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  • GMM February 17,2020

Aston Valley Baseball 

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

2/17/2020

Present:

Fran Miles, Dan Campbell, Tom Wood, Steve Abate, Steve Burt, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, John Mancinelli, Dave Durbano, Bernie Seasock, Jon Dalton, Jim Buggy, Joe Hart, Denny Anastasia,  Lisa Jennings, Alex Jennings, Vicki Hittle, Mike McDermond, Jeremy Micun, Tom Zebley, Brian Cassidy, Chris Darpino, Brian Morris, Joe Pharaoh, Mark Fifer, Zach Imbrugia, Brian Cassidy, Steve Downs, Mark Natale, Tony Dioriosio, Ryan Smith, Michael Cimabue, Tom Baggio, Chris Matsanka, Bob Weeks, Brian Matteo, Greg Clark, Chris Langille

Called to Order:

8:31PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Bernie Seasock

Second:Tom Wood




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Tommy Marren  2101.25

Capital  431.35

Regular account 27,502.03

 

New Business: We do an audit every year.  Denny Anastasia will get with Fran soon.  

Motion to approve: Bernie Seasock

Second: Steve Burt

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Bernie Seasock

Lots of exciting things going on with the Teeners.  Tuesday, February 25, 2020 will be a meeting at the Aston Community Center.  The announcement will go out on social media and also by email. The Delco Wood bat league will be for the younger teeners. Mid-County baseball will be for the older teeners.  Both start at the end of April.  Looking for kids 13-19 send them our way.  



 

Majors-Jon Dalton

We are going to play at Weir Park.  We are at least 6 teams. Background checks need to filled out.  It is on the website under Coaches Documents. Reached out to everyone last night for coaches applications. 

 

Minors- Dave Durbano

Looking at 6 teams we would love to push it to 7 and maybe 8.  Sent messge to potential coaches.  

 

Rookies-Steve Burt

Need assistant coaches. Make sure you fill out the coaches applications and background.   Walking on the rookie field with Mr. Campbell to see what kinds of improvements we can make.   

 

Teeball- John Mancinelli

JR. Rookies or Teeball could hang out after the meeting.  We would like to stick to 6-7 for teeball.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Baseballs have been ordered 130 dozen balls.  Looking for new catching equipment for Rookies, Minor and Majors.  Getting left handed catching mitts. Looking at going for a AVBL hat that would match your uniform with a fitted hat.  Looking at different options for the jerseys. New pitching machine came in. We will try it out before we purchase more machines.  Easier, lighter weight pitching machine great for batting practice and flyballs.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Happy hour - we need help with raffle baskets


We’ll be looking for consistent helpers (for hire and to open and close) at both weir and buggy, if anyone is interested please contact me ASAP.

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Field Maintence Committee

He has 12 people that are interested in helping out with this committee.  


The press box was redone at Weir Park at the Major Division.  Buggy field was updated.


March 21 is Field Maintenance Day.  Raindate is March 28.  


Lights update: Per Anthony

We have two grants we are looking into Green Ways Trail Grant and a few others we may need assistance from the township.  Bob talked to Jennifer who works with Leann Kruger said that Leann is pushing for this for us.  


If you know anyone that has connections to get us poles.  


PECO is offering to handle poles and installing for free. 


John and Bob are going to Tom Killion for lunch in the next few weeks.  


Joe Hart stated when the township redid the bridge the blacktop was supposed to be updated.  


Anyone working on other projects. 


 

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Update on Current Registration Numbers:


56 - T Ball

30 - Jr Rookies 

57 - Rookies

56 - Minors 

53 - Majors

22- Teeners


274 - Overall


Not registered  


Eligible Teeners -51

Majors-25

Minors-26 

Rookies-32

Tee Ball-Junior Rookies 30


In the process there are 23 left.  If it is a money issue let us know so we can work with you. 




Evaluation Dates:

Feb 28-29


Draft Date:

March 1


Update on Winter Clinic:

MSI said it's going well.  So far so good!! 



 

Rules- Tom Wood

Looking to have a meeting next Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM with Tom Gorgone with the coaches.  More interactive meeting hopefully.  


Rookie umpires have been paid 15.00 for the game, but we will up the pay for 20.00.  They will need to go through some training.  









 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report. 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Coach applications need to be filled in to be a coach, manager, and volunteer applications.  We are not allowing anyone on the field unless you have been approved to be a coach, head coach, assistant coach or helper.  You must also have a completed and passed background check.  


We want all of our Coaches to be certified for CPR.   We will be having a CPR Clinic.  If you were certified last year you are good for this year.  If it has been two years we need to renew the certification process. If you have your certification from elsewhere we need proof of the current certification, please submit a copy to your commissioner.   



We will have coaches clinics in late February and Early March.  


Opening date is April 4, 2020.








OLD BUSINESS

Old Business:


Vicki Hittle: Is proposing that we put out to the evaluations turn in pants, cleats, approved bats?  She would run the table. We could donate if we have a surplus. She will man the table.  


We are working on facebook so we can try a swap site for facebook.  


