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http://ripkentournaments.com/

And if so, what were your thoughts and impressions?

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Fundraising ideas / Last time, I promise fellow mokan folks
« on: March 07, 2012, 05:44:08 AM »
Please join the Patriots 1st annual March Madness fundraiser bracket pool.  The money raised will go to help fund the 2012 season expenses.  Thank you!  The boys appreciate all your support.
 
The pot is potentially worth $500!!!  Enter multiple brackets for only $10 each !!!   Payment is easy.  Cash Check or paypal.
 
Good Luck and here are the details.
 
We will payout as follows:
 
Prize pool will be 40% of the proceeds split (50%-30%-20% for 1st, 2d and 3rd place up to the following 1st place-$500 2nd Place $250 and 3rd place $50. Payouts will be sent via mail after the tourney.
 
Cost:             
    $10 fee per bracket. You can enter as many times as you like however CBS sportsline will only let you enter up to 3 brackets per email address ($30)  If you want to enter more than three simply use another email address.  You can set up free email addresses with yahoo or gmail very easily.
Payment: 
     Cash Check or paypal.
        Paypal link admin@cocardfhp.com
        If paying with check make payable to KC Patriots
 All payments must be accounted for before the tip off of the first game, or the bracket will not count
 
Getting Started
Forward me your email address along with number of brackets and payment method.  We will forward you a link to CBS Sportsline with a password to get you signed up. You will need a Sportsline account-easy to do same day. On March 12th, after the brackets are announced, you just follow the link you were sent and make your picks. Points will be awarded progressively through 6 rounds (play in game doesn't count) We will use a score prediction for the championship game as a tie breaker. The prize pool is listed above. Good Luck !
 
   We will accept entries up until tip off of the first game.
   Will also take manual entries without an email address.  But I must have a completed paper bracket no later than tip off of the first game.
   Anyone playing can log on anytime during the tournament using the link and password and check their progress
   Be sure to check your junk mail if you do not get the invite in your inbox.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions
 
Thank you very much !  Good Luck

stacyderks@kc.rr.com

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such as which are the designated All-State tournaments?  This is copied from the site
http://www.kcsports.org/all--state-games.html if you are not familiar.  Anyone have any additional details on this????
The first annual USSSA MO-KAN All State Tournament will be held on July 27 and 28, 2012 (July 29 is reserved as a rainout day). Ages 9 through 14.

There will be multiple ways for players to be nominated for MO-KAN All-State.

At designated All-State tournaments throughout the season, All-Tournament teams will be selected by the tournament director. Those players are automatically nominated for the MO-KAN All-State team.

(The tournament director will post the All Tournament Team when posting the scores and order of finish for the tournament at www.usssa.com.)

At the designated All-State tournaments, coaches will be asked to nominate players based on the team's order of finish.

     o The first place team will nominate 5 players.

     o The second place team will nominate 4 players.

     o The third place team will nominate 3 players.

     o The fourth place team will nominate 2 players

     o All remaining teams will nominate 1 player.

(These nominations must be submitted to the tournament director immediately following the tournament.)

Players will also receive an automatic nomination by being selected for the All Tournament Team at any Missouri or Kansas State Championship. (The tournament director will post the All Tournament Team when posting the State Championship scores and order of finish for the tournament at www.usssa.com.)

Each nominated player who is selected and who returns the All-State form with payment will receive a numbered All-State tee shirt for play, an All-State certificate, and will be listed on www.kcsports.org as an All-State player.

Eligible players will be divided into teams and play in a round robin tournament. Players will be placed on teams on the day of the All-State Tournament. Players whose parent is a coach for the All-State team will be placed on their team. All other players will be divided equally according to positions, classifications, etc.

There will be 2 separate tournaments; there will be a Major/AAA tournament for selected Major and AAA players and a AA/A tournament for selected AA and A players.

Each player will pay a $75 fee.

All classifications can be nominated (Major, AAA, AA, A)

Selection of players will be done by tournament directors and State Director.

ALL STATE TEAM MANAGERS

Managers and their assistants whose teams win the State Championship will be the first choice to coach in the All State Games. Runner-Up will be next in line.

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Fundraising ideas / Have I got a deal for you.
« on: January 18, 2012, 07:58:48 AM »
So, we are having our annual Fund Raising Poker Tournament coming up February 17th.
We will have many different types of door prizes that are being given away, silent auction with some really cool stuff, all you can eat barbecue, bingo and of course poker.
Buy in is $50 plus $20 buy ins.  So, contact me to buy a ticket and I will sell it to you for $30 and put in the extra $20 myself.  If you buy in, you will in effect get twice the chips for the normal $50 buy in.
Just can beat this deal:)
Let me know if you would like to assist and remember, it is for the kids ;D
stacyderks@kc.rr.com
stacy.derks@garmin.com

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Fundraising ideas / Items for Fund Raising Raffle/Silent Auction
« on: December 05, 2011, 12:34:55 PM »
I think we should all pool together to help each other out.  How about starting a list of places that you have found will donate an item(s) for a raffle/silent auction.  I have received from the following  recently, if you ever find anyone that also will donate, add to the list.  This can help anyone that is having such an event gain the much needed funds for their teams.

