Coaches Corner - Matheny Manifesto

St. Louis Cardinals Manager, Mike Matheny, was asked to coach his son’s baseball team. Believing the biggest problem in youth sports is overbearing parents, he decided to write a letter to them, addressing his concerns and expressing conditions he required from his team’s moms and dads.The long, detailed letter was initially meant for only those with children on his team, but it eventually became the Matheny Manifesto, an impactful, direct, and honest message parents everywhere can learn from. With many baseball and softball seasons just beginning, we encourage you to watch the Matheny Manifesto Video which appeared on ESPN during the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series. The video features Little League’s president and CEO, Stephen D. Keener, and provides important ways you can best support your Little Leaguer®. Click here to read the Matheny Manifesto.

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Youth Sports Parents: Instead of Raising Star Athletes, Let’s Raise Team Players – Her View From Home

My daughter just finished her junior year of basketball. Number of varsity minutes played all year: very few. Number of varsity points scored: 0. But I’ve never been more proud of her. Read More

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Shoulder Injury Prevention

Blake Swan from University Orthopedic Associates discusses shoulder injury prevention in this video from our sponsor, UOA. For more information about the clinicians and services of UOA, please visit

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UOA’s Dr. Gatt Talks Overuse Injuries

In this video, Dr. Charles J. Gatt of University Orthopaedic Associates, one of our sponsors, discusses overuse injuries in adolescents. To learn more about UOA’s sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery department visit their website:

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Summer Party Ideas from Dot Your Face!

The sun is shining and it’s time to plan your child’s next birthday party.  Here are some outside party ideas from Dorothy Perritti, owner of Dot Your Face Entertainment, a sponsor of NWLL. A backyard party is ideal for parents who may be leery about having 15+ children inside their home eating, drinking, and basically…

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How to Stay Injury Free This Season

Here are tips from UOA’s Dr. james Monica about how to Stay Injury Free during Baseball (and Softball) Season.   Interesting facts about “sports specialization intensive training” and the increased risk of injury. Find out more about UOA and Dr. Monica at

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Summer Visitors Need A Place to Stay?

Are you expecting visitors this summer but don’t have the room?  Will your summer visitors need a place to stay?  Then encourage them to stay at the Hampton Inn in Neptune/Wall.  They are one of this season’s NWLL sponsors and offer great perks like an indoor heated pool and a free hot breakfast.  See below…

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Celebrate with Open Road Acura this weekend

Support our sponsor Open Road Acura of East Brunswick this weekend and stop in for a test drive. Be sure to check out their military and recent grad programs for more savings.

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Support Our Sponsor Allaire Country Day

Support an NWLL Sponsor and Enroll Your Child(ren) at Allaire Country Day Summer Camp – “The Best Camp at the Jersey Shore!”

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Photo Re-Shoot Date – June 1, 2019

Dear Parents of NWLL players: It has come to our attention that some of you were unhappy with your player photos this year.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience. This year’s photographer, Jen Groeber, has offered to do a re-shoot.  She will be at the fields on June 1, 2018 but would like to…

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Baseball & Softball Clinics Have Been Announced

Baseball Spring Season Skills & Drills Camp for Major and Minor Divisions Only will be held Saturday, May 18th at 12:15 pm Wednesday, May 22nd at 4:45 pm Friday, May 24th at 4:00 pm More Dates – TBD weather dependent Each session will be 75 minutes long and will cover:  Proper throwing and catching techniques…

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