Conestoga Valley Little League is a community organization implanting the characteristics of honor, sportsmanship and integrity through the development of skills, discipline and strategy in the game of baseball for the children of Conestoga Valley.

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Small Games of Chance Ballot Initiative / East Lampeter Twp Residents

With today (May 16, 2017) being Primary Day here in Pennsylvania, we wanted to make you aware of a Ballot Initiative affecting East Lampeter Township residents.  There is an old law on the books for the Township that disallows Small Games of Chance.  This law prevents organizations, like CVLL, from holding Raffles and 50/50 drawings and other similar style fundraisers.  This is your opportunity to get your voice hear on an effort that could positively affect not for profit organizations like youth sports, religious, fire companies, and others in fundraising efforts.

Please see a sample ballot to preview the question being asked today.

Summer Tournaments

11/12 Tournament

  • Tryouts are Sunday, May 21, 3:00-4:30 at Witmer 1
  • This tournament is primarily for league age 12 year olds (those who were age 12 on April 30 of this year). League age 11 and 10 year olds (age 11 on April 30 or age 10 on August 31 of this year respectively) are permitted to play pending skill level, team space availability, and lack of availability playing on the tournaments for younger players.
  • 11/12 tournament begins Saturday, July 1 at Solanco and typically lasts up to 5 or 6 days in length. The tournament is double elimination. District tournament winner advances to sectional tournament.
  • The team will practice approximately 3x per week during the weeks leading up to the tournament.

10/11 Tournament

  • Tryouts are Saturday, May 20, 2:00-3:30 at Witmer 2
  • This tournament is primarily for league age 11 year olds (those who were age 11 on April 30 of this year). League age 10 and 9 year olds (age 10 or 9 on August 31 of this year) are permitted to play pending skill level, team space availability, and lack of availability playing on the tournament for younger players.
  • 10/11 tournament begins Saturday, July 8 at our Witmer field 1 and typically lasts up to 5 or 6 days in length. The tournament is double elimination. District tournament winner advances to sectional tournament.
  • The team will practice approximately 3x per week during the weeks leading up to the tournament.

9/10 Tournament

  • Tryouts are Saturday, May 20, 2:00-3:30 at Flory 2
  • This tournament is primarily for league age 10 year olds (those who will be age 10 on August 31 of this year). League age 9 and 8 year olds (age 9 or 8 on August 31 of this year) are permitted to play pending skill level and availability space on the team. District tournament winner advances to sectional tournament.
  • 9/10 tournament begins Saturday, July 1 at Warwick and typically lasts up to 6 or 7 days in length. The tournament is double elimination. District tournament winner advances to sectional tournament.
  • The team will practice approximately 3x per week during the weeks leading up to the tournament.

Typically, 12 players are selected for each team. Players can only play in one tournament. There will be a $25 fee to cover tournament jersey and hat costs. Three proofs of residency in CV will be required when practices begin.

If your player wants to try out but can't make it to the designated tryout time, please contact Player Agent Tucker York at wtuckyork@yahoo.com. Also, notify the Player Agent if your summer travel plans conflict with any of the tournament dates or if you have any other questions.

Sub Sale Pickup

This is a quick reminder that the subs and sandwiches sold as part of our annual fundraiser need to be picked up this Wednesday, May 10th between 4p and 6p at Upper Leacock Fire Hall (Rear of the Building) located at 50 West Main Street, Leola. Please reach out Curt and Beth Ulrich (cbdculrich@gmail.com) if you have any questions or concerns. Please pick up your subs by 6p otherwise CVLL will the subs to be sold at the snack shack or eaten by board members! ;)

We also are looking for 5 or 6 volunteers to help us unload and organize the subs. If you are able to come to Upper Leacock Fire Hall around 3.30p to help us get ready to hand out the subs, we’d really appreciate it. Please reach out to Curt and Beth (cbdculrich@gmail.com) if you can help.

Thanks so much for your efforts in selling subs. It looks like we had another successful year of selling subs to raise funds for the operating costs of CVLL.

Opening Day

Just a last minute reminder that Opening Day is this Saturday, April 22nd at 9a.  Please arrive to Field #1 behind Witmer Heights Mennonite Church by 8.40a so your players have a chance to meet up with their team.  Parking is limited behind Witmer Heights so a good option is to park at Locust Grove across the street from Witmer Heights.  Please DO NOT park in front of Witmer Heights.