KC Chiefs
KC Royals
St. Louis Cardinals
Jaegers Paint Ball
The Country Club Plaza (contact the Plaza Customer service.  We received a 3 foot by 5 foot banner that they usually hang from the light poles as a donation.
Chipotle
The Gas Light Grill
Build a Bear
Chicago Bears (sent a nice plaque)
http://www.fundraisingrides.org/  Hot air balloon rides that you auction, cost you nothing up front.

There are others but I will start my list short.  Another hint, if you are in charge of finding items for a donation/silent auction and do not have the time like myself to go place to place looking, start at
google.  A search term of Donation Request Form Kansas City will find many different places to contact.
This is an example of the banner.
Anyone have anything to add??????????





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General Discussions / Turf
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:59:10 AM »
Anybody have any extra astro turf or padding that can be used to create a sort of indoor door facility?
My sons team is trying to put together an indoor winter facility but needs some turf for an infield as opposed to concrete.   Anyone know of a free or inexpensive source for anything that may help?

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General Discussions / Winter Hitting Leagues
« on: September 27, 2011, 09:15:22 AM »
I do not believe our team is doing any type of winter hitting/pitching league.  Does anyone know if there is a winter hitting league available that an individual or a couple of players can sign up for and get assigned to a team?  Most I have seen has the entire team sign up. 
I would prefer South KS or South OP if possible.

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General Discussions / Thumbs Up to 3upn3downkc.com
« on: September 01, 2011, 07:37:42 AM »
To anyone that is interested, 3upn3downkc.com is an excellent avenue if you are looking to have your child gain some good lessons.  Granted, only been there 1 time, but going back again.  My son has been to other instructors that he either did not click with or just did not get through to younger kids well.  Jason was outstanding with my son and when the comment of "I can not wait to try out the new things he told me tomorrow at practice" comes out, you know it was a good day ;D
Big thanks goes out to Jason for the help and looking forward to future pitching lessons as well.

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General Discussions / Cooperstown Tournaments
« on: July 21, 2011, 05:36:05 AM »
Has anyone here ever done a trip to Coopertown to play in a tournament and if so what were your thoughts or impressions?
http://www.cooperstowndreamspark.com/cdpopening.asp

If I were a kid I think I would love to go done something like this

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Parents Corner / coaching poll
« on: July 12, 2011, 11:31:44 AM »
So, at least for the most part your 2011 season is over and I am sure your son/daughter had a great time playing ball this year ;D
How would you rate how well your teams coaches did overall, including life preparation, fundamentals,
atmosphere, etc.   Keep in mind, most youth coaches are volunteers and do the best job that they can, and are not paid coaches who can spend all day everyday preparing young men and women to play ball. :D  Sometimes it is too bad more youth parents did not realize this but so it goes.
I can say my sons coaching staff was outstanding!!!!!! It did not necessarily result in all wins but many valuable lessons were learned this season for which I am grateful. 

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General Discussions / hawaiian hitfest
« on: May 09, 2011, 12:22:51 PM »
Anyone familiar with this tournament that is coming up at Blue Valley?  This will be my first year and have heard that everyone decorates the dugouts and wears Hawaiian themed outfits.  Is for the entire tournament or just on Saturday and what type of dug out decorations are suitable.  Anyone know of a place that has pictures of years past events?

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Parents Corner / What say you??
« on: March 09, 2011, 10:32:22 AM »
So, this is just hypothetically speaking of course, but curious on what type of reaction you would have.
Your son, say he is 11, is on a new team this year.  The team is quite good and half are returning players from last year.  There are a total of 4 coaches all with kids on the team.  The head coach and 1 assistance is excellent, the other two are the I am there for my kid type of coach)  The team started practicing indoors in December.
It is now middle of March, you have put forth the time, effort and money (based on initial payments for league fees, fundraisers, etc) and the first tournament of the year is coming up.
Your child has performed very well in practices but is kind of timid around new people and takes time to "show" what they are really made of.  The first tournament comes around and your child (out of 11 on the team) is sitting a majority of the time so that a coaches boy can play or someone that was on the team last year even though the talent is better with your own.
You have talked with the head coach on a few occasions and it is pretty much the head coach decision on who plays where, as it should be (a head coach can not be influenced by parents) but you feel the assistant coaches are making the decisions.  By this time it is first of April.  Not really a good time to find a new team based on rosters being full, money and time put towards current team etc.  

What do you tell your child so that they do not get dejected and not like the sport any longer?
How do you handle the team when maybe 1 or 2 players are being sat in lieu of players that have dads as coaches?
How do you handle your own emotions to keep them from boiling over?
PS, your child has always been one of the best on their team as voted on by other coaches based on all star games, team invites and comments not just "my kid is the best" parent syndrome

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General Discussions / Need to build team web site??
« on: February 08, 2011, 10:29:33 AM »
Here are some places you may look at for building a method to communicate with your team easily, schedules, stats, etc all in one place.

http://www.teamsnap.com/
 Free site

http://www.eteamz.com/
 the old reliable  Free and Pay options

http://www.teamopolis.com/
 Free and Pay options

http://www.hometeamsonline.com/sportswebsites/?

http://www.leaguelineup.com/
 I have used this one and setup and operation is very easy

http://teamcommunicate.com/
 Pay site $19.99 per month per team

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