Plaza Little League: News

Plaza Little League is saddened to learn of the passing of Meyera Oberndorf. She was the Mayor of Virginia Beach for 20 years and served on City Council for 12 years before being elected Mayor. She was a fervent supporter of our league and all youth recreation programs in the city. Meyera always made time to be present and speak at our Opening Ceremonies and several State Tournaments we hosted. And, as a breast cancer survivor, she was an example of strength and courage. We mourn her loss and send our sincerest condolences to her family, colleagues, and many, many friends.



Spring 2015 Baseball & Softball Registration
It’s time to forget the cold weather! Plaza Little League’s Spring 2015 Baseball and Softball registration for ages 4-18 begins this weekend at our complex at the end of Chantry Drive off Holland Road. Here is a full breakdown of signup dates:

Saturdays, January 17 and 24 from 10am-4pm
Saturdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10am-4pm
Sundays, February 8, 15, 22 and March 1 from 1pm-4pm

2015 fees are as follows:
Tee Ball - $65 per player
Minors - $75 per player
Majors - $85 per player
Seniors and Big League - $95 per player

Also required at registration are an original birth certificate for the child, and three (3) proofs of residency dated between February 1, 2014 and February 1, 2015.

If born BEFORE January 1, 2006, league age for Baseball is the child's age on April 30, 2015.

If born AFTER January 1, 2006, league age for Baseball is the child’s age on December 31, 2015.

League age for all Softball is the child's age on December 31, 2014.

After 4pm on March 1, registration will be on a space available basis only.


PLL Day at Dick's Sporting Goods - February 21

Dick's Sporting Goods (DSG) is once again partnering with Plaza Little League this season to offer baseball and softball equipment discounts!

On Saturday, February 21 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Dick’s Sporting Goods at Lynnhaven Mall will host its annualPlaza Little League Appreciation Discount Day. Click the link below for the flyer to bring and receive 20% off your entire purchase all day (some exclusions apply).
http://www.eteamz.com/PlazaLL/files/PLLDayatDSG02-21-15.pdf

Also on February 21 at DSG Lynnhaven Mall: Rip Tide, the mascot of the Norfolk Tides, will be on hand from 10:30am to 12noon, you can register to win free tickets to a Norfolk Tides game, and register to win DSG gift certificates!

If you can’t make it February 21, click the link below to print out the DSG Baseball/Softball Coupon Sheet, good for baseball/softball discounts (as listed on the coupon) all season long. The Appreciation Day Flyer and Coupon Sheet cannot be combined.
http://www.eteamz.com/PlazaLL/files/DSG-Coupons-2015.pdf



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Our Location

Our complex is located at the end of Chantry Drive off Holland Road (near the Rosemont Road intersection).


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Baseball Bat Information
Click the link above for the latest baseball bat information from Little League International.

Last Call For Fall Ball!
The final Fall 2014 Baseball and Softball Registration is tomorrow (Saturday, August 30) from 10am-4pm.

Ages: rising 4-16 year olds. Players will play as their 2015 “league age” (Baseball – age on April 30, 2015; Softball – age on December 31, 2014).

Fee is $50 per player. Games will be on Saturdays from September 13 through early November as weather permits.

For more information please call Ann Beebe at 463-2777 or Colleen Haley at 701-1484.


Fall Baseball/Softball Registration
Fall 2014 Baseball and Softball Registration will be held at the Plaza Little League complex from 10am-4pm every Saturday in August (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th).

Ages: rising 4-16 year olds. Players will play as their 2015 “league age” (Baseball – age on April 30, 2015; Softball – age on December 31, 2014).

Fee is $50 per player. Games will be on Saturdays from early September through early November as weather permits.

For more information please call Ann Beebe at 463-2777 or Colleen Haley at 701-1484.


Help Our League Win $1000!
Our league is an August finalist for One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning's $1000 monthly giveaway! Simply go to www.onehourcares.com and "Like" our entry - the more likes, the better our chance to win. Please pass the word!

