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Last Chance! Online Registration For Special Needs Baseball Ends Tonight (includes discount code for new members)!

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Passing along this important message from Head Coach Jim:
Reminder:  Today is last day for on-line sign-up!
Little League will allow us to continue our long-standing tradition of accepting and processing paper applications on the field at start of season (and during the season).  But… online is a lot easier on everyone who makes this all-volunteer organization run.
Please: Go to www.westsidebaseball.org and REGISTER NOW!
PS:  Only if you are in Challenger division and new to Little League, you can automatically waive the $75 late fee by using code WSLL75

West Side Little League – Special Needs Baseball Registration Opens Soon!

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Thinking about Christmas already? How about Spring 2012? Even though it doesn’t start for a while, WSLL registration opens up online December 1st and goes through January 31st, 2012. Early registration is encouraged because spots do tend to fill up fast. Remember to select the Challenger division for special needs players.

This will be James’s 4th season, and is one of my favorites because of the beautiful location. The Challenger division meets at the Boat Basin fields of Riverside Park, right next to the Boat Basin Cafe and lots of boats (go figure). A scenic, pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon when the weather starts to change over!

WEST SIDE LITTLE LEAGUE – SPRING 2012

WSLL SPRING 2012 REGISTRATION
OPENS: Thursday, December 1st, 2011
ENDS: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 10pm.
REGISTRATION IS ON-LINE ONLY.

The Registration Fee is $150, which must be paid by credit card. The fee helps cover the cost of uniforms (jersey, baseball pants, socks and cap), team equipment, balls, professional umpires, field prep supplies, charter and insurance. Players must provide their own mitts.
A LATE FEE of $75 will apply to anyone who does not register ON-LINE during the designated registration period.

Full and partial SCHOLARSHIPS are available. If you are requesting a scholarship please contact the Registrar at info@westsidebaseball.org for the Scholarship Code BEFORE going On-Line to register.

Roster slots are limited. Returning WSLL players who register ON TIME and ON-LINE receive priority over new players but we recommend that everyone register as early as possible.

Do NOT Register if you already know that your child will have to miss more than two games during the season.

Contact Info@WestsideBaseball.org with any questions.

Information on Player Assignment and Particicpation.

Tentative Schedule and Field Assignment

First Foorce Meeting October 21, 9am: Extracurricular and Social Activities with Special Guest Speakers

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Hooray – the first Cafe 163 meeting is next month and I am finally organized enough to tell you about what to expect! On October 21st at 9am, I can’t wait to welcome two special guests who will speak about some incredible opportunities for special needs students and their families this year.

Ken McGrory is returning this year to talk about the Save Haven basketball league – come hear him discuss what’s new this year! The  Champions division is now in its 12th year and is open to all children with special needs. The boys and girls, aged 6 to 22, have different issues including ADD, ADHD, Autism, emotional issues, and various physical challenges. The division is split into four groups, flexibly based upon age, ability, social considerations, maturity and size factors. The division is primarily operated by parent volunteers and buddies. Buddies are volunteers (including high school kids and adults) who come out and work directly with the children in building their skills and their self esteem. The division has grown from its original season of approximately 20 players to over 80 players at this time. It has been a fantastic experience for James, not to mention a way to burn some energy and calories during the colder months.

In addition, I am thrilled to announce that Karen Lewis will be speaking at Cafe 163 for the first time. Karen Lewis is the director of Achilles Kids, a free running, walking and rolling program for children with all types of disabilities that is a part of Achilles International. As director, Lewis is responsible for coordinating year-round Achilles Kids weekend events, managing a large portion of Achilles Kids’ PR for both general promotion and specific events and administering more than 150 school chapters of Achilles Kids in New York, where the organization is based. This is especially family-friendly as many weekend events include typical siblings and parents, too! A great way for everyone to get out and about together on Saturdays, not to mention a way to exercise as a family!

In addition to our two amazing speakers, information will be available for:

Sunday Circle, a 2-hour drop off program filled with fun and exciting activities. Parents have the opportunity to drop off their child and enjoy time out while their child has a blast in a trustworthy environment. Sunday Circles allow you to leave your child in the loving hands of qualified professionals and one-on-one teen friends. FREE

West Side Little League, Challenger division, Spring 2012 (special needs baseball).

Cub Scouts/ Boy Scouts, inclusive environments for special needs boys.

Plus more on peer/buddy programs, art classes, cooking instruction, respite opportunities, exercise programs, bowling, swimming lessons, martial arts, and private/group music lessons for the special needs community.

The meeting on October 21st will begin at 9am and will last approximately 1 hour. As of right now, the plan is to meet in the auditorium of PS 163 on W. 97th and Amsterdam. As always, feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have questions.

There will be special handouts, Foorce slogan contest info (see post), and a 2011 event calendar passed out at the meeting. I’m really hoping for and looking forward to an even bigger turnout than last year, and can’t wait to see everyone again!