February 2013 Newsletter
All Stars – thinking ahead
Players making the 9, 10, 11 and 12 year old All Star teams at the end of the year will have to have proof of residency dating between February 1st , 2012 and February 1st, 2013 to be eligible to play. I know it’s early to think about it but save 3 proof of residency papers in case your son/daughter makes post season play.
Pioneer and T-Ball Walk-up Registration
We are still accepting registration for Pioneer and T-Ball. There are just a few spaces left, so if you are thinking of it, be sure to sign up in person February 16th from 11-1 at Big McKelvey. Teams are being formed Majors and Minors teams have been formed and we are in the process of forming our teams in T-ball and Pioneer. We are hoping to have T-ball and Pioneer teams formed by February 23, so expect to hear from your coaches in those divisions in 2-3 weeks.
For players that are new to Juniors, there will be a group tryout Sat. and Sun. Feb. 16th and 17th from 11 am to 1 pm and Sat. and Sun. Feb. 23rd and 24th from 11 am to 1 pm at Big McKelvey.
Attention Coaches and Managers!
There will be a Big Al Baseball coaching clinic on Monday, February 25th (for coaches of 4-6 yr olds) and on Tuesday, February 26th (for coaches of 7-12 yr olds) at Del Mar High School, 1224 Del Mar Ave. San Jose. The clinics are from 6:00 to 10:00 pm with registration at 5:30 and all coaches and managers should attend…it is paid for by the league. This is always an excellent clinic.
Opening Day – Save the Date!
Please join Mountain View Little League on Saturday, March 9th for Opening Day Ceremonies at McKelvey Park. All players should be at McKelvey no later than 11:40am to gather with their managers and coaches for team introductions. Please arrive early, as there is limited parking at the field. Festivities will start promptly at noon.
Picture Day/Hit-a-thon – Save the Date!
Picture Day and Hit-a-thon will take place on Sunday, April 21st. Your manager will have information about what time your team needs to be at the field.
MVLL Day at the Giants – Save the Date!
Each year MVLL purchases a large batch of tickets to the World Series Champions, SF Giants and this year we are going on Mothers’ Day, Sunday, May 12th. We purchased 250 tickets and are selling them for $30 each. These tickets go fast, so get them early. Sandy Bartlett will be at Opening Ceremonies, so be sure to stop by her table and get yours.
Great Resources for Gear and Practice
All Star Academy
All Star Academy is a great place to work on your batting skills in their cages, or you can work one on one with one of their coaches with pitching or batting. All Star Academy is located at 2901 Mead Avenue, Santa Clara CA 95051 just off of Bowers Avenue and Central Expressway.
Sports Authority Sports
Authority is a new MVLL sponsor with locations in E. Palo Alto at 1775 E. Bayshore Rd. and Sunnyvale at 125 E. El Camino Real. There are always valuable coupons on the MVLL website, so be sure to print them before you go.
Play it Again Sports
15% Discount for MVLL Our long time sponsor, Play It Again Sports, is offering a 15% discount on new baseball equipment. Take advantage of this offer when you purchase baseball pants, belt, and socks to complete your player's team uniform ensemble. Steve Ferroni, owner of PIAS, can also special order gloves and bats if you don't find what you're looking for in the store. Play It Again Sports offers embroidery service to customize caps and lettering for gear bags. Play It Again Sports is located in the shopping center on El Camino and Grant, near Burger King (a former MVLL sponsor). Click Here to view the flyer. I'm looking forward to another great season with even more kids playing than last year. Thanks in advance to all you parents who help out where you can and for bringing your players to practices and games. You are a huge part of the success of Mountain View Little League and we can't do it without you.
Let's play some ball!
------- Mike Reelfs, President Mountain View Little League