Dear Parents and Families,
As the 2010 Spring Season officially comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to congratulate all the kids and families for an outstanding season. This spring our boys and girls developed their skills and grew as athletes, but most importantly, they had fun. They got the opportunity to play ball, hit the big shot, make the big catch and be part of a team. The focus of our program is not on winning games but rather on promoting sportsmanship and a love for the game itself. I am certain we were successful in meeting our goals.
This Season offered us the opportunity to play on greatly improved fields which added to the overall enjoyment of the game- for players, coaches and spectators alike. We also benefitted tremendously from having an active, involved community that stepped up to the plate to volunteer and do whatever was needed- often without even being asked. This kind of community support is invaluable and is part of what makes our program so special.
The Spring Season ended on an historic high note as Ardsley entered four (4) teams into the Little League District Tournaments, with unprecedented success. The Tournament highlights include the 9-10 Year Old Girls Team making it to the District Championship Game, and the 11-12 Year Old Boys Team winning the District Championship, and reaching the Sectional Round. It is believed to be the first District Championship for the Ardsley Little League. Congratulations to all Tournament players, coaches and parents on their success.
Though the 2010 Spring Season is over, summer ball is in full swing. Please also remember that we have many wonderful opportunities to offer kids in the fall as well. If you are interested in registering for any of our fall programs, please follow the “Documents/Form” link on our website to download the form.
See you at the ball park,
Chris McNern Dear Ardsley Families,
Welcome to the 2014 season, the 59th season of Ardsley Little League.
I would like to thank the Board of Directors and all the volunteers for your commitments this past year. The volunteers give a tremendous amount of their time so our children can learn how to play the great game of baseball/softball, learn about sportsmanship, what it means to be part of a team and most importantly spend time with their friends and have fun. It is wonderful that so many families can work together in order to provide this safe and fun experience for the boys and girls of our community.
Even though the ball fields are empty and the weather is, well..winter, your Ardsley Little League board is hard at work and we are so excited to give you a look at things we’re up to.
Please, allow me to introduce the 2014 Board of Directors:
Frank Belarge- VP Baseball
Mark Wachen- VP Softball
Lucy Gratzon- Treasurer
Steve Cooperman- Secretary
Steve Gratzon- Player Agent
Dave Rosen- Safety Officer
Ardsley Little League still offers the best sports value for our youth. You may register and pay online via our website. We accept checks (made payable to ALL) by mail. Please don’t forget to tell your friends to register! Make sure to check the website for all important upcoming events, including walk-in registration, our Spring fundraiser and Opening Day.
As in the past, we will play all games in 2014 at our home field, McDowell Park. We have continued to work with the village of Ardsley to improve our fields. We hope you have noticed the improvements made last year. Field #1 received a new grass infield and sprinklers were added to both fields #1 and #2. In addition, we added 8 feet of netting to all fields as well as a complete renovation to the backstop on field #3.
The funds received from the snack bar, our fund raisers, sponsorships and registration help provide the uniforms, equipment, umpire fees, trophies and yearbooks.
Our league website is the best source for up-to-date information regarding league activities. The Ardsley Little League website is www.ardsleylittleleague.com. Please check here often for information about registration, teams, weather, and schedule changes.
The Board is asking for your help in letting us know how your experience was with Ardsley Little League last season, as well as in the coming year. You can provide your feedback here or contact our Executive Board on our website here. We will work hard to be available for questions and to help settle any issues which may arise during the 2014 season.
Please come out and be a part of Ardsley Little League. I look forward to a wonderful year!
Registration is now closed for the Ardsley Little League winter baseball and softball clinics.
Baseball and Softball Clinic Sessions
8 sessions (January 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25). March 25 replaces Jan 21 snow date.
All sessions will be held at the Concord Rd elementary school gym
Baseball Clinic: Tuesday evenings, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Softball Clinic: Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Baseball Clinic Overview
Ardsley Little League has secured Frozen Ropes to instruct players in all the fundamentals of baseball. The clinic will cover throwing, fielding, hitting and includes an emphasis on pitching. This clinic is open to boys 9-12 years old.
Softball Clinic Overview
Ardsley Little League has partnered with Frozen Ropes and players from Mercy College to instruct and train players in the fundamentals of softball. The clinic will cover throwing, fielding, hitting and includes an emphasis on pitching. This clinic is open to girls 8-12 years old.