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Diamond Talk: September 11th Issue
by posted 04/17/2017


September 11, 2017 Issue

In this issue:

  • Glory Days Grill Sponsor Rally is Tuesday!
  • NEW - VLL Discount at Generation Code
  • NEW - Children's Financial Education Session for VLL Parents
  • Postive Coaching Alliance & VLL
  • Workplace Donor Matching Program 
  • Fall Ball Schedule 
  • Annual General Membership Meeting on Sept. 20
  • Bat Requirements Change in 2018



GLORY DAYS GRILL SPONSOR SUPPORT RALLY
Tuesday, September 12th @Pan Am Center


It's rally time! Please visit our sponsor Glory Days @Pan Am Center on Tuesday, September 12th, for dine in or take out. If you place your "meal receipt" in the VLL Bucket at the reception area, a portion of your purchase will go toward supporting VLL!

Thanks for rallying behind this effort!

 

VLL DISCOUNT @GENERATION CODE
First 15 VLL Families Get 15% Off

 
VLL sponsor Generation Code is offering a special discount code for VLL families -- VLL15FOR15 -- which will provide the first 15 VLL families who use it with a 15% discount off any Generation Code Fall program (over $100 savings per course)! 
 
Generation Code offers after-school, evening, and Saturday programs for kids and teens ages 7-17 covering a range of exciting topics from robotics & engineering, to web development and game design!...The full list of Generation Code camps and dates is located HERE...and for those unable to join for the Fall, stay tuned for one-off classes, coding for parents, and winter camps. 
 
Don't wait...act quickly to ensure you are one of the 15 to enjoy the VLL 15% discount -- VLL15FOR15!!...Click here for details on the Fall Schedule or email   with any questions.


CHILDREN'S FINANCIAL EDUCATION 
Free Session for VLL Parents - Never Too Early to Start!
 

VLL Sponsor and Board Member Jason Adams of UBS is offering a children's financial education session to VLL parents and grandparents. 

Through education and encouragement, parents and grandparents can help provide children with the skills necessary to make a lifetime of good financial decisions. One of the most important life skills we can teach our children is how to handle money—how to save it, spend it, budget it, invest it and borrow it.


Join me for “Discovering values,” an informative seminar and roundtable discussion focusing on the role parents and grandparents can play in developing their children’s financial foundation.

  • Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8:00pm
  • Bazins Next Door, Vienna, VA 22180
  • Guest speaker: Marie McClughen, Vice President, First Trust Portfolios
  • Seating is limited
  • A complimentary glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
To download a flyer with this information, click here

 
POSTIVE COACHING ALLIANCE & VLL
Supporting our Players, Umpires and Coaches


VLL's partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is in year 4!  It's a partnership that is very important to understand and support -- for the sake of our kids and 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 a how your support of PCA directly impacts your player, your team, and the sport.
Thank you for your support!
Brian Smith
VLL-PCA Coordinator
 
WORKPLACE DONOR MATCHING PROGRAM
Another Way You Can Make a Difference

Some workplaces have a donation program which converts your volunteer time into a donation to your non-profit organization. If your workplace has such a program, please consider supporting VLL in this way.  Thank you from your league's Board of Directors.
 


FALL BALL SCHEDULE

We are very excited that Fall Ball teams have formed and practices are getting underway! Majors games start the week of Labor Day, then Single A, AA, and AAA will begin the week after.  So see the full game schedule, click here.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 20th

2017-2018 Board of Directors Election

On Thursday, September 20th, Vienna Little League will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting and Board of Directors Election at the Vienna Fire Station at 7:00pm. Members in good standing may join the meeting and cast a vote.  Ballots will be made available on our website and via email in approximately one week. 

 

NEW BAT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018

2017 Bats Will No Longer Be Acceptable

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. 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.

Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists. Click here to watch a video and learn more. 



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

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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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