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Last Updated: August 26, 2015

SLVLL Annual Meeting Invitation

August 26, 2015 – 07:00 PM

 

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the San Lorenzo Valley Little League Board of Directors will host its Annual General Membership Meeting at the SLE Library at 7 PM. As we strive to improve our service to all our participants, we welcome you to attend the meeting; we encourage you to submit any ideas, suggestions, or constructive criticism to League President Larry Ebright via email in advance of the meeting. Your volunteer board will make every effort to adopt those ideas that will result in the betterment of our league, and the experience of all of our players.

Per the rules of Little League International, we will also be sharing the “State of the League” in terms of financial stability and accountability, and reviewing capital improvements the league has made towards the SLVHS Majors and Pony fields.

We will be holding elections to fill different board positions, including the Executive Board:

*President

*Vice-President

*Secretary

*Treasurer

*Player Agent (dividing roles between 2 people - one would be AA/Minors/Majors Player Agent and one would be T-ball/A-ball Player Agent)

*Safety Officer

Descriptions of the roles may be found at: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/BODRoles.htm

 

The following year-to-year positions in our league are also up for renewal:

*(new in 2014) position - Training Officer

*Umpire-In-Chief

*Snack Shack Coordinator

*All Division Rep Positions—Majors, Minors, AA, A-Ball and T-Ball

*Equipment Manager

*Fields Coordinator

*Head Scorekeeper/Rules Chairman

*League Information Officer

 

There are some other duties that need to be handled throughout the year that do not necessitate being a board member. If you want to help, but don’t want to feel obligated to attend every board meeting, these may be the perfect option for you:

*Fundraising

*Uniforms

*Sponsorship Coordinator

*Merchandising Coordinator

*Events Coordinator (Opening Day is a key responsibility for this position)

*Team Parent Coordinator

*SJ/SF Giants/Oakland A's Coordinator

 

We thank you for your continued support of San Lorenzo Valley Little League, and look forward to an exciting season of Fall Ball and the return of regular season ball in the spring.

Fall Ball 2015!

FALL BALL IS COMING!!
Come join the fun during the SLV Little League Off-Season Fall Ball program.
Registration dates have now been scheduled,
and plans are underway for this season's Fall Ball league.
Game schedule and locations to be announced.
 
WHO?  Fall Ball is open to players league ages 5-12, with preference given to players who have played at least one season with SLVLL.  Eligibility is the same as for spring: 1) proof of age document, and 2) reside within league boundaries.  As Fall Ball is an extension of our spring season, players will register for the same division they played during spring. In the event that a player registering for Fall Ball did not play spring; an evaluation with the Fall Ball Commissioner will be required. The managers and Fall Ball Commissioner will make division and team assignments.
Fall Ball is generally NOT for the first-time baseball player, as there is very limited instruction.
 
WHAT?  SLVLL Fall Ball is a developmental league providing players an opportunity to extend their playing and sharpen skills in preparation for the upcoming spring season. Coaches are parent volunteers. While games may be competitive, the focus is on learning and development and not on winning. Standings will not be maintained.  Players will be encouraged to enjoy the game while taking their skills to the next level.
 
WHEN & WHERE?
 
REGISTRATION DATES:
Space is limited. There will be two “walk-up” registration days at the SLVLL field:

Sunday. August 16, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday August 23, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Teams will have a maximum of 13 players.
Players may request to be placed with a “buddy” or with a specific coach;
however, final division and team assignment is at the discretion of the Fall Ball Commissioner.
 
Cost: $60 per player (includes Fall Ball shirt and a cap)
(that's $10/week for six weeks; you can hardly take your kids to the movies for that anymore!)
Scholarships are not offered during our Fall Ball season.
 
Open to league age 5*-12 (League Age as of the 2015 Spring season already played)
(*Clarification - First-time players must be a minimum of 5 years old as of the date of registration.  
Younger players must have played at least one season of T-Ball)
 

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION

  • The season runs September 13 through October 18 (six Sundays).
  • Games are played at the SLVLL fields on Sundays; times TBD.
  • The first two Sundays will feature 1 hour of instruction, followed by a three-inning game; subsequent Sundays will feature a six-inning game.
  • Practices are to be determined by your coach but will NOT be more than a single weekly practice, followed by a scheduled Sunday game.

