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2017 Opening Day

Opening Day is March 4!

Mark your calendars for one of the best days of the year, as we celebrate the kick-off of another great little league baseball season! The annual Opening Ceremony will take place on the morning of March 4 at 9am, followed by the first games in each division. As always, it will be a special day for the community.

All players should arrive at Burgess Park for the Opening Ceremony by 8:45am to take their places on the field. The program will begin promptly at 9am.  Among other things, the Mayors of Menlo Park and Atherton will throw out the first pitches, the league will honor our graduating 12 year-olds and retiring coaches, and all teams will be announced. The Ceremony will conclude with one of our best traditions… the annual T-ball / Coach Pitch tunnel run! 

We look forward to seeing everyone on March 4, and another wonderful season of baseball ahead.


by posted 02/16/2017
Willows Oaks & Holbrook Palmer Field Improvements

Menlo-Atherton Little League AAA teams practice and play games at Willows Oaks Field and Minors teams practice and play at Holbrook Palmer ballpark.

This past week, our Field Maintenance Board Members, Patrick Galligan and Jim Sherman, completed an amazing overhaul of Willows Oaks Field along with the City of Menlo Park. The pitcher's mound has been rebuilt, irrigation lines have been set, the quick disconnect for watering the infield has been relocated (each team's field crews will not need to pass the hose through the chain link fence as in the past), new sod has been laid for the infield and the dirt infield has been improved. This field has needed attention and improvements and we can't wait to see the players using it!

On 2/1/17 and 2/2/17, crews installed the new outfield fence at Holbrook Palmer ballpark. A new, stronger fence was needed for player safety. The fence is portable and will be de-installed and stored in the off-season. Holbrook Palmer ballpark's pitcher's mound was also rebuilt in the last several weeks along with infield fixes and dugout entrance improvements.

Thank you to Patrick and Jim for keeping M-A LL fields in great condition for our players.


by posted 02/01/2017
2016 Coaches Appreciation and Awards Dinner

 

M-A Little League wrapped up the 2016 season at its annual Coaches Appreciation Dinner held on November 17, at Lutticken’s in Menlo Park. At the dinner, the League announced its two most prestigious coaching awards: the Rory Fuerst Award and the Scott Barnum Award.

 

The Rory Fuerst Award is M-A Little League’s highest honor for a coach, and is intended to recognize a person who has given continually, not only for his or her own children, but to the greater Little League family and M-A community, leaving a lasting impact on the league. The Board recognizes an individual who "left the League in a better place than he found it." This year's nominees were Jeff Phillips, Bob Baxter, Chris Weseloh and Gary Wiseman. Incoming M-ALL President Mike Haven announced that the award recipient for 2016, as voted on by the board, is Chris Weseloh. The Rory Fuerst Award is a high honor, and is especially so for Chris, because he has a family connection to Rory. Chris’ grandfather and Rory’s father-in-law were each other’s attorneys, and Rory built the baseball field at St. Raymond School, were Chris attended as a child. The two of them worked together to re-build the baseball field at the former German-American School, which is now Upper Laurel School. And Chris replaced Rory in 2005 when he retired from managing the fields for our league, and Chris continued to manage field maintenance until 2012. Chris served as AAA Commissioner for 3 years, and coached in the league for a decade. He worked to integrate Fall Ball into M-ALL, he helped develop the current division system, and encouraged team meals for families in the league.

 

The Scott Barnum Award, is awarded to the coach who best exemplifies the "spirit" of M-A Little League: "Play Fair, Strive to Win, Do One’s Best". Coaches are nominated by their peers in each division to receive their division's PCA Sportsmanship Award at the conclusion of the Spring season. The M-ALL Board then selects one of these division coaches as the leagues Official Nominee for Positive Coaching Alliance's, the Double-Goal Coach Award. The 2016 winner of The Scott Barnum Award is Drew Crousore!

It is our good fortune and honor to have both Chris and Drew as a part of the M-ALL community. Please join us in congratulating them on their outstanding contributions and accomplishments.


by posted 12/04/2016
Fall Ball--It's a Wrap
M-ALL Fall Ball played their last games this past weekend, the season ran from Sept - Nov, with the focus on player development. This year, we started off with a very successful pitching clinic hosted by Legends Baseball.  
 
We had 115 players registered for Fall Ball this season. Six Upper Division teams had to opportunity to further practice their pitching, catching, hitting and fielding skills. These teams were comprised of players who had previous "kid-pitch" experience on a AAA, Minors or Majors team last Spring. We were honored to have one 50/70 (Intermediate) team coached by Rich Ferrick.
 
Fall Ball is a great season for young players to learn to pitch for the first time. There were four Rookie Division teams comprised of players who have never played in a "kid-pitch" game.  There were smiles all around when a new pitcher threw a strike or a batter had a great hit off of a kid pitcher.  
 
A huge thank you to the coaches who dedicate their time and effort to our league and their players! 
 
We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the field in the Spring. 
 
 
"You'll talk about the memories you make on the diamond for the rest of your life." Baseballism 

 


by posted 11/09/2016
WELCOME TO MENLO-ATHERTON LITTLE LEAGUE

PCA Sportsmanship Award Winners and Majors/Minors/AAA Division Champions

On Player Appreciation Day held on June 6th, during a ceremony held near the Burgess Field pitcher's mound between the Majors and Minors championship games, 46 players and 6 coaches were recognized for their exemplary deportment as Sportsmanship award recipients for the 2015 M-ALL Spring season. M-ALL is partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and strives to teach its youth participants important life skills, one of which is sportsmanship. The players recognized by their coaches and the coaches recognized by their peers demonstrated leadership on the field and in the dugout by consistently honoring the game and respecting their teammates, coaches, opponents, and umpires. Congratulations to these fine role models! (a full list is available in the PCA/Sportsmanship section).

Majors, Minors and AAA Championship games were played on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th after 2 weeks of playoff games in these three divisions. Congratulations to Sharon Heights Shell (Majors), Sea Dogs (Minors) and Redwings (AAA) for winning their division playoff games. Sharon Heights Shell and the Sea Dogs teams will play the champions of their respective divisions from the Alpine West Little League for the City Championship on Saturday, June 13th at Ford Field in Portola Valley.


by posted 06/11/2015
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Schools within the M-A Little League boundary include: 
Encinal School; Alto School (formerly German-American School); Las Lomitas; Laurel School; Menlo-Atherton High School; Menlo School; Nativity; Peninsula School; Sacred Heart; and Willow Oaks 
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