Ringgold taking 2 fall baseball teams...

Ringgold taking 2 fall baseball teams to south park

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Disgusted parent

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Aug 19, 2011
I heard through the grapevine that there was a coach taking a 9-10 year old team to enter in the south park fall baseball league. Once I found out this coach was making it an "invitation only" team of the all stars and upper end talent of the kids from our area in that age group. I approached said coach and inquired if my son could play on that team, as he still wants to play baseball this year. He is by no means an all star or anything, he just has a love for the game. I was told my son DID NOT HAVE THE TALENT to play for him, and maybe I should try to get on the "B" team that is going there too, cause they will take anyone. Well Mr. Keith Feld, you can e take your team of all stars and shove them up your ass. Does anyone have the contact info or names of the other teams coaches? I want to be there when they kick your all stars asses all over the field
Bball

Lawrence, PA

#2 Aug 19, 2011
The "B" team (lol) would be more than happy to have your son on the team. Practice is tomorrow at 6 at the Mounds.
Bball

Lawrence, PA

#3 Aug 19, 2011
sorry - I should have said Saturday at 6 at the Mounds to avoid confusion.
Mindy

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Aug 19, 2011
If your son is still interested in playing please contact me through my e-mail [email protected]
kidrock

Mckeesport, PA

#5 Aug 19, 2011
this is why all the age groups are losing members. like kurt said it has to be the coaches is why they are losing players this is one fine example why players quit. things will never change in the ryaa it needs to be wipe out and a whole new group needs to take over it or in a few years there wont be ryaa baseball
kidrock

Mckeesport, PA

#6 Aug 19, 2011
they went from having 3 teams in a age bracket to one hummm wonder why
Broke

Greenville, PA

#7 Aug 19, 2011
Thirteen years ago when my son was 9..it was the same old story..yea, nothin changes..I must say the coaches' now do seem alittle more cocky..if possible. The thing I could never figure out is the coaches' kid could suck (and usually did) but there they were in the infield of the allstar game in all its glory..pickin their noses! LOL!
Parent

Mckeesport, PA

#8 Aug 19, 2011
This sounds similar to the youth soccer teams in monongahela etc etc etc.What a shame it's supposed to be about the kids not ego maniacs.
Erin

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Sep 27, 2011
Disgusted parent wrote:
I heard through the grapevine that there was a coach taking a 9-10 year old team to enter in the south park fall baseball league. Once I found out this coach was making it an "invitation only" team of the all stars and upper end talent of the kids from our area in that age group. I approached said coach and inquired if my son could play on that team, as he still wants to play baseball this year. He is by no means an all star or anything, he just has a love for the game. I was told my son DID NOT HAVE THE TALENT to play for him, and maybe I should try to get on the "B" team that is going there too, cause they will take anyone. Well Mr. Keith Feld, you can e take your team of all stars and shove them up your ass. Does anyone have the contact info or names of the other teams coaches? I want to be there when they kick your all stars asses all over the field
This is the first I heard of this and it is upsetting. Can you tell me if there was an official registration for Fall Ball through RYAA to see how many kids wanted to play no matter their talent? Are there other age groups from RYAA playing Fall Ball? Or was this completely an invitation-only/word-of-mouth recruitment for 9/10 year olds only? BTW what are the age requirements (month/year birthdates) to play fall ball this year in this league? If a player is due to move to the next age group in the Spring of 2012, do they move up in Fall 2011 or still play where they were in the Spring of 2011. Thanks in advance.
RYAA Mom

Monongahela, PA

#10 Sep 28, 2011
Erin wrote:
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This is the first I heard of this and it is upsetting. Can you tell me if there was an official registration for Fall Ball through RYAA to see how many kids wanted to play no matter their talent? Are there other age groups from RYAA playing Fall Ball? Or was this completely an invitation-only/word-of-mouth recruitment for 9/10 year olds only? BTW what are the age requirements (month/year birthdates) to play fall ball this year in this league? If a player is due to move to the next age group in the Spring of 2012, do they move up in Fall 2011 or still play where they were in the Spring of 2011. Thanks in advance.
RYAA does not have registration for fall ball. The age requirements are the same as what they would of played in the spring.
youthsports

