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Spring registration is closed for AAA and Majors

T-Ball, Farm A and AA close March 1

 

SLL - Yard Goats Tickets

 

 

Enjoy a night at Dunkin Donuts Park with your friends and family from Simsbury Little League!

 

Thursday, June 18th 2020

 
 
Game Start: 7:10pm
 
Playing against the Altoona Curve
 
 
 
 
Ticket Order Deadline: TBD.  Parking is an additional fee day of game.
 
Please contact Scott Beaulieu for more information - scott.j.beaulieu@gmail.com
 
 

by posted 02/17/2020
Baseball Coach's Clinic
Baseball Coach's Clinic
 
When: Monday, March 16th, 7PM
Where: Simsbury High School, Blue Gym
Who: All those interesting in coaching or helping Simsbury Little League at the A, AA, AAA and Majors level (Tee-ball clinic will be in-season)
 
This year we will have the pleasure of the entire Simsbury High School baseball coaching staff’s attendance. They will help in teaching drills and skills for every position and skill level.  Director of Coaching and Player Development, Bryan Marchinkoski, and Safety Director, Adam Weaver, have a great night planned for you at SHS.  They guarantee that you will leave with knowledge and tools to use immediately this spring season.  Anyone who would like to help on a ball field are expected to attend!
 
Registration is free and open to all baseball parents of the Spring 2020 season.
 
In order to plan accordingly, please Sign up here

by posted 02/12/2020
Managers Meeting (Saturday, 3/21)

SLL Managers Meeting
When:  Saturday, 3/21
Location:  Simsbury High School - Cafeteria
Time:  8:30 AM

All baseball managers are asked to attend our spring Manager's Meeting.  At this meeting we will distribute manager binders, rule books and roster information.  Directly after the meeting Division Directors will hold short meetings to go over Division specific rules and answer any questions.


Uniform  Pickup:
Baseball - Uniforms will be distributed at the meeting
 

Equipment Pickup:
TBA
SLL Board of Directors

by posted 02/12/2020
CPR and AED Training
CPR and AED training offered by Simsbury Little League
 
Simsbury Little League is again offering CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training to all managers, coaches and parents of registered players. Participants will earn 2 year certification through the American Red Cross upon course completion.  All fees are covered by the league, so take advantage of this great opportunity.  
 
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (6-8 p.m.)  
 
Location: Freemason's Hall - 991 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury
  
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.   
 
 
Participation will be on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Please contact Adam Weaver (Safety Director) @  with questions. 

by posted 02/07/2020
Volunteer background checks
Simsbury Little League
Volunteer Requirements & Information

 


All adults who are interested in volunteering for Simsbury Little League as a manager, coach or umpire are required to complete a background check. This is a Williamsport Little League mandate. Only volunteers who have successfully completed their background check annually will be permitted on fields and dug out, including any parent or adult who wishes to help with field maintenance before games and practices. All volunteer applications are completed online

 

Below are guidelines on who needs to fill out an application:

  • All managers or coaches over the age of 16 who interact with the players on a practice or game field and dug out, including helping with field maintenance
  • All umpires over the age of 16 (note:  youth umpires between the ages of 12 and 15 are NOT required to complete a volunteer application)
  • Team administrators do NOT need to complete a volunteer application

All approved volunteer applications from the spring season are valid for the full calendar year which includes both the spring and fall seasons.  

Applicants should allow at least a few days for applications to be processed.  Some applications take longer than others, sometimes up to a week.

Please read below the suspension policy for managers and/or parents who fail to comply with this volunteer policy.
 

Volunteer Application Process

If you would like to volunteer please email Julie Trythall ( ). Julie will email you a link to complete your background check using our preferred vendor.  Please include your full name, email address and if you are a returning or new volunteer.


Questions?
All questions related to volunteer applications can be directed to Julie Trythall ( )
 or additional contact information can be found on the board contacts page.

Schedule
The listing of approved volunteers will be posted on the SLL website under Documents;  it will be updated every few days until the deadline date.
March 31:  Deadline for all applications to be submitted for spring season.
September 1:  Deadline for the fall season.

Approved Volunteer Listing
The list of approved volunteers will be posted on the Documents tab of the website.

Suspension Policy
Below is the suspension policy for managers and/or parents who do not comply with Simsbury Little League's volunteer application policy. 


