Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Hart Loses a Family Member
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Dana Cop. Dana passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, from breast cancer. Along with being a mother, wife, friend, and local business leader, Dana was an integral part in the building of our new canteen. Dana's husband, Peter, was a Director here at Hart for several years and all three of her children have played at Hart. All of us here at Hart consider Dana, Pete, and their children part of our family and always will. Memorial was held Friday, April 17, 2015.

Make Up Pictures
Make Up Pictures for Individuals will be on April 25th on the Colt field from 2 to 4 P.M. Any questions, contact Natalie Schuler.

Canteen Closure and Hours of Operation
Hart Families,
We changed the hours that the Canteen is open on April 1st have had to even close the completely on several days.

The reason why we had to do this is very simple - we are in desperate need of volunteers!!!

Did you know that the Hart Organization and Complex itself was built mostly from the help of volunteers?
Did you know that all of the Directors on the Board that you see walking around the complex, wearing the blue shirts every weekend and every night are volunteers?
Did you know that the people who work in the Batter's Box Store are volunteers?
And it follows that the entire crew that work in the Canteen, from the back office staff, to the Auxiliary Board Members, to the front window service people, are also volunteers.

Over the past few years, we have suffered a tremendous loss of helpful volunteers. It has become a challenge for us just to keep positions filled in order to keep the complex running.

One of our biggest loss has been volunteers in the canteen. Our Auxiliary Board has decreased and the number of parent volunteers working for their refund does not consistently meet our daily needs.

Thus, we are now at our wits end and out of ideas as to how to conquer this ongoing problem.

However, there is hope . You, yes you, can help get our canteen back on track and open more hours by doing 1 of 2 things (or both).

#1 - Come on into the back of the canteen, look through that pretty pink book we have on the counter, sign up for a shift and earn your $150 refund back. With the cut back in hours, the opportunities to work will only be four days a week instead of seven.

#2 - Come on in and talk to one of our Canteen Supervisors that work in the back office and find out how you can become an Auxiliary Board Member. Our Aux. Board play 2 major roles in the canteen - they cook our delicious Chili Cheese Fries (amongst other things) and they supervise the Parent Volunteers. There are perks to joining the Aux. Board, such as earning your entire registration fee back. Interested? Then come on in and talk with us.

Cutbacks will be in effect until we have enough parents step up to help. We hope that it will be for a very short duration.

Remember, Hart was built on the help of Volunteers, we have been in business serving the kids of Santa Clarita for over 60 years. Please help us in whatever capacity you can - every bit helps.

Pony Baseball Sanction Tournament Teams
Every Spring we select the best players from each age division to represent Hart in Pony Sanction Tournament play. The first step in the selection process is to complete a Letter Of Intent and turn it in to your manager or Hart League official. There is travel involved and your child will be required to participate in tournaments every weekend from Memorial Day until their team is eliminated from competition. DO NOT submit a LOI if you have summer vacation plans or can't commit to play every weekend. Also, DO NOT submit a form if you are only interested in playing on certian teams or for certain managers. DO submit a form if you feel your child has what it takes to continue the Hart Tradition of Championships! Sanction play is highly competitive and there are no guarantees of playing time once selected for a team. Download the LOI and turn it in as soon as possible. Teams will be selected in May.


2015 MLB Pitch, Hit, Run Competition
Ever see those kids shagging fly balls at the All-Star Game Home Run Derby? Want your kid to be one of those lucky boys and girls? Want to win a trip for four to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game? It all starts at a local MLB Pitch, Hit, & Run competition.

This year William S. Hart Baseball and Softball will be hosting a local competition on Saturday, May 2, from Noon to 6pm on the Softball 1 Field. Register your son or daughter, age 7 to 14 (as of July 17, 2015) by selecting from an available time slot. Download and complete the registration form and bring it along with a copy of their birth certificate to the competition.

Each participant will compete in their age group, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14. There are separate boys and girls divisions in each group. Participants will need their bats and should wear cleats.

For more information see the official MLB PHR website at

Sign up here.

Please email Aviv with any questions at

»MLB PHR REG FORM 2015.pdf

E-cigarettes and Vapor Devices Prohibited
Smoking or use of any tobacco product, electronic cigarette, or vapor device while supervising any child participating in any activity associated with Wm. S. Hart Baseball/Softball is prohibited. Smoking or use of any tobacco product, electronic cigarette, or vapor device while on the Wm. S. Hart complex will only be permitted in the parking areas.

