Last Updated: July 22, 2017
  • Welcome to the 2017 Baseball Season!!!
  • LOGAN MUNDEN - Player of the Week for week #3

THURSDAY, JULY 20TH - ALL FIELDS OPEN today!!

 PLEASE CALL 865-5586 AT LEAST TWO HOURS BEFORE YOUR GAME TIME IN CASE OF CANCELLATIONS DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS.

FIELD UPDATE - MAKE-UP GAMES UPDATE

LWF & TRI COUNTY MAKE UP GAMES/PRACTICES

Folks, finally a bit of relief on our horrendous field shortage problems.   Your Associations have been working with HRM Parks & Rec for some time and thanks to Councillors Craig of Sackville & Outthit of Bedford for their support.   As you will see below HRM has granted our request to re-open the ballfield on Cobequid Road to MINOR BASEBALL ONLY in the Divisions of Pee Wee and younger (Mosquito, Rookie) starting this Monday, July 10th.
We will share the extra times with our partners, Sackville, Bedford & Tri County but it will allow all of us to begin scheduling in rained out & postponed games from the season so far.   We will begin notifying coaches with 48 hours of dates/times of re-scheduled games and once they are caught up we may even have a bit of practice times available

**BUT**  this comes with conditions as this field had been closed two years ago because of many issues caused by adult ball teams to the motoring and local business community which DESERVE OUR RESPECT & CONSIDERATION.
-----Read and review the message below from Ann in HRM Parks who has worked very hard on this, pay particular attention to the MAP as it clearly shows the access road we are allowed to use and shows clearly the areas we cannot park in - no exceptions and there will be tickets/towing if we don't follow these very reasonable requests.

**For LWF & TC home games Shawn will assign umpires and we will supply bases, we ask our coaches to pull the bases up each night and until we can get an equipment box put in just place them in one corner of the dug outs.   Our Summer Students will line the field and put the bases out before the games start.

PARKING:

I can’t stress enough the importance of communicating to your members how the field is to be accessed and where the parking area for the field is.

We have a history of issues with the adjacent property.  All the businesses are active and parking in and around the parking lot for these businesses in strictly not permitted.

I have included a very crude map of the site below.   The hi-lited area in YELLOW is considered PRIVATE PROPERTY and belongs entirely to the property owner of the two ‘mall’ businesses. There is absolutely no parking on any portion of the site.  Pavement is off limits.  The entrance to the diamond is off of Glendale Ave where the red triangle is.

The gravel/grass space with the red grid is where diamond parking is.

Please ensure that you communicate to your coaches, parents, etc. the need to keep cars where they need to be.

If there isn’t sufficient parking behind the diamond, alternate locations will need to be considered.

If anyone parks in areas belonging to the property owner, Police could be called, tickets issued.

 

 

 

CHASE THE ACE - POT IS $6,775.00!!!!!!!

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!!!

 

 

 

 

Pitch count form is now available! Click on the Coaches Box tab!!!

 

 

*NEW* - LWF BASEBALL APPAREL NOW AVAILABLE - DEADLINE MAY 29TH

UPDATE - LWF CLOTHING ORDER


OUR ORDER PAGE IS NOW ACTIVE UNTIL MAY 29th
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LWF in partnership with Cleve’s Burnside is pleased to offer T-Shirts, hats, hoodies, jackets etc for the upcoming 2017 season.

Show your team pride and stand out on the fields this summer. Click on the link to grab your gear today!

Grab your LWF swag here!

 

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.

 
QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
If you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming season please send all inquiries to: lwfbaseball@hotmail.com

 

LWF BASEBALL E-MAIL NEWSLETTER

If you would like to receive the LWF Baseball newsletter please send an email to kent.pietracupa@bellaliant.net 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!
Read on.....

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!!!

Upcoming Games/Practices

Sunday, Jul 23
17U Girls
LWF Rangers @ HP A's8:30pmRobert Lenihan
9U Rookie
Pirates @ Hurricanes1:00pmWJCC
Buccaneers @ East Hants White6:00pmEnfield Legion Field #2
Red Sox @ Mets6:00pmWJCC

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sep 14
LWF Mosquito/Peewee Tournament1:00pmWJCC

For a complete calendar listing, click here!