Hello ELL Parents,
Practices have started for teams in our competitive divisions and so far the scouting report is they have been going very well. Players and coaches are excited to get back on the field and we have even had some sun. Woohoo! However, if you have any concern please contact your coach or any board member so we can address it right away.
We know there is a lot of excitement about getting on the field and finally playing some t-ball, baseball and softball! Instructional baseball (t-ball, A and AA) are still open for registration until March 17. Teams will be finalized shortly after registration closes and coaches/ teams will be announced then. We look forward to seeing you at our Instructional Parents Night (March 23) and on the field very soon!
We are extending our Challenger Division (adaptive baseball for players with disabilities) registration so players can join at any time. To ensure we have the best experience we have moved Opening Day for Challenger to be in May. The Challenger Parents Night will be April 26. If you have any questions about our new Challenger division please email Alex Ahn (Challenger VP).
Competitive Game Schedules
We are working to finalize these ASAP. As soon as we do they will be communicated through your team's head coach. Stay tuned. Registration is closed for these divisions, however if you know players interested there is a waitlist, please email us.
Umpire Update by Kam Rausch
Calling all umpires!!! Have you ever wanted to umpire baseball or softball? Are you looking for a way to volunteer with Eastlake Little League? We are looking to hire paid junior umpires and volunteer adult umpires to cover AAA baseball/softball games this season. There is also a possibility to ump Coast and Majors make up games as well if desired.
Eastlake Little League has modified the rules for AAA to better bridge the players’ skill level between AA (coach pitch) and Coast (player pitch), especially considering the season didn’t occur last year. This will make umpiring much less stressful and therefore more fun. Sign up here or email Kam Rausch for more info.
The league is continuing to hire Umpires Northwest for Coast and Majors games. Umpires Northwest is offering 2 virtual training sessions in March through ELL. It is important to sign up using the link above so I can forward you the information once the dates have been scheduled.
Safety is our number one concern for players, coaches, and umpires. Check out our league COVID safety plan. If you have further safety concerns, I am confident we can accommodate them.
- March 17 - Last day to register for Instructional
- March 23 - Instructional Parents Night
- March 27 - Opening Day for Competitive
- April 17 - Opening Day for Instructional
- April 17 - Picture Day for All
- April 26 - Challenger Parents Night
- May TBD - Challenger Opening Day
Thank you so much,