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Welcome to the 2018 Season

2018 OPENING DAY

Opening Day is back on! Please join us on Sunday, April 22nd, 9am at Alpenrose.

Here are the details of the activities:

  • Arrive at Alpenrose by 9am, team introductions will start promptly at 9:15am on the main field
  • National Anthem played by one of our young baseball players
  • All teams come in uniform (no glove or equipment required for opening cermeonies), and will be introduced onto the field to run the bases
  • Players and coaches should congregate with their teams on the field; T, AA, Majors down the right field line, A, AAA, Juniors down the left field line
  • Drone photos will be taken from above of the entire league
  • Hang out and watch a full lineup of baseball all day, starting with T-ball on the main field at 10am
  • Snack Shack will be open all day with special items including Sesame Donuts
  • Used baseball gear swap.

Bring your family and friends, don't miss this fun day at the ballpark!

PLAYERS AND COACHES REGISTER - ONLINE ONLY
Majors and AAA registration will close February 16 . Registration for AA, A and T-Ball will close
February 28. In addition to registering players, now is also the time for parents and other family
members to register an interest in serving as a volunteer manager or coach. For questions on
registering players or coaches, just shoot us an email: raleighhills@gmail.com.

For safety reasons, both Little League International and THPRD require all adult volunteers to
complete standard background checks, and the State of Oregon requires adult volunteers to
complete online concussion training. Both are accessible through the RHLL online registration
process.

BUILDING NEIGHBORHOOD RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH BASEBALL
Raleigh Hills Little League is open to both boys and girls, ages 5-12 attending public and private
schools or who live within the attendance areas of the following Beaverton School District elementary
schools: Raleigh Park, Raleigh Hills, Montclair, McKay, Vose and Greenway.

Raleigh Hills Little League also has a 13-14 Juniors Division; tryouts and team selections for the
Juniors Division took place in November and December. If you have questions about eligibility or
boundaries, please contact our Registration Coordinator Erin Westhaver at raleighhills@gmail.com.

PARTICIPATION AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL AGES
Recommended age levels:
 5-6 T-Ball
 6-7 A
 7-9 AA
 9-11 AAA
 11-12 Majors

T-Ball, A, and AA teams are formed based on neighborhood proximity and family requests - no
tryouts required. AAA and Majors are evaluated in February tryouts and selected to teams.

Starting in 2016, the Little League age determination changed to August 31 for children born
on or after September 1, 2005. Whatever your child's age will be on August 31, 2018, will be his or
her baseball age. Players born between May 1 and August 31, 2005 are "grandfathered" in to the
old system. Therefore, those kids will still use the April 30th age determination date. Use this calculator to determine your child's baseball age.

Every child is placed on or selected to a team; emphasis is given to teaching fundamentals,
promoting sportsmanship and having fun. If you have questions about the appropriate level of play for
your child, please contact Player Agent Maureen McGrain.

WINTER TRAINING CLINICS AVAILABLE
Weekly 1.5-hour indoor practice clinics available for kids ages 9 and older will be held on
Tuesday evenings this year. They will take place on:
 January 9, 16, 23, 30
 February 6, 13, 20
 Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m. (AAA from 6:00-7:25 p.m., Majors from 7:35 p.m.-9:00 p.m.).
 Cost: $5 per clinic or $25 up front for all seven clinics
 Location: BALL Indoor Training Facility, 8010 SW Nimbus, Building #7
Advance registration is not required. Just show up ready to learn, have fun and play. Bring a glove,
bat, helmet and tennis shoes. NO CLEATS.

COMMUNITY BASEBALL AT ITS BEST
Teams of 11 to 13 players are organized and selected in late February with practices beginning in
mid to late March. Games are played April through mid-June with post-season opportunities for select
players ages 9 and above. All practices and games are played at Raleigh Hills-area schools and the fields at Alpenrose Dairy. Each child receives a hat and jersey; pants, helmets, gloves and other equipment are the responsibility of parents.