Equipment/spiritwear We have ordered coaches shirts as a fundraiser.  Would you be interested in buying a shirt for $20.00?  


Brian Cassidy-Would you be interested in new designs for spiritwear?  

Amanda has sent out sponsorship paperwork.  She sees lots of new faces if anyone wants to donate please contact Amanda Doyle. 


If you work for a big Company see if they will give money back to the league.  












 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

 

Evaluations for AVBL 2020

@ 3045 McCann Farm Drive, Suite 103, Garnet Valley

All Players in Rookies, Minors and Majors must attend.

 

 

 

Friday February 28

7:30pm - 8:30pm 12 year olds Majors - Bdates May 1, 2007-April 30, 2008

Any 10Uplayer that is interested in playing Majors 8:30pm

8:45pm -9:45pm 11 year olds Majors - Bdates May 1, 2008-April 30, 2009

 

 

Saturday February 29

8:30am -9:45am 10 year olds Minors - Bdates May 1, 2009- April 30, 2010

Any 8U player that is interested in playing in Minors 9:45 am

10:00am -11:45am 9 year olds Minors - Bdates May 1, 2010-April 30, 2011

12:30pm - 1:45pm 8 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2011-April 30, 2012

3:30pm - 4:45pm 7 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Saturday February 28 (6U who requested to tryout for Rookies)

2:00pm - 3:15pm 6 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

 

Players should bring their glove, bat, batting helmet and should be wearing a baseball cup.  There will be Aston Valley signs at the entrance of the complex on Garnet Mine Road. On Line Registrations are still open so if you need to register do so as soon as possible   Registration closes Thursday 2/27.

 

 

Golf Tournament will be back this year.  

Concord Country Club.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM.  

Please no games should be scheduled for that night.

 

Amanda Doyle asked for anyone that was interested in sponsoring the teams, signs, etc please contact her ASAP.  

 




 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

      9:11 PM

Fran Miles

Steve Burt



 

 

 

 

 

 

  • GMM 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

 

Present:

Fran Miles, Dan Campbell, Tom Wood, Steve Abate, Steve Burt, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, John Mancinelli, Dave Durbano, Rebecca Farrell, Bernie Seasock, Jon Dalton, Michael Grady, Joe Hart, Denny Anastasia, RJ Diamond,  Lisa Jennings, Vicki Hittle, Mike McDermond, Domenic Nardini, Frank Miles, Tom Zebley, Chris Darpino, Keith McDevitt, Greg Clark, Brian Morris, Joe Pharaoh, Jason Farrell, Phil Morelli,Mark Fifer, Zach Imbrugia, Brett Ostroff, Ivan Plachuta, Brian Cassidy, Mike Calvanese, Steve Downs, Steve STretch, Mark Natale, Tony Dioriosio, Ryan Smith, Greg Clark, Amanda Doyle, Michael Brouses, Michael Cimabue, Beth McClure 

Called to Order:

8:33PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Tom Wood

Second:Steve Abate




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Improvement Account: Capital 386.32

Marren Account: Marren Account 2101.07

General Budget: 10,811.17

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Bernie Seasock

Second: 

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Bernie Seasock

We will do the Delco Wood Bat League.  We start in May so there is no conflict with school ball.  Games start in May. We will get together in April for evaluations and practices.  We met with BYC, Brookhaven, and local teams for some local games. All surrounding communities have been dealing with the same things.  Delco games are played on the MacDade Boulevard Corridor. Any kids 13-16 can play. We had two 13-14 teams and one 16U team.  


It is zero in house games.  It is basically a travel team in Delco.  


There will be a parent/player meeting to explain how that will go.  

 

Majors-Jon Dalton

Right now he has 5 committed coaches.  All committed need to complete application and background check

 

Minors- Dave Durbano

He has a handful of people interested in being coaches and all interested coaches need to complete the application and background check.  

 

Rookies-Steve Burt

He has a handful of people interested in being coaches and all interested coaches need to complete the application and background check.  

 

Teeball- John Mancinelli

Same boat.  Anyone want to hang out with four year olds reach out to John.  Looking for drills and welcome advice for the betterment of the program.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Pretty light.  We are going out for pricing for uniforms and equipment.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Happy hour - we need help with raffle baskets


We’ll be looking for consistent helpers (for hire and to open and close) at both weir and buggy, if anyone is interested please contact me ASAP.

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Gutters are done.  Thank you John. Gutters were put on the pavillion and the snack bar.  


If anyone does brickwork or knows anyone who does reach out to Dan Campbell.  


The Blue tractor is back.  It was just over 1800.00.  


Speaking of lights.  We have been speaking to local senators to work with lights.  More to come. Any questions?


If you know anyone who can help with this project please reach out to us.  


Field Maintence



 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Update on Current Registration Numbers:


19 - Tball

3 - Jr Rookies 

14 - Rookies

20 - Minors 

16 - Majors

5 - Teeners


77 - Overall


There are additional 31 "in-process" that haven't been submitted. 


Ahead of schedule. Not including any walk-ins from last Saturday. There were 25 walk ins on Saturday.  



