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Spring 2023 Season

Thank you for your interest in becoming a head/assistant/dugout coach for the Spring 2023 Season at Farragut Baseball! It is because of individuals like you that our league is able to provide recreational baseball for age groups 3-18 so thank you in advance. Your time and dedication are greatly appreciated and you will be able to make a significant impact on more than one child this season!

The following text contains pertinent information that must be read, forms completed, and submitted to the league for consideration in coaching this season and the deadline to do so is Sunday, February 5. There is a lot of information below so be sure to read in its entirety. Please note that an inquiry or submission of a coaching form application or any other coaching forms by any individual does not guarantee a coaching spot in any age division. For consideration on becoming a coach this season, follow the steps listed below. 

1.  Every coach - head, assistant, dugout - must complete the four (4) online forms listed below. These must be completed prior to practices starting each season as these do not automatically roll over.
2.  NEW!  Starting in Spring 2023, all coach's forms can all be found online in our system, please log in to your account in order to complete. These will be under the Volunteer section.
3.  These forms must be completed and verified by Farragut Baseball in order to be considered for coaching for the upcoming season.
4.  While we do our best to work with everyone that applies, we cannot guarantee or reserve a team for anyone in any age division.
5.  Failure to complete forms in a timely manner and/or comply with the listed policies, codes, and responsibilities set forth by Knox County Parks & Recreation and/or Farragut Baseball Inc. may result in loss of coaching opportunity, regardless of returning or new coaches, as well as suspension or forfeiture from coaching and any other necessary actions and discipline deemed appropriate.

1.     Farragut Baseball Inc. Coach Application - this is incorporated with your account information and the section "Additional Info".
a.)  Head coaches - List the names of the base/protected players for your team with the max numbers listed per division below. 
NOTE:  The total base players must include your child.
MUST READ:  Placing a player's name on your "keeper" list does not register them and DOES NOT guarantee them a registration spot! It is the head coach's responsiblity to make sure to (a) contact the parents to gain permission to place their child as a base/protected player on their team and (b) make sure that player gets registered on time and before an age division gets filled.

> T-Ball 4U - maximum of 8 per team (this includes your child)
> Ozzie Smith 6U - maximum of 6 per team (this includes your child)
                > Hank Aaron 7U, Roberto Clemente 8U, Willie Mays 10U - maximum of 3 per team (this includes your child)
> Pee Wee Reese 12U - maximum of 4 per team (this includes your child)
> Sandy Koufax 14U and Mickey Mantle 18U - maximum of 6 per team (this includes your child)

      b.)  Assistant coaches - List the name of the head coach for whom you are assisting or leave blank if uncertain.
      c.)  Read and confirm the article Please Note.

2.     Knox County and Farragut Baseball Inc. Sports Code of Conduct
3.     Coach Sudden Cardiac Arrest Act Document
4.     Coach Concussion Policy

National Background Security Check

EVERY head coach, assistant coach, and dugout coach MUST complete a national background security check
as required by Knox County Parks & Recreation. This Knox County rule went into effect in January 2014 and is used for all school and recreational sports within the county and must be completed and verified prior to the start of practices for Spring 2023. This background check MUST be completed through the Knox County portal as required by Knox County Parks & Recreation. No other outside background checks will be accepted whether through your employer or other leagues including Knoxville City. Individuals must pass the Knox County national security background check within the past two (2) years.

A comprehensive list will be provided from Farragut Baseball to Knox County Parks & Rec for verification and approval prior to the beginning of practices and/or games for the Spring 2023 Season for all coaches and dugout parents. If your background check is not successful, you will not be able to coach for the season or any other future season until this has been completed or your status has changed.

NOTE:  If your last national background check was taken prior to Spring 2021, you will need to submit a new one as they expire after two (2) years. Also, by Knox County policy, a reminder that any dugout coaches or “dugout moms/dads” that are assisting players on a regular basis on the field or in the dugout MUST complete the background check as well, no exceptions. *Youth under the age of 18 that assist with practices are not required to take a background check.

Click on the link below to submit for your background check:
Knox County Parks and Recreation Background Check - Farragut


As in previous years, those coaching in Hank Aaron (7U) and above leagues must secure a team sponsor ($300 = good for all of Spring and Fall 2023 seasons). Please plan in advance and work with the league to make sure to get these in on time so that all banners, sponsor logos, and other information can be collected and ready for the start of the regular season games. If you have a parent(s) on the team, local business contacts, or own a personal business that would like to consider being a team or league sponsor please let us know!
*The deadline to complete and have submitted to the league is March 19, 2023* 

The Sponsorship Form can be found in two locations in the (a) Coach's Corner or (b) Donations and Sponsorships and must be completed online. If you or your sponsor have any questions, please contact the League Development Coordinator, Leann Collier at the following:  [email protected]

Information on Player Evaluations and Practices:

T-Ball 4U - Ozzie Smith 6U:
 There are no player evaluations for these leagues, players are placed on teams accordingly by the league president and league commissioner.
> We anticipate practices for these leagues starting the week of March 5 - 11, weather permitting.

Hank Aaron 7U - Roberto Clemente 8U - Willie Mays 10U Leagues - Pee Wee Reese 12U - Sandy Koufax 14U:
>   The dates for player evaluations are provided in your confirmation email or can be found under LEAGUE INFO & DATES > TENATIVE DATES FOR SPRING 2023.
>   Base/Protected players for an individual team as chosen by a head coach (coaches will notify parents in advance) WILL NOT participate in the the actual player evaluations. However, they must stop by to be fitted for uniforms in order for the correct sizes to be ordered and distributed.
>   Player evaluations will be held prior to practices.
>   A player must be registered in advance to attend the player evaluations.
>   All players will need to be fitted for jerseys and pants while present.
>   We anticipate practices for these leagues starting the week of March 5-11, weather permitting.

Mickey Mantle 18U:
> There are no player evaluations for this league, players are placed on teams accordingly by the league commissioner and Board members.
> We anticipate practices starting the week of March 12-18, weather permitting.


The Spring 2023 commissioners for each age division are as follows:
Mickey Mantle (18U)
Brian Tatum - [email protected]
Sandy Koufax (14U)
Joe Nenninger - [email protected]

Pee Wee Reese (12U)
Kevin Greer - [email protected]

Willie Mays (10U)
Shawn Bennett - [email protected]

Roberto Clemente (8U)
Blake Disher - [email protected]

Hank Aaron (7U)
Meghan Turvey - [email protected]

Ozzie Smith (6U) 
Holly Christianson - [email protected]

T-Ball (3-4 year old)
Lindsey McLouth - [email protected]

Other important information and dates:
1.   If you know of any player that may need financial assistance with the upcoming season, the league wants to help! Please contact only myself at [email protected] or Sara Branson at [email protected] in order to protect the confidentiality of the player(s), family, and any other information involved.
2.   There will be a mandatory league meeting for coaches to be held prior to practices beginning. Each team in each age division, T-Ball - Mickey Mantle, must have a minimum of one coach representative, preferably the head coach. All assistant coaches are welcome. There will be a Sign-Up Genius sent out to coaches prior to this event via email. More information will be provided by late January.
3.   The Spring 2023 Annual Work Day is currently scheduled for Saturday, March 4, starting at 8:00 am. We need to have a minimum of 3-4 adult representatives from each team as more hands make less work. This is for all parents and coaches!

Thank you again for your consideration in coaching for the Spring 2023 Season!


Steven Branson
President, Farragut Baseball
[email protected]


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