We wanted to send an update from District 30 (our local district) and Little League International. Unfortunately, it has been strongly recommended that we extend the suspension of the season to Monday, May 11th.
While this is very difficult news to take, the decision to put the health and safety of our kids ahead of the season is not difficult at all. As a board, we couldn’t be more disappointed to see two months of our season wiped out, but we know it’s the right decision.
May 11th is after our expected Closing Ceremonies but we are hopeful, as Little League Int’l states in the link below, that we may be able to find time in the late spring or early summer to have some games. There are more questions than answers right now, but as we move forward, we’ll continue to communicate with all of you as we learn more.
Additionally, Major League Baseball has extended their expected opening day beyond their initial estimate. We have not heard a result on how Angels Day will ultimately be handled, but will also communicate that as soon as we hear anything regarding continued postponement, or cancellation and subsequent refunds.
As a group, we are extremely disappointed to not be playing baseball right now. For many of us, we probably enjoy watching our kids play more than they actually enjoy playing. We are all looking forward to being back out there, whenever that is.. May, June, Fall… or next Spring…. The most important thing now is to do what we can as a community to support each other through this very unique time in our lives.
If you have questions, please don’t be shy to reach out to me or anyone that you know on the board.
We'll be in touch as the days and weeks ahead to provide any additional information as it becomes available to us.
Take care, be safe, and stay healthy.
We are pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership for the 2020 season. As you may or may not know, this year, we have an official league photographer. His name is Jim Mugno from “Moonyo Sports Photography and Display” In addition to shooting our team and individual photos for the season, Jim is going to visit each of our 20 teams throughout the season and shoot Action Shots of our players. Each week, each player (who is present) from the teams will have one action shot waiting for them at the snack bar as a gift from TELL and “Moonyo”. When you pick up your photo, please take a moment to look through the other shots of your player that Jim has taken. They will be for sale for $6 each, $1 of which comes back to TELL and $1 more from each is donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Most players have 5 photos to choose from with pitchers from the game having five more.
Each week, Mr. Mugno will pick his favorite photo from each team. These will be the “Pictures of the week.” and will be featured weekly on our Facebook Page. Towards the end of the season, we will vote on the Best of the Best of Mr. Mugno’s photos for the “Picture of the Year.” The Player featured in the Picture of the Year will receive a very special gift from TELL and Mr. Mugno at Closing Day Ceremonies.
Here are the players from 2/29
Check out the gallery below to see these great pics!
Please visit and “Like” the MoonyoSports Photography & Display FB Page
We look forward to seeing the photos Jim takes for us each week through the season.
Below is a summary of our events for the 2020 season. Pass these on to your families and friends as we approach the new year!
Welcome to the 2020 TELL season. As we begin preparation for next year, we want to communicate our updated volunteer program that is designed to communicate the numerous ways that you can contribute to the continued success of our league. As you may know, TELL is a non-profit organization that relies on our dedicated volunteers to keep our league going strong. It takes a diverse group of individuals with a diverse set of skills to help maximize the impact we have on our kids.
As we do each year during registration, we will be asking you to inform the league of where you can commit your time for the categories listed below.
For this season, we are implementing a credit system that will bring focus to key areas of need. A total of six (6) credits per player will satisfy the volunteer commitment. Credits are based on the approximate time commitment for each of the associated responsibilities. Below is the list of duties and their associated credits:
Board Member – 6 credits
Team Manager – 6 credits
Team Parent – 6 credits
Team coach – 6 credits
Umpire – 3 credits (Single A thru Majors)
Snack Shack – 3 credits
Scorekeeper – 1 credit (Single A thru Majors)
There will be opportunities throughout the season to earn volunteer hours for working special events and field days. Some of the fun things we do that require help are Opening day, Grandparents day, Pancake breakfast, Closing ceremonies and field days prior to the season starting and during the season.
If your schedule does not permit, you may choose the option of a $250 tax deductible donation to the league, per player, to cover the six credits. The donation for a family with more than one player is $350.
Our board members will be working with managers and coaches to ensure that the volunteer work is spread as equally as possible between all our families.
An important reminder is all volunteers must complete a volunteer application each year to be used for a background search.
Volunteer obligations must be scheduled by April 15th for scheduling purposes.
Thank you very much for taking the time to volunteer. Your involvement in the league is so important to our growth and success.
We look forward to seeing you all soon at our fields.
For Tustin Sports Park availability, not UTT or other school fields.
Phone: (714) 502-8010
For school fields only (including UTT), not for city fields.
Phone: (714) 730-7327 option 1