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Welcome to Weston Little League!
                   




The Little League
Player Pledge


I trust in God,
I love my country, 
And will respect its laws,
I will play fair, 
And strive to win,
But win or lose, 
I will always do my best.

 




The Little League
Parent/Volunteer Pledge


I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.


 
Winter Workouts Kindergarten - Second Grade
Weston Little League K-2 Baseball and Softball Players:
 
Our 2018 winter workout session will start on January 2nd and run through March 8th  This will entail skills training for our young baseball and softball players is being offered. This training takes into account various levels of ability and will help players of all levels develop and "stay sharp" over the winter months.
 
During these winter training sessions, players can expect to hone their skills in all areas. Players are taught throwing, fielding and hitting mechanics. They are put through conditioning drills. There are weekly contests and games. Players will also be taught baserunning, sliding and situational baseball. Lastly, at the end of the sessions, there is a contest day at which players can participate in a home run derby, be clocked on a radar gun and engage in other skill based contests.
 
The sessions will be run at Hurlbutt Elementary School and be offered to:
  • Kindergarteners on Tuesdays; 
  • First and Second Graders can choose between a Wednesday and Thursday session.  
  • Each session is limited to 15 players
  • We will potentially open up a Monday session to accommodate registration overflow and/or make up sessions for players who missed their regularly schedule session.
 
All American Coach, Mike Navarra, will lead these sessions. Mike’s bio is attached below for your information:
 
Mike Navarra began as a player at Danbury High School from 1996-98, earning three varsity letters and a spot on the 1998 state of Connecticut All-Star team. He played at the University of Rhode Island following high school, and eventually graduated from Sacred Heart University. Mike eventually played for the Danbury Barons, earning an All-Star appearance, as well as a Rookie of the Year award, in 2001. Mike is a two-time Westchester and Rockland Wooden Bat League champion. 

Mike has been a coach and instructor for over 20 years. He has run baseball camps, off-season  training programs, worked as a private instructor and coached teams for ages 13U through 18 and over. Some of his coaching experience is as follows. 
 
2003-2008 - Coached the Connecticut Rangers AAU team at various age levels. The team competed in numerous state, regional and national tournaments. 
2009 - Coached the inaugural season of the CT Owls 13U team. 
2010 - Coached Westport Jr. Legion team and 16U fall team
2011 - present - Coached the CT Barons 18 and over team. 2 time manager of the year in the Westchester and Rockland Wooden Bat League. 
 
In addition to that, Mike has worked with Weston Little League for eight years as an instructor and coordinator of the Hurlbutt Elementary School winter training program. 
 
Registration will Open today, November 9th through December 20th. You can register by going to our website at westonll.com and clicking on the “Register Online” button under our “Home” tab or by clicking on the specific registration link in the program detail below.
 
Session Details
 
 

Kindergarten Baseball and Softball Player Winter Workouts (Tuesdays)

Registration Link: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:229285  
 

Eight sessions between January 2nd - March 6th

When: Tuesdays on January 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th; February 6th, 13th, 27th; March 6th (make up on March 13th)

Where: Hurlbutt Elementary School Gymnasium
Time: 4:15pm to 6:00pm
Program Cost: $295
**Space is limited to 15 children per grade and a minimum of 5**

Fundamental core skills training and development:
At the HES winter training sessions players can expect to hone their skills in all areas. Players are taught throwing, fielding and hitting mechanics. They are put through conditioning drills. There are weekly contests and games. Players will also be taught baserunning, sliding and situational baseball. Lastly, at the end of the sessions, there is a contest day at which players can participate in a home run derby, be clocked on a radar gun and engage in other skill based contests.

  • Player coach ratio is 3:1
  • Limited to groups of 15 players
  • Monday will be a back up day or used for any overflow in registration
  • Run by independent professional All American coach, Mike Navarra
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First and Second Grade Baseball and Softball Player Winter Workouts (Wednesdays or Thursdays)

Note: Please either register for the Wednesday or Thursday Session to reserve your spot on that day
 
Wednesday Registration Link: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:229293 
 
Thursday Registration Link: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:229294 

 

Eight sessions between January 3rd - March 8th

When: 

Wednesdays on January 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st; February 7th, 14th, 28th; March 7th (make up on March 14th)

or
Thursdays on January 4th, 11th, 25th; February 1st, 8th, 15th; March 1st and 8th (make up on March 15th)
 

Where: Hurlbutt Elementary School Gymnasium
Time: 4:15pm to 6:00pm
Program Cost: $295
**Space is limited to 15 children per grade and a minimum of 5**

Fundamental core skills training and development:
At the HES winter training sessions players can expect to hone their skills in all areas. Players are taught throwing, fielding and hitting mechanics. They are put through conditioning drills. There are weekly contests and games. Players will also be taught baserunning, sliding and situational baseball. Lastly, at the end of the sessions, there is a contest day at which players can participate in a home run derby, be clocked on a radar gun and engage in other skill based contests.

