Van Nest Little League: My Site News

Monday, January 26
2015 Season

Tuesday, September 2
Registration Dates for the 2015 Season have been announced!

Monday, June 9
Little League® Urban Initiative Celebrates its 15th Anniversary at Jamborees Around the United States

Wednesday, April 9
Van Nest Little League 58th Opening Day/Mural

Friday, March 21
New Sponsors

Friday, March 21
2nd Annual 50/50 Raffle

Tuesday, February 25
Little League Baseball Bat Resource Page

Thursday, February 13
Van Nest Little League partners with Dick's Sporting Goods

Thursday, November 21
Little League Names New Director of Umpire Development

Thursday, November 21
2014 Little League World Series Dates

Monday, October 14
Van Nest Little League Clubhouse Vandalized

about a month ago we came to find out that our clubouse had been vandalized. News 12 The Bronx came down to speak with board member Joe DeFazio Jr. and show the damage. Click the link to view the video!

Tuesday, October 8
Chris Amarosa talks about Urban Initiative Jamboree

Tuesday, July 30
Steven Manfredi attaends Little League Summer Camp

Friday, July 26
9/10 Year Old New York State Little League Tournament

Hey Fans.....

As many of you may know, Van Nest Little League (D22) has been playing host to the 9/10 Year Old New York State Little League Tournament.  These are the 6 best teams from New York State and are trying to win a spot in the Eastern Region Tournament, which will be held in Cranston, RI. 

We encourage you to come down and check out some games, here is the remainder of the schedule:

Friday 7/26/13:

Losers Bracket - 5:30pm @ Van Nest L.L.

Winners Bracket - 5:30pm @ Bronxchester L.L.


Saturday 7/27/13

Semi-final -  11am @ Van Nest L.L.


Sunday 7/28/13

Championship - 11am @ Van Nest L.L.

Thursday, July 11
2013 Season Recap


What a great year this was for Van Nest Little League!

We had some ...

Thursday, June 13
2013 Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree

This weekend is the Little League Urban Initiative Jamboree and we will be hosting 10 teams from te Tri-State area in a fun weekend tournament.There will be two games Friday night, 6/14 and Saturday & Sunday will be jam packed with games!

Click the link to read up on the Jamboree and be sure to come down a check out some games

Wednesday, May 15
New Website for Little League

Little League has a new updaed website. Click the link to check it you!

Tuesday, April 23
Little League salutes Volunteers

Check out Little Leagus message to Volunteers during National Volunteer Week!

Friday, April 12
Bomb Pop joins Little League

We love Bomb Pops and are happy they are part of Little League National Partners.

Friday, April 12
Little League Urban Initiative Scholarship

Check out this great oppertunity that Little league Urban Initiative is offereing. One lucky winner from each of the 5 regions will win!

Wednesday, April 10
50/50 Raffle Update


Just wanted to update you all on the 50/50 Raffle. As of 4/7/13, the total prize is up to $600 so far.

The tickets are $10 each and only 1,000 tickets were printed!!!

Get your tickets while you can!

Drawing will be held on Field Day, 6/29/13.

Any questions please email us at VANNESTLL@GMAIL.COM


Monday, April 1
Schedule for Opening Day 2013

Good Afternoon All......

We are excited that the season is starting this weekend, so here is a schedule for that day!

Team Pictures - 9am

Opening Day Ceremonies - 10am

Jr Senior Games -

Diana's vs. Pelham Parkway 1 - 10am @ VN

Morris Park Ink vs. Bronxchester 1 - 10am @ BC

Major Games - 

Today Realty vs. Starace - 12n @ VN

Amarosa/Lentini vs. DiSquad - 2p @ VN

Tuesday, March 19
50/50 Raffle Update

Hey All!

We currently have tickets for our 50/50 Raffle on sale now for $10/ticket.

The prize total is already up to $500 and will continue to grow!

Don't miss out on this, get your tickets now!

Drawing will be on Field Day, 6/29/13, and the winner need not be present.

Thanks again and have a great day!

Monday, February 25
2013 Bat Info

This goes out to everyone who is in the market for a new bat.  Be sure to click the link for the latest bat info!

Monday, February 25
Coach's Box - February Edition

Morning All......

