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Majors and Minors will be holding a redraft, so all players in those divisions must attend evaluations.   

 

Players in Rookies and Teeners must attend evaluations if new to league or new to division.  

 

Parents,

Rookie Division Evaluations will be held this Saturday February 25 at Neumann University behind the Mirenda Center.  The evaluations will be from 8:30 am till 10:00 am.  Evaluations will be held in doors so please have your child wear sneakers. Also,  please bring a bat, glove and a batting helmet.  Bats and batting helmets will be provided in the event you do not have one. Baseball age 7 & 8 are expected to attend if they are new to the league or to the Rookie Division.    If you are unable to attend, please send an email to secretary@avbl.org explaining why.   If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us.

 

 

Minor Division Evaluations will be held this Saturday February 25 at Neumann University behind the Mirenda Center.  The evaluations will be from 10:15 am till 11:15 am.  Evaluations will be held in doors so please have your child wear sneakers. Also,  please bring a bat, glove and a batting helmet.  Bats and batting helmets will be provided in the event you do not have one. Baseball age 9 & 10 are expected to attend as we are redrafting the Minors division so all returning minor players must also attend.  If you are unable to attend, please send an email to secretary@avbl.org explaining why.    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us.

 

 

Major Division Evaluations will be held this Saturday February 25 at Neumann University behind the Mirenda Center.  The evaluations will be from 11:30 am till 12:30 pm.  Evaluations will be held in doors so please have your child wear sneakers. Also, please bring a bat, glove and a batting helmet.  Bats and batting helmets will be provided in the event you do not have one. Baseball age 11 & 12 are expected to attend as we are redrafting the majors division so all returning major players must also attend.  If you are unable to attend, please send an email to secretary@avbl.org explaining why.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us.

 

 

Teener Division Evaluations will be held this Saturday, February 25 at Neumann University behind the Mirenda Center.  The evaluations will be from 12:45 pm till 1:30 pm.  Evaluations will be held in doors so please have your child wear sneakers. Also, please bring a bat, glove and a batting helmet.  Bats and batting helmets will be provided in the event you do not have one.   If you are unable to attend, please send an email to secretary@avbl.org explaining why.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us.

 

 

February 2017

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

 

Date:

2/20/2017

Present:

Anthony Marusco, John Howe, Bernie Seasock, Bob Weeks, Vicki Hittle, Dan Campbell, Amy Grady, Mark Gauzza, Jay Hickman, Steve Chapman, Fran Miles,Jim Buggy


Not Present: Laura Brooks,


Tony Dioriosio, Jeremy Brown, Brian Morris, Cory Sheridan, Scott Sexton, Jason Farrell, Ron Corrento, Denny Anastasia, Joe HArt, Michael Grady, Jen Gauzza, Sue Ashton,Ivan  Plachuta, Ralph Carotenuto, Bob Chambers, Michael Cimabue, Brian Seleyo, Ralph Papa, Alex Jennings, Chris Darpino, Amanda Doyle, Mike McDermott,

Called to Order:

8:36 PM

Minutes:

 

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

23871.23 General budget

General Fundraising 101.11

Capital Improvement Account 3853.65

New Business: None

Motion to approve:John Howe

Second:Jim Buggy

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-John Howe

March  25 is field Maintenance Day.  He got in touch with the Sun Valley Baseball team and community service will be there.  We have 44 players signed up.  We are playing BYC twice a week.  Saturdays at Buggy.  Tuesday or Wednesday at BYC.  Have three coaches at this time and need 4.  Questions… are you redrafting

 

Majors-Bernie Seasock


Majors will be redrafting.  We are going from 6 teams to 5 teams.  Every thursday we will play Brookhaven.  Major evaluations will be this Saturday at 11:30.   All new and returning players must attend or let the commisioner know.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

We have 69 players returning to the Minors.  We are going from 7-6 teams.  We will need to move one kid.  Looking for a 15 games this season.  We have Community Day at Neumann on MArch 25.  We will be putting some portion of our snack bar over there.  Kids will be able to be batboys/girls for an inning or two.  Neumann baseball team would like to more involved with the Aston Valley Baseball League

 

Rookies-Dan Campbell

As of today we have 82 kids signed up.  One team has 3 kids so those kids will go back into the draft.  Rookie evaluations will be on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.  Only new players need to attend.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

87 between Jr Rookies.  5 teams for teeball and 3 teams of super rookies.  Rich June 18 year old team is going to help out with clinics

 

Equipment Manager-Jay Hickman

Minors and Majors.  Putting two equipment bags in the shed for the season.  Junior Rookies and Rookies will still get bags automatically.  Book for shirts, hats, colors, etc.  

