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Improvements Underway at Baseball Complex

The WT Baseball Board remains hard at work pursuing funding to continue implementation of the much needed improvements at the Baseball Complex and our school fields. Thanks to sponsors, fund raising efforts, and funds allocated from an open space grant, several projects are underway for the start of a busy season at the facilities with even more improvements scheduled!

Phase 1 of the work, which is still ongoing, will be focused primarily on safety enhancements and field improvements.  All complex fields have been thatched and seeded. Work is underway to raise and reshape infields and rebuild mounds. Both Field 1 & Field 2 infields were removed, leveled, and replaced with new sod. New nets for our Field 1 cages have been purchased and will be installed shortly along with our newly purchased pole pads for Field 3. Washington Township has scheduled to repair the lights by Field 3 and they have already added a new blinking pedestrian cross walk with a “Push-to-Cross” feature. Last and certainly not least, thanks to Dicks Sporting Goods, a new scoreboard has been installed at Field 3!

Additional Planned Improvements:

  • New backstop fencing installation/repair
  • Field 4 will receive new infield sod
  • Field 3 fencing repair/replacement
  • Trees will be trimmed along light poles and fields
  • New ground equipment will be available for all complex fields (rakes, tampers, tarps, etc.)

Additional funds are expected in 2019 and beyond!

Future phases include continued field development and general facilities renovation. Incorporated in this plan is the much anticipated paving of the parking areas. Both parking lots will be paved, including lined spacing and direction arrows in and out of complex. Other potential projects include replacing several sheds and the installation of a brand new batting cage near Field 4.

Additionally, funds will contribute to improvements and maintenance of our town’s school fields as used by our intramural program.

The board is in the process of laying out a 5-year plan for the development and maintenance of our facilities and fields. More to come on an exciting season ahead but for now… Play Ball!

 

WT Baseball is celebrating with a League Appreciation Day at DICK’s Sporting Goods!

WT Baseball is celebrating with a League Appreciation Day at DICK’s Sporting Goods on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th!

DICK’s Sporting Goods will hold a special Appreciation Day for all of our participating players, coaches and their family members. All of our members will receive 20% off their Purchase! So join us for Appreciation Day at DICK’s Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season. Every season starts at DICK’s Sporting Goods!

 

 

Accepting Resumes for Member-at-Large Position

The Baseball Advisory Board is looking to fill a Member-at-Large position.  If interested, please submit your resume to Sam Scimeca at beauandroe@verizon.net.

Thank you!

 

Online Fan Gear Store

Looking for some Fan Gear?  The TSE Academy Store will be open until January 28th. Click below to place your order today!!

http://www.mjcorpstore.com/tseacademy

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!

Click on the 2018 Spring Baseball tab on the left to register!!!

2018 SPRING TRAVEL TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Click on the Travel Teams 2018 tab on the left to view the 2018 Spring Travel Teams.  Congratulations to all of the players that made a team!!!

2018 Travel Team Coaches Announced

If you have any questions, please contact our Travel Coordinator, Dennis Short at denshort51@aol.com.

Division Coach
8 Blue Ron Trabosh
9 Blue Anthony DiPietro
9 Red Don Wigginton
10 Blue PJ Naccarelli
10 Red Scott Hans
11 Blue Brian Tinkelenberg
11 Red TBD
12 Blue Gary Barbara
12 Red Dan Hartong
13 Blue Dave Koerner
13 Red John Paxson
14 Blue Roy Price

Thank you!!!!

 

Bat demo at All Pro – November 19th

All Pro will be hosting bat demo day for Travel Organization and High School Program on Sunday, November 19 from 9am-11am.  Bats will be discounted up to 25%.

See attached for a flyer.

 

Minutemen Travel Coaches – Resume needed

Minutemen Travel Coaches
Coaches interested in coaching in the Washington Township Youth Baseball Travel Organization must submit a resume between September 1st, 2017 and September 22nd, 2017. We’re looking for dedicated volunteer coaches that are interested in not only developing players skill sets but also dedicating themselves to the entire Washington Township Youth Baseball Program. If you’re looking to make an impact with the youth in our community and you have the skills, leadership, and/or baseball knowledge that you can share with the children of Washington Township, please see the details below.

Resumes MUST be sent electronically to the ALL of the following:
• Mike Schatzman – mschatzman@wtps.org
• Mike Rucci – rooch9@aol.com​
• Dennis Short – denshort51@aol.com​
• Sam Scimeca – Sammyscimeca@gmail.com​

Travel Coach Responsibilities:
• Help assist with tryouts
• Assist with player evaluation for specific age group
• Involvement in player selection during tryouts
• Attend 3 mandatory coaching clinics run by Mike Schatzman & Mike Rucci
• Attend and assist in 16 total Indoor Winter Workouts from January to February
• Schedule practices
• Schedule League games
• Schedule Tournaments
• Help maintain fields before and after use
• Provide a positive TEAM environment

Great Coach Qualities:
• Inspire their players to do more than they think they can
• Understanding that coaching goes far beyond strategies and drills
• Passionate about children, baseball, and developing young men
• Don’t allow egos and self worth get tied up in the outcome
• Understand individual differences in each player
• Challenge players to do better and push limits – MOTIVATE!
• Challenge yourself and coaching staff – ability to learn NEW things
• Coach the person, not just the baseball player
• Continuously looking for a better way to reach each player
• Communication is key – Two way street!
• Take the time to listen to and educate not only the players but also the parents
• Honest and conduct yourself with integrity
• Use player mistakes as opportunities to teach – NOT criticize
• Be open to feedback and criticism – within feedback are the seeds to becoming a better coach
• Modeling is the most powerful teaching tool – Walk the talk!
• Make Baseball FUN – find creative ways to integrate fun into what you do during the course of the year

Any questions, please contact Mike Schatzman at mschatzman@wtps.org.

Coaches, please make note which age group you’re interested in coaching in your resume.

Thank you!

TWP BASEBALL APPRECIATION DAY AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS – September 9th

WASHINGTON TWP BASEBALL APPRECIATION DAY

AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 9th   

WHERE: DICK’S Sporting Goods – Deptford

 WHAT: Bring the attached flyer to receive 20% off your purchase*

~2018 Bat Release September 2017~

Can’t wait for 9/9?  Feel Free to print use these exclusive coupons  (WT DSG Coupons)  any time, at any store (CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH 20%).

*See store for exclusions

 

 

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