Field Clean-up Day, April 1st at 10:00, Sachtlebenstr. 36

Spring is here and the ALLBB baseball season is just around the corner. It’s a good time of the year to take some time to clean-up and we’ll be doing just that On April 1st starting at 10:00. Players, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, coaches, umpires, and everybody else we could use your help cleaning up our Sachtlebenstaße baseball field.

 

Please bring garden tools (rakes, shoves, clippers,…) and gloves.

 

Don’t forget we’ll be holding player evaluations and the umpire clinic after the field clean-up on April 1st as well.

2017 ALLBB Calendar

March 23rd – Coaches Meeting – 18:00 – JFK Old Gym (correction from March 26th)

April 1st – Field Clean-up – 10:00 – Sachtlebestr.

April 1st – Juniors League meeting – 10:30 – Sachtlebenstr. – All Juniors players must attend

April 1st – Player Evaluations – after clean-up – Sachtlebenstr.

April 1st – Umpire Clinic with Christopher Purrington – Time TBD – Aproximately 15:00 – Sachtlebenstr

April 2nd – Player Draft –  ML 14:00, LL 15:00 – Droste Gym,

April 22nd – ALLBB Opening Day 2017

April 22nd – Opening Ceremony – 11:00 – All players/coaches must attend

May 6th – Photo Day – Sachtlebenstr – Times T.B.D.

June 10th – Back-up Photo day (For players who missed May 6th Photo-op)

June 24th – ALLBB Closing Day 2017 – Volunteer/Juniors Baseball Game and volunteers party after last LL game

 

Games to be held every Saturday from April 22nd through June 24th of 2017

Hello Baseball Friends 2017

Hello Baseball Friends,

 

the end of winter is near and the sweat sent of spring is almost hear, but all we can think about is BASEBALL!

We’ll be kicking off the beginning of our Little League baseball season on April 22nd, 2017 and we look forward to celebrating it with you! More news on the other important ALLBB dates will be coming soon.

But there’s so much more happening behind the scenes.

We’ve elected a new ALLBB board which includes the ALLBB board veterans Buck, Ellen, Gregg, Jackie & Thomas while welcoming Betsy, Cameron & Florian to the mix.

Thanks to our Registrar Buck we were able to implement digital registration to our ALLBB registration process. You can check that all out on our updated Registration Page.

Our Equipment Manager Gregg was able to purchase a great deal of new equipment due to the very hard working Treasurer Buck who kept a close eye on expenses over the last years.

Thomas, our Field Manager, has been hard at work since the end of last season cleaning up the field so that we have an even better 2017 season. The fence lines have been cleaned up, around the storage containers and the general field conditions tuned up.

Have you seen the new posters and flyers? Betsy our secretary worked diligently under a time crunch to put those together, and we love them. Thanks Betsy!

All these people, and our coaches as well, are working to forge a wonderful baseball experience in our ALLBB community for our 2017 season. But we’re all volunteers, and volunteers are people like you. We would love to have your help, check out our volunteer form here.

Yes spring is near and baseball is in the air and we look forward to our time at the ball park with you.

 

The ALLBB Board

BSVBB Schüler Auswahl 2017

We here at the ALLBB would like to take a moment to recognize the following Rams Schüler players (who also play in the ALLBB) –

Michael, Jeremy, Scott, Elon, Kenny, Johann & Kyran.

We  congratulate you on making the 2017 BSVBB Schüler Auswahl Team, and wish you continued success in your life and baseball journeys. We look forward to seeing you on the field again this coming spring at our beloved Sachtlebenstrasse!

The ALLBB Board

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

allbb@berlin.com

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

ALLBB@berlin.com

Registration  for 2016 / 2017

Registration is under way for the winter baseball 2016/17 and the 2017 ALLBB season. Links to the forms can be found bellow.

ALLBB Age Chart 2017

Winter Baseball Registration T-Ball Minor 2016-2017 Fridays

 

Winter Baseball Registration LL 2016-2017 Thursdays

 

Registration Form 2017  ALLBB TeeBall / MinorLeague / Little League & Juniors

 

More information can be at our registration page.

 

*UPDATE: We’ve updated our registration and now added the possibility for electronic registration, please visit our REGISTRATION or ANMELDUNG page for the forms and instructions. February 22nd, 2017