Avon Grove Area Little League: My Site News

Tuesday, August 26
AGHS Fall Baseball Clinic

AGALL / AGHS Fall Baseball Clinic for 7th - 8th - 9th grade

Baseball players hosted by the AGHS Baseball Coaches.


Tuesday September 2

Wednesday, September 3

Thursday September 4


Avon Grove High Varsity Baseball field


5:30–7:30 PM. Please arrive by 5:15 pm


This clinic is for players of all skill levels playing on 90’ field

Fundamentals for playing on the 90’ field will be taught by AGHS Coach Dave Whitcraft and his staff.


Dave Whitcraft –  AGHS Varsity Head Coach and former University of Delaware player

Robin Prescott – AGHS Asst. Varsity Coach

Bob Powell – AGHS Asst. Varsity Coach

Jay McGehean – Avon Grove JV Head Coach and former college player

Tim Rector – Avon Grove 8th Grade Coach and former college player

Mike Smith – Avon Grove 7th Grade Coach

John Hashagen – former Avon Grove player and coach.


 Cost is $60.00 per person

Please mail payments to: Avon Grove Area Little League, P.O. Box 70, West Grove, PA  19390. Make checks payable to Avon Grove Area Little League. Payments will also be accepted at the field.

Contact:  Dave Whitcraft dwhitgoall@aol.com with any questions.  

  Proceeds benefit the Avon Grove Area Little League. 

Handout: AGHS Fall Baseball Clinic

Friday, August 29
AGALL & ASBA Fall Skill Clinic

 Avon Grove LL / ASBA Skills Clinic

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm  

For ages 8 - 12                                                     

Free Clinic

Do you want to show your skills, while learning the proper positional mechanics, in a fun, competitive environment? Register for the FREE Avon Grove Little League Skills Clinic being hosted at All-Star Baseball Academy’s West Chester location on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:45 pm. 
The skills clinic will be conducted by ASBA’s experienced staff, and players will go through five competition stations: baserunning, bunting, fielding, hitting and pitching. Prior to each station,  
players will be instructed about the fundamentals of the aforementioned baseball skills. Each age 
group will have one overall winner, and they will win an ASBA Hitting Membership to use next spring.

Also, every player who registers for the clinic will receive a 30-minute private evaluation to schedule 
by the end of November 2014. For more information or to register, please call 610-399-8050.

Handout: AGALl & ASBA Fall Skill Clinic

Saturday, July 26
2014 AGALL Fall Ball Registration

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AGALL Fall Ball 

Registration Information


All ages are as of 4/30/2015 for baseball and 12/31/2014 for softball.


Fall season runs from the week after Labor Day till the last weekend in Oct.



Please see the link below to Register online.


Tee Ball ages 5-6

Coach Pitch ages 6-7

Baseball Minors ages 8-10

Baseball Majors ages 10-12

Baseball Juniors ages 12-14

Baseball Seniors ages 14-16

Baseball Big League ages 16-18

Softball Minors ages 8-10

Softball Majors ages 10-12

Softball Juniors ages 12-16






  • T-Ball - Majors  $95.00
  • Juniors / Seniors / Bigs  $135.00


  • Rookies  - Majors  $95.00
  • Juniors/Seniors - $135.00





 AGALL 2014 Fall Ball Registration



*Softball registration will be open from 7/26 through 8/26*


**Baseball registration will be open until 9/2/14**

Sunday, January 26
2014 AGALL Sponsorship Opportunities

Avon Grove Area Little League Sponsorship Program 2014

There are a few great ways to support your local little league through sponsorship. Please the document in handouts for sponsorship opportunites. 

Please contact the following AGALL BOD Members with any questions.

Liz Yannie at yannieelizabeth@msn.com

Matt Deckman at deckman_22@hotmail.com


Thank you for your support of AGALL 

Handout: 2014 AGALL Sponsorship

Thursday, March 21
Volunteer Application Form

ATTN: ALL Volunteers

If you will be a volunteer in the concession stand, manager, coach or will be on the field assisting your child's manager/coaches you MUST complete the 2013 Volunteer form to have a back ground completed. It is mandatory to have a back check for any volunteer interacting with children in AGALL.

In addition you have to provide your SS# for Lexis Nexus to run your background report. Please include your SS number and a photo id with the volunteer form. You can email the form and a copy of your ID to Missy Dixson, AGALL Safety Officer, at dixson6@verizon.net. If you can't e-mail the completed documents to Jackie Stenta please either mail them to the address provided below or hand them to your child's manager

The volunteer form will be destroyed after the back ground check is completed.  

If you don't provide your SS# you will not be able to volunteer in any capacity that involves interaction with the children playing baseball or softball in AGALL.

Thank You


c/o Missy Dixson
PO Box 70
West Grove, Pa 19390


Handout: Volunteer Application Form

Wednesday, October 16
Little League International Parents Connection Newsletter Oct 2013
Little League International has a great new resource (The Parent Connection Newsletter) for parents of children ...

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AG 12U Softball 2013 PA State Champs
Monday, July 15
AG 12U Softball - 2013 PA LL STATE CHAMPS!

