Westport Baseball & Softball, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2015 Board of Directors, Executive Officers and Directors.
We also wish to announce the retirement of Carl McNair and Scott Bloom from the Board of Directors. Carl has been President of Westport Baseball & Softball, Inc. since 2007, and has served on our Board for the past 13 years. Scott has served as a Commissioner for Westport Little League baseball and as a member of our Board for the past four years. Their respective tenures had many accomplishments, including the great run two years ago of the Westport 12U district team to Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. We thank Carl and Scott for their long and dedicated service to our organization and to the children of Westport.
Please mark your calendar for Westport Baseball & Softball’s 2015 Parent Informational Meeting to be held on Sunday, February 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Bedford Middle School cafeteria. At the meeting there will be an opportunity to meet the Board of Directors, officers, commissioners and program directors, to learn about our programs and to ask questions.
Westport Baseball & Softball is a volunteer organization. It takes many volunteers each season to successfully operate our baseball and softball programs for Westport’s children. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help us provide the best possible baseball and softball programs for our town, please contact Rich Rosier at email@example.com.
Chairman Jeff White
President/CEO Rich Rosier
Executive Secretary Beth Cody
Treasurer Ray Abramson
Vice President – Advanced Baseball Bob Smoler
Vice President – Little League Baseball Jim Kabakow
Vice President – Youth Travel Baseball Mark Rothenberg
Vice President – Softball Stephen Axthelm
Commissioner of Majors Mark Lindwall
Commissioner of Minors Scott Metro
Commissioner of AAA Wyman Chu
Commissioner of AA David Lapping
Commissioner of Cap 2 Nick Zinzi
Commissioner of Cap 1 Tom Whelan
Commissioner of Cap PK/K Jeff Mitchell
Commissioner of Challenger Beth Cody
Commissioner of Summer Mark Sikorski
Commissioner of Fall (open)
Umpire – in – Chief Brian Kurtz
At-Large Youth Baseball #1 Keith Stein
At-Large Youth Baseball #2 and
Director of Equipment Jeb Backus
At-Large Youth Travel Baseball Ron Clarke
At-Large Advanced Baseball (open)
LL Softball Executive Committee: Stephen Axthelm, Michael Lustbader, Eric Levin
Travel Softball Executive Committee: Stephen Axthelm, Michael Lustbader, Eric Levin
Commissioner of Juniors (open)
Commissioner of Majors (open)
Commissioner of AAA Eric Levin
Commissioner of AA Terri Dusch
Commissioner of A Terri Dusch
Commissioner of Instructional (open)
At-Large Softball Michael Lustbader
Non-Voting Positions – Youth Travel Baseball
Director of Standards/Quality Control Rob Sachs
Director of Operations/League Coordinator Ron Clarke
Director of Community Outreach/Relations Joe Glennon
“Community Conversation about Youth Sports” on Oct. 20, 2011, at Bedford Middle School by Dr. Richard Ginsburg. The presentation was helpful ensuring a positive sports experience for your child.
Summary from the speaker:
Take Home Points for Parents 1. Use a 5:1 ratio of accurate praise to constructive feedback 2. Avoid post-game criticisms of your chold for first 24 hours 3. First post-game question is “How was it?” NOT “Did you win or did you score?” 4. Numbers 2 & 3 are very hard to do. 5. Kids are NOT mini-adults 6. Talent develops well into late-teens 7. Make sure it is your child who most wants to play 8. Recognize when it is time to step back 9. Be aware of changing pressures on coaches 10. Fun and joy are best predictors for long-term success & benefits
For further details regarding Dr. Ginsburg, please visit his website, whosegameisitanyway.com. Copies of Whose Game Is It, Anyway? will be available for sale on the website and are also available at the Westport Library.
Whose Game Is It, Anyway?
Richard D. Ginsburg, Ph.D.
MGH PACES Institute
Harvard Medical School
Welcome to our Westport Little League Baseball website!
Welcome to our Westport Little League Baseball website. You will find information on baseball for ages 5-12 here. WLL is a subdivision of Westport Baseball & Softball which also oversees Softball and Advanced Baseball (ages 13-19). Please see the links above for information on these programs. Feel free to send us suggestions on the site and our programs on the "Feedback" page.