Wednesday, May 21
A Call For Help
For the third time in a year, our complex has been vandalized. Last fall TCB Construction graciously donated equipment, supplies, and volunteered to help us clean up the mess...but now we've been hit again. We hope that the police eventua...lly bring to justice the people responsible for these disgusting acts. In the meantime, as we move into the final stretch of our 50th Anniversary season and get ready to host District and State tournaments, our league once again needs everyone's support!
(Click the link above to see Channel 3's report) 


50 Years of PLL: 1964-2014
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In 2014, Plaza Little League celebrated its 50th Anniversary!  The History link to the left side of the page details our former League Presidents, Auxiliary Presidents and Baseball/Softball Championships.  Our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/plazall) has a photo gallery showcasing the history of our league from the 1960's to the present day.  If you are a former Plaza Little League player, parent or coach and have photos, we would love for you to e-mail them to us or post them on our page!



Home to 75 Baseball and Softball Championships!
Virginia State Champions
Senior Baseball - 1979, 1981
Virginia Section 4 Champions
Major Baseball - 1995
Senior Baseball - 1995

District 8 Champions

9-10 Baseball - 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
Major Baseball - 1973, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000
Junior Baseball - 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
Senior Baseball - 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Big League Baseball - 1978, 1980, 1982, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2005
9-10 Softball - 1998, 2003, 2005
10-11 Softball - 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
Major Softball - 1994, 1999
Junior Softball - 2000, 2001, 2007
Senior Softball - 1997, 2001, 2002
Big League Softball - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010

 

 

 

 



Tournament Information

* Click the "Handouts" link to the left for Eligibility Affidaivit forms and Tournament Book Template.

* Click the link below to access the Little League website for complete Tournament Rules and other information:

* Go to the District 8 website for updated brackets:

* The NFHS Concussion Training information can be accessed here:

 



Closing Ceremonies
Closing Ceremonies to our 50th Anniversary season will take place this Saturday, June 14 at 12 noon on the Major Field. At this time we will introduce the 2015 Board of Directors, recognize the Major and Senior league champions, and announce our Baseball and Softball All-Star teams.


Looking For Additional Tournament Volunteers

Tomorrow starts our annual tournament season!  Plaza Little League will be hosting five tournaments over the next few weeks:

June 21-27: District 9-10 Softball
June 28-July 4: District Major Baseball, Junior Softball, and Senior Baseball
July 11-17: Virginia State 9-10 Softball

We are still looking for additional volunteers to assist with various activities during this time:
- Field Maintenance
- Announcing
- Scorekeeping
- Pitch Counting
- Concession Stand
- T-Shirt Sales
- Hospitality

Because many of our volunteers, coaches, parents, older players, etc. will be involved in tournaments at other leagues, this time of year is always “all hands on deck.”  So if you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Carol Bultman at 839-6912.



2015 Board of Directors Elections
Elections for the 2015 Plaza Little League Board of Directors will take place at the complex next Saturday, June 7 from 10:30am-4pm.  If you would like to run or nominate someone to run for the 2015 Board, please contact Cindy Mulea at 748-8113 no later than Wednesday, June 4 at 12 noon. Positions open for annual election are:
President
Vice-President (Big League/Senior/Intermediate Baseball)
Vice-President (Major/Minor/Tee Ball Baseball)
Vice-President (Softball)
Secretary
Treasurer
Safety Director
Auxiliary President
Player Agent (Baseball ages 4-8)
Player Agent (Baseball ages 9-12)
Player Agent (Big League/Senior/Intermediate Baseball)
Player Agent (Softball ages 7-12)
Player Agent (Softball ages 13-18)


Saturday, May 17 Activities Postponed to Sunday, May 18
All games and other special SPCA fundraising events scheduled for Saturday, May 17 are being rescheduled for Sunday, May 18. We are very sorry, but unfortunately Friday’s storms dumped over 5 inches of rain on our complex. Fields are flooded and will not be able to be made safe for play in time for Saturday. We are very optimistic that the additional time for fields to drain and dry out will allow us to play Sunday. Managers will be contacted by their Vice Presidents when all of the logistics for Sunday are complete.

Remembering Vickie Basham
Vickie Basham, our former Secretary, passed away Monday after a brave battle with cancer. For over 25 years, “Miss Vickie” (as she was affectionately known) helped preside over Board meetings, assisted with fundraisers, and accomplished many behind-the-scenes logistical tasks to keep our league running smoothly…always with a warm, cheerful smile. She was a fixture at All-Star time, providing an ...experienced scorekeeper and announcer for the District and State tournaments we hosted. Her dedication was evident, as she continued to volunteer many years after her sons finished playing. She will be greatly missed. Our sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Rich, her sons Brandon and Brian, and her family and friends.


