The TBML swings back into action this Saturday with 3 games on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am with a contest between the Cardinals and Dodgers, followed by an 11:00 am game featuring the Reds and Braves and culminating with a 12 noon game between the Dodgers and Cubs. Saturday is also Picture Day. Players, coaches and buddies are asked to arrive 45 minutes prior to game time in order to have team and individual photos taken. Special guests this Saturday include Toyota’s Human Resource Department hosting a cookout and Asbury Baseball’s team to serve as celebrity buddies.
Making a difference by volunteering your time Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League has a variety of volunteer opportunities. By giving only a few hours of your time not only will you make a difference in a special child’s life, but you will also create a positive awareness in yourself.
One of the most important parts of the TBML is the “buddy” system – pairing each player with an able bodied friend to assist them on and off the field during games. Guidance is generously offered by coaches, organization leaders and family members.
We are looking for people who are willing to donate their time, a little or a lot, to help us out in this capacity. Buddies can be fellow schoolmates, parents, college or high school students, athletes, business leaders, or any individual or group who wishes to volunteer their time to give the child the gift of baseball and a smile that touches us all.
There are only a few rules that govern our program. Individuals must be 12 years or older. Enthusiasm and compassion is key. We offer affidavits for anyone who needs to meet requirements for volunteer hours. Games are played on Saturdays. Player’s ages range from 5 years –21 years.
Become a “buddy” and you will be captivated by how much you are needed and cherished by the kids and their families. We do not look upon our kids as handicapped but as friends.
Volunteering doesn’t have to be a full time job, and can be flexible to fit your schedule. If you or your group is interested in becoming an integral part of our “buddy” program please feel free to click on volunteer section of our Web site for more information.
Thank you in advance for considering the donation of your time to help others.
The focus of TBML baseball is FUN and SAFETY. Each player is an individual, get to know them, their interests and needs.
Everybody needs to watch for over heating, dehydration and overexertion.
The parents will provide health issues and special requirements to the coaches.
Are used primarily in the infield when the other team is batting.
- Help protect players from:
- hit balls,
- thrown balls,
- on coming runners,
- overly aggressive play,
-Help players get the ball and throw it to the appropriate base.
-Can help players bat and run the bases with them.
-Maintain contact with players and families.
-Communicate concerns regarding specific players to the League officials.
-Follow general National Alliance for Youth Sports coaching guidelines.
-Verifies that each player has an assigned Buddy.