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Register Now for Fall Ball!

Posted by Manhattan Beach Little League at Aug 14, 2017 5:40AM PDT
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Welcome to MB Little League Fall Baseball 2017 Season
Register here for Fall Ball 2017

MB Little League Training Academy
The Fall season will introduce the MB Little League Academy program powered by PPA (Perfect Play Athletics) for Coast, International and Majors, and by GBG (Garciaparra Baseball Group) for Intermediate, Juniors & Seniors divisions.

PPA is a Baseball Foundation group, co-founded by Andre Van Gerwen; Mira Costa High School Junior Varsity Head Coach. The goal is to focus on training and development for players to improve their individual and team skills.

GBG has created a groundbreaking infrastructure that pairs young athletes with instructors and retired professional athletes who teach from a position of experience and expertise.

The player pitching divisions will have pro coaches managing their teams. If you would like to volunteer to coach, you may be an assistance coach in the Majors, International and Coast divisions, and Intermediate, Juniors & Seniors divisions. Volunteers can still manage a team in Tee-Ball & Cal divisions in Fall Ball.

Fall Baseball Training Programs

Coast, International & Majors:

Baseball Progression Divisions by PPA (BPDs), are designed for staying in shape, and sharp. Whether you are an elite player, or just starting out, this is the perfect program for you. Baseball Progression Divisions by PPA are the ideal program for your young athlete(s) to thrive! We have developed an affordable and unique baseball program that truly keeps families and players involved in this great sport by focusing on fundamentals, good sportsmanship and the joy of playing.

Structured and controlled team environment with professional coaches from PPA. Perfect program for players who play multiple sports. Opportunity to play other positions and to grow in other facets of the game. Individual progression n Baseball in a team environment. Pitch regulations within both simulated and traditional games. Baseball Skills Repetition Drills – Batting Cage Practice, Pitching Workouts, Infield & Outfield drills. and Conditioning/Agility Training.

Intermediate, Juniors, Seniors:

These divisions will be focused on training and skills development primarily. Games will be based on how many teams we field and how many teams RB fields.

GBG has created a groundbreaking infrastructure that pairs young athletes with instructors and retired professional athletes who teach from a position of experience and expertise.

GBG instructors are comprised of MLB MiLB, college standouts, Team USA participants, NCAA All Americans and professional scouts. These instructors have lived the dream of every young expertise.

GBG instruction programs were created by an educational expert who has a Masters in teaching. The programs teach proper sequencing, timing and rhythms by instructors who have mastered these skills at high levels.

Divisions:
Ages: 4-12
Season Dates: September 9 – November 4 2017
Sessions: Eight-week Season, (1 Practice & 1 Game per week)

Fall Schedule (tentative – pending field availability) (Some weekday practices may start at 4pm, pending field availability)
Tee-Ball – Fridays & Saturdays
California – Mondays & Saturdays
Coast – Thursdays & Saturdays
International – Wednesdays & Saturdays
Majors – Tuesdays & Saturdays, (Possibly Some Sundays)
Some Inter-League Games with Redondo Beach and El Segundo and possibly other neighboring Little Leagues may be scheduled (TBD)

(Practice days have now been changed to Wed for the divisions below based on Field Availability)

Ages 11-16
Intermediate – Wed & Saturdays
Juniors – Wed & Saturdays
Seniors – Wed & Saturdays
Some Inter-League Games with Redondo Beach and El Segundo and possibly other neighboring Little Leagues may be scheduled (TBD)

Fees:
Tee-Ball (Ages 4-5), & California (Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch) Ages 6-7 – $100
Coast, Ages 8-9, International, Ages 10-11, Majors, Ages 11-12: (Player Pitch) – $150
Intermediate, Ages 11-13 (50/70 Playing Field) – $250
Juniors, Ages 13-14, Seniors, Ages 13-16 (60/90 Playing Field) – $250

Playing Ages:
Players participate in Fall Ball using the 2018 Little League Age Chart.

Baseball Age & Residency Requirements:
Boys & Girls ages 4-16. Player must either live or go to school in Manhattan Beach, or Hermosa Beach (Fall Only)

If your player is new to MB Little League please provide proof of age and residency or provide proof if he/she lives outside of the residency requirements but goes to school in MB, or HB.

Registration Closing Date:
Open through September 3rd. After September 3rd you can still register, but you may be on a waitlist and only placed on a team if space allows.

Team Formation:
All teams will be formed by the Fall Ball Board Committee with the primary goal to create balanced competitive teams in each division. The focus is on improving players individual and team skills and having fun.

