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Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

3/18/2019

Present:

Vicki Hittle, Steve Abate, Michael Grady, Dan Campbell, Anthony Marusco, Amy Grady, Fran Miles, Jon Dalton, Rebecca Farrell, Bob Weeks, Jim Buggy, Jeremy O’Boyle, RJ DIamond, Jason Herman, Tina Nickerson, John Mancinelli, Frank Miles, Lisa Jennings, Keith McDevitt, Brian Morris, Domenic Nardini, Ivan Placuta, Ed Pearson, Chris Darpino, Bret  Ostroff, Denny Anastasia, Mike McDermond, Dave Durbano, Jason Farrell, Brian Allison, Greg Clark, John Howe, Jeremy Russo, Joe Campbell, Ralph Carotenuto, Bernie Seasock, Amanda Doyle, Tony Diorisio, Spiros Hartas, Steve Burt, Brian Matteo, Steve Downs, Ralph Papa

Called to Order:

8:34 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

  1. Treasurer Report –Capital Account 5669.18, Fundraising- 100.54, General account 33,302.12

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca Farrell

Second:Vicki Hittle

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

Given by Anthony- New Player meeting last Monday.  2 14 U team in Delco league

16U team will be in delco league.  18u team is looking iffy right now.  Top Lumber Bat Demo will be scheduled in the near future.  

 

Majors-Michael Grady

After the first week of practice we have decided the Dodgers are going to win the championship.  We have 6 teams 2 teams with 12 and 4 with 11.

Looking forward to Field Maintenance Day.

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

7 teams 1 team has 12 others have 11.  Each team will be playing 15 games. We will be playing once a week in Brookhaven.  Been practicing at Northley. Probably will not use the minor field until the first week of April.  


Questions-Will you play the 10’s on the major field?  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

7 teams 5 teams of 12 and 2 teams of 11.  Practice schedule is out.

Lock box is over at Aston Elementary to have a full practice.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

    1. Tball 4U Rosters update, 5&6U Rosters update  5 teams at jr rookie and 6 teams for teeball with 2 coaches.  Modified teeball games.

  1. Practice schedules will go out in the next day or two.

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

All the equipment bags have been dispersed.  Just email Steve at equipment@avbl.org if you need something.  All uniforms for teeball -majors have been ordered.  Pitch counters, scorebooks have been given out.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Emails went out to all the team mom’s.  Please keep telling everyone about the Season Kickoff.  Please fill out the paper on line.

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

This Saturday at 9:00 AM is Field Maintenance.


Bring rakes, wheelbarrows, gloves, etc for helping get ready.


Buggy field was redone last fall and it is still not done.  It will be useable functional and safe.


Field Maintenance needs to be done but a date has not been picked.


Press Box date will be determined.  Township still needs to go back and do some work at Weir.  Water should be turned on this week. We will have a new teeball shed.  Vinsmith has not been finished yet. No practicing on the basketball courts at Vinsmith.  As far as keys go the commisioners were given keys. Gold opens all cages and silver opens the bathroom.  

If you are the last person at the complex please make sure everything will be locked up.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Not present.  

 

Rules- Tom Wood

2 propsed to the bylaws.  


Change to the bylaws: Geographical Boundaries.  Living or attending school in the boundaries.  The highlighted section is the proposed changes.  Adjust the bylaws. John Howe would like to second the motion made by John Mancinelli and they will discuss to amend the bylaw and add a one time only switch.  



John Mancinelli is proposing to take out verbage about a child must play two consecutive innings seconded by Bob Weeks.




Rules are ready to present to Frank Gorgone.  


Rookie field- Hits yellow tubing comes back into field. Not a homerun

Minor field -Hits yellow tubing comes back into field. Not a homerun

Major Field- Hits the yellow tubing it is a Homerun.  



Umpires will be all Tri-county for Majors.

Tricounty during the week for Minors and on the weekends it will be Jared, Benjamin and Paul Malatesta

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady






PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

First coaches clinic last weekend.  We had 40+ coaches show up for us.


Opening Day will be Saturday April 6, 2019


Wawa will be at the community center.  Handing out coffee, donuts, etc.


