Here is a Great Opportunity to Help Kids in Mexico
By Donating baseball Gloves
Nyack-Valley Cottage Little League is comprised of a group of amazing families who love baseball. We have always been proud that when an opportunity to serve others has arisen, our NVCLL family is the first to “step up to the plate” and we have the opportunity to do so for kids in Mexico.
NVCLL Vice-President and Majors manager Keith Davie is also the Athletic Director and Men’s Soccer Coach at Nyack College. In August he took his Men’s Soccer team to Mexico to do clinics and hand out soccer equipment to the kids in the Cancun area. While there, it was very obvious that soccer was the little brother to baseball and the people there wanted to have baseball clinics like the one’s Nyack College ran for soccer.
So, this January 13-20th, Keith will be traveling with the Nyack College Baseball team back to Mexico where they will be running clinics for over 750 kids in a little less than seven days! The one thing that is also very obvious was that most of the kids did not have equipment suitable for the game that they love.
Here is how you can help. Many of our kids have had baseball gloves that they just don’t use anymore and despite their slightly worn condition, those gloves are better than the bare hands that the kids Nyack will be working with use to play baseball. We would like you to take 20 minutes and go through your baseball gear and donate those old gloves for the Nyack College Baseball team to give to the kids during the clinics. The impact on those kids is nearly immeasurable because they usually have very few things they could call their own.
If you would like to donate baseball gloves, there is a donation box inside the door of the Nyack College Gymnasium where you can drop them, there will also be a box outside of the Liberty Field concession stand which will be checked every day or two. If you would rather drop them to Keith personally, he can be reached at 845-304-9120.
We would love to take several hundred gloves to Mexico when we leave in a month!
Tee Ball is for kids aged 4, 5, 6 as of April 30, 2015
Rookies is for kids aged 6, 7 as of April 30, 2015 (6 year olds must have played Tee Ball last year)
Internationals is for kids aged 7, 8, 9 as of April 30, 2015
Minors is for kids aged 9, 10, 11 as of April 30, 2015
Majors is for kids aged 10, 11, 12 as of April 30, 2015
Juniors is for kids aged 13, 14 as of April 30, 2015
Seniors is for kids aged 15, 16 as of April 30, 2015
2. So my 9 year old can play either Internationals or Minors?
Yes. And a 7 year old can play either Rookies or Internationals. And 10 or 11 year olds can play Minors or Majors. Unless a parent specifically requests differently, the children are placed in the draft pool for the highest level they qualify (age-wise) for and if they are not taken in that draft they are atomically put in the pool of the next lowest level. Every child is guaranteed to be drafted in an age appropriate level.
3. My child misses the cut-off for the level they want to play because they are too young, whom do we ask to get them registered for that level?
NVCLL decided a few years ago to eliminate all subjectivity in placing kids in levels and use the Little League age (age as of 4/30) as a strict guideline. If your child does not meet the age requirements, they cannot play at that level. For further detail, please contact the appropriate division head or a member of the executive board. But please be advised, there are NO exceptions to this rule.
4. Do we have to attend all nights and days of evaluations/try-outs?
No, each child only needs to attend one session … any session that works for you.
5. My child did not attend evaluations for Internationals previously, why do they have to this year?
Evaluations are not required; they are voluntary, though recommended. If a child does not attend evaluations they cannot be drafted onto a team and instead will be placed on a team by the division head.
6. My child did not attend evaluations for Minors previously, why do they have to this year?
See question #5 above
7. What about Majors try-outs?
a. Players new to Majors must attend try-outs. IF they do not try out, they cannot play. Attending try-outs (for 10 and 11 year olds) does not guarantee playing in Majors, as there are a very limited number of spaces open. Instead the try-out will serve as a basis for whom is drafted and in what order. All 12 year olds that try out for Majors will make a Majors team.
b. 10 and 11 year olds that try out for Majors but are not drafted will be automatically entered in the Minors draft.
c. Returning Majors players do not have to try-out, they only have to register.
8. What if we can’t make any of the try-outs / evaluations?
If an Internationals or Minors child does not attend evaluations, they will be placed on a team by the division head. IF a Majors child does not attend try-out, they cannot play Majors, though they can still play Minors. The only exception is if a child is injured and applies to the league president for a waiver of tryouts.
9. My child only wants to play with his friends … / My child must play for his manager from last year / My child needs to car pool with …
Requests to play for certain managers and/or with other children are honored only in Tee Ball and Rookies. In higher levels, these comments may be added, but there is no guarantee that they will be followed as these levels all use drafts to determine teams.
We are raising money to help pay for a picnic area at Liberty Elementary school and our Little League Field. The bricks will be placed on the south side of the recently cleared space near the new bull pen area. Bricks cost $125 for a 4 by 8 and $ 200 for an 8 by 8 Brick. For an additional $100 we can also include your business logo. Custom Bricks and larger sizes are also available upon request. (We recommend all caps) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Yes, we’d like to reserve a permanent brick. Please engrave our brick as follows:
ANY SYMBOL IS CONSIDERED ONE SPACE (PERIOD, COMMA, DASH)
ALL TEXT IS CENTERED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED 4 x 8 Brick $125
8 x 8 Brick $ 200
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