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Welcome to the Menomonee Falls Little League

Welcome to the Menomonee Falls Little League

Team Parent

Click on the file below to access a copy of the sample that is in your packet for scheduling families.

Sample Schedule Team Parent

Team Parent Responsibilities
MFLL operates primarily through the work of volunteers who donate their time and effort to provide the best possible program for the players.
Thank you for volunteering to be the Team Parent for your player’s team this year. What follows is your list of responsibilities for the season. You will receive 4 hours of volunteer time. In 2021, this will fill your families’ volunteer obligation to the Little League.


DUTIES FOR THE 2021 SEASON:
Team Information Officer
You are first and foremost a liaison between the Manager/Coaches and the parents on your team. If the coach needs information communicated, you are the one he/she will call. It’s helpful to have all parents’ names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. From time to time, you will be asked to pass along important League-related information. Emails sent to you by the Volunteer Coordinator should be forwarded to your team’s families within 24 hours whenever possible. This information is typically non-game related, yet important for the families to receive.

Game Day
Your coaches are relying upon you to coordinate and handle game day responsibilities. This way the coaches focus on the players and not the logistics. Work with your families in any manner of your choosing, to ensure for each game, the following are covered:
1. Field Preparation – all fields, all divisions
At MFLL, the Home team chalks the field prior to each game. The Away team rakes the infield and filling the divots in the batter’s box and around the bases after each game.
2. Bench Parent – TB, AA, AAA divisions
Coaches are busy making the game happen. The younger players need an adult supervising and assisting them in the “dugout” during the game with items like: batting order, who’s up next, on deck, has a batting helmet, etc, taking on and off the catcher’s gear, finding their bats, hats, etc. This season, we will again only be using the dugouts for the batter on deck and batter in the hole. The players will leave their gear spaced apart along the fence outside the dugout and outfield and stay outside the field when not playing.
3. Pitch Count / Scorekeeping – AA through Sr divisions
Some coaches will want the Team Parent to schedule families to do pitch count and scorekeeping. Some coaches do it themselves. Please consult with your coaches to determine if they want assistance with these tasks.
4. Scoreboard on fields LL5 & LL6 – BB Juniors and BB Seniors divisions
Your team is in charge of running the scoreboard if they are the VISITING TEAM ON FIELD #5 or the HOME TEAM ON FIELD #6 – the side that has the best view of the scoreboard. Consult the game schedule on the website as to whether your team is home or visiting. Operating Instructions are located on each scoreboard module at the complex.
5. Team Snacks – TB through ???
Your players will always love snacks. This practice was suspended in 2020, but for 2021, we wanted to bring it back, as long as all snacks are store purchased and nothing made at home. Make sure you inquire about food allergies and share that information with your families.

**Make sure your families are very clear that Game Day tasks Do Not Count for the League Requirement of 4
**hours of volunteering. But they all are still expected to participate. To locate volunteering opportunities
**that are tallied for the league requirement, go to the MFLL website and find the link for SignUp.com.

Changes in 2021:
● Bench Parents could use extra help: Due to Covid-19, we are again not using the dugouts, except for batters on deck. So again this season we are asking the families to participate in monitoring their player outside the playing field fence, when their team is up to bat. For AA through Seniors, only the 3 players next in the batting order will be allowed to be in the dugout with the coaches who are not at first or third base. The rest will be at marked positions along the fencing. Due to this spread out nature, we really need to have all parents help their coaches keep an eye on the players. For TBall, we are asking that the ENTIRE FAMILY sit with their player along the marked locations on the fencing.  These lovely tiny players that live in the joy of the moment are like herding cats, and the coaches really need direct parent participation at the games to assist with physical distancing.
● Individual / Team Pictures: For 2021, we will be having professional pictures again on Saturday April 17th. This year all pictures will be taken only of individual players (coach & their child are still ok) by team. Team pictures will be professionally put together from the individuals. Parents will drop off their child at one door of Ben Franklin Elementary and pick them up at another. Have your players wear their masks until it is picture time.
● About Families Who Opt Out: Families who pay to Opt Out of volunteer hours are not required to complete the League-Related hours. They are expected to contribute to the Team-Related duties. If you have any problems with parents refusing to participate, please contact MFLL President, Kristin, at [email protected] to review on a case by case basis.

Team Fundraiser coordinator
We have a few fundraisers for which the Team Parent is the team contact.
● Candy Bars, back by popular demand
Six boxes will be allocated per team. Each player receives half a box. Each bar is $1, 60 bars per box.  Team Parents are expected to pick up the chocolate bars on Saturday April 10, 9:45am-12:15pm at “The Vault” (UHaul on east side Pilgrim Rd, just north of Silver Spring). Money is due May 1st (cash or check to MFLL).  Brian Rinke, Fundraising Coordinator, or either mailbox at the complex. Do Not Return Candy Bars.
● Restaurant Nights:
Chipotle May 18, 4pm-8pm (tentative)
Pizza Crafters June 24
Cafe Zupa’s July 13, 4pm-9pm (tentative
● Little League Night at American Family Stadium:
Little League Night with the Brewers is currently scheduled for June 15. If it doesn’t get cancelled, you’ll be receiving information when we get it, and what we need to Team Parents to do for their team. Use Game Changer to make Events (you, as Team Parent should have this access like a coach) for your team to help them remember these important dates!

Other Fun Things (optional)
● Team Roster Cards:
Team Parents often make up pocket-sized laminated rosters of the player’s names, uniform number and parent’s names and distribute them to each of the team’s families. This is optional, however it does help promote cohesiveness within the team when everyone knows each other and can cheer for each other’s kids by name.
● Planning End of the Season Party (Optional):
Some teams have a post-season party. These parties can be a potluck at someone’s home, at a park, at a restaurant where everyone pitches in for pizza or subs, or whatever your team decides. This is also a good opportunity for coaches to collect uniforms and league-issued pants from the players when the season is over.

Other dates of Interest:
Opening Day: Monday April 19 (not all teams will play)
MFLL 30th Anniversary Celebration: June 2021, TBD
MF Independence Day Parade: July 3rd, TBD
If you have any questions or concerns, email [email protected] .` Thank You!

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
Email: [email protected]

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