JACKIE ROBINSON WEST LITTLE LEAGUE: Welcome

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Jackie Robinson West Little League " ......the tradition continues"

2013 Illinois State Champions; Great Lakes Regional runner up



Monday, September 1
2014 Fall League Baseball (click here to register)



2014 Fall League will begin Saturday Sept 13th and run through Saturdat October 18th; All games on Saturday's at JRW Park 107th Aberdeen.

Fall League is an excellent opportunity to play additional games, improve skills and build confidence.

$60 fee; 10-12 game season; jersey and cap; end of season award;

Walk up registration Friday Sept 6th at Jackie Robinson Park Stadium 6pm - 7pm; MONEY ORDERS ONLY; NO CASH OR CHECK

We have recieved quite a few inquiries already regarding Fall League; Please register early to secure your spot!

 



Wednesday, July 30
Donate to support JRW Trip to Great Lakes Regional (click here)


 JRW Family,
 
Our boys won the Illinois State Championship in the Majors Division (11-12)  in Manteno last Sunday and have advanced to the Great Lakes Regional tournament in Indianapolis.
 
The team will leave Chicago Thursday morning July 31st. The tournament will last thru August 9th.The winner of the Great Lakes tournament will advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
 
Little League has been gracious to provide hotel rooms and lunch for our players and coaches during their stay in Indianapolis.
 
JRW is repsonsible for the cost of transportation for the team and dinner each day for 13 players and 3 coaches. Our plan is to rent two vans to transport the team to Indy and provide the team with dinner each evening.
 
We are asking you to make a donation to help defray the expenses of the 11 day trip.
 
(Dinner, van rental, gas, laundry, etc) If the team advances to the Little League World Series all costs associated with that trip will be paid by Little League. This is the only time we will solict donations in support of the team.
 
Click on the PAY PAL button at the top of the website or simply click on the headline of this article. Any amount donated will help.
 
Jackie Robinson West Little League is a federally chartered 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. All donations are deductible under the full extent of the law. All JRW staff, including Board members, serve on a volunteer basis. There are no paid staffers.
 
Thank you for your support! 
 


Friday, July 25
JRW host for 9-10 State Tournament




 
  9-10 Section winners,
 
Congrats on winning your Section Championship and advancing to the State Tournament hosted by JRW August 1st - 6th. We hope that the time your league spends with us this week will be enjoyable. 
 
Each Section winner should call D4 DA Mike Kelly 773-315- 1294and notify him you have advanced to the state tournament. In addition, email jackierobinsonwest@hotmail.com with your team name, team contact peson and roster.
 
All games will be played at Jackie Robinson Park, 10700 South Morgan Chicago 60643
 
The State Tournament Banquet will be held Saturday Aug 2nd at 3PM at Beth edwn Baptist Church 11121 South Loomis in Chicago. Managers/coaches/players will be ssued free tickets to the banquet. Parents/fans can purchase tickets for $7. We expect all teams to participate in the banquet.
 
Scores will be reported daily and updated on the Illinois State website www.ilstatelittleleague.org   
 
Regards,
 
Ann Haley
JRW President 


Friday, January 17
Coach's Clinic; Saturday Feb 1st at UIC




 As we continue to prepare for the 2014 season we strongly encourage you to attend a baseball coaching clinic on Saturday February 1st at the University of Illinois Chicago, 901 West Roosevelt. The clinic will be conducted by the baseball staff of the UIC Flames. The hitting portion of the clinic will be presented by NY Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson.
 
Registration is from 8am until 9am and the clinic lasts from 9am until 4pm. There will be a lunch break from Noon until 1pm. 
 
The  clinic will cover hitting, pitching, base running, practice organization, coaching philosophy and bunting and will be geared especially for youth coaches.
 
UIC is offering the clinic free of charge and is also making arrangements for free parking.
 
 Please share this information with all managers/coaches as well as with any parents We want to take full advantage of this opportunity to improve the quality of instruction we provide to our players.
 
The clinic is for adult managers and coaches, no players. 
 
RVSP: jackierobinsonwest@hotmail.com by January 22nd. 
 
Instagram: jackierobinsonwestll  


Wednesday, May 15
General Mills Mobile Food Truck Event



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Thursday May 16th

General Mills will visit JRW Thursday May 16th with a mobile food truck at Jackie Robinson Park. The 20 x 25 branded mobile vehicle will provide free food sampling, couponing, consumer giveaways and interactive games.

The General Mills event will take place during the Giants vs Astros game at 5:30 and the Yankees vs Athletics game at 7:30.

See you at the ball park!



Wednesday, May 15
Team and Player Picture Day Sat May 18th

Annual team and player picture day will be Saturday May 18th at Jackie Robinson Park.