Evaluation Dates:

Feb 28-29


Draft Date:

March 1


Update on Winter Clinic:

37 kids total, slightly lower than last year (i.e. 42). MSI said it's going well, haven't heard anything otherwise.

 

Rules- Tom Wood

Update for the Rules:


We are going with TRI-County umpires again. 


$40.00 for minors

$50.00 for majors



Kids will do the rookies for the umpires.  He is looking to do some sort of training for the umpires.  



New Cal Ripken Rules:

Mandatory Reporter Training for all our volunteers.  







 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report. 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Coaches applications need to be filled in to be a coach, manager, and volunteer applications.  WE are not allowing anyone on the field unless you have been approved to be a coach, head coach, assistant coach or helper.  


We want all of our Coaches to be certified for CPR.  If you were certified last year you are good for this year.  If it has been two years we need to renew the certification process. If you have your certification from elsewhere we need proof of the current certification.  



WE will have coaches clinics late February and Early March.  


Opening date is April 4, 2020.








OLD BUSINESS












 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

 

    1. No Intentional Walks are permitted in minors or major division during playoffs or regular season play.  Board did approve. General Membership vote  

Yes-41

No- 2

Abstain- 0

    1. A player cannot reenter a game once removed for non-injury.  At the time of removal, both coaches must be notified. Player position in lineup will be recorded as an out.   Just for Playoffs.  

Board did not approve

General Membership voting

Yes-

No-

Absention-

This was tabled by Joe Hart and Seconded by Fran Miles.

  1. Yes- 

    1. Rookie rule -A maximum of 10 batters may come to bat in one inning with the exception of the last inning.  Unlimited batters may bat in the last inning until the 3rd out is recorded. Board did not approve of the rule.

General membership voting

  1. Yes- 22

  2. No-18

  3. Abstain-3

    1. Rookies rule-Pitching machine will only be used (no kid pitch) for first 2 weeks of the season, or date set forth by division commissioner and agreed upon by the head coaches.

The board did not approve

Vote by the general membership

Yes-9

No-23

Abstention-10

    1.   Pitching machine will be set to 39mph at the start of the season and increased throughout the month of April not to exceed 41 mph.  41 mph must be in effect by May 1st.

  1.  Was not board approved

General Membership Vote

Yes-15

No-20

Abstention-10

    1. 10 run rule after 4 complete innings per Cal Ripken does not apply to Aston Valley league.

Board did approve it

Yes-27

No-1

Absention-7

    1. Managers must ensure all pitchers adhere to the pitching guidelines surrounding pitch count and innings specified in the local rules.  A Manager should be aware of a player that has reached or has come close to the restricted pitching limits by not allowing them to catch the in the same game.  If the recommendation of the catcher is not followed, player agent will be notified if this becomes a concern.

Placed under Manager responsibilities


General Membership Voting

Yes-45

No-0

Abstention-0


    1. Eliminate Standings in Rookie Division Board did not recommend for this to go through. 

  1. Yes-19

  2. No-22

  3. Abstain- 2


    1. Change Max Pitch Count per game from 70 to 60 and must have 2 Calendar days rest (Minors Division) 

Board Recommended to approve

General Membership voting

Yes-45

No-0

Absention-0

    1. Change Max Pitch Count per game of 70 must have 2 calendar days rest  (Majors Division)

Board approved

General Membership voting

Yes-45

No-0

Abstention-0


  1. Allow the 10 year olds for the majors.  The board did approve.

General Membership Voting

Yes- 44

No-1

Absention-0



New Business:


Vicki Hittle: Is proposing that we put out to the evaluations turn in pants, cleats, approved bats?  She would run the table. We could donate if we have a surplus. She will man the table.  


We are working on facebook so we can try a swap site for the facebook.  


Equipment/spiritwear We have ordered coaches shirts as a fundraiser.  Would you be interested in buying a shirt for $20.00.  


Brian Cassidy-Would you be interested in new designs for spiritwear?  

Amanda has sent out sponsorship paperwork.  She sees lots of new faces if anyone wants to donate please contact Amanda Doyle. 


If you work for a big Company see if they will give money back to the league.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

      10:10 PM

Bernie Seasock

Vicki Hittle

AVBL General Membership Meetings

AVBL General Membership meetings are held every third Monday of the month at 8:30PM. The meetings are held at the American Legion Post 926 at 3220 Concord Rd in Aston. We welcome you to come out to the meetings and see what is happening in the league, ask questions, voice concerns, get to know other league members, etc. Come on out and get involved! We would love to see you there!!!!!

AVBL Territory Updated

Lots of questions around where our Aston Valley Baseball Leagues boundaries are?  While it is not simple, we are much larger than just Aston!  We are Aston Township and the Penn Delco Schools within Aston.  We are also all Catholic and Kindergarten Schools in Aston.  For our Cal Ripken (ages 4-12) division, we also have part of zip code 19063, therefore residents and all schools within those boundaries are included in Aston Valley Baseball League. We will post a map shortly but in the meantime here is a description of where our 19063 boundaries exist.  If you have specific questions, email our player agent at playeragent@AVBL.org

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