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La Grange Little League

January 2017
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2017 SEASON >> KEY DATES
 
Skills Testing: January 29, 2017¢‚¬€¹

Location: LT South Field House

South Field
12/A (A-L)  9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
12/A (M-Z) 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
11/A-B (A-L)  11:30 – 12:45 p.m.
11/A-B  (M-Z)  12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
MINORS SOFTBALL (A-Z) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

North Field
10/B  (A-L)  9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
10/B  (M-Z)  10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
9C  (A-L)  11:30 – 12:45 p.m.
9C  (M-Z)  12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
MAJORS (A-Z)  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
JUNIORS (A-Z)  3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
 

 
2017 Registration 
  • Registration runs thru JANUARY 15.

If you missed registration, please contact us HERE.


 
2017 Calendar Online

See more about Skills Testing and view the full calendar on our website HERE.

LGLL NEWS & INFORMATION
 
La Grange Little League Softball Looking For Continued Success in 2017!

The La Grange Little League Softball Program achieved great success last season, with all three eligible District Teams bringing home the District Banner and all three making it to the State Tournament. Our Junior Girls, ages 13-14, finished 2nd in State. Our Major Girls, ages 11-12, finished 3rd in State and our Minor Girls, ages 9-10, went to State for the 2nd consecutive year.

Looking forward to an exciting softball season for 2017 and continuing to stress fundamentals at all age groups. Please look out for emails regarding player development days taking place in the next few months. We will see the Minor's, Major's and Junior's players at Skills Assessment on Sunday, January 29th. 

Any questions regarding LGLL Softball, please go to our website: lagrangelittleleague.com to contact: Pete Hammon for Junior’s and Major's, Tim Prendergast for Minor's and Peanuts’ or Softball Player Agent, Brian Dugan.

 

Tim O’Brien
La Grange Little League President

LGLL Player Development Program

LGLL's Indoor Practice Session A Huge Success!

As highlighted in our December newsletter, LGLL is focusing more than ever before on player development this season. The program will include reserved indoor access at LT for pre-season practices, partnership with the White Sox Academy for professional instruction, and improved resources on the LGLL site including practice plans and professional development curriculums.  

In the months ahead, be on the lookout for updated links on the LGLL website, practice plans for the Managers, schedule of indoor practices, and “skills by age” guidelines we’re working towards helping our players continually improve at each level.

As a first for LGLL, on Sunday January 8th we sponsored an open indoor practice session for baseball and softball players of all ages. What great success! We had over 130 kids participate, getting the chance to practice together while working with experienced LGLL coaches and board members. We all know what it’s like trying to get the season going while at the mercy of Chicago weather, so in the years to come we’ll be investing more and more time/effort/dates/resources towards off-season workouts. 

Thank you to all that came out on Sunday!

http://lagrangelittleleague.com/

SPONSORS
 
Become A Sponsor Today!
 
Our sponsors have always been key to the successful operation of La Grange Little League. Because of their generous support, we were recently able upgrade our two fields at Sedgwick Park to improve the quality of play and safety of our players. Without these donations, the ongoing improvements needed would not be possible.

We invite others to consider sponsoring La Grange Little League as it enters its 61st year so we can continue to fund projects and operations in order to provide a memorable experience for players and their families. If you are interested in sponsoring a team and the league, please contact Jim Hennessy ( ) or John Cheney ( ).
 

January's Sponsor Spotlight

 
 
This month, we are recognizing Dick’s Sporting Goods. Dick’s has been a long time partner – providing the equipment and balls we utilize each season. Additionally, Dick’s also provides discounts for families at their Lombard store. This year, Dick’s is offering 20% off for the entire weekend on March 11th and March 12th. Families participating in La Grange Little League will receive 20% off on their entire purchase by showing the coupon we've linked below at the register!
 
 
More Information About Little League
 
For families new to Little League or for those moving up to levels of play within LGLL, we encourage you to take advantage of the resource available at our website and through the Little League Organization. As we head into a new season, parents and players will have questions about how the various levels within Little League are organized or what to expect from tryouts. 


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Recent Results
LGLL Pinterest

THIS FREEFORM AREA WILL ALLOW US TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT ISSUES IMPORTANT TO LGLL AND ITS MEMBERS

MANAGER EVALUATION

Use this LINK to leave comments about your child's manager/coaches.  The Board will leave this link available all year so that we can give our members a forum in addition to the once a year survey sent at the end of the league year.


LOST & FOUND
LOST: Men's Gold Wedding Ring possibly on the first base sideline of the B Field.  Please email lgllwebmaster@gmail.com
 
LOST: 32 inch, 22oz, black and dark gray bat...it says "combat" in orange letters.  Please email lgllwebmaster@gmail.com
 
FOUND:  Left handed fielders glove.  Picked up after Closing Ceremonies.  Please email lgllwebmaster@gmail.com

 
 

 
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Waiola Park Safety Issues/Plan
WAIOLA PARK SAFETY
 
    Please remember the following important safety points when attending a game at Waiola Park this season:
 
1.  Only park on the side of the street that is next to Waiola Park.  (West side of Waiola and east side of Stone Avenue) - DO NOT PARK in front of the residents' homes on their side of the street and remind others in LGLL if they forget;

2.  If all the parking along Waiola Park is taken, park along 48th Street or on the 600 South blocks of Stone and Waiola or any other block you wish; we encourage you not to park north of 47th Street - park south and enjoy the walk!

3.  Drive carefully, slowly and with your full attention on the road when driving by Waiola Park;

4.  DO NOT use the driveways of residents on Waiola and Stone near Waiola Park  to turn around in -  be courteous to them and drive a little farther instead of using their driveways;

5.  Use common sense for the safety of your children at Waiola Park - a particular concern is the safety of children crossing the street to the ice cream truck.

Be a good Neighbor to those who live near Waiola Park.

Thank you!

LGLL Board of Directors

p.s.  Please make sure to use available garbage cans and keep the Park clean of any litter.