THPRD RESIDENCY CARD AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE
The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) is the public agency that manages and
maintains recreational fields, facilities and parks in our area. To register for RHLL you will need to
have a current THPRD Residency Card. If you have previously taken a class or attended a THPRD
facility, you likely already have one. Please make sure you have a current card. If you aren't sure or
need to renew or apply for a Residency Card you can visit your nearest THPRD facility - like the
Garden Home Recreation Center. THPRD also offers family assistance programs for qualifying
families to participate in local recreation activities. You must have a Residency Card to participate.
For additional information about THPRD family assistance, visit www.thprd.org/activities/familyassistance.cfm.

SOFTBALL OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS
South Beaverton Girls Little League is open to girls ages 4-18 within the same school boundaries as
Raleigh Hills Little League baseball. South Beaverton Softball is organized by parents with a long
history in youth sports and extensive softball coaching experience. For more information or to
register visit www.sbgll.com.


NEW USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARD FOR LITTLE LEAGUE
Starting January 1, 2018, Little League International will be enforcing a new bat standard. Click here for more
information.


2018 KEY DATES

• April 3: Games start for AAA and Majors
• April 6: First Friday night games at Alpenrose
• April 7: Opening Day festivities @ Raleigh Hills
• April 7: Games start for AA, A, T-ball
• April 21: Picture Day @ Raleigh Hills
• April 22: Alpenrose Day
• June 9: Alpenrose Day

2018 REGISTRATION FEES
• T-Ball $100
• A-Ball $140
• AA-Ball $175
• AAA $225
• Majors $225
* RHLL has a cap of $450 per family with multiple players

Registration fee includes a hat, jersey (for AA, A, T-ball), THPRD field use fees and access to
equipment. Families are responsible for purchasing pants, helmets and gloves. No child will be turned
away from RHLL due to the inability of a family to pay registration fees. Raleigh Hills Little League
has a scholarship program to help cover a portion of registration fees. Those seeking information
about financial assistance, please email raleighhills@gmail.com. Information about THPRD family
assistance is available at www.thprd.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about registration or questions about boundaries please visit www.rhll.net, or
email Registration Coordinator Erin Westhaver at raleighhills@gmail.com. Raleigh Hills Little League
is coordinated exclusively by volunteer parents so please have patience when communicating about league registration issues. Thank you.

 
Alpenrose Day: June 11, 2017
 
Majors Championship

Congratulations to the Royals for winning the 2017 Majors division championship and taking home the Lavey Cup. Thanks to the Lavey family for being on hand to present the trophy.

 
HONORING THE LAVEY FAMILY

At Opening Day on April 23, 2017, we unveiled The Lavey Cup, a trophy that will be awarded to the RHLL Majors champions. The trophy is a tribute to the Lavey family, who have a long tradition with Raleigh Hills Little League. Bob Lavey (1928-2011) coached his three sons -- Jeff, Greg and Dan -- in regular and All-Star seasons for RHLL and Beaverton Babe Ruth in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He helped coach RHLL to a state championship in 1977. He was also president of RHLL in 1978. Dan Lavey helped coach the RHLL All-Star team to state championships in 1983 and 1984 and then went on to coach his son Max and serve as RHLL league president from 2014-2016. Family matriarch Jackie Lavey passed away earlier this month. Her obituary is below.

