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 Field Status: Open. Fields close at 6:30 p.m. each day.

 

Babe Ruth competitive travel baseball team forming

Simsbury Babe Ruth will be offering a competitive travel baseball team this spring.  Other leagues from around the state are offering these types of travel teams to try to keep players from leaving their leagues and playing for AAU programs.  AAU programs can be thousands of dollars and Simsbury Babe Ruth is offering a program that will be comparable to these teams at a fraction of the cost.  

There will be a TRYOUT for this team this fall (details below) to choose the team.  Here are some logistics of the travel team: 

  • Eligible players will be those no longer eligible for Little League and no older than 14 on May 1, 2020.  The team will consist of 13 and 14 year-olds and will play in the Super East league, which consists of teams of 13 and 14 year-olds.
  • Team fee will be $600/player and will include once-weekly indoor practices over the winter.
  • League will run the months of April, May and into June.  Summer teams and schedule will be formed separately and will follow into July.
  • Double headers are played on Saturday and/or Sunday each weekend
  • Home games played along with traveling to other towns (up to an hour away)
  • Players not chosen for the team are encouraged to participate in the Simsbury Babe Ruth in-town program in the spring and remain eligible to participate in town summer baseball programs.
  • Tryout Dates:  October 27th  1pm-3pm and 28th 6pm- 8pm Memorial Field
  • Register online at Simsbury Babe Ruth. There is no fee for tryouts 

Questions?  Please email George White at   


by posted 10/18/2019
Fall Baseball Season Wrap-up
Fall Baseball Season Wrap-Up

THANKS to everyone who helped to make our fall season such a success.  With nearly 200 players in the baseball division, it was a busy season! 

A special thanks to . . .
 - Our managers who devoted so much time to teaching our kids baseball!
- Our players who gave us their best effort all season long!
- Our spectators for cheering on the kids!
- Our parents who shuttled the kids back and forth to all their games and practices!
- To Kane's for feeding everyone at the Snack Shack!
- To our umpires for their time and commitment to the game of baseball!
- To the Town of Simsbury for keeping our fields in beautiful shape!


Congratulations to all the players and teams for an outstanding effort all season.

Our registration for the spring season will open in December.  Enjoy the winter, and we look forward to seeing everyone back on the baseball fields next year!

SLL Board of Directors 


 

by posted 10/16/2019
Fall Ball Equipment Return
All Fall managers:
 
Equipment return will be THIS Sunday 10/20 from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at the Equipment Shed. 
 
Any representative from the team can return it! 
 

by posted 10/15/2019
SLL Sponsorship Program - 2018

Outfield Sign Banner Sponsorship Program
 
Simsbury Little League is now accepting applications
for our 2018 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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