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CV Baseball Spring 2020 Update / 2020-04-05

We hope this update finds you well.  It's been a tough adjustment for everyone, especially those faced with health and economic uncertainties.  In a lot of ways, a season of youth baseball would be a very welcome distraction to life right now, but it's just not an option right now.

We still intend to have a season if enough circumstance allows.  CVBA will internally make decisions regarding the Rec season.  If it's safe to play in May, we'll offer a shorter season that may extend atypically further into June.  For the travel levels we take our guidance from Lanco Youth Baseball.  We do not have any updates from them at this point.  Parks and fields remain closed, but use this great weather to spend time having a catch or taking a few swings into the net with your young player.

As a reminder, the CV Baseball Spirit Wear Store is open through tonight (Sunday, April 5th).  If we can’t play CV Baseball right now, we can at least look the part.

Collectively, none of us have ever faced anything like this...youth baseball being just one of many concerns on everyone's mind.  We're doing our best to do what's right for everyone affected by this almost complete shutdown of normalcy.  Reach out with any questions or concerns. 


CVBA Spring 2020 Baseball Season Update / Update 2020-03-21

We wanted to provide an update from our last email regarding CVBA baseball activities.  We’re sure it’s obvious to all, but baseball is shut down until further notice.  Aside from Governor Wolf’s recent mandates and the federal government’s guidance on interpersonal contact, all fields are closed.  We ask that the CVBA community stay off the field resources per the orders by Witmer Heights, CVSD, East Lampeter Twp, and Upper Leacock Twp.

Yesterday and today are beautiful.  We all would love to be out as teams together.  This social distancing runs counter to our humanity, but this is where we find ourselves in order to do our part to keep this novel coronavirus from spreading.  Have a catch with your player today.  Enjoy the sun and refreshingly cool air.  We all trust and hope that this will be over soon.

We will reach out as things change and we have updates.  In the meantime, stay safe, wash your hands A LOT, practice social distancing, and pray that many stay healthy as we hopefully soon return to normal personal, work, school, and activities.

As a reminder, the CV Baseball Spirit Wear Store is open through end of day tomorrow (Sunday, March 22nd).  If we can’t play CV Baseball right now, we can at least look the part.


CV Baseball 2020 Spring Season Updates - Shutting Down for a Week / Update 2020-03-15

At this time CVBA Board of Directors has decided to shut down all baseball activities for one week.  We are taking a week by week approach in determining how best to proceed.  It is the Board's plan to assess the situation during the week and make a decision to see if we can proceed w/ baseball practices.  Field Day, Practices, and Games are all in the works.

Baseball Breakfast - Update

The CV Baseball team has postponed the annual Pancake Breakfast to May 2 from 9a - 11a at Funck's Restaurant in Leola.  This is a great event to not only get a good meal, but to support our High School baseball program.

Spirit Wear Store

One way to keep up w/ CV Baseball while were shut down is to visit CVBA’s Spirit Wear Store! It is open through March 22, 2020. Products will be delivered to your coaches on or around April 1.  We may open up the store again after the initial order, but get your gear now so you’re ready for the start of the season!

These are unchartered waters for all of us. We're trying to appropriately balance youth baseball with the greater concerns of our current events.  

Spend some time w/ your player out in the yard throwing and hitting so you all can at least scratch the baseball itch a little!


CV Baseball 2020 Spring Season Updates / Update 2020-03-13

We certainly are experiencing interesting times in our society and culture right now.  Irrespective of where you find yourself on the opinion spectrum of COVID-19, it has materially affected all of our lives.  This email is to provide updates to all of you on CVBA’s plans for various parts of the 2020 Spring Baseball Season. 

The CVBA Board of Directors has been communicating with each other and following the advice of community leaders and clinicians on how to best handle various activities we have planned.  This situation is very fluid so we will do our best to communicate any changes to anything mentioned below as soon as possible.

Baseball Bingo!

