Hi Parents and Players,
It's been a long spring/summer, but we are excited to finally welcome you to Team 22 in the Rookies (ages 7-8, machine pitch) Division of the Cheltenham Little League.
I'll be the manager and Mike FitzPatrick and Frank Kern will also be coaching. Please let me know if you have any interest in helping out with some drills. Previous coaching or baseball experience NOT REQUIRED! You just have to have some enthusiasm and some patience.
This is obviously a unique season and situation, but I'm certain we can still have fun and learn more about the game of baseball. I'm attaching the CLL Yellow Phase Safety Plan, which you might have already received from the league. It outlines the precautions will have in place for practices this season. We hope to have the Green Phase Plan approved by the Township soon, which would allow us to start playing games.
Schedule: There are three teams in the Rookies division this season. Our plan is to always practice/play at the same time: Mondays and Wednesday nights, 6-7:30pm, Saturdays 9-10:30am. So we'll be meeting three times a week. Once we start playing games in a few weeks, we'll have two teams play while the third team practices, and the teams will rotate through ... most likely two teams playing on Field 1, third team practicing on Field 4.
Uniforms: I don't have word on uniforms yet, but I expect to have more information by the end of the week.
Snack Stand: Bad news: due to COVID, there are no plans to open the Snack Stand this season. Good news: I won't be badgering you to volunteer in the snack stand!
Our first practice will be TOMORROW, TUESDAY, 6/30 at 6pm on Field 1 of the CLL Woodlands Complex (650 Woodland Ave, Cheltenham, PA 19012). After this first practice, we will be in routine: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm, and Saturdays at 9am.
We have some new standards in place for the players' arrival at the complex.
- In accordance with the league and township’s requirements, we need to take all participants temperature with a touchless device. Players will be measured before they enter the field.
- Players will need to use hand sanitizer before practice, during transitions between stations and following practice. I will have sanitizer at the field and the bathroom will be open for handwashing.
- Please complete the attached CLL_2020_Covid19_Waiver.pdf. If you can complete electronically, please do so and return via email to
with a copy to me. If you can’t do it electronically, please print a copy and bring it to your first practice. If you can’t print, I will have a copy available for you to sign at practice.
- Each player will be assigned a fence panel to store their gear; I’ll explain to each player at drop-off how this works.
CLL Yellow Safety Plan
Coach Andrew Kuhn