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Harvester Park Little League 

Serving Burr Ridge, Darien, Willowbrook, Willow Springs, Indian Head Park, Countryside and Downers Grove

Representing the communities of Burr Ridge, Darien, Willowbrook,
Willow Springs, Indian Head Park, Countryside and Downers Grove as the introduction to organized youth baseball, we hope you and your child will have a very enjoyable season. Our program is open to all players and emphasizes fundamental baseball in a positive atmosphere, where the main goals are learning the game and having fun.
 

 

On-Line registration for the 2014 baseball season closes on January 31, 2014.

For more details on our league about dates, times and divisions, please see our Information Page or FAQ section.


 

Questions about the Harvester Park "Hammers" Travel Team?


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Top 10 Things Your Kid Wants You To Do!
by posted 04/13/2014
 

Top 10 Things Kids Want Parents To Do in Youth Sports
 
"Organized youth sport is a valuable form of recreation for millions of children (Weinberg & Gould, 2007) made possible by substantial adult involvement (Weiss & Fretwell, 2005). Coaches and parents can be a source of support or a source of stress throughout the "sport careers" of young athletes (Fredricks & Eccles, 2004; Smith & Smoll, 2007). Some adults may behave in ways that promote stress in children simply because they do not understand how children want them to behave (Omli, LaVoi, & Wiese-Bjornstal, 2008)."
-From Kids Speak Project
We hear the extreme stories in the news: "Youth league parent jailed for punching coach (or umpire)".

Umpires tell me there is more yelling and jeers from parents at youth levels than at the high school and college levels.

We see it in more subtle ways in players as a youth league coach.
  • Coaching kids from the stands or by the fence, kids do worse because they are confused that the coach is telling them one thing and a parent another.
  • Parents who criticize for every out or error that leads to kids being overly critical of their own performance. The exceedingly high expectations parents place on them can't be met so kids tense up and under-perform.
So what's the primary solution? The development of new educational programs for parents at the local league levels? A greater emphasis in umpires ejecting parents for disruptive behavior?

The simple solution is to listen to what your kids want.

What do they want? According to Dr. Jens Omil, of the Institute Child Development at the University of Minnesota, who asked kids as part of the Kids Speak project, here are the Top 10 Things Kids Want Parents to Do at Youth Sport Events:
  1. Go to their games and watch them play.
  2. Tell them that they did a good job.
  3. Clap after their team does something good.
  4. Encourage them after the game if their team lost.
  5. Encourage them while they are playing.
  6. Control your own emotions.
  7. Say “good try” if they make a mistake.
  8. Bring treats for them and their teammates.
  9. Take pictures or video of the game while they play.
  10. Compliment the umpire or referee if they make a good call.
And here are the Top 5 Things Kids DO NOT Want Parents to do at Youth Sports Events:
  1. Tell them to break the rules.
  2. Swear or say “bad words” loud enough for them to hear.
  3. Say mean things to the other team or umpires.
  4. Yell at them if they make a mistake.
  5. Argue with parents from the other team.
Pass this article along to parents, coaches or anyone associated with youth sports. Let's have a great season out there.
 

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Find us on Facebook!!!
by posted 10/29/2013
 
 

Harvester Park Little League and Hammers Baseball are now on Facebook!

 
Hello Everyone!
 
We are pleased to announce that Harvester Park Little League (HPLL) is now on Facebook.
 
HPLL is looking to make this a hub for our league. The goal for the Facebook page is to have another way to connect with all of you. Not only will we update Facebook with important league events and announcements but we will be consistently sharing links from around the web that we think may be of interest to you and will be looking for more and more ways to connect with you.  
 
We invite you to "Like" us so you can stay up to date with all things HPLL and Hammers.  Please share our page with friends, share interesting links that you may find, start discussion threads and have fun!  Feel free to post, ask questions and connect with your fellow members. We welcome your feedback!
 
 

www.facebook.com/harvesterparkll
 


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HPLL 2014 All-Star Team Rosters
by posted 07/03/2013
 

 

Harvester Park Little League
2014 All-Star Team Rosters

Please see the All-Star Information page for details
about the All-Star Team selection process

 

Congratulations to all the players selected
to represent HPLL as an All-Star!!

IMPORTANT: 
All Players must respond to the
President ( ) of the league by Sunday, June 22, 2014 with their acceptance to play on the team.
 
8U Tournament All-Star Team
 
Coaches
Paris Lewis
Jimmy Haimann
Gary Wojtulewicz
Sam Murante
Fred Ragsdale
 
 
Players (Listed Alphabetically)
Will Ciastko
Jack Dillon
Jack Gricas
Nate Harris
Landon Jasinski
Ryan Lewis
Andrew Miller
Luke Murante
Michael Parrott
Fredrick Ragsdale
Dilan Reddy
Dominic Scardigli
Sam Schyler
Ryan Tobias
Will Turcich
Shane Walker
Rowan White
Nicholas Wojtulewicz
 

Majors Division American League 10U District Tournament All-Star Team
Coaches
Greg Dimit
George Daker
Matt Harmon
John Santaniello

Players (Listed Alphabetically)
JT Black
George Daker IV
Gavin Dimit
Ryan Farago
David Garza
Sam Harmon
Kyle Jannenga
Avery Levine
Aaron Perez
Fredrick Ragsdale
Gino Roncone
Jake Santaniello
Josh Santaniello
Max Santaniello
 
Majors Division National League 10U District Tournament All-Star Team
Coaches
Mark Paloucek
Tony Crotty
Rajer Shah
Vince Esposito

Players (Listed Alphabetically)
Ryan Ables
Gabe Bokich
Charlie Breen
Cameron Crotty
Jack Doppke
Vinnie Esposito
Van Gaetto
John Malec
Luke Merkle
Matthew O'Connell-Paloucek
Justin Shah
Mikey Spano
 

50/70 Division 12U District Tournament All-Star Team
Coaches
Mike Miranda
Joe Pellegrino
Ron White

Players (Listed alphabetically)
Tyler Anderson
Ryce Borzym
Jack Breen
Tyler Breskey
Scott Casper
Donavan Domanski
Josh Lindstrom
Milan Outarsingh
Joey Pellegrino
Dan Shepardson
Marques Wesley
Aidan White
Max Zenner

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