Please click the link to check out the Coach's Box Newsletter.


Thursday, February 21
2013 Van Nest/Staten Island Yankees Game Announced

We are pleased to announce that Van Nest will be partnering up with the Staten Island Yankees this year for out 2013 fundraiser game @ Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

Tickets for the event will be sold throughout the season with 100% of the proceeds going back to the children of Van Nest Little League to help keep registration costs low, update player equipment, and toward field work.  

The flyer for this event is located in the handouts section to the left.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at or 718-518-9303. 

Thursday, January 24
Teams selected for the Challenger Exhibition game to be played in Williamsport.

Click the attached link to read the article on who was selected to play in the 2013 Challenger game in Williamsport, PA. 

Thursday, January 24
2013 Season & MORE!

Good Morning,

We at Van Nest Little League hope that you had a very Happy & Healthy Holiday season and New Year!

The weather has been quit strange and we can only hope that the warmer days are an indication of what we will see this spring. With the 2013 season approaching fast, we would just like to send out this correspondence and let you know that we still have a VERY limited number of spaces left.

If you have not registered for the 2013 season yet, we ask that you do so as soon as possible(set up a date & time to do so via Facebook, Twitter, or email). The registration fees are the same as last season ($80 T-ball, $150 Little League, and $200 Jr/Senior League) and that covers the cost of playing, your child's uniform, and a trophy at the end of the season. Also, if you know of anyone that would like to play baseball and is new, please send this email with all of our contact info and fees.

We have a few items that we are very excited to announce to you! As we did in 2011, we will be partnering with the Staten Island Yankees to do another Van Nest Little League fundraising night; details to follow shortly! Van Nest will also be conducting a season long 50/50 raffle, with weekly prize updates, and the final drawing taking place on Field Day; more details to follow as well.

if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter. You can also check out our website, which is listed below; stay tuned as a new design will be coming to it this year.

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you in the Spring.


Van Nest Little League Board

Thursday, September 13
Registration for the 2013 Season

Hello All!

We hope that everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing summer! As many of you know, registration for the 2013 season is approaching fast. The dates and times for registration are as follows:

Saturday & Sunday 9/22 & 9/23 - 10am-1pm

Saturday & Sunday 9/29 & 9/30 - 10am-1pm 

 Registration will be at the club located at 1500 Waters Place. We ask that you bring a copy of your childs birth certificate if they have not played in the league before.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via Facebook, Twitter, or email.


Thanks and have a great day! 

Monday, May 14
Excellent article from the Montreal Gazette

The Montreal Gazette published an article on training for young athletes. They touched on how youth sports are not just fun anymore, but are used as a portal to bigger things. The article also spoke about the pitch count in Little League Baseball. Take a peek and let us know what you think! The link will direct you to Little League's site and then to the Gazette. 

Sunday, April 22
Games for Sunday 4/22

Hey all....

We have cancelled the remainder of the games for Sunday April 22. Please stay tuned for updates on Monday April 23 games. Thank you! 

Tuesday, April 17
Start of the 2012 Season

Good Morning All.....

The 2012 season is underway at Van Nest LL and so far it has been exciting. ...

Monday, March 19
2012 Season

Good Morning Players, Coaches, Fans, and Friends!!!

The weather is chaning and practices have begun and you all know what that means? The start of the 2012 season is upon us. We are very excited for the start of our 56th season and the events that we have lined up for the year!

The season will start on Saturday April 14, 2012 and this will also be picture day. The schedule for the season will be out soon, but it is important that everyone is here on April 14 to have their picture taken. The Opening Day Ceremonies will take place a few weeks after the start of the season.

We have also partnered up with the Staten Island Yankees to do another Fundraising game. The proceeds from the ticket sales and the 50/50 raffle at the game go directly to the children of Van Nest Little League. Please check the calendar section for the date and time. More details, including the flyer, will be sent out shortly. 

 Please be sure to check 'Like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@VanNestLL). If you have any questions feel free to contact us at (718)528-9303,, Facebook, or Twitter.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks.

 Van Nest Little League Board! 

Sunday, March 11
Nike bat update

Hey All.........

Please click the link above for an update on certain Nike Bats.