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January Newsletter
01/07/2017
This is the first of monthly newsletters that I will share with the...
2017 Open Practice Sessions!
01/05/2017
It's officially 2017!  Spring 2017 Registration will be...
New President of LV Baseball
11/21/2016
Hello, families of Lenape Valley Baseball.  My name is John...
 
January Newsletter

This is the first of monthly newsletters that I will share with the great members of Lenape Valley Baseball.  There are quite a few updates to share and some very exciting developments as we count down to Opening Day 2017!

First, registration for our Spring 2017 is OPEN!  For existing members, just log in and get your children registered early!  We have some changes to this year's registration that I'm excited to share.  We've listened to all of your feedback regarding uniforms and are making some much needed updates to the process.  Many of you have been frustrated with uniform sizes and yet another hoodie that you may not need.  Therefore, this year's uniforms will include a hat and jersey (t-shirt) only and both pants and hoodies are optional (at your cost).  You pay for them a la carte only if you want them!  Also, you will get whatever size you order as part of registration, provided that you register by the deadline.  For example, if you order a Youth Small for your tee-baller, then you will get a Youth Small.  Novel concept - I know!

While LV Baseball is about having fun, learning the game, and competing, safety is a primary focus.  Accordingly, we have instituted a formal Youth Concussion Protocol program that is in line with PA standards.  There is more information about this program available as part of registration.

We recognize that social media is as part of the way we brag about our kids as any these days.  To that end, we'd like to get the boys and girls of LV Baseball in more photos.  We acknowledge that some parents are concerned about their child's action or team photos being shared and we absolutely want to be sensitive to this position.  We've included a model waiver that is completely optional.  If you don't want your child's photo to appear anywhere, just check the box.  By the way... be sure to "Like" our Facebook page if you haven't already - https://www.facebook.com/LenapeValleyBaseball/

A few words about Registration Fees...while fees have not gone up in the last several years, the costs to run this organization have as some of our registration numbers have dwindled.  Accordingly, while the standard uniform will include less, we are holding registration fees flat.  We have several initiatives planned to address rising costs and increase membership in 2017 and you will certainly hear more about them throughout the year.  To that point...

In addition to changes in our registration, we are kicking off a general fundraising program for LV Baseball.  Let's face it - as a non-profit, this organization survives based on very limited income and putting together all of the elements to make our fields playable, our players learning, and celebrating our seasons doesn't come free.  Rather than simply raising registration fees to cover rising costs, we have several exciting fundraising events planned throughout the year, and really think that it will be a great way to enhance the experience of LV Baseball for all of our members!  Our first event is Friday, January 13th between 10am and 10pm.  Lee's Hoagie House of Doylestown will donate 15% of their sales if you mention LV Baseball when you dine in, place an order online or by phone for pick up or delivery.  So, plan for lunch or dinner (or both!) at Lee's on Friday the 13th!  Tell your friends and family members!!!

OPENING DAY is April 1st!  Time to start thinking BASEBALL!

 

John White

LV Baseball President


by posted 01/07/2017
2017 Open Practice Sessions!

It's officially 2017!  Spring 2017 Registration will be open in the next few days.....

 

Can't wait?  Tired of those holiday gifts already?  Get your baseball player to start thinking baseball now!  LV Baseball is proud to make some limited 2017 OPEN PRACTICE SESSIONS available!

 

Saturday, January 14th from 8am to 9:30am

Sunday, January 15th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Saturday, January 21st from 8am to 9:30am

Sunday, January 22nd from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

 

All Open Practice Sessions will be held indoors at Intensity Sports Training, 3633 Old Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Each session is limited to the first 20 registrants and there is a limit of two sessions per child.  The cost is $10 per session (i.e. 2 Sessions = $20).  90 minutes for $10 is a great deal!  Don't wait - register now!  Click here to go to the registration page!


by posted 01/05/2017
New President of LV Baseball

Hello, families of Lenape Valley Baseball.  My name is John White and I am the newly elected President of LV Baseball.  Many of you know me as the Field Maintenance guy for the last couple of years, which was (is) a position in which I took great pride in making the LV fields a better place for our kids to play.  I have two sons who play in the LV organization and I have been a head coach, an assistant coach and umpire - you name it and I've done it.  I enjoy giving my time to my boys and all of the LV kids to give them the experience of playing Little League baseball.

I am very excited and honored to be given the opportunity to lead our organization for the next two years.  It is a position that I take very seriously and want all of our families to know that I have the absolute best interest of our organization in mind along with the support of a great group of volunteers on our board of directors.

In general, youth sports are facing a very daunting challenge in today's world.  Competition from a diversity of options for our children's time and energy is everywhere.  While many kids are exploring different sports year round, some kids are just not as interested as they may have once been.  We can all blame the "Rise of the Machines" like tablets, X Box, and Playstation, or the demise of our beloved Phillies who captured the hearts of many young sluggers, or just a simple exhaustion of too many activities and something has to go.  A recent study I read has indicated that participation in youth sports in ages 6 through 17 is down almost 10% in the last 5 years.  This is a difficult trend to ignore and one that certainly has LV Baseball's attention.

I am making my first of likely several pleas to encourage your kids to stay active in whatever their passion is (especially if it's baseball!).  Sports have so much to offer kids and the lessons learned will help them on and off the field in whatever comes their way.  

So, for our returning players in 2017, I promise you some new and exciting things, maybe even a change or two from years' past.  For those players who may have stepped away from us last year or the last couple of years, I ask you to reconsider and give baseball another shot.  

As we hunker down for winter, it's not too early to start thinking spring!  Registration for spring baseball will open soon.  Please look for plenty of further information on that on our website and Facebook page shortly.

From my family to yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

 

John White

LV Baseball President


by posted 11/21/2016
LVBA Board Meetings

 

Board Meetings

Next Meeting:
Thursday, January 26, 2016
8:00 PM

4 North Main Street, Chalfont, PA