Batter Up - The Official Newsletter of TRELL
September 2018

Fall Ball Opening Day 
and 
Family Fun Day.. 

This Saturday, 9/8


Family Fun Day will take place this Saturday, September 8th, which also happens to be our Fall Ball opening day! 

Enjoy treats such as cotton candy and popcorn. Carnival games like basketball, krazy cans and tic tac toe can be enjoyed. There will even be an obstacle course. 

If you are a vendor and would like a table,  please reach out to  Greg McLaughlin at 
greg1gerg@aol.com

Bring the family out for this fun and free event. Watch opening day games and have some extra added fun!!! Family Fun Day will go on from 10am-2pm. 
Managers- please remove L Screens from the field after use. 

Everyone, continue to show pride in our community by cleaning up after yourself at the end of a game. Let's keep TRELL looking great for everyone to enjoy! Thank you for your help! 

Coaches Corner

FALL BALL is a time to work on fundamentals.
It also presents an opportunity to teach your players  the importance of:  Balance, Coordination and Strength.

Each coach should come up with a 10 minute stretch/strength  workout for the team. I have found that not only does it better  prepare your players, but it helps build a team.  Having the players  jog one lap around the outfield is also a helpful tool in building  team chemistry

BELOW ARE TWO TOOLS THAT CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO  YOUR PRACTICES:

WALKING LUNGES: The player steps out with a big stride,  allowing the trailing knee to drop down to the ground.  He then pushes forward and up to a standing position  and strides out with the other leg.  Ideally, he should keep his body  upright throughout the movement and should not use his hands  to push off his legs.

At the beginning of the season players can start out doing  lunges from home plate to first base, working up to going all  the way around the bases by the end of the season.  Speed and agility are also important factors in baseball. 

SPRINTING:  At the end of practice, the kids can sprint several  different distances: Home to first, then first to third, home to second, then second back to home: and home to third.  In addition:
Dividing your kids into two teams for relay races is always popular  with the kids!
 
TEACHING A SCARED BATTER HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR  IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE:

Fall is a great time to correct this.  By coaching the player to get  out of the way properly, you can also emphasize that stepping out  of the box actually exposes the front of their body and face to the pitched ball.  The correct method protects the front of the body and the face.  It also puts the back in a position that allows the ball to glance off,  which hurts much less than a direct blow.

You can practice this method as a station during batting practice.  For the first few times have a coach stand 10-15 feet away from a  player in a batters box.  Use either tennis balls or some sort of soft ball.  Start by tossing the ball softly over the plate (The batter should not swing).  Then, start moving the ball inside.  When the batter thinks he will be hit, he  should turn his body away from the pitch.

SUGGESTION: Rather than giving the kids instructions about how to  bend their back and where to keep their arms etc. just tell them to turn  and place the end of the bat on the ground behind them.  This forces  them to turn away and duck down to place the bat on the ground.

BE PATIENT AND GIVE ENCOURAGEMENT:
Encouragement builds confidence - Confidence conquers fear. I believe in teaching aggressiveness at the plate.  As a player  becomes more aggressive, he loses some of his fear of getting hit.  As he starts hitting the ball harder and more consistently he becomes  the aggressor.  

HAVE A GREAT FALL AND KEEP TEACHING FUNDAMENTALS!


Sa ve the Date
Annual Free Baseball Clinic


Once again the Black Sox Baseball Club will be having their annual free clinic on Saturday, October 6th on Field 6 at 4pm.

All TRELL players and siblings are invited to attend... ages 5 and up.

For more information please contact Coach Bill Castner at  blacksoxstuff@aol.com

Calling All Pitchers...


Looking for Private Pitching Lessons? Click the link below for information about lessons from one our TRELL members...



Elections Coming Soon...


Would you like to volunteer to serve on our TRELL Board of Directors? If so, email your bio ASAP to Jason Victor, Paul Mika or Bob Sabatino. 

Elections will be held 9/24/18 from 6-8pm. 




Opening Day

and

with Home Run Derby 

September 8, 2018



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General Meeting 
September 11th
 @7pm
East Dover 
 First Aid Bldg.
Garfield Avenue

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3rd Annual 
Pumpkin Patch


Saturday Oct 20th
On Field 7 
For Baseball 4, 5 & 6

PLEASE N OTE THAT ALL EVENT DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Ocean County Library Display
The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library has put together  display featuring TRELL's 98 Little League World Series team. If you get a chance, stop by and check it out! 

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!

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










If you haven't had Trinity Solar come out for a quick visit, now is the time. Our involvement with Trinity Solar's Stewardship Program will help us raise money while providing you access to a no-cost solar installation.


A Personal Experience...

"W hat a great program that Trinity Solar Stewardship is!!!
I had them come give me an estimate for solar and right off the bat TRELL received $100.  I liked the program so I signed up for the Solar and TRELL received $1,000!! The whole process was so smooth...the guys that came here to put up the solar were unelievable. They were thorough and cleaned up after themselves just like I would! Not one complaint.

The estimate took no more than one hour!"

     Tracy Denora

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 - Melissaoneill818@gmail.com