• Late Registration is ongoing online.
  • General Membership Meeting at American Legion Monday, March 20 @ 8:30
  • Coach applications and background checks are due
  • Player Evaluations will be Saturday February 25 at Neumann University. Rookies 8:30, Minors 10:15,
  • Majors 11:30 and Teeners 12:45

Welcome to the Home of the

Aston Valley Baseball League

Aston Valley Parents,
 
Since the email about Rich Scharrer was sent out on Wednesday April 26, their has been an overwhelming response from our families asking to help Rich's family. In working with AMLL, I have listed the various ways you can assist:
 
There will be a fundraiser at Barnaby's this Saturday April 29 from 7-11 pm. Tickets are $30 pp and all proceeds will benefit the family.
 
There is a youcaring site setup for donations to be made to the family, the link is: https://www.youcaring.com/KarenScharrer-809250
 
Donations can also be made in memory of Richie for the care of his sons to:
 
TD Bank
4235 Edgemont Ave
Brookhaven, PA 19015
 
We will have these posted on our website as well as our Facebook page. 
 
Thank you,
Anthony M. Marusco
President, AVBL
Aston Valley Parents,
Earlier this week, Rich Scharrer a coach with Aston Middletown Little League, passed away suddenly. Rich touched the lives of not just AMLL but Aston Valley as well as he was well known within the Aston community. He will be missed. He leaves behind a wife and 2 young kids. Visitation will be this Thursday from 5:30 - 9:00 at Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday morning 10:00 at St Joes church in Aston. 
 
Out of respect for Rich's family, we are suspending all Aston Valley Baseball activities for this Thursday April 27 so families can pay their respects at the visitation.  We will resume baseball activities Friday April 28. On Friday, at 5:45 we will observe a moment of silence on all Weir Park fields and Buggy field. We will also have a moment of silence before each game played on this Saturday at Weir Park and Buggy field.
 
Please keep Rich's family and the AMLL family in your thoughts and prayers. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.
 
Thank You,
Anthony M. Marusco
President, AVBL

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

4/17/2017

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Bob Weeks, Laura Brooks, Dan Campbell, Jason Hickman, Mark Gauzza, Steve Chapman, Amy Grady, Scott Sexton, Jen Gauzza, Michael Grady, Jim McKenna, Joe Hart, Tony Diorioso, Jim Johnston, Brian Morris, Dave Durbano, John Howe, Bernie Seasock, Mike Cimabue, Chris Darpino, Tom Wood, Chuck Taylor, John Mancinelli, Rich Keller, Fran Miles, Jim Buggy, Amanda Doyle, Mike McDermond

Called to Order:

8:36 PM

Minutes:

On line

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Account:4022.63

Fundraising Account: 351.12

General Account: 41266.41

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve: John Howe

Second:Jim Buggy

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-John Howe

We have not had any games cancelled.  Everything is going well.  John has never worked with a more fabulous group of coaches.  Start BYC this Tuesday.  Light is on in the Press Box.  


Questions:

John McKenna is Penn Delco responsible for the field.  Joe Hart met with Mr. Miller today and retrieved the dragger.  If something is missing please let someone know.  Are we purchasing the dragger for the field?  One kid got hurt at a game.  We can not get into the ice machine.  Need parents to commit to the snack bar.  Put ice packs in the equipment room.  In the back closet there is a first aid kit.  That will be moved to the equipment room.  Can we get a batter’s box template?  WE can look into it.  Who stocks the chalk for the teeners?  John Howe does...

 

Majors-Bernie Seasock

All is well in the majors first time in 23 years there was no rain in 10 days in ASton.  Brookhaven we go to on Saturdays.  Starting up 11 and 12 year old clinics.  11 year olds this Sunday at 4:00 p.m.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

79 kids in the Minors.  Got off to a rough start due to sod issues.  Thanks to Joe Hart and Steve Chapman for babysitting the sod.  Call-ups have been pretty robust.  We have sent 5 to majors and we have gotten 10 kids as call ups.  He does appreciate advance notice.  One of the things he has noticed.  Kids are standing on first base and kids are hitting doubles so kids are having to run around them.  A group of 10 year olds will be playing on Thursdays at Brookhaven.  All ten year olds are invited to play.  