Hart Scholarship Program
Hart is accepting applications for our college scholarship program.

Requirements are:
-Academic grade point average of 3.0 or higher
-Participated in the Wm..S. Hart Pony or ASA Softball program for at least 3 years. Two of these were at the 12 and under age level and 1 year in the 14 and under age level.
-Applicant must have been accepted at a 4-year College/University or
Junior College.
-Applicant must participate in an oral interview with the Wm. S. Hart Pony Baseball and ASA Softball Scholarship Review Committee.

Deadline to submit is May 1, 2015.
Application below.

»Hart Scholarship Application 2015.pdf

Hart Day at UCLA
It is time to preorder your tickets for Hart Day at UCLA on May 2nd when the Burins play Arizona. Please see the flyer below.

»HART Day at UCLA 2015.pdf

Spring 2015 LiveScan Information
We will start checking for badges on Saturday February 28th. Please get your badges now. Many Hart volunteers have been Livescanned but have not sent a picture to Paul Silveri for a badge. If you do send a picture, you cannot get a badge. If you are a new coach, manager or other team volunteer and have not previously been approved through the LiveScan process for Hart Baseball & Softball please review the LiveScan Information document available now in the 'League Info' section of the website. Please note that LiveScan is specific to each organization so you must have a new scan for Hart even if you have been scanned and approved previously for other organizations or employment.

If you have previously completed the LiveScan processing for Hart your approval REMAINS VALID. Your old ID badge remains valid. New volunteers or those who need a replacement badge will be issued a new badge on request. Once you have been Livescanned you MUST email a photo headshot to our Security Director before you can be issued a badge (email link below).

If you have any questions please contact our Security Director, Paul Silveri

2015 Spring Schedules
Schedules are posted! This year, we have implemented a new scheduling system that gives our Commissioners a big help with scheduling the more than 2000 games each spring. You can find your teamís Softball or Baseball schedule here. Note that there is the option to download your teamís game schedule right to your iCal calendar.

»2015 Lower Level Spring Rain rev 3-04-15.pdf
»Club Make Up. 3-1, 3-3.docx
»Upper Div. Make ups.docx

No Pets On Complex
Animals are NOT allowed on the Hart complex. - No Exceptions. Service dogs are the only animals permitted and must be on a lease per ADA Regulations. Comfort dogs, frequently found being carried in beach type bags are not considered service dogs per ADA Regulations and are not allowed on the complex.

Thank you Hart!
Wm. S. Hart Baseball and Softball has often partnered with different non-profit organizations throughout the years. In 2014, we donated some equipment, shoe and uniforms to Real Life Church to distribute to the children of the Dominican Republic on their trip to build and repair homes for the residents. Read more and see photos of the kids in their new baseball gear.

2015 Spring Baseball Umpire Information
Please see documents below for information on umpire payments. Fees are same as 2014. Please contact our Chief Umpire, Jim Betbeze, with any questions. HERE

»2015 Umpire Fee Schedule.pdf
»Guidelines for Rainout 2015.pdf

Hart Sponsorship Program
Hart has a sponsorship program that is mutually beneficial to the league and to businesses. Sponsorship provides businesses with great visibility and demonstrates a commitment to our youth.

Visit the Sponsors page for program information

Wheeled Conveyance Policy
Bikes, wheelies, razor scooters or other wheeled conveyances are also NOT to be used on the complex unless required per ADA requirements.

Stay Connected with Social Media
Don't forget to join Wm. S. Hart Baseball and Softball on social media sites with Facebook and on Twitter @HartPonyBB to keep up to date with developments on the complex, upcoming events and weather related closings.

Be sure to check the 'following' option on Facebook so you don't miss a single post!

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Fields Open
Play Ball!!

Hart Day at UCLA
See you there on May 2nd
MLB Pitch, Hit, Run Competition
Softball I field on May 2nd
Log in to Arbiter Sports to schedule your DOD shifts.

Board meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the canteen meeting room unless otherwise announced.
Spring 2015 Calendars
PDF Link is Calendar in list format.
2015 Calendar of Events--4-18 Rev.pdf