  • Player coach ratio is 3:1
  • Limited to groups of 15 players
  • Monday will be a back up day or used for any overflow in registration
  • Run by independent professional All American coach, Mike Navarra
Please contact Anthony Kesselmark at   with any questions, comments or concerns.
 
Thank you

by posted 11/09/2017
New Little League Bat Standards - Effective January 1, 2018

The Little League International Organization is changing the baseball bat standards to bats that have more "wood-like" performance.  Here are the important points:

  • The new standard goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
  • Any currently approved bat will be allowed for Fall baseball.
  • Any currently approved bat will no longer be allowed starting January 1.
  • Bats meeting the new standard must have the USA Baseball marking
  • These new bats are currently available for purchase at sporting goods stores

For more information, visit the Little League website here:  http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

IMPORTANT:  If you plan on buying a new bat, it must have the USA Baseball marking or else it will not be allowed next year.

Thanks.


by posted 09/06/2017
National Pitching Association Clinic Videos

The WLL coaches have participated in training from National Pitching Association (NPA), an organization started by legendary pitching coach, Tom House.  There was a free clinic offered to all WLL players last Sunday (March 26th, 2017) which some of your children may have participated.  We, as a WLL Board and coaches, are fully bought into this system.  

Attached are 45 videos of all of the excercises/drills performed last week.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUGrrJQBwalNHSpsMmZp-npW8EzK7HA6F


by posted 03/31/2017
YES, WE ARE ON FACEBOOK

Yes, We areon Facebook where we will post relevant news and information.  Please like us @:

https://www.facebook.com/WestonLittleLeague/


by posted 11/10/2015
Notifications from the WLL website (League Athletics)

Please take a moment to read the following note from League Athletics, our website host:

Recently, major carriers like Verizon have begun throttling text message reminders to their customers, delaying or deleting texts sent from LeagueAthletics.com. Verizon in particular has asked us to drastically reduce the number of texts we send going forward. In addition, we've received complaints from parents, coaches and administrators about the volume of text messages being sent to them for events in their websites.

To increase sending efficiency for urgent and serious messaging, we will discontinue sending text reminders for Practices only, and change notifications for Practices sent via text message will only be sent if the change is made within 48 hours of the event’s start time. Below is a table that outlines the changes.

Practice Communications

Message Notification Type Sending Policy
Practice Reminder Text Message No longer sent
Practice Reminder Email 48 hrs prior to event
Practice Notification Text Message Sent immediately if within 48 hrs of event
Practice Notification Email Immediately

Game Communications (No changes)

Message Notification Type Sending Policy
Game Reminder Text Message 2.5 hrs prior to event
Game Reminder Email 48 hrs prior to event
Game Notification Text Message Immediately
Game Notification Email Immediately

 

*Reminders are messages that are automatically triggered by the system and sent without any user actions.  Notifications are messages sent when an event is added or changed.


by posted 04/28/2014
Drop-Off and Parking at Bisceglie

PARKING AT BISCEGLIE

With pre-season practice underway and the season officially opening this weekend, we'd like to remind you of the parking and drop-off procedures at Bisceglie. 

There is no drop-off, pick-up or parking of cars anywhere along the upper roadway of Bisceglie Park at any time (games or practices).  

The entrance in and out of the park needs to remain clear of stopped or parked cars at all times.  It’s a safety issue for the players crossing the road and we need to keep cars moving in the upper roadway. 

Player drop-off and pick-up should take place in the lower parking area; please do not stop along the roadway, by the handicap spaces or the portables to let players in/out of your car.

All cars must be parked in the parking lot.  There are several handicap parking spaces available for those cars with a valid/current handicap parking permit - no exceptions!

We appreciate your support in adhering to these rules for the safety of all our players, pedestrians and motorists.


Thank you,
Weston Little League Board of Directors

 


by posted 04/23/2014
Safety Equipment

Dear Parents of Weston Little League Players,
 
I'd like to alert you to potential products that may aid in the safety of our children.  These products are not mandated by Little League National of Williamsport, so Weston Little League is not mandating them, but our  board thinks that you should at least know about them so you can make your own informed decision whether or not to purchase them for your children.
 
First, there are batting helmets that come with a facemask.   When worn properly, these facemasks prevent the batter from taking a hit to the eyes, nose or mouth from a batted or thrown baseball.  
 
The second is a simple mouth guard.  Again not mandated by Williamsport, but some leagues are suggesting them.
 
The last is a "heart guard".  These are often T shirts that have a protective plastic shield which prevents a child from taking a direct hit to the heart from a batted or thrown ball.
 