Jackie Austin Lavey
Nov. 13, 1929 - April 5, 2017
Jaculine "Jackie" Louise Austin Lavey was a beautiful, feisty, intelligent, thrifty and loving woman who died peacefully April 5, 2017 in the Raleigh Hills home she loved for 56 years. She was 87 years old and surrounded by her family in the final days of her life. Jackie was the devoted wife of Bob for 61 years and the relentlessly supportive mother of Jeff, Greg and Dan for a lifetime. If you were to ask Jackie her cause of death, she would certainly reply in her direct, no-nonsense way, "old age…what the hell else would it be? I'm 87".
Born Nov. 13, 1929 in a one-room house in Blackfoot, Idaho with no indoor plumbing, Jackie was delivered with assistance from her grandmother, Melinda Jane Lee Thompson. Jackie was the first child of the former Thelma Loraine Thompson and Jack Wright. Jackie's parents divorced when she was very young setting in motion a nomadic, adventurous and sometimes traumatic childhood.
After early childhood in Blackfoot, she was put on the train, alone, to Ogden, Utah to attend 4th grade at Sacred Heart Academy. Throughout her life, she frequently spoke of Sister Bertha at the Academy who took special interest in a lonely little girl sent to boarding school at age nine. Jackie then moved to Grants Pass to live with family where she attended elementary school. Grants Pass was followed briefly by Vancouver, Wash. before the family settled in the Westmoreland neighborhood in Portland.
As a young girl, Jackie was adopted by her stepfather, Larry Austin and assumed his last name, along with her younger sister, Linda. Her little brother, Bobby was raised and later adopted by her aunt Neva. Another younger sister, Mysta, was born to Thelma and Larry Austin when Jackie was 11 years old. Throughout her teenage years, Jackie helped look after her younger siblings, instilling the nurturing skills, resourcefulness and matter-of-fact personality that defined the rest of her life.
Jackie's adult life was shaped largely by the people she grew up with in her southeast Portland neighborhood and attending Llewellyn Grade School, Washington High School and the University of Oregon. She met her future husband, Bob Lavey, her freshman year at Washington High; lifetime girlfriends, Joanie, Mary, and Josephine; and many others, were all products of these neighborhood and school years in the 1940's. At the U of O, Jackie joined Kappa Alpha Theta, lived in the "Pink Palace" on 14th and Alder and was Bob's number one fan on the Fighting Ducks basketball team.
Bob and Jackie were married Aug. 25, 1950 at Grace Memorial Church in Portland. They honeymooned in San Francisco. While Bob completed Air Force service in the early 1950's and went on to build a successful 40 year career in the wood products industry, Jackie gave birth to Jeff in 1955, Greg in 1959 and Dan in 1965. Bob and Jackie put down roots in the Raleigh Hills neighborhood in the early 1960's where all three of her boys attended Raleigh Hills Elementary, Whitford Junior High and Beaverton High School.
Jackie was ever-present and always active in neighborhood and school projects and activities, serving as room mom, scout mom, team mom and heading up committees on everything from field day to carnival night. One of her proudest accomplishments was leading the complete redesign and remodeling of the playground and baseball fields at Raleigh Hills Elementary School in the 1970s, much of her handiwork remains evident today. As a mom, Jackie never missed a ball game or recital and made sure that the Lavey home on Jamieson Road was always the welcoming hub of social activities for her boys and their friends.
In the early 1980's, with her kids grown, Jackie re-entered the 9 to 5 workforce, serving as the long-time assistant to Portland PR professional Karen Whitman. Bob and Jackie both retired in the mid 1990's and began 20 years of world-wide travel and caring for and enjoying six grandchildren, now ages 30 to 11. Like her role as a mom, Jackie took her job as grandma just as serious: coloring Easter eggs, hosting regular family birthday parties, playing board games, attending school and athletic events, and sharing advice and handwritten notes with her grandchildren.
Jackie had a beautiful singing voice, played the piano and was a great dancer. Jackie and Bob were longtime members of the Quarterly Club dance group. Throughout the 1960's, 70's and 80's it wasn't uncommon, usually after a few cocktails, for the phonograph to kick on and dancing to break out among Jackie and Bob's many friends, old and new, who would stop by for dinner or to celebrate a special occasion. Along with her other "Real Housewives of Raleigh Hills" of the day, Jackie took painting classes, hosted regular Bridge games (some cards between gossip and cigarettes) and neighborhood coffees and helped organize gourmet dinner cooking groups. Never shy with her opinions, Jackie, along with Bob, were politically active and regularly attended the annual GOP Dorchester Conference. In her later years, Jackie and Bob traveled the world; cruising extensively and enjoying Jazz Festivals across the west coast. Looking back, Jackie reflected that she especially enjoyed her voyage through the Panama Canal, her annual birthday trips to Vegas with girlfriends, Josephine and Joanie and her days and nights of fun in Gearhart with friend Mary.
Jackie lived a wonderful life. She treated everyone the same. She tolerated and learned to celebrate her husband's athletic interests, even his bowling league. She was a skilled homemaker and an engaged citizen and volunteer. She was a "tiger mom" before the term was invented. She was a loyal friend and second mom to many. She was the mom your friends would sit and visit with at your kitchen table, sometimes to your great consternation. In her eyes, her boys could do no wrong, even when we did. I guess that's called unconditional love. She gave it every day of her well-lived life.
Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and her younger brother, Bobby Wedlock. She is survived by sisters, Linda McClain (John) and Mysta Ward (Stew); sons, Jeff, Greg (Betsy), and Dan (Lori); grandchildren Mark, Jack, Caitlin, Robert, Max and Piper. The family is holding a private burial service where she will be laid to rest with Bob in Willamette National Cemetery. A casual cocktail party will be held from 3-6 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Portland Golf Club to celebrate Jackie's life. Friends of Jackie and Bob and the Lavey boys are welcome. In the meantime, share a memory and say a toast to Jackie. That's just how she'd like it.

