Paradise Hills Little League ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico USA: Welcome

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The fields are located at 9801 La Paz Dr NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
La Paz is inbetween Unser and Universe just off of Paradise. We're right across the street from James Monroe Middle School. If you live or go to school inside these boundaries: Paseo Del Norte to the South, Golf Course Rd to the East and the county lines to the West and North you may play with us in the Spring season.

 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 66708, Albuquerque, NM 87193-6703
Tel. 505-792-3144
 Voice message only.

A Member of New Mexico District 8 Little League

Mike Vigil - President 

Email is much easier for the league to respond to:

Email all Questions, Comments and Suggestions to info@paradisehillsLL.com
 

Welcome To Paradise Hills Little League!

Home of the 2014 11-Year old Major Baseball State Champions!

  

What's Happening at PHLL?

 

ALL STAR PLAYER AND COACH'S COMMITMENT LETTERS

Exciting times are right around the corner! Please see Forms and Documents for your copy of the all star coach and player commitment letters! All minor division players and above must fill one out and select either accept or decline to add or leave player's name off of All Star Ballot! By getting all players to turn one in it insures no one is left off the ballot. Thank You!

Weather and Cancellations

PHLL has had a few more rainouts than in a normal spring season so we will try as hard as possible to get the games played as scheduled. If we have to sit around and wait to get started (rain and lightning to pass) we need to give it a chance. Please be patient with league officials as we try to play the minimum games required in order for our boys and girls to be all star eligible. Thank You!

Managers, Coaches and Parents please remember the PHLL weather policy regarding weather and possible game cancellations. A board member will check the fields and determine whether the fields are too wet to play on, if they are, the website will announce this on the home page by 4pm M-F and 2 hours before games start on Saturday. If you are in an area that is raining do not assume the fields are wet and unplayable. If they are, the website will announce this and the managers will send an email to parents one hour before game time if we are cancelling games. See weather policy section for more details.

Annual General Membership Meeting

Mark your calendars for Monday, June 15th as the Paradise Hills Board of Directors hosts the 2015 General Membership Meeting at St Jude Thaddeus Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW. Meeting is 6:30 to 8pm. League news will be communicated by the league president, vice president, coaches coordinator and treasurer about different league topics of concern. All parents and players are welcome but most importantly we need all members such as managers, coaches, team parents, umpires of record and all official league volunteers of record 18 and over to come out and be counted as we need a quorum of members for voting purposes. We will also have the all star teams' player names posted on a wall near the entrance.

Baseball Camp on the Westside

Hello Paradise LL Parents/Players,

We are once again having our Volcano Vista baseball camp May 26th-28th. We have 2 camps this year. The morning session (8:30-12:00) is for ages 6-12. The afternoon session (1:00-4:00) is for ages 13-18. The cost of the morning session is $85, and the afternoon session cost is $75. I have attached a camp flyer (6-12). (see forms and documents). You may register online at www.vvhscamps.org/baseball or register the morning of the camp. There are sibling and team discounts available. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Kevin Andersh at 505-331-8040. Hope to see you there.

Coach Andersh 

Baseball Camp on the WestSide

June 1st - 3rd at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. Please copy and paste link for the flyer with details like cost, skills covered, discounts and registration form! http://www.clevelandhsbaseball.com/camps.html

 

A Few Reminders to All Parents and Fans:

The Board of Directors (Vice President of Nagging) wants everyone to be reminded of some basic little league park rules such as:

1. Rookie coaches/team parents please remember to have your home plate umpire don full umpire gear supplied by the league and available in the Umpire's room in the league office. See note in managers/coaches section from safety officer Dan Hibben. If ump doesn't want to put on all home plate gear he/she is welcome to call pitches from behind the pitching machine. Thanks!

2. There is No Smoking on LL grounds. Also, if you chew tobacco, please leave your chew and your spit bottle in your vehicle. It is against our league rules and parents have complained to board members on duty that on-field coaches were chewing and spitting as they coach games (see message below from Bernalillo County).

3.There are no unauthorized persons of any age allowed in dugouts during games including a 3 adult maximum for Rookies and above. All coaches with background checks completed and badges issued.

4. Parents and coaches please remember to abide by the parents code of conduct you signed in your child's registration packet. Please advise your guests of these basic rules of decorum if they are exhibiting negative behavior.

