Liberty Youth Baseball Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:00 pm
Park Lanes Bowling Alley - 6360 SE Alexander St. Hillsboro, OR 97123
Hi Liberty parents and players. The Liberty JBO program will be electing new board members for the upcoming 2014 season. In addition, we need volunteers to help coordinate a number of committees. We encourage everyone that is interested in the program to attend the meeting. We will hold it in the conference room at Park Lanes in Hillsboro stating at 7:00 pm. They will let us use the room for free and it gives us an area with tables and chairs to meet.
Our goal is to build on the recent success of the Liberty Program. In 2013, teams from Liberty qualified for state at the Midget National, Midget American and Junior National levels. The Liberty Midget National team went on to win the State Championship!
We want to expand our board and parent involvement to provide Liberty with a first class program, including updating our fields and storage areas.
If you can not attend the meeting, but are interested in helping or if you have questions on how you can help, you can respond to this email or you can email Joey Hickey directly at email@example.com
Information will follow shortly about the dates and times for the Liberty JBO tryouts. We hope to confirm the dates in the next few days. It is anticipated that the tryouts will take place the first week of March 2014.
Off Season Hitting Work Outs
We also hope to open up the hitting cages (the “nest”) at Liberty High School for weekly batting practices. Details to follow shortly.
General JBO News
There have been many changes to the local JBO landscape this year. Washington County Junior Baseball Organization (which we were a part of) and West Hills have voted to move forward as one organization.This was approved at the state level.The changes include
- •Westside Youth Baseball will be the new name going forward
- •We are now playing in of one of the largest youth baseball organizations in the state with over 160 teams (almost 2,000 players)
- •24+ associations, with most of them on the west side of Portland
- •More teams offer better scheduling for league play and more competitive play
- •More venues and options for hosting County (end of the season) tournaments
- •Combined resources minimize administrative cost while maximizing efforts
At the State Level we have been that the State Championship births have been changed.In the past births and seeds were based on the size of the organization.i.e. if your league was larger your team would be bracketed as the 1st seed and the smaller organizations would be seeded lower. The new format specifies that each league will get a 1st and 2nd seed birth with a 3rd seed wild card.More information will be coming.
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