- WELCOME TO THE 2018 BASEBALL SEASON!!!
Pat's Smile Day
PAT'S SMILE DAY EVENT IS HERE - NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 26TH FROM 4:00 TO 8:00 PM AT THE LWF COMMUNITY HALL AT 843 FALL RIVER ROAD.
We ask you to share and send this message to friends, neighbors & groups you are with - help spread the word.
You all know Pat Healey our area Laker & Weekly Press reporter as a friend, as a terrific young man who works way beyond for our communities, business's, for our youth and schools and on and on - Pat is always there with a happy smile and willing to help out any good cause. He loves and promotes everything great about our communities and he has been a terrific supporter of our Minor Baseball. Pat needs major dental surgery and has no work coverage and simply cannot afford it, a bunch of us here in the community including myself are going to raise $10,000.00 to cover his costs and we need our communities help to support "one of our own".
Next Saturday, May 26th from 4pm - 8pm we are holding "A Smile Day for Pat" at the LWF Hall, this event will include Silent Auction items, food (pulled pork dinners & more, live music with Joyful Sounds, School of Performing Arts and Neil (our baseball music man!). There will be baseball auction items & much more, raffle tickets, donation jars, 50-50, photo booth - lots of fun for all ages!!
YOU CAN HELP US IN FOUR WAYS:
1) share this message to everyone you know, especially on social media outlets
2) if you have or know someone that can donate items to the silent auction they can drop them off during the day to our MLA Bill Horne`s office, come to LWF Hall this Thursday evening where we will be setting up tables and doing up auction item sheets or bring them that day - you can also email Barry firstname.lastname@example.org and I will arrange pick up.
3) If you would like to help out with working the event or any part of it email Barry and tell me if you want to be set up (2-4), work kitchen, tables, raffle tickets, BBQ etc or clean up (8-10)
4) Most importantly drop by and visit the event, say the whole time or drop thru and check out auction items or grab a bite to eat or a cold beer (bar open) - enjoy our local music
OM MAY 26TH LETS PUT A GIANT SMILE ON PATS FACE!!
Hope to see you there
Barry Dalrymple email@example.com
Girl's Day in Baseball
NEED A FEW MORE PLAYERS FOR THESE AGE DIVISIONS:
So with team selections done in every age division we are still looking for a few additional players to even up teams, looking for as follows:
MIDGET DIVISION (16-18) - need 3 more players to even out 3 Midget Rec teams
BANTAM DIVISION (14/15) - also looking for 3 more to even out our 4 Bantam teams
BANTAM GIRLS DIVISION (14-17) - team full, waiting list for now
PEE WEE (12/13) DIVISION - will take 2 more to even out our 5 Pee Wee teams
MOSQUITO (10/11) DIVISION - will take 1 more for our 7th team
ROOKIE (8/9 yrs) DIVISION - will take 1 more for our 8th team
RALLY CAP & NOVICE DIVISIONS - registration remains open
FOR INFORMATION OR HOW TO REGISTER CONTACT BARRY @ LWFBASEBALL@HOTMAIL.COM
LWF MINOR BALL UPDATE
LWF MINOR BASEBALL UPDATE:
Hi folks, though the weather has been very nice and warm these last few days we are still slightly ahead of our start up scheduling from the past few seasons.
Our Tri County teams are all selected and by Wednesday evening all will have received uniforms and gear.
Our LWF Rec teams are in the process of team selections and coaches meetings with Bantam tonight, Pee Wee Wednesday night and Mosquito and Rookie dates to be sorted out for later this week. Coaches will begin notifying players by this coming week-end or early next week what team they are on and when they come for uniforms, practices etc.
Rally Cap & Novice Divisions are the last ones to start and will begin first or second week in June, they will get their jerseys & ball hats on the field at their first session.
**If anyone wants to help coach in Rookie, Mosquito, Pee Wee & Bantam and didn't mark that box off at the bottom of the registration form please advise Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org right away so you can be included at coaches meeting and team selections.
