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ATTENTION UPDATE 5/22/2020

Effective Friday, May 22nd, ALL Organized Youth Sports in Jacksonville are allowed to resume once again. Governor Ron Desantis and Mayor Lenny Curry just concluded a press conference at Ed Austin Regional Park and have lifted all restrictions on youth athletics.

 

It is time to PLAY BALL!!!!!


Below is the plan to resume our Spring Season for all our Rec Teams:

  • Monday, May 25th through Saturday, May 30th - All Teams will be allowed to resume practice
    • Each Rec Team will be assigned a 1 Hour Time Block during the week and 1 Hour Time Block on Saturday to assemble for practice
    • The updated practice schedule will be distributed very soon
  • We will resume our Game Schedule on Monday, June 1st
    • Updated Game Schedule will be out within the next few days

 

We would encourage all families practice the appropriate social distancing while at the park.

 

Thank You

 

Ray Riker

FCAA Park President

Spring Season Update from the desk of Ray Riker

To All FCAA Families

This e-mail is intended to outline the detailed plan to a phased approach of reopening FCAA for all our Rec Teams.

We all know how difficult the last few months have been for all our FCAA Players, Coaches, and Parents. There has been significant conversations that have been taking place behind the scenes over the past weeks to determine when is the right time to get the Spring Rec Season back on track. We recognize that since the City of Jacksonville Parks have reopened there have been gatherings at the fields that presented significant gaps to keeping our FCAA Families safe. Our Phase 1 Reopening Plan gives us a controlled and safe environment to start practicing together again while we wait for the right time to resume the Spring Rec Games.

Below is the plan for our Rec Teams to begin practicing again:

FCAA Phase 1 Reopening will begin on Monday, May 11th

Each Rec Team will be assigned a 1 Hour Time Block during the week and 1 Hour Time Block on Saturday's to assemble for practice (Time Blocks are outlined below)

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Monday through Friday

6:45 pm to 7:45 pm - Monday through Friday

9:00 am to 10:00 am - Saturdays

10:15 am to 11:15 am - Saturdays

11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Saturdays

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm - Saturdays

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Saturdays

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm - Saturdays

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Saturdays

Each Rec Team will need to split their team in half during the practice and keep half the team in the assigned batting cage and half the team on the field (and rotate the group halfway through the assigned practice time)

While each Rec Team is practicing, Coaches will need to maintain appropriate social distancing spacing for all players and coaches

All Rec Ball Players will be asked to store their belongings on the field (outside of the dugout) to minimize being in the dugouts together during their practice

All Rec Ball Players will be encouraged to bring Hand Sanitizer for their own use before and after their practice

Parents will be requested to limit only 1 Parent at the field for each of the practices to minimize the number of people at the fields during all practice times

Parents will also be asked to drop their players off and stay in their vehicles (if their child is age appropriate to be dropped off) but we certainly understand if a parent feels the need to be near their child's field during the assigned practice times

Everyone will be required to maintain appropriate social distancing standards as outlined by the City of Jacksonville while at the park (This includes around the fields and in the parking lot)

We would request that parents bring their own chairs and refrain from using bleachers if they choose to sit and watch their child's practice

These practices are not mandatory for the players and if any family feels their child should not attend, there will be no consequences for missing the practice

Any child that displays symptoms of being sick would be asked to refrain from showing up at the park

Bathrooms will be off limits and will remain locked during phase 1 of the reopening plan so please plan accordingly

We would also ask that all parents discuss the importance of maintaining proper social distancing with their children prior to bringing them to the fields

If anyone has any concerns they should reach out to the Park President, Park Vice President, Directors of Baseball / Softball, or League Directors

FCAA reserves the right to alter the phase 1 reopening plans at any time

It remains our goal to get the remainder of the Spring Rec Season completed and we believe this is the first step towards accomplishing that goal.

The health and Safety of our FCAA Family remains our Top Priority and we believe the FCAA Family will show how awesome our association will adhere to the guidelines listed above.