We also want to let you know we have a lot of great things in store for Opening Day.  Lancaster Stroopie Company will be on site selling yummy stroopies and coffee with a large portion of proceeds going to CVLL so bring a few bucks and save your stop to Turkey Hill on the way over.  The snack bar will be open.  Two bounce houses will be running.  You’ll have a chance to pick up your CVLL spirit wear to support your player’s team.  The Majors will have a skills competition. DON’T FORGET YOUR SUB SALE FORM AND MONEY!  Please make checks payable to CVLL and please just bring one check per family.

We'll you Saturday morning and plan to come a little early to get a tasty treat, pick up a piece of CVLL gear, and jump around in the bounce house!

Spring Baseball Updates / April 17th

We hope you all had a nice Easter Weekend and are now gearing yourselves for Opening Day this Saturday!  We anxiously looking forward to the start of the season.  In fact, our Majors and Minors were so anxious to start playing that they are getting jump on Opening Day with games this week.

We wanted to pass along a few updates for you as we get ready to begin the season...

  • Opening Day Ceremonies will officially start at 9a sharp on Saturday, April 22.  Please be at Witmer Heights 15-20m early to meet your team.
  • Please do not park in front of Witmer Heights Mennonite Church.   You may park in the back or at Locust Grove Mennonite School (across from Witmer).
  • Sub sale forms are due this Saturday.  Please coordinate with your coach or bring directly to the collections table by the Snack Stand.  This fundraiser brings a substantial amount of revenue to CVLL and helps us defray the costs of operating.  Go out and sell!  Here is a link to the order form and flyer.  Next year, the league will be required to buy all-new bats.  The sub-sale will help defray that cost.

The CVLL Board of Directors has been working since late fall of last year planning this season.  If you ever have any questions or concerns please reach out to your coach, level director or the Board of Directors.

CVLL Board of Directors

Umpire Clinic

CVLL is hosting an umpire clinic for all of those who would like to better understand what it takes to be an umpire. The event will be Sunday, April 2nd from 2p to 4p at the Witmer Heights Mennonite Church Fields. This is a great opportunity to learn how to umpire a LL game. Thanks to LL PA District 23 Umpire-in-Chief, Darrin Lambert, for his willingness to come out to help us better umpire Little League games.

Fundraiser

Coaches should have provided you with the flyer and order form for the 2017 R&K Sub Sale Fundraiser for CVLL.  We appreciate all of those who sell and buy subs in support of CVLL.  The league earns close between 15%-20% of our annual revenue from this sale which is used to off-set the costs of running Little League baseball in CV.  

Thanks and good luck selling!

Spring Baseball Updates / March 23rd

We thought it would be a good idea to reach out with a few updates to keep you all informed.

Website & Facebook

As always our website (cvlittleleague.org) and Facebook Page (facebook.com/cvlittleleague.org) are great ways to get information from us engage with us around all things Little League.  If you have specific questions for the board, you can always reach us by email at cvll_info@yahoo.com.

Spring Training

We've had an interesting spring so far with the cold and snow, but I'm hearing that a lot of teams have been finally able to get to the fields (at least the outfields) at a number of our locations.  Your team's coach will be your primary contact for when your team will have practices, games and other team-specific and league information.

Field Day #2

Thank you so much for all those who came to our Smoketown Field Day.  We are going to have another Field Day to cover the remaining items at Witmer Heights Mennonite Church.  These are our main fields where every level will play games this year.  We welcome any and all who want to give us a hand with the day.  Please meet us at Witmer Heights Mennonite Church at 8a this Saturday, March 25th!

Concessions Coordinator

One thing that is so great about Local Little League baseball is all the volunteers that help make the organization run so smoothly.  From the parent raking the fields after a game to the treasurer on the Board of Directors, we have individuals using their gifts to serve the community.  CVLL would love to have someone help us coordinate the snack shacks this year.  Very simply the role would be to make sure we're stocked up with goodies so the parent volunteers have items to sell for our hungry fans and players.  It's really not a large commitment of time, but it serves an important role.  The snack shack sales account for 15% to 20% of our revenue which helps keep registration costs down.  Reach out and we'll tell you more.

