We’ve added softball specific clinics in February.
Clinic #3: Softball (Softball, 8-12 Year Olds) Mondays in February: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 6:30pm –- 8:00pm @ Tolland High School.
Players will learn the proper swing plane, proper grip, stance and use while doing soft toss, hitting off a tee and the art of bunting from both sides of the plate. Players will learn how to mechanically throw properly from the ready position, fielding position moving in and fielding ground balls hitting cutoffs (relay drills). Clinic will also cover catching with 2 hands with and without gloves, communicating and base running techniques. Alternating sessions of 2 nights hitting and 2 nights fielding.
Register online or find the mail-in form here
Any softball clinic questions can be directed to Todd Euliano, TLL Coaching Coordinator/Director of Training and Development at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michael Contreras, VP Softball at email@example.com.
Tolland Little League 2014 Winter Clinics Are Here!
Registration is now open for our first two 2014 Winter Clinics.
Clinic #1: Hitting (Baseball and Softball, 8-14 Year Olds) January 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 @ Tolland High School. 8 sessions.
TLL will offer a straight forward method of hitting skills to help improve your child’s approach/knowledge and ability at the plate. They will get 8 full hours of work where they will learn the importance of balance, timing, driving the ball and bunting. In addition, they will learn the importance of pitch selection and understanding what to look for in specific pitch counts in order to understand how to hit the ball to all fields. Limited to 20 players per age group.
Ages 8-9 6pm – 7pm
Ages 10-12 7pm – 8pm
Ages 13-14 8pm – 9pm
Clinic #2: Infield/Outfield Fundamentals (Baseball and Softball, 8-14 Year Olds) February 2/7, 2/14 5pm – 7pm and February 2/18 and 2/20 6pm – 8pm @ Star Hill. 4 Sessions.
TLL will offer a program designed to help improve infield/outfield skills along with base running. Fielding drills will stress the importance of creeping on every pitch, footwork, anticipation/reaction, ground balls/fly balls, double plays, cutoff drills, communication, and basic game situations. Base running will be designed around “being aggressive”. Limited to 40 players.
Register online or find the mail-in form here
Coming in March: Softball Clinics. More details to follow.
Enrollment is limited to Tolland Baseball and Softball players ages 8 to 14.
Any questions can be directed to Todd Euliano, TLL Coaching Coordinator/Director of Training and Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tolland Little League is pleased to present the new board for the 2013/2014 season. We do have a couple of open postitions. If you are interested, please contact Bob Abbate at email@example.com
Openings on board: Farm/Instructional Softball, Rookie/A Baseball
Bob Abbate – President
Roger Neznayko – VP-Player Agent
Elaine Cofrancesco – Treasurer
Dave Rukakoski – VP-Registrar
Rob Keane – VP-90′ Baseball
John Duff – Secretary
Dave Yamarik – Safety Officer
Tony Gonzalez – VP-60′ Baseball
Mike Contreras – VP-Softball
Eric Lavery – Umpire-In-Chief
Todd Euliano – Coaching Coordinator
Kevin Moran / Bob Abbate – Media and Sponsor Relations
Todd Euliano – Training and Development
David Barrows – T-Ball/Instructional
Open – Rookie & A Division
Kevin Moran – AA Division Baseball
Dave Yamarik – AAA Division Baseball
Rich Cofrancesco – Majors Baseball
Kris Popovitch – Juniors, Seniors Baseball
Todd Lindsay – Challenger
Robert Dube – Minors Softball
Kevin Sylvia – Majors & Juniors Softball
Open - Farm Softball / Instructional Softball
Dave Busch – Fields
Lisa Klukas – Equipment
Dan Bracken – Legion Baseball
Tony Gonzalez – All Star Coordinator
Michelle Tyler – Concessions
Tolland Legion fall baseball tryout/evaluation will be held on Saturday, August 24th 5:30 – 7:30pm @ Cross Farms complex. Players should meet on Field B. Fall Legion will be open to any player whose birth date is between 1/1/1995 and 12/31/1999.
Fall Legion is geared toward those players who will be trying out and/or participating on a High School baseball team during the spring of 2014. Players who reside in Tolland, Stafford, Ashford, Willington or Union may try out for the team. Any questions, please contact Steve Paasch at (860)729-8305.
Cost and Dates
The fee is $150 if selected for the Fall Legion team, with payment required before the 1st game.
Games are scheduled to begin after Labor Day and continue up to mid-October. There will be an end of season State Tournament for all fall teams. The game schedule will consist of approximately 15 games plus playoffs.
Tolland Little League will offer Fall Softball for players aged 9-14. There will be three divisions: Minors, Majors and Juniors. Players will be placed in the division based on where they would play in Spring 2014. There will be home games and away games. Registration fee is $40.00, and online registration can be found here. Any questions, please contact Carolyn Roshkowski – firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Juniors level for players that were league age 12 and 13 in Spring that will be league age 13 & 14 next year (date of birth between 5/1/99 and 4/30/01). In addition we will accept registrations for 14 year olds that will be 15 next year (date of birth between 5/1/98 and 4/30/99). Any questions contact Kris Popovitch at: email@example.com
* Registration fee is $60. Deadline to register is 8/22/13. Season will start in around the beginning of September and run into mid to late October.