 

Parents Auxiliary- Laura Brooks

Not here.  

 

Field Maintenance-Steve Chapman

Lawn Mower was sent in to Tom’s for repair.  One quote is in for the minor field.  Waiting for the second quote.  March 11 and 18 we have community service personnel coming in.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Total for the season - 334.  We are down about 18%.  Evaluations are on Saturday.


Evaluations will be 8:00-3:00



Rookies- 8:30-10:00

Minors- 10:15-11:15

Majors-11:30-12:30

Teeners-1:00-2:00



Draft Day is February 26.  


Teeners 12:00-

Majors 1:15-

Minors 2:30-

Rookies 3:45-



 

Rules- Mark Gauzza

New bat requirements will be on the website.  


New pitching rules have gone into effect.  


There was a new rule submitted.  


Rule submitted by Jason Farrell has been board approved, but requires ⅔ approval by the general membership.  


“6 year olds would be allowed to catch live pitching” Passes with majority.  

 

 

                                                 Secretary- Amy Grady



 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Our numbers are down slightly from last year.  Looking to make sure that kids are learning and having fun.  Has anyone heard any reasons why?  Is there something that we could do to increase numbers?  We need to go back to the coaches that coach the teeners and ask if the kids can help.  Let’s continue this conversation later.  


Evaluations this Saturday at the Community Gym at Neumann


Evaluations will be 8:00-3:00



Rookies- 8:30-10:00

Minors- 10:15-11:15

Majors-11:30-12:30

Teeners-1:00-2:00




Draft Day-

Teeners 12:00-

Majors 1:15-

Minors 2:30-

Rookies 3:45-


This Wednesday CPR Training at Sun Valley High School at 6:00 PM at the MIC


March 25, 2017

Neumann Day

Umpire Meeting at 3:00



Blue Rocks Tickets

April 23, 2017




OLD BUSINESS

 




                             









 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:24 PM

Anthony M.

Bernie

Aston Valley Day at The Blue Rocks

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Evaluations will be February 25, 2017 at Neumann University

Player evaluations will be February 25, 2017 at Neumann University in the Mirenda Center "Community Hall"

Evaluations Times Below 

Rookies  8:30  New kids to the league and division only

 

Minors   10:15  New kids to the league and division only

    

Majors  11:30 All Kids must be at evaluations

 

Teeners 1:00 New kids to the league and division only

 

 

Important message about upcoming new bat requirements

Please read the attached letter from Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth about a new bat standard.  This new standard will not be effective till January 1, 2018 at which time all bats in the marketplace today will become ineligible to be used.  More information to follow.  If you have any questions, please contact Mark Gauzza, Rules Chairperson or Anthony Marusco, President.

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Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

1/16/2017

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Bernie Seasock, Laura Brooks, Vicki Hittle, Bob Weeks, Fran Miles, Dan Campbell, Steve Chapman, Jason Hickman, Amy Grady, Jim Buggy, Michael Grady, Mark Fifer, Mark Korenkiewicz, Amanda Doyle, Scott Sexton, Brian Morris, Tony Diorisio, Ralph Carotenuto, Jason Farrell,  Henry Hittle, Mike McDermott, Ralph Papa, Denny Anastasia, Earl Derrickson, Cory Sheridan, Mike Cimabue, Clilff Thompson, Mike Volturo, Rob Locklear, Joe Hart, Joe Fiorelli, Jon Dalton, Steve Downs, Vicki Lovecchio, Pat Dever, Walt Campbell, Chris Darpino, Craig Stokarski

Called to Order:

8:32

Minutes:

 

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

General Fundraising 101.10

Capital Improvement Account 3808.33

General Account: 12,853.26

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Steve Chapman

Second:Anthony Marusco

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-John Howe(Not Present)

This upcoming season we are looking to do an interleague with BYC.  

 

Majors-Bernie Seasock

Looking to play two games at Brookhaven on Thursdays.  Gave the kids two extra teams for the year.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Minors will also be playing in Brookhaven.  Looks like 7 teams in the Minors.  Gives our kids an opportunity to play different positions.

 

Rookies-Dan Campbell

No report.

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

We are going to have clinic on a week-night.  The games will be on Saturdays.  Keep teams small to make it easier to manage.  

 

Equipment Manager-Jason Hickman

Coaches- If anyone has a bag please get in touch with him to return it.  

 

Parents Auxiliary- Laura Brooks

We are currently in the process of looking for new vendor to keep the costs down.  Looking to decide on pictures.  