5. Coaches please make every effort to be present for your mandatory umpiring assignment. If you can't make it you need to find a replacement Ump.

6. Please remember that bubble and/or chewing gum is NOT ALLOWED on or around the turf fields as this is some of the hardest foreign material to remove from artificial turf!

7. Parents please help us keep our Little League looking as great as it did after field cleanup day. We need your help by keeping your little ones from "redecorating" the open area near field #3 and the concession stand by insisting they leave the 4 inch boulder rocks where they lay (in the PH pattern our field day volunteers shaped them in).

8. Fans of all ages, Please remember to cut the volunteer umpires some slack by allowing them do their job without interference from the stands. Several LL umps are 1st year officials and are out there becuase there is a mandatory rule for all coaches to take their turn umping games. If you would like to help out umpiring please contact James Joyce at umpire@paradisehillsLL.com and he can talk to you about volunteering in this capacity. Thanks!

And last, but most importantly, since we installed our 2 new fields we have become a NO Shelled Seed/Nut Facility (includes sunflower, pinon, pumpkin, peanut, pistachio). Shells from the junior, softball or teeball fields will blow onto these fields and shorten the life of the turf dramatically. According to another local little league, it costs around $12,500 to properly clean their full sized Major and Softball fields...each. So to translate that to our league, our two half-turfed fields would cost about $6000 each to properly remove shells and restore to original condition and we just don't have that kind of money in the bank. Thank You Very Much!

Badges?? Who Needs a PHLL Badge?

All LL volunteers need a PHLL badge! Please come by the office for your LL Volunteer badge if you are an approved volunteer (background check completed). A board member should be able to take your picture and print out a badge in a few minutes.

 

A Special Thank You to all our awesome sponsors of the Annual PHLL Clean up day. As a thank you we would like to add your business logo to the website. Please email a gif or a jpg file with your company name/logo to information@paradisehillsLL.com and we will put your business on the little league website!

Thanks to 4Rivers, Sunstate, Security Source & Ewing Irrigation for all the equipment and manpower donations for another successful Field Cleanup day! You really helped make a significant difference this year!

 

Early Allstar Information

Please be advised of the following dates as All Stars requires all players to attend all practices and games. Only illnesses are excused. Please plan summer vacations before allstars begins. End of season tournaments are not mandatory but preferable by managers. The minor and major baseball end of season tournaments are tentatively scheduled to start on 5/28 and end on 6/9. These dates are subject to change depending on weather or makeup games throughout the season. All Stars starts on June 15th and could run through the end of July or longer (let's hope).

Thank You, Mike A. Vigil 

  Interleague Rules are Posted in Forms and Documents

Please click on Forms and Documents to view your division's Interleague Rules. Pay special attention to the top paragraph where divisions have strict no-show policies including elimination from interleague play.

    

The January 2015 PHLL Newsletter is now available! Click on PHLL News to see it and download it! 

Please be advised of the new baseball age determination date of December 31st for players born on or after January 1, 2006 and who will turn 4 - 9 during the 2015 calendar year. LL decided to phase in TBall through first year minors only. Softball divisions already use this format.

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/newsletters/CBNewsletter/2014/cbnov14/newplayerage.htm  

All baseball players born before January 1, 2006 will keep their April 30th determination date for the remainder of their LL careers. So, whatever age you are on that date is your league age for the current season.


The Sun will be setting a little later everyday. Here's a link for the latest sunrise and sunset times:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=394

  A message from Bernalillo County:

Please remember that all tobacco products are banned for usage on Little League grounds (Bernalillo county property). This includes all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco. Little League International has added E-cigs, vapor cigarettes and similar products this year. At this time, the parking lot is still ok to smoke in. Please stay a minimum of 50 feet from all field entrances. Thank You!



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Volunteering can be your gift to the PHLL community. Please consider volunteering your time to this year's spring season. There are many ways for you to participate in your Little League. A few ways to volunteer and are most common include board member, managing, assistant coaching, concession stand parent (could use more of these), team parents, umpiring, groundskeeping (field maintenance before and after games), just to name a few.

Volunteer Quote of the Season: 

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. Those who can do EVEN more...They become Little League Board Members.  ~Authors Unknown