HANSON ALL STARS HAVING GREAT SEASONS!
11A- 9A- & 9b TEAMS HAVE ALL WON
Seniors are District 8 Champions Hello Parents,
The spring baseball season is quickly moving along. We hope your children are enjoying their teams, working on their skills, and having fun. It is great to see the kids learning the game, competing and having fun. It really shows how strong each level of our program is when you see the improvements at each level of play. That being said, as the end of the spring season approaches, we will begin the process of selecting our summer “All Star” teams. As a board, it is our goal to field our best team at each age level. Currently, we are planning to field in the majors a 12 year old “A” Williamsport team, an 11 year old “A” Williamsport team, and depending upon player interest one or two “B” level teams. In the minors we are planning to field a 10 year old “A” team, a 9 year old “A” team, and one or two “B” level teams. Please understand that the selection of these teams is difficult, as the pool of players to choose from, and their skill level has increased. Positions on All Star teams are earned, based upon the players performance in the spring season, coaches assessments, and a vote. The selection process applies to every player. Every player will be considered. Although they are called all star teams we will place teams in B/C level leagues to allow many kids the opportunity to play summer ball and improve their abilities.
1. The process begins with your child’s coach inquiring about interest in playing summer ball, explaining commitment of time and cost. If you child is interested and hasn't heard from his coach let us know.
2. The Head Coach of each team then will nominate players based on his/her performance during the current baseball season and not what the player has done in years past.
3. Head Coaches can also nominate players from other teams.
4. Only Head Coaches cast their votes from all nominated players to determine the ones who will be on each respective team.
5. After votes are cast, the President, Vice President and Player Agent review the process, tally the votes, and the teams are made.
6. The coaches of the All Star teams are voted on by Head Coaches. After votes are cast, the board will tally the votes, and a coach is chosen.
7. Communication of the results is coordinated by the League Director, Head Coaches and All Star Coach.
Hanson Little League
Dear Hanson Little League Baseball Parents,
The New Year is upon us; and in just a few short months the first pitch will be tossed; kicking off the 2012 Little League season. As the Board of Directors and I prepare for what will no doubt be another great year for Hanson Little League Baseball we would once again like to express our sincere appreciation to you, the parents. Your commitment to the league in bringing your son or daughter to the practices and cheering them on during games, along with your willingness to coach, volunteer, or simply help your child sell raffle tickets to raise desperately needed funds - enabled close to 500 kids to experience a great 2011 baseball season.
Last season we had 45 regular season teams and 15 All Star Tournament teams. We offered summer and fall baseball for the 8-16 age groups, which was a great success. And I’m happy to report that both will again be offered in 2012. The Little League Baseball program continues to promote the virtues of character, courage and loyalty; which are designed to develop superior citizens rather than just superior athletes.
I would be remiss not mention the other great strides we made in 2011 both on and off-season. Most notably, is the 3rd baseball field at the Boteri Complex. We continue to make progress with the final stages of its completion. The fences have been installed and the dugouts have been completed. Through your participation in events such as Parents Night Out and other activities we were able to raise more funding to complete the dugouts and fencing this past year. The last steps will be the finishing of the infield and the installation of the backstop. We expect to be playing baseball on this much needed field this coming spring.
The cost of operating a sports program for children grows every year. Hanson Little League is a non-profit organization whose only sources of funds are registration fees, donations from generous sponsors, the concession stand (which pays for umpire fees), and fundraising activities. We hope that we will be able to count on you if asked to participate in a fundraiser. We have a few fund raising events scheduled for this spring including a parents Night out, a Meat Raffle at Damien’s and another 5 K Roadrace. Additionally, each year we run a large fundraising raffle during the baseball season. We are pleased to announce the fees for 2012 will NOT change.
In addition to your child’s registration, it is imperative a copy of your child’s birth certificate be on file with Hanson Little League. If your child’s birth certificate is presently on file with Hanson Little League, you will not have to supply one, if it is not please enclose a copy with your child’s registration.
If you are interested in being part of Hanson Little League, as a coach, manager, a board member or just interested in helping out, we need to know who you are. Please complete the lower half of the enclosed 2012 Registration Form and someone from the Board will be in contact with you.
Our web site has been newly designed to offer more information and updates throughout the season. Please visit us at www.hansonlittleleague.com.
The Hanson Little League Board of Directors
Mike Josselyn, President
Our web site continues to evolve and is a great resource for information and updates throughout the season. Please visit us at www.hansonlittleleague.com.