 

Rookies-Dan Campbell

The day of the golf outing.  The one game was rescheduled.  The weather has been great.  WE are going to have a clinic on Sundays for 8 year olds.  Any 8 year old is invited.  1st hour stations and second hour will be a scrimmage.  All rookie coaches need to make sure everything is locked up.  The field white shed was unlocked on Saturday night.  Middle cage is missing its lock.  Rookie coaches could meet after the meeting for a few minutes.  Hope is to use the Minor league field is open we will use that or if Major Field is available they can use that as well.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Unable to attend.  

 

Equipment Manager-Jason Hickman

Everyone got their uniforms.  Some cosmetic issues.  They are redoing the Giants uniforms.  We do not want to have to go through this again.  Got tees, nets, etc.  Seems like everyone is using the equipment.  Just let him know if you need anything.  

 

Parents Auxiliary- Laura Brooks


 

     

Time

Team

Team

8:30

Rookies-Pirates

Rookies - Redsox

8:45

Tball - Pirates

Tball - A's

9:00

Majors-Expos

Minors - A's

9:15

Minors - Pirates

Majors - Redsox

9:30

Majors-Dbacks

Tball - Angels

9:45

Tball-Marlins

Tball - Phillies

10:00

Minors-Yankees

Jr.Rookies - A's

10:15

Jr. Rookies - Redsox

Jr. Rookies - Pirates

10:30

Jr. Rookies - Phillies

Rookies - Rockies

10:45

Rookies - A's

Minors-BlueJays

11:00

Minors - Indians

Minor-Phillies

11:15

Rookies-Giants

Rookies - Cubs

11:30

Minors-Dbacks

Rookies-Cardinals

11:45

Rookies-Phillies

 

12:00

Majors - Braves

Majors - Phillies

   
     

 

Field Maintenance-Steve Chapman

Paid 74 people for Field Maintenance.  We will cut grass on minor field in a day or two.  We will roll the field again.  Every field has a hand dragger.  We will order one for teeners.  Sunday Field Maintenance First week we had 15.  We should have 25.  Mound at the minors.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

No report

 

Rules- Mark Gauzza

Thanks to Bob Weeks for getting us in touch with some umpires from Ridley.  We are still looking for guys to umpire minor and major games.  Please get in touch with rules@avbl.org.  We have umpires with 0-1 year experience in the rookies.  Once the call is made and please just drop it.  No parents or coaches should be harping on the kids (umpires).  Questions or comments about umpires.  Can you go over the rules with the umpires?  We need to remember that they are kids and they learn from their mistakes.  If a coach cheat on pitches for kids pitching. 1st offense is a one game suspension and second offense coach is kicked out of the position.  The pitch tracking page.   

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Golf Outing coming up on May 1, 2017.  So far 28 players playing starting at 1:00 PM.  $30.00 for the open bar at Toms from 7:00- 9:00.  


Fundraising perspective:

Beef and Beer on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

Raffles Big Screen TV

Corn Hole Tournament

Buy tickets online


Cancelling the Blue Rocks Game


Pictures on this Saturday.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports – Online Ordering

 

 

 

 

 

Aston Valley Baseball League

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to go to

 

www.barksdalephoto.com

 

and place your order on our secure website.

 

password: 0042561SP

 

 

 

 

 

Coaches clinic:  We had poor representation at the coaches clinic.  


As coaches we should have more in attendance for our meetings.  There should be people at least three meetings to be able to vote.  




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

At the rookie field the cage is not large enough to hold all of our equipment.  Went to Ricks shed’s to look for a shed.  They wanted $1200.  We could call some local contractor.



Select team for 8’s?  It is something that we can think about.  


