Monday, August 13, 2012

Fall Softball League opening day SEPT. 9th, 2012

Attention Bluejays! 

There is an opportunity to sign up for the Fall softball League which begins Sept. 9th 

WHAT:  ALYBF Girls’ Fall Softball Instructional League
WHEN:  Sunday September 9th, September 16th, September 23rd and September 30th.  October 7th and 14th.  Times are 5 pm to 7 pm each Sunday evening.
WHO:  Girls age 8 to 13 (they will be split up according to Minors and Majors.  Age as of April 30th of 2013.  That means PonyTailers are eligible.) Any younger girls still contact Ron.
WHERE:  Instructional League will be played at Bleser and Vergei Fields.  We have lights.   
HOW:  Cost - $30 checks made payable to ALYBF (cost covers insurance, umpires and t-shirts) 

Contact – send email of interest to Ron Jantz at   please email your interest as soon as you can – to help with the planning of teams and overall numbers
WHY: To encourage the softball interest and development of girls in our community

Friday, July 20, 2012

Congratulations to the Blue Jays and A Special Thank You!

Thank you Parents and Blue Jays for an amazing 1st year coaching! I appreciate all your help and support! I couldn't have done it without you ALL!

Special thanks to Sandy Bockelman, Erin Williams, Vic G, Bill and Margo Bondar and Zoe Cummings for helping coach the girls, especially with pitching!

Congratulations to Amelia, Katie and Courtney who represented the Blue Jays at the ALL Star game last night. All the girls did GREAT! Courtney was one of the only pitchers to have a girl hit off her pitching. Amelia had a great play at second base and Katie had a great hit! They each received a special medal.

Look out ALYBF, next year's Blue Jay's will be a force to be reckoned with. The Phillies team had 8 girls moving up to the minors. I believe we have 4, so the BJ team will be great! I will be moving up with Courtney next season! Good Luck to all of you! Think about coaching, it's a great experience all around! Thank you all for a wonderful summer. I had a blast coaching each of the girls. They ALL have come a long way!

Thanks to the girls that showed up last night to support the team and get their trophies! I still have 3 trophies out of 13 left. I will leave them on my front porch bench through the weekend if you would like to pick them up. Email me, for my address. Thanks again!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

ALL STAR GAME Thursday July 19th Blesser Park

Mark your calendar! The girls will have an ALL Star Game this coming Thursday July 19th @ Blesser Park either Vergei  or Blesser fields.  Warm up's start at 7:30pm.

I have lots of trophies!  For those girls not moving up, please attend the all star game to receive your trophy.

The All Star game will only be for the girls that are 8 by April 30th.  I thought it would be fun for all the girls to watch the game and cheer on their teammates!

In order to play, you will need to advise me that your daughter will be playing and makes the cut off. They will be put on a team with other players from other teams.

Thanks! Laurie

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Just got word from Ron Jantz that there will not be any games on JULY 3rd. 

"I just spoke with the city…there will be no games at Weiss next Tuesday.  Avon Lake Fireworks festivities will begin at 6:30 that night at Weiss with a concert and such so there will be no activity on fields." 
~Ron Jantz ALYBF

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Team Photo Tuesday June 19th 5:45

Due to all the travel during the Memorial Day weekend our Team Photo was rescheduled.

We will be taking our team photo June 19th Tuesday at 5:45 at Weiss Field prior to our game.

Parent volunteer coaches are welcome to join the photo. Bring your SMILE!

                                                                        Photo Credit: Shutter stock

Pitching Clinic Sundays 6-7 Weiss Field #5

Below is an excerpt from Ron Jantz from the ALYBF Pony Tail League in regards to a pitching clinic that they are holding. We will use this as our training ground for pitchers. If your child wants to pitch, plan on attending these Sunday night clinics. We will use 15 minutes of our practice for the girl to use those skills and warm up. This will take lots of practice for consistancy. Thanks for your support.

"I would like to invite all of you and any players moving up to the Minors to the pitching and catching instructional workouts we hold on Sunday nights from 6 to 7 pm on Weiss Field #5.  


Soon,  you will start to have your older players pitch (three pitches per batter) in your games.   Before you get to that point I would ivite you to come out ad learn the basics of windmill pitching and how to teach the girls some very simple and effective drills they can practice own with too.

Every Sunday night (except this Sunday) on Weiss #5 from 6 to 7 pm."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday June 12th Game

*We mentioned an early practice for pitching this week, BUT we will not start til next week. Be at the field at the normal time 6PM.

*New Batting Order and Positions tonight!

*Snack is Cummings.

*We will begin pitching tryouts next week. We will need about 4 girls to effectively pitch in the last 1/2 of the season. With that said, I know that they all need to be taught. So....

*Mrs. Williams will be our pitching coach. We are working out the details as to when we were going to have the extra practice for pitching. These are the names of the pitchers that said they were interested:


Let me know if there is anyone else that I missed.