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2011 D18 Umpires Clinic Announcement

Posted by ROBERT WOOD at Feb 7, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The 2011 umpire clinic is now scheduled and the information is below.   A couple notes.   There will be a registration form on the district website (click here for registration info/form).   I will need those wishing to attend to register in advance so that I can track the numbers and order supplies accordingly.  Obviously I will take walk-ins but I do want as much pre-registration as possible.


Clinic Days                           Location                                                               Time              

Sun 2/13                            Manchester High School Auditorium       2:30  -  6:00 pm

Sun 2/20                           Manchester High School Auditorium       2:30  -  6:00 pm

Wed 2/23  Makeup         Manchester High School Auditorium       6:30  -  9:30 pm

** This makeup is for students that miss on 2/13 or 2/20.  It is the only makeup.

Sun 2/27                           Manchester High School Auditorium       2:30  -  6:00 pm

Sun 3/6                             Manchester LL ITF                                    3:00   -  6:00 pm

Sun 3/13                           Manchester LL ITF                                    3:00   -  6:00 pm   

Mechanics Clinic and Final Test

Sun 3/20                           Manchester  LL  60' and 90' work           12:00  -   4:00 pm

Cost has not changed and will be $20.   Fee goes towards hats, patches, indicators, supplies, giveaways.

Umpire shirts are available for purchase by local vendor at discounted prices.  More info at the clinic.

Students are encouraged to make all classes but exceptions are made case by case and only 1 class can be missed.

There will not be a satellite clinic at Berkeley this year.  This is the only clinic.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call.

Please communicate this to your leagues.


Jim Peterson

D18 - UIC

cell  732 598-8785

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Donate Blood TODAY!!! 

A local Toms River family could use your help.  Please consider donating blood at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River (1070 Hooper Ave) on 2/24/2011 if you can... 

Hi Everyone- 

On Thursday, February 24th there will be a local blood drive on belhaf of our friend,  Lauren Vogel.  Lauren is currently receiving treatment which requires the use of many products from the blood bank.  Our donations will help to replenish the supply and allow her and other patients to continue their treatments.  Attached is a flyer with all the information about the blood drive along with some general eligibility guidelines.

I am reaching out to many people in our community.  Lauren may be your friend or student.  Kim and Peter may be colleagues, friends, or aquaintances.  Perhaps they are friends of friends.  Regardless, it's important that we remember that your contribution is a donation to Lauren's lifeline and everyone's help is needed.   Please forward this flyer to your friends and family and invite them to join us in our efforts. 

Thank you, in advance for your support of our blood drive.  On behalf of Lauren Vogel and her family thank you so much for all your kindness, generosity and well-wishes.  Everyone's love and support has been invaluable. 


Erika Karu

Contact Erika at or (732)232-3229

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Greetings from Williamsport PA -- Home of the Little League World Series -- the real "field of dreams"

During the cold months of winter, I occasionally venture over to Lamade Stadium, site of the Little League World Series championship game. As one might expect, the field is covered in snow. To think, just a few short months ago the field was as well manicured as any in all of baseball and ready to play host to the 16 teams that have traveled the world to get to the "Birthplace of Little League Baseball" and have the opportunity to play baseball in front of thousands of fans. While standing at the top of the hill that overlooks the stadium, one can hear the crowds cheering for their team, young boys and girls trading pins, vendors selling their goods. But, as a team host, referred to as "team uncle", I hear many other sounds; the young men from Tom's River asking "when do we eat", "can we go to the rec room", and oh yes, can't forget "when is Christmas at the Little League World Series?" Ask any team member and they know the answer to that question.

With all of the goings-on and the excitement of the 2010 series, one thing sticks out as the most memorable for me. That one thing is the manager - Paul Deceglie. Those of us who are behind the scenes of the world series know firsthand the myriad of very important tasks that must be accomplished prior to the start of play. To mention a few; the travel via bus from Bristol to Williamsport, checking in at the International Grove, ensuring that all of the player's luggage and equipment made the trip safely, getting the player's ID badges, individual and team photos for ESPN/ABC Sports, uniform fittings, going over the rules. The list could go on and on. When manager Deceglie arrived to Williamsport, I had a team host/manager meeting with him. Upon the close of this "what is expected" meeting, manager Deceglie's response was "anything you need us to do, just glad to be here". Manager Deceglie was very in tuned with the fact that this huge event, in order to succeed, requires adherance to a very strict timeline. When a manager subscribes to this, our job as a team host is very easy.

In closing, the bottom line is this. Of all the teams that I have hosted - including three world champions - the young men from Tom's River represented their league, city, state, and region, but most importantly they represented their family name proudly. With all this said, Manager Deceglie deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the job that he did prior to his assistants arriving to Williamsport. Anybody that has been involved with coaching knows that the manager or coach can't please everyone all of the time but let us give credit where credit is due - Manager Deceglie certainly made a lot of young men have their dream come true and afforded them memories, as well as parents memories, that will last a lifetime.

"Uncle" Marlin

Team Host

2010 Mid Atlantic Regional Champions

Tom's River NJ

2010 LLWS "Uncle" Stan (left) and "Uncle" Marlin (right)

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2011 Majors Division Tryouts Update

Posted by ROBERT WOOD at Jan 29, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

TRLL would like to thank and congratulate ALL of the players that tried out for a Majors Division spot on Saturday (1/29/2011).  The draft is complete and all of the Majors Division managers have been provided their Spring 2011 rosters.  Majors Division Managers should be contacting all of their newly selected players after 5pm on Sunday (1/30/2011) and no later than Monday (1/31/2011) evening.  All players that did not make a Majors Division team will be placed on a AAA division team and be contacted by their assigned manager at a later date before Spring practices begin.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and helped with the 2011 Majors Division Tryouts!