Congratulations to our 2017 All-Star players! They worked hard to earn the honor of representing Allied Gardens Little League and District 33 in the Little League International Tournament (a.k.a., All-Stars Tournament).
The PAT All-Stars and Little All-Stars from the Minor AA and below divisions will be announced soon, too.
Manager: John Goffar
Coach: Jason Rodenbo
Coach: Josh Stepner
Manager: Dennis Gildehaus
Coach: Justin Kylstad
Coach: Trevor Yancey
Manager: Michael Olson
Coach: Tony Chalupnik
Coach: Chris Bartel
Manager: Pete Famolaro
Coach: Steve Aguilar
Coach: Jose Sanchez
Manager: Kiko Savage
Coach: Kevin Brum
Coach: Marc Gottlieb
Manager: Joe Smithey
Coach: Travis Lewis
Coach: Julius Attiq
We would like to congratulate all the 2017 Allied Gardens Little League Sportsmanship Nominees. They were nominated by players and coaches for exemplary behavior and adherence to the principles of fair play and sportsmanship. They demonstrated standout attitude and team spirit that went above and beyond the high levels already associated with Little League Baseball and Allied Gardens Little League.
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During AGLL’s Opening Day ceremony for the Spring 2017 season, members of the AGLL family were awarded District Service Awards by Clay Berry, the District 33 Administrator.
District Service Awards are given to individuals nominated by their league for having several years of outstanding service to their league as well as having impacted the District by serving the other leagues in some capacity, usually by being involved in tournaments or something district wide.
Trevor Yancey was awarded for his work to beta test, advise, and ultimately promote a District wide internet platform. Cindy and Randy Askew, as a couple, were awarded for their prolonged service for scorekeeping and announcing District tournaments (TOC, Allstars, PAT), and even venturing beyond AG facilities to other leagues when help is needed. Cindy has also hosted scorekeeping clinics for us and other leagues.
Trevor put a lot of work into this program and then developed our Bonzi site for AG. As personal witness, his objectivity and honesty to the District staff and Presidents was much appreciated, expressing both pros and cons, but ultimately seeing the benefits. If you are using Bonzi Team, you know that Trevor was absolutely right. So glad Trevor and his family defected from Arizona and found AG. Great Job Trevor!
Cindy and Randy continue to give to our league and others even as their kids have grown and aged out of AGLL. Having many times been Site Director when they are both in the announcing booth, I can tell you the quality and attention to detail for scorekeeping and announcing—particularly for competitive tournament games when stakes are high and we need to show our best as game hosts—is most impressive. Randy says being around all these kids helps keep him young; good advice. Cindy smiles and humbly says she does not deserve it. Are you kidding me! They are such a gift to our league and deserve so much more. Great job Team Askew!
Clay Berry and Trevor Yancey
Cindy Askew, Randy Askew, and Clay Berry
AGLL learned that a new law went into effect on January 1, 2017 to bring concussion awareness and protection for youth sports at all age levels. Schools already had strict rules for athletes who may have suffered head injuries – such as removing the athlete for the rest of the day and keeping them sidelined until they have been cleared by a licensed health care provider. Assembly Bill 2007 extends those rules to youth sports organizations, and requires training for coaches on concussions.
So, as parents and players participating in AGLL, we must sign a new form to acknowledge our awareness of how to prevent concussions, what are the signs and symptoms of concussion, and what to do in the event of a concussion. Similar to the medical release we all sign each season, we must now also sign a concussion information sheet.
Our Bonzi registration system asked you to confirm that you read the concussion information, but the AGLL Board has learned that a "wet" signature is required. So, during sign-ins for tryouts on January 14th and 15th you will have two forms to sign.
Little League International announced changes on December 2 about new rules for establishing residency and school attendance for players, with the biggest change being that school report cards or performance records are no longer accepted as valid forms of school attendance proof.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ELIGIBILITY
Beginning with the 2017 season, a school issued report card or performance record will no longer be accepted to establish school attendance.
The only recognized forms of proof to establish school attendance are:
1. Official/ Certified school enrollment record dated prior to October 1, 2016
2. A Little League issued school attendance form completed by the principal, assistant principal, or administrator
Beginning with the 2017 season, residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state and zip code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2016 (previous year) and February 1, 2017 (current year), from one or more documents from EACH of the three Groups outlined below:
1. Driver's license
2. School records
3. Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
4. Employment records
5. Insurance documents
1. Welfare/child care records
2. Federal records (i.e., federal tax, social security, etc.)
3. State records
4. Local (municipal) records
5. Support payment records
6. Homeowner or tenant records
7. Military records
1. Voter's Registration
2. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
3. Financial records
4. Medical records
5. Internet, cable, or satellite records
IMPORTANT NOTE: Example - Three documents from the same Group (utility bill, cable bill, and bank statement) constitute only ONE document.
Dear AGLL member:
As you may know, AGLL is unique in that we own the property for our fields. There are many benefits to owning our property, but it also means all of us AGLL members are responsible for its upkeep.
The property spans over 4 acres, about half of which is non-field area and that area is highly productive in growing weeds, often yielding a few crops a year. In the past, we have tried to arrange work party events to clean up the grounds, with varying levels of success. Let’s face it, we all want to help the league however we can, but pulling weeds and picking up trash are tasks that attract little interest.
The weeds are relentless and we have even at times received abatement notices from the City Fire Department. Fines can be imposed if abatement is not performed since excess weeds create a fire hazard.
Prior to the Spring 2017 season the AGLL Board voted in favor of establishing a budget for weed maintenance services. This budget will be funded through an assessment applied to each player’s registration—$30 for the spring season and $15 for the fall. The assessment will be included in the registration fee, so there is no separate payment.
We hope you understand the need for this service to lessen the fire hazard, lower the spread of weed pollen, improve the aesthetics of our property, and reduce, if even just slightly, demands on your lives from some of the labor-intensive tasks on the property. Some things are just worth paying for. We are all volunteers and want to focus our efforts on continuing to bring an excellent baseball and youth mentoring program to the kids of AGLL.
Volunteers are still needed to help with the repair and upkeep of other parts of the property and facilities. We will continue to rely on volunteer support through dedicated individuals or scheduled work parties. Please continue to look for these work parties and help out where you can.
Thanks for your understanding and outstanding support for AGLL!
Your AGLL Board
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