Big League Baseball & Softball Signups

We will be holding an additional signup for interested Big League Baseball and Softball players (ages 17-18) this Sunday, April 27 from 1-4pm.  Registration fee is $90 per player.  Original birth certificate and three (3) proofs of residency required.

League age for Baseball is age on April 30, 2014.
League age for Softball is age on December 31, 2013.

League play for Big League runs from early May through early July.



Picture Schedule for Wednesday, April 9

Schedules
Click the "Schedules/Standings" link to the left to keep up with all the action in each division!

Special Discounts on Baseball and Softball Equipment

Dick's Sporting Goods is again partnering with Plaza Little League this season to offer coupon discounts on baseball and softball equipment.  Click the link above to download and print the coupons!




Tryout Schedule (March 15, 16, 22)
Tryouts for registered players ages 9 and up will be on March 15, 16 and 22 at the times listed below.  Players must attend at least two of the three tryout sessions to be drafted to a team.  Players age 8 and under do not have tryouts.  Players will be drafted to teams on Friday, March 21 (ages 8 and under) and Sunday, March 23 (ages 9 and up) then notified of their team placement.
 

Baseball Age 13, 14, 15, 16

Saturday, March 15 – 10am

Sunday, March 16 – 1pm

Saturday, March 22 – 10am

 

Baseball Age 11, 12

Saturday, March 15 – 10am

Sunday, March 16 – 1pm

Saturday, March 22 – 10am

 

Baseball Age 9, 10

Saturday, March 15 – 12pm

Sunday, March 16 – 3pm

Saturday, March 22 – 12pm

                               

Softball Age 13, 14, 15, 16

Saturday, March 15 – 10am

Sunday, March 16 – 1pm

Saturday, March 22 – 10am

 

Softball Age 9, 10, 11, 12

Saturday, March 15 – 12pm

Sunday, March 16 – 3pm

Saturday, March 22 – 12pm



Spring 2014 Signups - Final Weekend!

This weekend is the last chance to signup for Spring 2014 Baseball and Softball! We have added two evening registration sessions. The schedule is below:

Friday, March 7: 6-8pm
Saturday, March 8: 10am-4pm
Sunday, March 9: 1-4pm
Monday, March 10: 6-8pm

Registration fee is $90 per player. Original birth certificate and three (3) proofs of residency required.

League age for Baseball is child's age on April 30, 2014.
League age for Softball is child's age on December 31, 2013.

Registration after March 10 will be on a space available basis only (with an additional $15 late fee).

 



Thursday, July 19
In Memoriam: Harvey Oaks

Harvey Oaks, former volunteer with our league, passed away last night after a year and half battle with cancer. He managed and coached several major baseball regular season and all-star teams from 1990-2001 (one of which you see pictured here - he is back left in the photo). Two sons and two grandsons played in our league. He was a scorekeeper and announcer for many of the District and State tournaments we have hosted over the last 15 years. He was also involved with Plaza Recreation League from 1990-2005 as a basketball and football coach and referee.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the former players he coached.



Remembering Jake Hardison

Jake Hardison has passed away.  Mr. Hardison was instrumental in the growth of Little League Baseball and Softball in the Tidewater area.  His total dedication was evident in his many decades of involvement at various levels:  he began as a coach and manager, served as District 8 Administrator for over 30 years, held a term as Virginia State Little League Coordinator, and organized since 1992 a Challenger event for disabled youth (which has grown into the largest Challenger event held in the world).  Jake’s guidance, leadership and vision will be truly missed.  Our sincerest condolences go out to the entire Hardison family, and his many, many friends.



In Memoriam: Glenn McClanan
Plaza Little League is saddended by the passing of former State Delegate Glenn McClanan.  He and his wife Reba (a former member of City Council) are longtime friends of the league.  Residing near the complex, their two sons (Glenn Jr. and Martin) played in our program.  Glenn and Reba also frequently attended Opening Ceremonies long after their sons graduated from our league.  Plaza Little League sends its deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all of Glenn McClanan's family and friends.