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All Little League activity is suspended until May 11

(See below for letter from Little League International)

 

Coaches Clinic (set for March 16th) and Managers Meeting (set for March 21) are postponed. We will update as soon as we have more information.

Adult AED/CPR is postponed

 

Spring Break Baseball Camp registration is closed/cancelled

Challenger Division is open?

Spring baseball/softball registration is closed

 

 

Little League Spring Season on Hold

Simsbury Little League is following Little League recommendations regarding the start of the season. The following is a message from Little League International:

Monday, March 16

 

Little League Baseball and Softball

Dear Little League Volunteer,

This is much bigger than Little League®.

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, act, gather, learn, and live our daily lives. And, yes, that also means how we play Little League.

With the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend/delay their Little League seasons through no earlier than Monday, May 11. We implore you to follow this recommendation and suspend all Little League activities through no earlier than May 11.

We recognize that this is the heart of the traditional Little League season, and we share in the great disappointment that many are feeling surrounding this additional pause in the 2020 season. However, it is our hope that by doing this, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

We will continue to consult with appropriate medical advisors, government health officials and our volunteer leaders around the world, and we are committed to doing the best we can for the safety and wellbeing of our players, families, volunteers, and fans.

As this situation evolves, Little League International is committed to sharing the best guidance possible for all of our 6,500 leagues in more than 84 countries. It is our sincere hope that we can find ways to bring everyone back to the Little League fields this season, whether that’s later this spring or throughout the summer.

Currently, Little League International is working through all possible scenarios for the 2020 Little League International Tournament and tournament eligibility for our leagues and players in our various divisions of play.

Little League will continue to provide additional guidance on the impact of delaying the season and has developed a series of FAQs available at LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus. We are committed to sharing information as it becomes available on issues like player eligibility and tournament participation, charter and insurance status for the year, and A Safety Awareness Program plan deadlines.

We also will be sharing guidance on how to resume operations when appropriate, best practices for handling the financial implications, and how you can communicate with parents and families in your communities about this delay in Little League activity. This information will continue to be developed and shared on LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus and through all of our communications methods.

There are countless resources available, and we urge you to follow the information available through World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your state’s public health department (click here for a listing of state public health departments ), and other county and/or local authorities including precedents set by area school districts and government agencies.

We encourage you to stay in touch with Little League and share any additional feedback or questions from your local communities by emailing  .

Thank you all for your support, understanding, and community leadership. We will be thinking of our global Little League community during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Stephen D. Keener

Stephen D. Keener
Little League President and CEO

 


by posted 03/16/2020
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
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.

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
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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