2018 Closing Day
It went by fast!
Closing Day ceremonies will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, at the Stella Maiese Complex.
The day will feature trophy presentations, games for each division, food, face painting, and the announcement of our raffle winners. Don't forget to turn in your raffle tickets!!
Please arrive around 9:30 AM. The trophies will begin at 10:00 AM. At 11:00, TeeBall, and Jr Minors baseball and softball will play. And at 1:00 PM, Majors baseball and the Majors/Minors softball games will be played.
We will be looking for help for the concession stand and with field prep. Don't be shy! Please help us help your children.
See you Saturday!
Dave Iuliucci, WTLL President
For the balance of August, we are going to hold softball skills clinics. Starting on Aug 9th, the clinics will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00. August 30th will be the last clinic.
There is NO CHARGE for these clinics.
Aside from the obvious goal of teaching the mechanics and understanding of the game, we hope that these clinics will provide an opportunity to grow the WTLL program - for both players and coaches. To that end, we're extending two invitations.
The girls are invited to bring a friend to any and all of the clinics. They can be friends or family. It doesn't matter where they live or if they've ever played before. We are going to work on the basics. In fact, no one will need to bring any equipment for the first three dates.
Parents are invited to participate in the clinics as well. It's our hope that by practicing along with your daughter(s), it will chip away at the stigma of "not knowing about the game" and inspire some to become more involved in the league. It could be as a coach, as a board member, as an umpire, or working behind the scenes. At worst, we can all put down our phones for a little bit and learn about the game - and have a laugh or two in the process.
The other part of the clinics will be to gauge interest in playing a fall season.
The clinics are for ages 6-16 and will be held at the Daniel Calabrese Park, 37 N Central Ave in Sicklerville.
The following link will take you to an intriguing article from the September 4th edition of Time Magazine. Much of the information you will see in this article you may have heard from many of the WTLL Board members. The biggest difference here is that the author, Sean Gregory, has the actual figures that confirm our assertions.
While there is certainly a place for "travel ball," there's no question that too many of the participants are involved because of unrealistic talent perceptions or, even more regrettably, for the status they believe is bestowed upon them.
Regardless of your feelings about the industry that has become youth sports, it's a great read.
Each year, a new group of parents joins the Little League® family, as their children get set to begin their baseball or softball journey, making new friends, and having fun along the way. And, just like players need a year or two of Tee Ball or Coach Pitch to learn the game, finding a way for parents to be introduced to volunteering is just as important. For those new Little League families, we encourage you to get involved in your local league as soon as possible because it is important to start learning how your league operates at the very beginning of your Little League involvement. Being updated and in-the-know are keys in developing a positive Little League experience for you and your Little Leaguer®.
The best way to get involved is to volunteer. Little League relies on the hundreds of thousands of Little League volunteers throughout the world to offer the opportunity for children and families to forge lifelong memories, and have positive experiences both on-and-off the field. Every local league needs committed volunteers. If your son or daughter began playing Little League last year, or your Little Leaguer is about to start next season, we encourage you to learn what volunteer positions are needed in your league. Volunteers often help with concession stand duties, field maintenance, fundraising, event planning, communications, and coaching.