Greetings RCLL Families,
It is with great sorrow that this message is received today. Yesterday morning, Robbinsdale Crystal Little League Secretary and Majors Head Coach Robb Malone passed away unexpectedly from COVID-19 complications. Robb was the husband to Relina and father to Teagan, Kenzie, Jamen, Ty and Talia.
Robb was involved for many years with the Robbinsdale Little League program before the Robbinsdale and Crystal programs merged this winter. Robb has served on the merged board as Secretary, as well as the Head Coach of the 2021 Major Twins team. Robb was an extremely kind and generous man, and will be missed dearly. Friends and family of Robb Malone are devastated with his loss.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the Malone family. Any support you can give would be much appreciated. To donate to Robb's Go Fund Me page, follow this link:
President Robbinsdale Crystal Little League
Please complete the COVID-19 Contact Tracing form below BEFORE EVERY PRACTICE AND GAME (HOME OR AWAY) - Please complete one for each player, coach and parent spectators. If your player has a spectator other than a parent, please complete one for them, too.
Robbinsdale-Crystal Little League is a baseball program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 that are residents of the Cities of Robbinsdale or Crystal or a student enrolled at a school within the Robbinsdale Area School District. Field Locations
Greetings Robbinsdale and Crystal baseball families. As our season approaches and we make final preparations for the upcoming season, I wanted to give everybody an update. Our request for a full merger of the Robbinsdale and Crystal Little League programs has been officially approved. We are now recognized as Robbinsdale Crystal Little League. We have been operating as one combined Board of Directors over the past 16 months, so there are really no changes internally. Websites for both programs are still active, but you will notice the combined logos and information on both sites.
Registration is open for the 2021 season and should be accessible through both websites but will be closing soon (Saturday, March 20, 2021).
If you missed the last reminder, some changes this year due to COVID 19 have been made, so this year there will be no indoor spring training sessions. Evaluations will be held on Sunday, March 21, from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm at the New Hope Community gyms or Monday, March 22 at West Lutheran High School in Plymouth. Evaluations are mandatory unless prior arrangements are made. Further information will be provided regarding ages and times of evaluations following registration. COVID protocols have been put in place for all events, and this information will be posted and communicated at a later date.
As a reminder, Robbinsdale Crystal Little League apparel is coming soon. The online store will be opening soon to take apparel orders for the upcoming season. The store will open before evaluations and be open for approximately 3 weeks only. This timeline is in place to help insure that apparel is shipped and received prior to opening day. Once the store closes, apparel will no longer be available. Details will be sent to all registered players.
2020-2021 Robbinsdale Crystal Little League Board of Directors:
President – John Ripka (Crystal)
Vice President – Matt Howard (Robbinsdale)
Secretary – Robb M+alone (Robbinsdale)
Treasurer – Matt Smelser (Crystal)
Registrar – David Tolbert (Crystal)
Sponsorship Coordinator – Jodi Voelker (Robbinsdale)
Marketing Coordinator – Jen O’Neill (Crystal)
Safety Officer – Steve Lovejoy (Robbinsdale)
Player Agent – Matt Smith (Crystal)
Information Officer – Craig Combs (Robbinsdale)
Coaching Coordinator – Mike Norgaard (Crystal)
Team Parent Coordinator – Jenna Adams (Crystal)
League Concessions Manager – Bobby Clausen (Crystal)
Tournament Coordinator – Andrew Cooper (Crystal)
Equipment Manager – Bob Cronin (Crystal)
Field Maintenance Manager (Crystal) – Andrew Franczak (Crystal)
Field Maintenance Manager (Robbinsdale) – Matt Howard (Robbinsdale)
Sandlot Coordinator – David Fujan (Crystal)
Volunteer Coordinator – Alli Hankey (Crystal)
Scheduling Coordinator – Ryan Meissner (Crystal)
Umpire Coordinator – Craig Combs (Robbinsdale
Majors Coordinator – John Ripka (Crystal)
A Minor Coordinator – Mike Norgaard (Crystal)
B Minor/Rookie Coordinator – Chris Gordon (Crystal)
Open Position: Concessions Manager Robbinsdale
Numerous positions open up after each season has completed.
If you are interested in joining this fantastic group of people, contact any board member for more information. Contact information is available through both websites.
President – Robbinsdale Crystal Little League
Tonight's baseball camp has been cancelled due to weather.