Following is important information about our programs, including participant ages and general season timing.
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FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAM
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Doug Crist PhotographyWe know how tough it can be to watch the game and try to snap photos of your player. Even tougher when you are a coach or helper - and in our small organization, we are all helping at one time or another.
Enter Doug Crist - he has been working with the RAA for the past few years to capture great images of our participants.
The photos are stored on his secure website - your coaches can give you access passwords so you can peruse the photos and purchase what you like.
Basketball Registration is Closed
Thank you to everyone who registered to play basketball this season. We are working hard to compile the registration information and will be holding player drafts soon.
Players will be contacted within a couple of weeks with their team assignments and practice schedule.
Season games start right after New Years so stay tuned for more information.
Thinking of getting a new bat? MUST READ!
At the RAA, we are governed by Little League rules. Recently, the Little League has revised their rules on composite bats. In a nutshell, some composite bats are now illegal for use in Little League play. The measurement for composite bat "springiness", originally measured when the bat was brand new and not broken in was not an accurate real-world measurement of these bats. Once the bats are broken in, many exceed the rating on the bat making them illegal for use in Little League sanctioned programs. So if you are shopping for a new bat, check the these links to make sure that the bat you are interested in is a legal bat.
Note: Little League rules govern players up to and including 12 year old boys.
BBCOR Bat Rule for Colt & High School aged players
There was a recent change to the bat rules governing high school aged players. Just as we saw with Little League, the technology has taken over and the baseballs are coming off of bats with more and more trampoline effect. To combat this,the NFHS who governs high school play has adopted a new standard for their bats - BBCOR.
BBCOR stands for Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution. This new rule is designed to make non-wood bats even more wood-like in their performance. All BBCOR bats can be easily identified by the BBCOR mark. The start date for required use of BBCOR bats depends on the barrel material of the bat and the level of play. College Level: January 1, 2011 (composite & aluminum) High School Level: July 7, 2010* (composite), January 1, 2012 (aluminum) *Per NFHS rule change announcement. Please refer to NFHS web site to confirm.
BBCOR bats are currently only available as big barrel bats with a -3 drop. This is a size/weight requirement for High School teams and up only. BBCOR bats will be advertised as such and will be clearly marked on the barrel with an image similar to that shown above.
Attention all new Managers and Coaches!!
These forms are for background checks for criminal records and child abuse history clearance.
Please note - this only needs to be done once.
Prospective coaches need to fill out both forms and return them to an RAA representative. The RAA will handle submitting the forms and the associated fees. These will be resubmitted periodically in the future to keep our clearance verification up to date.