Warwick Little League Board of Directors would like to post the following information regarding refunds and expenses.
Information about Warwick Little League
Warwick Little League is a non-profit organization. This means that every single dollar received from registration, bonds and fundraisers go directly to the league and the community.
Warwick Little League is run by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are NOT paid employees, we are 100% volunteer. Many of the board members dedicate hundreds of hours per year to help make Warwick one of the premier Little Leagues in the State of New York.
Warwick Little League has expenses. Some of these are directly related to each child registered and other expenses are operational costs that the league incurs thru ought the year.
Some of the fiscal responsibilities that Warwick Little League have are as follows
1) Utilities- Phone, Electric, Propane, Trash, Water
2) Field and Facility Upkeep- Fields in 3 different town locations (7+ fields), sheds, concession stand, batting cages, benches, bleachers
3) Playing Equipment- from balls to catchers gear, training supplies, score books, first aid
4) Maintenance Equipment- In order to properly operate a league, machinery and tools are needed for proper field maintenance. The concession stand, press box, and dugouts are also likely to incur expenses throughout the year.
6) Safety Clinics
These are just some of the expenses that the league incurs
Warwick Little League Refund Policy-
After review of our budget, for the year 2020, the Board decided that a $25 operational fee per child would be deducted from any parents requesting a refund.
Without these funds, the Warwick Little League would not be able to operate and provide the Town of Warwick with Little League Baseball and Softball.
Please take a ride to Memorial Park. Take a look at the fields, and the amazing condition they are currently in.
Take a look at the landscape maintenance that is done weekly. The new painting of buildings, new signage, updated batting cages, etc
Warwick Little League does NOT receive any funds from the Village of Warwick, or the Township of Warwick.
When we turn on the lights at Memorial Park, the town does not pay this fee, Warwick Little League does
When 12 garbage cans are picked up weekly at Memorial Field, the town does not pay for this fee, Warwick Little League does
At the end of each year, Warwick Board of Directors allocates all funds. Most are used to upgrade our facilities and equipment and/or keep next year's registration fee's as low as possible.
Finally, The Warwick Little League website clearly states a refund policy, see below. All children were assigned to teams around March 1st 2020. The Little League Board of Directors decided to "Refund $ to parents and not follow our own policy, considering today's environment.
"Refund Policy: If a player withdraws prior to January 1, a $15 administration fee to cover the costs initially associated with registration will be charged. From January 1 to the day of player assignment to a team, a $25 withdrawal fee will be charged. Once a player is assigned to a team, there will be NO refund."
All are welcome to attend our monthly general meeting to discuss finances, learn more about the league, and hopefully volunteer.
First Tuesday of every month at the American Legion lodge on Forrester Ave. 7:30 Pm
Family Bonds Explained: Fees:
Tee Ball - $105 per player ($100 Family Volunteer Bond. One per family. Returned after four (4) hours of volunteer time)
Softball - Instructional through Senior Division - $145 per player ($100 Family Volunteer Bond. One per family. Returned after four (4) hours of volunteer time)
Baseball - Instructional through Senior Division - $145 per player ($100 Family Volunteer Bond. One per family. Returned after four (4) hours of volunteer time)
Tee Ball Questions:
-All practices in good weather only
-Tball ages 4-6 mixed boys and girls
-Practice 1X durning the week
-1 game during the week
-1 game during Saturday//practices after 3p durning the week and take place at the local schools or at memorial parks LL fields
What will my son or daughter need for equipment when playing?
Warwick Little League provides players with shirts, pants, and hats. They are given out before opening day parade by your manager. We also provide, balls, a tball tee, and all helmets with cages on them. All players are to come with a bat for their age division, a bag to carry their water and equipment in, and glove.
Whats a team manger and coach?
A team mangers sets all practices; times, and places, attends meetings once a month, attends the year draft at the high school, and keeps parents up to date when it comes to LL information. A manger has 2 coaches with them. Coaches can attend the meetimgs if manger is not able, and the coaches help the players in practices and games. All team mangers and coaches must take a safety course and background check.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR CHILD FOR A YOUTH BAT
If you’re shopping for a bat for your kid, the process of measuring will be a little different. If your young player is between 3’ and 3’4”, start with a 26-inch bat and increase the bat size 1 inch for every 4-to-5 inches that they grow. The following steps are the ideal process for determining the correct youth bat size for children:
CHOOSING THE CORRECT LENGTH YOUTH BAT: MEASURE HIS/HER HEIGHT
Be sure you measure with his/her baseball cleats on. Stand a bat next to your child and compare him/her to the bat. The bat should reach, but not exceed, your child’s hip. If it reaches past his/her hip area, it’s going to be too long to swing.
CHOOSING THE CORRECT WEIGHT YOUTH BAT: WEIGH HIM/HER
Weight is a contributing factor to which bat he/she should swing because the little league bat size chart uses a combination of weight and height to determine the best bat choice. In general:
Children under 60 pounds should swing a bat between 26 and 29 inches long
Children weighing more than 70 pounds should swing a bat ranging from 28 to 32 inches long