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Thursday, April 10
2014 Sportsmanship Awards
Managers, it’s time to select your 2014 Sportsmanship Award recipients! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 26.

Please read the following guidelines to assist you in making your decision; and take time to reflect on the words you will write to describe your player, as your words will be read out loud to everyone in attendance. You will be giving our kids a treasured memory for the rest of their lives.

Little League coaches make a tremendous impact on the lives of their players and have the ability to instill self-worth, confidence and life skills that players carry for years to follow. Here are a few guidelines to consider:

- Sportsmanship is not defined by talent or skill sets but character, attitude, and hustle.
- Who gives encouragement through failures?
- Who is coachable, bringing a positive energy to practices and games?
- Who is dedicated to the team?

Please provide your player’s name and completed OVLL Sportsmanship Nomination Form to Joy Madole by April 21. You may email Joy at joymadole.hw@gmail.com or you may print and place the form in Joy’s folder in the snack bar. For questions, contact Joy at 714-402-6222.

As we celebrate the true spirit of sports and competition, please join us on April 26 to honor our kids as they receive their award.

Thursday, April 10
LLBB Passes League Age Rule with Three-Year Implementation Period
“Your letters to Little League were heard” were the words from our District Administrator who attended the Little League Baseball International Congress that convened this past weekend in Minneapolis. "Item 2" on the Congress agenda involved a rule change to the league age determination date, extending the date to Dec. 31. The proposed rule change was passed.

Prior to the vote, the Congress was overwhelmed by letters, emails and phone calls from parents across the country, especially from our own West Region District 62, urging the delegates to vote against the rule change. Little League President and CEO Stephen Keener acknowledged the amount of concern expressed from parents regarding the rule change. As a result, the delegates voted on and passed an amendment to the rule change that it would not go into effect until after a three-year transition period.

• The new league age rule goes into effect in 2018
• League age is the age that your child is at any time in the calendar year regardless if it falls in the spring season or not
• In other words, if your child’s birthday is after May 1, that is the “league age” of your child for the spring season that same year
• So 11 year olds who turn 12 after May 1, are now league age 12 for that spring season, playing their 12 year old year as an 11 year old
• International countries have been playing under this rule. The rule change brings the US into conformity with other countries

“I’d like to thank all of our families who wrote to Little League Baseball to express your concerns about the rule change,” said Toby Reece, Ocean View Little League president. “Your voices made a tremendous impact on the decision by the Congress to, at least, amend the rule with a three-year period before the change goes into effect. Though we are very disappointed with the rule change, we are already working on a solution that will enable our league age 13 year olds to continue playing at Ocean View.”

For more info, go to the Little League Baseball Website: http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2014/January-April/2014CongressVotingResults.htm 

2014 Sponsorship/Fundraising
OVLL has opportunities for local merchants, businesses and individuals to sponsor our league. Thanks to all our sponsors for your generous support! For more info on how to contribute to our league, go to the Sponsors page of our Website.

Sponsorship Letter

Sponsorship Options

OVLL Discount Card

OVLL Team Banner

Lifeletics Skills Clinics
Lifeletics is offering its professional skill clinics for players in all areas of development.  The staff of Lifeletics teaches kids baseball in a fun and positive learning environment to develop players through a fundamentals method. There are various clinics and dates to choose from:

Four Sessions
Beginning Baseball  Apr 2-Apr 30
Hitting Clinic  Apr 1-Apr 29
Pitching Clinic  Apr 3-May 1
Catching Clinic  Mar 31-Apr 28
$99 (single)

Spring Break Camp
April 14-17
$169 (single); $299 (siblings)

Summer Camp
Weeks of July 28, August 4, and August 11
$199 (one week), Buy 2 weeks get 3rd free

To register, go to: http://lifeletics.com/registration/
For more info, contact Lifeletics at: team@lifeletics.com, 714-843-1989 or www.lifeletics.com

Wednesday, April 9
Cardiac Screenings April 26 at OVHS
You’ve read the headlines: a young athlete dies from a sudden cardiac arrest while playing a sport. But did you know that a young athlete dies every three days in the US from sudden cardiac arrest? A tragedy that, for the most part, is preventable through early detection.


OVLL is supporting non-profit organization Heartfelt Cardiac Projects that will offer cardiac screenings for kids and their families. On April 26, at Ocean View High School, for only $85 (a value of $1,500 of professional diagnostic services) individuals ages five and up will receive a comprehensive cardiac evaluation to pre-screen for this life-threatening condition.


For more info or to sign up for an appointment, view the Cardiac Screening Flyer

Tuesday, February 25
Opening Day Celebration Kicks Off 2014 Spring Season

Thursday, July 18
2013 Section 10 Champions

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