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GKLL 2015 SPRING REGISTRATION
IS NOW OPEN TO NEW AND EXISTING MEMBERS!!!
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TO REGISTER IN PERSON:
GKLL 2015 SPRING REGISTRATION
will be held
EVERY THURSDAY STARTING 1/8/15(Excluding Holidays)
from 7:00pm till 8:00pm
EVERY SUNDAY STARTING 1/11/15(Excluding Holidays)
from 10:00am till 11:00am
Great Kills Little League Clubhouse
located at 245 Greaves Ave
(entrance on Kennington St)
CLICK TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM: 2015 GKLL REGISTRATION FORM
NEW MEMBERS MUST BRING A "COPY" OF THE PLAYERS BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND A "COPY" OF A RECENT UTILITY BILL.
CLICK ON THE "REGISTRATION INFO" TAB ON THE LEFT FOR REGISTRATION FEE INFO
Great Kills Little League, Inc.
245 Greaves Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10308
October 20, 2014
The meetings I have been having with our membership have been very insightful and informative. Both groups, boy’s andgirl’s parents provided us with great information and the overwhelming positive responses have been truly inspiring. Together we will build back the league.
We are now initiating some more great programs for our community. For years people have said I wish my child could get one more year at GKLL. Well your wish has come true. We have started a 13u 50/70 program which will play interleague with the other Little League teams on Staten Island. This will also be an All-star division as well. Also thanks to our collaboration with our affiliate groups, we will be able to play some 60/90 games in the schedule as well. Just by word of mouth many players have called us to join. The other new program we are bringing back to GKLL is co-ed softball for ages 13-18. While Baseball may not be for everybody who graduates Little League when they move to the big field, they most certainly enjoy a friendly game of softball. Both boys and girls are welcome and this too has received a positive response. We have been contacted by 6 teams already. John Mulia will be heading the Coed softball division.
My next letter to the membership will outline the winter clinics and hitting league and give you all the information you need. The combination of your support and our support will make the best program for your children. I would like to thank all of our loyal members.
Frank J. Cambria Jr.
Frank J. Cambria Jr.
Message from Frank Cambria President of Great Kills Little League
September 25, 2014
Dear GKLL Membership,
I would like to thank the GKLL BOD and the membership for entrusting me to lead the New Great Kills Little League as President. My 2 vice presidents this year will be Charlie Fontana, Pres. of Baseball and Brenda Crocco, Pres of Softball which we will be working very closely together to provide your child with the best baseball experience. I would also like to thank 2 dear friends for the outstanding work they did for GKLL. Former President Rob Crocitto, who secured the new artificial turf on the senior minor field and Adam Conanan former President of Softball for the last 18 years. Adam’s tireless dedication to the girls program was second to none and his commitments lead the girls to many Island championships. I am also pleased to see a new energetic board of directors with many new faces. They look very eager to work hard to building a better GKLL.
As for our future commitments to your children here is what is on the agenda. League loyalty will be this year’s goal. We would like to provide many winter clinics for both boys and girls. From strength and conditioning to fundamental baseball/softball techniques. A new GKLL hitting league will be in place this year. There will also be safe guards that only loyal committed children and coaches will have the opportunity to be eligible to participate in all-stars. As for tryouts we would like all children ages 8-12 to participate and be rated to be eligible for our upcoming draft. All players, including kids in the major division are required to tryout. Our goal is to make equal talented teams. Our next tryout will be Sunday, October 5th 9am-12noon. We are looking to draft early this year so our teams can begin practicing. Only a registered player is allowed to participate for insurance purposes. So welcome to the new GKLL where your child’s baseball/softball is our number 1 priority. I will be looking forward to seeing you at the complex.
Frank J. Cambria Jr.
Frank J. Cambria Jr.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GKLL 10-11 SOFTBALL GIRLS ALL STARS FOR WINNING THE ISLAND!!
WAY TO GO!
Little League District 24 All-Star 11s softball: Last-inning run propels Great Kills to 3-2 title-game victory
Great Kills' 11s softball team proudly displays its Little League District 24 championship banner on Tuesday night. (Staten Island Advance/Charlie De Biase Jr.)
There's a reason why Great Kills coach Jim Durkin calls on Elizabeth Caufield as a special pinch runner time and again. And in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's Little League District 24 All-Star Tournament 11s championship game, she displayed exactly why. The fleet-footed Caufield raced home with the go-ahead run via a wild pitch with two outs in the top of the sixth to lead Great Kills to a 3-2 title-game victory over host South Shore in Tottenville. The victory propels GKLL into the Sectional round, which begins on Monday. "This is the second year this group is together and they like each other and get along well and I think that's a big reason why (we won the district),'' said Durkin. "They work well with each other. ''Bella Asmat, meanwhile, turned in a solid, all-around effort for GKLL, not only stroking a pair of doubles, but allowing two runs on six hits and no walks to notch the complete-game victory. Asmat, who also had a strong game in the field (one putout, five assists, no errors), struck out nine and was resilient when she did encounter trouble. "That's just Bella being Bella,'' praised Durkin. "She has great, pin-point control and most importantly, she never gets rattled.''Asmat's opposite number, Lauren Ready, also pitched well, allowing two earned runs on four hits with 14 strikeouts.Ready did allow six walks, including a leadoff base on balls to Sammy Amico in the top of the sixth with the scored tied 2-2. Durkin immediately called on speedster Caufield (three stolen bases) for the third time as a special pinch runner and she raced all the way to third on Giselle Rau's single to right. Ready actually recorded three consecutive strikeouts, but the last one came on a wild pitch to Julia Durkin, who immediately raced to first base. Caufield, meanwhile, broke home and was able to touch the plate before catcher Jaclyn Aymil could tag her out. GKLL led 3-2. "She is just excellent at running the bases,'' said Jim Durkin. "She knows how to slide and is very good at getting a good jump. "I'm not surprised she was the one who scored the game-winning run.''Asmat tossed her second 1-2-3 inning in the home sixth to solidify the victory. GKLL took a 1-0 lead via am error in the third, but South Shore tied the score on Victoria DiMarco's run-scoring single in the bottom of the inning. The visitors grabbed a 2-1 lead in the fifth on Alyssa Marchica's RBI single to left, but the Tottenville loop once again knotted the game in the bottom of the frame thanks to Jenna Martin's RBI single. Aymil, South Shore's No. 9 hitter, finished 2 for 2 with two runs scored and two stolen bases.
