Thanks to the 8th grade boys for coming out to earn their community service, by working on the fields. On October 4th, Eric Edelstein, Tanner Frank, Chris Liener, Nick Stodgell, John Wager, and Brennan Wilcox swapped out their bats and gloves for a paint brush to add a new coat of paint to the dugouts, and our new storage container. Helping the boys out were board members Pete Edelstein, Celina & Adam Frank, and Chris Stodgell.
BRIGHTON BASEBALL WOULD LIKE ALL OF OUR COACHES TO ATTEND. PARENTS CAN ATTEND THE FRIDAY SESSION FOR FREE. COACHES, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PLAYER REGISTERED, THE COST IS $40. BRIGHTON BASEBALL WILL DISCOUNT YOUR CHILD'S REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE SPRING SEASON.
Dear Coaches & Parents of Pitcher & Catchers,
One of my main concerns as a Brighton Baseball Board Member, coach, and parent s the health and wellness of our players. One way to reduce injury is for our players, especially pitchers and catchers, to properly learn the proper techniques for throwing. Pitchers and catchers are of major concern because of the number of repetitions and the force for which these positions demand. Knowing the proper mechanics is crucial to reducing throwing injuries.
On October 16-18 the National Pitching Association will be at Turf Time conducting a clinic specifically for pitchers and catchers. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn some excellent pitching/throwing fundamentals and drills. The camp will be taught by Gardy O'Flynn who is the regional director of NPA and former player in the Rangers organization, along with Dusty Odenbach, NPA Master coach and former pitcher in the Royals organization and McQuaid Jesuit here in Brighton.
On Friday evening (10/16) at Turf Time, there will be a special seminar for coaches and parents, and
on Saturday/Sunday October 17/18 at Turf Time the clinic for player will be held (ages 9-13: 9am-11:30am; ages 14+: Noon-2:30). Parents are invited to attend this session for free. Coaches, even if your son is not a pitcher we encourage you to attend too. If you attend, and coach next season, we will deduct the $40 from your child's registration.
Former Brighton Little Leaguer wins College World Series
Ernie Clement, former Brighton Little Leaguer
Congratulations Ernie Clement
On their College World Series Championship
Ernie got his start in baseball playing in Brighton Little League. After being a standout player for Brighton Highs School, he was recruited to Virginia. During this season as a freshman, he has several stellar plays, and hits that helped propel his team to the championship.
It is that time of the year when we start buying new baseball equipment for the up coming season. As our young players grow, the equipment becomes too small. Cleats, gloves, and bats all become too small. Some of this equipments can be major investments, for what may only useful for one season.
Today, a bat can be a major investment. There is a bat on the market today which is being sold for $549. That bat is not for 100% of our younger players. When considering which bat to buy, you need to think about how serious your son or daughter is about the sport, at what level of play will your player participate, and what are your families resources. Just because a bat is not $250 or more, doesn't mean it is not a good bat, and a $50 bat swung correctly, is better than one that costs a paycheck but is too heavy or long, even if it does have the coolest graphics.
Little League has set certain standards and rules for bats based on age group. All composite bats need to be approved by Little League to be legal in our program. A list of current Little League approved composite bats can be seen here.
Buying a bat of the appropriate size can be difficult, but the following chart helps simplify the process.