Baseball Bingo is cancelled for this Sunday, March 15.  In taking guidance from the Governor Wolf and in following with other local churches and organizations, it seems that it is wise for us to cancel this event.  Baseball Bingo is a very important (and fun) fundraiser for both the Youth and High School programs so we hope to hold it at a later date.

Baseball Breakfast

The CV Baseball team would like to invite you and your family to join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast on March 21 from 9a - 11a at Funck's Restaurant in Leola.  Please see this flier for more information.  This is a great event to not only get a good meal, but to support our High School baseball program.

Field Day

Please join us for Field Day on Saturday, March 21 @ 1p.  Please come to the field at which your team will normally practice and play.  Your coach will coordinate with you on where and what you can do to help.  Many hands make for light work.  Overall, the fields seems to be in pretty good shape which means it will go quickly with enough help, but we want to make sure our fields are ready for the kids to play in a clean and safe environment.

Spirit Wear Store

CVBA’s Spirit Wear Store is open now!   Head on over to get your CV Baseball gear for the upcoming season (and beyond).  The store will only be open through March 22, 2020. Products will be delivered to your coaches on or around April 1.  We may open up the store again after the initial order, but get your gear now so you’re ready for the start of the season!  The more spirit wear you buy the more you help the program.  …you’ll also look better at games!

Season Updates

At this time there are no changes to travel and rec program practice or game schedules.  The board will take direction from LCYBL for any changes to travel teams.  For the Rec program, we will discuss and communicate any changes to the planned schedule. 

Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020.  Though travel games start roughly two weeks before this date, we use this day to bring the whole program together to celebrate CV Baseball.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Travel

The travel program has assembled teams and many have begun practices.  LCYBL just started finalizing schedules.  You should be hearing from your coach soon with your player’s game schedule.   Practices have started.  The game season runs roughly from mid-April through early July depending on the age group.

Recreational

The rec program registration just closed.  We are combing through all the registrations, formalizing coaches, and assembling teams.  Once teams are assigned, your coach will reach out to you.  Practices may begin after Field Day.  The game season runs roughly from Opening Day through the school calendar depending on the age group.

We hope to see you at these events and on the fields as soon as possible.  We realize youth baseball is smaller in scale and importance compared to the current events in our world, but we also know that keeping our kids involved a great game that teaches so many life lessons is a blessing to our families as well.  CVBA will do its best to correctly balance baseball with life as we all figure out and manage these days.


It's time for Bingo! / Update 2020-03-09

We're less than a week away from the 2020 Baseball Bingo event sponsored by CVBA.  Come Bingo.  Bring Friends.  Buy Tickets for an Awesome OBX Vacation Rental Raffle/Auction.  HAVE FUN!

Handout the Flier grab, a few friends, and come to the American Legion Post #662, 35 South Hoover Ave, New Holland, PA Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 4p to 6p (doors open at 3p) for BASEBALL BINGO! 

Reach out to CVBA for more information @ info@cvbaseballassociation.


Baseball Bingo / Update 2020-02-17

B10...G45...O52...Bingo! 

It's time for CVBA's Annual Baseball Bingo. There will be Cash Prices, Gift Basket Raffle, 50/50, Food & Drinks, and of course Bingo! This is a family friendly event that is open to the public in support of Conestoga Valley Baseball.

This event plays a HUGE role in raising the funds to support the baseball programs in CV.  Come on out if you love baseball, or Bingo, or the kids in the community, or to have a great time winning prizes!

Join us on Sunday, March 15, 202020 from 4p to 6p (doors open at 3p) at the American Legion Post #662, 35 South Hoover Ave, New Holland, PA.  Download our Flier to hand out to your friends and remind yourself to join us for a great night of fun!


CV Baseball Winter Workouts & Teams Update / Update 2020-02-08

CV Baseball is finalizing all of the travel teams and coaches for the 2020 Spring Baseball Season.  We hope to have those communicated to you very soon.  We certainly understand that everyone is excited to find out his coach and teammates.

