Congratulations to Pleasanton Junior 90's Gold

Winners of the District 57 Tournament of Champions!

FALL BALL


Dear PALL Managers, Coaches, Parents and Players,

Although we may all think we could use a break from Baseball we all know that after a few weeks of summer fun with the kids, we will all be longing for a structured recreational format in which kids can pick up their gloves and bats again. PALL offers the perfect solution with their FALL BALL program.

Here are some details we wanted to get your way before the summer craze begins. We've had a great season with all of you and hope you are able to join the fun come September.

Fall ball is designed to be a developmental league with players growth the ultimate goal. While we will be playing 6 games this season the emphasis is on learning and having fun, not winning.

Timing:
  • Fall Ball registration will open the week of June 22nd.
  • The fall ball season will begin Sunday, September 13th and will run for eight weeks, ending Sunday, November 1. Each team will have six games and two weeks of instruction by Foothill High coaching staff.
  • Team practices will be held at team managers discretion; All games will be scheduled on Sundays, typically between the hours of 9 and 3:00 pm
Fees:
  • The fee for this program will $125. After August 15, there will be late fee of $25 for a tuition total of $150. This price includes: jersey, hat, training, umpire fees, field setup, and team equipment.
Registration:
  • This year we are allowing entire teams from the 2015 spring season to play together. Please enter the coach's name at time of registration. If you are not joining a team but have friends you'd like to play with, players are able to request up to two friends to play on the same team, although there are no guarantees as the true structure will be determined by the total interest for the program.
  • Players should select the division they will play in the upcoming 2016 Spring Season.
  • We hope this year that we can schedule games against Livermore, Dublin, and San Ramon. We will have better insight once registration is complete. We are in early talks with these leagues, and all towns are interested but Inter-League play won't be confirmed until end of summer.
  • Go to the Registration page to sign up!
Division Summaries

T-Ball 
Ages 4 and 5 year olds who are new to baseball

This program is designed for players who have just started the baseball experience. At this level players will be instructed in fundamentals of baseball including, hitting, throwing and fielding.

Rookie
(Coach Pitch) Ages 5 (who have baseball experience), 6 and 7 year olds who are new to baseball

The Coach Pitch program is designed for children who have graduated from the T-Ball program of their respective leagues. This level will stress the fundamentals of baseball including, hitting, throwing and fielding.

Single A 
(Coach Pitch/Kid Pitch) Ages 6 (who played rookie prior), 7, and 8 year olds who are new to baseball

This division is designed for players that are beginning to pitch, and be pitched to by their peers.

Minor AA
Ages 7 (who played Single A prior), 8, and 9 year olds who are new to baseball or played Single A prior

This division is designed for those players that completed Single A division in the spring 2015.

Minor AAA
Ages 8 (who played AA prior), 9, 10, 11 year olds

This division is designed for players that played AA/AAA in spring and will be signed up for AAA in 2016.

Majors
Ages 10 (who played AAA last year), 11, and 12 year olds

This division is designed for players signing up for Majors in spring 2016.

Juniors
Ages 12 (who played Majors last year), 13 and 14 year olds

This division is designed for players signing up for Juniors in spring 2016.

I look forward to seeing all players on the fields next fall. If you have any questions, please contact me at srogers@fusionstorm.com.

Thank you,
Steve Rogers
FALL BALL CHAIR
Pleasanton American Little League

2015 PALL All Stars

11-12 All Star Team
  • Owen Houghtelling
  • Ryan Hughes
  • Matthew Kenning
  • Casey King
  • Dillon Lambert
  • Caleb Lammle
  • Dominic Miranda
  • Cameron Pena
  • Paul Priess
  • Mike Rodriguez
  • Peter Savas
  • Nathan Shinn
Alternates 
  • Ryan Chung
  • Jordan Lopez-Webster
  • Alex Malave
  • Gavin Watson

10-11 All Star Team
  • Joe Andre
  • Jack Dubos
  • Ethan Gray
  • Charley Jetter
  • Noah Lammle
  • Zachary Lem
  • Payton Mcmillan
  • Austin Noval
  • Dylan Noval
  • Josiah Parks
  • Ben Stern
  • Isaac Weinstein

