apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson, in the spring, a young man's fancy lightly
turns to thoughts of baseball. And so it is for boys and girls in Kodiak, as the 2010 Little League season gears up.
Sign-up is open now through April 24th for all levels, from
preschoolers playing T-Ball, to teens playing highly competitive baseball and
from the league were on KMXT's Jock of the Rock Saturday to talk about the upcoming
season. Coach James Arnold says there are many levels of play for every level
of age and skill.
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break it down ... at all different levels.")
is managing the T-Ball League for the younger kids:
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started a new rule ... is what you're teaching them.")
To help the
littlest players learn and enjoy the game, the T-Ball League has no outs
kids play two innings where both teams get to bat through their order.
emphasized that even though Little League does overlap with soccer a
during the season, the schedules are such that youngsters can
both, and she hopes that will lift the number of players this year:
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had a decrease ... like it is in machine pitch.")
estimates that at least 200 kids play at all levels, but that there's
room for more, and with just a dozen players per team, he says everyone
play. No matter how many kids turn out to play, he says the league
volunteers to make it all happen:
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we like at least ... There ya go!")
registration deadline is on April 24th, and there will be
on April 10th and the 24th. All the details you
at the Kodiak Teen Center downtown near the post office.