2014 GKLL RAFFLE WINNERS
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2014 RAFFLE WINNERS
1st Place prize 46" TV: Sal Pluchino
2nd Place Prize PLAYSTATION 4: John Raimonda
3rd Place Prize IPOD:Anthony Macchiarola
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROCKIES PLAYER CHRISTIAN MITSIELL FOR HITTING A 2 RUN HOMERUN IN THURSDAY JUNE 19th's SENIOR MINOR PLAYOFF GAME. AWESOME!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO METS PLAYER JAMES MATTHIES FOR HITTING A HOMERUN IN SATURDAY JUNE 7th's GAME. WAY TO GO!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO METS PLAYER RYAN MCGOVERN FOR HITTING A 3 RUN HOMERUN IN THURSDAY JUNE 5th's GAME. AWESOME!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO REDS PLAYER GUS SOSA FOR HITTING A 3 RUN HOMERUN IN SUNDAY JUNE 1st's GAME. WAY TO GO!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO PIRATES PLAYER MYCHAL MONDONE FOR HITTING A HOMERUN IN THURSDAY MAY 29th's GAME. AWESOME!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO INDIANS PLAYER SEAN FEENEY FOR HITTING A 3 RUN HOMERUN IN TUESDAY MAY 20th's GAME..WAY TO GO!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO REDS PLAYER NICK RUVOLO FOR HITTING A 2 RUN HOMERUN IN SUNDAY MAY 18th's GAME.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANTHONY PICARELLO FOR HITTING A 2 RUN HOMERUN IN SATURDAY MAY 17's GAME. WAY TO GO!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO PIRATES PLAYER PAUL PADAVANO FOR HITTING A GRAND SLAM IN THURSDAY MAY 15th's GAME. AWESOME!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO YANKEES PLAYER ERIC LAVERTY FOR HITTING A 3 RUN HOMERUN IN SATURDAY MAY 10th's GAME. WAY TO GO!
CONGRATULATIONS TO CARDINALS PLAYER DEVIN REILLY FOR HITTING HIS 4th HOMERUN OF THE 2014 SEASON 2 WERE IN SATURDAY MAY 10th's GAME INCLUDING A 3 RUN WALKOFF HOMERUN. AWESOME!
CONGRATULATIONS TO REDS PLAYER JACK MARTINSON FOR HITTING A HOMERUN IN SATURDAY MAY 10th's GAME..
CONGRATULATIONS TO REDS PLAYER GUS SOSA FOR HITTING A
3 RUN HOME RUN IN SUNDAY MAY 4th's GAME.. WAY TO GO!
GKLL - Eligibility to play in 2014 Little League (All Star) Tournament
We would like to take this opportunity to reiterate to the GKLL League Membership that in order for any 9,10,11,or 12 Year old to be eligible to play on any GKLL Tournament Team, you must not have missed more than 20% of your Little League Games (including Pre-season, regular season, post season) due to an "unexcused absence". For the purposes of this post an "unexcused absence" is defined as missing a game (as defined above) due to participating in an outside sports team activity i.e. Another Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Football, swimming etc team. I do understand that school commitments will occasionally interfere with Little League Games and we at GKLL always put School and educational commitments FIRST. School related absences will not be considered an "unexcused absence" BUT missing a GKLL game for a CYO Baseball function is absolutely an "unexcused absence". Lastly, for those of you who know me I take the GKLL Opening Day Parade very seriously and expect full participation in same by all of our teams; especially the older teams who tend to have kids that blow it off. GKLL will be considering this weekends parade as a "game" so missing same due to an "unexcused absence" will count. CCD / Religious Instruction is a very valid reason to miss the parade and we at GKLL have no issue with same. I trust this memo clearly outlines the commitment we at GKLL expect of our players (especially the 9, 10, 11 and 12 year old's) in order to be considered eligible to play for one of our tournament (a/k/a all star) teams. If anyone has any issues with the above, you are welcome to contact me directly. My number is available via the GKLL website. I look forward to seeing everyone and getting the 2014 season underway. Best regards, Frank and CRO
UNRULY SPECTATORS BEWARE!
NEW OFFICIAL LITTLE LEAGUE SPECTATOR RULE
As per rule 9.01(f) of the Official Little League Rules for 2003: Umpires may order both teams into their dugouts and suspend play until such time as League Officials deal with unruly spectators. Failure of League Officials to adequately handle an unruly spectator can result in the game remaining suspended until a later date.
PLease remember that Great Kills Little League, Inc. has a Zero Tolerance policy for unruly spectators and will be handled in the proper manner as to not disrupt the enjoyment of the children playing Little League Baseball/Softball.
The Little League® Pledge
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.