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2017 AA Town Tourney Champs
by posted 06/21/2017


Children’s Dentistry of Oakton AA Nationals – 2017 Town Tournament Champions
Manager: Chris Bourdeau

  • Kneeling (front) – Victor Rooks
  • Standing (left to right) – Hayden Frost, Elvis Encinas, Lucas Bourdeau, Emma Weizel, Logan Georgelas, Kevin An, Adam Ortiz, Matthew Roeder, Kasra Shuman, Ethan O'Keefe, Michael DeSando
  • Coaches (left to right) – Nick DeSando, Chris Bourdeau, Matt Shuman
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2017 AAA Town Tourney Champs
by posted 06/21/2017


AAA Orioles – 2017 Town Tournament Champions
Manager: Todd Casey

  • Kneeling (left to right) - Otis Casey, Seth Luisi, Andrew Jolley, Chase Dorsey, James Stone, Nathan Herman
  • Standing (left to right) - Lucien Brucker, Gavin Rahnavardy, Viktor Allen, Tony Ingrassia, Will Emmerson,
    Will Stone
  • Coaches (left to right) - Jim Allen, Phil Ingrassia, Billy Emmerson, Todd Casey, Patrick Dorsey, Howard Herman 
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2017 Majors Town Tourney Champs
by posted 06/21/2017




Majors Braves – 2017 Town Tournament Champions
Manager: Steve Tucker

  • Kneeling (left to right) – Josh DeSenti, Evan Moss, Sean Wilson, Zach Hansen, Alex Rose
  • Standing (left to right) – Steve Tucker (manager), Isaac Davies, Christian Schipma, John Norman (coach), Luke Gecan, Joey McKean, Bryce Eldridge, Owen Lebkisher, William Norman, Jeff Benjamin (coach)
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VLL Diamond Talk - June 26th Issue
by posted 04/17/2017


June 26, 2017 Issue

In this issue:
  • New – 2017 Coaches of the Year!
  • New - Top Team Fundraisers & Raffle Winners
  • Fall Ball Registration is Now Open: Calling all Managers
  • New - Early Call for Fall Sponsors
  • Nats Day on July 7th = Free Tix for Kids in Uniform! 
  • Free App from the Nats to Prevent Summer Slide
  • Glory Days Grill: Enter to Win $25!
  • Generation Code Summer Camp Discount
  • Summer Baseball Camps for VLL Players

2017 COACHES OF THE YEAR

Our coaches are are vital to the excellence of our league. By the many nominations we received for this year's Coach of the Year Award, there is no doubt that VLL has some of the very best. Here are just a few samples from those nominations:

"He’s taught them so much about the game, but also about dealing with some of the ups and downs of life. Along with improved baseball skills, they all know the value and proper way to deliver a good handshake...The amount of progress each player has made this year is a testament to [his] dedication, coaching style, and leadership. If you ask about playing for him again next year, in a heartbeat we would say yes!"

"He takes great pride in shaping these kids. We will be forever grateful to him."

"If the idea of Vienna Little League is to instill the love of the game, foster the sense of belonging to the Vienna community, or promote hard work as the main path to accomplishments, there is no other place than the top for coach...My 12-year old son is leaving the league with the sweetest memories to be long cherished."

"Above all, he makes practice and games fun, and the kids love coming to baseball week after week. His commitment to our team exceeds all expectations, and he is truly an asset to the children and adult volunteers in VLL."

"[He] has a unique sense of humor that makes the team laugh and the parents laugh even more. He is eager to teach and mentor and always looking for a way to add more baseball into the scheudle. [He] allows the team to thrive with pride and has taught them to overcome challenges with grace and respect for the team. [He] is giving of his time, encouraging, enthusastic, and has created a strong bond between all the famlies on the team."


We are extremely proud to announce Vienna Little League's 2017 Coach of the Year Awards:
 
AAA
Todd Casey, AAA Orioles
Todd is a repeat Coach of the Year Award recipient, and coached this year's AA Town Tournament Champions.
 
AA
Matt Moss, Loss, Judge & Ward AA Nationals
A long time coach, Matt has a son in VLL at the Majors level, but took on this team for the league. 
 
