Hello Tuxedo Little League players, parents, volunteers and fans!
My name is John Sandak, the new President of Tuxedo Little League (TLL).
There have been a lot of questions, rumors and uncertainty regarding the future of our League and the 2019 Season. Myself and the entire TLL board of directors pledge to be 100% transparent regarding everything concerning our League. With that, allow me to give you a quick update.
1. We are NOT merging with Suffern Little League (SLL). Tuxedo Little League will remain an independent league for the foreseeable future. Our relationship with SLL remains in good standing and we will continue to have inter-league play with them.
2. Based on our 2018 roster, registrations thus far and our projections, we will likely not be able to field a Majors team for 2019. Our Minors team will consist of 10 and 11 year old’s. 12 year old’s have the option of playing on the TLL Minors team or registering with TLL and being waived to Suffern Majors for their last year of Little League Baseball.
We are excited to have the opportunity to focus on the development of our competitive Minors and International teams in 2019. We have a fantastic group of players on both teams with a lot of potential. We’re confident that with hard work and parent support in 2019, we will enter the 2020 season with a STRONG and competitive Majors team.
3. Due to SLL’s recent merger with Ramapo Little League, Little League International will no longer allow SLL to nominate TLL players to their All-Star Team. To give our kids the opportunity to play in the Tournament season, we are exploring a combined team with Congers/West Nyack Little League or we will form one or two All-Star teams made up entirely of TLL players.
We have a dedicated group of coaches at all levels including Tee-Ball and Coach Pitch. With community support and participation, we hope to double the size of our league over the next three to four years. It all starts with Tee-Ball, so please get the word out!
Registration for the 2019 season is OPEN! You can register and learn more at our new website located at: www.tuxedolittleleague.org. We ask that you register no later than 1/1/2019. This allows us to fulfill Little League International requirements, order equipment and uniforms, and plan for the season in a timely manner.
We look forward to working with you and your children in the coming months. Indoor practice for Minors and International teams will start sometime in early January - stay tuned for more details. We will be communicating regularly via our website, email and social media pages (please follow our Facebook page if you have not already).
If you would like any additional information, or have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to myself or any board member. We are happy to assist you.
Happy Holidays everyone!
John Sandak - President
Tuxedo Little League