I've Registered, What's Next?

Updated Friday November 24, 2017 by Franklin Little League.

If you haven’t yet registered players or volunteers, paid for player registrations, or wish to understand more about the various divisions of play, volunteer requirements, candy bar sales, or the refund policy, please see the Register for Next Season page.

After registrations have been received by Franklin Little League, a number of activities still must occur before the first bat is swung for the season!  In some cases, you must take specific action to help us comply with Little League rules and regulations…please read carefully, below.

Teams, including managers and coaches, are formed in the late-February through March.  Certain baseball and softball divisions require skill assessments (tryouts) to help decide team assignments.  The tryout sessions are used to assess the skills of each player and to distribute the varying skills to each team as evenly as possible.  For those divisions that require tryouts, managers will “draft” players onto the various teams to equalize the level of play as best as possible.

Game schedules are established in March and April and will be communicated through the web site as well as through individual team managers and coaches.

Players who registered for the following divisions must attend the tryout sessions.  The exact date, time, and location will be announced shortly.  Remember, these tryouts are used to distribute skills as evenly as possibly across teams.  No players will be refused an assignment to a team, regardless of skill level.

Managers and coaches will contact team members in late March or early April, typically via email.  If you do not hear from Franklin Little League by April 15, please contact us immediately.

Teams should begin practicing in May.

Volunteer Positions Requiring Background Checks
The following positions require a background check conducted by Franklin Little League.

  • Manager/Coach
  • Board Member
  • Challenger Buddy
  • Challenger Buddy Coordinator

If you registered for one of these positions, you must submit one of the following completed within 10 business days of registration.  If submitting the “New Volunteer” form, this must be submitted with a copy of government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.).  These documents can be submitted in person at the January Information Day, emailed to Background Check Submission, or mailed to Franklin Little League, P.O. Box 320301, Franklin, Wisconsin 53132.

Volunteer Umpires

Umpire volunteers will be contacted by mid-April.

Other Volunteer Positions
Sign-ups for concession stand volunteer dates and times will be announced by the team managers as teams begin to organize in late-April.

Tournament volunteers will be contacted in late-June to participate in tournaments that occur in July.

Picnic volunteers will be contacted in June to help organize the Franklin Little League Picnic in August.