We are looking for a DJ for Opening Day.  




OLD BUSINESS

Lights at Weir Park- Ballot closed March 11th and we are getting lights down at Weir Park.  We will be looking at working with engineers and getting financing, etc. We were approved.



CPR Clinics have been scheduled for this Thursday from 7-9:30.  Second Wednesday March 27, 2019 from 7:00-9:30



Coaching Clinic this Sunday March 26, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 at the Aston Community Center.  All Head coaches for teeball and rookies and any other parents, coaches should come if they would like to.  



Audit- Not seeing any loop holes.  It is great that they are sharing updates every month.  A letter was written by Denny Anastasia about the



We are not going with Quick Ball.  We will be sticking with out clinic.  


MSI Coaching Clinic- Will be tabled to next month.  


Teeball Committee- If you are interested please see Vicki


Facilities Committee- Contact Dan Campbell.  Email him at dcampbell@pdsd.org.



Tommy Marren Scholarship- Resurrecting the scholarship.  Over 10 years we gave out over 20,000. Good to have representation.  There will be a committee involved.



Walk of Fame Inductee for the 2019 Opening Day will be Tommy Marren.



Sponsors

Need 2 Tee Ball Sponsors

Need 2 Jr. Rookie Sponsors

Please see Amanda Doyle for information.  











 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

The Umpire Association spoke about the rules for the new umpires for the new season.  


Lightning Rules- 30 minutes delay if you see any lightning.

All Umpires are trained.

All Umpires have clearances.

They will follow Babe Ruth Rules for our games.


They are hoping to a long standing relationship with Aston Valley.  They work with 50 different clubs.




NEW Business


Can we put a bucket out for field maintenance to see if people want to donate it back for the Aston Valley Scholarship?  


Can we make sure that we do not block driveways for the residents who live by Weir Park?  


Supposedly players are urinating on the fences.  Please address it with the kids.


Tee ball has an entrance to get to the teeball.  Please do not walk through residences to get to the field.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:45 PM

Fran Miles

Chris Darpino



 

 

 

 

 

 


Player Evaluations This Saturday

Evaluations – Friday March 1 and Saturday March 2, 2019 @ 3045 McCann Farm Drive, Suite 103, Garnet Valley
All Players in Rookies, Minors and Majors must attend.  Teeners do not need to attend. 
 
Friday March 1
7:30pm - 8:30pm 12 year olds Majors - Bdates May 1, 2006-April 30, 2007
8:45pm -9:45pm 11 year olds Majors - Bdates May 1, 2007-April 30, 2008
Saturday March 2
8:30am -9:45am 10 year olds Minors - Bdates May 1, 2008- April 30, 2009
10:00am -11:45am 9 year olds Minors - Bdates May 1, 2009-April 30, 2010
12:30pm - 1:45pm 8 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2010-April 30, 2011
3:30pm - 4:45pm 7 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2011-April 30, 2012
Saturday March 2 (6U who requested to tryout for Rookies)
2:00pm - 3:15pm 6 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013
 
  

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.  If you are not able to attend you need to email Secretary@avbl.org or President@avbl.org. On Line Registrations are still open so if you need to register do so today or in person Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Aston Community Center.  Registration closes Thursday 2/28.


  • February 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

2/18/2019

Present:

Michael Grady, Steve Abate, Anthony Marusco, Jim Buggy, Amy Grady, Jon Dalton, Tom Wood, Joe Hart, Jason Farrell, Frank Miles, Fran Miles, Raplh Papa, RJ Diamond, Vicki Hittle, Bob Weeks, Rebecca Farrell, Keith McDevitt, Domenic Nardini, Lisa Jennings, Ivan Plachuta, Scott Sexton, Michael Cimabue, Brian Morris, Tom Zebley, John Mancinelli, Dave Durbano,  Tony Diorisio, Bernie Seasock, Mark Natale, Tim Teefy, Mike Calvanese, Ryan Hall, Spiro Hartas, Amanda Doyle, Mike McDermond, Brian Allison, Chris Matsanka, Chris Darpino, Jeremy O’Boyle, Chuck Taylor, Steve Burt, Bret Ostroff, Late: Denny Anastasia, Jeremy Russo, John Dill, Henry Hittle

Called to Order:

8:33

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Jon Dalton

Second: Bob Weeks




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Account 5623.75

Fundraiser: 100.53

General Fund: 27,313.05

Any update on the Audit.  Denny Anastasia stated let him know and he and Fran will get together.

