Spring and sports are in the air in Scarsdale.
The Scarsdale Little League season is gearing up and parents have until March 4 to sign up the kids for the Spring 2013 season.
Folks can register online at: www.scarsdalelittleleague.com\registration
This year "promises to be a great season. The entire Little League program has been designed so that our more than 1,000 participants through Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter have an opportunity to mature as players, team members and young women and men," the recreation announcement states.
Here are all the details for parents to get the little ball players ready for the season.
The following information is from the Scarsdale Softball League:
Please note that all registered 4th through 8th graders can participate in a series of five training and development clinics exclusively for SLL players. These clinics will be provided to all registered 4th through 8th graders at no additional cost in the Spring 2013 season. Registered K-3 players and their coaches are invited to observe the clinics.
The program will be run by New York Nine (http://newyorknine.org/), headed by Ian Millman, a graduate of Queens College, where he pitched and from which he later signed a professional baseball contract. Ian currently is a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays and also runs the premier professional baseball training organization in the New York Metropolitan area that has sent more than 90% of its last 300 players to play baseball in college. 28 players from that group have signed professional baseball contracts! Here are a few of Ian’s coaches who will work with your children:
• Eric Alessio - Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2011.
• Frank Gracesqui- Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. Pitched 15 professional seasons, reaching the major leagues with the Florida Marlins in 2004.
• James Mondesir - Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2002.
• Matt Otteman- All American outfielder at University of Texas Austin (UTA), where he held the Southland Conference Batting Title. Signed with Seattle Mariners
If you would like to find out more about the NY9, please visit www.NewYorkNine.org.
All players and coaches, including players and coaches in the K-3 range, will be encouraged to watch one or more of these training sessions.