At Thurmont Little League (TLL), there truly is no off-season! Even though Fall Ball has been over for a few months, and the spring season is still several weeks away, the board of directors has been hard at work with preparations and improvements for the upcoming year.
This year, a new president, Keith Myers, has taken over the duties from outgoing President Jeremy Johnson. This is Keith’s second time around with TLL. He coached his son from tee-ball to majors, and now has the privileged opportunity to fulfill the same role with his grandson. Previously on the TLL board, Keith held several other positions, including vice president of the Minor and Major Divisions. Jeremy will remain on as vice president of the Minors Division. Other new board members for 2020 include: Jenn Cregger—Player Agent, Carrie Laird—Team Mom Coordinator, and Blaine Young—Umpire in Chief. TLL would not be possible without a fantastic group of volunteers, and they are thankful to every one of them for their dedicated service.
The board members aren’t the only ones keeping busy this off-season. Close to 50 TLL players from all age groups have been participating in the Winter Baseball Clinic at Mount Saint Mary’s University. This is an excellent opportunity to get lessons from college coaches and players, and for our youth athletes to keep their skills sharp during the winter.
This off-season, the TLL Facebook page promoted a new tagline/slogan contest. They reached out to the community for input on a new tagline that best captured what TLL is all about. After narrowing the choices down to the top 16, a bracket-style voting process was held, which eventually led to the selection of the new TLL tagline: “Small town teams, big league dreams!” The board will use this tagline in future marketing and branding, and it will be painted on several of the dugouts around the complex. Congrats to Ryan Tokar on submitting the winning tagline!
Spring registration for the 2020 season is now open. Please visit
www.tllbaseball.com for more information. There will also be in-person
registration at Roy Rogers in Thurmont on February 4, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Opening day is planned for April 14, and we encourage everyone to attend!