At the teeball field they had an issue with smoking/vaping.  You can call the police if you notice.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:45 PM

Amy Grady

Fran Miles

 Picture Day April 22, 2017

     

Time

Team

Team

8:30

Rookies-Pirates

Rookies - Redsox

8:45

Tball - Pirates

Tball - A's

9:00

Majors-Expos

Minors - A's

9:15

Minors - Pirates

Majors - Redsox

9:30

Majors-Dbacks

Tball - Angels

9:45

Tball-Marlins

Tball - Phillies

10:00

Minors-Yankees

Jr.Rookies - A's

10:15

Jr. Rookies - Redsox

Jr. Rookies - Pirates

10:30

Jr. Rookies - Phillies

Rookies - Rockies

10:45

Rookies - A's

Minors-BlueJays

11:00

Minors - Indians

Minor-Phillies

11:15

Rookies-Giants

Rookies - Cubs

11:30

Minors-Dbacks

Rookies-Cardinals

11:45

Rookies-Phillies

 

12:00

Majors - Braves

Majors - Phillies

   

AVBL Golf Outing

2017 AVBL GOLF OUTING

Monday, May 1

Paxon Hollow Golf Club

1 pm scramble format

$125 entrance fee includes:

Golf – prizes – golf shirt and golf ball

Buffet dinner and open bar 7-10 pm

All proceeds benefit Aston Valley Baseball

Contact: Bob Weeks 484-432-4598

2017 AVBL GOLF OUTING

Sponsor Form


 

 

HOLE SPONSOR:  $100

FOURSOME PACKAGE: $550 includes hole sponsorship

Hole Sponsor (company name)  ________________________________

Contact e-mail: _____________________________________________

 

I will attend the awards dinner only:  #attendees _____ X $30 = ______

 

Amount Due: ______

Checks payable to: AVBL. Credit cards or PayPal are accepted

Contact Bob Weeks at:  minors@avbl.org for more info.   

We will be having a beef and beer on

Saturday May 20, 2017

at Bruder Gym at Neumann University

from 7:00-11:00 PM

Tickets are $30.00 a piece or $55.00 for a pair.  

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

3/20/2017

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Jason Hickman, Steve Chapman, Mark Gauzza, Bob Weeks, Vicki Hittle, Fran Miles, Jim Buggy, Laura Brooks, John Howe, Amy Grady, Dan Campbell,

Todd Kirk, Joe Hart, Bob Chambers, Jim Johnston, Tony Diorisio, Rich Keller, Steve Abate, Scott Sexton, Brian Morris, Jon Dalton, Chuck Taylor, Ron Corrento, Vicki Lovecchio, Lisa Jennings, John Mancinelli, Tom Wood, Amanda Doyle, Denny Anastasia, Dave Durbano, Mike Cimabue, Ryan Smith, Cory Sheridan, Mike McDermond, Steve Downs,

Called to Order:

8:33 PM

Minutes:

 

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Regular checking account 34,905.95

Capital account 3975.94

Fundraising- 101.11

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Bernie

Second:Vicki Hittle

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-John Howe

Saturday is field maintenance day.  There is a lot to do at the concession stand.


Playing BYC twice a week.


Practice and Team schedules are out.




 

Majors-Bernie Seasock

No practicing outside, yet.


March 10 the schedule was sent out.  Some teams have been out at maple zone, etc.  Game schedule will be out this week.  Three games a week.  Games with Brookhaven.


Coaches Clinic Sunday March 26, 6:00-9:00 at the Community Center.  


Major coaches meeting after this meeting.

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

77 players signed up

15 game schedules

Teams will be playing Brookhaven.


Minor field finally does not have snow on it.  


All Coaches have keys except Ralph who is not here.




 

Rookies-Dan Campbell

87 player

8 teams

2 late sign ups

We had 10 kids who moved over the winter/area.

Practice schedule has been sent out.  

Game schedule will be sent out soon.


Coaches clinic  March 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm at Community Center.

