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2012 ANNUAL REPORT
Andy Papero Youth Baseball was established in the late 1940’s. Since 1955 it has been managed by theWestville Youth Association, Incorporated and has provided many memorable moments for thousands of kids,families and fans throughout the greater New Haven community.Today, the league is thriving under the guidance of Westville Baseball, Inc., which consists of a nine (9) memberboard of directors; and is run completely (100%) by volunteers. We offer fours levels of youth baseball:
AndyPapero T-Ball Division
for kids ages 5-7;
Mel Zeidenberg Rookie
for kids ages 7-8;
for kids ages 8-10; and
Andy Papero Major
for kids ages 10-12.
is to teach youth the fundamentals of baseball and requisites of good sportsmanship while providingthe greater New Haven community with a quality youth baseball experience in an environment of fun and friendlycompetition.
is to engage area youth in an activity that promotes physical and social health; develops characteras an individual and team player; and builds a vibrant community through diversity and cross-cultural interactions.
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Well beyond our name, we serve approximately 200 boys and girls that live in the greater Amity-Beaver Hill-Edgewood-West Rock-Westville neighborhoods of New Haven. However, because we are an independentbaseball league, we welcome kids form surrounding communities and deny no eligible child the opportunity toplay youth baseball in New Haven.
# of Teams # of Participants2011 Actual 2012 Actual 2013 Target 2011 Actual 2012 Actual 2013 Target
Andy Papero T-Ball 8 6 6+ 81 58 72+Mel Zeidenberg Rookie (AAA) 0 3 3 0 38 39Harold Silver Minor (AA) 4 4 4 63 51 48Andy Papero Major 0 3 4 0 40 48Total 12 16 17+ 144 187 207
Following the 2011 season, the league was in danger of closing with nearly 35% (50 out of 144) of the 2011participants expected not to return for the 2012 season due to graduation or normal fallout. This suggested theleague had to adapt and adopt an aggressive marketing plan to promote league awareness; build marketing andrecruiting partnerships; and recruit 100 players.Through an aggressive marketing plan and many community partnerships and volunteers, the league retained95% (86 out of 94) of its 2011 eligible players and recruited an unprecedented 101 additional players.