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Another year of free Little League baseball is on the horizon in Cayman.

The Cayman Islands Little League is making its last call for registration and evaluation. Little League has a busy January coming up in getting its 23rd season going. The programme is still free for the kids, with online registration now in place and sign-ups steadily streaming in for the last two months.

Final dates for player evaluations are this Saturday, 5 January, and next Tuesday, 8 January, at the Field of Dreams facility in George Town. All players, except T-ball, must be evaluated before they can be placed on a team.

Also on the schedule is the Adult Co-Ed Softball League captains meeting at the Field of Dreams clubhouse upstairs from 6.30pm on Wednesday, 9 January. Jim Parham leads an umpire clinic on Thursday, 10 January, with youth teams beginning to practice on Monday, 14 January.

The adult co-ed softball league starts its 2013 season on 21 January with youth practice games, along with uniform and discount card distribution, on 29 January.

Little League’s youth programme involves almost 400 boys and girls starting from age five. The ‘season’ runs until late May. Cayman’s Little League has long sought to focus on teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship and fair play. Among the people who will ensure those goals are met are president Jeff Pouchie, vice president John Cridland and baseball commissioner Rob Harris.

For 2013, help in the form of coaches and umpires would be appreciated. To get involved contact Latoya McField on 916-5643 or [email protected]

The adult co-ed programme is a fun league, playing slow-pitch ball, that involves almost 500 adults from 18 years of age and over. For more details, contact coordinator Alan Markoff at [email protected]