Welcome to our New League Website. Families will be able to register on-line, signup to volunteer, and complete your background clearances. Our new site will allow us to update league and team news, create and update game schedules, field conditions, allow families to sign-up for various tasks to fulfill volunteer obligations, and provide each team with their own web page.
The site is new for you and us. If you have any suggestions or run into problems, please feel free to inform us so we can correct any problems promptly.
Baseball Winter Work-Outs
Winter Work-outs for players 9-12 begin Tuesday, January 13. All players interested in developing their skills over the winter are encouraged to participate. Workouts will run for six weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 - 8:30 pm) and will be organized by age group. More details to follow.
At the end of the six-week session, we will hold our 12U, 11U, and 10U Travel Team tryouts (approximate date: February 19), so these workouts are an excellent way to get ready for those tryouts.
There is no fee associated with these workouts, but in order to help us with planning and organization, we ask all families to register in advance for the "Winter Workout Session" on our registration page (web address).
Workout sessions will be held at Cheltenham Elementary School - 7835 Front St., Cheltenham, PA 19012.
CreekSide Co-op is a beautiful full-service grocery store in Elkins Park. It is small and manageable, with friendly staff and short lines, making shopping a joy rather than a chore. CreekSide Co-op is a community hub that generates a sense of belonging, hope and possibility. Our thriving co-op has already improved the local economy and will encourage further growth in the neighborhood. Even if CreekSide isn’t in our immediate neighborhood, when we shop at CreekSide we are part of building a sustainable community, and that’s worth the trip.
Cheltenham Little League is excited to announce that we will be continuing our travel program. We will be offering teams for the 9s through 12s, Juniors (13/14) , and Seniors (15/16). We compete in the Montco Travel League which is comprised of local teams (Abington, Chestnut Hill, Fox Rok, Somerton, Southampton, and Upper Dublin). Montco is governed by territories, so if you are within our Little League territory you are eligible! We offer free clinics to all registered players for the 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s CLL travel baseball program; registration for the tryouts is free. These free hour-long clinics will provide pitching, throwing and hitting instruction to help the players prepare for the upcoming season and tryouts.
Our 14U and 16U teams begin play in Mid-May at the close of the scholastic seasons.
The 19th annual Cheltenham Little League Ron Camp Columbus Day Golf Outing proved to be another home run for the organization, as 146 players braved the somewhat chilly and damp conditions at Limekiln Golf Club on October 13th.
Current president Irv Brockington and past skipper Ron Camp got the event into high gear when the duo struck ceremonial tee shots on the first hole of the Red Course.
All 27 holes were once again utilized, as the players contested the well-conditioned layout for prizes, fun and of course, bragging rights. What makes this outing so special, is that all participants receive a prize at the end of the day, not just the winners. This year's swag included dozens of golf balls, shirts, gloves, umbrellas, Dick's Sporting Goods and Modell's gift cards, restaurant gift certificates, golf books, clubs and bobble heads, to name a few.
This year's champions were the foursome of Mike Tolan, Mark Thompson, Mark Smolij and Kevin Hunt as they dethroned the defending champions of Greg Boyle, Eric Gantz, Roger Farrell and Jorge Richards and several others groups by two shots with an amazing score of 12-under-par 58.
Closest to the pins and straightest drive trophies provided by Spikes Trophies, were awarded to: Nick DiBello, Fran Martino Sr, Bob Orr, Mike Rominiecki, Mike Sabato and Mike Tobin.
But the big winner again was Cheltenham Little League, as we once again raised a significant amount of funds for the organization, as all proceeds, from the raffles to the silent auction and golf contests benefited the League.
Just some of the comments heard around the course, "Thanks for putting on another great outing. We enjoyed it," said Mike Rominiecki.
"The course was in great shape, as were the greens," said Greg Boyle. "Not many outings where you can get lunch, dinner, adult beverages all day long for only $99 and win a prize. Are you kidding? Our foursome had a great time and we can't wait until next year."
Mark Cherwony added, "Great day and outing! I was very glad that I was able to attend and experience all of the fun that I have heard since becoming a member of this committee. Great work by the committee and all of the volunteers. Looking forward to our first meeting to plan the 20th outing."
"Great silent auction prize (golf with Ed Shearon at Raven's Claw)," said Lisa Turner, playing in our first all-female foursome. "I can't wait to play golf with the architect of the course!" Playing partner Ann Macchione added, "Looking forward to more women playing next year!"
None of this could have been done without the tireless efforts of the Board of Directors, led by President Irv and his team on the Golf Outing Committee, spearheaded by Ron, Phil Sokol, Matt Mundy, Tim Hassall, Mike Cornelison, Murray Peet, Tom Larkin, Brett Datto, Mark Cherwony and Art Gordon.
In addition, our volunteers - Kim Aspenleider, Steve Glazier, Ann Macchione, Gene Mattia, Bruce Rangnow, Jim and Kelly Rebitz, James and Natasha Smith, Janet Sokol and Teri Yago-Ryan - provided a critical element to the success of the event.
This tremendous function is certainly a community affair, due in large part to our generous sponsors. We would like to thank our event sponsor, The Financial Group of Philadelphia, led by Paul Bufty, our lunch sponsors, Weir & Partners and EZ Storage of Elkins Park, Horizon Services, Lindinger's Catering and Deli, who served as our dinner sponsor, Nicoletti Beverage Center, who helped supply our adult beverages and our golf ball sponsor, Bruce Rangnow.
Other key sponsors were the Premier Group Insurance, led by Len Garza and Gene Mattia, Mike Cornelison and the law firm of CaesarRivise, Christopher Booth Law and the Alcom Print Group, who donated the printing of our program. For a listing of all of our great sponsors, please stop by the clubhouse at Cheltenham Little League for a program.
Several new twists to our outing this year, were framed photos of each foursome, compliments of Danielle Foster Creations. The sleeve of golf balls handed out to each player, was a replica of a baseball, complete with stitching and our CLL logo. In addition, all players had the opportunity of hitting their tee shot on two selected holes with a baseball bat, now that was fun.
Not a group to rest on our laurels, we have already begun the process of preparing for the 20th Annual event which will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015. See you then!