New Castle, PA

#11 Sep 28, 2011
RYAA Mom wrote:
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RYAA does not have registration for fall ball. The age requirements are the same as what they would of played in the spring.
That is correct. The fall baseball teams are not affiliated with RYAA. RYAA only has spring baseball, but from what I am hearing, the more talented kids are opting to play on travels teams instead of returning to RYAA. If you want your child to be on a more advanced team, with better instruction and play against competitive teams, you may want to have your child play on some form of travel team. You will not get that with RYAA. I am not say that RYAA is a bad thing. It is great for the children that are late developers who just want to go out and play for fun. Not everything has to be about winning, but it should be about learning the game and being able to play up to your abilities.
Erin

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Sep 28, 2011
RYAA Mom wrote:
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RYAA does not have registration for fall ball. The age requirements are the same as what they would of played in the spring.
Thanks for the info. I guess I am still wondering how the Fall Ball teams formed if there was not an official registration? How did those in charge get the word out that they were trying to put teams together? What group is this through if not RYAA? Is it Vesta? I realize that they are with South Park but South Park had official sign ups and a 'draft.' Everyone who wanted to play could play. It seems that this is how it should have went with Monongahela teams if the plan was to merge with this group.
Erin

Irving, TX

#13 Sep 28, 2011
Also, just checked and South Park's Fall Ball is a 'training' period where kids who are moving up in spring 2012 move up now to get the experience--there are probably many 8 year olds who won't be 9 until as late at April 30th playing in South Park's Fall Ball league. This does not seem like a good thing. Someone could get hurt.
Erin

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Sep 28, 2011
I'm still wondering what league these two teams mentioned above by "Disgusted Parent" are through if not RYAA. Also, what are the names of leagues that sponsor the 'travel teams' mentioned above by "YouthSports." I now know it can't be through the Monongahela Youth Baseball Association because they had their nonprofit status revoked by the IRS in May, 2010 as noted below.

"This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.


Revoked 5/15/2010 posted 6/09/2011"
Huh

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Sep 28, 2011
youthsports wrote:
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That is correct. The fall baseball teams are not affiliated with RYAA. RYAA only has spring baseball, but from what I am hearing, the more talented kids are opting to play on travels teams instead of returning to RYAA. If you want your child to be on a more advanced team, with better instruction and play against competitive teams, you may want to have your child play on some form of travel team. You will not get that with RYAA. I am not say that RYAA is a bad thing. It is great for the children that are late developers who just want to go out and play for fun. Not everything has to be about winning, but it should be about learning the game and being able to play up to your abilities.
That's the biggest bunch of bull-crap I've heard in a while...Late developers you say?..What a joke! LMAO!
Erin

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Sep 29, 2011
Still waiting to hear back about what 'affiliations' these travel teams are with. You cannot just throw together a team and travel. All teams need sponsors with insurance etc. More questions are being raised as to the legality of the 'travel teams.'
Huh

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Sep 29, 2011
Erin wrote:
Still waiting to hear back about what 'affiliations' these travel teams are with. You cannot just throw together a team and travel. All teams need sponsors with insurance etc. More questions are being raised as to the legality of the 'travel teams.'
You may wait a loooong time to hear anything back..if you hear anything at all. These schemers get what they want, legal or not...so good luck with that!
Erin

Irving, TX

#18 Sep 29, 2011
They may still be able to form a team, but they will not get in any tournaments until proof of insurance, affiliation with pony or little league etc. is provided. Their time is up.
factchecker

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Sep 29, 2011
http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/25-16...

http://www2.guidestar.org/rxg/update-nonprofi...

If the links do not work, this information can be found on the IRS site as well.

NONPROFIT STATUS WAS INDEED REVOKED IN 2010 FOR AN ORGANIZATION CALLED MONONGAHELA YOUTH BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
Tom

Belle Vernon, PA

#22 Sep 29, 2011
Because it is now Ringgold Youth Athletic Association RYAA.

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