Dear Two River Little League Community,
We trust this letter finds you well after what we hope was a wonderful holiday weekend. Registration is active in all 5 towns through January 31st, so dig through your email from your town’s baseball contact and get registered if you haven’t done so already!
Our league is in our 7th year together, and every season we have striven to provide a better experience for our families. Some seasons the work is a bit less noticeable than others, but this year will be quite obvious. In addition to some small on-field changes with the younger ages (more to come), our big news is that we have moved Two River Little League entirely to a TeamSnap platform in 2020. If you go to our website – www.tworiverlittleleague.com (.org works too) – you will see that it is completely refreshed after a few years on the old platform. We expect you will find it easier to use and more intuitive (the “Teams” and “Schedule” menus will populate sometime in March). Even better, it is integrated with the TeamSnap team software many of you know so well already. Each team will have its own TeamSnap account, within which coaches can schedule and communicate. Further, the TRLL Directors will also be able to reach you directly, whether by town, division, topic….whatever. In short, 2020 is the year we hope to bring TRLL’s communication and customer service to a whole different level!
It is necessary to wish some of our favorite people a public thanks after finishing their commitment to TRLL over the past number of years as a Director, including Doug Stevens (Treasurer; Fair Haven), Scott McBride (Safety Officer; Red Bank), and long-serving James Salvo (Secretary; Little Silver). Further, we would be remiss if we didn’t give a quick shout out to Doug Glassmacher, the recently-retired Recreation Director of Little Silver who helped found Two River Little League. That written, we are excited to welcome aboard Joe Haelig (Red Bank), Damon Zappacosta (Little Silver), and Brad Weisgerber (Fair Haven) as new Directors, along with Little Silver’s new Recreation Director Carlye Laido.
TRLL is planning on having our 3nd annual Two River Little League night at the Lakewood BlueClaws, on Thursday, May 14th. No games will be scheduled across TRLL that night. Look for more details soon.
As many of you know, we moved to using Central Jersey Umpires last spring. There was a little adjustment to be made, but all-in-all everything worked out. We love to have our older kids stay in baseball by becoming an umpire so please encourage your child (typically of high school age) to consider trying it out. If you want more information on this, please contact our Umpire CoordinatorDan Kilkeary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some other important dates:
- The annual Coaches meeting is tentatively scheduled for 7pm on March 23rd at Knights of Columbus in Fair Haven.
- The first games of the 2020 season will begin as early as March 31st for the older players. The 2020 Spring break is from 4/10 through 4/19, meaning we will have to have a break…for break…again.
- All-Star tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of May 30th and early evening of June 1st.
- TRLL playoffs will begin as early as Tuesday, June 2nd and generally finish by June 15th.
Otherwise, get registered, stay warm, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns!
Chuck Jones, President