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Amy Grady

Second: Dan Campbell

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

                    Delco League participation 13-18.  There are three divisions 14U, 16U and 18U divisions.  They are adding a fourth division for 26U. Looking to see if there is interest.  

                        Player Meeting Scheduled There is an informational meeting which will be MArch 11, 2019 here at the American Legion. So that the information can get out to them.

Top Lumber Bat Demo  This will be scheduled.  

 
 

 

Majors-Michael Grady

    1. Coach Application status

    2. We have 59 players.  

    3. Thank all of the prospective coaches for being here at the meeting.

    4. Projecting 6 teams.  

    5. Tryouts are Friday, March 1, 2019 from 7:30-9:30 at the Chaos Facility on

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

    1. Coach Application status

    2. Minimum of 11 players on each team.  Right now there are 6 teams, but there may be 7.  There are 3 students that are baseball 8 that would like to play up.  

    3. Practice Schedules



 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

    1. Coach Application status

    2. Thanks for coming out coaches, prospective coaches.  Would like to meet for 5 minutes after the general meeting.  

    3. Probably 7 teams.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

    1. Coach Application status

    2. Overview of potential structure

    3. 4’s will be together with the 5’s that are new to baseball.  Returning 5’s and 6’s will be playing.

  1. Could be 7-10 teams.

  2. All coaches that have put in to be a coach have been approved as of February 11, 2019.

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

    1. Uniform update

    2. Status of equipment bags from last year coaches

    3. Got all bags back that he needed.  Anyone who kept their bag, please check that you don’t need anything.

He would like to order the uniforms by March 8, 2019.



 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

    1. Jack and Jill Bingo event change-Season Kick off Happy Hour on March 29, 2019 at Barnaby’s $30.00 a person and 2 for 50.00.  

    2. Picture Day will be April 13, 2019 with Bishop Photography.  




 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

    1. Buggy Field update Great conversation with the new Sun Valley Coach.  Sees lots of collaboration with the Sun Valley and Aston Valley groups.  Grass needs to grow in and it needs to be safe.

    2. Weir Park update

      1. Painting, Sal Ochilini, Netting, Drainage, Fencing, Piping

    3. Vinsmith update waiting on the township. As to when they are going to skin the infield.  

    4. Lights at Weir Park Status - Anthony  Last Monday they met with three residents that showed up.  Went through everything. A vote will go out by the end of this month.  There are 35 residents that received a letter. 50% must be returned and we need 60% to pass.  A neighbor that is going to vote no stated that the kids are peeing on his fences.

    5. Redoing the press box with Rob Smith and  the local carpenter’s union.

    6. Wants to thank Tom Wood and Steve Abate for putting the yellow piping for the major field.

    7. Gang box is being replaced at Tee Ball by a shed from Stoltzfus for 350.00

    8. Signed a  weed contract for all the fields for spring, summer and fall.  

Question: Have we looked into doors in the womans room?  


Facitilities committee to plan for the future.  Looking for additional help cutting grass, line fields, etc.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

    1. Update on Current Registration Numbers

    2. 274 Total

    3. 25 in process.

Ahead of where we were last year.

Teebal 74

Rookies 54

Minors 62

Majors 58

Teeners 25

Mostly teeballers in the process loop.  

Sign ups are ending on February 28, 2019 for Rookies, Minors, and Majors

    1. Additional in person sign ups:

    2. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Community Center 6:00-8:00.

    3. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Aston Municipal Building from 9:00-12:00.

    4. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Community Center 6:00-8:00.

    5. Evaluation Dates

Majors Friday March 1, 2019 7:30- 9:30

Rookies

Minors


    1. Update on Winter Clinic  Generally big sucess. 52 kids signed up.  5-7, 8-10, and 11-12 groups.

                            Coaches Clinic in April.

 

 

Rules- Tom Wood

    1. Umpire Service for Minors and Majors- Check going into the mail tonight for Tri-County.  He has 10 umpires on call.

    2. Looking to do a clinic with the umpires.  Summarize the rules in the sheds for the kids.  

    3. Update on Rules Committee formed planning another meeting.  

    4. New Rule Change submitted for vote

      1. 50% league participation to be eligible for District Rosters The board did approve it at board meeting.  Vote No- 0 Abstain- Mike Cimabue The rule was approved under the condition of a medical, religious reason or school ball  being accepted.



 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady






PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

    1. Initiating 2 committees

    2. Tee Ball Committee- reach out to Vicki Hittle and Anthony

    3. Facilities committee- Reach out to Dan Campbell.

    4. Modell’s has reached out to AVBL to do a Team Week.  It will be the month of March. We will receive the coupons.  Just mention it to the cashier that you are from Aston Valley.  Helps both parents and the league.

    5. All Coaches and prospective coaches should have gotten an email.  Please make sure you have the background check, coaches app are complete.  

    6. If you have not applied please do so ASAP.  Head Coaches: Commissioners will be having a meeting after the general membership meetings.  

  1. Questions:

How are you going to enforce if the coaches don’t come to meetings?  Anthony said it is still under review as to how we will deal with it.  







OLD BUSINESS




  1. Last Call for Registrations – Jim Buggy

  2. Coach Applications and Background Checks Due – Anthony Marusco

  3. Coach Clinics Scheduled – Anthony Marusco  There will be two clinics. Rookies, Majors and Minors on Sunday March 10 at the Aston Community Center from 6:00-9:00.  Rookies and Tee Ball March 24, 2019 at the Aston Community Center from 6:00-8:00 PM.

  4. CPR Clinic update – Dave Durbano  March 21st and 27th here at the American Legion.  










 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Additional in person sign ups:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Community Center 6:00-8:00.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Aston Municipal Building from 9:00-12:00.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Community Center 6:00-8:00.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:29 PM

Rebecca Farrell

Dan Campbell



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

1/21/2019

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Fran Miles, Michael Grady, Steve Abate, Tom Wood, Vicki Hittle, Amy Grady, Dan Campbell, Bob Weeks, Jon Dalton, Rebecca Farrell, Jim Buggy,Domenic Nardini, Joe Hart, John Mancinelli, Brian Matteo, Alex Jennings, Michael Calvanese, Scott Sexton, Dave Durbano, Keith McDevitt, Brian Cassidy, Andy Mai, Ralph Papa, Jason Herman, Jennifer Herman, Bernie Seasock, Paul Mullen, Colin Mullen, Tony Diorisio, Phil Morelli, Steve Downs, Amanda Doyle, Vicki Lovecchio, Tom Zebley, Ralph Carotenusto, Jason Farrell, Mike Cimabue, Mike McDermond, Chris Digan, Steve Burt, Chuck Taylor, Bret Ostroff, John Howe, Pete DePasquale.

Called to Order:

8:34 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Rebecca

Second:

Dan Campbell




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Accoint 5553.28

Fundraising 100.53

General Fund   7,731.12

Annual Audit with Denny Anastasia.  He will do it again this year for the league.  

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca

Second: Dan Campbell

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

This past year our 14 year old team went undefeated.  Paul Mullen was the head coach from that team. He brought his assitants to the meeting tonight.  Last year we had 3 teams.

14, 16.18 we hope to have 4 teams and maybe even 5 teams.  There will be a player meeting in February about expectations and how teams will be formed.  Top Lumber we have partnered up with since it is a wood bat league. We will have a night to meet with Top Lumber.


Questions:  None

 

Majors-Michael Grady

Thanks for some of the major coaches for coming out.  Looking for coaches at the major level. If you have been down the field the fences have been lowered.  All black fences. Looks nice. Hoping to be ready to go come March.


Questions: None

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

So far we have 7 coaches signed up.  The minor field has been worked on them this off season.  He will send email with important dates.


Questions:  None

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

Coaches make sure you have your background checks and applications in on time.


Questions: None

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

We are looking at changing tee ball looking at revamping it a little bit more.  USA Quick ball for tee ball. If you would like to look at it talk to Vicki after the meeting.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Update: Uniforms.  All uniforms will need to be ordered by the first Friday of March 8, 2019.  


If you are still coaching and need something in your bag please email Steve.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Beth and I are looking through some new spirit wear and hoping to present the items to the board this week.  


Vicki and I are working on


Anyone want to help open and close let her know.

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

  1. Buggy Field update  

  2. Weir Park update

    1. Painting, Netting, Drainage, Fencing, misc

    2. Township is adding drains and touch up some little items.  

    3. All new fencing for the major field.  Fence was lowered for viewing

  3. Vinsmith update- painted and come spring they will do the skinned infield

  4. Field Mntc Day and Rain Date- March 23 with 30th as a rain date.

    1. Alternate day for Vinsmith and Bridgewater  Looking to schedule a different day

  5. Lights at Weir Park Status- letters have gone out to the community to get lights installed at the major field.  Meeting has been set up on January 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM with the township and AVBL. Lighting technology today is so focused that it is a specific area of the field so that back lighting is almost none existant.  

Questions: None



 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy


Current Registration :96 right now.  On pace from last year. In-person sign ups this Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00-3:00 PM.  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM


Evaluations Saturday March 2, 2019 at a location TBD


Draft Day Sunday, March 3, 2019


Winter Clinic Numbers are higher this year then last year.  Added younger kids this year.


Questions: What about late signups for families that just moved into the area?  They would need to be able to prove they just moved into the area.

 

Rules- Tom Wood

We are using out sourced umpires for the minor and majors as a trial run for the season.  


Frank Gorgone will set up a coaches clinic.


Rookies will still be our in house


Questions:

Will they be prepaid?  No they will still need to come get the money.



Created a rules committee:



This year it is required by Cal Ripken need to go through a training to be a coach this year.  

SafeSports Act talks about background check and a coaches certificate.  All coaches must have both parts. Anyone that already has the certificate is done.  


Jason Farrell: It is making coaches Mandated Reporters for suspected child abuse and child assault.  This is from the feds.


He is the background coordinator for the league.  

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Did ask me???




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Thank you everyone for attending.


Coaches applications and background checks.  You must do both and then all coaches will be approved by the board in the next month.  We do this every year. Just because you were a coach last year does not mean that you will coach again this year.  We would like all of our coaches to be CPR certified. Must be renewed every year. We are in the process to set up the Billy Wright Coaches clinic usually late February and early March.  Looking to set several other clinics up as well.


Questions:

Regarding background checks.  Protect Youth Sports. It is a third party background check.  The email for the state is just verifiying that you requested the check.







OLD BUSINESS

Neumann Univeristy may make the playoffs but may not.  Michael will you reach out to Jermone for the facility from last year?  Michael said yes.


Board recommended to hold the fees stable $90.00 for the Teeners.  Any objections. None














 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

    1. Allow all baseball 6 ages to be evaluated to play up in Rookie Division and allow all baseball 8 ages to be evaluated to play up in Minors

    2. 6 and 8 years.  6 can try out for the rookies and 8’s can try out for the minors.

    3. Questions: How is the tryout?  Are you going to make them work a little harder?  Is it the evaluation for the draft? Anthony...that will need to be worked on.  Last year 4- 8 year olds moved up. What does it do for callups? Will there be enough kids in Junior Rookies?  You are not going to have any good kids left that will be able to pull up? Could you eliminate it if you just did it by their grade?  What if you put it on their birthday? Think the evaluation needs to be more involved

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes- 45       No 1 Joe Hart Abstain-0

    1. Redraft Rookies, Minor and Majors every year

    2. Suggested for a redraft every season

    3. Questions: What constitues a redraft?  If all teams have 3 or more players and no new teams you keep your team.  If you have less than 3 players or teams are added or removed and redrafted.

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes-45         No- 1 Abstain-0

    1. Standings recorded during regular season and will determine Playoff Seeding

    2. Maintain standings.  Both team managers will send email to player agent and commisioners.  All teams will make the playoffs. Basically no more picking out of a hat

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  44 No 2 Abstain-0

    1. Practice fields location change for TBall, Rookie and Majors

    2. Majors move to Bridgewater and Tee Ball and Rookies move to Aston.

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  45 No Abstain-1

    1. Playoff teams must be within 2 players of each other in lineup for all three divisions

    2. If you don’t have within two.  Mandatory call up or an out.

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  45 No 1 Abstain-0

    1. No double steals in Rookies

    2. If you have a kid on first and second, Tom thinks that it is very difficult.  Board said that we do this during the regular season.

    3. Questions: What is the overthrow rule

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes- 40       No 4 Abstain-2

    1. Minor run limit per inning from 7 to 5

    2. Except the last inning that it was unlimited

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  44 No 1 Abstain-1

    1. Wording change for league playoffs

    2. Extension in the local rules For in house playoffs all in house rules will be followed with the exception of:  

    3. Questions: None

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes- 41        No 1 Abstain-4

    1. Tball to use tee, then coach pitch then pitching machine

    2. Question: What do you see as the time line?  Couple practices with the tee, coach pitch and then the pitching machine.  Duplicate question what is the timeline?

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  39 No 2 Abstain-5

    1. Allow baseball 7’s to tryout for 8U District Team

    2. Propose that 7 year olds can try out for the 8 year old tournament team at time.  He envisioned it just for this one year.

    3. Questions: John would that 7 year old take the spot of an 8 year old?  Potentially How are you going to do the tryouts? We did them last year.  

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes-20        No-12 Abstain-14

    5. 43% said yes.  Not passed.

    1. Delete all rules associated with Teeners

    2. Revise all rules since teener league has been losing kids due to lack of competition.  Rules need to be adjusted. Since they will be playing in the Delco League.

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  44 No Abstain-2

  1. Any player may be intentionally walked only once a game.  During the playoffs.

    1. Background of this was last year’s playoffs where players out of 21 plate appearances where a player was walked 18 times.

    2. Vote with the general membership Yes- 40       No- 1 Abstain-5



We as a league do not dictate the ages of the kids.  May 1st is the cutoff for Cal Ripken.


Anyone: Raffle tickets?  They are in the mail.



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

10:10 PM

Fran Miles

Dan Campbell



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

11/19/2018

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Fran Miles, Michael Grady, Steve Abate, Tom Wood, Vicki Hittle, Amy Grady, Bob Weeks, Lisa Jennings, Joe Hart, Chuck Taylor, Denny Anastasia, Dan Campbell, Jon Dalton, Michael Grady, Jim Buggy

Called to Order:

8:35 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Accoint 5462.36

Fundraising 100.52

General Fund   13,598.49

3000.00 spent on the field that is not on the report

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Fran

Second:Bob Weeks

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

 

 

Majors-Michael Grady

Field Construction is going on at this time.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

No report.

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

No report.

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

No report

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

No report

Email list of all coaches so he can check on bag returns.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Not present

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

Electric installed at major and minor fields

Fields are closed- Thanks for all of your help.

Dirt laid at the teeball field The contractor is doing it for free.

Township removed fence-painted posts back.  Contractor coming in tomorrow to install fence.

Left field fence replaced at minors by township because it fell in the creek.

Sod work was done by a contractor

Resodding ⅓ of infield.

Majors cut out runway- fixing pitcher mound

Sod being delivered 11/20

3252.00 sod on all 3 fields.



 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Registration will open on 11/23 and close on 2/28/2019.  There will be no late registrations after the date of close in the Rookie, Minor, and Majors.  

Cut off will be 4/30/2019 for teeball and teeners.



1/7/2019-2/20/2019 Winter Ball Registration is open and cost is $120.00

Three age groups

5-7

8-10

11-12



 

Rules- Tom Wood

Read all rules

Wants to go over all rules

Review with commisioners before the rules meeting

Going to email to all previous umps looking to return

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Looking at making a change at teeball.  Quick Ball.


Annual Rules meeting is in January 2019 meeting.




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

No new business.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.  

 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

8:51 PM

Amy

Vicki


ALL players ages 5-12 are invited to participate in the Aston Valley Winter Training program. Our goal in offering this program is to give our players an opportunity for a head start heading into the 2019 season. The sessions will be held indoors, offered exclusively to Aston Valley players, on the field at MSI Baseball Academy working with professional MSI Instructors including Aston Valley baseball coach and MSI Instructor Jim Buggy. 

The program will focus on all-around baseball fundamentals, including throwing, fielding, baserunning, and hitting. 

The program will run three separate sessions based on age for 7 weeks on Monday and Wednesday, one night a week for each age group, from January 7 th through February 20 th 
  
Players ages 5-7 will attend on Monday from 5:00-6:00pm. 
Players ages 8-10 will attend on Wednesday from 6:00-7:00pm. 
Players ages 11-12 will attend on Monday from 6:00-7:00pm.  

Cost is $135.  

Click on the link below to sign up today. Registrations will close on December 31 st  so act today to reserve your spot 


  • October 2018

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

10/15/2018

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Amy Grady, Walt Campbell,  Joe Hart, Lisa Jennings. John Mancinelli, Bernie Seasock, Fran Miiles, Jon Dalton, Tom Wood, Rebecca Farrell, Mike Cimabue, Chris Darpino, Scott Sexton, Steve Abate, Michael Grady, Tony Diorioso, Vicki Lovechio, Dan Campbell, Ralph Papa, Keith McDevitt, RJ Diamond, Vicki Hittle

Late Jason Farrell

Called to Order:

8:34 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Fundraising 100.51

Capital 5391.90

Regular account 14,126.70

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca Farrell

Second:Bernie Seasock

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

We have teeners playing at BYC.  One team 14 and 15’s and other mostly 12’s and a few 14 and 15’s.


14’s went undefeated during fall ball.  Went to states.

 

Majors-Bernie Seasock

No report for Majors.  This is his final run as a commisioner in the league.  He wanted to recognize the board and thank them for all of the years in the league.  


President who held his hand from day one.  Mr. Joe Hart and Fran Miles yelled at him like a father.


Mike Grady and Dan Campbell really care about the kids and he was floored how well they have done.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Away on business.  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

No report

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

No report

 

Equipment Manager-Empty



 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Getting ready to close up.  

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

French Drain has been installed at Buggy Field.  Hoping for the best.

While the township is there we are going to hopefully resolve some drainage issues.  Township will put two water grates in.

Locals carpenter’s union will come in and repair the press box.  Either the fall or spring.

Can we put up gutters for the gazebo?  


Met with a landscaper today.  About the pitching mounds.


November 4th for closing down the snack bar. OCtober 27 and 28 taking all signs down and aerating the grass.  


Please give any extra tools to Dan Campbell.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

 

 

Rules- Michael Grady

Would like to thank Tom Wood for fall ball.  

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report.




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Not much to say.  Mention our fall ball.  Playing since the second week of September.  Fall ball was improved with the number of teams from last year.  


Rookies

The Nether teams have been supportive about how our fields looked.  Struggling with a catcher for those teams.


JR. Rookies played the Rookies

That went over pretty well.


Minors

Kids looked pretty impressive.


Majors

Wanted to send a feeler out to see if there is anything that we can do to improve,


Tom has worked his rear end off!  Thanks for everything!!


Community Day Parade

Aston Valley participated in Aston Community Day

About 30 kids and parents in the parade.  Township appreciated us for being there.


Coaches Clinics

In order to improve our kids going forward we would like to put together additional coaches clinics to help our coaches as well.




OLD BUSINESS

Nominations:

President:

Anthony Marusco- accepted



Teeners

Bernie Seascock-respectfully declined again

OPEN




Majors

Mike Grady- Will Accept

RJ Diamond




Minors

Bob Weeks




Rookies

Jon Dalton



Teeball

Vicki Hittle



Facilities

Dan Campbell



Rules

Tom Wood



Secretary

Amy Grady



Treasurer

Fran Miles



Equipment

Steve Abate



Parents Auxilary

Rebecca Farrell


Player Agent

Jim Buggy








Michael Grady won the run off elections for Major Commisioner.  





 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Have we looked at changing the tee Ball to 4’s and rookie ball 5 and 6’s? -Tom Wood

Refresher course on the rules.



One big thing to consider that I have kids in other sports.  Talking to other sports to schedule different activities. Get in touch with Brian Palmore about Basketball.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:21 PM

Dan Campbell

Fran Miles



 

 

 

 

 

 


Congrats Aston Valley Knights 14U Delco League Champions

Thursday night at Buggy Field in Aston, our boys played game 2 of the Delco League Boys Baseball Championship against Father Nall.  The game was exciting from start to finish and in the end a Luke Depasquale sacrifice fly to shallow left centerfield scored Tyler Smith from third giving Aston Valley the walk off win, 8-7.  Johnny Lee pitched 7 innings of relief to get the win and give Aston Valley their first Delco League Championship.  Congratulations to all the boys, manager Paul Mullen and his entire coaching staff.  The team was comprised of 13 and 14 year old players from Aston and it was their first year participating in the Delco League.  The direction of our teener division changed this year from playing just in house teams to playing other organizations outside of Aston Valley.  The team's home games were played at Buggy field in Aston and they travelled to various locations in Delco throughout the season.  The team went undefeated in the Delco League and were also District 2 Babe Ruth Champions as they beat BYC and advanced to the PA State Tournament last weekend.

 

Congratulations again to the Aston Valley Knights on a great season and we look forward to next year!

 


Aston Valley Knights 14U are District Champions

Congratulations to our Aston Valley Knights 14U team as they are District Champions and will advance to the State Tournament this Friday in Roxborough.  The team, managed by Paul Mullen, won the best of 3 series against BYC, 2-1 to become District Champions for Babe Ruth.  The team also went undefeated in the Delco Boys Baseball League, 12-0 and are currently playing in the 2nd round of the league playoffs.  They are 1-0 in their current playoff series and 1 win away from playing in the Delco League Championship.  The team is comprised of both 13 and 14 year olds from Aston Valley and play their home games at Buggy Field.

 

Good luck tonight boys in your playoff series and this weekend in the State Tournament.

 

Go Aston Valley!


Now Batting - NEW BATS

The current bat performance standard – 1.15 BPF – has been in place for roughly 25 years. But times are changing in youth baseball, and just as the college and high school markets adopted a woodlike performance standard (known as BBCOR) a few years ago, USA Baseball and the six main youth baseball governing bodies – Little League, Pony, Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, American Amateur Baseball Congress and the AAU - have approved their own wood-like standard on youth bats. Commonly referred to as the new USA Baseball Standard, or USABat, the new standard becomes baseball law on January 1, 2018.  These bats are now being sold to the general public

Please Click Here For More Details


 


Interested in lessons for your child?

 Beginning on August 1st, Aston Valley's Player Agent and Coach Jim Buggy will be offering individual pitching and hitting lessons at MapleZone Sports Institute in Boothwyn. You can schedule lessons online by visiting http://maplezonesportsinstitute.com/ or by calling MSI directly at 610-358-5500. All ages are welcome.  


 


FIELD MAINTENANCE- AFTER EVERY GAME!

At the conclusion of EVERY game the field should be raked and dugouts cleaned.  Please follow the directions below when raking the fields. This task is not solely the coaches responsibility. Any parent can assist with this task to maintain our fields. If it is done properly and consistently it will help maintain our fields better for the kids playing the games and will assist when we get rain as well. The fields should dugouts should be cleaned of all trash and equipment after every game as well. Please help with this as it is EVERYONE’S responsibility as members of AVBL.

 

By following these simple guidelines will only improve the field and complex conditions making them safer and more enjoyable for the players and parents.

 

·        Home plate and pitcher’s mound: rake all the dirt around back towards the holes and fill in the holes created during the game.

·        Base paths: do not rake across the path, but go up and down the baseline. Raking across the path can cause low spots and also build up on the grass cutouts.

·        Bases: pull the base and replace the plugs. Rake towards the holes bases once the plugs are installed and fill in any low spots created (from sliding).

 

Thank you for your support!

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