 

Facilities-Steve Chapman

Got a few hand draggers.  The tractor and lawn mower are going out for repair.  March 11 and 18 will be using Community Service help and then on the 25 at Buggy Field.  We have had one quote, but waiting on two others for the minor field.  Looking to fix the field and keep it fixed.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Registration Dates-Walk in

Municipal Building


1/20 from 6-9

1/21 from 9-3

1/27 from 6-9

1/28 from 9-3



February 1st is the late registration.  




We do not know at this time if we will be having a redraft.  

 

Rules- Mark Gauzza

Rules that are proposed for the playoffs/ tournament being passed around.  



2018- The adoption of wood-like bats.  All bats that we have at this time will be illegal.  

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

We did have a quote for the minor field, but that fell through.  Once the field is fixed it will be the coaches job to maintain them.  


Fundraising Items:


Blue Rocks April 23, 2017


$10.00 a piece.  


Top 9 sellers will be announced on the field.



Beef and Beverage- May 2017


Up to 300 people.  



Bingo-



Golf Tournament-May 1

Paxon Hollow


Pictures for the Season-

We will be using Joe McGinn’s company to honor Kelly.  


2018- Will be a new photographer.




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

None

 

Rules Meeting

We have two proposed rules.  One we discussed.  The second will be discussed after the board discusses.  


Cliff Thompson wanted the rookies to get a warning for the coach pitch third strike.  

Voted


3                                          Alot                                               1

Yes                                       No                                               Abstain



Allow the 6 year olds to pitch and catch?  Rule Change for Jason Hickman.  



Discussion ensued for 20 minutes or more.  


Voted

16                                                18                                                        3

Yes                                              No                                                   Abstain



 
 

 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:39 PM

Fran Miles

Mark Gauzza



 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Registrations open on Black Friday

Baseball Registrations for Aston Valley Baseball League will begin online on Friday, November 25. There will be a $20 Black Friday weekend early-bird discount for anyone registered by Sunday, November 27.

 

Important items to know:

  • All new players to the league and players moving up to the next division (excluding TBall/Junior Rookie) must attend player evaluations on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Any player that does not attend the evaluation, without Executive Board approval, will be drafted by teams after those who did attend.  In the event of a redraft, all players for that division must attend evaluations.    
  • Any individual who is interested in a coaching position or just helping out on the field must submit a coach’s application and a national background check.  No individual will be allowed on the field or in the dugout without completing both of these documents.  All applications and background checks are due no later than January 31, 2017.  Any submissions after this date will be placed on a waiting list and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis..
  • Team Parents must submit the national background check only.
  • Coach’s Application and Background Check can be found on our website.
  • In order to be compliant with Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth, all national background checks must be submitted thru Protect Youth Sports on our website for 2017.  PA State Police checks only and checks from other organizations will not be accepted.  
  • Background checks for Aston Valley will be good for the calendar year of 2017.  
  • Next General Membership Meeting is this Monday November 21, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.  Meeting is located at the American Legion on Concord Rd. All members are encouraged to attend.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Thanks,

Anthony M. Marusco

President, AVBL

Attention Prospective Coaches, Managers, Team Parents, Assistants Copy

                This Monday January 16 is our annual rules meeting.  This meeting is mandatory for all prospective coaches as we will be reviewing and voting on any submitted rule changes for the upcoming season.  Any individual who is interested in being a Manager, Assistant Coach or just helping out on the field must submit a coach’s application and a national background check.  No individual will be allowed on the field or in the dugout without completing both of these documents.  Once the Executive Board has received both documents, the application will be reviewed in order to be approved or denied.  All applications and background checks are due no later than January 31.  Any submissions after this date will be placed on a waiting list and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis.  Team Parents must submit the national background check only. 

                 In order to be compliant with Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth, all national background checks must be submitted thru Protect Youth Sports on our website for 2017.  PA State Police checks and checks from other organizations will not be accepted.  Background checks for Aston Valley will be good for the calendar year of 2017.

Congratulations to the new board

The following individuals have been elected to the 2017 AVBL Board positions:

President:Anthony Marusco

Teeners:John Howe

Majors:Bernie Seasock

Minors:Bob Weeks

Rookies:Dan Campbell

Tee Ball:Vicki Hittle

Parents Auxiliary:Laura Brooks

Rules: Mark Gauzza

Secretary:Amy Grady

Treasurer:Fran Miles

Facilities: Steve Chapman

Equipment: Open

Player Agent: Jim Buggy

 

Congrats and good luck to the new Board! Special thanks to the outgoing board members, Joe Hart, Mike Grady, Todd Kirk, Cory Sheridan.  We thank you for all your hard work, time and dedication to Aston Valley.