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

95 kids total



12-13 for t ball

8-9 for super rookies


Working out days for clinics


Coaches clinic on Sunday for all coaches

 

Equipment Manager-Jason Hickman

Uniforms have been ordered.  If you have a very late sign up.  Parent will have to bring Jersey and hat to the MVP.  Ordered heavy control balls.  New Tees.  Put all equipment back after using them in the cages.  

 

Parents Auxiliary- Laura Brooks

Sending email soon.  


Need team mom information

Look out for email about Opening Day,

 

Field Maintenance-Steve Chapman

Henry Hittle bought portable pitching mounds.  Not level.  Fields are a mess. They are off limits until at least Saturday.  Need the water turned on for Saturday.  Need keys see your commissioner.  


Coaches Clinic this Sunday from 6:00-9:00 PM


Ridley Excavating will hopefully starting next Monday for the Minor Field renovations.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Total amount 372.  Last year 407   Down about 8.5%.  Lost last years 12’s. Everyone is assigned.  Rookie schedule should be done in about 3 days.

 

Rules- Mark Gauzza

Still looking for umpires that are 13 years old and up.  Meeting at 3:00 at Weir Park.  If interested email rules@avbl.or

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco






OLD BUSINESS


This weekend at Neumann University on Saturday, March 25 at noon.  There will be a double header at against Gwynedd Mercy.


Kids will go on the field.

Kids in dugouts.

Concession Stand that Aston Valley will be running.

Let kids watch the game from behind the home plate.


Aston Valley will be very well represented.



April 1 at Weir Park is Field Maintenance.

Starting at 9:00


April 8 Opening Day Parade.  Starting at 8:30


Phillies-Rookies

White Sox-Minors

Dodgers-Majors



Trucks at Community Center at 7:30 AM

Please have kids there and ready at 7:30


Wawa will be there giving coffee to those at the



May 1, 2017  Golf Outing


April 23, 2017 Blue Rocks Game


May 20, 2017 is our beef and beverage.  


Coaches Clinic Sunday March 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm  All new Coaches it is mandatory and all coaches are welcome.  


Thank Henry Hittle for building two pitching mounds.  Turned out hitting tunnels into pitching tunnels as well.  











 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Are we putting lights in the tunnels?  We are looking for a company to sponsor the lights.  It would be there for a benefit, but they will not be allowed to keep the lights on after 9:00 PM.  


Judge Holefelder is willing to do the homerun tickets again.  As soon as Joe Hart gets them Joe will give to someone on the board.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:00 PM

Steve Chapman

Jason Hickman

 

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

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!

Upcoming Games/Practices

Sunday, Apr 30
Rookies
Cardinals @ Athletics12:00pmWeir Park - Rookie Field
Minors
Diamondbacks @ Blue Jays2:00pmWeir Park - Minor Field
Majors
Phillies @ Braves5:00pmWeir Park - Major Field
Monday, May 1
Minors
Diamondbacks @ Pirates5:45pmWeir Park - Minor Field
Tuesday, May 2
TBall
Athletics @ CLINIC6:00pmWeir Park - Tball Field
Marlins @ CLINIC6:00pmWeir Park - Tball Field
Phillies @ CLINIC6:00pmWeir Park - Tball Field
Rookies
Phillies @ Rockies5:45pmWeir Park - Rookie Field
Minors
Athletics @ Phillies5:45pmWeir Park - Minor Field
Majors
Braves @ Expos5:45pmWeir Park - Major Field
Wednesday, May 3
TBall
Angels @ CLINIC6:00pmWeir Park - Tball Field
Pirates @ CLINIC6:00pmWeir Park - Tball Field
Rookies
Pirates @ Giants5:45pmWeir Park - Rookie Field
Minors
Yankees @ Diamondbacks5:45pmWeir Park - Minor Field
Majors
Red Sox @ Phillies5:45pmWeir Park - Major Field
Thursday, May 4
Junior Rookies
Phillies @ Red Sox5:45pmWeir Park - Rookie Field
Minors
Athletics @ Brookhaven5:45pmBrookhaven - Scott Park
Majors
Red Sox @ Brookhaven5:45pmBrookhaven - Scott Park

For a complete schedule listing, click here!