 
Welcome to the 2017 Season

Welcome to the 2017 60th Anniversary RHLL Season


Welcome to the 2017 season! It is our 60th anniversary season, and we plan to celebrate! In addition to our usual fun, there will be an opening night ceremony at Alpenrose, 60th anniversary t-shirts, a special 60th Anniversary edition of the RHLL Yearbook, and more.

BUILDING NEIGHBORHOOD RELATIONSHIPS: BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

Raleigh Hills Little League is open to both boys and girls, ages 5-12 attending public and private schools or who live within the attendance areas of the following Beaverton School District elementary schools: Raleigh Park, Raleigh Hills, Montclair, McKay, Vose and Greenway.

Girls 4-18 within the RHLL boundaries wishing to play softball should contact South Beaverton Girls Softball at www.sbgll.com. Raleigh Hills Little League also has a 13-14 Juniors Division; tryouts and team selections for the Juniors Division took place in November and December. If you have questions about eligibility or boundaries, please contact our Registration Coordinator Erin Westhaver at raleighhills@gmail.com.

PARTICIPATION AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL AGES

Recommended age levels:

  • 5-6 T-Ball
  • 6-7 A
  • 7-9 AA
  • 9-11 AAA
  • 11-12 Majors

T-Ball, A, and AA teams are formed based on neighborhood proximity and family requests - no tryouts required. AAA and Majors are evaluated in February tryouts and selected to teams.

Starting in 2016, the Little League age determination changed to August 31 for children born on or after May 1, 2006. Whatever your child's age will be ending August 31, 2017, will be his or her baseball age. For players born on or before August 31, 2005, the age change won't go into effect until after the 2018 season. Therefore, those kids will still use the April 30th age determination date. Use this calculator to determine your child's baseball age.

COMMUNITY BASEBALL AT ITS BEST

Teams of 11 to 13 players are organized and selected in late February with practices beginning in mid to late March. Games are played April through mid-June with post-season opportunities for select players ages 9 and above. All practices and games are played at Raleigh Hills-area schools and the fields at Alpenrose Dairy. Each child receives a hat and jersey; pants, helmets, gloves and other equipment are the responsibility of parents.

SOFTBALL OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS

South Beaverton Girls Little League is open to girls ages 4-18 within the same school boundaries as Raleigh Hills Little League baseball. South Beaverton Softball is organized by parents with a long history in youth sports and extensive softball coaching experience. For more information or to register visit www.sbgll.com.

2017 KEY DATES

  • April 1: Games start for AAA and Majors
  • April 7: Opening Night festivities @ Alpenrose
  • April 8: Games start for AA, A and T-Ball

EQUIPMENT

Registration fee includes a hat, jersey (for AA, A, T-ball), THPRD field use fees and access to equipment. Families are responsible for purchasing pants, helmets and gloves. No child will be turned away from RHLL due to the inability of a family to pay registration fees. Raleigh Hills Little League has a scholarship program to help cover a portion of registration fees. Those seeking information about financial assistance, please email raleighhills@gmail.com. Information about THPRD family assistance is available at www.thprd.org.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about registration or questions about boundaries please email Registration Coordinator Erin Westhaver at raleighhills@gmail.com. Raleigh Hills Little League is coordinated exclusively by volunteer parents so please have patience when communicating about league registration issues. Thank you.