Please join us for a fun season of Fall Ball.!

Register here to join us for a fun season of Fall Ball. Registration closes August 31, 2017!

Note that we are using a new registration site for MBLL going forward, SportsEngine, which will require you to create an account if you don’t already have one.

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For the first time since 2013, the Section 4 banner for the 8-10 age division belongs Manhattan Beach Little League. The MBLL team played 5 games in 5 days to win the tournament, including winning the championship and i-necessary championship games.

In the final, if-necessary championship game, Dylan “D-Man” Sawin pitched 4.1 innings, with 12 of his 13 recorded outs coming by strikeout. Dylan pitched the maximum pitches allowed before turning the ball over to Adler Vaughan, who recorded the last 5 outs to preserve the 5-0 shutout.

In the tournament, Manhattan Beach pulled out three come from behind victories. Offensively, MBLL scored 49 runs in 5 games. Lucas Magnotta batted .668 and had 12 hits in the 5 game tournament. Dylan Sawin led the Team with 9 runs scored and 9 RBI. Other key contributors on offense were Win Gurney, Walter Urbon and Kyle Whalen. On the mound, it took the full staff including 5 pitchers (Walter Urbon, Cole Leinart, Elijah Fox, Kyle Whalen, and Dylan Sawin) extending the full 75 pitches this week to get through the losers bracket and win Section 4.

The 8-10 Manhattan Beach All Stars play in their first game of the Southern Section tournament in Palmdale on Saturday night at 7pm.

Players: Tucker Adams, Adam Caruso, Andrew Chapin, Elijah Fox, Win Gurney, Dane Harris, Finn Kawalec, James Lee, Cole Leinart, Lucas Magnotta, Dylan Sawin, Walter Urbon, Adler Vaughan, Kyle Whalen

Manager, Coaches: Jim Whalen, Art Fox, Matt Leinart

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On July 7, The MBLL 8-10 All-Star team defeated Palos Verdes to cap a 5-0 run and take the District 36 Championship. The team will represent the District at the Section 4 tournament, with their first game on Saturday, July 15 at 3pm at Ladera Little League (5401 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056).

Read a story here by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), with whom MBLL has partnered for several years, about the 8-10 All-Star team.

Players: Tucker Adams, Adam Caruso, Andrew Chapin, Elijah Fox, Win Gurney, Dane Harris, Finn Kawalec, James Lee, Cole Leinart, Lucas Magnotta, Dylan Sawin, Walter Urbon, Adler Vaughan, Kyle Whalen

Manager, Coaches: Jim Whalen, Art Fox, Matt Leinart

Seniors Team Wins District 36

Posted by Manhattan Beach Little League at Jun 30, 2017 3:16PM PDT
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The combined MBLL/HBLL Seniors All-Star team, comprised of 14-16 year-olds, on June 28th won the District 36 Tournament two games to one over a strong Redondo Beach team. After dropping the opener in a close game 4-2, the team held on to win game two 11-10 after leading 11-3. The deciding game was again close, but MBLL/HBLL pulled away for a 6-2 win to capture the title.

Manager Aaron Meyers was pleased with the game-to-game improvement and the close team chemistry the boys demonstrated even when times were tough. The Seniors team will next compete in the Section 4 Tournament, hosted by MBLL at the Marine Avenue Complex (1641 Marine Avenue, MB), with their first game on Sunday, July 2nd at 4:00pm.

Top left to right: Coach Andre Van Gerwen, Michael Duffy, Christian Panaro, Ty Nakagawa, Finn Condren, Jakob Newman, Pierce Kingston, Nathaniel Miller, Dillon Eades, Will Perez, Alex Lane, Tyler Antrobius, Manager Aaron Myers, Justin Siegel, Coach Scott Peake.

Front row left to right: Casey Meyer and Neal Draves

Not Pictured: Colin Kelly and Billy Bzura

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The combined MBLL/HBLL Intermediate 50/70 All-Star team, comprised of 13-year-olds, made history on June 18 by winning the District 36 Tournament with a two-game sweep of Redondo Beach Little League. The 50/70 All-Stars now compete in the Section 4 Tournament at Jim Thorpe Park in Hawthorne starting on Saturday, June 24.

Top left to right: Coach Tony Caswick (baby Eddison Caswick), Cole Trudgen, Ian Draves, Wyatt Dyer, Ben Gneiser, Patrick Sodl, Matthew Field, Coach Spencer Kreisberg
Bottom left to right: Namath Hogan, Joe Staszkow, Charlie Webb, Robert Love, Van Graw, Addison Lee, Max Jonas, Andrew Feidler