Great job to Irondequoit and to all that participated in the Williamsport Experience 2014! Teams from Irondequoit, Webster, Victor, and Penfield were all invited to attend in 2014; this is the second consecutive year an Irondequoit team has been asked to participate. Each Team played three games at both Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums in Williamsport NY: home of The Little League World Series. Special thanks to Chuck Lamagra from Victor for organizing the event. Much more coming on the event so stay tuned!
General Membership Meeting Information w/ 2015 BOD candidates
2014 Irondequoit Little League
General Membership Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors
How does it work? How can I contribute? How can I volunteer?
How can I get elected to the Board of Directors?
The 2014 IRLL General Membership Meeting and election of the Board of Directors will take place on Tuesday October 7th at Eastridge Cafe @ 6:30pm
The meeting is open to all general members and includes:
Presentation of “2014 in review” by the current Board of Directors
Board of Directors for 2014-15 will be announced
Who is a member? If your child played in IRLL in 2014, you are a member! If you did not have a child in the program but were an active volunteer, you are a member!
There are two types of members:
General Members: Parents of players, managers, coaches, Board of Directors, and other active IRLL volunteers.
Voting Members: General members who completed a 2014 Volunteer Application form, were assigned a position, and actively fulfilled that position. A ballot will be emailed to all voting members on September 26th.
With respect to the election, below is a review of the process:
Any general member in good standing can be self-nominated or nominated by another individual to the IRLL Board of Directors.
A nominee should send in a head shot photo and a few sentences on why they wish to be on the IRLL Board. The photo and paragraph will be posted on the website for everyone to view.
Nominations for election to the IRLL Board of Directors should be emailed to:
by September 26th.
An email will be sent to all general members listing the slate of nominees, as well as a posting on the IRLL website.
A voting ballot will be emailed to all voting members on September 26th
A completed ballot must be emailed to election officers: no later than Oct 5th .
Any ballots received after Oct 5th will not be counted.
Summary of Key Dates:
September 10th Notice of General Membership Meeting sent to general members
and requests for nominees begins.-COMPLETE
September 25th Nominations for new Board of Directors closes-COMPLETE
September 26th List of nominees will be emailed and published to our website
for the General Membership, and Voting Members will be
sent ballots via email.-COMPLETE
October 5th Last day to submit vote via email to
October 7th New Board of Directors will be announced at the
General Membership Meeting
My coaching career began in 1999 as a basketball coach at Webster Christian School. In the past fourteen years I have coached Boys Varsity/JV and now Modified for the past seven years. My youth coaching experience began in 2011 with EIAA soccer and AISA baseball. I have coached soccer for three seasons and T-Ball/Rookie for 4 seasons. I would like to run for the board again this year because I would like to volunteer more time to our league. I am dedicated, organized and committed to my teams and the league. I have four children eight years or younger and would like to help them and other kids have fun playing sports.
I have been on the Board for the past 6 seasons (4 with AISA and the last 2 with IRLL). I am a coach/parent who wants to see this league grow and prosper. I work very hard to keep up with the fields. And i work even harder to be the best coach that i can be. One of my biggest goals is to see ALL of our kids succeed.
Chris Brown Jr.
Baseball has been a lifelong passion of mine since before I can remember. Now, as a father of 3 young boys, I have a vested interest in the future of Irondequoit Little League Baseball so that they have the opportunity to experience the fun of America's favorite pastime as I did as a boy. It would be my honor to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. I had the pleasure of coaching T-Ball this past Spring and I wish to increase my involvement so that I can contribute to making this organization more of a success.
I have been a Manager/Coach within IRLL for 6 years and have coached from Rookie level through Majors level Travel/Tournament teams.
I have been a Board Member since 2013 and have held additional roles within the organization including Player Agent, Majors Commissioner, Fall Ball Coordinator, Travel Coordinator, and Marketing Coordinator. Additionally I hold the position of Marketing Director for District 4 Little League and took an active role in helping to create and implement the 2014 Marketing Plan including re-branding efforts, new websites, enhanced social media presence, and the highly successful Travel Opening Day which drew attendance by politicians and mainstream media outlets.
