• Next General Membership Meeting at American Legion on Monday, February 19 @ 8:30
  • Online Registrations are open for 2018 season
  • Mandatory Coach Clinic Sunday March 11 at Aston Community Center from 6 - 8

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Aston Valley Baseball League Important Dates for 2018

Registration dates and deadlines:

  1. In person registration at Aston Municipal Building 1/20/2018 from 9-3
  2. In person registration at Aston Municipal Building 1/27/2018 from 9-3
  3. In person registration at Aston Community Center 1/31/18 from 6-8 PM
  4. Late in person registration at Aston Community Center 2/7/18 from 6-8PM
  5. 02/24/18 - Player Evaluations at Chaos Training Facility times to be announced
  6. 02/25/18 - Player draft
  7. 03/24/18 - Field maintenance day
  8. 04/07/18 - Opening Day
  9. 04/14/18 - Picture Day
  10. 06/17/18 - Fall Ball registration opens

2018 Baseball Registrations are now open online

Baseball Registrations for Aston Valley Baseball League began online on Friday, November 24. There will be a $10 Black Friday weekend early-bird discount for anyone registered by Friday, December 1.


 


Now Batting - NEW BATS

The current bat performance standard – 1.15 BPF – has been in place for roughly 25 years. But times are changing in youth baseball, and just as the college and high school markets adopted a woodlike performance standard (known as BBCOR) a few years ago, USA Baseball and the six main youth baseball governing bodies – Little League, Pony, Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, American Amateur Baseball Congress and the AAU - have approved their own wood-like standard on youth bats. Commonly referred to as the new USA Baseball Standard, or USABat, the new standard becomes baseball law on January 1, 2018.  These bats are now being sold to the general public

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Attention Prospective Coaches, Managers, Team Parents, Assistants

                This Monday January 15 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 2018.  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 2018.

 


 


Congratulations to the new board

The following individuals have been elected to the 2018 AVBL Board positions:

 

President: Anthony Marusco

Teeners: John Howe

Majors: Bernie Seasock

Minors: Bob Weeks

Rookies: Jon Dalton

Tee Ball: Vicki Hittle

Parents Auxiliary: Rebecca Farrell

Rules: Michael Grady

Secretary: Amy Grady

Treasurer: Fran Miles

Facilities: Dan Campbell

Equipment: Jason Hickman

Player Agent: Jim Buggy

 

Congrats and good luck to the new Board! Special thanks to the outgoing board members, Laura Brooks and Mark Gauzza.  We thank you for all your hard work, time and dedication to Aston Valley.

 

Anthony M. Marusco

President, AVBL

 


 


Interested in lessons for your child?

 Beginning on August 1st, Aston Valley's Player Agent and Coach Jim Buggy will be offering individual pitching and hitting lessons at MapleZone Sports Institute in Boothwyn. You can schedule lessons online by visiting http://maplezonesportsinstitute.com/ or by calling MSI directly at 610-358-5500. All ages are welcome.  


 


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!

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