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

11/21/2016

Present:

Laura Brooks, Dan Campbell, Vicki Hittle, Anthony Marusco, Bernie Seasock, Bob Weeks, Fran Miles, Amy Grady, Steve Chapman, Mark Gauzza,Missing:Jason Hickman, Jim Buggy

 

Henry Hittle, Joe Hart, Michael Grady, Brian Matteo, Jen Gauzza, Chris Darpino, Tony DiOrisio, Michael Cimabue,

Cliff Thompson,

 

Called to Order:

8:35 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:

 
 
 

Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Regular Checking 4579.29

Fundraising-101.09

Capital Fundraising-3717.70

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Bob Weeks

Second:Amy Grady

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-John Howe

Not present.

 
 

Majors-Bernie Seasock

No report. All quiet.  

 

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

 

Neumann College came down and helped get the minor field ready.  Good involvement with us and them.  March 25, 2017 we will do a fundraiser at Neumann.  Double header for baseball at Neumann.  Sundays for camps at Neumann for December, January, and February.  Ages 6-13.  

 

Rookies-Dan Campbell

No report.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

No report

 

Equipment Manager-Jason Hickman

Not present.  

 

 

Parents Auxiliary- Laura Brooks

Concession is stand and water shut off.  All Good.

 
 

Facilities-Steve Chapman

Look at what needs to be repaired

 
 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Not present.

 

Rules- Mark Gauzza

High School Umpires for Majors.  January General Meeting is the Rules meeting.  Please submit rules on the website.  Present the rules at the next meeting.  Do you have the rules that are proposed?  Could we get them on the website so we can see them before the January meeting?

 

Bats as of right now will be illegal as of 2018.  Making bats that react like wood bats.  New bats are considered big barrel.  Do not spend a ton of money on a bat since it will not be able to use anywhere else.  

 

Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth are doing away with innings pitched and it will be based off of pitch count.  As a league we will need to focus on developing more pitchers throwing strikes.  

 

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report.

 
 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTS

 
 

President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Open registrations starts this Friday November 25, 2016.  There is a discount of $20.00 if registered by Sunday November 27.  We have not raised the rates.  Please pass the word around.  Sign ups will be in person January 20 from 6-9, January 21 9-3, January 27 from 6-9, January 28 9-3, and February 26 from 12-4.Opening Day will be April 8, 2017.  Field Maintenance is April 1, 2017.  Fundraising for this year: Blue Rocks Game, Golf Outing, etc.  

 

Looking to re-sod the minor field.  We are looking to extend the major field.  

 
 

Regrade and level field is $675.00 per field.  Looking to confirm price of 2300.00, if that is a go we need to move forward.  

 

Thanks to Vicki Lovecchio, Nicole Sheridan and Sue Ashton for all of their help this year with raising money and helping the leagues.  

 
 
 
 

OLD BUSINESS

Fix Chris Darpino from last month’s minutes.  He ran for an position but was omitted from  the minutes.  

 

Jason Hickman will be the Equipment person.

 
 
 

                             

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW BUSINESS

Is the information up on the Babe Ruth website?  Babe Ruth is transferring to a new website.  

 

Babe Ruth/ Cal Ripken raising the state entrance fee.  Host fee is $1000.00 12 teams $400.00.  

 
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 
 
 
 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:04 pm

Anthony

Bernie

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIELD MAINTENANCE- AFTER EVERY GAME!

At the conclusion of EVERY game the field should be raked and dugouts cleaned.  Please follow the directions below when raking the fields. This task is not solely the coaches responsibility. Any parent can assist with this task to maintain our fields. If it is done properly and consistently it will help maintain our fields better for the kids playing the games and will assist when we get rain as well. The fields should dugouts should be cleaned of all trash and equipment after every game as well. Please help with this as it is EVERYONE’S responsibility as members of AVBL.

 

By following these simple guidelines will only improve the field and complex conditions making them safer and more enjoyable for the players and parents.

 

·        Home plate and pitcher’s mound: rake all the dirt around back towards the holes and fill in the holes created during the game.

·        Base paths: do not rake across the path, but go up and down the baseline. Raking across the path can cause low spots and also build up on the grass cutouts.

·        Bases: pull the base and replace the plugs. Rake towards the holes bases once the plugs are installed and fill in any low spots created (from sliding).

 

Thank you for your support!