I am excited to continue the efforts which have enabled IRLL to grow not only in numbers but in the opportunities it provides to our youth in the community: helping to make them not only better athletes but more importantly better people.
My name is John Calenzo and I would love to be on the Irondequoit little league board again this year. I've been a restaurant General manager for 9 years and have been in management for over 18 years. I have a national food safety certification, which of course is necessary if we are to have any future plans of concessions. I order inventory for gross sales of well over $1 million and have good relationships with multiple food vendors in the Rochester area. I have been a manager or coached for 7 years both on house and travel teams. I have a vision of every kid in Irondequoit playing under the same organization....Irondequoit little league.
I would like to be considered for the Board of Directors again this year because I have an undying love and passion for Baseball. I enjoy teaching kids about the game and about staying true to the sport by "honoring the game" rather than "winning at all costs". I feel that IRLL is a great league with a lot of great people involved and would love to help steer it in the right direction. I believe that with the right people on board we can make IRLL a premier league in District 4 Little League, and I would love to be one of those people.
I carry the following certifications:
Little League Certified Double Goal Coach
American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
American Red Cross First Aid Certified
I'm interested in being on the board to help make Irondequoit a baseball town. I want to make sure my children and their peers learn to play and respect the game the right way. Baseball is something that brought my family together as a child and my goal is pass that bond onto both my boys... as well as the other Irondequoit families in the community.
I believe the children in IRLL need to learn to play the right way while also respecting the game of baseball. This will help each child with life after baseball.
My name is Sheri Koepke. I joined the board in 2014. I felt I could contribute most to the league if I understood how things were done “behind the scenes” and be an active participant in the decision making and growth of the league. I soon became involved in fundraising, worked with the treasurer to prepare monthly financials and helped with uniform distribution. I would like to remain on the board in 2015 to continue to work towards the goals and visions we have for Irondequoit Little League’s future.
I have been an active member of Irondequoit Little League (formerly IAA) for the past seven years. During my tenure I have been a Baseball Head Coach from T-Ball through the Majors Levels. In 2011, I became a member of the Board of Directors and was appointed Minors Co-Commissioner and continued that responsibility into 2012; in 2013 he held the role of Majors Commissioner and League Scheduler for the House League. In 2012, I was instrumental in forming the Fall Ball League which has grown to more than 150 players in 2013 while also assisting with the (new) Little League Travel Baseball Program.
My philosophy is to have a community centered program for the hundreds of boys and girls that participate each year and one that is a positive reflection of the many coaches and volunteers which help make Little League possible in Irondequoit. “My goal is to grow Irondequoit Little League into an organization that establishes a strong development model and strives to continuously improve that model to ensure that all the young boys and girls have the right baseball and softball experience and that our coaches receive the proper training and support in the program.”
I believes that IRLL can become a program that meets the needs of all levels of players regardless of skill level and that it can be accomplished by reaching out to the community and encouraging greater volunteer participation. My goals are to provide bigger and better opportunities to play baseball by participating in the numerous local and regional tournaments throughout the entire year.
My vision is to leverage local and state governments to help improve baseball and softball facilities in Irondequoit. By working together as - One Community, One League – I believe baseball and softball have a bright future in Irondequoit.
I accept the nomination and would like to continue on the IRLL board for another season. If the position of treasurer is still available I would like to be considered for that role. Serving with the board has been a great experience and I'm humbled to be working with some amazing board volunteers. The passion and dedication of the current board members is inspiring and I hope there will be an expanded presence and participation in the upcoming season. Aspiring to provide an amazing baseball and softball experience in the spirit of the Little League mission is personally motivating. And having two participants benefiting from this program doesn't hurt either!
Having been involved with the Irondequoit Little League through AISA and AIAA as both a parent and coach, I feel I am acutely aware of where our organization has some challenges and where we excel. It’s easy to critique from the sidelines but more effective to be part of the solution, which is why I feel my input into the organization as a whole can help us overcome these obstacles and make IRLL better.