Single A
Andy Dinn, Lost Dog CafĂƒ© Single A Nationals 
Andy is also a coach of a VLL T-ball team, VLL Sponsorship Director, and the founder of the league's new Rookie & Tball Day at Yeonas Park.

Other coaches receiving top nominations: 
  • Robbie Hayward, AAA Nationals 
  • Howard Herman, AAA Orioles 
  • Chris Bourdeau, Children’s Dentistry of Oakton AA Nationals 
  • Tim Myers, Dominion Consulting AA Nationals 
  • Chad Bishop, Golfdom AA Nationals 


TOP TEAM FUNDRAISERS & RAFFLE WINNERS

Did you know that it would be impossible to run Vienna Little League on registration fees alone?  Our fundraising activities are essential to providing our players a terrific little league experience. Thank you to all of those teams who did their part.

Congratuations to this year's top fundraisers for VLL's Booster Day!  

 
  • Majors Giants - raised $2,560
  • Majors Pirates - raised $1,280
  • Majors Twins - raised $1,100
  • Majors Nationals - raised $1,044
  • Majors Yankees - raised $1,040
  • AAA Pirates - raised $1,013
  • AA Lewis-Berkeley Asset Management Nationals - raised $1,000

Congratuations to this year's raffle prize winners! Thank you to EVERYONE that participated in the raffle – for donating items, selling tickets and purchasing tickets.  This year’s raffle was our best raffle to date!
 
  • Grand Prize Nationals President Club Tickets: Amy Degano
  • 4 Tickets to a Nats game & pre-game passes to watch batting practice: Jeff Kolar
  • Summer Fun Basket: Dwayne Jefferson
  • Red/White/Blue Basket: Rachael Stephens
  • Sweet & Savory Basket: Lance Walker
  • $100: Jenna Morgan
  • $50: Kyle Lewis
  • $50: Brian Moser

To coordinate pick up of your prize, please contact Suzanne Zolldan at suzanne.zolldan@gmail.com. 

 

 

FALL BALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Calling All Managers!
 
Sign up now for a fun, fall season of baseball! VLL Fall Ball registration is now open until August 31st.  Click here to register.

Interested in managing a Fall Ball team? Please contact the following directors:
  • AAA – Tom DePaul, 
  • AA – Ken Tyrrell, 
  • A – Mike Jreige, 
 
EARLY CALL FOR FALL SPONSORSHIPS
Limited team sponsorships are available for the Fall 2017 Season
 
Before heading off for your summer vacation, why not lock in one of our Fall Sponsorship packages?  Only a limited number of team sponsorships will be available for Fall Ball 2017.  Field banners are also available - sign-up now for your banner to fly during both the Summer Camp and Fall Ball Seasons.  Please use the online sponsorship form to sign up!  
 

FREE NATS TICKETS FOR KIDS IN UNIFORM
Wear Your VLL Nats Uniform on July 7th for Free Game Entry
 
As part of the Nationals Uniform Program, the Nats are providing a free ticket day to our players on Friday, July 7th at the 7:05pm game against the Atlanta Braves! Players must wear their VLL-issued Nationals cap and jersey in order to get a free ticket. Please click here to see the flyer for more information.
 

FREE APP FROM THE NATS
Introducing Summer Slugger: Using baseball to stop “Summer Slide”
 
During the summer months, students who don’t practice and test their knowledge can lose critical math and literacy skills. This “summer slide” causes teachers and students to spend valuable time in the fall re-teaching and re-learning the lost material. This summer, the Nationals have partnered with digital learning innovation leader EverFi to offer a remedy with the launch of Summer Slugger.
 
Participants can benefit from up to 30 hours of fun baseball-themed content that reinforces math and literacy skills. Computer-based, the interactive, gamified program is geared towards students ages 8-11. Summer Slugger is free, and open to individuals, schools and community organizations – students just need to have an adult register them.
 
Join the Nationals in using baseball to stop the “summer slide” this season—earn points, unlock new levels and receive progress-based rewards throughout the summer.
 
Signing up is easy:
 

 
DINE-IN AT GLORY DAYS GRILL THIS MONTH
Enter to win a $25 gift card! 