Manager Non-Compliance
A manager who allows anyone over the age of 16 who has not been pre-approved by the SLL Board of Directors to participate and interact with SLL players on a practice or game field by will be suspended. Suspensions are as follows:

Pre-Season Suspensions are enforced after application deadline has passed and all applications have been processed: Manager is suspended immediately plus two practices

In-Season Suspensions:

  • 1st offense: Manager is suspended immediately, current game plus 2 games
  • 2nd offense: Manager suspended immediately, current game plus 5 games
  • 3rd offense: Manager suspended for the duration of the season

Parent Non-Compliance
Anyone over the age of 16 who has not been pre-approved as a coach by SLL Board of Directors who participates and interacts with SLL players by coaching on a practice or game field is suspended for the entire season and must apply for reinstatement the following year.


by posted 02/07/2020
New and returning umpire clinics
District 6 Umpire Clinic is on and will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Courtside Sports Center, 517 Burlington Road (Route 4) in Harwinton. (It’s right behind the Countryside Restaurant.) Check-in will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m., followed by the clinic from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., which will include plate and field mechanics and well as classroom sessions. And as always – it’s FREE. Mandatory for all first and second-year Simsbury umpires, but the clinic is open to all levels of Little League umpiring experience, as well as D6 managers and coaches.
 
 
East Region Umpire Clinic – Saturday, February 8, 2020 - Little League East Region headquarters, 335 Mix Street in Bristol. Register online at: https://www.littleleague.org/event/2020-east-umpire-clinic/
ALL D6 Umpires - this event is a great way to get you thinking about the upcoming season – as well as a great warm-up to our D6 Clinic in March. The East Region Umpire Clinic is especially beneficial for first and second-year umpires to attend. While Little League umpires from throughout the East Region (Maine to Maryland) will be there, D6 always has a good attendance. The morning and afternoon sessions are aptly titled “Know the Rules,” because that’s what the focus is. And your $50 fee includes breakfast and lunch.  Not mandatory.
 
Please take advantage of both events. 

by posted 01/28/2020
Baseball Game Time Changes - Saturdays

This year, the Simsbury Little League Board of Directors has changed the game times for Saturdays in the Spring. 

 

The new game schedule is as follows:

 

9:30 - 10:45  Farm A 

11:15 - 12:30 T-ball

1:00 - 3:00  Farm AA

3:30 - 5:30  Farm AAA

6:00 - 8:00  Majors 

 


by posted 01/16/2020
Baseball/Softball Registration Closing Soon

SLL Community:

Registration for Spring baseball is open!!!

 

To register, click HERE or use the "Register Online" button on the left side of the SLL website. 

Baseball

Baseball registration is open to boys and girls ages 5 through 12. 

 

Baseball: 

                                                                                                  T-Ball & Farm A:    Jan. 2 - Mar. 1  $120

                                                                                                     Farm AA:    Feb. 1 - Mar. 1  $175

                                                                                           AAA & Majors:    Feb. 1 - Feb. 20  $175

 

Softball: 

                                                                                           T-Ball & Farm A:    Jan. 2 - Mar. 1  $100

                                                                                               Farm AA:  Feb. 1 - Mar. 1  $120

                                                                                      AAA, Juniors & Majors:  Feb. 1 - Feb. 20  $120

 

To determine what "Little League Age" your child is, please use this age chart:  Baseball Age Chart.  To view information about our baseball divisions, click on the tabs at the top of the SLL website.  There are detailed descriptions about our various divisions.  If you are unsure where your child should be placed please contact our registrar ( ).

Player evaluations for baseball (ages 9-11) will be held date/time Feb, 24, 5:30-8pm at the Masters School Gym.  9-year-olds who would like to be considered for AAA,10-year-olds who are eligible to be evaluated to play in Majors and would like to be considered for Majors, and 11-year-olds who would like to be considered for the Majors must attend the evaluation.  9-year-olds that want to play in AA, 10-year-olds and 11-years-olds that want to play in AAA, and 12-year-olds should not attend the evaluations.  A schedule for evaluations will be released.  Players must be registered to be considered for the AAA and Majors drafts.  Please register early to ensure a spot for your player. The registration deadline for AAA and Majors is February 20, but January 31 for the discount rate. For T-ball and Farm A, the registration deadline is March 1.

 

Softball

Softball registration is open to girls age 4-13.  To determine what "Little League Age" your child is, please use this age chart: Softball Age Chart.  To view information about our softball divisions, click on the Fastpitch Softball tab at the top of the SLL website. Evaluations for softball will be held date/time TBD. If you are unsure where your child should be placed please contact our Softball VP ( curtiss@npsct.org).

