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Registration for 2019 Season Now Open!
by posted 01/16/2019


Dear Central Amherst Families,

 

Greetings from Central Amherst Little League! We hope that all is well with you and your family!

 

WE'RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 CENTRAL AMHERST LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON IS NOW OPEN!

 

Registration for the 2019 season is now open online at www.centralamherst.com. Just click on the orange “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!” button in the upper right corner of the homepage to begin. 

 

• Registration is open for all age levels of Little League (ages 4-18) and Challenger League (kids and adults).

• No price increase from 2018 season!

 

If you’d like to check this little “to-do” item off your list early, please feel free to take a moment this weekend to sign up.

 

We look forward to following up a great 2018 season with an even better 2019 season—and we want your family to be part of the fun at our friendly neighborhood league!

 

Word of mouth is our best advertising... so please be sure to tell family and friends about Central Amherst Little League when you get together over the holidays (or forward this e-mail to them)! 

 

Thank you!

 

Central Amherst Little League Board of Directors

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FBI Camp Registration Opens Feb. 1
by posted 01/16/2019


F.B.I. Baseball Camp 2019

5th Annual Camp for Kids Ages 6-13!

Camp Dates: Thursday, June 27, Friday, June 28, Monday, July 1, Tuesday, July 2, and Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Online Registration Opens: February 1

For more information:

www.fbibaseballcamp.com

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Choose Community-Based Little League Baseball!
by posted 01/16/2019


 
 
 
Everyone knows that we are Central Amherst Little League, but let's put a quick emphasis on the "Little League" part of our name.
 
What does it mean?
 
Well, it means that we are a charter member (since 1955) of Little League International, headquartered in Williamsport, PA. Little League is the largest and most trusted youth baseball organization in the world with 7,500 member leagues in more than 100 countries with nearly 3 million players.
 
Central Amherst Little League is one of 18 Little League-affiliated leagues in Western New York and one of more than a hundred across New York State.
 
(Other youth baseball organizations in Western New York are either affiliated with other parent organizations or are independent/unaffiliated.)
 
What do we get out of our Little League affiliation?
 
On a very practical level, we get rulebooks, guidance, and resources for our board of directors, coaches, and umpires—as well as lower group insurance rates and lower group purchasing rates on supplies. We also benefit from the residual marketing effect that comes from Little League's well-earned reputation as the most recognized and respected name in youth sports.
 
We're also chartered to offer Little League's Challenger League program, which provides adaptive baseball for kids and adults with physical and intellectual challenges.
 
In addition, we get an annual invitation to participate in the famed Little League Tournament. Our Central Amherst teams compete—as every Little League team across the world is invited to do—in the District Tournament, which is the first round of the tournament that you eventually see on TV. District winners advance to Sectional play, Sectional winners advance to State play, State winners advance to Regional play, and Regional winners advance to World Series play. In 2016, Central Amherst's 11-year-olds won the District and Sectional tournaments and advanced to the New York State Elite Eight. In 2017, our 10-year-olds and 11-year-olds both won District championships—and in 2018, we swept the Districts, winning titles at the age 8-10, 9-11, and 10-12 levels. Who knows how far we'll go in the future?!
 
Why does it matter?
 
More important than anything else, Little League stands for community. Each league is very intentionally community-based and relies on local volunteers to run the league and coach the kids. The kids go to school together in that community and are neighborhood friends. (And parents are often already friends or become friends during time spent at the ballpark!) 
 
Little League leagues often partner with their local town and public school districts—as is the case with our wonderful association with the Town of Amherst and the Amherst and Williamsville Schools. Central Amherst also partners with CALL Mom Softball and the Amherst Senior Center on programming for adults. 
 
In short, Little League promotes the "WE" over the "ME"—the importance of teamwork and respect and civic engagement—ideals that transcend baseball and provide great life lessons. As the Little League Pledge states: "I will play fair and strive to win, but win or lose, I will always do my best."
 

While some other teams and leagues feed into the hyper-competitive, high-cost, elite youth sports factory model with no particular community ties, Little League continues to provide a safe, affordable, family-oriented, community-based space for all to play. And that makes our neighborhood an even nicer place to live in!

 

We thank you and your family for being an important part of our community-based league!

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