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Dates to Remember

September 22: Park Work Day
September 24-28: 4th Annual Hit-a-thon Hits Logged 
September 28: Party at the Park
September 29: Opening Day and Pictures
October 3: Advance Baseball (AB) Tryouts, Minors & Majors
October 7: Advance Baseball (AB) Tryouts, T-Ball & Rookie

4th Annual Hit-a-Thon

FCAA is hosting its 4th Annual Hit-A-Thon this fall.
The money raised will help the association make improvements to our facility and field.

FUNDS RAISED AS OF 9/17/18:
$2095

  • The HIT-A-THON will take place during practice by the coaches at practice.
  • Players ask family and friends to pledge an amount for each ball hit.
  • Each player will get 20 swings to hit the ball.
  • The number of hits will be recorded and the pledges will be calculated.
  • Flat donations are accepted.

Donations can be made at https://99pledges.com/fund/4thannualh with cash or check (made to FCAA) turned in at the park to the coach. FCAA is a non-profit 501c3 organization.

PRIZES:
1st Place TEAM: Up to $150 toward end of the year party. (team must meet minimum of $1000 in donations)
All INDIVIDUALS who raise:
$50 - 3 Free Slushies
$100 - FCAA Bracelet
$150 - 2000 Fortnite V-Bucks
$300 - 50% off Spring Registration
$500+ - Free Sping Registration

The 8u Venom are World Series Bound!

Good Luck to the Venom as they represent FCAA at the first ever 8u World Series in Jensen Beach, FL! Games start Tuesday, August 7th and will be broadcasted at www.crworldseries.com.  Bring it home boys!

New Baseball BAT STANDARD (USABat) as of January 1, 2018

The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball,will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.

It is important to note there will be no change for Fall 2017 to youth baseball organizations’ bat rules. All bats, currently accepted for the respective leagues, remain permissible through December 31, 2017. Check out the link below for more information on the new bat standards.

http://www.floridababeruth.com/websites/florida/userfiles/usabat.pdf

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 2018 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 2017 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.