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Thank you for your interest in head/assistant coaching for the Fall 2019 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 is greatly appreciated and you will be able to make a significant impact on a 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. The deadline to do so is Friday, August 2, 2019.  This is a lot of information, be sure to read in it's entirety.
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.


New for Fall 2019 – Online Forms!!! All the previous forms that were paper copies are now available 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 players for your team. A maximum of 6 players for Ozzie Smith 6U - Mickey Mantle 18U!
      b.     Ozzie Smith: Starting Fall 2019, be sure to note the limit of 6 protected/requested players per team!
      c.      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 this is a Knox County Parks & Rec and Farragut Baseball Inc. rule and policy. This Knox County rule went into effect in January 2014 and is used for all school and recreational sports within the county.

You may have completed this background check in previous seasons with Farragut Baseball, through other Knox County team sports, or have this done annually through your employer. If these or similar situations apply, make sure to provide the following:
1.     Please indicate in an email to your appropriate league commissioner including dates and other related details.
2.     If done so through other Knox County sports, please be sure to provide the year/season/sport this was completed.
3.     If through your employer, provide the proper documentation that may be obtained from your employer’s Human Resources office.

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 Fall 2019 season for all coaches and dugout parents. If this is not completed or 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 prior to Fall 2017, you will need to complete 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.





Hank Aaron 7U - Roberto Clemente 8U - Willie Mays 10U Leagues - Pee Wee Reese 12U - Sandy Koufax 14U:

>   NEW FOR FALL 2019!  ALL PLAYERS (base/protected or those being drafted) must come to the fields during the date and time noted on the "Tentative Dates for Fall 2019 Season" to participate in player evaluations!
>   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. However, this will not affect base players' team placement--this is simply to allow Farragut Baseball to fairly evaluate each team's skill level and needs prior to the season.
>   Player evaluations will be held prior to practices. Go to the League Info & Dates tab and find the "Tentative Dates for Fall 2019" for dates and times. All Fall 2019 player evaluations will be held at the Farragut Baseball fields.
>   A player must be registered in advance to attend the player evaluations.
>   All players will be fitted for jerseys while present.
>   Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, and Willie Mays:  We anticipate practices for these leagues starting the week of August 11th, weather permitting.
>   Pee Wee Reese and Sandy Koufax:  We anticipate practices for these leagues starting after August 15th, weather permitting.

 

The Fall 2019 commissioners for each league are as follows:
  
Mickey Mantle (18U)
Brian Tatum - [email protected]
 
Sandy Koufax (14U)
Dan Archer - [email protected]

Pee Wee Reese (12U)
Quinn Windham - [email protected]

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

Roberto Clemente (8U)
Tim Hedrick - [email protected]

Hank Aaron (7U)
Steve McLean - [email protected]

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

T-Ball (3-4 year olds)
TBA - [email protected]




IMPORTANT NOTE for the Spring 2020 season:
For those coaching in Hank Aaron (7U) and above leagues, a team sponsor must be secured ($300, good for all of Spring and Fall 2020 seasons). Please plan in advance and work with the league to make sure we get these in on time so that all banners, sponsor logos, and other information can be collected and ready for the start of the season. *The deadline to complete and have submitted is March 31, 2020.*

The following forms for sponsorship are found under Coach's Corner must be completed and emailed to the appropriate league commissioner (located at the bottom of the page) and the League Development Coordinator, Leann Collier, at [email protected]

1.     Sponsorship Form
2.     Sponsor Banner Layout Info

If you have a parent, local business contact, or own a personal business that would like to consider being a team or league sponsor to assist the league with expenses please contact Leann Collier at the email address listed above.

  



Other important information and dates:
1.   If you know of any player that may need financial assistance with the upcoming season, please contact only myself or Sara Branson at [email protected].  This is in order to protect the confidentiality of the family and information involved.
2.   There will be a mandatory league meeting for coaches on Sunday, August 4, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. 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.
3.   There will be a coaching clinic provided for coaches, head or assistant, on Sunday, August 11, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. This clinic will cover everything from hitting, fielding, pitching, and practice session mechanics to help coaches of all age groups. There will be a Sign-Up Genius sent out to coaches prior to this event.
4.   The Fall 2019 Annual Work Day will be held on Saturday, August 10, 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, not just 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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