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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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