 

Register Online

To register, click HERE or use the "Register Online" button on the left side of the SLL website.  Payment must be made at the time of registration.  Unpaid registrations will be immediately deleted from the system.  Payments may be made using either Visa or Mastercard.  No checks or cash will be accepted.

 

SLL Board of Directors


by posted 01/02/2020
Spring Season - Dates to Remember

 

Spring Season 2020

New this year: Early Bird Discount! (January 2 - 31)

 

Registration Dates & Fees

Baseball: 

                                                                                                  T-Ball & Farm A:    Jan. 2 - Mar. 1  $120

                                                                                                              Farm AA:    Jan. 2 - Jan. 31  $150

                                            Feb. 1 - Mar. 1  $175

                                                                                                     AAA & Majors:    Jan. 2 - Jan. 31  $150

                                               Feb. 1 - Feb. 20  $175

 

Softball: 

                                                                                                  T-Ball & Farm A:    Jan. 2 - Mar. 1  $100

                                                                                                              Farm AA:    Jan. 2 - Jan. 31  $100

                                            Feb. 1 - Mar. 1  $120

                                                                                      AAA, Juniors & Majors:   Jan. 2 - Jan. 31  $100

                                               Feb. 1 - Feb. 20  $120

 

Baseball – Coaches Clinics

March 16, 7pm

Simsbury High School

 

Baseball Evaluations

(Players age 9 - 11)

Monday, February 24 (5:30-8:00 pm)

More details will be posted soon. Players do not need to be available for the entire session.

There is no Make-Up Date, so if you want to be evaluated to play up, you must make this date.

Please register for the division for which you will be trying out.

 

Softball Evaluations

Monday, February 24 (5:30-8:30 pm)

There is no Make-Up Date, so if you want to be evaluated to play up, you must make this date.

Please register for the division for which you will be trying out.

 

D6 Umpire Clinic

Rookies Required / Encouraged all Other Levels

District 6 Umpire Clinic is on and will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Courtside Sports Center, 517 Burlington Road (Route 4) in Harwinton. (It’s right behind the Countryside Restaurant.) Check-in will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m., followed by the clinic from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., which will include plate and field mechanics and well as classroom sessions. And as always – it’s FREE. Mandatory for all first and second-year Simsbury umpires, but the clinic is open to all levels of Little League umpiring experience, as well as D6 managers and coaches.

 

 

Umpire Clinic – All Returning Umpires

All umpires must attend one of these classroom clinics. 

  • Session #1  
  • Session #2 

@Freemason’s Hall

 

** Registration Closing Dates **

Baseball: 

                                                                                                  T-Ball & Farm A:     Mar. 1

                                                                                                              Farm AA:    Jan. 31  Early bird discount ends

                                            Mar. 1   Hard close

                                                                                                     AAA & Majors:    Jan. 31   Early bird discount ends

                                           Feb. 20  Hard close

 

Softball: 

                                                                                                  T-Ball & Farm A:    Mar. 1

                                                                                                              Farm AA:   Jan. 31  Early bird discount ends

                                      Mar. 1  Hard close

                                                                                      AAA, Juniors & Majors:   Jan. 31  Early bird discount ends

                                         Feb. 20  Hard close

 

Drafts

Baseball Majors and AAA:  Friday, March 13

Softball:  TBD

 

Baseball & Softball - Managers Meeting

All managers are required to attend!

Saturday, March 21, 8:30 am

 

Volunteer Applications

for a new or returning application link ( )

All approved volunteers are listed in the documents section

 

Spring Field Clean-Up

TBD

 

Practice Starts

TBD (Town of Simsbury will give us the date)

 

Opening Day

Baseball:  TBD

Softball:  TBD

 

Moto Photo Team Picture Day

TBA

 

Memorial Day Parade

Simsbury Little League teams will march in the parade.  More details to follow.

 

End of Season

Baseball:  TBD

Softball:  TBD 


by posted 12/15/2019
SLL Sponsorship Program - 2018

Outfield Sign Banner Sponsorship Program
 
Simsbury Little League is now accepting applications
for our banner program!!

 
 
Thank you for your sponsorship of Simsbury Little League. As a sponsor you are continuing the great tradition that is Simsbury Little League. Simsbury Little League has been teaching Simsbury youth the joy of little league baseball for over 61 years. The league is dependent on registration fees and donations from local businesses to continue to maintain, develop and care for the Little League program and complex. Introduced in 2004, the banner-advertising program provides an opportunity for local businesses to show their support for Simsbury Little League. The money raised with the banner-advertising program goes to improvements made to the fields used by SLL.
 
