WARREN, NJ - The Committee to charter Warren Little League has announced approval from Little League International to join NJ District 17. Warren Little League will hold public meetings to recruit board members, coaches, and players on Monday, October 14 and Monday, October 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Warren Township Library.
The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in getting involved with the Warren Little League, or any parent seeking information . "I think the league will better serve Warren residents by offering a competitive playing style to compliment the instructional style of play offered by the Recreation League" says Parker Shannon, Warren Little League President, "There is now something for everyone."
The Warren Little League is chartered with the intent of providing a competitive style of play, normally associated with travel baseball, but with exclusive focus on the 12 week spring season and travel limited to post season all-star tournament teams which compete in Districts, Regionals, and the Little League World Series. Warren Little League will offer divisions for Minors (9-11), and try out only divisions for Majors (10-12), Intermediate (11-13) on 50/70, and Senior League (13-16) on 60/90. "I disagree with the mindset that baseball is losing players to soccer and lacrosse", says Shannon, "Travel baseball is a growth business in New Jersey, we are losing players because the local leagues aren't playing the same game as travel. I see a market opportunity to play travel style in a local league setting where watching the Warren Little League is a town event and not just a team event, as is often the case with travel."
Little League District 17 membership offers the opportunity to construct a travel style inter league regular season schedule against Watchung, Green Brook, Somerset Hills, Tewksbury, Dunellen, Bound Brook, Middlesex, South Bound Brook, Piscataway, and Franklin Township. Little League District 17 Administrator, Robert Ball, says " As long as Warren Little League can field one team, we can put together a travel schedule against other District 17 teams and help Warren Little League get off the ground."
"I understand that no league can be perfect, says Parker Shannon, but the economics of running a league creates incentive to broaden the base by lowering the playing standards. Joining the Warren Little League in October will give all members an opportunity to participate in establishing our own set of local rules." Monthly meetings will be open to all members and all members in good standings will vote on rules; not just the Board of Directors. Contact Parker Shannon for questions or information at 732-500-3220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.