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
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.
Annual Meeting of Members and General Membership Meeting
We will hold our Annual Meeting of Members and General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 7:30 PM at the Weston Field Club. The 2018-2019 WLL Board will be elected at this time. There are a total of 15 Board seats, with 5 vacancies and for which 4 current Board members seek reelection. This meeting is open to the public. All WLL Regular Members are invited to attend and are eligible to vote. Please reference the applicable Sections of the WLL Constitution delineating the purpose of this Meeting, and which are reproduced below.
While all members of the WLL community are welcome to attend the meeting, please note that only WLL Regular Members can vote for the new BODs and/or vote on motions and engage in discussions during the meeting. A WLL Regular Member who is able to vote in the Board election is defined as a coach or other volunteer who has a completed a volunteer application and background check during 2018, which was accepted and approved by WLL, and remains in good standing. Please note that this includes both WLL baseball and softball coaches and volunteers.
Individuals interested in running for one of the 5 vacant WLL Board seats should submit a brief bio with discussion of their interest to join the WLL Board to Roneil Icatar (
). Please do not hesitate to reach out to Roneil or any other WLL Board member with any questions. If you are a WLL Regular Member an electronic ballot will be sent to your e-mail on record no later than Monday, November 19. All Regular Members are encouraged to fill out the ballot electronically and must do so by 5:00pm on November 28th. Alternatively, you can print out the ballot and hand in a hard copy at the General Meeting on the 28th.
Electronic ballots will be finalized and distributed via email by Monday, November 19th.
If you have any questions, reach out to either Roneil Icatar or Jeremy Masters (
SECTION 6 - Annual Meeting of the Members. The Annual Meeting of the Members of the Local League shall be held within 30 days of the last day of Fall Ball season, but no later than December 1st, for the purpose of electing members of the Board of Directors whose terms are expiring, receiving reports, appointing committees, and for the transaction of such business as may properly come before the meeting.
(a) The Membership shall receive at the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Local League a report, verified by the President and Treasurer, or by a majority of the Directors, showing:
(1) The condition of the Local League, to be presented by the President or his/her designee;
(2) A general summary of funds received and expended by the local league for the previous year, the amount of funds currently in possession of the local league, and the name of the financial institution in which such funds are maintained;
(3) The whole amount of real and personal property owned by the Local League, where located, and where and how invested;
(4) For the year immediately preceding, the amount and nature of the property acquired, with the date of the report and the manner of acquisition, the amount applied, appropriated or expended, and the purposes, objects or persons to or for which such applications, appropriations or expenditures have been made;
(5) The names of the persons who have been admitted to regular membership in the Local League during such year. This report shall be filed with the records of the Local League and entered in the minutes of the proceedings of the Annual Meeting. A copy of such report shall be forwarded to Little League Headquarters.
(b) An election for open positions for the Board of Directors shall be held. After the Board of Directors is elected, the Board shall meet to elect the officers. After the election, the Board of Directors shall assume the performance of its duties immediately. The Board's term of office shall continue until its successors are elected and qualified under this section.
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.
No longer sent
48 hrs prior to event
Sent immediately if within 48 hrs of event
Game Communications (No changes)
2.5 hrs prior to event
48 hrs prior to event
*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.
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.
Weston Little League Board of Directors
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.
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,
Check the box for GamesandPractices,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have nothing nice to say, sit down and be quiet. Don’t be “that” parent.
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.
Let them fail. Forgotten equipment, not working out, not practicing at home? Let them suffer the consequences of that. It will make them better.
Your kids are watching you. Make them proud not embarrassed.