 
Juniors Baseball


We are excited to announce that Raleigh Hills Little League will be offering our baseball community the Little League Juniors baseball division again for the 2017 season! Mike Schwab did an outstanding job leading the charge for our Juniors division over the last two seasons as the team manager and we thank him for his commitment and dedication. For the 2017 season the Juniors team will again be in the sure hands of one of our league's best managers, Rich Eiguren. We thank Rich for his commitment to the Juniors program for the 2017 season and are confident he will continue to build on the current foundation of success.

2017 Season Outline
The goal for the 2017 Juniors teams is to play a 25 game Little League Juniors game schedule along with five U14 tournaments (two travel, three local), for 50 games total. The Junior teams will practice two to three times per week. We will be fielding a Juniors All-Star team that will compete in the National Little League Juniors All-Star Tournament which includes Juniors District, State, Regional and World Series tournament opportunities. The 2017 Juniors team "season" play will run from preseason optional workouts in March through mid- to late August.

Cost will be $250 for regular season, plus $200 for tournament fees, for $450 total. These fees will cover all costs of uniforms, fields, umpires, team equipment and tournament entry fees. These fees do not cover any travel associated with any Juniors season or tournament game play. Tryouts and team selection take place in late November / early December. The tryout announcement email will go out in October.

Raleigh Hills Juniors Division Overview
RHLL Junior Baseball Division is open to all 13 and 14 year olds (players born between May 1, 2002 and April 30, 2004) who live within the boundaries of Raleigh Hills Little League. 13 and 14 year olds residing within another Little League boundary are also eligible to play Raleigh Hills Junior Baseball as long as the league whose boundary you currently reside within will not offer Junior division play in 2016. All interested players are required to register and attend one of two tryout opportunities held in November each year. The team roster is announced in December and trainings start in January.

Junior Baseball is played on a regulation baseball diamond with 90 foot bases and 60 foot 6-inch pitching distances. Games are 7 innings and follow local high school baseball rules, including leading off and stealing, on-deck batters, big barrel bats, and steel cleats. Junior Baseball has been a division of Little League baseball for more than 34 years and is administered by the local board of Raleigh Hills Little League and chartered by Little League Baseball, Inc.

Practices and weekday games will be held at Whitford Middle School fields 1 and 2. The Junior division plays a double-header game on the weekend, and these double-header games will be played in and around the Portland area, including fields within 30-45 minutes of the Raleigh Hills area. Five tournaments will also be played, two travel and three local. Locations and tournaments are decided in February.

If you have any question or concerns, please reach out to Rich Kaiser with your questions at richkaiser@comcast.net.

Thank you,

Raleigh Hills Little League

 
Little League Age Determination Date News

Little League recently changed their age determination date from December 31 to August 31 after the 2018 season.

Below is an explanation of the change from Little League Baseball:

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective after the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

For players born on or before August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting after the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

What's the impact of this new change to my child?

If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.

If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.

If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.

Still need help determining your child's baseball age? Click here to view the Little League age chart.

 
Upcoming Key Dates

6/9: Alpenrose Day

 
DONATE TO RHLL

Raleigh Hills Little League is a non-profit, fully parent/volunteer-run organization set up to provide baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 5-13 in our neighborhoods. All the league activities are planned and performed by parent-volunteers. This includes securing fields, buying uniforms, training umpires, scheduling over 600 games, coordinating with neighbor leagues, maintaining this website, paying the bills, and so on. And of course, managing and coaching over 400 kids for a season. All together this work requires about 175 volunteers each season.

Our goal is to offer sport and recreation to our children, and positive experiences that will create lasting memories that will shape them into fine young adults.

It does cost money to run a little league- for field usage fees, equipment, umpires, etc. Although we try to keep registration fees as low as possible, many families still struggle with these fees, and to try to ease the financial burden we invite your support through individual donations and community business sponsorships to help pay for some of our costs. Thank you for considering supporting the families and children of Raleigh Hills Little League.

 
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    RHLL Boundary Map

    Beaverton School District schools included in RHLL boundary:

    • Greenway
    • McKay
    • Montclair
    • Raleigh Hills
    • Raleigh Park
    • Vose
     
    Softball

    Sign up for softball through South Beaverton Girls Little League here!