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Last Night and our Next Game
by posted 07/09/2020

Team 23 Parents,

Last night's game went really well and way better than I expected. I was happy to have so many players there and they all played great. We have to work on fielding and what to do after a ball is hit (both batters and runners), but it was a really great start!

Additionally, I was really happy with the safety precautions. While the kids we're in the field they were obviously distant. And while waiting to bat, having them line up on the outfield fence 6' apart seemed to work really well (although we have to do a better job of making sure the batter on deck is in the dugout and ready to go).

I'm looking forward to the kid's improvment over the course of the season.

Next Up:

We have a game this Saturday, July 11th, whcih starts at 9am. This will be on Woodland Field 4 which is up the hill on the second terrace of the Woodland complex.

After that we have a games on Monday, July 13th and Wednesday, July 15th, both on Woodland Field 1 and they start at 6pm.

See you Saturday!
Rob

Rob Levin
215-740-3341


 
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CLL Rookies - No game or practice tonight
by posted 07/06/2020

Team 23 Parents,

Due to the inclement weather, all CLL Rookies activities are cancelled this evening.

Regards,

Coach Rob

Robert Levin
(215) 740-3341


 
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Meet at Woodland 1 TONIGHT!
by posted 07/06/2020

Team 23 Parents,

Tonight, we'll meet at Woodland Field 1 for temperature checks, waiver collection (if you haven't already submitted yours), and uniform handouts. I plan to be there somewhere around 5:30-5:45 (5:45 at the latest) so we can get as much of that out of the way before practice is supposed to start.

After that, we'll head to Field 4 for practice unless our players are needed to fill out the rosters for teams 21 & 22, who are playing a game tonight.

Thanks!
Coach Rob

Rob Levin
215-740-3341


 
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Updated Schedule & Updated Mask Policy
by posted 07/06/2020

Team 23 Parents,

Updated Face Mask Policy

We received updated guidance from the CLL head office regarding the use of face masks. In order to comply with the PA safety order, everyone, including kids, must wear masks to and from the field and while walking on Woodland field campus. Additionally, the players will also be required to wear the mask while in the dugout and not playing on the field.

As coaches may be focused on working with players on the field, we'd like to request the assistance of parents attending practices/games to help us make sure the kids comply with these updated guidelines when they're in the dugout. Please let me know if you'd be able to help us in that capacity.

Updated Schedule

The CLL Rookies division coaches got together and decided that all games would take place on Woodland Field 1 and all Practices would take place on Woodland Field 4.  Therefore, here is an updated schedule (I'm not sure if this will be updated on the league system but I'll ask):

Date Time vs. Team Type Field
Mon, Jul 6 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM   Practice Woodland 4
Wed, Jul 8 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM @ 22 Game Woodland 1
Sat, Jul 11 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ 21 Game Woodland 1
Mon, Jul 13 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM @ 22 Game Woodland 1
Wed, Jul 15 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM @ 21 Game Woodland 1
Sat, Jul 18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Practice Woodland 3
Mon, Jul 20 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM vs. 21 Game Woodland 1
Wed, Jul 22 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM   Practice Woodland 4
Sat, Jul 25 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM vs. 22 Game Woodland 1

 

As always, please be sure to contact me with any questions and comments via email or text (number below).

Thanks!
Coach Rob

Rob Levin
215-740-3341


 
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CLL Team 23 - Games Start Next Week!
by posted 07/04/2020

Parents and Players,

We've been give the official go ahead to start playing games and our 3 days per week schedule starts on Monday (July 6 at 6PM) with our first practice.

Schedule

Here is our schedule for the next 3 weeks:

 

Date Time vs. Team Type Field
Mon, Jul 6 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM   Practice Woodland 1
Wed, Jul 8 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM @ 22 Game Woodland 4
Sat, Jul 11 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ 21 Game Woodland 4
Mon, Jul 13 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM @ 22 Game Woodland 4
Wed, Jul 15 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM @ 21 Game Woodland 4
Sat, Jul 18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Practice Woodland 3
Mon, Jul 20 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM vs. 21 Game Woodland 4
Wed, Jul 22 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM   Practice Woodland 1
Sat, Jul 25 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM vs. 22 Game Woodland 4

 

You can also access the schedule on the CLL website (just ignore the travel team listings that display).

Apparently, the schedule will go into August as well but it hasn't been entered into the system yet.

Uniforms

I received our uniforms this week, so I'll have them at our next practice and I guess at all future games and practices as players are able to attend. I have a limited number of each size, so please email me or text me and let me know what size you need so I can determine if we're ok in regards to sizing.

Participation

The other coaches and I would like everyone to know that we understand the challenges presented by specific family situations and/or concerns regarding the existence of COVID and that these factors could impact your child's participation. We expect attendance will be all over the place all season long and plan to fill game rosters with players from practicing teams (it’s a rotation with all the teams there at the same time and 1 team practicing).

