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Little League Adopts New Bat Standard
12/07/2016
Lenape Valley Baseball Parents and Families- As you may know, Lenape...
New President of LV Baseball
11/21/2016
Hello, families of Lenape Valley Baseball.  My name is John...
2017 LV Baseball Board of Directors
11/11/2016
On Thursday, October 27th, the 2017 Lenape Valley Baseball Board...
 
Little League Adopts New Bat Standard

Lenape Valley Baseball Parents and Families-
As you may know, Lenape Valley Baseball is affiliated with Little League Baseball International and as an organization we are governed by Little League Baseball's rules and regulations.

I wanted to make you aware that Little League Baseball is adopting USA Baseball’s standard for bat performance with the idea to have a standardized bat that performs as close to a wood bat as possible. This change is being made for safety reasons given the performance levels of the composite bats in the market today. If you watch the Little League World Series, you can see what their concern is.

This new standard will be effective on January 1, 2018, meaning that any bat that does not meet this standard will be not be valid for use in any Little League game.

Here is a link to the Little League page, which contains a link to the USA Baseball Press Release.

As we are in the holiday shopping season, I wanted to make you aware that ANY PURCHASE YOU MAKE OF A LITTLE LEAGUE APPROVED BAT NOW WILL ONLY HAVE A 12-MONTH LIFE in our Little League organization. There was a similar change made recently to "big barrel bats" and many players were caught with very expensive bats that were illegal to use, and the ‘new standard” bats came in various models that could escalate quickly in price.

I urge you to use discretion in any bat purchases in the near future.

Lenape Valley Baseball will continue to monitor reactions to this standard change with fellow Little League organizations and I will keep you posted as more information becomes available about the new bats, their availability and their prices as best I can.

Sincerely,
John White
LV Baseball President


by posted 12/07/2016
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
2017 LV Baseball Board of Directors

On Thursday, October 27th, the 2017 Lenape Valley Baseball Board of Directors were elected.  The current Board of Directors can be found here.  Congratulations to all of our hard-working volunteers!


by posted 11/11/2016
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