2020 President's Letter & Evaluation Dates

Feb 24, 2020 3:15 PM
Jennifer Polisner

To Our SLL Family,

As I return for my 2nd year of leading Scarborough Little League as President, I feel grateful and honored to serve this great community.  I would like to say thank you to all those who so graciously volunteer their time.  I also want to recognize our board and all of our volunteers, who have worked tirelessly the past few years to make this the best league in the State of Maine. SLL is truly lucky to have so many committed and talented individuals to steer this league forward, and I'm privileged to serve alongside you.

Our 2020 season kicks off THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29th, with evaluations for our older players.  Evaluations will be held at Scarborough High School, and they will be conducted by the HS Softball and Baseball programs.  This is a change from prior year’s evaluations held at The Edge – a change made both due to scheduling difficulties as The Edge has grown, as well as a desire to strengthen the relationship between SLL and the high school baseball/softball programs.  We apologize to those who had been holding Friday as the evaluation date – we have been working with Community Services to coordinate, and could not finalize gym time until the conclusion of the high school basketball season.  We encourage all players to attend the Saturday session, as we will have both gyms during that time.  But for those who cannot, a make-up evaluation will be held (in a single gym) on Monday March 2nd

Because these evaluations are being held in gyms, please have players wear sneakers – NO CLEATS!  See below for evaluation schedules, and plan to have your player arrive 30 minutes before his/her scheduled time to check-in. 

Saturday February 29th Schedule:

8,9 &10 Aged Softball: 9am-10am - Check-in begins at 8:30 AM

11/12 Aged Softball: 10am-11am - Check-in begins at 9:30 AM

9/10 Aged Baseball 11am-12pm - Check-in begins at 10:30 AM

11/12 Aged Baseball 12pm to 1pm - Check-in begins at 11:30 AM

Monday March 2nd Makeup Schedule:

All Softball 6pm – 7pm - Check-in begins at 5:30 PM

9/10 Baseball 7pm – 8pm - Check-in begins at 6:30 PM

11/12 Baseball 8pm – 9pm - Check-in begins 7:30 PM

As we look ahead to the 2020 season, I encourage the community to volunteer and attend as many games as possible. Please remember you are role models and our kids are watching us. Cheer for great plays and great effort, REGARDLESS of team. Accept bad calls by the umpires; they will happen. Encourage players to thank umpires after every game – sometimes we forget that they’re volunteers and do not have the luxury of instant replay. Thank your coaches and team parents. 

I appreciate your ongoing patience as we work through evaluation changes this year, and look forward to seeing all players, coaches and parents.  Go Storm!


Dominic Babine

Scarborough Little League President        

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