News and Announcements

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Langley Baseball is hoping you’ll join our fight to have Little League International change their decision regarding the upcoming age date cutoff. You can read more about the changes here: http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/September-December/llb-age-determination-date.htm

In summary, any child born between May 1 and August 31, in 2005 or prior, will be forced to skip their upcoming age division and move on to the next, which has many negative implications as outlined below:

  • Players born in 2004 & 2005 will skip their 13yr old season and miss the opportunity to host the National tournament in Langley.
  • Players born in 2002 will be considered 16yrs old and miss one year of the Senior division.
  • Players born in 2001 will be considered 17 and not eligible to play in the Little League program.
  • Players will go from pitching/base path distances of 46/60 as 12yr olds, to 54/80 during regular season and 60/90 during post season. This is a dramatic jump in field size and is concerning for all player’s physical health and confidence.

It is our hopes that all parents/guardians of players who will be affected by these changes will write a letter to Little League stating their concerns, however, time is of the essence as the Little League AGM is on August 11th. Your letter must be sent before Thursday, August 10th.

To help you with this short deadline, Langley Baseball has prepared a form letter that you are welcome to use and edit with your personal information. The form letter is below and you can simply copy and paste the content into an email and edit as you see fit.

Please send your email to the following addresses:
Canada@littleleague.org
Linda.Hansen@telus.net
cchow@littleleague.ca

Together, we might just have a chance at making a change!

Sincerely,

Langley Baseball Association
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Subject: Concerns Regarding Upcoming Age Cutoff for 2018 Season

I am a concerned parent of Langley Baseball and object to the upcoming age change for the 2018 baseball season. The following are my concerns:

- Players born in 2004 & 2005 will skip their 13yr old season and miss the opportunity to develop in the 50/70 program. This is a dramatic jump in field size and is concerning for all player’s physical health and confidence.

- Players born in 2002 will be considered 16yrs old and miss one year of the Senior division.

- Players born in 2001 will be considered 17 and not eligible to play in the Little League program.

- Players born in 2004 & 2005 will miss the opportunity to host the National tournament in Langley.

It is my hope that Little League reconsiders their decision and all players with a birthdate of 2005 and earlier will be grandfathered with an April 30th age cutoff until they age out of Little League.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS

Player’s birth date:

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Langley Baseball is holding our Annual General Meeting at the George Preston Rec Centre (20699 42 Ave, Langley BC) on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm.

Each player registration includes one membership fee for one designated parent in the Langley Baseball Society. Additional memberships can be purchased at the door for $5.00 (2 per family). Being a member of the club ensures voting privileges at this AGM. Members must be minimum 19 yrs old and must live within our club boundaries. 

Members are welcome to voice opinions, ideas, suggestion for improvement and participate in the voting of new directors.

Remember, Langley Baseball is a non-profit organization run solely by volunteers. Our organization can only grow and succeed by the time dedicated by its members. We’re all committed and try our very best to provide your children with a great year of ball. You too can be part of the hard work and great rewards that come with holding a position on our board. 

Have a voice, make a difference and join us!

Positions to be voted on:
TBA

If you have any further questions regarding the meeting please e-mail info@langleybaseball.com

Sincerely,

Langley Baseball Association

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Ted Schaffer, Mayor of the City of Langley, extends a warm welcome to the athletes, their families, coaches and supporters from across Canada!

Visit the National website for information and tournament schedule: http://llintermediatecanadians.pointstreaksites.com


July 20, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Little League Intermediate Nationals

On behalf of Langley City Council, I extend a warm welcome as baseball players and their families, coaches and supporters from across Canada converge upon our community for the Little League Intermediate Nationals.

It is a genuine pleasure to be the host community for this exciting tournament and I invite our visitors to enjoy all the hospitality and community spirit that our City has to offer. I commend the Langley Baseball Association for their hard work and commitment in bringing this tournament to our community and to ensuring its success.

I extend sincere congratulations to each of the talented athletes who are visiting the area for this exciting competition. It is through hard work and dedication to your sport that you have earned this exciting opportunity to showcase your abilities and compete with your peers.

Best wishes to each one of you for a memorable and successful weekend!

Yours truly,

CITY OF LANGLEY

Ted Schaffer
MAYOR

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Langley Baseball would like to take this opportunity to invite all coaches and coordinators out to Thank them for their time and dedication to our Association. This includes a drink and burger for everyone.

Date: June 8, 2017
Location: Clayton Pub – 5640 188 St
Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

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The following have been named as Manager for the 2017 post season:

8 year olds – Mike Woelders – Team 1
– Kris Johnson – Team 2

9/10 Selects – Scott Allen

9 Selects – Gord Apolzer

9/10 Districts – Phil Laird

11/12 Selects – Justin Gayle

11 Selects – Jeff Dunton

11/12 Districts – Mike Whitmey

13 yr old Intermediates – Host Team – Barry Woodard

Thank you to all of you and your assistant coaches for stepping up and volunteering your time for the Kids to continue playing Baseball.