November News 11/18/2014 LENAPE VALLEY BOARD MEMBERS BUSY AT WORK
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Spring is here(?)(Brrrrrr!!!)
Hello Lenape Valley Families,
Despite the late winter snowfall and chilly temperatures, there are many households in Chalfont and the surrounding area getting ready for the good time that is Spring Baseball! Practices, new uniforms and teams, new equipment, all good reasons to look forward to the warmer days and top-10 plays on the diamond. To get ready for the season, here are a few reminders:
Rain/Storms-If there is threatening weather, we will try as best we can to close fields as early in the day as possible. Sometimes we can make the call, sometimes the Township or Borough will close the fields and let us know. These field closures can happen late in the day so checking of our website is necessary on days of expected bad weather.
Fields-We are all guests of either Chalfont Borough or New Britain Township, when we have games at the various fields. Please remember to clean up after yourself and your families.
Field Maintenance-The winter weather has taken quite a toll on the various fields for baseball. The league needs volunteers to help clean up trash and debris, rake/manicure infields, replenish equipment boxes. If you can assist please let a Field Supervisor know--John White or Tim Maher, their address is on our Board members page.
Umpires-Although umpires are paid, they receive a nominal sum which helps offset their equipment and travel costs. There is no room for player OR parent criticism, and the league has no tolerance for anything beyond a reasonable, calm, discussion of a questionable call. Parents please work with your team Managers for these discussions.
Registration for Spring Baseball is open for ages 4-16. That includes Tee-ball, Minors, Majors, Juniors/Seniors, and Travel Baseball. Connie Mack registration is also open. Lenape Valley provides free, professional instruction for both players and coaches in the pre-season, so we can hit the ground running come April!
Several winter clinics are also accepting registrations. Two of our local supporters have clinics with forms attached below. Mike Schaefer has a winter baseball camp in Hilltown. His information is located here:
Speaking of supporters and sponsors, Lenape Valley can help your business meet Community Support goals and objectives with our Corporate Sponsorship programs. Please reach out to our Sponsorship Coordinator, Rick Perlmutter, for more information. His e-mail is
The league still has a position open for Equipment Coordinator. Please ask around as we need a volunteer (or two) to fill this very important position for the upcoming Spring 2015 season.
Thanks for visiting our website. Although it's cold out and there's no baseball on the field, there are plenty of things occurring in the background:
Rick Perlmutter, our Sponsorship Director, is actively pursuing corporate support and business community involvement with a new Sponsorship form for next Spring's baseball. If you know a business owner that has an active Community Support program, please get them in touch with Rick. His email address is:
We are trying to update baseball photos on the website. If you are extremely proud of your handiwork, and want to share it with the local baseball community, please send me a brief e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll start some dialogue and get some new photos on this website.
Teenage Umpires will have a larger presence in LV baseball next Spring. If your teen is interested in continuing their umpire skills, or they want to try it out to see if they like it, LV will be holding free umpire skills clinics over the winter to develop our next wave of Junior Umpires. The per-game pay is a plus!