From now thru June 30th, we encourage you to enjoy a meal out at sponsor Glory Days Grill in the Pan Am Shopping Center.  Simply send a photo of your receipt to   and a lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card to Glory Days!  



SPONSOR CAMPS

Generation Code
VLL sponsor Generation Code is offering a special discount code for VLL families -- VLL50FOR15 -- which will provide the first 15 VLL families who use it with a 50% discount off any Generation Code summer camps (applies to the whole order)! 
 
Generation Code has 1 week camps running June, July, and August geared towards kids aged 7-17 that cover a range of exciting topics from animation & video game design to robotics & engineering, and even web development!...The full list of Generation Code camps and dates is located HERE...and for those unable to join for the summer, Gen Code will offer Fall, Spring, and Weekend programs starting in September.
 
Don't wait...act quickly to ensure you are one of the 15 to enjoy the VLL 50% discount -- VLL50FOR15 !!...Click here for details on camps or email    with any questions.
 

Virginia Baseball Club Merrifield Baseball Center 
Summer Baseball Camps (Indoor and Outdoor) – AM and PM Extended Hours Available!

 
Well-organized program led by friendly professional educators and coaches.
Our programs are hands-on, “MAX TOUCH” and informative.
We take a positive approach to coaching. Our coaches are patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable.
Camps offered each week during the summer throughout Northern Virginia 
Register Today!
Small Group and Private Lessons Available – flexible scheduling.

Convenient LocationVBC Merrifield Indoor Training Center (Near Beltway and Rt. 50)
Learn more and register today at www.VirginiaBaseballClub.com or email   or call 703.698.5599.
 
MVP Vienna Summer Camps
The MVP Baseball School will once again be offering a number of Summer baseball and all sport Camps in Vienna throughout the summer beginning the week of June 26 and ending the week of August 7-11. Camps will be directed by Madison Warhawk Head Baseball Coach Mark “Pudge” Gjormand and his MVP staff of high school head coaches as well as former and current players. This will be Coach Pudge’s and his staff’s 23rd year of working with the Town Of Vienna to offer affordable camps to hundreds of kids in our town. Camps range from ages four through sixteen and are held at Glyndon Park, Southside park and waters field. For more details or to register, go to www.viennava.gov  and click on Vienna summer camps at the bottom. For questions, contact coach Pudge at     or call him at (703) 975-4124.     
 
Madison Elite Baseball Camp
If you want to get better in the game of baseball, this is the camp for you! For middle school and high school players, this camp offers high school players a chance to get a jump on next season and younger players an opportunity to improve their skills for years to come! Camps are staffed by some of the top high school coaches in the area. In addition, many of the camp counselors will be current high school and college standouts from the area. Click here to download the registration form.
 
Pitchers Edge Baseball Training
INJURY PREVENTION /VIDEO BASED BASEBALL INSTRUCTION
Offering High Level PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP Instruction and Programming that is proven to produce results and increase performance. Specializing in baseball instruction based on decades of research in motion efficiency targeting overhand throwing for players at all positions. 
 
·        1 WEEK OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP @ YEONAS PARK
·        INDOOR SUMMER DAY-CAMPS @ PITCHERS EDGE TRAINING STUDIO VIENNA
·        1 HOUR PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL BASEBALL INSTRUCTION (hitting, pitching, fielding, Catching)
·        Student Holiday Day Camps Limited number of openings on FCPS "No-School" dates. NEXT: May 29th

Take the guess work out of gaining increased Velocity, Movement, and Command AND how to hit with power. The only year-round baseball training facility in the Mid-Atlantic Region providing injury-prevention base programming partnered with Physicians, Physical Therapists and Orthopedic Surgeons for all around Re-Hab and Pre-Hab programming. Visit us at wwwPitchersEdge.com.

Marshall Statesmen 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


 
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 Center
by posted 02/28/2017


VLL's partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance is in year 4 and this partnership is important to understand and support for the sake of the kids of VLL.  

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 History Book-Limited Availability
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.  Only a very few copies of this priceless book remain available for purchase.

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  brian123smith@aol.com.  

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

 
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