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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.