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Diamond Talk: Coach of the Year Issue
by posted 06/20/2018


June 20, 2018 Issue

  • NEW - And the 2018 Coaches of the Year are...
  • NEW - Town Tourney Results
  • NEW - Coming Soon: Special Nats Player Visit to Yeonas Park!
  • NEW - PCA Development Zone
  • Fall Ball Registration Open
  • Pitcher's Edge Summer Camps & Instruction
  • PitchHitRun Summer Camps
  • PowerU Summer Camps
  • Tryouts for Mizuno Oulaws
  • C5T Baseball Academy Camps and Training


2018 Coach of the Year Awards


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:

"I don't think you'll find a kid who doesn't want to play for him the following season, or a parent of kid who doesn't want [him] to be their son's coach."

"He cares for the kids, reinforces positives routinely and uses coaching moments with kids effectively ... while winning is part of the game, he emphasizes so many other life skills as a priority."

"[He] creates a fun environment for the kids to learn baseball while also pushing them to do their best. His love of the sport is contagious and rubs off on the entire team."

"[He] loves coaching baseball and you can clearly see it on the field. He is dedicated, and he has given so much of himself this season. He is patient and encouraging with all players on the team. He knows how to relate and communicate with kids effectively. He expects a lot from the players and they often rise to the level of expectation with his positive coaching style. What he expects out of the players is realistic. He recognizes hard work by the players with positive reinforcement. Under his leadership, his team has really bonded. The players are so encouraging to one another. And that’s because of the team environment he has fostered."

"The team had a bumpy start to the season (they lost the first few games) and Coach said to them 'It's OK - it is just the beginning.  I really think this team can do better if we work hard. Who wants to work hard with me?' All the kids yelled 'Yes' and have been doing a great job and having fun. Win or lose he has words of praise and encouragement after a game and consistently focuses on developing each member of the team at practices."


We are extremely proud to announce Vienna Little League's 2018 Coach of the Year Awards:

AAA
Charles Speer, AAA Indians

AA
Rahul Shah - Wells Associates AA Nationals

Single A
Bryce Harlow - Euclid Specialty A Nationals


Other coaches receiving top nominations:

  • Josh Cilman, AAA Cardinals
  • Harris Vasquez, AAA Red Sox
  • Dave Moore, AAA Yankees
  • Chris Melvin, AAA Yankees
  • Josh Jenks, AA Advanced Pediatrics AA Nationals
  • Thomas Bogar, Somerville Homes AA Nationals
  • Ian Mathews, Hunter Mill Country Day Single A Nationals 



2018 Town Tourney Champions
Congratulations to this year's Town Tourney Champions!

  • AA - Wells Associates AA Nationals (Shah)
  • AAA - Yankees
  • Majors - Dodgers  

Congratulations also go to this year's runner-up teams, the Somerville Homes AA Nationals (Bogar), the AAA Cardinals, and the Majors Indians. Way to go!


DON'T MISS EVENT: SPECIAL NATS PLAYER VISIT JUNE 23!
And the very special guest is....



VLL will welcome Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals Infielder (#11), at Yeonas Park on Saturday, June 23rd! 

Join the fun:

 

- 9am - Breakfast, AstroDonuts food truck, and snack bar

- 10am - Ryan Zimmerman will arrive and participate in a trivia game and Q&A session with the players, and take photos with VLL teams! THIS IS NOT AN AUTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITY, SO PLEASE RESPECT THE RULES.
 

If you plan to attend, please sign up here so we can get a good idea of crowd size. Be sure to wear your jerseys!

NOTE: In case of inclement weather, the event will go on at the James Madison High School gym. Any change in venue will be announced by 8am on Saturday. 

 



PCA Development Zone:
Respect for Other Coaches Matters

Wishing our six all-star teams the best and much success in their tournaments, it is important to respect one's opponent in these post-season tournaments.
 
In the video link below, Pat Fitzgerald, a PCA National Advisory Board Member and Northwestern University's Head Football Coach, shares that respect is key when it comes to relationships with other coaches, as all coaches ultimately have the same goal. If coaches can respect one another and communicate best practices, not only will their own coaching improve, but they can make the game better as a whole. Ultimately, if coaches continue to respect each other, everyone can contribute to making sports better.

Click on the image above to view the video.


 

Fall Ball Registration for ALL LEVELS is Open

Introducing a new Fall Juniors Program for League Age 5-6 Year Old Players

Fall registration is now open for all levels! New this year, we are excited to launch a "Fall Juniors" Program for our rising League Age 5 and 6 year olds. This Sunday-only program will provide an opportunity for our youngest veterans to participate in a fun, supplemental season with a relaxed environment for managers, parents, and players alike. This will supplement our existing Single A, AA, AAA, and Majors offerings for rising League Age 7-12 year olds. Interested managers and parents with questions should reach out to Fall Ball Director Andy Dinn at    .  



Pitcher's Edge Summer Camps & Instruction

Injury Prevention/ Increase Performance 

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)

 

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.

 

PitchHitRun Outdoor Summer Camps

PHR Baseball will be holding multiple outdoor week long summer camps. It will run Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. We will cover all aspects of the game focusing on individual skills during the morning, followed by games and competitions in the afternoon. 
 

Vienna Little League Yeonas Park - July 16-20

McLean Little League - August 6-10 and August 20-24

 

-Pitching: Work through the basic fundamentals of pitching. We will focus on getting a good direction using our lower half to gain accuracy and velocity.  All motions focus around injury prevention. 

