2020 is finally over and we are hopeful for a fun upcoming Baseball and Softball Season! Are your kids tired of being cooped up and ready to get back to some sort of normal? Let’s have some fun on the fields!! Come join East Windsor Little League Today!!
Majors and Minors Softball players should register with Windsor Little League as we are teaming with them this year. https://www.windsorll.com/
COACHES NEEDED: You can’t have a league without coaches and volunteers. Coaches are always tough to find, especially at the Instructional level. When registering your child, please also indicate if you are willing to be a head coach or assistant coach! Parents of players that are not quite 5 years old, but are willing to coach please contact our Instructional Director at email@example.com.
PLAYERS NEEDED: Due to the Covid Pandemic, last year’s spring season was cancelled. We did manage to field a single Majors teams so that our 12 Year Old players could get the chance to play their last season of Little League. Participation in East Windsor Little League has been declining and we have struggled to get players at all levels and especially players ages 9-12 years of age. We need and are hoping everyone that played in the past returns and to get a friend or two that have not played previously to join them. If we do not get enough players to form an East Windsor team at a particular age / league level, players will be given the option to play with another town. To determine if we have enough players to form East Windsor teams, it is urgent that players register as soon as possible!
See the attached file for the various league levels and descriptions.
1/4/2021: Registration Opens
2/21/2021: Date to Determine if East Windsor has enough players to form their own teams at different levels
EWLL is planning to offer a series of Winter Baseball Clinics during February and March. While the clinics will be geared toward baseball, the clinics are open to both boys and girls.
Ages 7 to 12 - 4 Clinics to be held on each Saturday in February (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th) from 3 PM to 4:30 PM. Cost is $10 per clinic or pay for all 4 clinics on the first day and pay only $30! Pay at the clinic, cash or checks (made out to EWLL)
Ages 5 and 6 - 2 Clinics on the first 2 Saturdays in March (6th and 13th), from 3 PM to 4 PM. FREE!!!
Clinics will be taught by the professionals at Power House Training at 80 Denslow Rd, Unit 130, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Depending on where you live in EW, it is a 15 to 30 minute drive.
When signing up, please provide your child's full name, age, a contact phone number and e-mail address. Please sign up early!!!
We strongly prefer your child to be registered for the 2021 Little League season prior to attending the clinics
Registration is open at ewsports.com. You can register for the 2021 season now and pay later!!!
NOTE: WE NEED A MINIMUM OF 8 PLAYERS TO SIGN UP FOR EACH OF THE CLINICS OR THEY WILL HAVE TO BE CANCELLED.
What to bring to clinics - 7-12 year old players should wear sneakers, comfortable clothing and bring their own glove, bat and helmet. For 5-6 year old players, just bring a glove, the league will try to have some bats and helmets available.
Here is the link for the clinics through sign up genius
Do you, or someone you know, want to sign-up a child to play Little League this season but are unsure how to afford registration fees? Thanks to our partners at T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program is back this year to help cover registration fees for Little League families in need.
We recognize that many families are facing personal and financial challenges, which has made it difficult for their children to make their way on to a Little League field. Little League and T-Mobile share the belief that every child should have the chance to experience Little League, regardless of their situation.
Families in need across the country who can present eligibility in a Free/Reduced Lunch program, SNAP, WIC, Foster Child Paperwork, or enrollment in Medicaid or State Health Plans may be able to receive a T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant, so long as funding is available.
The program offers a simple-to-use application to get and keep children on the field. Prior to applying, families should identify their local league by visiting PlayLittleLeague.org, then reach out to their league for more information about registration dates and fees.
We encourage you to visit LittleLeague.org/CallUpGrant to learn more about the program including FAQs and downloadable resources to help share this opportunity with friends and neighbors in your community to encourage new families to join your league.
EWLL would also ask that families in need contact Jeff Zyra if registration assistance is needed. The EWLL understands the financial constraints many families are working under due to the COVID pandemic, and we want to make sure any player that wants to play baseball or softball has that opportunity in 2021.
URGENT - Volunteers Needed for E.W. Little League
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and especially so for youth sports. As you probably know, East Windsor Little League (EWLL) was forced to cancel their 2020 Spring Little League season and only fielded a Major’s team (11 and 12 year old players) during a shortened summer season. As we head into the 2021 season, the EWLL board has only a few members that will be returning. When you combine a steady decline in player participation, the fact that most East Windsor players missed a year due to Covid, and a board that needs a influx of new members, the ability for East Windsor to continue to have its own Little League is in doubt.
Due to these facts, the current East Windsor Little League board has initiated merger discussions with two other towns, Windsor Locks and Windsor. Before any final decisions are reached, we would like to reach out to East Windsor parents and non-parent residents to see if there is interest in joining the EWLL board to either save EWLL as an independent league or to assure a smooth and equitable merger with another town. EWLL has been around for over 60 years and it is disappointing that it may be unable to survive on its own.
EWLL has always been run by a small but dedicated group of volunteers that make up our board. We have had turnover in the in the past but have managed to find others willing to step in and fill the needed positions. In 2018, the board was in a similar situation, where we were down to very few members. A similar plea to parents was successful and we had an influx of great new board members. Unfortunately, most of those volunteer’s kids have aged out and those board members are moving on. We do have board members that are willing to stay on in their current positions and others with many years of experience on the board that can help guide new board members and provide historical perspective.
If you would like your son or daughter to continue to have the chance to play baseball or softball in East Windsor, I urge volunteer to join the EWLL board. Descriptions of the various board positions are at the link in red below. If you are interested in filling a position please e-mail Jeff Zyra at firstname.lastname@example.org