Canceled - ALL Winter Clinincs in association with TCW Baseball
Dear Alexandria Little League Parents,
ALL has canceled our plans to conduct a six week winter baseball clinic in association with the T.C. Williams baseball coaching staff this year.
Over the past month we have made dozens of phone calls and exchanged numerous emails with ACPS and other City Agencies in an attempt to use the Minnie Howard gym for our clinics. While ACPS would allow ALL to use the Minnie Howard gym they raised the rental rate from the $50 per hour (what ALL was charged last year) to $285 per hour. That is a 470 percent price increase.
At $285 per hour we are not able to make the clinics economically feasible while maintaining the overall quality of the clinics (i.e. low player to coach ratio)
Below is the response from ACPS to the ALL request to lower the rental rate for the Minnie Howard gym. In the response ACPS has incorrectly stated that Fairfax County charges $212/hr plus related personnel costs. This is incorrectFairfax County actually charges $68 per hour for Middle School Gym plus a per use cleanup fee of $80 or $108 per hour for a high school gym and a per use clean up fee of $128. Fairfax County would waive the one time clean up fee is we picked up after ourselves. Here is the link to the Fairfax County Community Use of Facilities FY 2014 Fee Schedule. Note that ALL is classified in the non-commercial category on page 4.
Again, we are disappointed we will be unable to conduct winter clinics this year. If you have questions please feel free to contact us
January 3, 2014
Alexandria Little League
Dear Mr. Leon:
Thank you for your patience as I researched the details of the request of the Alexandria Little League to operate youth baseball skills camps using the Minnie Howard Gymnasium. Please be assured that the long-term contributions of the Alexandria Little League to youth development in baseball are significant and much appreciated.
As you many know, the Alexandria School Board recently approved a revised policy for the Community Use of School Facilities (KG) and a comprehensive set of regulations (KG-R) that seek to balance valued partnerships with responsible stewardship of taxpayers’ funds. While this policy and its attendant regulations and fees became effective July 1, 2013, they represent many prior months of research and discussion, as well as significant input from various community entities.
In response to your precise request let me clarify several points:
While the City’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (DRPCA) does confirm an “affiliate” relationship with the Alexandria Lacrosse Association, the Alexandria Little League and the Alexandria Soccer Association, this “affiliate” status does not confer exceptions to the rental fee regulations of outside entities, including but not limited to the Alexandria City Public Schools.
DRPCA sponsors its own youth basketball and football programs.
As a non-profit organization that charges fees to participants, the Alexandria Little League falls into Group B of the ACPS Regulations for Community Use of School Facilities:
As a point of reference please note that the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) adjusted its regulations and fees for Community Use of School Facilities, effective June 10, 2013. The details of their regulations, requirements and fees are included in Notice 8420 of the Office of Facilities and Transportation Services. Its fee schedule indicates that use of a high school gymnasium or secondary school gymnasium is invoiced at $212/hr plus related personnel costs. Perhaps the gym rental to which you refer in your email may not be part of the official FCPS facilities.
I hope that this information clarifies the regulations and fee schedule for Community Use of School Facilities for ACPS. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.
Margaret May Walsh, Ed.D.
Chief Policy and Student Services Officer
C: Alvin L. Crawley, Ed.D., Superintendent
Tammy Ignacio, Chief Administrative Officer
William Finn, Director of Facilities
William Chesley, Deputy Director, Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
AAA/Majors Teams are 90% full for Baseball. Register Now
The AAA/Majors Division is 90% full. Register now or risk being placed on the waitlist.
AA teams are 60% full.
Register now to guarantee your spot on a Little League Baseball Team this spring. Teams will fill up fast in the Majors, AAA and AA Divisions. If you register after these positions are filled, you will be placed on a wait list. Majors/AAA and AA Registrations are scheduled to close on February 9th but could close before then if all the positions are filled.
Alexandria Little League (ALL) announces registration for Spring Baseball 2014 for Majors/AAA Divisions and the AA Division.
The Spring season for Majors, AAA and AA will run from the second week of March through the middle of June. Expect to play two games a week, one weeknight game and one game over the weekend usually on Saturday. Teams typically practice twice a week during the season. The games will all be played in Alexandria.
Tryouts and AA Skill Evaluation will be held in February.
Juniors/Seniors Division (boys and girls league ages 13-16 as of April 30, 2014) - $150 per player
Note: Juniors/Seniors Registration will open later this winter.
Family Maximum Fee - $200(for two or more players per household)
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***The baseball registration period for Majors/AAA and AA will be open until February 9, 2014 but a wait-list may be established before then. If you register after Feb. 9th, you will be put on a wait-list. If a spot opens up, you will be enrolled with a $25 late fee***
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P.O. Box 3475
Alexandria VA 22302
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