Hi RWCLL T-Ball Families,
Welcome to the 2021 Season of Little League Baseball in Redwood City.
My name is Oak Barrett, and I am the Player Agent for our T-Ball and Wiffle Ball divisions. Please reach out to me (
) for anything player/coach/league/safety related as we begin to get settled into whatever type of season we may have ahead of us.
As I look through the signup report, its great to see so many familar names from last seasons Wiffle and T-Ball divisions, welcome back. For those new to Redwood City Little League, welcome and we are glad you signed up. We all know last year was a unfortunate disapointment, and I think all of us are hoping for the best this season.
Our RWCLL Board will meet again tomorrow night to continue planning our 2021 season, but we will continue to be limited by the latest State, County, City and School District restrictions as we navigate the coming months.
Best case scenario: Full Little League season with practices and games
Mid case scenario: Team / Cohort specific activities (practices, intra-squad games, etc)
Worst case scenario: The season is cancelled.
I am personally optimitstic it will be a mix for Mid case / Best case as the months go on...
Our T-Ball Division currently has 72 players signed up. I would like to keep the rosters at 9 players max. This would equate to 8 teams at our current enrollment. We will most likely get another couple of dozens kids in the coming month or so.
We currently have enough Managers for 6 teams, and Assistant Coaches for 5 of those teams.
So this is my plea for additional Manager/Coach signups.
T-Ball will have one practice and one game a week (in a normal year). Skills wise, all these kids are still learning how to catch/throw/hit, and I wouldn't expect many (if any) will be playing catch with each other. T-Ball coaching is about making practices fun and keeping the kids entertained. I will provide a lot of drills during our Coaching Clinic that will make pracitices (45 minutes) enjoyable for these younger ones. No previous baseball knowledge is needed... being a parent is training enough.
For those interested in Managing/Coaching, please fill out the form found here.
For those interested in being a Team Parent, helping out, etc... please fill out our Volutneer Form found here.
Any adult working with the kids in a coaching or volunteer aspect, must have one of those forms submitted to the League as its part of our insurance policy.
In my experience at least 4 volunteers are needed on Game Day
1. Manager / Coach: Hitting Coach
2. Coach / Volunteer: 1st Base Coach
3. Coach / Volunteer: 3rd Base Coach
4. Coach / Volunteer: Organizing the kids in the dugout getting ready to hit, keeping them safe
So please be sure to fill out one of those forms if you are interested. I really prefer not to have 12 kids per team, as this really extends the length of games (~ 12-18 more at bats), and the kids attention spans begin wandering when the game is too long...
In terms of timing, I will be forming the teams over the next few weeks, and do not expect practices to begin earlier than March.
As a League, we will continue to follow the regulations outlined by the governing bodies, and adjust accordingly during the season.
Thanks all for signing up this year, looking forward to seeing y'all out at the ball park.