I joined the board in November 2013 to try to make a difference in the lives of the children of Irondequoit that are a part of this league. I’m very proud to say that I have been a part of watching this league grow and cannot wait to see where we go from here.
I am interested in joining the Board of Directors so that I can be a part of helping the league get to the next level. My son has been a participant for the last few years, and I am excited about the changes that I continue to see. I am a strong believer in positive coaching and reinforcement of good skills in the players. I see the need for continued growth in the league as well as unification between softball and baseball. I am proud of the improvements that our league has made and would like to continue to be a part of it.
I would like to participate and be involved in Irondequiot Little League as a board member in hopes of continuing moving the league forward in positive direction.
I have lived in Irondequoit since 2006 and my wife and I plan to continue raising our children and calling it home for many more years to come. This is an excellent community and a wonderful place to live. I have two younger children, one boy who is just beginning his Little League career and one little girl who will be starting hers in the next few years.
I coached the T-Ball division this past year and am now coaching the rookie division this fall. I have enjoyed my time with the kids and the parents more than I could have ever imagined. I will continue to dedicate whatever extra time I have to the Irondequoit Little League and to the community in general.
I believe I would be a great addition to the board because of my loyalty to this community, as well as my belief that sports and activity go a long way in making our children one day, become overall better people.
Reminder: Irondequoit Little League 2015 Baseball Travel Meeting
Attention 2015 Baseball Travel Team 10U,12U,13U Managers/Coaches , prospective Travel Managers/Coaches, and Parents:
There will be a meeting held September 29th 6:30 PM at the Ridge Culver Firehouse 2960 Culver Rd for Travel Managers/Coaches.
Meetings for other age groups will be held at later dates.
The agenda for the meeting will be to formally draft players to teams with assigned Managers /Coaches and to discuss additional options regarding tournament play throughout the 2015 season.
Parents/Players should expect to be notified of potential team assignment/selections by October 15th. Note: A prospective player must have attended an Evaluation to be potentially selected to a Travel Team. An Evaluation does not guarantee selection to a Team.
Based on past evaluation turnout in August/September we are excited to announce we are expecting Travel Team participation in 2015 to increase approximately 100% from what it was in 2014.
If you are a Travel Manager/Coach and unable to attend please contact Dave Calarco and Pete LaPietra in advance.
Since 2006, Little League® has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to provide a framework and tools for local Little League volunteers to develop a culture of positive, character-building competition. Recently, Little League extended this partnership to include relevant information for the Little League Coach and the Little League Parent, with the addition of two FREE quick-courses. These quick-courses provide a framework to develop a positive coach-parent partnership and to be a powerful sports parent from the stands.
Little League Double-Goal Coach®: Little League Double-Goal Coaches have two goals, winning, and more importantly, teaching life lessons through baseball and softball. Double-Goal Coach takes its name from a book by PCA Founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson and is the inspiration for the online Little League Double-Goal Coach Course.
Second-Goal Parent: Just as Little League Double-Goal Coaches have two goals -- winning, and more importantly, teaching life lessons through baseball and softball -- Little League and Positive Coaching Alliance aim for “Second-Goal” Parents, who are focused on the “second goal” of helping children take life lessons from sports.
Over the last month the Irondequoit Little League (IRLL) Softball Majors ‘Blue Thunder’ Team, made up of 5th through 7th graders, has rallied behind Avrie in her fight against leukemia. They traded their traditional blue socks for orange ones, wear Avrie tee-shirts and bracelets, and start and end their games with cheers for her.
Most recently they finished a pledge drive, collecting donations for each run scored over four games. In those four games the girls crossed the plate 57 times, and in the process raised a total of $1,028.35 for ‘Team Avrie’.
The board of directors would like to thank the Blue Thunder' for giving back to your community. What a wonderful way to represent Irondequoit Little League.
