What is going on with Jonesboro Baseb...

What is going on with Jonesboro Baseball Boosters?

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Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Feb 15, 2011
I'm hearing crazy stories and wonder if anyone knows about this new league they are starting up? I'm not giving my money to JBB so it can support traveling teams and pay for them to practice for free at sports facilities. That's ridiculous. JBB is a non-profit organization and in my opinion, should benefit all the youth of Jonesboro. Rec League is a lot of fun, but I guess it's not enough glory for some of the Daddyball Players.
hmmm

North Little Rock, AR

#2 Mar 28, 2011
First of all my son plays on a traveling team and believe me, We pay for everything we do. NOT the JBB. I do believe it is a joke. Some coach's gets to break and bend the rules and honestly look at all the coaches and who is on their team. It is not the Jonesboro Baseball Boosters. It should be the Valley View Baseball boosters.
Guest

Carmel, IN

#3 Mar 28, 2011
Switch to City Stars. Let the Diamond Kings have the rec league to themselves. It's the BOD's kids anyway. There were no tryouts.
Guest

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Mar 28, 2011
Guest wrote:
Switch to City Stars. Let the Diamond Kings have the rec league to themselves. It's the BOD's kids anyway. There were no tryouts.
BOD's??
Guest

Carmel, IN

#5 Mar 28, 2011
Board of Directors
what

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Mar 28, 2011
Guest wrote:
I'm hearing crazy stories and wonder if anyone knows about this new league they are starting up? I'm not giving my money to JBB so it can support traveling teams and pay for them to practice for free at sports facilities. That's ridiculous. JBB is a non-profit organization and in my opinion, should benefit all the youth of Jonesboro. Rec League is a lot of fun, but I guess it's not enough glory for some of the Daddyball Players.
whats the new league your talking about
hah

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Mar 28, 2011
Guest wrote:
I'm hearing crazy stories and wonder if anyone knows about this new league they are starting up? I'm not giving my money to JBB so it can support traveling teams and pay for them to practice for free at sports facilities. That's ridiculous. JBB is a non-profit organization and in my opinion, should benefit all the youth of Jonesboro. Rec League is a lot of fun, but I guess it's not enough glory for some of the Daddyball Players.
its not a new league, for $40 a kid a team gets to play 4 or 5 games on tuesday nights
oops

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Mar 28, 2011
Guest wrote:
Switch to City Stars. Let the Diamond Kings have the rec league to themselves. It's the BOD's kids anyway. There were no tryouts.
i dont know what age your talking about but i know of one age group that had try outs.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Mar 28, 2011
oops wrote:
<quoted text>i dont know what age your talking about but i know of one age group that had try outs.
Probably the age group with so many boys that the parents were going to start a ruckus if their boy didn't play so they have two teams. Nobody knows what's going on because it's being kept hush-hush, but there were no tryouts for a lot of age groups. Wonder how much money was spent on the Diamond Kings "logo." Up to $2500?? It's all in the minutes...well, til they quit posting them.
WOW

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Mar 29, 2011
Guest wrote:
I'm hearing crazy stories and wonder if anyone knows about this new league they are starting up? I'm not giving my money to JBB so it can support traveling teams and pay for them to practice for free at sports facilities. That's ridiculous. JBB is a non-profit organization and in my opinion, should benefit all the youth of Jonesboro. Rec League is a lot of fun, but I guess it's not enough glory for some of the Daddyball Players.
hey einstein they dont practice at indoor facilities for free, its $15 a month per kid, so if you do your homework you will find out you can get the same rate, but i'm sure you wont put the time in to check or work with your son!
rec league is alot of fun if you like to watch grass grow, i have seen games with the score 12 to 15 and there wasn't but 2 balls put in play, if thats your idea of good fun baseball good for you
jojo

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Apr 1, 2011
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>hey einstein they dont practice at indoor facilities for free, its $15 a month per kid, so if you do your homework you will find out you can get the same rate, but i'm sure you wont put the time in to check or work with your son!
rec league is alot of fun if you like to watch grass grow, i have seen games with the score 12 to 15 and there wasn't but 2 balls put in play, if thats your idea of good fun baseball good for you
For Some Of The Kid It Is
hmmmmmmmmmm

Manila, AR

#12 Apr 1, 2011
About 5 years ago the JBB ran all the good kids off. They will not allow dual participation uless you play on their team. Board members load the teams with their own kids and the best players in the league. They leave out several kids that are better players than their own kids. To top it all off, usually a board member (who don't know shit about baseball) coaches the teams. I witnessed a kid who got one hit all year make the team, and he could even play a lick of defense. Leaving the JBB was the best thing I ever did for my son. He plays for a very good triple A team, that will stomp the crap out of JBB teams, even teams a year older.
decoratorgirl

