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Posted by East County Little League on Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Welcome to 2016 Little League!

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Next In-Person Registration - Sunday, February 14th, 4-6 at Washougal High School Gym.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandatory Tryouts Minor and Up!

February 20th from 3pm-6pm

Tryouts will take place at the Lumberyard Training Facility

                      4212 NE Minnehaha St.

                                                                    Vancouver, WA 98661                                                     What to Bring:

Glove, Bat and Helmet(If you own one)
We will have bats and helmets available for those that do not have their own.

            What will take place?

Players will be evaluated on Fielding, Catching, Throwing, Pitching and Hitting

Players will take a ground ball straight on, forehand, and backhand followed by a line drive and pop up. Player will then toe the rubber and deliver one pitch to a catcher at home plate. Player will then proceed to the batting cage and will receive 2-4 pitches to hit. 

Players will be evaluated by the coaches and player agent for fundamentals during each drill. Body and glove positioning, foot work, accuracy and strength of throw and pitching mechanics. Hitting they will be evaluated for proper body mechanics in the stance and through the swing. Then will be scored on contact and power of the hit. Tell your players to relax and have fun! We will try and remind them of this throughout. We are only evaluating to let the coaches learn a little about each player and to help us to create balanced teams to provide a more fun and competitive season. This can be a stressful part of the game for many players. Please support and praise your child throughout this process. As parents, we want our kids to perform well and shine, but then forget it is not us in the hot seat! Encourage and cheer for your child in tryouts and in the games! Do not point out mistakes or belittle them in any way. Baseball and Softball is a game played best when relaxed and having fun! Critics and too many coaches only make the game tense and players will not perform their best or create a fun situation. This is the first step in the progression to a great season!! 

Players can show up any time during the scheduled time. Players will be grouped in pools of about 10 and run through the tryout as a group fills up. The tryout once a group gets started should run 5-10 minutes tops. There will be an alternate tryout on the 21st at Schmidt field from 1pm-3pm, but it is not the recommended time and will most likely not capture all of the exact skills due to weather and field conditions. For this reason, if your player wants to demonstrate their full skills in a more controlled environment, make sure to be at the first tryout. Players will have to warm up on their own prior to their group entering the tryout. Space will be made available for this to happen. Both Camas and Washougal High Schools are offering youth clinics on Sundays to shake the rust off! It is recommended that players try and attend some of those sessions. Players will be drafted to their teams the evening of the 21st and will be notified by their Coach within the following week. Practices will start on or shortly after March 1st. Games will begin around the middle of April. The minor division is going to try and host their 2nd annual Spring Training Tournament the weekend of March 19/20th with an alternate being opening weekend of April 16th weather dependent. 

FYI
East County Little League is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization that runs on funds collected from player registrations fees and donations.  Player registrations only provide about half the amount that it takes to provide uniforms, batting helmets, catcher's gear, bats, balls, gloves, field maintenance materials, player insurance, player scholarships and everything else that it takes to run the League.  Without the generous donations of community sponsors, East County Little League would not be able to continue offering playing opportunities and education to the over 400 kids who register each year.

ECLL would like to offer its thanks to the many parents, family, and community members who support the league.
 

On Deck

Saturday, Feb 20
Tryouts for Minor Level and Above3:00pmThe Lumber Yard
Sunday, Feb 21
Make up day for Tryouts1:00pmGeorge Schmid Memorial Park Fields #2

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