More information coming soon
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ALL SEASONS BASEBALL PITCHING CAMP 2018
Rookie / Mosquito – April 27 May 4, 11 and 25 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm –Full
Mosquito / Peewee – April 27 May 4, 11 and 25 – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Full
LWF ROOKIE BASEBALL - 2017 PLAY-OFF SCHEDULE
Here is your 2017 Rookie play off schedule, it purposely is a two tiered play off schedule with dual championships. Any rained out games will be slotted in to the first available field times even if they are on the week-ends. Round robin games can end in tie's, home team for each game to be determined by coin flip at home plate. Please email game scores in to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com same night as the game is over.
RED DIVISION - East Hants Red 3-1, East Hants White 2-2, LWF Red Sox 2-1-1, LWF Raiders 2-1-1 & LWF Mets 0-4
BLUE "A" DIVISION - LWF Braves 0-2, LWF Hurricanes 2-0 & East Hants Blue 1-1
BLUE"B" DIVISION - LWF Blue Jays 1-1, LWF Buccaneers 2-0 & LWF Pirates 0-2
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24TH:
EH Field 6:00 - East Hants Red 4 vs East Hants White 2
WJCC 6:00 - Red Sox 1 vs Raiders 1
Waverley Legion 6:00 Braves 1 vs Hurricanes 3
Grand Lake 6:00 Blue Jays 1 vs Buccaneers 2
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th:
WJCC 6:00 Mets 0 vs East Hants Red 8
Waverley Legion 6:00 East Hants White 3 vs Red Sox 7
Grand Lake 6:00 Buccaneers 7 vs Pirates 1
SATURDAY *RAIN DATE IF NEEDED
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH:
East Hants Field 5:45 Hurricanes 10 vs East Hants Blue 2
Grand Lake 5:45 Blue Jays 2 vs Pirates 1
MONDAY, AUGUST 28th:
Waverley Legion 6:00 Braves 2 vs East Hants Blue 3
WJCC 6:00 East Hants Red 3 vs Red Sox 0
Grand Lake 6:00 Raiders 1 vs East Hants White 6
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29th
WJCC 6:00 Red Sox 13 vs Mets 1
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th
Grand Lake 6:00 Raiders 4 vs East Hants Red 2
Waverley Legion 6:00 Mets 6 vs East Hants White 10
THURSDAY, AUG 31st
*Waverley Legion 5:45 Raiders 7 vs Mets 0
*Labor Day Weekend
MONDAY, SEPT 4TH:
Grand Lake 5:30 EAST HANTS BLUE 2 vs BLUE JAYS 1
TUESDAY, SEPT 5TH:
WJCC 5:30 Blue Championship HURRICANES 2 vs BUCCANEERS 5
Grand Lake 5:30 Semi-final RAIDERS 0 VS RED SOX 3
Waverley Legion 5:30 BRAVES vs PIRATES
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 6th:
WJCC 5:30 Red Championship LWF RED SOX 1 vs EAST HANTS RED 0 *extra innings
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2017 ROOKIE CHAMPION LWF RED SOX!!
PLAYOFF SCHEDULES & RESULTS - 11U, 13U, 15U, 18U
CLICK HERE FOR ALL REC PLAYOFF SCHEDULES & RESULTS !!!
LWF - Tri-County 2017 Season Success
Tri-County Midget AA's get the ball rolling for 2017 with the first Tournament Championship win on Canada Day Weekend!
Midget AA's defeated East Hants in the final 6-3 for Tri-County's first championship in 2017!
Congratulations LWF Peewee Pirates on winning silver at the SMB Bob Legere Memorial Tournament!!!
Congratulations LWF Mosquito Blue Jays on winning silver at the SMB Bob Legere Memorial Tournament!!!
Congratulations Tri-County Bantam AAA on winning gold in Summerside, PEI
Congratulations Tri-County Bantam AAA on your 2nd championship of the season winning the Natal Day Tournament defeating Halifax in the final 6-5.