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Apr 2, 2011
There were tryouts for ages 7-8, 9-10, 12's, etc. My husband coaches. Travel teams are great if you have the time. Pay $15 @ SEAMS monthly and work with your son or hire Rod for lessons. It's KARMA, yes coaches and board members are in the loop and their kids will get lots of play time. The recreational teams will give all of the boys play time.
ewww

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Apr 2, 2011
guest wrote:
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Probably the age group with so many boys that the parents were going to start a ruckus if their boy didn't play so they have two teams. Nobody knows what's going on because it's being kept hush-hush, but there were no tryouts for a lot of age groups. Wonder how much money was spent on the Diamond Kings "logo." Up to $2500?? It's all in the minutes...well, til they quit posting them.
City Stars is not teaching skills, anyone who chooses to put their kid on those teams is looking for pure fun or too poor to pay for JBB. Not being mean, if you've been to these games you'll see poor folks
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Apr 13, 2011
decoratorgirl wrote:
There were tryouts for ages 7-8, 9-10, 12's, etc. My husband coaches. Travel teams are great if you have the time. Pay $15 @ SEAMS monthly and work with your son or hire Rod for lessons. It's KARMA, yes coaches and board members are in the loop and their kids will get lots of play time. The recreational teams will give all of the boys play time.
Say what you want. Those tryouts were never made public IF they ever really happened. Jonesboro Baseball Boosters has become a sad organization morally.
quit

United States

#16 Apr 14, 2011
we quit we got tired of seeing the coaches son walk in 5 runs a inning. one boy on team got to ride the bench, he never struck out and never made an error but with 6 coaches their just was no room on the field. i played ball with a lot of the board members form 5 years ago. they should be a shamed of the way they run the program.
Phiiff

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Apr 18, 2011
decoratorgirl wrote:
There were tryouts for ages 7-8, 9-10, 12's, etc. My husband coaches. Travel teams are great if you have the time. Pay $15 @ SEAMS monthly and work with your son or hire Rod for lessons. It's KARMA, yes coaches and board members are in the loop and their kids will get lots of play time. The recreational teams will give all of the boys play time.
There were NO open tryouts for any team. A few people picked them and they were just magically on the team. There are still no minutes of the JBB board meeting where they approved this(board meeting minutes were always pretty up to date until this time) and certainly no details on the plan approved.
decoratorphenom

Jonesboro, AR

#18 Apr 19, 2011
Phiiff wrote:
<quoted text>
There were NO open tryouts for any team. A few people picked them and they were just magically on the team. There are still no minutes of the JBB board meeting where they approved this(board meeting minutes were always pretty up to date until this time) and certainly no details on the plan approved.
There certainly was, ask any coach OR call SEAMS and ask Steve.It should have been advertised by the board; they didn't have the money to advertise appropriately.
Coach

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Apr 19, 2011
I coach one of the younger rec teams and can say for a fact there were tryouts and there was a draft based on skills and players were evenly distributed. Some ages have u-trip boys included in league teams others do not.

I got a few good players and some who appear to have never seen a baseball. We'll play about dozen games weather permitting and have about as many practices. We are also required to play every kid at least 50% of each game.

For $65 including uniform shirt and hat, its a pretty good deal. However, its just a rec league and meant to be fun. There is no way we can really develop individual player skills s much as I would like to see with the small amount of time we have with the boys.

There is no decent middle ground between this and the travel teams which spend hundreds of hours a year developing players. They are a big commitment in both time and money.

As to the JBB board ... These are really good men who volunteer a ton of time so that boys have a chance to play. I don't know any that are in it just for the betterment of their own kid. If that were the case they would stick to U-Trip 100% of the time. Playing rec league is not beneficial for u-trip players.

The only "agenda" is in growing and improving youth baseball in this area so that more kids have a chance to enjoy the sport.

JBB is also working hard to put on tournaments to draw in teams from other areas to come here to play (and spend money in our local economy). This will become a good thing as more local tournaments will reduce the cost of playing USSSA ball and make it easier for more teams to form. This is what's key in having more "higher level" baseball opportunities for boys in the area beyond just rec league.

I know there are 6-7 boys on my team that would not get a chance to play baseball otherwise and they are having a blast doing so... makes it well worthwhile!
hmmmmmmmmmm

Blytheville, AR

#20 Apr 19, 2011
Jonesboro All-Star teams were super talented just a few years back. The league was very competive and participation was at a all time high, but a few dick-heads messed it up. I enjoyed watching my kid play local, and we had a great time traveling with the All-Star teams. All your board members may be saints, but the ones from the past destroyed the Boosters.

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