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PLAY BALL WINTER SKILLS CLINIC

 

Pelham Little League

 Winter Workout Program at Play Ball  

 

Play Ball is offering the 11th annual winter workout program for Pelham Little League Baseball.

 

This year we will have 2 age groups…….6-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds.

 

This 10 week program will help the athletes prepare for the upcoming season by working on all the skills needed for aspiring baseball players.

 

Throwing, fielding, hitting, positional play and all other key areas will be covered.

 

- The program will be a progressive approach to teaching the players. Each week will progress with different advanced drills and skills

- Featured guest speaker" will discuss a "topic of the week" (hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, mental approach, sportsmanship, base running etc...). The guest list will include:

* Dean Borrelli (former 8-year pro player A’s and Rangers)

* David Wendt (current player Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
* Al Mottram (Arizona Diamondbacks)

* Billy Mottram (Chicago Cubs)

* Pat McKenna (San Diego Padres)

* Juan Amador (Sienna)
* Various other high school and college coaches/players

- The ballplayers will run through various drill stations, working on the skills needed to become an effective baseball player.

 

Here are the details of the program……

 

Sundays January 11th - March 15th

Ages 6-9                                                                  Ages 10-12

9am-10:30am                                                           10:30am-12pm

 

 

Cost is $110

 

To sign up, call Play Ball at 603-898-0332 or email

 

Walk-ins are welcome on the first day of the clinics as well.

 

 

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"He is just a little boy..."
05/07/2012
He Is Just a Little Boy By Chaplain Bob Fox He...
What size bat is appropriate for my child?
12/06/2011
The first thing you need to know BEFORE buying a bat is that some...
Composite baseball bat (FAQ)
01/08/2011
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"He is just a little boy..."
He Is Just a Little Boy
By Chaplain Bob Fox

He stands at the plate
with his heart pounding fast.
The bases are loaded,
the die has been cast.
Mom and Dad cannot help him,
he stands all alone.
A hit at this moment
would send his team home.
The ball meets the plate,
he swings and he misses.
There's a groan from the crowd,
with some boos and some hisses.
A thoughtless voice cries,
"Strike out the bum."
Tears fill his eyes,
the game's no longer fun.
So open up your heart
and give him a break,
for it's moments like this,
a man you can make.
Please keep this in mind
when you hear someone forget,
He is just a little boy,
and not a man yet.

posted 05/07/2012
What size bat is appropriate for my child?
The first thing you need to know BEFORE buying a bat is that some bats have ben banned by Little League International and are not allowed on the field at Little League games:
http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2011/Sep-Dec/LLAnnouncesBatRuleChangesfor2012Season.htm

AND you can also see the list of approved bats on the Little League website at: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbats.htm

All questions surrounding which bats are approved for Pelham Little League Baseball can be directed to our Umpire In Chief, Dave Masiello at 

So if you are thinking about buying a bat for your child for the upcoming baseball season, it's a good idea to keep the following points in mind:

2) How long will my child use the same bat for?
You'll easily get one season, you might get two, but it's very difficult to get three seasons out of a bat. Kids grow so quickly at this age, don't they? But the bat could be used for 10+ years so by all means once your child outgrows the bat, sell it on eBay, the message board, or donate it to Pelham Baseball if you have the means to do so.

3) Length of bat?
Bats in Little League run from 26"-32". So a general rule of thumb is to get a bat with a length of ONE to TWO DIGITS LESS than the age of your child. An 8 year old could most likely handle a 26-27 inch bat, 9 year old = 27-28", 10 year old = 28-29", 11 year old 29-30", and so forth. But this is only a guide based on the average size of kids this age. If your son or daughter is bigger or smaller than the average kid at their age level, consider a heavier or lighter bat accordingly. ** No matter what your child tells you, most kids at the majors level cannot handle a 32" bat! **

4) Materials?
Most common and cost effective is aluminum. Until they get to the majors level an aluminum bat is ideal. Once the kids start moving up and getting more competitive and are challenged by adavnced pitching, a more expensive bat can certainly be helpful (based on ones budget of course.)

Advanced bats include space aged materials like titanium and graphite which help spread the weight out within a bat and enlarge the sweet spot.

5) Color/Look/Feel?
Believe it or not, the color, look and feel matters to the kids. If the bat feels good, there's a better chance the player will be more confidant at the plate. Baseball players are a superstitious bunch!
by posted 12/06/2011
Composite baseball bat (FAQ)
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Dear Little League Volunteers,
 
Little League International has posted a "Frequently-Asked Questions" article regarding the recent moratorium on composite baseball bats, as well as a list of licensed baseball bats with a 2 1/4 inch maximum diameter that are currently approved for use in the baseball divisions of Little League (Little League [Majors] Division and below).
 
You can access the article and list by clicking on this link: 
http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2010/Sep-Dec/LLBBCompositeBatMoratoriumFAQ.htm 
 
Please feel free to forward this information to volunteers and parents in your district/league.
 
Sincerely,
Little League International
 

by posted 01/08/2011
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