From a Proud Sponsor of GLL,Kreuger’s Baseball & Pitching School
2019Baseball- Softball Character Camp
When-Where: July 22-26 from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. M-F.
Grandville Little League fields (A block west on 38th from Wilson to Aaron …map at website…approximately 3777 Aaron, Grandville, MI)
Who: 7-13 years (Bring your bat, glove, & spikes/sneakers & water bottle)
Cost: $135 per player… $250 for two (Bring a friend = reduced price of $125 each!)
*Note: Training may be cancelled for inclement weather & will be posted at entrance..
Former major leaguersRick Kreuger (Boston Red Sox), Rob Ellis (Milwaukee Brewers), and High School Hall of Fame coach, Ron Engels, will head up the instruction on offensive and defensive baseball skills. Leading the softball instruction is Sarah Kreuger (former Cornerstone player and Calvin Christian coach) and Paul Myers (Pro pitching coach). A few Whitecap players and other special guests are scheduled to share their faith. Our character trait will be taught from a non-denominational, Christ centered perspective with examples from the Bible, Nature, and the sport itself ). No rain make-ups. Pizza & Gatorade for lunch only on Friday. Bring a change of clothes for our camp ending “Wet & Wild” Friday with Gifts!
Sign Up: Visit our web site at www.kreugerbaseball.com and fill out automatic “Application” (Top of Home Page). Mail in non-refundable $25 deposit per player to: Rick Kreuger, 4664 Sheldon Ct., Hudsonville, MI 49426. You will be notified in 48 hours if camp is full…72 player limit. Camp Director/Rick Kreuger at (616)293-3773 or backup number Mrs. Kreuger at (616)828-8910.
Private/Semi-Private Training: Kreuger Pitching Facility: The “Dugout” used by the X-Factor group; 2649 Edwards, Jenison, MI. Personal training with Video Analysis
I thought I would send a little note on what to expect and other items that the board feel are important for the season. Please read the entire email especially for new families this year.
SWINGING BATS IN OPEN AREAS/GRASS FIELDS
There will be NO bat swinging allowed anywhere outside of the fields/batting cages this year. This includes fungo bats, hitting sticks and so on. This will be enforced heavily this year.
WEATHER DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
We will do our best to make the call by 4:30PM each day on whether the games will be canceled. But we live in Michigan and we all know how the weather can change on the fly. If we do indeed cancel games, everyone affected will get an email and/or text stating that game has been canceled. The field status on the main page will be turned to Closed and we will put something on the floating marquee stating games are canceled. We will also post on the Facebook Page. If you also see a RED flag flying on the flagpole that also means that the fields are closed. This includes practicing on them.
If games are playing and we are then hit with weather, the field director on duty will make the call on whether we are in a delay or cancel the games. We will make an announcement on the PA system. For the games on Field 1,2,3,4 we know that it can be VERY hard to hear sometimes depending on the wind. Please make note that if you see other players leaving their fields to get off yours as well.
Dale Wagner Park is privately owned and has a NO PET RULE. Please do not make the field director tell you that you have to put your animal in the car. Please tell Grandparents and other relatives that animals cannot be at the park. There are signs posted on this as well. Note that the field director does have the authority to ask a person the leave the complex if they do not follow instructions on this.
We are a tobacco free facility. This also includes Vapor/E-Cigs
(I stole the above image, but it is too good to not post)
All of our Managers and Coaches and Board members are volunteers. They will have put in countless hours before, during and after the season to ensure your son/daughter(s) have an enjoyable time during the season. With that said we know you may not agree with everything they do but please keep it respectful with your disagreements. Remember if it wasn't for them the season never starts.
Please understand that in our lower divisions the umpires are learning on the fly. They WILL make mistakes. Parents please do not badger them from the stands on calls you do not agree with. This also applies to Managers and Coaches.
The image below shows the layout of the fields.
Please note that the lights will get turned on the fields that have them at 7pm. All other games will be completed at OFFICIAL SUNSET TIME FOR THAT DAY! All current at bats will be completed and if that ends the game then that is the official score. If the innning is still alive after the drop dead time, the score will revert to the end of the previous inning.