All of these items may be purchased online or at local stores. Please consider this email in the spirit that it was sent.  All sports have the potential for injury of one type or other.  The safety of your children is our number one priority,  the play is secondary.  Your little league board has developed many practices over the years that try to ensure safety.  You may elect for your child to use one or more of the items listed above to prevent an injury.  That said, it's going to be a wonderful season.  
 
Thank you, Weston Little League


by posted 04/01/2012
Navigating Our Website

For those of you that need some help navigating our website, here is a step-by-step guide to accessing your team information and receiving email and/or text event reminders:
 
HOW CAN I GET EMAIL AND TEXT EVENT REMINDERS?
 

 

 

  • From the main page of our website, www.westonll.com, scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on the left-hand menu item Edit My Account,
  • Log in using your email address and password,
  • When you log in, your family profile will appear.  You will see all family members and the programs each member has been registered in.
  • Click on a Family Member name,
  • Scroll down until you see Remind,

 

 

Remind: Games   Practices   
 
  • Check the box for Games and Practices,
  • If you want text messages make sure your cell phone number is listed and you select the carrier,
  • Make sure the check box No Email box is NOT checked.  (If this box is checked your email address will not be included in ANY email sent from this site which includes reminders, game change notifications and other important messages),
  • Be sure to click the Submit button when you are done,
  • You will now get an email and/or text messages to remind you of games and practices for your team.

 
HOW DO I ACCESS MY TEAM ROSTER AND SCHEDULE ONLINE?:
 
To view your team page:
·         At the top of the homepage of the WLL website, www.westonll.com, click on the menu Teams,
·         Select the Season (Fall 2014),
·         Select your League (T-Ball, A, AA, AAA, American or National),
·         Select then select your Team,

You are now on your TEAM page!

To view your team roster:
·         Select the tab ROSTER to see coach and players
To view your team schedule:
·         Select SCHEDULE to see your team schedule.

Hope this help!


 


by posted 03/28/2012
Upcoming Games
Field Status
Bisceglie 1 - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Bisceglie 1 Batting Cage - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Bisceglie 2 - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Bisceglie 2 Batting Cage - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Bisceglie 3 - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Bisceglie 3 Batting Cage - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Boys and Girls Club - Redding Ridge TBD (11/18) 
Bus Garage - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Coley Field - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Firehouse Field - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Middle School Field - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Morehouse Farm Park #3 - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Morehouse Farm Park #4 - Weston TBD (11/18) 
North House - Weston TBD (11/18) 
Onion Barn - Weston TBD (11/18) 
PARENTS OF ATHLETES

Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know

  1. It’s not about you, it’s about them.  Do not live your own sports dreams through your kids. It’s their turn now. Let them make their own choices, both good and bad.
  2. Never talk to a coach about your child’s play time after a game. Actually you never should. You should have your kid do that. That said, if you just can’t help yourself, send an email the next day and ask for some phone time. 
  3. NEVER yell at referees. They are trying. How would you like it if someone came to your job and screamed at you? Not. So. Much. If you have a real issue file a grievance the next day.
  4. Do NOT coach your kid from the sideline. Your job is to be a cheerleader, not a coach. If you wanted to coach, you should have volunteered.
  5. It is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY you are raising a professional athlete. I promise you. Relax, let them have a good time and learn the lessons they are supposed to be learning in sports.
  6. Kids should play the sport that is in season until they are in middle school. Then they can decide which one or two sports they want to play and become more focused. Cross training prevents injuries and burnout.
  7. If you have nothing nice to say, sit down and be quiet. Don’t be “that” parent. 
  8. If you are losing your mind on the sideline of game, it’s time to look in the mirror and figure out why. It’s not normal to care that much about sports. Put that energy into something more productive.
  9. Let them fail. Forgotten equipment, not working out, not practicing at home? Let them suffer the consequences of that. It will make them better.
  10. Your kids are watching you. Make them proud not embarrassed.

Click here to read the full article: 
http://www.ooph.com/ooph-lists/10-things-parents-of-athletes-need-to-know/

Catch of the Year!
He Is Just A Little Boy

HE IS JUST A LITTLE BOY
(By Chaplain Bob Fox)

He stands at the plate, with his heart pounding fast. The bases are loaded, the die has been cast.

Mom and Dad cannot help him, he stands all alone.  A hit at this moment, would send the Team home.

The ball meets the plate, he swings and he misses.  There’s a groan from the crowd, with some boos and some hisses.

A thoughtless voice cries, “strike out the bum.”  Tears fill his eyes, the game’s no longer fun.

So open your heart, and give him a break.  For it’s moments like this, a man you can make.

Please keep this in mind, when you hear someone forget.  He is just a little boy, and not a man yet.