We regret any inconvenience this might cause, but for the safety of all involved, it has been decided to postpone the start of Softball Camp due to the high temperatures. So - NO CAMP TONIGHT 7/7. A make up day will be added to the end of camp once coach schedules and availability has been confirmed. Camp will start on Monday 7/12, at MFA, 5:30pm - 8pm. Monday will mix skills and games for the first day.
12U Surf Summer League Schedule
We will get to the fields on game day by 5:30.
LIGHT BLUE socks for home games; DARK BLUE socks for away games
TFGSL is once again providing all teams one free use of the indoor batting cages at Edge Sports Academy, located at 749 Hope Road. We hope that coaches will be able to make use of these cages to get in some batting practice for the players.
To reserve your cage, call Edge at 732-380-9020, tell them you want to reserve the cage with the softball pitching machine. Please forward on your appointment info (date and time) to Seth Murphy or Paul Nelson.
Tinton Falls Little League and the Tinton Falls Girls Softball League will go to Lakewood for a BlueClaws game. The kids get to march around the field prior to the game. As you might guess, it is a lot of fun. Stay tuned for more information from your coaches about BlueClaws night as we move forward. Tickets for BlueClaws night will be $10 each.
JUNE 22ND 6:15 BRICK BULLDOGS LIBERTY
JULY 1ST 6:15 EATONTOWN WILDCATS AT EATONTOWN
JULY 6TH 6:15 NEPTUNE WILDCATZ AT NEPTUNE
JULY 15TH 6:15 HOLMDEL HORNETS AT HOLMDEL
JULY 20TH 6:15 MANALAPAN BELLES LIBERTY
JULY 22ND 6:15 RED BANK THUNDER LIBERTY
JULY 26TH- 30TH PLAYOFFS (DOUBLE ELIM) TBD
We will get to the fields on game day by 5:30. LIGHT BLUE socks for home games DARK BLUE socks for away games
Opening Day is Saturday April 17th. For those of you new to Tinton Falls Opening Day, it can be a little bit hectic, but it is a ton of fun! You'll want to get your daughters (in full uniform) to Kiva Park before 8:45am on that morning. Kiva Park is located at the intersection of Wayside Road and Pinebrook Road. Do not park in the deli parking lot, you will be towed! After the teams are all gathered and lined up, you march towards Hockhockson field behind a banner. There are some speeches, the banner contest, some hotdogs, and it's a great time. The kids get a great feeling of team pride!
TFGSL is pleased to report that, following the successful creation of the 10U Surf in 2009, we are continuing our expansion of playing opportunities. For 2010, we will be offering a 12U travel team as well as a return of the 10U team.
This is in addition to the Spring Recreation program for 8U to 14U players.
5-7pm at Ocean Sports Academy on the following dates:
For more detailed information please click the logo or visit the Travel Program page.
In order to provide a consistent approach to skills training, we will conduct a couple coaches clinics this year.
PMarch 8th: Frozen Ropes, 8:00pm
TFGSL has arranged for instruction in teaching pitching, hitting and fielding for coaches. All coaches.
March 15th: Mahala F. Atchinson school gym, 6:30 - 8:00pm
MFA's own Mr. Davis will give coaches pointers on engaging young kids. This will be mandartory for 8U coaches and recommended for all other levels.
Evalutations will take place at the Swimming River School (SRS). Please bring a glove.
The evaluation schedule is as follows:
PMonday March 15th, 6pm-8:30pm - 12U & 14U
Tuesday March 16th 6pm-9pm - 8U & 10U
2010 Softball Registration
Volunteer with TFGSL
We always need help and like to give everyong an opportunity to pitch in. If you are interested, please complete the registration form and drop it off at one of the registration opportunities listed above.
2009 TFGSL All-Stars
TFGSL is happy to have the 2009 All-Star game once again!
To be played Saturday May 23 at Liberty Field!
12u and 14u combined all stars: 9:00 am
Come and cheer on your friends as TF Red vs. TF Blue!
Click here to see the teams!
