2016 League Coordinators

4-yr Old League (Mixed)
Ann Koppel
Ann_koppel@hotmail.com
Cell:
504-495-9795

5-6 League
Spencer Neff 
sneff2020@yahoo.com
Cell:  504.606.6996 
 
Justin Lemaire
jlemaire@stonepigman.com
Cell:  504.452.1656
 
Patrick Able
PatrickAble@Bonitz.com
Cell:  504.782.4522
 
 
7-8 League
Brian Lawrence
Brian.lawrence@morganstanley.com
Cell:  214.793.0071

Brian Soileau
brian.soileau@gmail.com

Christian Sauska
Christian.Sauska@capitalone.com
Cell:  504.717.0884
 
Chris Mann
cmann@joneswalker.com
Cell:  504.250.3019
 
9-10 League
Dom Carollo
cubs3canes@yahoo.com

Cell: 504.352.3595
 
Vinnie Varisco

varisco@jrco.com
Office: 504.584.1210
 
11-12 League
Chris Martin
chris.martin@lpl.com
Cell: 504.491.2737
 
Rick Stedman
rstedman2@cox.net
Cell: 504.701.6345
 
 
13-15 League
David Sumrall
alexsum333@yahoo.com
Cell: 504.247.5280
 
Sandy Bellaire
sandybellaire@skbcpa.com
Cell: 504.583.4778
 

8 yo Red team places 2nd in 12th Annual Summertime Slam NIT.

Coaches are Owen St. Amant, Dustan Costine & Jeff Heaviside.  Here we are with our constant opponents and friends, the St. Bernard Hurricanes. They took us 10-8 in this one. u-8 second

12 YO Select team's Cooperstown journey preparation

The Carrollton 12-year old Select team recently visited the grave of Mel Ott at Metairie Cemetery. Ott is the only Major League Baseball Hall of Famer born in metro New Orleans. He played for the New York Giants from 1926-1947 hammering 511 home runs. He later had a successful managerial career.

Each season, the 12-Select team travels to Cooperstown, NY to play in National Tournament and visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. In preparation for this year's trip which will take place in mid July, the team is learning about a different Hall of Famer after each practice. This visit was an extension of those lessons.

Accompanying the team on the trip were Select Team Coordinator M.H. Phillips (first row, far left); assistant coach Evan Duhon (back row, far right) and head coach Gerald Duhon (back row, right center).

Mel Ott

8yo Red team 3rd in USSSA state tourney

The Carrollton Boosters Red 8U All Star team won 3rd place in the USSSA State Championship in Livingston, LA. Congrats to Coach Owen St. Amant and the team.
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9u won the firecracker tournament

9u winners

11 YO Select team wins Gran Slam State Tourney


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The Carrollton 11 Year Old Select Baseball Team won the Grand Slam Spring State Tournament in St. Francisville on April 16-17, 2016.

Carrollton Select 12-year old team wins Audubon Classic

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The Carrollton Select 12-year old team started off its season in championship style. The team won the Audubon Classic 12AAA Division - its first competition of the year - which was played at Girard Playground. Helping a perfect 4-0 Sunday record was pitching by William Hewitt and Genesis Prosper. Hitting home runs over the day were Prosper, Ethan Lee, Jack Robert and Arch Manning. Pictured above is the team with hardware Coaches are (L-R) Jonathan Robert, Ken Milvid, Head Coach Gerald Duhon and Roger May.

Baseball grading begins April 3

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE CAREFULLY AS IT ANSWERS SEVERAL COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
 
 The
mandatory grading for Carrollton Boosters baseball is scheduled as follows:
 
7/8 Year Olds Sunday, April 3 - Field D, 1pm Monday, April 4 - Field D, 6:30pm Tuesday, April 5 - Field D, 6:30pm
9/10 Year Olds Wednesday, April 6 - Field A, 6:00pm Thursday, April 7 - Field A, 6:00pm Tuesday, April 12 - Field A, 6:00pm Wednesday, April 13 - Field A, 6:00pm
11/12 Year Olds Wednesday, April 6 - Field B, 6:00pm Thursday, April 7 - Field B, 6:30pm Tuesday, April 12 - Field B, 6:00pm Wednesday, April 13 - Field B, 6:00pm

13-15 Year Olds (revised 4/13/16) Monday, April 18 - Avenger, 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 19 - Avenger, 7:00pm
Grading will be at the Carrollton Boosters baseball/softball complex on the Audubon Riverview (the Fly)

You only need to attend one of the three sessions.
 
