|2013 L.O. Fall Professional Instructional League
Where: Charlestown Little League (Charlestown, Indiana)
|When: Sept 16th - Oct 26th, 2013
|Cost: $75 per player ($40 each additional sibling)
|Ages: 9-12 yrs old (Based on Little League age for the 2014 Season)
|There will be 2 Age Divisions again this year!
| *9-10 yr old Division
|*11-12 yr old Division
Registration Dates: at Charlestown Little League
*Aug 1st & 2nd for players who played last year (register via phone or email)
*Aug 3rd, 10th and 17th from 9am - 12pm
Initial Meeting Prior to Opening Day: (@ Charlestown LL)
*Sept 15th (Sunday) Time TBD, Meeting and walk-thru with parents and players in the 9-10 & 11-12 yr old divisions.
League Staff: (Nearly 140 yrs of experience at the HS level and above) One more staff member will be added!!!
Our Instructional League Staff shares the same vision for improving youth baseball in our area.
1.)We want to provide the highest quality of instruction for our area youth players.
2.)We want to educate the parents and coaches of our youth players.
3.)We want to create a passion or increase the interest level in youth baseball with hopes that the kids stay involved in the game of baseball as long as possible.
-Matt Baldwin- Future Pro Baseball School / Area Hitting Instructor4.)We want to do all of this in a pressure free, fun, positive learning environment.
5.)Our long term vision is to have our area little leagues or youth baseball leagues adopt the same or similar Fall Instructional Leagues of their own.
6.)Ultimately improve the level of play and knowledge of the game across the board in our area.
Meet our Staff!
-Larry Owens- Chicago White Sox, Minor League Pitching Coach
(Instructional League Creator and Coordinator of Instruction)
-Jimmy Niehaus- Jimmy Niehaus Baseball School (Long time area youth instructor and Former HS Baseball Coach)
-Tim French- Future Pro Baseball School / Area Pitching Instructor
-Ricky Romans- Head Baseball Coach, Charlestown HS)
-Brian Hester- Asst. Baseball Coach, Charlestown HS)
-Kyle LaFrenz- Former Catcher, Philadelpia Phillies org (Reading, Phillies AA affiliate)
-Ricky Clinton- Former Catcher, Gary Railcats (Independent, Frontier League) / current Jeffersonville HS Asst Baseball Coach
Fall League General Information:
*I guarantee you have never seen a better league format.
*Each Team will consist of 10-12 players.
*Each Team will play 2 games per week for 6 weeks (12 games) / Each Team plays Tuesday OR Thursday AND Saturday.
*All Games are instructional which can and will be stopped to address issues.
*Parents/Coaches can hear EVERYTHING that is being taught and are encouraged help retain the information for their child via asking questions, taking notes, video taping etc…
*Specific Skill instruction will be offered on Tue and Thur either before or after your child’s game depending on his game time.
Far too often our youth team practices are focused on Skill work and Team Fundamentals take a back seat or no seat at all. Our Fall League is designed to teach the GAME and how to play it. Team Fundamentals are the focus.
Everything that we teach is the EXACT same thing that is taught at the professional level!
Come learn how to play the game and learn how to play it the right way!
Team Fundamentals Covered:
*Cuts/Relays - Double Cuts
*Starting &Turning DP
*1st and 3rd Defense
*Fly Ball Priority
*And Many other issues
Here's what they're saying about our Fall League!
“This is the best youth league I’ve ever seen in my life.” Numerous Fall League Parents
“I’m going to run our Youth Basketball League like this.”
Fall League Parent
“My son learned more in one day than he has learned his entire life.”
Fall League Parent
"The Informational Meeting alone was worth the cost of the entire 6 week season." Fall League Parent
“If this is how you run your Little League I want my son to come here and play.”Fall League Parent
Please contact Larry Owens if you have any questions or concerns.
(502) 558 9703
A HUGE Thank You is in order to Butch Love (President of Charlestown Little League) as well as the entire CLL Board for allowing us to conduct our Fall League at their Facility. All remaining proceeds after necessary costs will go directly to Charlestown Little League!!!! Thank You !!!