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This year every board member, manager and coach had to take a concussion guidelines session. In case of an injury to the head and the manager or coach deem the player to have a concussion or have concussion symptoms they will be removed from the game IMMEDIATELY and cannot play again until they get a signed note from their doctor. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this. Parents, this is for their safety and you can complain and try to get them back on the field all you want they will not be allowed before we get a doctor slip. This is a new Michigan mandate that we must follow.
Please try to keep your kids from playing in the trees. We don't need them falling out of them. Please do not allow them to throw balls against the dugouts as well.
We have new fences that were installed in 2015 on Fields 1, 8, 10, 11. PLEASE KEEP YOUR KIDS FROM CLIMBING ON FENCES. Do NOT let them hop over the fences to get on the fields quicker.
DRIVING and PARKING
Please note that the speed limit is 5MPH in the park. Kids can and WILL run out from between cars. Please keep your eyes open and obey the speed limit. Also, in years past it has been common for cars to stop by the turn and let kids out. Please do not do this anymore, it creates a massive backup each time. Please park your car and them let people out.
Sunrise Ministries (church across the street) has been kind enough to let us park at their lot. If we see you parked on their grass you will get called out on the PA System and asked to remove the car right away.
The person you see each night on the golf cart is the field director on duty that night. They will handle all complaints. They are in charge. If they call a game due to darkness or other rules do not badger them.
This might seem like a lot but we do this at the beginning of each year and we feel this will be a good way to get everyone back on the same page with our rules. But in the end we are here for the kids and the GLL Board hopes this season will be the best one yet!
Welcome to the 2019 Little League Season! It’s hard to believe we are gearing up for another fun season at the ballpark! I hope you are as excited as we the Georgetown Little League Board are for this upcoming season! Teams are formed, uniforms ordered and practices are getting underway!
First and foremost, I want to thank all the people who have volunteered this year for our Little League. With just shy of 1300 kids, we recognize the amount of time this takes, and appreciate all that you do to help make the season go great!
Every year we hold a field clean up day to brighten up our fields before the start of the season. This year, that date is Saturday, April 13 from 8:30am-12:30pm. We would really appreciate you and your family coming out to help clean up the fields. The more people we have, the less time it takes. These fields are for our kids. Volunteering even for an hour not only helps our fields, but teaches our kids about the value of what we have here! !
Georgetown LL: Board Member Theft of Funds- Statement
The Georgetown Little League (“GLL”) Board is providing this information to keep the community informed about the arrest of a former Board member regarding the theft of Little League funds, and point out the steps that the Little League has – and will – take moving forward.
A sub-committee of the GLL Board was established months ago. The following GLL Board members are on this committee: Sean Wright (President of the GLL Board); Dr. Tyler Wolf (VP of Baseball), and Chris DeJongh (Treasurer). The mission of the sub-committee is to do the following:
Oversee, with the assistance of Joel Baar (GLL's outside counsel), the restitution of funds through a criminal restitution order, civil litigation, an insurance claim, or other means;
Receive updates on the investigation, the criminal process, and all other actions undertaken in this regard;
Work collaboratively with the full GLL Board, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and the Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office; and
Strengthen internal controls so that all measures are taken to hopefully prevent a similar situation from happening again in the future.
The Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the criminal prosecution arising from this matter. We are thankful for and appreciate the efforts of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, and particularly the detectives who diligently worked on this matter. If necessary, a civil lawsuit may be filed by the GLL seeking recovery of the funds. Finally, the GLL Board is conducting an internal review of existing safety precautions and protocols, with the goal of preventing this from ever happening again. The GLL Board takes this matter very seriously. It is certainly disappointing that GLL resources were stolen by a trusted Board member, who many of us consider a longtime friend. As stewards of GLL resources, the GLL Board takes its fiduciary duties very seriously – and these duties extend to holding people responsible for their actions. We also view this as a teachable moment for our community. There are consequences for misconduct, but there is also room for grace, mercy and forgiveness. If and when a sentence is handed down by the Judge assigned to this matter, the GLL Board looks forward to a process that it views as a step towards reconciliation.