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Facility Updates
by posted 02/13/2018


Above: Rendering of the future batting cages

We are excited to share news about several facility updates to Nielsen Field for the 2018 Spring Season!  Here is the list of the major projects completed to Westchester’s LL home field:

 

Batting Cages & Bullpens - The most notable upgrade to Nielsen field will be modernized hitting cages and pitching bullpens. These purposely built areas will help develop your child’s throwing skills and plate discipline.


Fresh Grass - The Facilities team have been working tirelessly towards getting the fields in pristine condition prior to the season start. The fruit of their labor will transform Nielsen in to a beautifully manicured park that will elevate the baseball experience for everyone.

While field maintenance is going on we ask that everyone remain off the practice areas and Slugger field until March 17th. Unfortunately this will make practicing and the first week of games for Single A and Double A a bit challenging but worth the wait.  Thank you for bearing with us through the grounds keeping maintenance.


New Field Backstop - Playing in a safe baseball environment is key to evolving your child's skills through the early years of Single A and Double A. In effort to provide a more natural baseball experience, we upgraded the mid-field with a new backstop.

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Opening Day - March 10th
by posted 02/13/2018


Please join us on March 10th to kick off another season of Westchester baseball! Stay tuned for updates related to games schedules and events.

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New Bat Standard for 2018
by posted 02/13/2018


 

As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

New Bat FAQ

 
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Play Ball - Keeping Perspective
by posted 01/26/2017


Free Clinic in Playa Del Rey - Photo by Janete Weinstein

 

“Youth sports have the potential to offer great benefits to your child, but it's up to you to make sure they have a fair chance by keeping your perspective that baseball is just a game.”

 

(WLL) -- Sports can bring out competitiveness in everyone. It can be easy to get caught up in the game and become emotional, especially when your kid is the one in a high-pressure situation like being the batter in the final inning with two outs, runner on third, and it's a tied game.

Parents often take great pride in their children's athletic success when for example, their child gets a hit in this situation, but too often also show negative emotion when their child strikes out. If your athlete's success is linked to your self-esteem as a parent, or maybe if you have high hopes for your child to play at higher levels, then emotional reactions can creep in and become more likely to happen. 

At the end of the day, baseball is just a game, it's supposed to be fun and enjoyable for everyone involved. In a year, it won't matter if someone made an error in the second inning of today's game.

Youth sports have the potential to offer great benefits to your child, but it's up to you to make sure they have a safe environment to participate in this wonderful game. It's not the end-all-be-all, and it definitely isn't your child's job or profession! By keeping the perspective that little league baseball is just games that offers a place for your child to grow then you can stay on track. Youth sports also offer the parent an opportunity to grow as a mentors to your child, so take those moments to build up you kid and encourage your kid when they fall short. Enjoy the game and the benefits, no one is getting paid, yet...

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See you at the yard! 

Coach Alba talking to the athletes - Photo: Janete Weinstein

 

 

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