Congratulations AG 12U Softball 

2013 PA State Little League Champions.


AGALL is very proud of what you have accomplished.

2013 AG 10U Softball
Wednesday, July 10
AG 10U Softball Team - D28 Runner Up.

Congratulations Avon Grove 10U Softball team for finishing second in the 2013 PA LL D28 10U Softball Tournament. Great job ladies.

AG 9U 2013 D28 Champs
Friday, July 19
Avon Grove 9U Baseball - PA LL D28 Champions

Congratulations to Avon Grove LL 9U Baseball team - 2013 PA LL D28 Champions.


Fantastic Job!!! 

2013 AG 11U Softball
Wednesday, July 10
AG 11U Softball Team - D28 Runner Up.

Congratulations AG 11U Softball team for finishing in second in the

2013 PA LL D28 11U Softball Tournament.  Great job ladies.

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Wednesday, July 3
Avon Grove 12U Softball - 2013 PA D28 Champs.
Congratulations Avon Grove 12U Softball team for wininng the
PA Little League D28 Championship.

Wednesday, June 26
2013 AG Minor C Champions - Padres
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2013 Minor C Champs - Padres

Congratulations to the Padres for winning the 2013

AG Minor C Championship.

Great job Boys.

2013 AG Juniors Champs
2013 Juniors Regular Season Champs
Wednesday, June 26
2013 AG Juniors team 1 Champs

Congratulations to Avon Grove Juniors Team 1

2013 Juniors Regular Season Champs.

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Friday, June 7
Rams -2013 Majors Champions

Congratulations to the Rams on winning the

2013 Baseball Majors Division. 

Great Job Rams!

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2013 Minor A Champs - Indians
Wednesday, June 19
Indians 2013 Minor A Baseball Champions

Congratulations to the Indians for winning the Championship of Minor A Baseball Division this season.

Front Row L-R = Spenser Woodward, Nicky Sciottio, Ethan Kozi, Trent Bonner, Josh Pandek,
Back row L-R = Manager Tony Borleis, Landin LeFrance, Max Haas, Hunter Bailey, Jackson Daly, John D’Ambrosio, Jacob Schroeder, Sal Borleis

15-3 Season record.

Thursday, April 5
Little League International has updated the format of the Licensed Bat List
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April 4, 2012


Dear Little League Baseball District Administrators, and League Presidents:


In an effort to provide more reader-friendly content, Little League International has "refreshed" the Little League-Approved 2 ¼ Bat List in PDF format.


While no changes have been made to the content of the list, the organization of the list itself has received a facelift, which will assist in locating and identifying the various bats.


The "refreshed" list includes all licensed models organized by manufacturer, including those composite barrel bats that have received a waiver from the composite-barreled bat moratorium.


The old version of the list organized the bat models based on their composition (i.e. Alloy, Composite, Composite Handle/Alloy Barrel), while this "refreshed" version of the list not only provides you with a description of the composition of each bat's barrel and handle, but it lists the licensed bat models based on their manufacturer (i.e. Anderson, COMBAT, Demarini, Easton, etc.).


Earlier this year, Little League International introduced a new mobile-friendly webpage for the bat list: http://www.LittleLeague.org/BatList. The page is designed to scale to the various screen sizes available on mobile devices.


The webpage provides a current listing of licensed baseball bats with a 2 1/4 inch maximum diameter that are currently approved for use in the baseball divisions of Little League (Majors Division and below).


The combination of the mobile-friendly webpage and the "refreshed" bat list in PDF are intended to provide users with a better overall experience while searching for Little League-approved bat information, whether at home, work, or on the go with a mobile device.


Thank you for your feedback.



Little League International
P.O. Box 3485
539 US Route 15 Hwy
Williamsport, PA 17701-0485