Program Pictures

It's time to submit your 2016 season pictures for use in the 2017 CVLL Opening Day Program!  Please submit your pictures through our CVLL Program Photo Upload site on JotForm.  The deadline for submission is April 7th. The more pictures we have, the more options to have a great program!

We're all looking forward to warmer weather and the beginning of the 2017 Season.  See you on the fields!

CVLL Board of Directors

Opening Day Program Pictures

We'd love to have your pictures from the 2016 season for our 2017 Opening Day Program, please submit your photos via our CVLL Program Photo Upload site.  The deadline for submission is April 7th.  We'd love to see some of the great photos you took from this past season in our program!

Key Upcoming Dates

Please get the following key dates on your calendar for the upcoming spring baseball season:

  • Parent's Meeting & Coaches' Meeting - March 7th @ 7p.  East Lampeter Township (ELT) building.
  • Field Day - Saturday, March 11th @ 8a to ~ 12p.  Smoketown and Witmer.
  • Practices Start - Week of March 20th or 27th.  Smoketown, Witmer and Flory.
  • Opening Day - Saturday, April 22nd @ 9a.  Witmer Heights.

Pre-Season Training

We have reserved the following dates & times at Spooky Nook (75 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545) in March for Majors & Minors players to get some training in before we can get on the fields:

  • Thursday, March 2 - Batting cage 7 from 6:00-8:00 PM; Infield from 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Monday, March 6 - Batting cage 10 from 6:00-8:00 PM; Infield from 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 8 - Batting cages 7&8 from 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 15 - Batting cages 7&8 from 7:00-8:00 PM

 

Parents & Coaches Meeting

Our annual meeting for parents to meet the CVLL board and coaches will take place at the East Lampeter Township building (2250 Old Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA 17602) on Tuesday, March 7 from 7:00-8:00 PM. Coaches will stay until 8:45 for first-aid training, practice & equipment pick-up plans.

 

Need for Coaches

If you are interested in coaching, especially at the Majors or Minors level, please sign up your player and indicate your desire to be considered through online registration by January 28. All coaches for Majors and Minors must be approved before evaluations on February 4.

Questions:    Contact Player Agent Tucker York    #327-4163       wtuckyork@yahoo.com

Registration

Online registration for Conestoga Valley Little League spring baseball is available at https://www.stonealley.com/Program/ConestogaValley. Also available through www.cvlittleleague.org

  • Regular registration available through January 28, 2017
  • Registrations for Majors and Minors available through February 14
  • Registrations for Rookies and T-ball available through February 28

Walk-in registration for the 2017 season will be held:

  • Saturday, January 28 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the East Lampeter Township Building lobby
  • Laptops will be available to register online through Stone Alley (online registration service)

Cost:   

Tee-ball (ages 5-6) - $75        Rookies (ages 7-8) - $75

Minors (ages 9-10) - $90        Majors (ages 11-12) - $90     

Family cap: $150

After January 28, a $10 late registration fee will be charged, $20 cap per family.

 *** Fundraiser:  The sub sale opt-out fee will be $25/child, $35/family ***

2017 Board of Directors

The 2017 Season Board of Directors for CVLL were confirmed in late 2016.  Please see the list of the individuals that will be serving the CVLL community this year under the About section of our website.

Little League® 10 Commandments for Parents

  1. I shall not criticize the umpire unless ready to assume his duties
  2. I shall not complain about anyone unless I have labored more hours on the Little League® Program than they have
  3. I shall not be a "Grand-Stand" manager
  4. I shall remember that only nine team members can play at any one time
  5. I shall set an example of sportsmanship for my child to follow
  6. I shall not be critical unless willing to put out the necessary effort to correct my criticism
  7. I shall remember that all managers, officers, and ladies are volunteer workers
  8. I shall remember that all officers and other personnel must earn a living a cannot work on Little League® time
  9. I shall offer my services for work whenever possible
  10. I shall encourage my child to follow the Little League® Pledge
 

Little League® Volunteer Pledge

  • I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
  • I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
  • I will respect the decisions of the umpires
  • I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game

 

 

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