At the end of every season, parents who recently had their child graduate from our program face an emotional time. The family will likely reminisce about the fun you have had at the baseball and softball fields throughout the years. While your child’s playing days may be over, there’s no need for you to leave. The success of Tri-League on a large team of dedicated parents. If you’re like most involved parents, you’ve learned many of the ins and outs of what makes for a successful league over the years. Not having a child actively playing in the league provides you with a unique perspective on how you can assist in our operation, while not having to also play the vital role of being a Tri-League parent. The players who follow in your footsteps can greatly benefit from your knowledge and experiences if you stay engaged.
If you remain in the Tri-League community, you’ll find new ways to appreciate what we have to offer, and, without a child playing, you’ll also have more time to figure out and suggest ways to make our program even better. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to stay in contact with the families and friends you’ve gotten to know. And, you’ll be able to provide support to those families, so they can have the opportunity to enjoy their own Tri-League experiences.
If you are already a Board Member, on our Parent Board or Executive Board consider staying in that position. If you are not a member, but would like to be, talk to us, and express your interest for next season. If being a Board Member is not something you’d consider, there are plenty of other volunteer positions. With the proper background checks, parents can assist with umpiring, helping out in the concession stand at Opening Day, All Star Day Closing Day or fundraisers and many other activities. Parents can also help create fun off-the-field activities and coordinate spirit-wear and signage.
Just because your child has aged out, that doesn’t mean he or she can’t join you in staying involved, as well. They’d enjoy interacting with the friends they’ve made and seeing the coaches and local league officials who have made a positive impact on them.
The Tri-League experience for you and your Little Leaguer extends far beyond that last out in the final game. You’ll always be considered a part of our family, and we hope you can stay involved for many years to come.