Buddies

Updated Thursday February 23, 2017 by JML.

 Buddy signup sheet below

The registration form is at the bottom of this page. Please print it, fill it out, and bring it with you when you come to the park. Alternatively, you can mail it to the address below.:

Jacksonville Miracle League

P O Box 442339

Jacksonville, FL 32222

Buddy Registrations are always OPEN.  Signup now for your opportunity to be on our Angels In The Outfield team.

To help our athletes, the Miracle League uses a “buddy” system, pairing players with an able-bodied peer. We are always in need of Buddies - adults or teenagers - to help our players with batting, rounding the bases, and fielding. Buddies need to be physically able to protect the players from harm and assist the players as needed. Safety is our primary goal; the fun comes naturally! Though we call them Buddies, many refer them as Angels in the Outfield.

Buddies will be assigned to teams and need to be at the ballpark when that team is playing. Each team plays one game per week for about 1 ½ hours, unless they have a bye week. Games are played on Fridays at 7pm, and on Saturdays at 9am, 10:30am and noon.  You don’t have to help out with every game; you can alternate games with other buddies, or whatever your schedule will allow. To sign up, click the link below. You’ll get a free Miracle League t-shirt, and all volunteer hours count toward service hours for college scholarships. Not all Buddies need to have their volunteer hours tracked, so if you do need written confirmation of your hours, please contact the Buddy Director as soon as the season has ended.

Being a Buddy is a wonderful, rewarding experience. So dust off your glove and come join us!

 

The following are the goals for Miracle League Buddies:

To protect the Miracle League player at all times.

Always allow the Miracle League player as much
freedom as possible to play his /her own game.

Assist Miracle League player according to their needs.

When a hard hitter is up to bat, Buddies are to step
in front of Miracle League player for protection.

Be of good spirit with enthusiasm, love, good attitude and
concern in motivating the players and their families.

Become their friend; get to know the players and their families.

Arrive at field 15 minutes prior to game time.

Be properly dressed and clean dressed in Buddies shirt.

Demonstrates high morals and integrity on and off the field.

 

Buddy Registration