Davidsonville Athletic Association is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board whose mission is to promote, encourage, direct and operate athletic programs for the children and youth of the Davidsonville area, Anne Arundel County.
 
 
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South Maryland Little League Kicks Off the 2017 Season with Opening Day on Sunday, April 23 at Bottner Field.

We'll have the usual parade of players, pictures, and skills competitions.

To help with scheduling for the kids and to keep the day a reasonable length for all our parents and players, we will hold the Parade in the MIDDLE of the Opening Day.  Opening Day will kick off with the T Ball and Coach Pitch divisions participating in their skills competitions and getting their pictures, followed by the Parade with all the coaches and players from South Maryland.  After the parade, the older divisions (Machine Pitch to Juniors) will have their pictures and skills competition (if applicable).   

The full schedule of events is located at the bottom of this email and on the DAA Baseball Home Page.

Attire:  Players should be dressed in their team uniform. Cleats are optional - tennis shoes are fine since it's a long day for the kids.  Coaches should wear their SMLL hats and shirts.

What to Bring:  Folding chair.  Sunscreen.  Cash or check for photographs.

What Not to Bring:  Baseballs - there are too many kids for hard baseballs to be thrown.  Feel free to bring a tennis ball for the kids to play catch.

Snack Shack:  Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, water, and other snacks and drinks will be available all day.  Please bring small bills if possible to help make change.

Photographs:  Order forms are distributed with uniforms to each team.  There will be extra order forms at the field.  Please remember Sports Memories only takes CASH OR CHECK as payment.  

Bottner:  Bottner is a United States Air Force Base and we are their guests.  No alcohol, pets, tobacco, or firearms are permitted at Bottner.   Parking is NOT permitted on Bottner road itself, make sure you park inside the gate that leads to the gravel road to the field.  Please obey the speed limit of 5 mph.  

 

Bottner Field Address:

3290 Bottner Rd

Davidsonville, MD (might show on GPS as Gambrills, MD)

**Please navigate to the end of Bottner Road. You will have to weave through road barriers as the field is located on an United States Air Force installation. Just before the gate to the Air Force buildings, take the gravel road on your left. It is VERY important that you obey the speed limits posted.

 

 

Opening Day Ceremonies Schedule:

Time

Item

Event Description

10:30

 All Volunteers

Set up, Food Area, raffle and decoration

11:45

 Check-In for Coaches/Team Parents

 (Tee Ball/Coach Pitch)

Manager, Coaches & Team Parents arrive. Check-In and get Team Package.

12:00

 Players Arrive (Tee Ball/Coach Pitch)

All Tee Ball & Coach Pitch players arrive at Bottner Field. 

12:30

 Games/Skills, Pictures & Food

See Games/Skills/Picture/Snack Shack Schedule for your team/division.

Snack Shack Opens

12:45

 Check-In for Coaches/Team Parents

 (Machine Pitch/Minors/Majors/Juniors)

Manager, Coaches & Team Parents arrive. Check-In and get Team Package.

2:00

 Players Arrive

 (Machine Pitch, Minors, Majors, Juniors)

All Machine Pitch, Minors, Majors, Juniors arrive at Bottner Field. 

2:30

 ALL PLAYERS LINE UP FOR PARADE

Team Parents line up kids in alphabetical order by last name.

2:45

 

 Parade of Teams

Players carry Team Banner and parade onto the field through fence opening (back of left field) onto the outfield.  Coaches line up kids shoulder to shoulder on the outfield grass.

3:00

 Ceremonies & Announcements

Blessing of the players and Fields

- Make sure players take their hats off

Team Introductions (Players & Coaches)

- Have player take one-step forward when introduced and kneel down on one knee. (adults should stand behind the team)

Introduction of Guest, BOD, Umpires & Sponsors

President Leads Little League Pledge

                                I trust in God,

                                I love my country,

                                And will respect its laws.

                                I will play fair and strive to win.

                                But win or lose I will always do my best.

Singing of National Anthem

4:00 -6:00

 Games/Skills, Pictures & Food

See Games/Skills/Picture/Snack Shack Schedule for your team/division

Snack Shack Open

 

 

 

 

Opening Day Schedule: (Tee Ball and Coach Pitch)

Team

   Game Time

  Picture Time

   Snack Shack

    30 Minutes

Tee Ball - Grasshoppers

12:30

1:00

2:00

Tee Ball - Riverdogs

12:30

1:00

2:00

Tee Ball – Timber Rattlers

1:00

12:30

1:30

Tee Ball – Tin Caps

1:00

12:30

1:30

Coach Pitch – Grasshoppers

1:30

2:00

12:30

Coach Pitch – Riverdogs

1:30

2:00

12:30

Coach Pitch – Timber Rattlers                        

2:00

1:30

1:00

Coach Pitch – Tin Caps

2:00

1:30

1:00

 

Opening Day Schedule: (Machine, Minor and Majors)

Team

    Skills Competition

       1 ½ Hours

        Picture Time

     Snack Shack

      30 Minutes

Machine - Nationals

4:00

5:00

5:30

Machine - Orioles

4:00

5:00

5:30

Machine - Cubs

4:00

5:15

5:30

Machine - Pirates

4:00

5:15

5:30

Minors – Indians

4:45

4:00

4:00

Minors – Mariners

4:45

4:15

4:00

Minors – Nationals

4:45

4:15

4:00

Minors – Orioles

4:45

4:30

4:30

Minors - Yankees

4:45

4:30

4:30

Majors – Cardinals           

N/A

4:45

5:00

Majors – Blue Jays

N/A

4:45

5:00

Majors – Royals

N/A

4:45

5:00

Juniors

N/A

4:00

N/A