 

A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION

DIVISIONS

Five divisions are planned, but the final division structure may be adjusted by the Fall Ball Commissioner based on enrollment and availability of coaches.

The level of play in Fall Ball does NOT guarantee the level of play for the upcoming spring season. 

All players in the following divisions are subject to the results of Player evaluations and Player Draft.

 

            Tee Ball: This division is an introduction to baseball. Players hit from a tee and play games in a very controlled atmosphere. Designed for players ages 5-6.

 

            A: This division is primarily for players age 6 with one previous playing season of Tee Ball and players age 7 that are not yet ready to move up to the AA division. Players will hit from a pitching machine.

           

            AA: This division is primarily for players ages 7-8 who have previously played in our Single A or AA divisions during spring. This division is designed around kid pitch; with coach pitch after four balls have been called… there will be NO use of the pitching machine in this division. The goal of this division is to prepare players for the AAA division next spring.

 

            AAA: This division is primarily for players ages 9-10 who have previously played in our AA or AAA divisions. This division features kid pitch only.  The goal of this division is to prepare players for the AAA and Major divisions next spring.

 

            Intermediate: This division is primarily for players ages 11-12 who have previously played in our AAA or Major divisions. This division features kid pitch only. Ten-year olds, who have played a minimum of 1 season in AAA, may, with parent and Commissioner approval, elect to play within this division. The goal of this division is to prepare players for the Major or higher divisions next spring.

 

 

RULES

Standard Little League Green Book rules will be used.  Games will be 6 innings with a two-hour time limit. In addition, the following local league rules will be in effect for all divisions:

 

  • A continuous batting order will be used.
  • Four runs maximum for each inning.
  • Pitchers will be allowed a maximum of two innings work.
  • Umpiring duties will be shared by coaches.
 
Questions? Comments? Please contact Mike Ayers (info on Contacts Page)

Angels Reach TOC Championship Round

Coach Olmsted and the Angels  fought their way through the losers' bracket and reached the championship round vs. Scotts Valley.  However, the Scotts Valley Pirates won the game and the banner by a score of 12-2.  But the boys in red and their coaches had a terrific run and some moments of magic, great sportsmanship, and unique and positive crowd support to and through the final out.  

2015 All-Stars!

June 13, 2015 – 12:01 AM
Congratulations to the players who will represent the San Lorenzo Valley Little League in this season’s All-Star tournaments, which will begin June 27th (except the 7/8 Tournament team, which begins June 13th)
 
7/8 Year Old Tournament Team
(Hosted by Cap/Soquel LL, June 14th - 26th)
 
Manager – Sandor LeBarre
Coaches – TBA
        
Dominick Aguilar - AA Giants
Graham Baxter - AA Pirates
Keenan Buntz - AA Mets
Jack Dagan - AA Giants
Jonathan Giandana - AA Rock Hounds
Kolbe Handley - AA Giants
Wyatt Himmelstrup - AA Rock Hounds
D'Rell Hopkins - A Tigers
Ian LeBarre - AA Mets
Brody Shults - AA Athletics
Noah Stieger - AA Athletics
Chase Thomsen - AA Athletics
Nate Welch - AA Rock Hounds
 
 
8/9 Year Old Tournament Team
(Co-hosted by Live Oak and Pajaro LL's, June 27th - July 5th)
 
Manager – Joe Stretch
Coaches – TBA
        
Nick Frey - AAA Tigers
Anthony Griffis - AAA Nationals
Malakhi Higbee - AAA Nationals
Cody Houston - AAA Giants
Nathan Kueny - AAA Tigers
Wyatt McCabe - AAA Tigers
Devin Merchant - AAA Nationals
Jayden Moyer - AAA Nationals
Josh Rudrow - AAA Tigers
Connor Scarborough - AAA Giants
Carson Seeger - AA Rock Hounds
Jayden Shabry - AAA Giants
Benji Stretch - AA Rock Hounds
 
