2016 Annual General Meeting – November 30th

Hello ALLBB Parents,

The annual general meeting of the JFK American Little League Baseball-Berlin (ALLBB) will take place on November 30th at 19:00 in the JFK small Aula (behind the stage) please see the attached invitation and attachments.

Many of the currently serving board members are standing for reelection. However, we do have a few board members stepping down and positions needing volunteers. Anyone can place their name in for nomination at the meeting for any position.

If you are interested in helping out by participating on the board or have any questions about the responsibilities of the positions, please let me know.

Even if you are not interested in being on the board, we encourage you to attend the meeting. We have 185 registrations in the ALLBB, but, traditionally have very little support at the annual meeting. Your attendance would show your appreciation for the work the board does.


Position: Incumbent – Candidates for election or reelection


President: Gregg Norgren – Cameron Scott, only announced candidate

Vice-President: Craig McLaughlin –  no current candidates running for election

Secretary: Erin Gross – Betsy Ammann, only announced candidate

Registrar: Christine Archer – Buck Chisolm*, only announced candidate

Treasurer:Buck Chisolm – Buck Chisolm*, standing again

Coach Coordinator: William Hunt – no current candidates running for election

Parent Volunteer Coordinator: Ellen Wu – Ellen Wu, standing again

Field Manager: Thomas Love – Thomas Love, standing again

Umpire Coordinator: Jackie Pocklington – Jackie Pocklington, standing again

Equipment Manager: Josh Mandel – Gregg Norgren, only announced candidate


* Buck Chisolm will leave Rolls-Royce at the end of November 2016 and enter retirement. As such he is confident he will have the time/energy to fill both positions.


Best regards,

Gregg Norgren

President / on behalf of the Board


Islands of Baseball – Autumn Camps

Still wondering how you’re going to fill all that time during the autumn break, well check out Islands of Baseballs autumn camps.

Kyle Ascher, photo by Cameron Scott

Baseball for young players (5 – 12 years old) Monday the 24th – Wednesday the 26th of October 2016, 10:00 -13:00, more info: https://baseballschoolberlin.com/2016/09/16/island-of-baseball-herbst-2016/

Batting in focus (13 – 17 years old) Thursday the 27th & Friday the 28th of October 2016, 10:00-13:00, more info: https://baseballschoolberlin.com/2016/10/10/island-of-baseball-extra-camp/

Or contact per email: info@baseballschoolberlin.com

ALLBB Late Summer News 2016

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer vacation.


A few reminders here.


On September 5th (Labor Day) – Sachtlebenstrasse

Tom and myself will be working out at the field. Our main goal is getting the 3rd base dugout on field B (in the back) winter ready. We are going to nail the walls in since they are loose, paint it green. (that means buying some more paint again about 70-80€.)

If anyone has the urge to come out and help please do so. The dugout that was wrecked during the season has been repaired and painted. It is not perfect, but does the job it is intended to do.


September 7th – JFK Information Fair – JFK School

During the info fair we usually have a table and Christine uses pictures from ALLBB on the lap top, sign-ups for new kids, recruit new possible coaches, Winter baseball, etc. It would be great if we could have several ALLBB volunteers there to help set up take down and answer questions.


On September 17th – JFK School

ALLBB will have the batting cage at the JFK Verein fun day.

The Friday evening before (16th) Thomas and I will set up the cage at JFK.

We need to come up with a schedule of who is available to  help out that day.



Take Care

Gregg Norgren


End of the season words from the ALLBB Commissioner

Hello ALLBB Community,


I want to thank all of you for everything you have done this season. The season was hard considering the dugout fiasco and the walls being kicked out three times, the snack shack break ins, etc.

Winter baseball is filling up fast this year and we are looking for coaches for both days (Thursdays LL and Fridays Teeball and Minors) to help out. The more coaches we have the more stations we can run and that gives the kids more one on one quality practice time. Please let us know if you are interested in helping out.

Please remember to sign up NOW for next year if you already know you are going to play. This will help us in the fall when we are preparing orders for uniforms.

Many of you have expressed changing the rules, like the infield out field rotation, sliding, stealing, pitchers circle, if kids are half way to a base when the ball is in the circle, they get the base, etc. Talk to us send them in, then come to the next General assembly meeting and bring it up there also. We can then discuss it and vote on it well before the season even starts.

Speaking of the GA meeting, many of the Board members are stepping back including myself. Please pick up an info sheet at the Registration table to see which Board positions will be open for next year. The date of the General Assembly meeting will be shared when know.


Thanks for helping out,

Commissioner Gregg Norgren

Schedule for 25.06.2016, our last ALLBB Game Day

The game times are as usual.


09:00 – Giants and Pirates – Field A

09:30 – Red Sox and Phillies – Field B

11:15 – Mets and Reds – Field A

11:15 – Cubs and Tigers – Field B

13:30 – Braves and A’s – Field A

13:30 – Brewers and Blue Jays – Field B


*Home field will be awarded per coin toss.


The ALLBB season will officially come to an end after the Little League games.


Circa 16:00 Junior fun game & end of the year volunteer party


The juniors will be playing the coaches, the board, the umpires etc,… in a fun game.


Island of Baseball – Summer Camp #1

Das Island of Baseball – Summer Camp findet vom 25.07.16 – 28.07.16 in der ersten Ferienwoche statt. Präsentiert wird das Island of Baseball Camp von den Berlin Sluggers e.V.

Unsere Trainingsziele sind das Fordern und Fördern der physischen, psychischen und technisch- taktischen Bereiche des Baseball/Softball

Täglich von 9.30 Uhr bis 12.30 Uhr
Location: Paul-Rusch Stadion (Kölner Damm) Baseballplatz und Turnhalle bei Schlechtwetter

TeilnehmerInnen: Kinder und Jugendliche zwischen 6-16 Jahren mit viel oder wenig Erfahrung im Baseball/Softball

Unsere TrainerInnen sind alle langjährig aktiv im Baseball und Softball tätig. Alle Camp-Coaches haben eine Berufsausbildung mit pädagogischem Schwerpunkt.

Campinhalte: Hitting, Throwing, Running, Taktik und Spiele

Kosten: 99 € pro TeilnehmerIn (Geschwisterkinder 5% Rabatt)

Anmeldung: Registrierung erfolgt online: https://baseballschoolberlin.com/island-of-baseball-summer-camp/

Little League schedule weeks 10 & 11

Here’s the Little League schedule for weeks 10 and 11. Home field will be awarded to the underdog.
Week 10 – June 18th, 2016 – FP 13:30
Field A – Brewers @ A’s
Field B – Braves @ Blue Jays (though the teams are tied the Braves have won 2 of the 3 Games played against the Blue Jays)
Week 11 – June 25th, 2016 – FP 13:30
1st Place @ 2nd Place
3rd Place @ 4th Place
Also, please keep in mind that each Little League team is required to have a helper in the Snack Shack from 13:00 – 15:00, games can be delayed if a helper from each team is not there.

In Memory of Justin Roggow

Dear JFKS Community,

as many of you know, one of our students, Justin, recently passed away. It has been a very big shock to our tight-knit community and our thoughts and prayers go to him and his family. Many have approached me to ask how they can help the family in this time of need. Here is how you can help…
The Berlin Scouting community is organizing a memorial service, with the assistance of the JFKS, for Justin on Tuesday, June 14th, followed by a reception, which will be open to the JFKS community. We will need the support of your donations to make this possible. If you would like to help, please send your donation to the JFKS Verein and include (under Zweck): “For Justin”. More details about the memorial service will be announced next week.
Thank you so much for your support.
Vanessa Hansen