M-ALL Fall Ball played their last games this past weekend, the season ran from Sept - Nov, with the focus on player development. This year we had the privilege of including a team from our neighboring community. The Ravenswood team were a great add to our program and the players enjoyed meeting new kids in the community. This was also the second season for the 50/70 league. We had two teams comprised of 26 players. They played teams from Palo Alto, Redwood City and Half Moon Bay. The season ended with a tournament which provided the players with significant playing time.
Players also had the opportunity to take a few clinics this fall. The first clinic was a pitching clinic held on Sat. Oct. 25 for our AAA Fall Ball players. We had about 45 total kids attend over 2 sessions that day. The featured instructor was Joe Biagini, who is a minor league pitcher and who was in the starting rotation for the San Jose Giants this past season. Joe talked about proper mechanics and the importance of keeping your pitching delivery "simple."
The second clinic was a hitting clinic held on Sat. Nov. 1 for our Majors Fall Ball and 50/70 players. The instructor was Rich Murray, former San Francisco Giant and well-regarded Bay Area coach. Rich worked with each player individually on the tee, and he stressed the importance of always being focused and ready when you are on the field.
Big thank you to the coaches!
Looking forward to seeing everyone again in the Spring.
Registration for the Menlo-Atherton Little League 2015 Spring Season is NOW OPEN!
If you are a returning family please use your existing email to log in when prompted - this will save significant time when registering.
M-ALL is offering seven playing divisions to players age 5 to 13:
Coach Pitch (advanced T-Ball)
Single A (machine pitch)
Double A (advanced machine pitch)
Triple A (player-pitch)
We are also registering YOUTH UMPIRES age 13-17 as of April 30, 2015.
The M-ALL is now offering an Intermediate Division (50/70) for players age 13 (as of April 30, 2015). The Intermediate Division gives developing players a chance to continue playing Little League on a field sized in between a full size Major League field and a Little League Field.
The M-ALL also offers a Challenger Division for special needs players age 6 to 18.
M-ALL Hit-a-Thon and Home Run Derby a Smashing Success!
On Sunday May 18th Menlo-Atherton Little League held our annual Hit-a-Thon and Home Run Derby at Burgess Park. Players across all divisions showed up at Burgess throughout the day to swing their bats and raise money for the league. All funds raised for the event are going towards increased investments in player and coach development clinics, field equipment to ensure our fields are properly maintained and to provide a safe environment for players and coaches, increased city field usage fees and more scholarships to make sure a positive baseball experience is available to everyone in our community.
Final results are still being calculated, but we’re currently on track to exceed our fundraising goal! We will be announcing the various team and individual prize winners shortly, so please come back and check out the website. Raffle drawings will be selected at Player Appreciation Day on June 7th.