Thank You

Ray Riker

FCAA Park President

#FCAAStrong #LetsPlayBall ⚾️
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2020 Spring Registration NOW OPEN!

----> Link to the right! Sign Up Now! 

Dates to Remember ~ FCAA 2020 Spring Schedule

 

  • Monday, January 27th
    • Late Fees Begin
  • Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st
    • Rec Ball Evaluations (Juniors Feb 15th)
  • Saturday, February 22nd
    • Opening Day Baseball / Softball
  • Sunday, March 1st – All-Star Try-Out and Team Selections
  • Saturday, March 7th through Sunday, March 15th
    • Shut Down for Public School Spring Break (No Rec Games)
  • Saturday, April 4th
    • Shut Down for Rec Ball (No Rec Games)
  • Friday, April 10th through Sunday, April 12th
    • Shut Down for Easter Holiday (No Rec Games)
  • Monday, April 13th – Modified Double Elimination Play-Offs Begin
  • Sunday, April 19th – MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
  • Sunday, April 26th – FCAA Day at the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

**The Game Schedule is contingent on weather. The schedule can (and will) be adjusted if Mother Nature forces games to be canceled.**

Congrats to the FCAA 8U Thunder! They finished their season the 2019 Cal Ripken World Series Champions! Congrats on your hard work!

FCAA Represents at the World Series!

Congratulations and Good Luck to 2 of our All-Star teams as they will represent FCAA at the World Series!

14U Sun Devils - Southeastern Regional Champions
8U Thunder - Southeastern Regional Runner-Up Champions

FCAA Alumni Drafted in the 2019 MLB Draft!

We are proud to announce FCAA had two former players, Alec and Brett Wisley, drafted in the 2019 MLB draft - Alec with the Cleveland Indians and Brett with the Tampa Bay Rays! Both brothers played at FCAA from a very early age and also played for the Indians Elite team at FCAA for several years. Alec and Brett were attendees of Sandalwood High School and both attended Gulf Coast State College for two years. Alec went on to play at the University of South Florida for two years and Brett had signed to attend USF starting the fall of 2019. Both brothers were pitchers and position players at their respective colleges.

Congratulations to Brett and Alec!!

Amazon Smile Supports FCAA

Fort Caroline Athletic Association is part of Amazon Smile!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support FCAA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to FCAA

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You can use the same account on Amazon.com, including AmazonPrime, and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select Fort Caroline Athletic Association to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Volunteer Badges

ALL Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Parent(s) must be listed on a Team Roster to apply for a COJ Volunteer Badge.

The City of Jacksonville and FCAA requires all Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Parent(s) to have a COJ Volunteer Badge each year. If you plan on coaching, being assistant coach and/or anticipate helping on the field during practice, in the dugout or on the field during the season you must be listed on a team's roster to receive a 2019 COJ Badge. Contact the COJ Parks and Recreation Department to schedule an appointment to apply for a badge. Badges will be picked up by the a FCAA representative and handed out. Once you receive your badge it must be worn at all times when interacting with players. 

If you have a badge from 2018 you will need to fill out a Continuation Form and return to the Athletic Director at least 3 weeks before the season begins. Click the link below to download the Continuation Form.

If you don't have a badge you need to send your name and team name to the Head Coach, as soon as possible. The info will be turned into the League Director. Your request for a badge will only be considered if it comes from a League Director. Your name will be placed on a list with the COJ which will allow you to make an appointment to receive a badge. If your name is not on the list you will not be allowed, by the COJ, to receive a badge.


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Where is FCAA Located?

FCAA East (Ed Austin Regional Park - District 2 Park)
11751 McCormick Road. Jacksonville, FL 32225

Near the intersection of McCormick Road and Monument Road. Across the street from the PAL Building.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 351135, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1135.

Softball
FCAA West (formerly Lake Lucina)

6527 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL 32277

For a quicker response, email a board members or league director. Emails can be found on the FCAA Board tab.

Phone Number: 564-2080 (however, messages are not checked regularly best to send emails to board members or league directors)

CDC Heads Up Concussion Training

Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, 30 minute, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion.