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  • September GMM 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

9/16/2019

Present:

Fran Miles, Bob Weeks, Tom Wood, Steve Abate, Michael Grady, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, Jon Dalton, Brian Cassidy, Bernie Seasock, Joe Hart, RJ Diamond, Alex Jennings,  John Mancinelli, Steve Burt, Lisa Jennings, Mike McDermond, Dave Durbano, Tom Zebley, Chris Darpino, Keith McDevitt, Greg Clark, Brian Morris, Joe Pharaoh, Zach Imbrugia,  Rebecca Farrell, Phil Morelli, 



Late:Dan Campbell

Called to Order:

8:35 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Improvement Account: Capital 6704.60

Marren Account: Marren Account 500.60

General Budget: 16,687.75

New Business: None

Motion to approve: Rebecca Farrell

Second: Bernie Seasock

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Empty

Not much other than two teams playing over at BYC for Fall Ball,  Our 15 year old team was the champion in the Delco League. Paul Mullen’s team.  

 

Majors-Michael Grady

No report. 

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

The only thing that I have is looking ahead that we only have three head coaches probably need 3 or 4 head coaches.  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

No report.

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Not present. She is sick.

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Any coaches that still have bags please return them to your commisioners or Tom.   Can we look for the left handed catchers mitt at the minor level.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

No report.  

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Supposedly late….thanks to everyone who came down to 


We need gutters.  Any suggestions please let him know.  


John Manceinelli- Tee Ball batting cage.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

No report. 

 

Rules- Tom Wood

We do need to address a bylaw change.  John Manceinelli will read the old one and what the new one will be.  The school is missing in the bylaw. Any questions? Does that apply to fall ball?  It does not because it is not sanctioned by Cal Ripken.  


Fall Ball 

Rookies- Steve Burt says it is going well.

Minors- John Manceinelli said Minors and Majors have gone off without a hitch.  




 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report. 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco







OLD BUSINESS

AED is on the fritz at Weir Park.  We need a new battery and new pads.  We will get a replacement by Friday or Saturday.  Dave Durbano will report later.  


The Aston Community Parade on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  We will be walking from Neumann in the morning.  



Fall Ball is going very well, concession stand is doing well. Nothing that we could not handle.  


Any updates on the lights: Question by Chris Darpino

Stouch Lighting did the layout and estimated costs.  They are looking for grants and assistance from the state.  Fundraising has been discussed at the last board meeting. Rough estimate.  160,000.00.  


RJ Diamond: Can we do anything to keep the dogs off the fields?  It is a neighborhood park.  


Dan Campbell perhaps if we put springs on the gates.  











 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

Nominations:

President:

None


Teeners:

Bernie Seasock: 


Majors:

RJ Diamond


Minors:

Bob Weeks


Rookies:

Tom Wood:Can I think about it?

Jon Dalton


Tee-Ball:

John Manceinelli 



Facilities:

Dan Campbell



Treasurer:

Fran Miles


Secretary:

Amy Grady 


Player Agent:

Jim Buggy


Equipment:

Steve Abate


Rules:

Steve Burt


Parents Auxiliary:

Rebecca Farrell

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:05PM

Fran

Rebecca



 

 

 

 

 

 


  • July GMM 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

7/15/2019

Present:

Steve Abate, Bob Weeks, Fran Miles, Amy Grady, Walt Campbell, Joe Hart, Bernie Seasock, RJ Diamond, Dave Durbano, Mike McDermond, Tom Zebley, Joe Pharaoh, Tony Diorioso, Steve Downs, Dan Campbell, Jim Buggy, Steve Burt, Jon Dalton, Lisa Jennings, Zach Imbrugia, Michael Cimabue

Called to Order:

8:37 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Dan

Second:Jon




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Improvement Account:5863.60

Marren Account:500.56

General Budget: 6,706.92

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Fran

Second:Dan

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Empty

Bernie stated that he was on vacation.  The team beat 2 out of 3 and the 16U won the championship.  


14U teams missed the cutoff for playoffs.  All three teams are concluded.

 

Majors-Michael Grady

Not present

11’s played in a tournament this weekend.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

10’s are finished.

9’s are still playing this week. 


10’s made it to states.  We won one game.  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

No real report.


8’s won one game.


7’s lost.


6’s won the championship at Chichester.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Not present

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Commisioner needs to reach out to their coaches and collect their equipment bags.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Thanks to everyone who made this season a huge success.  

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Major press box has been rehabbed.  New roof, expanded windows. Hoping to finished tomorrow, if not then Wednesday.  We got a lot of compliments on our facility. We need to thank everyone who helped out .  It can not be done without all of the help.  

Joe Hart and Todd Kirk helped everyday and they bleed Aston Valley.

Lisa Jennings- helped every day!  We have accomplished a lot at the complex this year.  The next two months nothing is really going on at the complex so if you have suggestions please let him know.  Joe will talk to the township about the 3rd base line fence and fix the two drains.  



One tire on 

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Fall ball registration is trickling in.  

 

Rules- Tom Wood



 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Arrows 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Not present. 




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

Discussed Fall ball, looking for someone to run a division for the teeballers.  It would be the 5 year olds.   

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:02 PM

Fran

Dan



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

June 17, 2019

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Jim Buggy, Rebecca Farrell, Michael Grady, Amy Grady, Jason Farrell, Scott Sexton, Joe Hart, Zach Imbrugia, Brian Morris, John Mancineli, Lisa Jennings, RJ Diamond, Mike Cimabue, Bob Weeks,

Late: Denny Anastasia(8:44 PM),

Called to Order:

8:42 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Marren Account 500.55

Capital  5818.12

Regular account 21,245.37

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca Farrell

Second:Michael Grady

   

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

16’s are rolling along.  14’s battling along with foul weather, we have called up some graduating 12’s to play the season out.  


Joe Hart- Has asked to see if a sign has been taken down.  Sun Valley would like to paint the sign. It is faded. It is basically Aston Valley blue.  


Bob Weeks- Could the 12’s use it for practice?  

 

Majors-Michael Grady

The Majors have closed out their season.  The Nationals came back and won the title.  The Dodgers came in second.



12’s played this past weekend in Egg Harbor.  They had a very good showing.

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Minors finished the season.  

Mariners defeated the Phillies and Red Sox came in third.


10u played Egg Harbor tournament.  Great showing.


17 Minor kids play up in the majors.  


18 kids played tonight in a end of season game.  Went well.

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

Late- 8:52PM


Congrats

1st Pirates

2nd Dodgers

3rd A’s


Umpires were good.  All in all pretty good season.  


7’s start in Chi next week.


2 6 u teams   One plays in Brookhaven.  Both playing Aston Valley. One playing in Chichester.  June 19-25

 



 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Not present.  


Marlins won the junior rookie championship.

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

All district uniforms should have been handed out.  District tournaments uniforms need to be paid.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Thank you for Todd Kirk for fixing the fryer at Weir.  

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

Press Box will be pushed off until July.  Supplies will be delivered tomorrow to field and Joe will meet them tomorrow at 8:30 AM.  


Joe acquired extra turf for the bull pens.  So far they have done the major and minors on the concrete so far.  


The 6 and 7 parents are meeting this Wednesday. So that everyone is in the same boat for the responsiblity.


One person to hook up the electric.  


Donovan and Kelly are going to do that for us.  


Scoreboard wire connectors were loose.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

No report.

 

Rules- Tom Wood



 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Noone is ever




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Feels like yesterday we were on the field for opening day.  The regular season thanks so much to Rebecca and her people.  Lots of great specials all season long from cheesesteaks, fried pickles, breakfast sandwiches.


It was a successful season from teeball through majors.  They seem to improve throughout the season.


There were a few issues at the park itself,  The bike riders seemed to be an issue with wheelies and erratic and one rookie player was hurt by a bike rider recently.  Spoke with Fred Prendergast about the issue.


The township is looking for funding from the electrical union for the lights on the major field.  The talking is on-going.


Thanks to all of our volunteers for this season, Head coaches, assistant coaches and all parents.


Questions?- Joe Hart-Playoffs this year.  What rules do we follow for the playoffs? All Inhouse rules with the exception of:  Each division decided which rules would change? Pitching rules (Major) with max of 85 pitches.  

, intentional walk(major), (Minor)pitching rolling 6 with max of 70 pitches.  The exception of was left up to the commisioners.


Why did we have so many controversies?  What about the teams that were home or away?  This was the first year that we had standings.  Rookies used the seeding. Minors followed it to a tee.  Why are we making seperate rules for seasons? Is it fair to the kids to never be the home team?  President and player agent has been talking.


Denny Anastasia thinks that we should get rid of standings.  He is worried about the kids not getting chances playing other positions.  We are supposed to be developing the kids. Some of those kids, were in the outfield all season and never played 2nd base.  I think coaches should have to sign a code of conduct every year.


Joe Hart thinks the standing have failed.  When it effected kids we need to step in.

Rebecca- Remember we discussed that we did this to try to be competitive.  



Michael Grady- I hate standings.  During regular season I finished in 6th position.  I apologize to the board. I would like to say that as a board we have talked about this amongst ourselves.  We will talk more about this and make this right. It is hard for us to get people to coach, we are looking for ways to stop the antics of the coaches.  


Bob Weeks- We went into it as an experiment.  It was a bullying tactic.


Jason Farrell- Why was the coach not disciplined?  It was addressed.


Anthony- We will look for check who will be coaches or not the following year.  In regards to the volunteers. It is a mindset. We used to have to sign up in person.  When you signup on line then you don’t interact with the new families. Is everything right, no?  We will do our best to try to fix it. Let’s settle down.




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Jason Farrell- I have a huge issue when coaches do not shake hands after a game.  I don’t care how much they do not like another person you should be a leader and show them sportsmanship.  It is unsportsman like conduct. John Howe refused to shake hands after the championship game.


Michael- Asking..Should they not coach next year.  No they should not coach next year.


Brian Morris- Should headcoaches let the commisioners know about issues?  YES!!



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:42 PM

Fran Miles

Rebecca Farrell



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

4/15/2019

Present:

Michael Grady, Dan Campbell, Amy Grady, Fran Miles, Jon Dalton, Rebecca Farrell, Bob Weeks, Michael Cimabue, Brian Morris, John Mancinelli, Denny Anastasia,Lisa Jennings, Alex Jennings, Jason Farrell, Ralph Papa, Tony Diorisio,Tom Zebley, Tina Nickerson, Chris Matsanka, Greg Clark, Chuck Taylor, Steve Burt, Amanda Doyle, Scott Sexton, Ed Pearson, Jim Buggy

Called to Order:

8:33 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Rebecca

Second: Bob




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Account 5623.75

Fundraiser Account 100.53

General Account 36,493.55

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Jon Dalton

Second: Dan Campbell

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

Top Lumber Bat Demo

  1. Date will be pushed out ASAP.



 

Majors-Michael Grady

  1. Would like to thank Dan Campbell, for his excellent work getting the fields ready after we

Mr. Farrell and Chris Digan thanks for helping out.


2. Umpires seem to be running smoothly.

3. Kicked off games at Brookhaven and seems to be going well.

 

Minors- Bob Weeks


We kicked off the season.

There have been no cancelled games as of late.

Tri-State seems to be okay.  

Bob- Umpires do not seem to be speeding the games up like we thought they would.  During ground rules the managers can remind the umpires to keep moving the games along.  

Questions- Are we declaring the last inning before dark?  The umpire seemed to cut off the games if it is getting dark.  

We need the consistency with the rules.  

The fields have been great thanks to Dan Campbell.


Bob will assign the call ups for the majors.

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

We had a good week.

Trying to keep games moving with the umpires,

Umpires need to be louder.  

Want to thank everybody for keeping the pitchers in on the site.

Dan and Jason thanks for getting the field ready.  

 

Tee Ball- Vicki Hittle

Not Present

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Not present- Report sent to Michael Grady

All uniforms are out.  If there are any problems or concerns with the uniforms.


If anybody only got three let them know.  Bob Weeks- Angel, pirates

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell


Thanks to Lisa Jennings who was able to get the sign donated by Kit Spayd.  Super Cool!!

I need anyone needs retakes for pictures so that we can get them scheduled.  

May 18 is Slugfest.  


Coach Scoop at Rita's.  

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

There are alot of people to thank!!


Joe Hart is our connection to the township!   We really appreciate him.

John Mancinelli has donated tons to our league and we are very appreciative.

Dave Durbano has done a ton to the tee ball field.


Jason Farrell my partner in crime.  


Pretzel Boy has been helping quite a bit as well.  Buy your pretzels at Pretzel Boys.


We are going to purchase an additional hand dragger for each field.


Press Box: Local Carpenter Union is going to be fixing it.  


This Sunday is Easter so there is not 9:00 clean up at the field this Sunday.  News to come.


Tee  Ball Shed has no shelves.  

Sheds need to be straighten up every day.  If it is raining Friday night, I would hope every head coach would be at the field early on Saturday Morning!  If you as the Manager can not come ask your assistants to go!! If it is a week night we will need you there at least an hour early to get fields ready.  It should not be up to a few people. It is a necessity. WE need all hands on deck. We should have a representative from each team at each division.

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Registrations are up 8%,  All registrations are closed.  Commissioners stressed this. Pitch count and scores should be


Arms are hurting.  Please be conscious of the kids arms.  Please do not have them throwing 70+ pitches at this point or really at all.  Understand that it doesn’t matter if they win at this level we want the kids to love baseball and continue after they leave us.  Please don’t have your kids pitch and catch in the same game if possible.

 

Rules- Tom Wood

Umps seem to be covered.  Headfirst slides are illegal.  

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Parking is still an issue at the field.  There is illegal cars parking at handicapped spots, making their own spots.   Cars will be reported to the police if parked illegally.







PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Not present no report was sent.  


We talked about summer ball.  But nothing is definite.




OLD BUSINESS

Still needs sponsors for teeners.  Amanda needs 3 sponsors for teams. She got a new sign.  


Luke Matthews Mom has volunteered her cleaning business to clean the bathrooms on Monday and Fridays.  












 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:04 PM

Bob Weeks

Fran Miles



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

5/20/2019

Present:

Rebecca Farrell,Jon Dalton, Tom Wood, Bob Weeks, Michael Grady, Jim Buggy, Fran Miles, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, Jason Farrell, Joe Hart, Bernie Seasock, Lisa Jennings, Dave Durbano, Tom Zebley, Frank Miles, RJ Diamond, Greg Clark, Ed Pearson, Mike McDermond, Steve Downs, Steve Burt, Zach Imburgia, Bret Ostroff, Brian Morris, Chris Matsanka, Mike Cimabue


Late: Dan Campbell, Ralph Carotenuto, Phil Morrelli






Called to Order:

8:38 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Bob Weeks

Second:Jim Buggy




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

General Fund: 19,462.50


Capital Account:5772.63


Fundraising(Tommy Marren Scholarship Account): 100.55

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca Farrell

Second:Jon Dalton

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

3 teams in Teeners.  Paul Mullen has played 4 games 3-1.  


No issues with teeners.


We asked the school to replace the sign on the field.  Can we have the Rotary sign replaced with Home of Aston Valley Baseball.  President Marusco is on it.

 

Majors-Michael Grady

Thanks to the player agent.  We do not have any games to make up.  We have wiggle room to make up any last minute rainouts.  We should be ready to start playoffs on June 1st.


Tournament teams will be playing at NELL this weekend!  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Six more minor games and a temporary suspended game will need to be made up.  


Minor Coaches would like to meet after this meeting to go over playoff rules.


15 call ups so far for the majors.  We have done pretty well with it.


Both tournament teams are at NELL will be there this weekend.  It is located at Bishop Hollow Road.

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

Rookies did Sluggfest.  


8U is practicing and playing at NELL


7U is picked.


6U is bie



Mason Wandsor took 1st.

Josh Dawson took 2nd.

Jackson Zebley took 3rd




Pirates came in 1st.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Not present.   Given by Tom Wood: Update we are going to axe the clinics.  And just play games from here on out in teeball. The Junior Rookies are going to end May 31st and then start playoffs on June 1st.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Not present.  

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Update from the Sluggfest:  Everyone had a lot of fun. It was a success all the way around.  


Since there is no Saturday game we will be doing a special on Thursday.  Sundae Funday for make your own sundaes for $3.00.

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

Thanks to Farrell for cutting the grass. Jim Buggy pushes the lawnmower.  


Buggy Field is looking pretty good.  Looking to do a field maintenance.



Local carpenter’s union is going to be doing the Press Box.  Hopefully the first week in June.


Getting two new picnic tables


No field maintenance this Sunday.  


Mr. Hart said we will need twenty big men to lift extra turf.  Mr. Campbell and Mr. Hart had the School district donate them to Aston Valley.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

District Binders will be ready in a week or two.  All rosters are in and teams look good.


We have 6 NELL teams

 

Rules- Tom Wood

First off is the Tommy Marren Award.  There are a couple candidates that are receiving emails tomorrow and information needs to be back by June 3rd.  


John and Tom had a meeting with the umpires to discuss strike zone.


Umpires asked to have the full rules for each division in the sheds.  



 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Please make sure that you are mindful of where you park.  Please tell people not to park in the blue lined spot. That is not a parking spot.  




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Aston Valley will be hosting the 10 year old districts this year.  We will be starting June 17 and continuing until July 3rd.


Head Coaches should be checking at the snack bar and checking on the stand once games are over in case they need any help.  


Received a letter from the Legion they are doing a Memorial Day Parade this Monday.  An email will go out to the masses.




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Teeball:  Batting cages??  A parent thought that it was a good idea.  Communication was falling down. Have a meeting at the beginning of the season, to help the beginning coaches.  Have a clinic for just teeball.


Teams in teeball and junior rookies are a little behind of games.  Bret told the parents we will get rid of the make ups and just have playoffs.  


Camp will coincide with Districts.


Fall Ball will run this fall.  We will need volunteers for all divisions.  



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:13

Bob Weeks

Fran Miles



 

 

 

 

 

 


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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).

 

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