This year Irondequoit has once again been invited to participate in the Williamsport Experience along with Victor, Penfield and Webster. The invitation for this year is a welcomed surprise and is a direct result of Irondequoit Little League's support of the District 4 travel program, especially all the hard work by our volunteers for travel opening weekend at McAvoy Park.
The date for this year's Williamsport Experience is Saturday, September 27th. Official game times are TBD and may be weather dependent. Games will be played at Lamade Stadium and Volunteer stadiums in Williamsport, PA.
We would like to congratulate the following players who have been selected to represent Irondequoit Little League.
Families are welcome and encouraged to come down to Williamsport, PA to support IRLL, and enjoy exclusive access to the home of Little League.
What is the Williamsport Experience?
The Williamsport Experience is concept envisioned by Chuck Lamagra (Victor Little League) to reward players who have chosen to remain loyal to Little League by participating in the District 4 Travel Program as well as their house program. Teams are invited for one day to travel to Williamsport and play games at Lamade and Volunteer stadiums (the ones you see on TV).
The executives at Williamsport granted permission in 2013 to host this event as a pilot exclusively for District 4. It is a recognition of the District 4 Travel program model, which is the only travel program tied directly to Little League.
Team Selection Process
Participation requirements for the Williamsport Experience, as provided by Little League, are that all players must be baseball 11-12 (for the 2014 spring season) and must be an original registered player on one of the District 4 11-12 travel teams. This year we elected to bring the maximum number of players allowed. In addition to the requirements from Little League, we chose to bring all new players this year. The other criteria for our team selection were age, house participation and years of participation in the IRLL.
Since 2006, Little League® has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to provide a framework and tools for local Little League volunteers to develop a culture of positive, character-building competition. Recently, Little League extended this partnership to include relevant information for the Little League Coach and the Little League Parent, with the addition of two FREE quick-courses. These quick-courses provide a framework to develop a positive coach-parent partnership and to be a powerful sports parent from the stands.
Little League Double-Goal Coach®: Little League Double-Goal Coaches have two goals, winning, and more importantly, teaching life lessons through baseball and softball. Double-Goal Coach takes its name from a book by PCA Founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson and is the inspiration for the online Little League Double-Goal Coach Course.
Second-Goal Parent: Just as Little League Double-Goal Coaches have two goals -- winning, and more importantly, teaching life lessons through baseball and softball -- Little League and Positive Coaching Alliance aim for “Second-Goal” Parents, who are focused on the “second goal” of helping children take life lessons from sports.
Over the last month the Irondequoit Little League (IRLL) Softball Majors ‘Blue Thunder’ Team, made up of 5th through 7th graders, has rallied behind Avrie in her fight against leukemia. They traded their traditional blue socks for orange ones, wear Avrie tee-shirts and bracelets, and start and end their games with cheers for her.
Most recently they finished a pledge drive, collecting donations for each run scored over four games. In those four games the girls crossed the plate 57 times, and in the process raised a total of $1,028.35 for ‘Team Avrie’.
The board of directors would like to thank the Blue Thunder' for giving back to your community. What a wonderful way to represent Irondequoit Little League.
2. Click on Teams, then click on Select a Team, and then choose the appropriate "Season" and then choose the desired team
3. After the screen refreshes to the home page for that team, click on Teams again and then click on Schedule.
4. After the screen refreshes to the team's schedule, click on the small calendar icon next to the word Schedule and then click on the options button. Click on subscribe and choose iCal. You should get a pop up asking if you want to subscribe to the calendar. Click Subscribe and you should then see a pop up confirming the subscription.
That's it. All of your team's scheduling events going forward will automatically be synced with your iOS device for the remainder of that season. At the end of each season you'll want to delete that calendar from your device (in Settings, go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars), and you'll want to re-do the above steps to add the schedule at the beginning of each new season.
There also an app that you can download to your phone
At Roberto's Kids, their global reach and leadership bridges the gap between different cultures through baseball. Their organization partners with communities as they develop and nurture social responsibility.
They achieve that through the collection and distribution of new and gently worn baseball equipment. They work with baseball leagues, charitable organizations, individuals and retailers in the United States, Canada and Latin American countries and AIAA is one of them.
We have already sent one shipment over 200 lbs.! We will be preparing a donation of gently used baseball & softball equipment in the near future. If you are looking to purge some of your child's equipment or uniforms to make room in your house please email Dave Calarco at:
This is a great opportunity to give back to the baseball community.
They have sent us a thank you letter for our first shipment. You may see that letter by clicking here.
If you want more information about this organization click here to be brought to their page.
General Dates/Times of Play, Practice and Fee by Division
Weekdays; Games start at 6:30pm and last for more than an hour
Coaches may want player on the field for warm ups at 6pm. Junior and Senior divisions start earlier.
Saturdays; Games may be scheduled anywhere from 9am to 6pm
Another holiday is in full swing and more are coming. Make some room in your home and bring your empty bottles to Ridge Nickelback located at 4389 Culver Road. AIAA has an account set up there. All you need to do is drop them off, you don't even need to wait for Nickelback to process them. They do all the work for you!
The proceeds from this bottle drive will go towards continued improvements of our fields and spring programs as well.
Thier hours are Monday-Saturday: 9 am-6 pm or on Sunday: 10 am- 4 pm and let them know that they are being donated for AIAA. Our account number is 93.
Please make sure you read all these and follow for 2014.
Parent and Guardian Responsibilities
Irondequoit Little League Baseball and Softball
1.A parent, guardian or other designated adult MUST accompany each child to all practices and games.
2.Plan your schedule accordingly for an “on time” arrival to games and practices. Coaches may ask that kids be there 30 minutes prior to game time for warm ups and position assignments.
3.In the event of a medical emergency or injury, the parent is responsible for all medical decisions and treatment for their child.
4.Please make your coach aware of any health, medical conditions, allergies or any expected absences due to illness or other schedule conflicts.
5.If lightning is observed anywhere in the vicinity of a game or practice, all play must end immediately and the field must be evacuated as quickly as possible. An “all clear “may be given after a 20 minute waiting period.
6.In the event of questionable weather, plan on attending the game unless you are contacted by the head coach or Irondequoit Little League prior to the game. There may be occasions when a final decision to play is made at the field.
7.Parents and coaches are expected to be good role models for sportsmanship and teamwork. Let’s all do our best to have fun and praise the good effort despite the score.
8.Support the umpires, coaches, managers and the local and Little League rules. Arguments and foul language will not be tolerated. Contact league officials regarding any concerns or questions.
9.We are guests on ALL of the fields where we play. Please follow the carry in/carry out policy. Report any safety concerns to your coach or your division commissioner.
**** Alcohol, Tobacco and Pets are NOT allowed on the fields where we practice or play games.*****
AIAA Baseball & Softball is a volunteer organization.
All funds collected through registration fees and sponsorships are used to cover the costs of uniforms, equipment, insurance, and umpire fees. We have other administrative costs such as website hosting, banking, telephone and copying.
Our coaches are folks who give of their time to help kids have fun learning and enjoying the games of baseball and softball.
Our administrators do all they can to keep things running smoothly.
If you have suggestions or would like to donate your time or sponsorship please contact us.