The fall season is a wonderful time to begin a journey of playing baseball, work on skills not necessarily fostered during the fast paced spring season, or try new positions. MCLL has always viewed the fall season as more of an opportunity to improve the level of play and competition for our players looking to take their game to the next level during the spring. It is in that light that MCLL wishes to bring you up to speed on some changes to our upcoming fall season that will soon be broadcast to the community as well. Changes that, once fully implemented, we believe will be extremely beneficial for both player development and league effectiveness/sustainability long term.
First, the newly seated MCLL Board of Directors has decided to transform the typical fall season encompassing just a few teams into a multi-faceted instructional league set up and administered similar to popular baseball camps held across the state each summer and fall. The benefit of such camps is the quality instruction the players receive as they are generally run by professional coaches with age appropriate skill sets in mind with experience running efficient drills and practices. Outside of these camps, it is difficult for players to get this type of high quality instruction without parents breaking the bank. Further, camps of this nature generally last one to five sessions. The 2016 MCLL Fall Camp will encompass eight sessions, making it truly unique and a wonderful value.
The 2016 MCLL Fall Ball Camp will be second to none in the region as MCLL is very proud and excited to announce that Tyler Porter, Head Coach of the Elkins High School baseball program, has agreed to facilitate and run this camp through a partnership with MCLL. Coach Porter’s extensive history and success coaching the game of baseball and building quality young men will be a welcome influence to the MCLL facility. It is our belief that the MCLL players will benefit greatly from working with Coach Porter and his staff. How better to get your player on the path of a successful baseball career than working with a proven, successful baseball coach and his staff?
The 2016 MCLL Fall Ball Camp will begin October 3rd and run four weeks in total. Camp sessions will be conducted on Monday and Wednesday of each week from 5:30 to 7:30 at the MCLL facility. Drills and sessions will be tailored to the ages of the players involved by Coach Porter and his staff.
Players already registered for the 2016 Fall Ball season are automatically enrolled in the 2016 MCLL Fall Ball Camp and nothing else is required to participate.
Players not currently registered that would like to participate are still eligible to do so, and all age groups from tee ball to high school are encouraged to register and participate. Registration will remain open through the camp session, allowing players and parents to determine how many sessions they take part in without the commitments of weekend games, etc. This will hopefully make scheduling easier for busy families juggling other fall sports such as football or soccer that play on the weekends primarily.
The 2016 MCLL Fall Ball Camp is a bargain when compared to other camps or shortened fall seasons in our area. For just $99 (plus $6 online registration fee), your player will receive the highest level quality instruction from one of our areas most visible and prominent coaches in Coach Tyler Porter of Elkins High School. Again, if your player is already registered for the 2016 Fall season, there is no additional charge to you. The MCLL Fall Camp format will be replacing the typical fall season format until further notice. Registered Players not wishing to participate will be afforded the option to receive a refund of $99 or have their registration fee rolled over to be applied to the upcoming Spring 2017 season. If you wish to activate either of these two options, all you need to do is communicate your desire to the MCLL Player Agent, Nakia Edwards prior to October 1st.
Registration for the 2016 Fall Ball Camp is now available. Please sign up at the link below.