Batter Up - The Official Newsletter of TRELL
February 2018

February In-person 
Registration Dates 
 
2/11 8-11am
2/18 8-11am
2/21 6-9pm
2/25 8-11am
Frazier Field House

2nd Annual Night at the Races


The Second Annual Night at the Races will take place on April 28th, 2018 at the East Dover First Aid Building. Gates will open at 6pm. 

This is sure to be a great event. Watch the horses race on the big screen at the event. Place a bet and you just may be a winner! Amazing baskets can be won at this event or you may be lucky at our Wine Wall. Music and other great surprises are planned for the evening. BYO food and drink, invite your friends, and save the date because this is one night you don't want to miss. Admission: FREE!

Business owners- if you can donate items or services, contact Christine Tothe at Christinehumbert@yahoo.com

Want to name a horse? Horses will be selling for $10 each. Contact Melissa O'Neill at Missy818@aol.com for naming rights.   
Bats and Bat Stickers For Sale
for TBall 4, Tball 5 and Rookie 6

To help with the need to buy new bats, the league will be taking orders on the following bat in 3 different sizes: 24"/12oz, 25"/13oz & 26"/14oz. Cost is $20/each. If you are interested, please contact the 4/5/6 Player Agent - Shaun McHugh or our Equipment Director - Paul Mika.

In addition to the above deal, TRELL will be offering our players the USABat sticker program. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker. Applying a USABat Tee Ball Sticker to a tee ball bat, which is classified as 26" and shorter, will make the bat compliant under the USABat Standard, ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. TRELL will be selling these stickers for $5/each and will be first come, first serve. If you are interested, please let Shaun McHugh know.
Shaun McHugh -  smchugh81@gmail.com

     

AAA Division
Anyone interested in coaching in the AAA Division this Spring please send your Bio's ASAP to:
 Frank Backle fbackle@aol.com

Umpires Wanted
Calling all aspiring umpires. Anyone interested in umpiring Spring 2018 season. For details contact:
John Minelli 732-735-9850 

District 18 Umpire Clinic starts February 11th

Coaches Corner
Baseball is right around the corner.  Winter hitting groups have begun.  If you haven't registered yet please do so ASAP so your child can get in a hitting group as soon as possible.  These hitting groups build confidence and the children make new friends.
Managers should take the time to plan their practices with the goal to keep the children moving from  one station to another .  All the players standing around while a Coach pitches to one player IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO PRACTICE.   The challenge of Youth Baseball Practices for every Coach is to keep the practices moving mixed with fundamentals and FUN.
  1. WARM UP EXERCISES SHOULD INCLUDE ARM RAISES BOTH FORWARD & BACKWARDS!
  2. USING A TEE AT ALL LEVELS AS ONE STATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA 
  3. THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT DRILLS ON YOU TUBE TO CONSIDER USING
  4. MIXING UP THE DRILLS FROM ONE PRACTICE TO THE NEXT IS IMPORTANT

In addition Managers may want to consider when having their initial parents meeting handing out a PARENT / GUARDIAN LETTER:  Here is where you can share your Coaching Philosophy, Your objectives, Your expectations of your players and Your expectations of the parents as well as playing time & positions.  You can also include a Coaches Profile which would include any courses completed such as "Head;s Up! Concussion in Youth Sports Training, AHA Heartsaver CPR AED certification and or the completion of the RUTGERS  S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clininc. 

Source: Wayne Cimorelli 


During their annual November meeting, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved new rule and regulation changes to go into effect for the 2018 season.

Highlighting some of the changes in 2018 are: the establishment of a waiver for Regulation I(d) and III(c) to provide leagues flexibility to structure their Little League Baseball® Major Division to allow teams to have more than eight league age 12-year-olds as well as accommodate more than 10 teams within the division; permission for leagues to stream/web-cast games through their league-owned website, official social media account, or other digital platforms granted they follow all Little League policies regarding commercialization and trademarks; and an update to the bat rule for all Baseball and Challenger divisions to comply with the USABat Standard.

To assist with understanding all of the newly approved changes, Little League has also created a  full breakdown of all of the rule and regulation changes, including clarification on each. This page, found at  LittleLeague.org/Rules, will be updated frequently with any new rule and regulation changes.



TRELL Give Back Night at   
Come out and dine and 15% of your bill goes back to our league
Monday, Feb.5, 2018
Come see the new approved bats for 2018
February 3, 2018
Frazier Field House 
Show up for your Individual Timeslots 

Umpire Clinic
2018 D18 Umpire Clinic starts 2/11

Major Draft Evaluations
February 24, 2018
 

Kickoff Meeting 
Sunday
March 11th,  2018
at 6pm
East Dover First Aid Bldg.
Garfield Avenue


Spring Season Starts week of April 8, 2018


April 14, 2018
Parade
and later that evening...
Welcome Home Party 
at Spicy's in Seaside Heights

Picture Day
April 28, 2017

Night at the Races 
April 28, 2018
East Dover First Aid Bldg.
Garfield Avenue


General Meeting - 7pm
May 8, 2018
East Dover First Aid Bldg.
Garfield Avenue

Blue Claw Day
May 12, 2018

Family Fun Day
June 2, 2018


General Meeting - 7pm
July 10, 2018
East Dover First Aid Bldg.
Garfield Avenue

General Meeting - 7pm
September 11, 2018
East Dover First Aid Bldg.
Garfield Avenue

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EVENT DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Our online store is open!
Don't forget to stop in the Spirit Store, located next to the concession stand! We have sweatshirts, mom shirts, hockey jerseys, beanie hats, and some of the new designs in youth sizes!! Cash, check, and credit cards accepted!  Don't forget to check out the online store too!! Click here to shop!

For Sale
All sizes $20.00
Contact Paul Mika, Equipment Director
 732 208 9062
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE TRELL TD BANK AFFINITY PROGRAM

Fischer Blvd Branch
Ph.732-288-9393
to see how you can benefit while also helping TRELL and Our Members

Toms River East Little League | 732-270-9191 | info@tomsrivereast.com | http://www.tomsrivereast.com
PO Box 635,  Toms River, NJ 08754

Editor:  Melissa O'Neill - Missy818@aol.com