In the meantime, we want to let you know about the following Winter Workout opportunities with Elite Baseball:

  • Sunday, February 16th - 1p to 7p
  • Sunday, February 23rd - 1p to 7p

Teams will be given an hour slot during these times.  The exact timeslot is still being worked out.  Elite Baseball is located at 218 S Plum St, Mount Joy, PA 17552.


2020 CVBA Spring Recreational Baseball / Update 2020-02-08

Registration is still open for our 2020 Spring Baseball Season. for our Tee Ball, Rookies, and 10U levels.  Registrations will remain open for the rest of February.

Recreation Program

If you're receiving this email, you've already signed up.  Our numbers are good, but we're still looking to get as many kids in to the program that may enjoy playing baseball.  We'd love for you to reach out to your friends int he community and remind them to sign up.  It's cold outside with very few of us thinking Spring Baseball, but planning for a great season takes a lot of work in the winter.

Speaking of winter, an email was sent to the entire program regarding some winter workouts.  Those are meant for the older travel players who will be assigned to teams very shortly.  The workouts are not for the entire program.

We thank you for signing up your player, helping us get more players involved, we look forward to a developmental, competitive, and fun spring baseball season.


2020 Spring Baseball Registration Reminder / Update 2020-02-03

Spring 2020 baseball registration is still in full swing for our recreational programs.  We’re still filling up the ranks for our Tee Ball (4-6yo), Rookies (6-8yo), and 10U (8-10yo) Rec levels.  Head on over to cvbaseballassociation.com/springball to learn more and register.

Registrations will come to a close on March 1st.  Practices will begin in late March. 


CV Baseball Final Eval / Update 2020-01-23

Thank you so much for participating in the first two days of evaluations.  We're sorry we had to cancel the 3rd Eval, but we can't fight the weather.  The last evaluation/workout will be this coming Sunday, January 26th from 2p to 6p at Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy (662 Ditz Drive, Manheim, PA 17545).  These evaluations are for our travel level players 10U through 14U.

We have staggered the evaluations based on the sizes of the age groups.  We will hold the following schedule:

  • 10U - 2p to 3p
  • 12U - 3p to 4.30p
  • 14U - 4.30p to 6p

While this session is not mandatory, it is very helpful in CV Baseball finalizing player placement.  Please reach out with any questions or concerns.


Tonight's CV Baseball Evaluations are CANCELLED / Update 2020-01-18

Baseball Evaluations for 10U, 12U, and 14U travel programs for tonight are canceled due to the snow.  Stay warm and safe.  We'll see you on Sunday, January 26th from 2p to 6p (more information forthcoming).


2020 Spring Baseball Evaluations / Update 2020-01-09

We look forward to seeing you and your players this weekend for evaluations.  For our travel program, evaluations are a requirement.  For our 10U rec program, we strongly encourage you to have your player come to evaluations.  Evaluations help us place players on teams to help create balanced teams.

Evaluations Schedule

  • Saturday, January 11th from 9a to 12p - Hitting
    • 14U - 9a to 10a
    • 12U - 10a to 11a
    • 10U - 11a to 12p
  • Sunday, January 12th from 1p to 6p - Fielding
    • 14U - 1p to 2.40p
    • 12U - 2.40 to 4.20p
    • 10U - 4.20p to 6pm

Items to Note

  • All players should arrive 20-30 minutes prior to their timeslot to check-in.
  • Players should be ready to go with their equipment ~5m prior to their timeslot to make sure we keep the event on time.
  • Location: Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy (662 Ditz Drive, Manheim, PA 17545)
  • If you are unable to make your time slot, and haven't already done so, please notify us immediately to make other arrangements for the evaluation.
  • Two additional dates have been previously announced (1/18 and 1/26).  It is to be determined on if/how those dates will be used for evaluations.
  • Final Team rosters for all levels and sections will be announced sometime between the end of February and the beginning of March.
  • Evaluations are for players only and will be closed to parents/guardians.
  • Players should bring their baseball equipment including catcher's gear if applicable.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions/concerns.

