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Spring Registration will open on December 20th

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Spring Registration - Opens 12/20/14
12/13/2014
SLL Community: The Online Registration System for our Spring 2015 season...
SLL Sponsorship Program - 2015
12/13/2014
Outfield Sign Banner Sponsorship Program   Simsbury Little...
Looking for Team Managers
12/13/2014
Spring Season - Managers Needed Even in the off-season the SLL...
The New Baseball Age Determination Date: What You Need To Know
12/13/2014
The New Baseball Age Determination Date:   What You Need...
Umpire Registration - Opens in January
12/13/2014
Umpire Registration Registration for both returning and rookie umpires...
Spring Season - Dates to Remember
12/13/2014
Planning for the spring season is well underway.   Click...
Tommy Tanski Memorial Scholarships
12/13/2014
Tommy Tanski Memorial Scholarships Each year Simsbury...
Baseball Player Evaluations (2/28/15)
12/13/2014
SLL Player Evaluations - Baseball Saturday, February 28th 8:00...
Managers Meeting & Equipment Pickup (3/21/15)
12/13/2014
SLL Managers Meeting & Equipment Pickup When:  Saturday,...
SLL - Baseball Coaching Clinics (3/22 & 3/29)
12/13/2014
  Simsbury Little League Baseball Coaching Clinics Steve...
SLL - Spring Field Cleanup Day (3/28/15)
12/13/2014
Field Cleanup Day Saturday, March 28th @9:00AM   All...
 
Spring Registration - Opens 12/20/14

SLL Community:

The Online Registration System for our Spring 2015 season wil open on December 20th.  

Baseball registration is open to boys and girls ages 5 through 12 (ages as of 4/30/14).  Softball registration is open to girls ages 5 through 14 (ages as of 12/31/13).  The registration fees for T-ball and Farm A are $110 and the remaining divisions are $155.  The Challenger division is open to boys and girls with a fee of $50.

To view information about our baseball and softball 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 for baseball Stacie Windisch (windischfamily ) or softball, Trish Witkin .

To register, click on the "Online Registration" 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.

Player evaluations (ages 9-12) will be held in early March to help with team formation.  Players must be registered to be considered for the AAA and Majors drafts.  Please register early to ensure a spot for your player.  More details will be posted on our website.

Happy New Year!


by posted 12/13/2014
SLL Sponsorship Program - 2015

Outfield Sign Banner Sponsorship Program
 
Simsbury Little League is now accepting applications
for our 2015 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 sponsors logo where possible, 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).  Banner will include a link to sponsors website when available. Our webpage is where most of the Little League families go for information regarding Simsbury Little League happenings. With over 500 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 Dave Naspo ( )

by posted 12/13/2014
Looking for Team Managers

Spring Season - Managers Needed

Even in the off-season the SLL Board of Directors is busy with preparations for the spring season.  A big part of our planning involves lining up our volunteers – especially team managers.   When looking for managers we are looking for people who will emulate all the values Little League Baseball stands for, while making sure each of our kids develops the skills to play at the appropriate level.

One of the best things we do as a league is to work and interact with kids of all types.  And because they are all “our kids” they should have the luxury of outstanding leadership from their team managers.  If you are interested in managing a team for the spring season please contact the appropriate Division Director and let them know of your interest.  

Baseball - T-ball:  Tom Lynch ( )

Baseball - Farm A:  Tim Davignon ( )

Baseball - AA:  Jay Reynolds ( )

Baseball - AAA:  Tom Kaplinski ( )

Baseball - Majors:  Jeff Oken ( )

Softball All Divisions:  Amy Stepka ( )

 


When you contact your division director please keep in mind that at this time we cannot promise anyone a team until we know what our registration numbers look like and how many teams we will be fielding for each division.

 

What are we looking for?

Managing is certainly a big time commitment, it take a lot of patience, the ability to lead, to teach, and to know the finer details of the game.  Prep work is important.  You will spend more time planning than actually being on the field.  

 

Thank-you to everyone who has managed for us in the past.  We hope you will continue to volunteer your time and efforts for all of "our kids".

 

SLL Board of Directors

 

 

 


by posted 12/13/2014
The New Baseball Age Determination Date: What You Need To Know

The New Baseball Age Determination Date:  

What You Need To Know

FOR BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY

In April 2014, a new league age determination was approved Little League Baseball®. To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system. The Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation.

Effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 5-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in Simsbury Little League and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the remainder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division by the Player Agent based on their age and prior experience.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 9

 

Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the next three Little League Baseball seasons. 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
        2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 9
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 10
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 11
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 12

 

 


by posted 12/13/2014
Umpire Registration - Opens in January

Umpire Registration

Registration for both returning and rookie umpires will open in January, 2015.  

