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Spring 2024 Season

Thank you for your interest in becoming a head/assistant/dugout coach for the Spring 2024 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 4*. There is a lot of information below along with updates for Spring 2024 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.)  All coach's forms can all be found online in our system so please log in to your account in order to complete. These will be under the Volunteer Section.
2.)  Every coach - head, assistant, dugout - must complete the Volunteer Section prior to practices starting each season as these do not automatically roll over from previous seasons.
3.)  These forms must be completed and verified by the Board of 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 maximum numbers listed below per division. 
                              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 - maximum of 5 per team (*this includes your child)
      > Mickey Mantle 18U - maximum of 6 per team (*this includes your child)

      b.)  Assistant/Dugout 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


For the Spring 2024 Season, 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 2024. This background check MUST be completed through the portal that will be provided by Farragut Baseball Inc. The additional information and link will be provided via email to those who are approved to coach for the upcoming Spring 2024 Season. No other outside background checks will be accepted whether through your employer or other leagues including Knoxville City. Individuals must have passed the national security background check within the past two (2) years.

Starting 2024!  Farragut Baseball Inc. will now be working directly with the National Center for Safety Initiatives, LLC (NCSI) regarding coach verification and approval status to help expedite and monitor these more closely. We will continue to provide a comprehensive list to Knox County Parks & Rec prior to the beginning of practices and/or games for the Spring 2024 Season for all coaches and dugout parents. The league will provide further information via email once you have signed up through our website as an assistant or head coach.

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.

If your last national background check was taken prior to Spring 2024, 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.

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 2024 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! If you need assistance obtaining a sponsor, please contact us at the email below.

*The deadline to complete and have submitted to the league is March 18, 2024* 

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 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 division commissioner and Board members.
We anticipate practices for T-Ball and Ozzie Smith to begin March 3-9, 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 player confirmation email or they can be found under LEAGUE INFO & DATES > TENATIVE DATES FOR SPRING 2024.
>   Base/Protected players for an individual team as chosen by a head coach WILL NOT participate in 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.
>   Coaches must contact parents in advance for any base/protected players prior to submitting any coaching forms.
>   Player evaluations will be held prior to practices.
>   A player must be registered in advance to attend the player evaluation.
>   All players will need to be fitted for any uniforms while present at player evaluations.
>   We anticipate practices for 7U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U to start the week of March 3-9, 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 10-16, weather permitting.


The Spring 2024 commissioners for each age division are as follows:
T-Ball (3-4 year olds)
Steven Branson - [email protected]

Ozzie Smith (6U) 
Neil Owens - [email protected]

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

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

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

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

Sandy Koufax (14U)
Joe Nenninger - [email protected]

Mickey Mantle (18U)
Brian Tatum - [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) and family.
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 in February.
3.)   The Spring 2024 Annual Work Day is currently scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 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 coaches and parents!

Thank you again for your consideration in coaching for the Spring 2024 Season!


Steven Branson
President, Farragut Baseball

[email protected]




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