Parents will recieve order forms from their child's coach prior to Saturday and bring the completed order form and payment at the desiganted time for the players team. Payment can be in form of cash, money order, check or debit to the order of VIP Photography.

Pictures will be mailed directly to parents so forms must be completed legibly. There are many affordable packages and a variety of options from which to choose.

Please contcat your childs coach for specific photo time. Please arrive early; all photos wqill be taken between 9am and 11am.



Monday, April 22
JRW Update



 

There will be another opportunity to pick up uniforms Monday April 22nd at Jackie Robinson Park stadium near the storage shed behind the left field fence between 6pm and 7:30. Please bring your registration receipt.

If you have not heard from your child's coach regarding the start of practice email your contact information and child's name to jackierobinsonwest@hotmail.com.

The Junior League division (13-14) and Major League division (10-11-12) are filled; registration is closed for those two age groups.

There are limited spots open for Tee Ball 4-5-6 and Minor League division (7-8-9). You can register for those divisions online thru this website.

 



Friday, April 5
Private Viewing of Jackie Robinson Film "42" Sat. April 13th 2PM (click here for tix)



JRW players, parents and friends are invited to attend a private viewing of the film "42" which depicts the life of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson.

The film will be shown Saturday April 13th at 2PM at the Chatam Theater, 210 West 87th. The film is rated PG 13 for language.

All tickets are $10 and must be purchased before Saturday; no sales for this viewing at the box office. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.active.com/baseball/chicago-il/viewing-of-jackie-robinson-film-42-2013 . Bring your online payment recipt to the Chatam Theater to exchange for movie ticket.

Tickets can also be purchased  Saturday April 6th during registration at Garvey School (103rd- Morgan) between 9am and 11:30am.

This is an excellent opportunity for the JRW family to experience the film together.

We encourage players to wear their baseball jerseys. There will prizes and raffles. Following the film their will be an opportunity for discussion in the theater.

Check out the movie trailer: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/42/trailers/42-trailer-2a-213027939.html

We look forward to everyone joining us for the special viewing of the film. Spread the word!



Monday, February 25
Click here to register online


Tuesday, February 26
Managers/Coaches Clinic Wed April 3rd; 6:30PM



Managers/coaches clinic will be held Wednesday April 3rd at 6:30pm at the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome located at 17130 Prime Blvd in Lockport (exit the I 355 extension at 167th).

Admission is free and all managers/coaches are stronly encouraged to attend.

Clinic schedule:

6:30 Pizza social

7:00pm Welcome by Bo Jackson

7:15 Cangelosi Baseball Clinic with: ( John Flanagan, Tyley Thompson, Bob Gillund)

To reserve your spot: RSVP by March 31st to 773-968-4706 or jackierobinsonwest@hotmail.com

 



Tuesday, February 19
JRW Volunteers Meeting Mon; 2-25 at 6:30

JRW Spring meeting for managers/coaches and volunteers is Monday February 25th 6:30 - 8:30pm at Beggars Pizza located at 12700 S. Kedzie in Blue Island.

We need to have full participation of all volunteers so we can move into the 2013 season on the same page.

Agenda:

League Calendar

Registration/ Player Draft

Saftey Plan

Rule Changes

Pizza/pop will be served; RSVP to jackierobinsonwest@hotmail.com so we can provide seating and refreshments for everyone.



Sunday, June 24
JRW Cardinals Win Illinois U.I. Jamboree



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JRW Cardinals win U.I. Jamboree

The JRW Cardinals won the Illinois Urban Initiative Jamboree Sunday at Jackie Robinson Park  with an 11-2 victory over the Horner Park NWLL Yankees. The Cardinals finished the Jamboree with a perfect 5-0 record.

The final four teams to advance to the semi-finals were Gary Metro LL, Horner Park NWLL and teh Rosemoor LL.



Friday, February 17
Identification Cards to Increase Child Safety



In an effort to increase child safety and "maintain a hostile enviorment" for any persons that seek to harm our children, Jackie Robinson West will mandate all adult volunteers display a league issused photo identification card when working with JRW players during games, practices or any league activity.

Any individual wishing to volunteer with JRW is required to submit a "Little League Volunteer Application" prior to the applicant assuming his/her duties for the current season.

Persons who should display the league issued identification card include:

 Managers

 Coaches

 Board of Directors

Team parent 

Any other person who provides regular service to the league or has repetitive access or contact with players or teams.

Refusal to submit a fully completed Little League Volunteer Application will result in immediate dismissal from the league.

If a parent observes an adult working with children and not displaying the league issued ID card you should notify a manager, coach or board member.

Identification card photos will be taken at our next league meeting on Thursday March 1st 7PM at Beggar's Pizza, 127th-Kedzie.

 

 



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