CONGRATULATIONS LWF PIRATES ON WINNING THE 2017 PEEWEE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
Congratulations LWF Mets on winning the Division 1 Mosquito Championship!!!
LWF Bantam Girls Rangers lose a close one 13-12 in extra innings to the Hammonds Plains A's. Congratulations to both teams on your amazing seasons and for always displaying class and sportsmanship on the fields! This championship picture says it best!
Congratulations LWF Bantam Girls Rangers on winning Silver!!!
Congratulations LWF Blue Jays, Gold medalists in the Hayden McAvoy Benefit Tournament at Les Mayo.
Also, congratulations to the LWF Rangers winning silver!
COMPETITIVE AND RECREATIONAL BASEBALL FOR ALL AGES
We welcome you to the LWF (Fall River & District) Minor Baseball Website. Our Association has over 400 players ranging from Novice (4/5 yrs old) right through to Intermediate (19 and up) with both rep and rec teams in all divisions. We will be adding information all year so please feel free to browse through and if you have any questions call Barry at 902-861-1171. LWF Minor Baseball Association is also a partner with Sackville & Bedford to form the Tri-County Rangers Rep baseball teams that play in the N.S Bluenose League around the Province. Our Association is for both girls and boys and offers a recreational league for ages 7 through 18. If you are 12 yrs and older we also offer a supervised Umpires Program where you can earn some money and learn the game from a totally different perspective. We cover mainly the areas of Fall River, Windsor Jct, Lakeview, Waverley, Wellington, Grand lake and Enfield. Our teams play out of fields in Windsor Jct, Waverley, Grand Lake, Sackville, Bedford, Hammonds Plains and Enfield.
LWF BASEBALL E-MAIL NEWSLETTER
If you would like to receive the LWF Baseball newsletter please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: NEWSLETTER
The newsletter will keep you up to date and informed on all the upcoming baseball events and news as well as some great community events.
This is only a distribution email so please do not send your questions to this email.
To Coach OR Not To Coach!
“Nobody would step up and volunteer, so finally I said I would do it. The parents were thrilled when I said I would do it and now those same parents are unhappy with the way I’m handling the team. I told them I hadn’t coached before and now it seems like everyone has an opinion about what I’m doing wrong.”
Sound familiar? Why should you coach? For many reasons!
To truly enjoy coaching at any level you need to expand on your reasons for coaching to include items that provide a personal sense of happiness and reward. Put aside all of the community service reasons and think about aspects of coaching that can give you a feeling of satisfaction and personal joy. This way you will find greater motivation to be the best coach you can without worrying about negative criticism.
1. Enjoy being part of a team - The interaction with the players that takes place on the field is something that can’t be duplicated when you sit in the stands.
2. Enjoy teaching youth - It’s a thrill to see the happiness that occurs when a player has learned something new and is able to perform that skill..
3. Enjoy acting like a kid - Kids don’t understand the concept of working or practicing hard, nor should they be expected to. What they do understand is the concept of playing hard and having fun, so have fun with them....Act like a kid, they love it and respond to it!!!
4. Coaching is a challenge - Love the challenge of trying to continually improve and get better. For both players and coaches that concept is really one of the main lessons that sports can teach us. The added bonus is it can be used in every part of your life.
5. Spending time with the kids - saved this for last, but it’s really first on the list. Being out on the field with the kids is an awesome opportunity to spend quality time that they will hopefully always remember.
It’s important to realize that to be good at coaching you have to
be doing it for reasons other than “they needed someone”. Almost anyone can become a very good youth coach, but it’s like anything else you’re good at, it takes a desire to become good at it. Put aside your fears of coaching by realizing that we ask our kids to put aside their fears every time they step up to the plate, take a spot in the field or pitch their first pitch. Fear should never become an obstacle.
So, don't be afraid to check that volunteer coach box on your registration form this season. You might just end up with a new rewarding addiction!!!