We're partnering up with ToGo's in La Verne for this year's sandwich gut busting fundraiser. Between May 11th and May 17th, come into ToGo's in La Verne (1253 Foothill Blvd, in the LA Fitness shopping center), present this flyer, then get a 6 inch sandwich, chips and a drink for $5.50. For $2 more, you can get an extra 3 inches of sandwich. For every sandwich that ToGo's sells with the flyer, ToGo's will give back $1 to Claremont Little League. And these sandwiches are yummy, this ain't your average every day Subway sandwich. Remember, you have to download the flyer (click here), print it out (no cell phone viewing) and bring it with you.
Fall Ball Registration is here! Click here to register, then come to one of the walk in registrations. Click here to download the flyer to find out when and where they are. It's never too early!
The Claremont Little League Board of Directors approved a local rule change for the JV and Minors divisions. Both the JV and Minor division will have their no new inning mark set at two hours. Note that the local rule is written so that "no new inning shall start after two hours" so if you're right at 2:00, a new inning can be played. If you're at 2:01, the game is over (or suspended if not complete). Also note that the definition of the start of the inning can be found in the green book under rule 2.0 (definitions) and says that "an inning starts the moment the third out is made completing the preceding inning". This local rule change will take effect on Saturday, April 18th at 7:50am.
Also note that the "second half" of the season starts April 18th as well. For JV, that means home plate is open on Saturday April 18th (and not before) and for Farm, kid pitch starts on Saturday.
Randy Town's sumer baseball clinics will be held in late June and is a perfect opportunity to get some excellent training from college level coaches. If you've ever attended one of the one-day camps done during our Fall Ball season, you'll know the high-quality and commitment that Randy Town and his staff puts into these camps and clinics. Coach Town has been a huge supporter of Claremont Little League and conducts our Fall Ball Clinic year after year. Both the players and managers have a great time and give lots of positive feedback. Support him by sending your kids to him. Click here to download the signup form which has more information.
Week two is in the books!Please feel free to let us know how your season is going so far. What do you think of the snack bar? Do you have any suggestions on how things could run more smoothly or improvements you would like to see made? Your CLL Board members are around the park and can be identified by the badge they are wearing around their neck. Please let us know how you and your child’s experience is going so far either in person, via email or a phone call.
That is all, play ball!
Here's an update on the whereabouts of Alex Hinshaw, an MLB player that came from Claremont:
Here's an interesting article from the LA Times on youth sports injuries, with particular attention to baseball pitchers.
To thwart injury, app may be apt
We've assembled a collection of non-CLL related information that might be of interest to CLL families into a page. It contains interesting local news stories, links to other local organizations we believe are worthwhile and events helping local organizations. Check it out frequently as content changes as we get updates. Head over to the community information page to take a look.
The following video is a reminder why we have bat rules. Note: this video is not for the easily squeemish.
Typically, there are Little League rule changes every year but this year, there's a HUGE change in residency requirements. According to Little League International, if a child goes to school that's inside the league boundaries, that satisfies the residency requirement. As usual, Little League International defines what documents are required. If you think this might affect you, please read the information from the following link carefully:
Here's an interesting opinion piece about "the scholarship chase..."
As the district all-star season winds down, here's a great article from the Los Angeles times showing one of the many reasons why we do what we do. Enjoy