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VLL Diamond Talk - May 15th Issue
by posted 04/17/2017


May 15, 2017 Issue
 
In this issue:
  • Sponsor Appreciation Day is Saturday! 
  • New - Safety Reminder: Batting Cages
  • New -  Let's Do Brunch! BlackFinn Ameripub this Sunday, 5/21
  • New - Reminder about New Bat Standards
  • New - Camps for VLL Players
  • Sponsor Promos - DICK'S Sporting Goods & Dominion Maids

 

RE-SCHEDULED - SPONSOR APPRECIATION DAY IS NOW THIS SATURDAY, MAY 20th

Meet some of our great sponsors at Yeonas Park!

Due to the rain last weekend, Vienna Little League postponed our annual Sponsor Appreciation Day at Yeonas Park to THIS Saturday May 20, 2017.  Families and sponsors alike can use this opportunity to get better acquainted! The event includes a morning session (9am - 12:30pmand an afternoon session (1:00pm - 4:30pm).  Last minute RSVP's should be sent to   .

Need to fulfill your VLL volunteer commitment? Does your student need service hours?  WE NEED YOU to help out at Sponsor Appreciation Day this Saturday. Please email Beth Halloran at thehalloranfamily@verizon.net to sign up. 


 

FINISHING STRONG WITH SAFETY IN MIND

Despite mother nature's best efforts the majority of teams have crossed over the half way point of our season. We may not be able to control the weather but we can control efforts towards the safety of our baseball community. This is a friendly and important reminder that swinging bats outside of designated cages is strictly prohibited.

On behalf of VLL Board of Directors, thank you for continued efforts in keeping all participants safe on and off the fields.

If you have any suggestions, or observations of behavior contrary to this effort, please contact Jason S. Adams, VLL Safety Officer, @ 571-217-3707 or  .

 

 

DINE-IN EVENTS - SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

SUNDAY BRUNCH at Blackfinn Ameripub (Sunday 5/21)!

 

This Sunday, bring your teams, families, and friends to the first-ever VLL Sunday Brunch @ Blackfinn Ameripub in Merrifield.  Join us anytime from 10:30am - 3:00pm for a great event.  Print this flyer or show it on your phone, and a portion of your bill is donated to VLL!

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Upcoming Sponsor Support Events include: 

Donatos (June 6), Glory Days Grill (ongoing thru season - email pics of receipts to   ), and Plaka Grill (ongoing thru season - wear your jersey for free 'early bird' fries/drink)!  

Always think "SPONSORS FIRST" when dining out in our community, ordering in, and hosting team parties!
 
  • Blackfinn Ameripub
  • Donatos Pizza
  • Elevation Burger
  • Foster's Grille
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
  • Glory Days Grill @ Pan Am Center
  • Jersey Mike's
  • Lost Dog Cafe
  • Neighbors Restaurant
  • Plaka Grill
  • The Virginian Restaurant
  • Vienna Inn
  • Vocelli Pizza - Vienna

 

NEW BAT STANDARDS

Reminder of New Standards Efffective 1/1/18

Little League® International is implementing new bat standards--including the moratorium on the use of composite bats--beginning January 1, 2018.  Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. Click here to review details of the new standards on the Little League International website. 

 
BASEBALL CAMPS
 

Marshall Statemen Summer Baseball Camp

Marshall High School's very own Statesmen will offer three baseball camps this summer! Camps are for players age 9-13 and will be held from 9am-2pm Monday through Friday during three different weeks:

  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • August 7-11

Camps are instructed by Marshall Coaching Staff and Current Marshall Players.  

To register, visit www.statesmenbaseballcamps.com or email AaronTarr06@yahoo.com. 

Download the flyer here

Discounts Available for VLL Players
 

Nationals Baseball Camps - LIMITED SPOTS REMAIN FOR THE FLINT HILL SESSION IN AUGUST

Nationals Baseball Camps is the official camps partner of the hometown Washington Nationals – and the only camp with the level of access and instruction to inspire your camper’s Big League potential.

With week-long camp sessions throughout the DMV, there’s no better chance for a young Nats fan to get up close and personal with his or her favorite team. Each session includes unparalleled baseball instruction in our custom-built curriculum to improve your camper’s skills. In select weeks, campers will take part in a pro-style “Scout Day,” where they’ll get to showcase their skills and go home with an official Nats Scouting Report! In others, campers will get a VIP tour of Nationals Park, complete with a meet & greet with a current Nats player!

