DLL is happy to offer three fall options for its players; 1. DLL Fall Academy; 2. District 57 Fall 50/70; 3. Fall Recreational League. Each program is explained below. Tryouts are only required for the Academy program which is Fall for 10, 11 and 12 year olds (Spring 2015 age) and Spring 13’s. The Spring 13’s will also earn spot on Fall 13 Academy team, but this is optional for the player. There will be a second trout date for Spring 13’s, date TBD. No matter what your player’s skill level, we offer a program for them.
DLL will be holding the tryouts for their Academy 50/70 program on Saturday 8/23 at San Ramon Valley High School Varsity field. The tryouts and player evaluations will be conducted by the Hoots Baseball Club coaching staff. The Academy team is reserved for the highest evaluated players. Tryout times are as follows (all ages are Spring 2015). If you cannot make this Saturday tryout, please send e-mail to DLL League Admin with player’s name, age and e-mail contact, and we will provide a second tryout date (for DLL District or Tournament team players we will use Manager’s evaluation):
11a – 12:30p 10 & 11 Year olds
1p – 2:30p 13 year olds (for Spring Academy Team, fall ball participation optional)
3p- 4:30p 12 year olds
1. DLL Fall Academy 50/70: This program will be solely a training and development program with 1 ½ hour field training sessions held every Tuesday and Thursday and hitting clinics every other Wed. The field training will be conducted by the Hoots Baseball Club at Diablo Vista Park and hitting will be with Brad Wellman at his indoor facility in San Ramon. Fall program will start week of Sept 8th and will run through November 6th. This is 9 weeks of training. Cost will be $275 per player. We realize that many of our players participate in other sports during the Fall, therefore all trainings are optional but we just ask that you let your trainers know in advance if you are unable to make a session.
2. District 57 Fall 50/70: Danville Little League will also be participating in the District 57 Fall 50/70 program which will consist of optional team practices on Saturday and games on Sunday. This program will be separate from our Academy program. It features play on a 70 ft diamond with 50 ft pitching distance. A communication with registration instruction for this program is coming soon. We will be looking for parent volunteer manager and coaches for all age groups (10, 11, 12 & 13). Cost for this program is $100.
3. Fall Recreational League: Lastly DLL will once again be partnering with SRV and TVLL for a recreational Fall league for ages 6-12. This program is managed by San Ramon Valley LL. Attached is flyer with info on the league and registration details. Cost is $150, please register through the SRVLL website.
We encourage any players looking for baseball this fall to consider one of these three programs, whichever one fits into your ability and fall schedule. Cost for all programs are pass through expenses.
As a follow-up to the memo sent out by Arnie earlier this week, tryouts for the 2015 DLL 13 Year Old Intermediate Division Academy Team, will be held at the Varsity field at San Ramon Valley High School, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1PM. Tryouts will beconducted by The Danville Hoots Baseball Club.
We are also pleased to announce that Arnie Corral has been named as the volunteer parent Manager of the 13 Year Old Academy Team.The dedicated Hoots trainer and other volunteer coach will be named later.
As a league, we are very excited about ourcontinuedpartnership with Don Johns and the Hoots program. We believethis program partnership with the Hoots, along with Brad Wellman’s hitting instruction, will make for a very successful 2015 Spring season. Players selected for the Spring team will also have the option of participating in a Fall training program also ran by the Hoots and Brad Wellman.
Finally, as a point of clarification, this DLL Academy program, and the tryout on 8/23 at SRVHS, is NOT affiliated with the program being offered by Jim Grant, and hosted byTVLL.
Please feel free to contact myself or Arnie Corral with any questions.