Mendham and Chester Baseball and Softball Programs Agree to Merger
Players to Participate in Newly Combined League in 2016
We are excited to announce that Mendham Little League and Chester Baseball and Softball have agreed to merge our two leagues into a single youth baseball and softball program for boys and girls in the Mendhams and Chesters.
Both organizations have a proud history of serving our community’s youth baseball and softball players for many years. While the idea of merging the two leagues had been discussed by both leagues over the past few years, board members of both leagues spent a considerable amount of time discussing how a newly merged, single program could best serve the boys and girls of our communities, which resulted in this merger.
While a merger of any kind has logistical challenges, we look forward to the many benefits a combined league will provide to more than 700 players and their families, such as:
opportunities for players to enjoy baseball and softball with a larger group of players (most of whom will be their classmates in Mendham High School);
opportunities to have more narrowly defined age groups playing against each other (vs. current need to sometimes combine multiple age groups in order to have enough teams in a division);
multiple travel teams for several age groups, providing more opportunities in both the “A” and “B” levels of play;
more competitive summer/travel teams at each level;
sharing of best practices;
more field options; and
increased resource sharing and cost savings.
Ultimately, our new organization will help even further advance the commitment to provide opportunities for all players, regardless of their experience or skill level.
Please know that our newly combined single board is working diligently to iron out details around a host of items to ensure a coordinated, effective transition as we move into our first season as a single entity. We will welcome your feedback, and will seek it as well, as we work through the process.
Registration for the 2016 spring baseball and softball seasons will begin in December, 2015. An email with a registration link will be forthcoming on that date. Registration will then officially close on February 21, 2016.
We look forward to our inaugural season as a single program with great enthusiasm and excitement!
CMLL Volunteer Opportunity - Snack Shack
Dear CMBS Families,
The Chester Snack Shack, located at Muni Gazebo Park, is in need of volunteers throughout the season! Please use the Volunteer Spot link: http://vols.pt/z6ZVr2 to see dates and times and to sign up as you are able. We have highlighted which teams are playing during each time slot as some parents like to watch the games while working the shack; others may wish to sign up at at a time when their children are not playing. We will be adding additional games and opportunities throughout the season so please check back in often.
Should any games not be covered by volunteers we will be reaching out to the teams who are playing at Muni during that time. It will be that team manager's responsibility to find a parent or parents to work the shack. Should no one step up, the shack and bathrooms will not be open during that game.
We are deeply grateful for any parent who is able to volunteer time. Please let us know if you've any questions.
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/z6ZVr2
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.