Below is information about clinics that all umpires must attend.

 

Rookies Only (grades 6 and above)

Date TBD (6-8:30 PM)

@ Central School

 

All Umpires

Saturday, 3/14 (9-10 AM) OR Thursday, 4/9 (7:30-8:30 PM)

@ Freemason's Hall

 

All questions should be directed to our Umpire-in-Chief David Russell ( )

 


by posted 12/13/2014
Spring Season - Dates to Remember

Planning for the spring season is well underway.  

Click HERE to see our "Season At A Glance" which shows all the important upcoming dates.  

Lots of information is included including dates for

Coaches Clinics

Player Evaluations

Umpire Clinics

Manager Meetings

Field Cleanup

 


by posted 12/13/2014
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 12/13/2014
Baseball Player Evaluations (2/28/15)

SLL Player Evaluations - Baseball
Saturday, February 28th
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Simsbury Little League will be holding our Spring evaluations for baseball on Saturday, February 28th at Masters School in West Simsbury.  Our evaluations will be split by age in order to minimize parking issues.  Actual times will be communicated closer to the evaluation date.  
 

What should players bring?
Players should bring a glove and should wear sneakers; no cleats will be permitted.  Bats are optional, as we will have a supply on hand.
 
Who attends evaluations?
Player evaluations are only for players ages 9 - 12.  Evaluations are important so that managers can become familiar with players and can balance teams as much as possible.  Evaluations are mandatory for the following players:
·         Any 9-year old who wants to be considered for AAA.  Any 9-year old who does not attend evaluations will automatically be placed in AA.
·         Any 11-year old who wants to be considered for Majors.  Any 11-year old who does not attend evaluations will automatically be placed in AAA.

All other players are encouraged to attend evaluations but they are not mandatory.  Players must be registered for SLL in order to attend evaluations.  Please go to the SLL website to register online (www.simsburylittleleague.com)
 
Is there a make-up date?
If a player is unable to attend the evaluations please email Joanne Russell at  to arrange for a make-up evaluation.
 
Questions?
All questions should be directed to Joanne Russell at

by posted 12/13/2014
Managers Meeting & Equipment Pickup (3/21/15)

SLL Managers Meeting & Equipment Pickup
When:  Saturday, 3/21
Location:  Simsbury High School Cafeteria
Time:  9 AM


All baseball and softball managers are asked to attend our spring Manager's Meeting.  At this meeting we will distribute manager binders, rule books and roster information.  


Uniform  Pickup:
Uniforms will be picked up at the meeting

Equipment Pickup
Baseball - Pickup at shed after the meeting
Softball - TBD

SLL Board of Directors

by posted 12/13/2014
SLL - Baseball Coaching Clinics (3/22 & 3/29)

 

Simsbury Little League

Baseball Coaching Clinics



Steve Matyczyk, the Simsbury High School Assistant Varsity Coach and the SLL Director of Coaching and Player Development, has put together a series of coaches clinics to help improve the quality of coaching for all levels of SLL.  Anyone who is interested in managing, coaching or just helping out periodically is invited to attend these clinics.  All clinics will be designed to offer suggestions to all divisions of play.   

The focus of these clinics is to give coaches some drills and tips on throwing, catching, base running and hitting that will assist them with organizing their practices for the Little League season.  

 
Sunday, 3/22 
@ SHS (12:00-2:00)
 
Sunday, 3/29 
@ SHS (12:00-2:00)



All questions can be directed to Steve Matyczyk

by posted 12/13/2014
SLL - Spring Field Cleanup Day (3/28/15)

Field Cleanup Day
Saturday, March 28th @9:00AM

 



All managers, coaches, players and families are asked to come out and help us get the fields ready. We ask that everyone bring their work gloves and rakes marked with their names.  All power equipment is welcome . . . blowers and weed wackers can all be put to good use. Small tarps are also very helpful.

Our goal is to divide up the volunteers so that every field gets cleaned up.  We would like to move bleachers, clean and rake underneath them, remove all leaves around the entire fenced in areas, and place L screens on all fields.

Please go directly to the assigned field based on your child's division (or where you see the least workers!).


Please join us in preparing Memorial Park for the Spring season.  All questions can be directed to Joanne Russell who is organizing this effort for the League.

We hope to see you at the fields!
SLL Board of Directors

by posted 12/13/2014
Game Results
Attorney Ritson's Home Run Rpt
Thanks to Attorney Ritson for purchasing ice cream for any team that had a home run during the spring season!  This program is only offered during the spring season.
 
In 2014 we had 28 home runs!
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks Attorney Ritson for your support of Simsbury Little League!!
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