GTLL along with the Richfield Youth Softball and Baseball Association (RYSBA) are hosting a Coaches Clinic/Parent Night February 18th starting at 6 p.m. at the Sterling Chalet in Richfield. This event will offer something for everyone. Our lineup of presenters includes former Milwaukee Brewer Don August, minor league baseball player, and Brewer Camp instructor Dean Haase. These individuals have exceptional baseball knowledge and will give informational talks about all aspects of pitching, hitting, throwing and catcher play. If you are a first time coach or seasoned veteran this clinic will benefit you. There’s no doubt a lot of good information will be shared at this event.
While I’m very excited and grateful for the “baseball” people we have speaking, I’m even more interested in hearing what our opening speaker has to say. Germantown School Superintendent JeffHolmes will be discussing his views and opinions on youth sports and their role and impact on academics. Jeff has forewarned us that his remarks about the topic will be candid.
There is no doubt that the landscape of youth sports is much different today than it was when we were “kids”. As my kids get older it seems like I ask this question of myself daily. “Am I doing the right thing?” The hard part about that question is there is no immediate answer. So to find some feedback, I look to you all, my fellow parents. I look at what you’re doing, and how you’re parenting. When we get a chance to have adult conversation with one another what do we do??? We talk about our kids. Our daily struggles of getting meals prepared, teeth brushed, home work done, etc. All while we juggle work, family time, and getting our kids to where they have to be.
On Thursday, February 18, we have a chance to hear another perspective to that age old parenting question “Am I doing the right thing”? Superintendent Holmes has made a career out of educating children and giving them the proper tools to be successful adults. I can’t think of better person to address our coaches and families. If you have an open hour or so next Thursday I would love to meet you and share some “adult conversation”.
Thanks so much for your time and interest in GTLL. If you like what you are seeing please share your experience with your friends. If you have other ideas on how we can improve, or you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us at GTLL.
Saturday, February 20th at 6:00pm at the Sterling Chalet in Hubertus
Join GTLL for a fun night out. Make new friends and feel free to invite old ones. The more the merrier, but no kids, this is for adults only. Bags tournament, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, head and tails, a buffet dinner, music and more!
- $25 per person for a random partner or $100 for an established team.
- Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
- Registration is due by February 1st.
Proceeds from the night go to enhance the GTLL playing fields and facilities. For more information, CLICK HERE and to download a registration form, CLICK HERE.
The Jaguar program of Germantown Little League is excited to present its 2nd AnnualMid Summer Slam youth baseball tournament on June 10th - 12th, 2016. Registration preference will be given to Little League International affiliated teams until February 1st. After Feb. 1, entries will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Your $350 entry fee will guarantee your team THREE games (weather permitting) on high school quality fields. All games will be officiated by certified umpires with awards given for 1st and 2nd places.
To register and for more information,CLICK HEREor visit the Tournament tab on our website.
My name is Jay Olszewski and I am excited to assume the responsibilities as the President of the Germantown Little League Organization. Before I introduce myself, I would like to first thank Dean Holmes and Kyle Buszkiewicz for their respective roles as President and Vice President over the past five years. I would like to also recognize and thank in advance the returning board members as well as welcome the new faces that have volunteered to join the board – I continue to be impressed and appreciate this group’s commitment to providing an experience to our kids that as a community we can be proud of.
Over the years, I have had the pleasure to meet and get to know a number of Germantown families through our involvement with our parish, our kids’ school, youth coaching, and my role within the Village. Nonetheless, in terms of my background, I grew up in Germantown and later played baseball at both the High School level and at the college level (UW-Oshkosh). I currently work for the Village of Germantown as Highway, Parks, Building and Grounds Superintendent. My wife, Julie, and I have three kids – Elli, Tyler, and Jack – whose busy schedules keep us very active.
Why did I assume this role and responsibility? GTLL brings together two things I am very passionate about, the game of baseball and young people. When I look back at my experiences in GTLL and Germantown athletics I have nothing but positive memories. I was very fortunate to be influenced by great coaches that helped shape who I am as an adult. Being an active member of GTLL ensures that I will help pass those life lessons onto our children. In many ways I feel this is my way to show my appreciation to those who have been such a great influence on me. My number one priority as GTLL president is to make sure that our organization NEVER loses sight of our goals and what Little League is all about. Providing a fun, positive, family experience that helps turn our children into respectful young adults, while enjoying the great sport of baseball/softball.
I have challenged our board to conduct an honest assessment of the current state of the program and identify opportunities for how we can further improve and ideally grow GTLL. We are currently discussing and evaluating a number of creative ideas that we expect to generate additional excitement about GTLL. Stay tuned!
NEW! For T-Ball, we have reduced your financial commitment by over 25% to $75.
We need your help by encouraging others families to join GTLL and help us spread the word – we are looking to grow and increase the number of kids participating this upcoming season.
Please visit and follow GTLL on our Facebook page – we currently have over 380 followers. https://www.facebook.com/Germantown-Little-League-121164737894650/
Finally, one key to the success of our program will be your time and involvement with GTLL. Thank you in advance for you generosity of your time.
If you have any questions, ideas, comments – please do not hesitate to e-mail myself (email@example.com), or Mike Groeschl (Vice President – firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Scott Peterson (Vice President – email@example.com )
Thank you and before you know it…it will be time to PLAY BALL!!