A banner sponsorship includes the following:
 
  • A 2x8 foot hard backed banner sign, using sponsor's logo, will be hung on the outfield fences of Memorial Park.
  • A rotating web banner located at the top of the home page for SLL’s website (www.simsburylittleleague.com).  The banner will include a link to sponsor's website when available. Our webpage is where all Little League families go to register and to keep informed about upcoming dates.  With over 600 families in our league we have quite a lot of website traffic recorded throughout the year!
 
The cost for the Banner Program is $500.
 
To purchase a Sponsorship please click HERE.  Payment can be made via credit card or by sending a check to the address below:

 
Simsbury Little League Sponsorship Program
PO Box 233, Simsbury CT 06070
Checks should be made out to:  Simsbury Little League


For information regarding the banner program, contact , our Sponsorship Director.

by posted 03/07/2018
SLL - Communication Options
Text and/or Email Reminders - Games & Practices
 
Did you know that you can receive email and/or text message reminders about upcoming games and practices for your child?  It is easy to sign up for these reminders by simply clicking on the "EDIT MY ACCOUNT" tab on the left menu.  Once you are logged in, click on your name and check the boxes for GAMES and PRACTICES to receive reminders.



If at any time, you decide you don't want these reminders just go back in and uncheck those boxes.

If you would like text message reminders, select your cell phone provider next to your cell phone number.

Click here to read full instructions on how to change your preferences.

by posted 03/07/2018
Tommy Tanski Memorial Scholarships

Tommy Tanski
Tommy Tanski Memorial Scholarships


Each year Simsbury Little League offers four $1500 scholarships to current High School seniors.  These scholarships are offered to seniors who participated in either the baseball or softball Little League program here in Simsbury.  The scholarships are given in memory of Tommy Tanski, who was a Simsbury High School junior, and a former Little League player, but passed away in a car accident in 2011.  

Tommy Tanski played Little League from 1999-2005 and during that time played for two district All Star Teams. He also played for the Strikers soccer team and played soccer in High School.  Tommy was a tremendous teammate and understood that his contribution was more about the team than any one individual.  

For many, the time playing Simsbury Little League baseball or softball is something to be cherished for years to come.  It is when friendships are formed, character is built and memories are made. During the registration process, please consider donating towards this scholarship fund and helping SLL continue to provide them in memory of Tommy Tanski.

To make a direct donation to this fund, please click HERE.

Thank-you!
SLL Board of Directors


by posted 01/22/2017
SLL & Youth Umpires

Simsbury Little League

Youth Umpires

Simsbury Little League's baseball and softball games are generally umpired by youth umpires.  We wanted to take this opportunity to explain to all our families the expectations we have regarding interactions with umpires. Regardless of the umpire’s age the SLL policy is that all judgment calls stand and managers, coaches and spectators are not to argue or attempt to influence these calls.  This includes any sort of gestures or sounds of disagreement.  Simply put, please support letting the umpires umpire.

All umpires will make mistakes regardless of their skill level and experience.  With 80+ umpires in the program it is an on-going task to keep up with training needs.  Please remember that our youth umpires are trying their best and are generally out there without anyone cheering them on in the stands or giving them those words of encouragement when mistakes are made.  They too are developing their game and we as a league have adopted a zero-tolerance policy to make sure there is an appropriate atmosphere for everyone involved in games at Memorial Fields.

In 2012, our League President at the time, Tom Benneche, wrote a letter to the SLL Community entitled "They Are All Our Kids!".  Below is a link to this letter as it embodies SLL's expectations regarding youth umpires.  

They Are All Our Kids! 
(May 15, 2012)


 
 

Below is a summary of our expectations and policies regarding our umpires:


The only adult who may approach a youth umpire with a question is the manager of the team.


No assistant coaches may have a discussion with a youth umpire during the game.


No one should “coach” the umpire during the game or give them “friendly tips”.  This includes coaches and/or spectators.


Assistant coaches and managers may not guide or influence judgment calls.  

Coaches and spectators should not yell out “strike” or “ball” before the umpire even has a chance to make their call.  Please let the umpires call the game without any assistance.


Thank-you in advance for adhering to our policies and remembering that

the youth Umpires Are Our Kids!

 

 

 

 


by posted 05/18/2016
Attorney Ritson's Home Run Rpt
 
 
 
 
Click HERE to submit a Home Run (submissions will only be accepted from managers or coaches)
 
Thanks Attorney Ritson for your support of Simsbury Little League!!
 
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