The followng is a press release from the East Haven American Legion Baseball Program.
With Spring just around the corner, the East Haven American Legion Baseball Program is pleased to announce ground-breaking changes for the game of baseball in East Haven.
“We are excited to take East Haven Baseball to a whole new level,” said Lou Ciaramella, the Vice President of the Legion’s 89er Baseball Program, “With the institution of this new program, 2013 will be heralded as the year baseball in East Haven changed forever.”
“East Haven has always suffered from the factures in our baseball community,” said Ciaramella, “Momauguin has Little League, Foxon Recreation refused to cooperate with Momauguin and instead play baseball as a “rec” sport where they are more interested in having fun than they are in teaching even the most fundamental of baseball skills. The Annex in New Haven has Little League players from East Haven. There are a dozen or so Travel Team (AAU squads) which are anchored by our East Haven kids. None of these organizations work hand in hand to develop the game of baseball for our kids nor our Town. We are going to look to change that.”
Beginning this year, the East Haven Legion Baseball Program will organize clinics, year round, to teach consistent fundamentals to our East Haven kids.
In addition, the program will provide, free of charge, regular Coaching Clinics, to assist the numerous volunteer coaches in our community who are asked to coach teams, and offered little, if any, direction in doing it.
We need our Coaches to stay on top of methods that are successful and to give Coaches help when they need it.
Our location in New Haven County affords us wonderful access to a wide range of knowledgeable, skillful coaches who have agreed to assist us in undertaking this Community Mission.
Beginning in February, we are asking that parents of any kid interested in playing baseball contact us. Beginning with kids age 6 and through and including players aged 18.
We will begin the process of evaluating every player and then giving them an opportunity to regularly and consistently work on the fundamental baseball skills and their baseball knowledge.
We are excited with the potential this expansion has to change for the better, the face of baseball in East Haven.
If your child is between the ages of 6 and 18 and they play in Foxon, Momauguin, the Annex or with Travel Teams, we ask that you take advantage of this unique opportunity that presents itself. Call Coach Lou today, (203)-467-4811.