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VLL Diamond Talk - May 23rd Issue
by posted 04/17/2017


May 23, 2017 Issue
 
In this issue:
  • Sponsor Appreciation Day Recap 
  • Who's Up Next? Sponsor Dine-Ins
  • New - Mizuno Outlaws Baseball Tryouts
  • New - Be a Baseball Host Family!
  • New - Camps for VLL Players - Pitchers Edge Summer Camps
  • Sponsor Promos - DICK'S Sporting Goods & Dominion Maids

 

SPONSOR APPRECIATION DAY RECAP

Thank you sponsors and volunteers!

VLL greatly appreciates the sponsors and volunteers who made our re-scheduled Sponsor Appreciation Day a success - particularly on such short notice.  The make-up date brought MUCH better weather than our first attempt!  A special thanks to Brooke Rental Center for providing the tables and chairs to host the event.  

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DINE-IN EVENTS - SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Upcoming/Ongoing Sponsor Support Events!

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
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MIZUNO OUTLAWS BASEBALL TRYOUTS

Established in 2014, Mizuno Outlaws Baseball program is made up from players from across the NOVA region.  The program strives to win games while maintaining our player’s developmental goals.  Outlaws will have youth through high school teams for the fall 2017. Tryouts will be held at:
 

  • June 11th, Sunday: Nottoway Park #6 @ 5pm to 10pm. Rising 12 year and under starts at 5pm. Rising 13 year and older begins at 8pm
  • June 16th, Friday: Nottoway Park #6 @ 5pm to 10pm. Rising 12 year and under starts at 5pm. Rising 13 year and older begins at 8pm
Please see our website at www.outlawsbaseball.com  to register and more information.  


BE A BASEBALL HOST FAMILY
Share Your Home with a Possible Future Pro Ball Player


If you love baseball and the idea of sharing your home with a possible future Professional Baseball Player, we have an opportunity for you!

The FCA Braves summer collegiate baseball team is bringing talented players from all across the USA right here to the Northern VA community! Help us bring this winning team to our area by volunteering to be a host family. Host families provide a safe and comfortable family environment.

The Braves have had over 19 players drafted by MLB to play professional baseball, including current MLB players, Brandon Guyer with the Cleveland Indians and Chris Taylor with the LA Dodgers.

The Braves play in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League(CalRipkenLeague.org). Our roster includes college players from D1, D2, D3, and JUCO from around the country. These young men will play 40 games during the month of June and July and participate in FCA Baseball programs, providing a positive influence in our community and in your home.

Players will begin arriving in late May/early June and will be playing baseball until late July. Host families typically provide meals for the player and give them access to a washer and dryer. Some families have hosted two baseball players and find it is sometimes easier than just hosting one. It is common that players and their local families form a bond that doesn't end when the season comes to a close.

The FCA Braves could not exist without the support and assistance of the community - especially the generous families and individuals who have opened their homes and hearts to these young players. For more information on how to become a Braves host family, contact Todd Burger atTburger@fca.org. You can view the Housing Guidelines for each player by clicking
here.

Please fill out the Host Family interest form by clicking
here and we will contact you. Each host family will receive a free"Host Family Package" that includes:

 
  • Host Family Recognition Night
  • Autographed Team Baseball
  • Braves t-shirt
  • FREE Registration to FCA Braves Summer Camps
We look forward to having you as part of the FCA Braves Family as we continue our winning tradition!

 
BASEBALL CAMPS
 
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. 
 
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 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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