Players must be registered in order to grade.
 
What will happen at grading? The boys will be lined up for basic fielding and batting drills so that coaches and the league coordinators may assess skills. The boys should play to the best of their ability.
 
How long will it take? A long time. Each of the kids will be put through the grading process individually. All of the coaches and coordinators will be there for EVERY grading session. Please be patient. The process has proven over time to create more evenly matched teams and a better baseball experience over the course of the summer.
 
Any tips on saving time?  The line is first come, first served and every child that shows will be graded.  Some found success last year by arriving significantly later and getting at the back of the diminishing line.  Be careful though, once there are no more kids in line grading is over.  Once your child has completed grading, we ask that you please leave the field so that the other boys can be graded.  The concession stand will be open, so feel free to hang around the park and visit with friends if you like.
 
What should I bring? All kids should bring their gloves and a baseball cap. If your son has a batting helmet of his own he may bring it, but he must have his equipment with him in the line. The concession stand will be open for all sessions.  Lawn chairs and patience wouldn’t hurt either. We will supply a selection of bats…WE WILL NOT ALLOW 100+ KIDS TO STAND IN LINE WITH BATS. This is a safety issue and there will be no exceptions.
 
What shouldn’t I bring? Do not bring your son’s own BAT and absolutely no BATTING GLOVES or anything else that will slow the process. Sorry, no exceptions and failure to comply will force us to put kids to the back of the line.
 
What should the boys wear? Comfortable clothes for baseball…cleats if you have them…don’t forget a baseball cap.
 
Will there be a make-up? Yes, there will be one limited make-up grading session.  If you cannot attend any of the 3 initial grading sessions you MUST attend the makeup.  At this time we do not yet have a date set for the make-up.
 
I have two children in the league. Will they be on the same team? Yes, brothers are drafted together and assigned to the same team unless it is specifically requested that they NOT be put together.
 
My son has a favorite coach or friends with whom he would like to be paired. How do I handle this? Carrollton leagues are graded and drafted. We cannot consider or honor these requests.
 
May I show up at any grading day?  Yes, you may show up at any grading day.  We no longer assign boys to specific grading days. You only need to go to one session.
 
I have questions, to whom should I address? The league coordinators are listed on the league pages of the website. Also, as the Commissioner of Baseball, I am happy to address any questions or concerns.
 
When will I be informed of team assignments? Teams will be assigned after Easter. You will get an initial contact from your head coach shortly thereafter. We look forward to a great season and an organized grading.
 
When will we practice? Practice frequency, location, and days are entirely up to the coach and will vary.

I am planning a vacation that will interfere with the season, what should I do? PLEASE, pretty please…put it in the comments section of your registration. Your son will be graded and drafted to a team regardless of time away. By knowing the dates of your absence in advance, we can more fairly draft teams.
 
When will I get a schedule? The schedule will not be provided until all drafts are completed.
 
When will the league start, how long will it last, on what days of the week will we play? The league will start this year approximately the last weekend in April. We could play any day of the week with Sundays likely only in case of rainouts. Most leagues will continue into July past the 4th. The 13-15 league and possibly the youngest, non-competitive leagues should end by July 4. Playoffs are likely to occur after the July 4th holiday.

 
Jeremy Mancheski
Commissioner of Baseball
Carrollton Boosters

CARROLLTON BOOSTERS BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

With a cold winter behind us, a school year with an end in sight, and the plausibility of things turning green again…it can mean only one thing – baseball!

Some facts about Carrollton Boosters baseball:

WE ARE ORGANIZED – As an organization managed entirely by volunteers, we provide a well-run environment that ensures competitiveness, inclusiveness, and fairness. Teams are divided equally and participation is mandated at all levels. My role as commissioner is to oversee coordinators for each league who, in turn, oversee team coaches to ensure these ideals.

