Mean Green Win!

In September the championship game of the boys 3rd and 4th grade summer basketball league was held at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center. The Mean Green won the championship 25-21. Congratulations on great team play, hard work, and hustle!

Little League

Fall Ball is under way with a record number of players this year. Many thanks to Jon Starr and Ken Moser for organizing this season. The players are advancing their playing skills in a fun and non-competitive environment every Sunday afternoon. It is hard to believe it is time to start planning our spring season again!

The board has already met to plan the calendar, and a few workgroups are planning additional enhancements for the upcoming season. Would you like to know a little bit more about the division in which your child will play? Did you know you can ask that he or she not be drafted too high for their skill level?

If perhaps your child had a less than desirable experience with one of our managers or coaches, did you know you can request he or she not play with that coach again? Come to the Community Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Community Park Recreation Center for more information from your Little League board members.

Snack Bar Help

Little League needs coordinators to run the snack bar! The past few years, a committee of approximately four parents has organized the snack bar during Little League season. It is now a clean, well-organized, and efficient process, but needs a few people to run it.

With four people, each took turns one night a week and one Saturday a month to be in charge over the course of the four-month season. It is a lot of work, but this job is very rewarding to both you and the players. They love to hang around the snack bar after games and play with their friends.

Volunteers need to be a minimum of 18 years old, unless a few juniors would be interested in using this as next year’s senior project with an adult supervisor. If interested, give me a call at 566-0661.

Registration

Registration forms will be sent to returning players at their 2002 address this month. Registration is also available on a walk-in basis on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Jerabek Elementary School multi-purpose room.

If you are new to the league, we require proof of residence in the 92131 zip code and an original birth certificate. Proof of residence may include your address on the check–the only method of payment–or a current utility bill. Also, be sure to check our website at [www.scrippsranch.com/baseball] for up-to-date information, including field conditions, once practices and games begin.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Community Forum and Saturday, Dec. 7, for registration. If you see any of the more than 20 people responsible for making this organization such a success for nearly 900 players, please smile and offer them a thank you, if not your assistance!

Teri Denhart, President

Scripps Ranch Softball

This fall the Scripps Ranch Softball Association had five teams that played Fall Ball. There were two 12U teams that played in the North County League, and three teams that played in the Mira Mesa League–two 10U and one 8U team. All of the teams did extremely well. Games were only played on Sundays, with minimal practice time during the week.

The interest keeps growing each and every year with more girls wanting to play in the off-season. However, there is a shortage of available coaches. As a result, some players are turned away. Hopefully, in the coming years as the popularity of Fall Ball increases, so will the number of coaches.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14, for registration for spring softball. Registration will be held at Jerabek Park from 10 am-1 pm both days. Returning players will be mailed a registration packet. After completing the registration form it can then be mailed in or dropped off at the registration desk on the above dates. The league’s website is [www.eteamz.com/srsa], where you can also download the registration form.

So, get out those gloves and warm-up those bats because softball is just around the corner. The season will start before you know it!

Mary Nasland, SRSA