Donation of Storage Box
TFGSL would like to thank AFD Contract Furniture for the generous donation of the gang box now located at Liberty Field.
We had been struggling with maintaining the field equipment, rakes, liner, even umpire gear in a place that was safe, secure and convienient for coaches to take care of the field. Often requiring some coaches or volunteers to shuttle equipment back and forth.
With the OK from the borough public works (Parks Dept) and Recreation, we sought out options for storage. Thanks to this donation, arranged by Chris Russo, we can now store tools and equipment at the field while stretching the budget.
Spygate Hits Tinton Falls Girls Softball
AP - Tinton Falls NJ: The ugly side of sports has hit recreational softball in this quiet suburb. League investigators have gotten a confession from professional photographer Sparky "The Nut" Squirrel indicating a link between him and one of the coaches of a 10U team. Photos leaked to the press show Sparky holding a camera at a recent 10U practice. Sparky, a former squirrel at the Belichick residence stated in a phone interview, "Squeek, squeeker, sceech screech Lane". Authorities are investigating further, and it is unknown at this time what punishment would be imposed by the league, but sources say that Commish Stanton is leaning towards hand packing the dirt at Liberty II.
Sparky Spys No More
AP - Tinton Falls NJ: Former Spy-squirrel says "I'm goin' straight!" and signs up with 109s Photography. Sparky has seen the error of his ways, "Basically, I was manipulated by persuasive coaches to videotape other teams." Sparky even purchased a new camera for his photo shoots, but was evasive when asked where he got the money for it. "Hey, I'm a squirrel, I've stored some nuts."
Look for Sparky's high angle shots (from trees) in the coming photo sessions.
Spygate Swings Open, Sparky Still Dirty
AP Tinton Falls: Once again the ugly smell of scandel whips through the hallowed ball fields of this quiet suburban town. Sparky The Squirrel, formerly an independent consultant with 109s Photography, and of late the face of the hidden softball spy syndicate, has been caught in the act. As seen in this photo provided by an unamed source, Mr The Squirrel is in the act of setting up his tripod motion sensor camera at the Hock 1 batting cages. When approached by softball coaches using the batting cages, Mr The Squirrel scampered into a nearby tree. Later he was observed taking notes of players hitting abilites and chattering on a cell phone. Attempts to reach Mr The Squirrel for comment were not succesful, however there is talk of a subpena of his phone records.
This is the latest in the squirrel/spy saga as it appears each coach tries to get the upperhand this season. It was noted by the unnamed source that Bill Belichick will be conducting a photography and video session at the Holiday Inn of Tinton Falls. The Squirrel/Belichick connection is well documented. Attendees will be examined for their reaction to nuts in order to expose the Squirrel connection.
Spygate; Scandal Continues
Reuters Tinton Falls, NJ: Evidence continues to mount in the softball Spygate drama unfolding in formerly straight-arrow Tinton Falls Softball. The latest development is a photograph leaked from within the investigation itself by unnamed sources. The photograph allegedly shows a certain 10U coach meeting with spying master-mind Sparky The Squirrel at a game earlier this year.
Investigators came across the photograph when a briefcase with the initials “ML” was found beside a team dugout following a game. Inside the briefcase was found unmarked nuts of various types, shoe polish, an 8-track tape of Slim Whitman, a recipe for squirrel casserole and several pages of notes on the 10U Cubs, Orioles and Rockies.
Phone calls to Mr. The Squirrel were not returned. Investigators are rounding up the usual suspects in order to determine who “ML” might be.
Spygate Investigation Ends Amid Suspicion
Reuters Tinton Falls, NJ: Unexpectedly, league officials have abruptly dropped their investigation of spying coaches and their alleged accomplices. This even as spying was witnessed at the last 10U Cubs practice. League officials declined interviews and were escorted with by armed security squirrels. These same squirrels visited this reporter, and made references to cracking nuts, in what can only be interpreted as attempts to influence the reporting on this scandal. The squirrels (seen in the attached photo), stated their client, Mr Sparky The Squirrel, has always professed his innocence and the dropping of the investigation is a reflection of the lack of guilt.