WE HAVE KIDS FROM EVERYWHERE – While most team events will take place at either the Riverview facility (behind the zoo on the river) or at Cuccia Byrnes (off Carrollton by Earhart), we draw kids from all over the New Orleans metro area. We do NOT have any geographic restrictions on participation.

WE HAVE A LOT OF PLAYERS – Last year we had 1,000 kids play summer baseball alone. This means a fun but competitive environment and lots of variation in opponents.

WE HAVE EXCEPTIONAL FACILITIES – Our Riverview facility features 3 turfed infields as well as Avenger Field – an all-turf, high school sized field used by our 13-15 year old league. As turf drains quickly, the 3pm New Orleans summer shower won’t delay or cancel as many games.

WE HAVE MANY LEAGUES – We have a league for ages 4 – 15 (May 1 cut off) grouped as follows:

4 mixed t-ball
5/6 coach pitch
7/8 coach pitch
9/10 kid pitch
11/12 kid pitch
13-15 kid pitch

Each league is a little different based on age, structure, etc. Please review the league pages at
http://www.carrolltonboosters.org/baseball/index.html for detail on each age group.

WE HAVE RULES – Kids may only play for their Carrollton team during the season and will be removed if they play on outside teams including non-Carrollton travel teams. This is to ensure fairness and participation.

WE PLAY MOST NIGHTS/DAYS – While we try to avoid playing on Sundays, games can run most nights/or Saturday during the day from late April through mid July.

WE HAVE A GREAT ATMOSHPERE – There is nothing quite like the atmosphere at the park on a warm summer night. A cold beer, a hot dog, and a great game have capped off many long days at work.

WE NEED YOUR HELPPlease consider volunteering to coach or sponsoring our program. Contact me directly if you have questions or need more information. Your involvement is critical to the success of the program. You can sign up to do both in the registration system.

I look forward to a fun season.

Jeremy Mancheski
Commissioner of Baseball
Carrollton Boosters
504-458-5568 cell
baseballcommish@carrolltonboosters.org


4 Year Old Mixed T-Ball

May 1, 2011 cut-off date

This is a mixed (boys and girls) t-ball league with very few practices and a focus on fun and an introduction to the sport. Kids hit from a tee and are encourage to make the right “play” in the field. This is a non-competitive league with no score or standings kept.

There is no pre-season grading and coaches select players for their team via a draft. As all Carrollton teams are selected via a draft, we cannot ensure friends or classmates will be on the same team. Siblings will be placed on the same team unless otherwise requested.

The ball used in this league is an Incrediball – it looks exactly like a baseball but just isn’t as hard. Players may use any 2 ¼” diameter baseball bat. Big barrel bats (typically 2 5/8” or 2 ¾” are NOT allowed.

Carrollton provides a team hat and shirt and access to helmets and bats.

I am proud to have Spencer Neff assist in coordinating this league. Should you have any questions, please contact Spencer (his contact info is on the bar at left) or myself, and we will be happy to assist.

Jeremy Mancheski
Commissioner of Baseball
Carrollton Boosters
504-458-5568 cell
baseballcommish@carrolltonboosters.org
5/6 Baseball

May 1, 2009 cut-off date

This is a boy’s baseball league with fundamental play encouraged. Kids will get 3 coach pitched balls to hit and then hit from the tee if contact isn’t made. Multiple coaches in the field encourage the correct play. This is a non-competitive league with no score or standings kept.

There is no pre-season grading and coaches select players for their team via a draft. As all Carrollton teams are selected via a draft, we cannot ensure friends or classmates will be on the same team. Siblings will be placed on the same team unless otherwise requested.

The ball used in this league is an Incrediball – it looks exactly like a baseball but just isn’t as hard. Players may use any 2 ¼” diameter baseball bat. Big barrel bats (typically 2 5/8” or 2 ¾” are NOT allowed.

Carrollton provides a team hat and shirt and access to helmets and bats.

I am proud to have Brian Lawrence and Greg Kolenovsky assist in coordinating this league. Should you have any questions, please contact Brian, Greg (their contact info is on the bar at left) or myself; and we will be happy to assist.

