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*Spring 2022 Season*

Thank you for your interest in head/assistant coaching for the Spring 2022 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 20. There is a lot of information to follow, be sure to read in its entirety. Please note that an inquiry or submission of a coaching form application or other coaching forms by any individual does not guarantee a coaching spot in any age division.

Failure to complete forms in a timely manner and to 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.


Online Forms!!!  Starting back in Fall 2019, we converted all the previous paper forms to online to make the process faster and easier for everyone! Each form must be completed, electronically signed, and submitted to the league. The following forms can all be found on the website under Coach’s Corner > Online Forms:

1.     Farragut Baseball Inc. (FBI) Coach Application
     
a.)  Head coaches - List the names of the base/protected players for your team - please note the changes made in Fall 2021 that will also apply for Spring 2022*
> T-Ball - up to 11 for a single 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.
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

In addition to the forms listed above, 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 prior to the start of practices. In addition, every individual who plans to coach at Farragut Baseball (and any Knox County park affiliation) MUST complete the National Background Check 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 2022 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 2020, 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.



TEAM SPONSORS for 2022

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 2022 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 28, 2021* 

These Sponsorship Form is found under either (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 6-12, weather permitting.


Hank Aaron 7U - Roberto Clemente 8U - Willie Mays 10U Leagues - Pee Wee Reese 12U - Sandy Koufax 14U:
>   ALL PLAYERS (base/protected or those being drafted) must take part in player evaluations during the date and time posted on the Tentative Dates for Spring 2022 Season.
>   Base/Protected players for an individual team as chosen by a head coach (coaches will notify parents in advance) WILL TAKE PART in the player evaluations as well, no exceptions. This will not affect base players' team placement--this is simply to allow all coaches to see each player and team's skill level and needs prior to the season.
>   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 provide information for their sizes on jerseys while present.
>   We anticipate practices for these leagues starting the week of March 6-12, 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 20-26, weather permitting.

 

The Spring 2022 commissioners for each league are as follows:
  
Mickey Mantle (18U)
Brian Tatum - [email protected]
 
Sandy Koufax (14U)
Quinn Windham - [email protected]

Pee Wee Reese (12U)
Joe Nenninger - [email protected]

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

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

Hank Aaron (7U)
Brett Huebner - [email protected]

Ozzie Smith (6U) 
Eric Roberts - [email protected]

T-Ball (3-4 year old)
Andre Therrien - [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 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.
3.   The Spring 2022 Annual Work Day is currently scheduled for Saturday, March 5, from 8:00 am until completion. We need to have a minimum of 3-4 adult representatives from each team as more hands make less work. Please note: this is for all parents to assist coaches!



Thank you again for volunteering your time and efforts to assist the players learn more about the game, improve their skills, and have fun on the field!


Thanks,

Steven Branson
President, Farragut Baseball
[email protected]

    

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