Bettendorf/PV Youth Baseball: Welcome

Wednesday, April 16
The President's message (April 16, 2014):

Welcome back to our website!

If you are visiting to look for registration information, please click on the online registration system link above.  
Teams have formed and practices have started for the Pinto (8-and-under), Mustang (9-10 year-olds), Bronco (11-12) and Pony (13-14) divisions.
Limited space is available for any late registrations. You may contact me, Jim Smith, at, 359-5841 (home) or 528-1703 (cell).  Or contact the appropriate league rep: Pinto's Tim Truesdell (359-3765/, Mustang's Thom Leonard (343-6396/, Bronco's Bob Tappa (499-4702/ and Pony's Don Wendel (271-7046/
Games for those divisions start May 5 and run through July 4. An All-Star Game and league tournaments also follow in each age group. 
A Colt League also is offered for high-school-aged young men, ages 15 to 19. Late walk-up registration is accepted at the Colt League meeting for players and coaches Sunday, April 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Devil's Glenn Park. Previously registered players also need to attend the meeting, where teams will be formed followed by a leaguewide practice.
PLAYERS TRYING OUT FOR THEIR HIGH SCHOOL TEAM SHOULD ALSO GET REGISTERED AND ATTEND THE MEETING APRIL 27 TO HOLD A ROSTER SPOT. Full refunds are available for players who make the final cut and can not participate in the league.
The Colt League season starts May 12 after high school cuts and includes road games at East Moline and Eldridge. For questions about the Colt League, contact our league rep, Steve Tappa at 676-8111 or
We hope you will consider volunteering to help out the league in some way this season, whether as a coach or a behind-the-scenes board member (or both in some cases)! From trophies and medals, to team and individual pictures, to concessions, sponsorships, fundraising, game equipment and league management, there's much to do in assuring more than 600 local youngsters annually get to play baseball in our city-wide league.
To find out ways to help, please contact me, Jim Smith, or contact any of our board members listed under the "Board" link on the left hand side of this note (
Umpires also are needed, and compensated for their work in all leagues except Pinto (where a parent from each team is asked to umpire those games). If interested, please apply to Jim Smith at the contact information listed above.

Can't help on the field? How about behind the scenes? Fundrasing always in needed, wanted and very much appreciated!
Currently, BPV and the iWireless Center have partnered together on a ticket deal for Monster Jam (Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m.).

To purchase tickets, use the password "BPV" when visiting the iWireless Center box office or calling
The BPV password assures you of a $2 discount on every ticket (including select seating) with the iWireless Center donating $3 on every BPV ticket purchased! So it's a win-win on both ends!
Just be aware, if you wait to purchase tickets in advance, admission prices increase $2 the day of the show!
On behalf of the entire BPV Board, we're looking forward to another great season in 2014, and most of all, we are looking forward to you being on our team!  
Jim Smith,
BPV Board President 

Rain-out Hotline: 344-4467

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