Las Vegas Post 40 Baseball Club: My Site News

Monday, September 19
What is the cost to play?

The cost to play American Legion Baseball varies from year to year. 

This year the cost to play was $250.00.

 The fee includes your portion of the cost to go to the showcase tournaments in California and New Mexico.  (rental vans/fuel cost $5,200.00 and hotel rooms cost $3,800.00 total for both trips.  $9,600.00 was covered by donations made by friends, family, coaches and supporters of our baseball club.)  Your fee basically covers the entry fee to play American Legion Baseball ($3,200.00) and tournament entry fees ($1,400.00)  All players are responsible for their own food money.  Typically, the trips last 3 to 4 days and are strictly chaperoned. 

 We also provide you with two sets of uniforms.  You will need to provide your own cleats and equipment to play. 

 If you need to work out a payment plan, talk with Gino about what you can do and when you can do it before the season starts. 


Monday, May 16
Why Play American Legion Baseball?

We recognize every student athlete's situation and goals are different.

 Generally speaking, American Legion Baseball is the best summer baseball league in the Las Vegas valley.  Most local high school teams have one to three teams involved in various divisions of the American Legion Baseball program. 

 The American Legion Program offers the student athlete the opportunity to be recognized by college recruiters and professional scouts while they participate in league play and showcase tournaments in state and out of state.

If you and your parents are committed to playing in the best summer baseball program and are committed to making every effort to play collegiate baseball, this is the right enviroment for you.

Monday, May 16
Can I play in other leagues while playing American Legion Baseball?

While in season the coaching staff is strongly against any of the players on the roster from playing in other leagues, "club teams", or pee-wee little league teams.  Coach Thomas has a "coaches league" team for his younger players where they teach the "wildcat way" of playing baseball.  Contact Coach Thomas (526-5477) at Las Vegas High School for more details.

 The reason behind that is the health of the player.  Our season is demanding physically and mentally and if a player is being tugged in 2 or 3 different directions, it makes it hard on the parents, players and coaches to stay motivated and focused on our goal of winning a state championship.  Pitchers, especially, need to have proper rest in between outings so that we do not harm their arms. 

Exceptions can be made for certain circumstances, parents will need to talk with Gino so that everyone is made aware of why a player will be missing time with our team.