Hi everyone - I'm Dan Weglinski (Archer's dad) and have been assigned as your Instructional League manager for the spring. Looking through the roster, I notice a few names that are familiar and some that are not. Regardless, I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and starting the season!
Our team name is Team Light Blue (very exciting) and practices are scheduled to begin next week. We will have practices on Monday nights from 5:00-6:30 on Field 2. Game schedules have been loaded on the league website. Our first game is scheduled to be played on Saturday April 17 at 10 AM.
I appreciate any help you are able to provide! This may be the first baseball experience for many of the kids in the league, so my goal is to make sure that everyone has fun, learns the game, and stays safe. A few notes from the league:
- Equipment - each player must have his own glove and cleats. Baseball pants are encouraged but sweat pants/track pants are acceptable (NO shorts). It is encouraged they have their own helmet and bat (particularly during these Covid times), although the league provides bats and helmets which can be used by each team for practices and games. These are disinfected as needed during practices and games. Team shirt and hat will be provided at first practice or on picture day (at the latest).
- Covid protocol - Players are not required to wear face masks (as there is the potential safety concern during field of play) but may do so at their parents discretion; all coaches and volunteers interacting with the players must wear a mask.
- Basic rules at this level - coaches pitch and catch; At bats are six pitches, after which the batter will then use the Tee to hit the ball in play; outs are made; after three outs are recorded, that clears the bases but all players on the team bat once before the inning is over regardless of number of outs.
- Picture Day - Saturday April 10th at the ball field. Our time slot is 12:40 PM. I will send out a separate update on this with more information later.
I hope to see everybody on Monday April 5 at Field 2 at 5:00 for our first practice (weather permitting). Directions are provided at the league website. The league site contains a lot of other information as well, including the team roster, so please review it when you get a chance.