Are you looking to beat the cold temperatures and do something FUN while helping to raise money for Newington Little League?…..Newington Little League has partnered with the Newington LaserQuest facility to bring you the second annual Newington Little League - LaserQuest shoot out. On Monday February 25th from 5PM-9PM LaserQuest will close their doors to the public and Newington Little League players, friends, and families from all divisions of play will partake in an all-out laser battle. Two teams at a time will enter the LaserQuest arena and battle each other in an all-out laser blasting showdown. Each player will be given a score card at the end of their battle that details how many points they scored. This card will be turned into the Newington Little League board members that will be onsite for logging on the scoreboard. Each team will be given three chances to battle for points that evening. After all teams have completed their laser tag sessions the point totals will be tallied and the team with the highest score will receive a first place medal and a bag of candy to acknowledge their victory. All of this for a $10 donation per participant at the door the day of the event. EVERYONE is welcome to participate in this event.
If you are interested in participating in this one of a kind event please respond back to Jonathan Siriano as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
You must register beforehand. Registration for this event will close on 02/22/19 @ 5:00PM.
DO NOT MISS OUT. REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGE:
Or text: 860-808-4335
Please provide the following information with your registration email or txt:
First and last name of each participant
Each participants age
We look forward to seeing you at another great Newington Little League fund raising event.
The Newington High School Varsity and JV Coaches have put together a clinic for all NLL coaches on March 14, 2019 from 6-7:30pm at NHS. There will be two groups: Majors/Intermediate and Minors/Tball. Please click on the registration link below to sign up. The clinic is FREE!
I hope everyone is safe and staying warm. I wanted to take this time to go over some things with the upcoming majors baseball assessment and draft. There has been alot of things the board is hearing and alot of false info that is going around that i want to clear up.
Spring is almost here, and assessments are even closer! Please read this entire email as it is very important and will clear things up and is very important to the success of our league and to your child's overall positive experience.
The board met after learning of an unusual high number of people deciding to "hold players back" from being evaluated from the majors division, and it became clear that not all families may fully understand the importance of our Little League structure and the process. We have also decided to make some changes to the intermediate division after hearing multiple issues with balance last year and also hearing multiple issues with practice time from the coaches and the commissioner.
First ALL PLAYERS that are "League age" 9-12 and were not on a majors division team in 2018, will be evaluated at an assessment on February 24th (see www.newingtonll.com for details) per Little League rules. Failure to due so will make your child ineligible to play in the spring. The process is in place to ensure that as many players as possible are placed in the appropriate divisions on teams that are balanced for fair competition.
There may be a valid reason that a parent is considering keeping their child back from the major division. This should be discussed with a league board member to ensure that the right choice for the individual situation is being made. As of today, the registration system has been updated to allow ALL 9-12 year old players to be eligible for the assessment and major draft. Please reach out to a board member if this may be a concern for your family situation.
-Q: What if I have committed to coaching at the intermediate level?
A: Thank you! Our league can not run without volunteers. If your child is drafted, we will find another intermediate coach. Your coaching assistance may be needed on a majors team too.
-Q: Is my child "good enough"?
A: Our assessment and draft is run by extremely high level experienced coaches and will ensure that your child plays in the correct division for his/her skill level. We encourage you to let your child "try out" and see what happens. Life lessons are learned in Little League!
-Q: Will my child sit on the bench in the majors?
A: Little League has a minimum playing rule in place to ensure that all players get to enjoy Little League baseball. Some players will start and play every inning during their first season since all teams need starting players from players that have left the team due to aging out of Little League. Other players will work their playing time up as they develop their skills. We keep our teams to 11 players at majors to allow maximum playing time and experience for players.
If you have any other questions please reach out to any board member and we will be happy to talk to you more.
Secondly, again the board has decided to make some changes to the Intermediate division after hearing concerns from the coaches and parents. Starting this year Intermediate level will be geared more towards learning and less towards competitive play. The majors division will be geared as usual toward competitive playing. Following the major draft the board will sit down and select the head coaches from the remaining players. The board will then sit down with those coaches and similar to majors draft will then divide up the remaining players based on their assessments to try to balance the teams.