There is no better opportunity for campers to improve their game while connecting with their favorite team. For a limited time, use the code vienna17 to receive 5% off camp tuition! Space is filling up quickly as summer approaches.  If you have any questions, please reach out to a member of our team at    or 202-715-6683.


Headfirst Summer Camps

Headfirst Summer Camps operates camps around the DMV area with one main goal: to unlock every camper’s personal best.

Through our variety of programming, including Multi-SportSTEM, and Day Camps, and our weekly themes we help campers explore new areas, embrace their passions, and have a seriously fun time. Enroll now at our Oakton, VA (Flint Hill School) Bethesda, MD and NW DC locations using the code “VLL10” at checkout to get 10% off your weeks of camp and dive Headfirst into a summer of personal bests!



SPONSOR PROMOTIONS
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS

DICK'S Sporting Goods offers discounts throughout the season on in-store purchases to Vienna Little League!  Visit the DICK'S location in Fair Lakes as you stock up for the season!  Print the VLL Coupon here!
 

DOMINION MAIDS
A proud sponsor of VLL. Call us today at 703.933.9200 for a FREE Estimate and support VLL. For every NEW weekly and bi-weekly customer referred to Dominion Maids by VLL Diamond Talk subscribers, receive $50 off your initial cleaning service and VLL will receive a $50 Donation.  Just another way Dominion Maids has been supporting the Vienna community since 1995!! Visit our website at www.DominionMaids.com. We also have five stars on YELP.

 


Any questions?  Please send your requests and comments to Beth Halloran, VLL Communications Director, at thehalloranfamily@verizon.net.

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Positive Coaching Alliance - Year 4 at VLL
by posted 02/28/2017


VLL has teamed up again with Positive Coaching Alliance to provide a special workshop this spring tailored for our parents.  

On the VLL website, there is a PCA resource center which can be accessed by clicking on the "Coaches Corner" tab on the home page.   This resource center provides valuable information on how PCA works and how your support of PCA directly impacts your player, your team, and the sport.

 

Thank you for your support and go VLL!

Brian Smith

VLL-PCA Coordinator

 

 

 

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Player Safety & Code of Conduct Information
by VLL posted 03/25/2016


VLL Members,

Below is important information to be aware of at all VLL events, whether you are a league parent or volunteer (e.g., team manager and coaches), and whether it be at Yeonas Park or a VLL satellite field (e.g., Cervenak Field @ Glyndon Park, Black and Curry Fields @ Nottoway Park, Stenwood Field, etc.)

"Always" respect the game, the umpire, the rules, your teammates and parents, and the other team by abiding by the League's Code of Conduct and Positive Coaching  Alliance Principles. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

(click HERE for the code of conduct form for managers and coaches)  

(click HERE for the code of conduct form for parents)

POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE (aka "PCA")

Positive Coaching Alliance principles are important for parents and coaches to both understand and practice.

click HERE for parents information

click HERE for coaches information

"Always" practice player safety whether it be following proper arm care or zero tolerance for bullying. 

PROPER ARM CARE

(click HERE for arm care information)

another link to proper arm care information (**Update as of 27MAY2016**):

http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart/

another link to arm care information provided by Dr. George Gantsoudes, a Vienna LL parent and pediatric orthopedist (** Update as of 6JUNE2016**): 

http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/STOP/Prevent_Injuries/Baseball_Injury_Prevention.aspx

PREVENTING BASEBALL INJURIES

Link to Preventing Arm Injuries article by Dr. Andrews (**Update as of 28MAY2016**):  http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/STOP/Prevent_Injuries/Baseball_Injury_Prevention.aspx

BAT USE - ONLY USE AT THE PLATE OR IN THE BATTING CAGE

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BULLYING

(click HERE for prevention information)

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ADHERENCE TO THESE PRINCIPLES.

VLL

 

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VLL's One & Only History Book-Ordering Info-Only 5 Left
by posted 09/08/2012



Vienna Little League's history has now been captured in book form.  This limited edition is priced at $25 per book.  After the remaining 5 copies are sold, it is out of print.

To order a copy of this limited edition, please click on the following link:


https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/3755/58074.pdf

Covering the first 60 years of the League's history, the League's History Book is professionally-designed, about 160 pages and in full color.  This book is the first of its kind assembled for the league and has already become a keepsake for players, parents and coaches who have shared in the VLL experience.

If you have questions on the work involved in putting this history book together or on how to obtain a copy, please contact Brian Smith at  .  

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK'S SALE GO TO VIENNA LITTLE LEAGUE

 
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