Phone: 570-326-1921

Fax: 570-326-1074

Monday, May 16
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Friday, January 13
Little League International Announces Bat Rules Changes for 2012 Season
By Communications Division
November 2, 2011
In an effort to provide timely information on bat rules, Little League International today announced the bat specifications and standards for the 2012 season. Here are the highlights, followed by the actual text of the 2012 baseball bat rules:
  • For the Little League Major Baseball Division and below: The moratorium on composite-barreled baseball bats remains in effect. However, some composite-barreled baseball bats that have been proven in laboratory testing to meet the BPF (Bat Performance Factor) standard throughout the life of the bat, through the Accelerated Break-In (ABI) process, have received waivers. That list is here: Licensed/Approved Composite 2 1/4 Bats.
Note that in the Little League Majors Baseball Division and below, there is no limit on the “drop” weight of any bat.
  • For Junior League Baseball: The rule was updated to reflect the changes that were anticipated and published two years ago regarding bats with 2 5/8 inch barrels. As a result, composite-barreled baseball bats in this division, regardless of barrel size, must meet BBCOR (Batted Ball Co-Efficient of Restitution) standards, and must be so labeled. Note that all composite-barreled baseball bats that meet the BBCOR standard have a “drop” of no more than
  • than “minus-3.” However, in the Junior League Baseball division, bats that do not have composite materials in the barrel (i.e., all metal, all alloy, all wood), and meet all other applicable standards, can have ANY drop weight. Bats with a barrel of less than 2 5/8 inches also can be used in the Junior League Baseball Division, but must still comply with all other specifications noted.
  • For Senior League Baseball and Big League Baseball: The rule was updated to reflect the changes that were anticipated and published two years ago regarding bats with 2 5/8 inch barrels. As a result, all bats with non-wood barrels must meet BBCOR (Batted Ball Co-Efficient of Restitution) standards, and must be so labeled. Because all BBCOR bats have a “drop” of no more than “minus-3,” this means all non-wood bats in these divisions must have a drop of no more than minus-3.
  • Tamper-Evident Bats: Because the technology to create bats that show evidence of tampering is not yet available, this aspect of the rules that was anticipated and published two years ago, and again last year, will not apply in 2012.
  • Penalty for Use of an Illegal Bat: Previously, the penalty for the use of an illegal bat was simply to remove the bat from the game. In 2012, the penalty has been increased as noted in the rules below.
  • Definition of an Illegal Bat: To narrow the definition of an illegal bat, a new entry was added to Rule 2.00, specifically describing an illegal bat for the purposes of imposing the penalty. As a result, the definition includes altered bats, but excludes a bat that: is no longer smooth because of normal use; is cracked or dented because of normal use; has a handle that has a smaller diameter than the measurement noted in the specifications; or, has material on the grip (or no material) that does not meet the specifications.
  • Softball: All rules regarding bats in all softball divisions remain the same as in 2011. The moratorium on composite-barreled bats does not apply to softball.
  • Licensed Bats: As it has for decades, Little League is publishing a list of licensed bats, all of which have a barrel diameter of 2 1/4 inches. This is not a list of all bats that can be used. As long as the bat meets all the specifications and standards for the specific division of play in question, it need not carry the Little League trademark. (Note that Little League does not license any bats with a diameter of 2 5/8 inches.) The list of licensed 2 1/4 bats can be downloaded as a PDF here: All Licensed 2 1/4 Bats.
The rules regarding baseball bats for 2012 are:Rule 1.10 - Baseball - The bat must be a baseball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards.Little League (Majors) and below: it shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less; EXCEPTION: For the 2011-2012 Little League (Majors) and below, for regular season play and Tournament, composite bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International.A list of approved and licensed composite bats can be found on the Little League website at www.littleleague.org.Junior League: it shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.Senior/Big League: it shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.In all divisions, wood bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding sixteen (16) inches (18 inches for Junior/Senior/Big League baseball) from the small end. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited. NOTE 1: Junior/Senior/Big League: The 2 3/4 inch in diameter bat is not allowed in any division.NOTE 2: The traditional batting donut is not permissibleNOTE 3: The bat may carry the mark “Little League Tee Ball.”NOTE 4: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼ inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Tee Ball, Minor League and Little League Baseball divisions. The 2 5/8 inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Junior, Senior and Big League divisions of baseball.NOTE 5: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play. Penalty – See Rule – 6.06 (d). Rule 2.00 Definition of Illegal Bat
Illegal Bat – An Illegal bat is a bat that has been altered or a bat that is not approved for play because it does not meet specifications with regard to length, weight, barrel diameter, labeling or performance standard for the division in which it is used.
Rule 6.06 – Baseball - The batter is out for illegal action when –
(d) The batter enters the batter’s box with an illegal bat (see bat specifications Rule 1.10) or is discovered having used an illegal bat.
Note: If the infraction is discovered before the next pitch following the turn at bat of the player who used an illegal bat -
  1. The manager of the defense may advise the plate umpire of a decision to decline the penalty and accept the play. Such election shall be made immediately at the end of the play.
  2. For the first violation, the offensive team will lose one eligible adult base coach for the duration of the game.
  3. For the second violation, the manager of the team will be ejected from the game. Any subsequent violation will result in the newly designated manager being ejected.

Thursday, January 19
Baseball Bat Information Page available on Little League website
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January 18, 2012


Dear Little League Parents, Coaches, Umpires and Local League and District Volunteers:


As you take to the field this season, Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, which is available through the Little League website.


Click here to find the latest bat information, including the 2012 Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers.


If there is a bat-related issue that requires an explanation the answer is just a click away.


You are encouraged to you use this resource, and refer to it often to review the latest information.



Little League International
P.O. Box 3485
539 US Route 15 Hwy
Williamsport, PA 17701-0485

Phone: 570-326-1921

Fax: 570-326-1074

Monday, March 12
Non-Compliance of Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BT0636
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DATE:         March 9, 2012 


TO:               All District and Local League Personnel



FROM:        Patrick Wilson

                    Senior Vice President, Operations and Program Development



SUBJECT:  Non-Compliance of Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BT0636



Little League Baseball, Incorporated has been informed that Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BT0636 has failed recent performance standard compliance testing.


Effective immediately, Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BT0636, including all graphic variations, is not eligible, or approved, for use in any Little League program or activity.


 To view photos of the bats, Click Here.




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