2. Click on Teams, then click on Select a Team, and then choose the appropriate "Season" and then choose the desired team
3. After the screen refreshes to the home page for that team, click on Teams again and then click on Schedule.
4. After the screen refreshes to the team's schedule, click on the small calendar icon next to the word Schedule and then click on the options button. Click on subscribe and choose iCal. You should get a pop up asking if you want to subscribe to the calendar. Click Subscribe and you should then see a pop up confirming the subscription.
That's it. All of your team's scheduling events going forward will automatically be synced with your iOS device for the remainder of that season. At the end of each season you'll want to delete that calendar from your device (in Settings, go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars), and you'll want to re-do the above steps to add the schedule at the beginning of each new season.
There also an app that you can download to your phone
At Roberto's Kids, their global reach and leadership bridges the gap between different cultures through baseball. Their organization partners with communities as they develop and nurture social responsibility.
They achieve that through the collection and distribution of new and gently worn baseball equipment. They work with baseball leagues, charitable organizations, individuals and retailers in the United States, Canada and Latin American countries and AIAA is one of them.
We have already sent one shipment over 200 lbs.! We will be preparing a donation of gently used baseball & softball equipment in the near future. If you are looking to purge some of your child's equipment or uniforms to make room in your house please email Dave Calarco at:
This is a great opportunity to give back to the baseball community.
They have sent us a thank you letter for our first shipment. You may see that letter by clicking here.
If you want more information about this organization click here to be brought to their page.
General Dates/Times of Play, Practice and Fee by Division
Weekdays; Games start at 6:30pm and last for more than an hour
Coaches may want player on the field for warm ups at 6pm. Junior and Senior divisions start earlier.
Saturdays; Games may be scheduled anywhere from 9am to 6pm
Another holiday is in full swing and more are coming. Make some room in your home and bring your empty bottles to Ridge Nickelback located at 4389 Culver Road. AIAA has an account set up there. All you need to do is drop them off, you don't even need to wait for Nickelback to process them. They do all the work for you!
The proceeds from this bottle drive will go towards continued improvements of our fields and spring programs as well.
Thier hours are Monday-Saturday: 9 am-6 pm or on Sunday: 10 am- 4 pm and let them know that they are being donated for AIAA. Our account number is 93.
Please make sure you read all these and follow for 2014.
Parent and Guardian Responsibilities
Irondequoit Little League Baseball and Softball
1.A parent, guardian or other designated adult MUST accompany each child to all practices and games.
2.Plan your schedule accordingly for an “on time” arrival to games and practices. Coaches may ask that kids be there 30 minutes prior to game time for warm ups and position assignments.
3.In the event of a medical emergency or injury, the parent is responsible for all medical decisions and treatment for their child.
4.Please make your coach aware of any health, medical conditions, allergies or any expected absences due to illness or other schedule conflicts.
5.If lightning is observed anywhere in the vicinity of a game or practice, all play must end immediately and the field must be evacuated as quickly as possible. An “all clear “may be given after a 20 minute waiting period.
6.In the event of questionable weather, plan on attending the game unless you are contacted by the head coach or Irondequoit Little League prior to the game. There may be occasions when a final decision to play is made at the field.
7.Parents and coaches are expected to be good role models for sportsmanship and teamwork. Let’s all do our best to have fun and praise the good effort despite the score.
8.Support the umpires, coaches, managers and the local and Little League rules. Arguments and foul language will not be tolerated. Contact league officials regarding any concerns or questions.
9.We are guests on ALL of the fields where we play. Please follow the carry in/carry out policy. Report any safety concerns to your coach or your division commissioner.
**** Alcohol, Tobacco and Pets are NOT allowed on the fields where we practice or play games.*****
AIAA Baseball & Softball is a volunteer organization.
All funds collected through registration fees and sponsorships are used to cover the costs of uniforms, equipment, insurance, and umpire fees. We have other administrative costs such as website hosting, banking, telephone and copying.
Our coaches are folks who give of their time to help kids have fun learning and enjoying the games of baseball and softball.
Our administrators do all they can to keep things running smoothly.
If you have suggestions or would like to donate your time or sponsorship please contact us.