purchases made through this site can be picked up at their store.
Proceeds from our spirit wear assist GPPLL in providing the best community baseball and softball programs in the country.
2015 Michigan District Six Umpire Clinics
GPP Umpire Clinics
Break out your parkas as we will be having our Annual Little League District Wide Field Mechanic Clinics to discuss the mechanics of umpiring Little League Baseball and Softball (1 and 2 -person crews) on the following dates and at the following locations.
· Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Shelby Township Ford Field Park Field #2, 7460 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI 48317. For a map to the field open this link https://plus.google.com/116503526246191849930/about?gl=us&hl=en#116503526246191849930/about?gl=us&hl=en
· Sunday, April 19, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Kerby Diamond #3 (the field adjacent to the in-line skating rink), along the north side Kerby between Mack and Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. For a map to the field open this link https://plus.google.com/103128292109394243967/about?gl=us&hl=en#103128292109394243967/about?gl=us&hl=en
This clinic is for all umpires, league board members and/or managers within Michigan District Six.
I will be sending reminder emails as we get closer to the dates and umpires only need to attend one of these clinics, not both. Please note that the field mechanics clinic are free to all attendees.
Based on the feedback from the leagues we provide umpiring services to and thanks to Stray Corrado stepping up and taking a more active role in working with me as the District UIC, this year we are updating our district umpire training program to include a three part series for newer/younger umpires (3 years or less of experience).
The contents that are planned to be covered during these sessions, as they relate to Little League Baseball and Softball, are;
· Field Positions
· Set Positions
· Working the Plate
· Slot Position
· Strike Zone Philosophies
· Check List and Topics to Discuss at pre-game meeting
· Umpire Communication during a game
· Call Diagrams
· Umpire to Umpire Signals
· Key Communication Terminology
· Principles of Umpiring
· Understanding of Common Rules
· Myths of Baseball/Softball
· Handling Conflicts
· Guidelines to avoid trouble
· Case Studies
These training sessions will be held on March 25th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 58 South Wilson (Between Cass & Church Street), Mount Clemens, MI 48043.
IF YOU HAVE 3 YEARS OR LESS OF EXPERIENCE: Please contact me by January 20th to let me know if you be attending these sessions (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU WANT TO MOVE UP TO HIGHER LEVELS) so we can plan accordingly for handouts, number of trainers, etc. Also, please pass this information along to any of your friends/relatives that may be interested in umpiring this year.
IF YOU MORE THAN 3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT, COME TO ANY OF THESE SESSIONS!!! I will still be scheduling our usual district wide rule and field mechanic clinics for all umpires (I will send out separate emails for these clinics once they have been scheduled), but these sessions are specifically being prepared for newer umpires and getting them started or putting them back on the right track.
Lastly, please let me know if you plan to return this year at your earliest convenience.
Little League has established a New Age Determination Date that will adjust your child's "baseball age" This will affect children born after May 1st, 2005.
Please keep in mind that this is a new Little League International rule and NOT a GPPLL local rule.
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