Grand Slam U.S.A. is central Iowa’s most experienced indoor training facility for baseball, softball and strength and conditioning.
Please read the document below for all our guidelines on protocols to keep yourself and everyone around you safe. Please know that it is very important to stay home if you are not feeling well, even if you don't think it is coronavirus.
RVLL will provide multiple opportunities for handwashing as well as disinfecting equipment. We are reserving bleachers for the players and will space out players along the fenceline, in the dugouts and on bleachers.
If possible, we ask that you limit how many family members attend games and practices. We will provide marked areas where fans can sit. You can also watch from your car.
If you, anyone in your family and/or your player comes down with COVID symptoms (see document), please notify your coach immediately. We have put protocols in place to mitigate further risks.
Thank you and we hope you have an enjoyable season, albeit a strange one.
Raccoon Valley Little League is happy to officially state that we are returning to play. We have asked all registered players to complete a questionnaire to let us know if you plan to play in our revised season. You can still complete that here: https://raccoonvalleylittleleague.sportngin.com/register/form/911337875
We are re-rostering our teams based on cancellations and will be sending our team information very soon.
We originally said games would begin July 6, but the board has decided to move it up a week. Games will begin June 29 and will go through Aug 22.
We will be sharing the important protocols that we are putting in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. In the meantime, we'd also like you to read our Return to Play waiver below and to check it off under your players' registration.
Des Moines, IA, November 18, 2019 — Raccoon Valley Little League (RVLL) is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. RVLL strives to make a difference in the community by promoting its first female president.
“As we enter into our 65th year of being an independent, all volunteer-run, sanctioned Little League in Des Moines, I am proud to carry on the traditions of Raccoon Valley Little League and also create a vision for the future,” says Ferreira. “We have an amazing facility and wonderful families who come back every year for an enjoyable baseball experience.”
Denise Ferreira has been appointed office as the first female president. Ferreira is the Community Health Portfolio Coordinator at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. She holds her Bachelors of Arts from Lewis and Clark College. Ferreira has been a board member since 2017, serving as Vice President since October 2018.
Carla Ruble has been elected the office of Treasurer. Ruble is the owner of CFO Services where she provides accounting services to small businesses. She holds her Bachelors of Arts in Accounting from Upper Iowa. Ruble has been involved with RVLL since 2006, serving on the board since 2018.
Meghan Glennon has been elected to the office of Secretary. Glennon holds Bachelors degrees from Drake University and Iowa State University. She has been a member of the board since 2018. As a lifelong baseball enthusiast, Glennon, her father Thomas (deceased), and son Keirick (18) are well-known throughout the RVLL community and have enjoyed being a part of the RVLL family for many years.
Raccoon Valley Little League (RVLL) is committed to developing youth baseball skills, relationships, sportsmanship, and overall love for the game. RVLL promotes the growth of baseball at all skill levels for boys and girls ages 4-18 throughout Des Moines and West Des Moines communities. Since 1955, RVLL is one of the oldest Little Leagues west of the Mississippi River.
Denise Ferreira, President
Carla Ruble, Treasurer
Meghan Glennon, Secretary
Pat MacFarland, Past-President
Kelli Laffoon, Communications Committee Chair
Steve Hartkop, Registration Committee Chair
Anderson Ruble, Bandit’s Program Coordinator
Brandon Buckner, Players Agent/All Stars Coordinator
Patrick Williams, Safety Coordinator
John Berardi, at-large
Eric Chapin, at-large
Eric Danielson, at-large
Sarah Deeds, at-large
Joe Mengle, at-large
Jim Norland, at-large
Dan Rohrs, at-large
Mickey Shields, at-large
Lon Steger, at-large
We are still looking for more people to join the board and/or a committee. Some areas where we need help are the Communications Committee, Field Maintenance, Concessions, Safety, League Rep/Coach Rep.
You can now sign up to get weather cancellations through RainedOut on your phone for RVLL!
Or Text RVLLDSM to 84483 for instant sign-up!
Never have to check your email again! As soon as RVLL makes the decision, notices will immediately get posted through RainedOut.
Raccoon Valley Little League (RVLL) is committed to developing youth baseball skills, relationships, sportsmanship, and overall love for the game.
Proud to be part of the Des Moines and West Des Moines community since 1955, RVLL is considered one of the oldest Little Leagues west of the Mississippi River. Join thousands of players, families, coaches, and volunteers who have made lasting memories through Little League! Learn more about RVLL.
RVLL's baseball field complex is located at:
5301 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
Look for the small RVLL billboard. Pull into the drive just east of the car wash and storage facility.
5301 Park Ave,
Des Moines, IA 50321
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