Coaches

Please make sure you let us know if you would like to coach by filling out our Coach Application as well as denote your desire to coach when registering your player.  To be considered for coaching, you must fill out the application as soon as possible.  Potential coaches, please see a board member on Saturday because we may need your help in facilitating the event.

See you this weekend!


CV Baseball Registration and Evaluations / Update 2020-01-06

Have you registered your player?  Evaluations are this coming Saturday (1/11) and Sunday (1/12)!  Please get your player signed up.  Share this email/post with others who have baseball players in their house.  

This is your last week for the 10U, 12U, and 14U travel teams.  Rec sign ups will continue through February.  12U and 14U players where there is only a travel program available will still have a place to play if you do not make the evaluations.  However, for team placement players should be at as many evaluations as possible. 10U Rec players are highly encouraged to attend assessments.  

Head on over to conestogavalleybaseball.com and click “Registration -> Spring Ball” for all the details and information on registering for any of CV’s spring baseball programs for Tee Ballers through 14U.

Save the following dates for our Player Evaluations for the 10U (Rec and Travel), 12U, and 14U programs.  The location will be Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy (662 Ditz Drive, Manheim, PA 17545).  The following two dates will be used for evaluations:

  • Saturday, January 11th from 9a to 12p - Hitting
    • 14U - 9a to 10a
    • 12U - 10a to 11a
    • 10U - 11a to 12p
  • Sunday, January 12th from 1p to 6p  - Fielding
    • 14U - 1p to 2.40p
    • 12U - 2.40 to 4.20p
    • 10U - 4.20p to 6pm

The following two dates may be used for additional evaluations and/or winter workouts as needed:

  • Saturday, January 18th from 6p to 9p
  • Sunday, January 26th from 2p to 6p

Please reach out w/ any questions or concerns regarding times and dates. Getting your player to evaluations is very important to help correctly place players and balance teams.

Want to coach? Fill out the coaches application available on the registration site.  All coaches need to complete an application to be considered for a head coaching position. 

Head on over to our website for more information and reach out with any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you in January.


Spring Baseball Registration is NOW / Update 2020-01-02

Yes...we are intentionally sending a lot of emails regarding registration.  Evaluations start a week from this Saturday!  Please get your player signed up.  Share this email/post with others who have baseball players in their house.  

In an effort to give more time to evaluations and winter workouts, to get teams selected timelier, and because of limited places to hold baseball evaluations in Lancaster County, the timeline was moved up two weeks compared to last year.  Because of the tight timelines, we do not have a full schedule built for evaluations just yet.  More information will be sent in the coming days.

So...

  • If you have a player that needs to register...get him registered.
  • If you have a friend with a player that want to play...forward this message to him/her.
  • If you no longer have kids in the program...delete this email and reminisce on how fun youth baseball is.
  • If you've already registered your player...pat yourself on the back and eat a cookie.  We all have some leftover from the Holidays.

Head on over to conestogavalleybaseball.com and click “Registration -> Spring Ball” for all the details and information on registering for any of CV’s spring baseball programs for Tee Ballers through 14U.

Save the following dates for our Player Evaluations for the 10U12U, and 14U programs.  The location will be Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy (662 Ditz Drive, Manheim, PA 17545).  The following dates and times have been reserved for evaluations, but the age group specifics have not been finalized.

  • Saturday, January 11th from 9a to 12p
  • Sunday, January 12th from 1p to 6p 
  • Saturday, January 18th from 6p to 9p
  • Sunday, January 26th from 2p to 6p

Want to coach? Fill out the coaches application available on the registration site.  All coaches need to complete an application to be considered for a head coaching position. 

Head on over to our website for more information and reach out with any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you in January.