 
9/10 Year Old All-Star Team
(Hosted by Scotts Valley LL, June 27th - July 5th)
 
Manager – Mark Edgemon
Coaches – TBA
 
Jackson Amos - AAA Tigers
Landon Ayers - AAA Rays
Max Baxter - AAA Giants
Wyatt Berridge - AAA Rays
Billy Bowers - AAA Nationals
Nathan Davision - AAA Giants
Cash Ebright - AAA Nationals
Quinn Edgemon - AAA Giants
Kai Groleau - AAA Rays
Erika Kindred - AAA Giants
Kai Kiyabu - AAA Nationals
Sandy Monowitz - AAA Rays
Shelby Monowitz - AAA Rays
 
 
 
10/11 Year Old All-Star Team
(Hosted by Santa Cruz LL, June 27th - July 5th)
 
Manager – Nick Purtscher
Coaches – TBA
              
Damian Aguilar - Majors Blue Jays
Dylan Arroyo - Majors Marlins
Cooper Austin - Majors Reds
Tyler Cambron - Majors Reds
Matthew Carney - Majors Angels
Alex Crandall - Majors Marlins
Brodie Cusimano - Majors Blue Jays
Ryan Hodge - Majors Marlins
Jaden Hunter - Majors Marlins 
Jackson Kueny - Majors Reds
Robbie Matajcich - Majors Marlins
Josh Purtscher - Majors Marlins
Ryder Saunders - Majors Angels
Dylan Schelegle - AAA Tigers
 
11/12 Year Old All-Star Team
(Hosted by Aptos LL, June 27th - July 5th)
 
Manager - Mike Olmsted
Coaches – TBA
                  
Brodie Brownlee - Majors Blue Jays
Noah Cole - Majors Marlins
Casey Crouch - Majors Angels
Andrew Gudnason - Majors Blue Jays
Marco Nell - Majors Marlins
Reid Olmsted - Majors Angels
Ryan Oropeza - Majors Blue Jays
Jackson Parmenter - Majors Angels
Aden Rich - Majors Reds
Ethan Slaven - Majors Reds
Jamie VanEyck - Majors Angels
Riley VanWickle - Majors Reds
 
 

 
GOOD LUCK . . . AND GO SL! !
 

End of Season Tournament Dates: AA begins 5/26; AAA/Majors Begin 5/30

See our page titled 2015 SLVLL End of Season Tournaments to get details about our tournaments, including brackets and a calendar.  AAA and Majors tournament winners represent SLVLL in District 39's Tournament of Champions that begin on June 14.

Opening Day Thank Yous

February 28, 2014 – 09:00 AM

Thank you to all of the SLVLL community for coming out, risking the weather,

and supporting our kids playing ball!
 

Here are some photos used by permission of Marc Shargel (Marc Shargel / LivingSeaimages.com).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay Informed! Register Your Email!

A Note from Your Webmaster ~
If you want the most up-to-date information from SLV Little League, you are encouraged to register your email address with our website! 
 
 
Even though you may have shared your email address when you registered your child to play in our league, I do not take it upon myself to subscribe anyone to our mailing list.  You are responsible for doing that.  It's very easy to do, and only takes a minute or two.  It's also easy to unsubscribe, using a link at the end of every email that comes from this site.  By having your email address registered with the SLVLL site, you will receive informative emails regarding upcoming events, registration opportunities, field closures, etc.  I try my best to not inundate your mailbox with too many emails, and your address is not shared with anybody.
 
Please click on this link and add your email address to our list to receive important announcements and occasional update information throughout the year. The website will be a useful resource for finding out what you need to know. Check it out often!
 

Check Out the Archive Section


Past and previous articles now have a home! Look for the Archive of Past Reports link in the menu to the left. As news quickly fades to the back burner, articles of interest can still be found pickled and preserved in this nostalgic area of our website.


Questions, suggestions, feedback?? Send email to:  slvllwebmaster@yahoo.com
 

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