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Posted by Ron Matthews at Feb 19, 2013 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

All four Little League fields are OPEN today and available for practice. The Little League fields are the two diamonds at Rittler Park and the two diamonds behind Wood School. 

NOTE: The pitcher's mound on the Majors field is being workd on and is not available for use.  All teams must stay off the mound. The rest of the field is usable. 

As always, please check this website for updates on field availability of Rittler Park and our Little League diamonds behind Wood School. To check APRD field availability, please call the ARPD fields hotline at 510-747-7540 after 2:00pm.

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Scorekeeper's Clinic on Opening Day March 9th

Posted by Paul Skuta at Feb 17, 2013 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Ron Matthews, President of Alameda Little League and ten year scorekeeper for the Alameda High School Baseball program, will conduct a Scorekeeper's Clinic at 1:30 pm, immediately following Opening Ceremonies. As is the tradition, attendees will convene at the picnic tables at Lum School for a brief session, then move over to the Major diamond for an interactive session of scorekeeping at the game between the A's and the Giants. This is an informative and fun clinic to attend and we guarantee that you will know how to score a Little League game after this clinic.
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CPR Training Session - March 4

Posted by Larry Venturini at Feb 17, 2013 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The CPR Training Session will be Monday, March 4 at Alameda Boys and Girl's Club, 1900 Third Street, 6pm to 9pm. The instructor is Dave May of Lifesavers, a local Alameda based company specializing in CPR training. The sessions include AED (defibrillator) training and certification.

All Board Members and Managers are required to attend and be certified. The League will pay for anyone else who wishes to attend and become certified.
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Posted by Larry Venturini at Feb 12, 2013 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

This is my 22nd year at Alameda Little League and I have enjoyed every year immensely. We have a great environment for our kids to develop into strong people and that is Little League’s primary purpose. Your Board of Directors continues to think of ways to improve the venue and to make rules that don’t stifle us but are needed in order to preserve the great environment that we have.

But it takes more than rules to make Alameda Little League successful. It takes parents who understand the collective challenge that we have to be role models for our youth. By collective, I mean all of us, not just managers and coaches and umpires but as spectators too. Our challenge is to remember that we are ALL teaching LIFE LESSONS to our youth, and how to win AND lose with dignity and good sportsmanship.

There are some behavior that simply does not fit into the category of good role modeling. First, regarding spectators, it is NEVER acceptable to BOO at Little League, NEVER! The message being sent to our impressionable youth is disrespect for others. But there are other things that spectators say that are just as bad, like “Pitch right at him, he can’t hit!” Now, the boy or girl who is at bat probably is struggling and statements like that certainly don’t help the self esteem very much, do they? Or, for example, verbally questioning the judgment of an umpire by making remarks like “ Come on blue, he was safe!” What is that teaching our youth? It teaches them that it is OK to question the authority of the official enforcement of rules. It is also a violation of our Code of Conduct, and for good reason. Our umpires are primarily volunteers who are trying to do the best they can, and they are important to our success, even if they make mistakes.

Finally managers and coaches must remember our meetings in December in which we went over all of the above plus a lot more. We place a great deal of responsibility on these men and women who work hard to form teams and teach the game of baseball. But more importantly we expect them to teach the players good sportsmanship with their words and actions. Managers and coaches should never bicker and fight about situations that occur, rather, a positive discussion will produce far better results while showing our kids the right way to deal with differences. Managers and coaches should always keep the self esteem of players on BOTH TEAMS in mind when they make on field statements. And most importantly, they should remember that it is OK to lose a game as long as we try our best. Our managers and coaches know that yelling at our players does not produce the results that we want, not to mention the impact again on the self esteem of our youth.

There is much that can go wrong in the “heat of the battle,” but as long as the adults understand the bigger picture we will come out fine. If we recognize our responsibility as role models, then we will make our League better. I ask that everyone again read and live by our Parent Code of Conduct because it is the foundation on which our success is built.

We hope you had a great season!
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Opening Ceremonies Set for March 9

Posted by Paul Skuta at Feb 12, 2013 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Alameda Little League is proud to announce that Opening Ceremonies are set for March 9 with the parade beginning at NOON. Your team's manager will let you know when your child should report. All teams from T-Ball to Majors will participate. Ceremonies will be held on the Minor field which is the field in back or Wood Middle School and adjacent to the snack bar. Teams will assemble behind Wood Middle School on the athletic field. As with previous seasons, the teams will parade onto the Minor field behind their team banners. There will be a banner contest with winning teams receiving a team party. Parents who are making banners, now is the time to show your creativity. During the ceremonies, all players will receive a hot dog lunch from the snack bar. After the ceremonies, two teams in divisions A through Majors will play their first games of the season. Please see the SCHEDULES section of the site to see who is playing.

It is also team photo day. Your team manager will let you know when your team should report.