The Squirrels then threatened my garden including my tomato plants, stole seed from my bird feeder, left small raisin like pellets behind and left my office.
This reporter will provide any future developments.
Spygate Ends! Lane Protects Hero!
Reuters Tinton Falls, NJ: Just when you thought it couldn’t end well for the suspects, secrets slip, photos reveal all and innocent people and squirrels are vindicated. Not just vindicated, but glorified!
What happened you ask? (Go ahead, ask – “What Happened?”) Well, it seems in one of the recently developed pictures taken during Mr. The Squirrel’s tenure with 109S Photography, a disrobing squirrel is seen, and it’s not as unsettling as you would think. Under that fur we have come to know over the past few months, is the suit known to all people of the world. The protector of truth, justice and nuts..Super Squirrel.
It seems Mr. Lane has been a trusted confidant of Super Squirrel, and has put up with all the nut cracks (no pun intended) to keep the secret identify of Mr. The Squirrel.
Kudos to Mr. Lane, and kudos to the protector of squirrels and small rodents everywhere!
10U Beat writer for the Tinton Falls Gazette - Mike Lane
Will the Rockies invade the Bronx and repay the Yankees, can the Orioles make it 2 in a row when they travel to Eatontown, and will the Cubs continue their pattern of win one lose one when they make a pit stop in Red Bank? These are all questions that will be answered on Saturday May 3rd in Tinton Falls 10U action! The Yankees need to watch themselves after escaping Colorado with an opening day 9-4 victory. The Orioles came up big with a 7-6 victory against Red Bank getting very good pitching after 2 so-so efforts and the Cubs continue to beat up on the Tinton Falls teams but struggle with out-of-towners. The current standings are below, stay tuned….
10U Beat writer for the Tinton Falls Gazette By Mike Lane
The scoreboards lit up around Tinton Falls in 10u action this week as a total of 69 runs were scored in the 3 games played, led by the Yankees and Cubs with 17 runs apiece. The Yankees improved to 4-0 with a 17-8 victory over the Rockies in a rematch of an opening day game and the Cubs put a solid hold on second place with a 17-10 victory against Red Bank to improve to 3-2. The Orioles battled hard but came up short in their 11-6 loss at Eatontown to drop into a third place tie with the Rockies at 1-3. In upcoming action this week the Rockies try to get back on track with a Thursday game in Eatontown, a makeup of a rain out from earlier in the season, while Saturday has the Cubs hosting Eatontown and the Orioles at home taking on the Rockies. The 10u division will also be announcing its American and National League all star teams later in the week.
10U Beat writer for the Tinton Falls Gazette By Mike Lane
The Tinton Falls 10u division was washed away this past saturday due to bad weather but there was plenty of exciting action throughout the division during the week.
On tuesday the Rockies ran up against a very tough Eatontown team and payed the price in a 15-4 loss,wednesday saw a very competitve game in which the Cubs were edged by Eatontown 5-3,on Thursday the Orioles continued their better play by beating Little Silver behind some timely hitting and clutch pitching 11-6 while the Yankees suffered thier first loss of the season getting pounded by Colts Neck 18-8.
In upcoming action this week the Yankees and Cubs face off on thursday with the possibility of the first place getting a lot tighter while the Orioles host Colts Neck. The Rockies have the week off. The 10u division all star game is Saturday the 24th with the American League teams taking on the National League teams at Liberty II field at 11, come out and support your teammates and divsion. Mike (Lanes World)Lane
10U Beat writer for the Tinton Falls Gazette (May 24th - All-Star Edition) By Mike Lane
American League 15
National League 6
The American League All Stars used a seven run fourth inning to break open a very competitive game and beat the National League All Stars 15-6 in 10u action on Saturday May 24th.
The AL was keyed by four consecutive shutout innings of pitching to close out the game by Jaime Luminoso and Alyssa Oster of the Yankees and Samantha Licata and Morgan Lennon of the Orioles.
The NL was paced by Taylor Higgins who threw two shutout innings.