This year Intermediate will focus more on learning and will have more practices and scrimmages and be less about competitive games. We have made similar changes in minors and have had great results and feed back from it. This will ensure those players that are ready will be brought up to the majors to play at a competitive level and those that need more skill building have the chance to develop their skills in intermediates. We again strive to give all player the best experience possible.
Thank you for your time and for your comments to Newington Little League; 2019 is going to be a great year!
YARD GOATS ON FIELD SKILLS CLINIC: SUNDAY APRIL 28th @ DUNKIN DONUTS STADIUM:
Once again Newington Little League will partner with the Hartford Yard Goats and present an on field baseball clinic at Dunkin Donuts Stadium in Hartford. This event is open to all Newington Little League families from all baseball and softball divisions. On Sunday April 28th from 9AM-12PM all players* that have purchased a ticket to the event will take the field at Dunkin Donuts stadium and participate in hitting, fielding, and throwing skills events.
Players will be able to tour the dugouts, get autographs from the players, and participate in a parade around the field just prior to the Yard Goats 1:05PM game verses the Harrisburg Senators. In addition, two players from Newington Little League will be chosen to throw out the first pitch of the game and in between innings a Newington Little League player will be chosen to bring water to the umpire on the field and be on the Jumbo Tron screen. All of this for $22.00 per ticket. Parents will also need to purchase tickets to enter the stadium.
This event was a huge hit the last two seasons and will quickly sell out so please do not delay in purchasing your tickets. Ticket sales will begin at assessments on February 24th at ATI in Cromwell, CT. Payments can be made via cash, checks (made payable to Newington Little League) or charge. We look forward to seeing you at Dunkin Donuts stadium.
TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP AT ATI (during Assessments) or at Concession on OPENING DAY (April 20th)
*Parents are not allowed on the field. Players will be on the field with coaches/trainers.
For all baseball and softball players ages 9-12 who were not on a Major Division roster in Spring 2018 a player skills assessment will be held on Sunday February 24, 2019 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm (5:00pm - 6:00pm will be softball) at ATI (Athlete Training Institute) located at 14 Alcap Ridge Cromwell, CT
All players will be evaluated in hitting, throwing and fielding drills by Major and Intermediate Division coaches. Regardless of the division of play a child intends on playing all players MUST ATTEND the Skills Assessment. The process allows each coach to assess the basic skills of each eligible player to aid in the player selection process. This process is designed to promote equity and competitive balance across each league.
All players attending must wear sneakers and bring a baseball glove and (optional) bat. Bats and balls will be supplied by the league.
Baseball Players not selected for the Majors division will be assigned to the Intermediate division.
Please read the below information carefully and thoroughly:
Structure of Skills Assessment: All players will be assessed by the Major Division coaches on their fielding, throwing, catching, and hitting skills. The assessment will be used to identify players to play in the Major Division and to create balanced teams in the Intermediate Division.
What to wear/bring:
All players should wear comfortable clothes (e.g., sweatpants, baseball pants) and sneakers
All players must bring a baseball glove
Players may bring their own helmet and/or bat. There will be bats and helmets available to use.
Arrival Times: The Skills Assessment will be done in groups divided by age and last name alphabetically. Plan on spending about 1 hour for your group.
Please see the groupings and arrival times below for all BASEBALL players:
12 and 11
A - Z
A - Z
A - Z
A - Z
All SOFTBALL players will be assessed for a one hour time slot from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Please arrive at4:45pm.
If you cannot make the assigned time or you cannot make the tryout at all, please contact our President - Jim Trommer (860-839-1634) or Registration Coordinator - Daniela James (860-550-0949).
8 year olds who have played two years of Minors and are interested in playing at the Intermediate level must attend a supplemental assessment date on Monday February 25th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at ATI in Cromwell
There will be no tryouts for any other age group. 4-6 year olds will be assigned to Tee Ball teams. 7 & 8 year olds will be assigned to Minors or Instructional Softball.
Once again Newington Little League will partner with the Hartford Yard Goats and present an on field baseball clinic at Dunkin Donuts Stadium in Hartford. This event is open to all Newington Little League...