9-10 All Star Team
  • Brayden Bibby
  • Jaye Ghio 
  • Tyler Gebb
  • Parker Hall
  • Will Houghtelling
  • Ezekiel Jenson
  • Landen Meonske
  • Diego Nibungco
  • Micah Parks
  • Seth Plato
  • Tony Schillaci
  • Gavin Verandes

9 A - Tournament Team
  • Jackson Barth
  • Evan Bautista
  • Arshan Beliakoff
  • Riley Borges
  • Dillon Duke
  • Austin Harris
  • Nathan Jetter
  • Elijah Lammle
  • Ryan Sugden
  • Gage Talbot
  • Tyler Walsh
  • Zach Watson

9 B - Tournament Team

  • Talon Baran
  • Kyle Barbera
  • Nathan Bodensteiner
  • Isaac Cisneros
  • Dean Collins
  • Marcus Delucia
  • Aiden Duffey
  • Travis Genberg
  • Colin Harrison
  • Tyler Klenske
  • Adrian Malaguti
  • Jordan Morganstein
  • Brayden Rogers


Intermediate World Series Returns To Livermore

After a very successful inagural year for the Intermediate League program, Little League International has again chosen Livermore, California to be the host site for the 2015 Intermediate Little League World Series (LLWS). 

The Intermediate LLWS, which is for players age 11-13, will be hosted at Max Baer Park, home of Granada Little League. The dates are scheduled for July 29 - August 4.

"We are very excited to have the Intermediate LLWS return to Livermore and the CA District 57 area," said CA57 District Administrator Dave Wetmore. "Last year, Granada was a fabulous host, and all of the CA57 leagues, and the entire Tri-Valley community really came together to put on a tremendous event. With the national television coverage on ESPN, it provided great exposure for our district, our sponsors, and the entire Tri-Valley region. We are looking forward to providing an even better time this year."

Last summer, 10 team from around the world decended upon Livermore for the Intermediate LLWS. The final game,which was broadcast worldwide on ESPN, found the Izumisano LL team from Osaka Japan defeating the Collier Township/Chartiers Valley LL team to take the championship.

Those that are interested in helping sponsor the event should contact Steve Fields at steve@allfieldssports.com

For a copy of the press release see: http://www.littleleague.org/Page59628.aspx


Pitching Guidelines
In partnership with USA Baseball, Major League Baseball "Pitch Smart" is a arm safety initiative for youth players. Pitch Smart provides a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.
Link: Pitch Smart


Alerting All Parents with Children born after January 1, 2006


Statement From Little League International:

In April 2014, the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball. To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system. Using feedback from Little League parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation. 

As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the remainder of their Little League Baseball career.

Summary of Change: 

Little League is adjusting the way they determine the "League Age" of children from a April 30th deadline (i.e. May 1st to April 30th) to a calendar year (i.e. January 1st to December 31st).

Effective immediately all Little League will be following this chart on age (for those born after January 1, 2006): 

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECAGE
2011201120112011201120112011201120112011201120114
2010201020102010201020102010201020102010201020105
2009200920092009200920092009200920092009200920096
2008200820082008200820082008200820082008200820087
2007200720072007200720072007200720072007200720078
2006200620062006200620062006200620062006200620069


Impact on PALL

Any children with a birthday after January 1, 2006 could have their League Age pushed up 1 year (see chart above).

Given that change you now have an option to move into a different level of play (see Level Descriptions for more information of the different levels).

If you would like to move divisions, you will need to do the following (based on your age change):

  1. Contact the PALL Registrar and let him know of your change (registrar@pleasantonamerican.com). For example, my son Joe Smith is currently signed up for Farm and I would like to move him to Minor A given the age change.
  2. If you are moving into AA or AAA; you are required to attend the next/final evaluations which will take place on January 10th (see the PALL Website for further information on location/times). 
    Important Note: Given AA/AAA are draft level divisions, if you do not attend evaluations then you won't be able to be drafted into these divisions.

Please Note: There has been many discussions on this age change at the District and International Little League levels (debating pros and cons of this age change). To be in compliance with Little League, PALL will implement the change this year.  

You do NOT need to move your son up a level; it is up to the parent's discretion.


Additional Links

Thank You, 

The PALL Board

Field Condition Updates


To check field status for all Pleasanton City fields call 931.5360 or go to

Pleasanton Field Conditions




Little League Bat Resource Link:

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm  


 

 Please view the information on our site. If you have any general questions, please email us at registrar@pleasantonamerican.com

 



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