Merry Baseball Registration & Happy Signups from CVBA / Update 2019-12-26

We trust you all are enjoying this Holiday Week.  We thought we'd use the time between Christmas and New Year's Days to remind you to register for the Spring 2020 Season and to provide you with more information on evaluation dates and times.  Evaluations and registration deadlines are ONE WEEK EARLIER THIS YEAR.  Head on over to conestogavalleybaseball.com and click “Registration -> Spring Ball” for all the details and information on registering for any of CV’s spring baseball programs for Tee Ballers through 14U.

Save the following dates for our Player Evaluations for the 10U12U, and 14U programs.  The location will be Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy (662 Ditz Drive, Manheim, PA 17545).  The following dates and times have been reserved for evaluations, but the age group specifics have not been finalized.

  • Saturday, January 11th from 9a to 12p
  • Sunday, January 12th from 1p to 6p 
  • Saturday, January 18th from 6p to 9p
  • Sunday, January 26th from 2p to 6p

Want to coach? Fill out the coaches application available on the registration site.  All coaches need to complete an application to be considered for a head coaching position. 

Head on over to our website for more information and reach out with any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you in January.


Spring 2020 Baseball Registration / Update 2019-12-09

Conestoga Valley Baseball is excited to announce the opening of 2020 Spring Baseball Registrations!  Head on over to conestogavalleybaseball.com and click “Registration -> Spring Ball” for all the details and information on registering for any of CV’s spring baseball programs for Tee Ballers through 14U.

Save the following dates for our Player Evaluations for the 10U12U, and 14U programs.  Locations and other specifics will be announced shortly.

  • Saturday, January 11th from 9a to 12p
  • Sunday, January 12th from 1p to 6p 
  • Saturday, Jaunary 18th from 6p to 9p

Want to coach? Fill out the coaches application available on the registration site.  All coaches need to complete an application to be considered for a head coaching position. 

Head on over to our website for more information and reach out with any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you in January.


Elite Baseball / Winter Baseball Training Programs / Update 2019-10-24

The Board likes to make you all aware of opportunities to grow your player's skills outside the normal Spring and Fall seasons.  Elite Baseball is one of the many training opportunities available to players in Lancaster County.  Please check out the fantastic classes offered this winter by Elite.


Elite Baseball Youth Classes

6-WEEK YOUTH HITTING CLASSES

Our 6 week program will focus on the fundamentals of hitting.  Our professional instructors will cover all aspects of the swing utilizing multiple drills to prepare each player for the upcoming spring season.

Session Details

  • Saturdays- November Hitting– November 2nd- December 14th
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Time- 11am- 12pm
  • Cost $100

8-WEEK HITTING CLASSES

Session Details

  • Saturdays- Session 1–  January 4th- February 22nd
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Time- 10am- 11am
  • Cost $125
  • Saturdays- Session 2 –  January 4th- February 22nd
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Time- 12pm- 1pm
  • Cost $125
  • Saturdays- Session 3 –  January 4th- February 22nd
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Time- 1pm- 2pm
  • Cost $125
  • Saturdays- Session 4 –  January 4th- February 22nd
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Time- 2pm- 3pm
  • Cost $125

8-WEEK YOUTH PITCHING CLASSES

Session Details

  • Saturdays- Session 1 –  January 4th- February 22nd
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Time- 11am- 12pm
  • Cost $125
  • Saturdays- Session 2 –  January 4th- February 22nd
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Time- 3pm- 4pm
  • Cost $125

8 – WEEK FIELDING CLASSES

Session Details

  • Saturdays- Session 1 –  January 4th- February 22nd
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Time- 4pm- 5pm
  • Cost $125

Notes:

  • Max number of participants is 15 per session
  • Multiple Session Discount will be $50. The cost for the 2 sessions is $200.

To Register, head on over to Elite Baseball website @ elitebaseball.co/hitting-clinics

Where'd the content go? / Update 2019-10-10

Now that the Spring and Fall 2019 Seasons have come and gone, we're clearing out the old in preparation for the 2020 Baseball Season!  Look for updates on the 2020 Board, Volunteer needs, Registrations, and other important information.

Please reach out to info@cvbaseballassociation.com with any questions. 


 

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