Sporadic attendance won't be an issue for us at all, and we’d be happy to have your child play as little or as much as your specific situation allows or that you feel comfortable with. If you can, just get in touch and let us know what you're thinking so we can know what to expect for games.

Waiver

Please remember that all players must have a completed CLL 2020 COVID19 Waiver. If you can complete electronically, please do so and return via email to and please copy me on the email. Otherwise, please print a copy and bring it to your first practice.

 

Ok, that's it for now. Happy Independence Day and I'm looking forward to having fun playing baseball with the kids!

Please email me or text (at the # below) if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Thanks!
Coach Rob

Rob Levin

215-740-3341

 


 
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CLL Rookies Team 23 - Ad Hoc Practice Tonight
by posted 07/01/2020

Hi parenty of CLL Rookies Team 23,

We had a successful, though sparsely attended first practice Monday night. It went well and all precautions and considerations for safety according to the Yellow Phase plan were followed. Both the kids and the coaches had a good time and it flew by. We had about 12 players and 4 coaches and we split the kids up into smaller groups to run basic baseball drills. Temperatures were taken of every coach and player before they could be on the field and hand sanitizer was used by coaches and kids between the swich of each drill.

For those who were able to come, it was nice to meet you.

TONIGHT, Wednesday 7/1! We've decided to hold an ad hoc practice tonight along with Team 21. It was helpful having all the coaches manage the practice and players together and we felt we would do it again even though it's not on the schedule for our team.

If your children are able to come and you're comfortable with the circumstances of the practice, then we'd love to have them there.

Once again, we will be on Field 1 of the CLL Woodland Complex (650 Woodland Ave, Cheltenham, PA 19012).

Please text or email with any questions or concerns.

Thanks!
Rob

Rob Levin
215-740-3341
rslevin@gmail.com


 
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Welcome to CLL Rookies Team 23 — practice TONIGHT!
by posted 06/29/2020

Hi Parents and Players,

It's been a long spring/summer, but welcome to Team 23 in the Rookies (ages 7-8, machine pitch) Division of the Cheltenham Little League.

Let me start by saying that I was also surprised to receive notification that we are starting today and I want to stress to all of you that as coaches, our committment is SAFETY AND HEALTH FIRST, and play second.

I'll be the coaching the team along with co-coach Rodney Firmin. We will also need parents to assist with the team as I know there are already times in the schedule that we'll need coverage. Also, with the focus on health and safety, small-group drills will be the approach and we'll need parents to help run those. Please reach out if you're interested in helping out. Previous coaching or baseball experience is not required! Just enthusiasm and patience.

This is obviously a unique season and situation, but I'm certain we can still have fun and learn more about the game of baseball.

Schedule

There are three teams in the Rookies division this season. Our plan is for all of the teams to practice / play at the same time (2 teams play while the third team practices). We'll be meeting three times a week:

  • Monday and Wednesday nights, 6-7:30pm
  • Saturdays 9-10:30am

However, we won't start playing games until the Green Phase Plan is approved by the township.

Our first practice will be TONIGHT, MONDAY 6/29 at 6pm on Field 1 of the CLL Woodlands Complex (650 Woodland Ave, Cheltenham, PA 19012). Sorry for the late notice as I just found out about it today. We understand if you're unable to make it out tonight.

Guidelines

Currently, we're in the Yellow phase and we will be strictly adhering to the guidelines and protocols outlined in the Yellow Phase Safety Plan. Please review them and be prepared to participate accordingly.

There are new standards in place for the players' arrival at the complex. In accordance with the league and township’s requirements, we will be taking all participants temperature with a touchless device. Additionally, players will need to wash their hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer before practice, during transitions between stations, and following practice.  We will have hand sanitizer at the field and the bathroom will be open for handwashing.

Additionally, each player will be assigned a fence panel to store their personal gear; We’ll explain to each player how this works at drop-off.

Waiver

Please complete the CLL 2020 COVID19 Waiver. If you can complete electronically, please do so and return via email to and please copy me on the email. Otherwise, please print a copy and bring it to your first practice. If you can’t print, I will have a copy available for you to sign at practice.

Other things

Currently, there's no word on uniforms, but I expect to have more information by the end of the week.

Also, the snack stand will be closed for the season due to COVID19 precautions. 

MAKE SURE TO BRING WATER OR DRINKS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS HYDRATED. It's hot out there and there will be none available at the complex.

Thank You!

OK, sorry for the long email. Once again, let me reitterate that as Coaches our #1 priority is the safety and health of your children and having fun. I think with your cooperation, we can make this a great experience for the kids amidst the challenges of these times!

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have and also if you'd be interested in helping out.

Thanks!
Rob

Rob Levin
215-740-3341
rslevin@gmail.com


 
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