The coaches, Mike Lane and Vic Ruiz of the AL, and Paul Nelson and Chris O’Donnell of the NL would like to thank the family and friends who came out to support the teams and 10u division on Saturday. Also special thanks to Kim Harris (109S Photography) who provided all the photography and sponsorship of the team shirts for the girls.
Mike (Lane's World) Lane
10U Beat writer for the Tinton Falls Gazette (June 1st) By Mike Lane
The 10U division completed a very busy week following the all-star break that saw two streaks fall. The Orioles cot a measure of revenge on Tuesday by beating the Cubs 7-3 to avenge an opening day 14-3 loss, then followed that up with a 6-3 win over Colts Neck for their fourth straight win on Wednesday, only to see the streak end on Saturday with a 10-7 loss to the Rockies, who in turn snapped their five game losing streak. The Cubs bounced back on Saturday to even their record at 4-4 with a 6-3 win over River Plaza.
In upcoming action to close out the regular season, the Yankees will play the Cubs, River Plaza and Red Bank, the Orioles wrap up their regular season vs Little Silver, the Cubs finish up with the Yankees and the Rockies play Red Bank and Colts Neck.
The 10U Division will hold its playoff round on Thursday June 12th and Championship round on June 14th.
Mike (Lane's World) Lane
10U Beat writer for the Tinton Falls Gazette (June 11th) By Mike Lane
THE 10U DIVISION WRAPPED UP ITS REGULAR SEASON TUESDAY NIGHT JUNE 10 FOLLWING A WEEK THAT SAW A LOT OF OF EXCITING ,CLOSE GAME ACTION. TUESDAY NIGHT JUNE 3RD SAW THE YANKEES EDGE THE CUBS 7-6 IN A SEE-SAW AFFAIR FOLLWED UP BY AN EXCELLENT PITCHED GAME BY BOTH TEAMS IN A THURSDAY EVENING MATCHUP BETWEEN THE YANKEES AND RIVER PLAZA IN WHICH THE YANKEES PREVAILED 4-2.ON THAT SAME EVENING RED BANK EDGED THE ROCKIES 8-7 IN A GAME THAT CAME DOWN TO THE TYING RUN BEING LEFT AT THIRD BASE. FRIDAY NIGHT SAW THE YANKEES TIE A VERY STUBBORN RED BANK TEAM 5-5 TO WRAP UP THE REGULAR SEASON TITLE WITH A 6-1-1 RECORD.ON SATURDAY THE ORIOLES STAYED RED HOT WITH A 12-5 VICTORY OVER LITTLE SILVER.THE ORIOLES HAD AN AMAZING TURN AROUND TO THIER SEASON THAT SAW THEM START 0-2 , LOSING BOTH GAMES BY DOUBLE DIGITS, TO COMING BACK TO WIN SIX OF THIER FINAL EIGHT GAMES TO FINISH SECOND AND COMPLETE A 6-4 SEASON.THE CUBS FINNISHED IN THIRD PLACE WITH A 4-5 RECORD AND WERE EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE ALL SEASON LONG AND THE ROCKIES, DESPITE FINISHING FOURTH ARE PLAYING THIER BEST BALL GOING INTO THE PLAYOFFS,WINNING TWO OF THIER LAST THREE TO COMPLETE A 3-7 SEASON.
THE 10U DIVISION WILL HOLD ITS PLAYOFFS THURSDAY EVENING JUNE 12TH WITH THE FIRST PALCE YANKEES TAKING ON THE FOURTH PLACE ROCKIES AT LIBERTY II AND THE SECOND PLACE ORIOLES TAKING ON THE THIRD PLACE CUBS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. THE TWO WINNERS WILL PLAY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY JUNE 14TH AT 11:00 AM AND THE TWO LOSERS WILL PLAY THE THIRD PLACE GAME AT 9:00 AM . BOTH GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT ATCHISON TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE TINTON FALLS GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2008 CLOSING PARTY AT THE PARK.
MIKE(LANES WORLD )LANE.