 

-Hitting: During hitting we will focus on having a direct path to the baseball to ensure constant contact as well as having a strong base so that hitters can maintain their balance during the swing.

 

-Fielding: Fielding will have a focus on footwork to help create a larger fielding range and working through the ball so that athletes make plays on the ball as opposed to letting the ball play them.

 

-Strengthening: Will cover basic strengthening exercise specially focused on baseball movements to increase speed, agility and power.

 

REGISTRATION: PHR Members - $275; Non-Members- $305

Pre and Post care also available for $20 a day

  

Please contact Bob VanWoert for registration and questions at    or   

Phone (607)759-7733.




PowerU Summer Camps
Sign Up Now for Coach Ken’s PowerU Summer Camp

VLL’s State Champion Coach Ken is hosting two PowerU Summer Camps this summer at Yeonas Park. These full day summer camps, incorporate training, athletic play, and featured instruction focusing on targeted areas to increase athleticism.

Dates/Time: July 30-August 3 and August 6-August 10 from 8am to 5pm
Cost: $350/week

Click here to sign up. Click here to download the flyer. To learn more, visit powerukids.com.



Mizuno Outlaws Fall 2018 Tryouts
 July 16th at Great Falls Nike Park

 

8U-12U - 5-5:30pm Registration; 5:30-7:30pm Tryout

13U-14U - 7-7:30pm Registration; 7:30-9:30pm Tryout

For details, download this flyer.

TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS, visit www.outlawsbaseball.com and complete the contact form.


 

C5T Baseball Academy Summer Camps and Training
Little League Baseball Camps

July 23-27, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm each day
Yeonas Park, 1319 Ross Dr, SW, Vienna, VA 22181


July 30-August 3, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm each day
McLean LL Complex, 1836 Westmoreland St, McLean, VA 22101

Ages 6-12
$349/wk (Full Day)
$179/wk (Half Day)
The C5TBA Little League Baseball Camps are geared toward the youth baseball player ages 6-12. Our comprehensive camps will include baseball acumen, baseball skill and technique instruction, position specific baseball instruction, arm care/strengthening and speed development training. Eric Crozier, former Major League baseball player and Director of C5TBA, will be in attendance to instruct the players as well as sign autographs. All athletes will have a incredible experience through an instructional and fun filled week. Register now by clicking here.

Summer Position Player Training

Strength | Speed | Hitting | Arm Care

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
June 18-August 31,2018
Ages 13U and above
$299/mo unlimited training
Perfect Performance NOVA in Tysons Corner, VA

To download the flyer, click here.  

perfect-performancenova.com

Any questions? Please send your requests and comments to Beth Halloran, VLL Communications, at   .

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Baseball Training & Summer Camps!
by posted 06/12/2018


BASEBALL CAMPS
 

Pitchers Edge Baseball Training


INJURY PREVENTION /INCREASE PERFORMANCE 
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)

 

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.
 

 

 

 

 

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PHR Baseball Outdoor Summer Camps
by posted 06/07/2018


PHR Outdoor Summer Camps

 

Vienna Little League Yeonas Park

July 16th-20th

 

Mclean Little League

August 6th-10th

August 20th-24th

 

 

PHR Baseball will be holding multiple outdoor week long summer camp. It will run Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm.  We will cover all aspects of the game focusing on individual skills during the morning, followed by games and competitions in the afternoon.

 

-Pitching: Work through the basic fundamentals of pitching. We will focus on getting a good direction using our lower half to gain accuracy and velocity.  All motions focus around injury prevention. 

 

-Hitting: During hitting we will focus on having a direct path to the baseball to ensure constant contact as well as having a strong base so that hitters can maintain their balance during the swing.

 

-Fielding: Fielding will have a focus on footwork to help create a larger fielding range and working through the ball so that athletes make plays on the ball as opposed to letting the ball play them.

 

-Strengthening: Will cover basic strengthening exercise specially focused on baseball movements to increase speed, agility and power.

 

REGISTRATION:

PHR Members- $275

Non-Members- $305

 

Pre and Post care also available for $20 a day

 

 

Please contact Bob VanWoert for registration and questions.

 or 

Phone- (607)759-7733

 

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Mizuno Outlaws Tryouts
by posted 05/11/2018


Mizuno Outlaws Fall 2018 Tryouts


Sunday, May 20th at Marshall High School

8U-12U - 2:30-3pm Registration; 3-5:30pm Tryout

13U-14U - 5-5:30pm Registration; 5:30-8pm Tryout

 

Monday June 18th and July 16th at Great Falls Nike Park

8U-12U - 5-5:30pm Registration; 5:30-7:30pm Tryout

13U-14U - 7-7:30pm Registration; 7:30-9:30pm Tryout

 

For details, download this flyer.

TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS, visit www.outlawsbaseball.com and complete the contact form.

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Coach Ken's PowerU Summer Camps
by posted 03/07/2018


PowerU Summer Camps

Sign Up Now for Coach Ken’s PowerU Summer Camp

VLL’s State Champion Coach Ken is hosting two PowerU Summer Camps this summer at Yeonas Park. These full day summer camps, incorporate training, athletic play, and featured instruction focusing on targeted areas to increase athleticism.  

Dates/Time: July 30-August 3 and August 6-August 10 from 8am to 5pm

Cost: $350/week

Click here to sign up. Click here to download the flyer.

To learn more, visit poweru.club.  

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Positive Coaching Alliance Center
by posted 02/28/2017


VLL's partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance is  in year 5 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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