Jeremy Mancheski
Commissioner of Baseball
Carrollton Boosters
504-458-5568 cell
baseballcommish@carrolltonboosters.org
7/8 Baseball

May 1, 2007 cut-off date

This is a boy’s baseball league with fundamental play encouraged. This is also competitive league. All players are equally divided by talent onto teams and EVERY player participates and contributes to the team. Accordingly, the most successful teams are those that encourage the best out of every skill level and create a true team dynamic. Scores and standings are kept throughout the season. Playoffs begin late June.

Pre-season grading is
required in this league (details will be posted on the website and emailed when available). Coaches select players for their team via a draft. As all Carrollton teams are selected via a draft, we cannot ensure friends or classmates will be on the same team. Siblings will be placed on the same team unless otherwise requested.

A real baseball is used in this league. Players may use any 2 ¼” diameter baseball bat. Big barrel bats (typically 2 5/8” or 2 ¾” are NOT allowed.

Carrollton provides a team hat and shirt and access to helmets and bats but personal bats and helmets are encouraged.

I am proud to have Johnny Davidson and Dom Carollo assist in coordinating this league. Should you have any questions, please contact Johnny, Dom (their contact info is on the bar at left) or myself, and we will be happy to assist.

Jeremy Mancheski
Commissioner of Baseball
Carrollton Boosters
504-458-5568 cell
baseballcommish@carrolltonboosters.org

9/10 Baseball

May 1, 2005 cut-off date

This is a boy’s baseball league with modified rules to encourage first-time kid pitchers. This is also competitive league with scores and standings kept as well as playoffs beginning in late June. All players are equally divided by talent onto teams and EVERY player participates and contributes to the team. Accordingly, the most successful teams are those that encourage the best out of every skill level and create a true team dynamic. Rules are in place to limit pitching to ensure fairness and reduce pitching-related arm injuries.

Pre-season grading is
required in this league (details will be posted on the website and emailed when available). Coaches select players for their team via a draft. As all Carrollton teams are selected via a draft, we cannot ensure friends or classmates will be on the same team. Siblings will be placed on the same team unless otherwise requested.

A real baseball is used in this league. Players may use any 2 ¼” diameter baseball bat. Big barrel bats (typically 2 5/8” or 2 ¾” are NOT allowed.

Carrollton provides a team hat and shirt and access to helmets and bats but personal bats and helmets are encouraged.

Should you have any questions, please contact me, and I will be happy to assist.

Jeremy Mancheski
Commissioner of Baseball
Carrollton Boosters
504-458-5568 cell
baseballcommish@carrolltonboosters.org
11/12 Baseball

May 1, 2003 cut-off date

This is a boy’s baseball league with modified rules with regard to stealing. This is also competitive league with scores and standings kept as well as playoffs beginning in late June. All players are equally divided by talent onto teams and EVERY player participates and contributes to the team. Accordingly, the most successful teams are those that encourage the best out of every skill level and create a true team dynamic. Rules are in place to limit pitching to ensure fairness and reduce pitching-related arm injuries.

Pre-season grading is
required in this league (details will be posted on the website and emailed when available). Coaches select players for their team via a draft. As all Carrollton teams are selected via a draft, we cannot ensure friends or classmates will be on the same team. Siblings will be placed on the same team unless otherwise requested.

A real baseball is used in this league. Players may use any diameter baseball bat up to 2 ¾” (big barrels are allowed).

Carrollton provides a team hat and shirt and access to helmets and bats.

I am proud to have Michael Walshe and Sandy Bellaire assist in coordinating this league. Should you have any questions, please contact Michael, Sandy (their contact info is on the bar at left) or myself, and we will be happy to assist.

Jeremy Mancheski
Commissioner of Baseball
Carrollton Boosters
504-458-5568 cell
baseballcommish@carrolltonboosters.org

The Carrollton Select 10yo team wins the Louisville Slugger World Series

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The Carrollton 10 Year Old Select Baseball Team won the Louisville Slugger World Series that was recently held in Dallas, Texas. The Carrollton 10s finished first out of 25 Teams, and defeated the Southwest Arkansas Razorbacks in the Championship. Coach Jeff Larsen, Coach Dennis Duthu, Coach Eddie Ducasse, and Coach M.H. Phillips.