Providing Little League Baseball & Softball to the Youth of Simsbury for 60 years. Mailing address: PO Box 233, Simsbury, CT 06070
 
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Spring Registration - Now OPEN!

 

Click HERE or use the "Register Online" link to register for 

both baseball and softball.

HEADLINES  Subscribe to Simsbury Little League
Baseball - Make Up Player Evaluations ** RESCHEDULED **
03/03/2015
Due to the snow which is arriving this afternoon we have re-scheduled...
Softball Clinics
02/19/2015
Softball Player Clinics   Simsbury Little League Softball...
SLL Challenger Division - Registration is OPEN
02/06/2015
Challenger Division Simsbury Little League's Challenger Division...
2015 Volunteer Applications - Now Being Accepted
01/05/2015
2015 Volunteer Applications - Now Being Accepted   All adults...
The New Baseball Age Determination Date: What You Need To Know
12/13/2014
The New Baseball Age Determination Date:   What You Need...
SLL Sponsorship Program - 2015
12/13/2014
Outfield Sign Banner Sponsorship Program   Simsbury Little...
Tommy Tanski Memorial Scholarships
12/13/2014
Tommy Tanski Memorial Scholarships Each year Simsbury...
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...
 
Baseball - Make Up Player Evaluations ** RESCHEDULED **

Due to the snow which is arriving this afternoon we have re-scheduled the Little League Player Evaluations.  They will be held tomorrow – Wednesday (3/4); 6 PM @ Squadron Line School.  The schedule will be as follows:

 

Location:  Squadron Line School

Date:  Wednesday, 3/4

6:15 PM :  Ages 9 & 10

6:30 PM:   Ages 11 & 12

 

These evaluations will not take long so please plan on waiting for your child.

 

If you are unable to make this date please contact Joanne Russell ( ).

 


by posted 03/03/2015
Softball Clinics

Softball Player Clinics

 

Simsbury Little League Softball Clinics are open to girls who are registered with SLL for the Spring 2015 Season and are birth years 2006 thru 2000.   Go to Register Online to register for clinics.  **Note - Each session has an 8 player minimum and 12 player maximum

 

 

Location:  CT Elite Baseball, Simsbury (836 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury)

Cost:  $10 per session

Time:  10-11 & 11-12 (depending on age)

QUESTIONS?  Contact Jed Flaherty @ jjkmflaherty@yahoo.com

 

 February 28 – Player Fielding Clinic

March 7 - Player Pitching Clinic

March 14 - Player Hitting Clinic

 

 

Softball Manager/Coach/Parent Clinics

 

MARCH 7  - Manager/Coach/Parent Pitching Clinic (Simsbury)

 

 

 

Click HERE for more detailed information on softball clinics.

 


by posted 02/19/2015
SLL Challenger Division - Registration is OPEN

Challenger Division

Simsbury Little League's Challenger Division is designed for players ages 5-18 with special needs.  Below is more detailed information about this program.
 

  • Practices start in late April with practices on Sunday afternoon lasting for one hour.  
  • Games are generally on Saturdays although sometimes a week night game is scheduled.  
  • Games are 2 innings long, and every player bats each inning. 
  • Players hit coach pitched balls or off a tee. 
  • Buddy's in the field assist the players when needed.  
  • Players are encouraged to participate, but never pressured.
  • A typical season is generally 10 games.  
  • Simsbury plays Challenger teams from other area towns, with half the games on the road.
  • There are no residency or school requirements to play in the Challenger Division.  Players from both Simsbury and neighboring towns are welcome to join the Challenger Division.
  • To register, use the "Register Online" tab on the left side of our website.


If you have questions about your child's eligibility, or the league, please contact one of the manager's for the 2015 season:

Rick Bontatibus  
Brian Bargmann (​ 


by posted 02/06/2015
2015 Volunteer Applications - Now Being Accepted

2015 Volunteer Applications - Now Being Accepted

 

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 will be permitted on practice or game fields, including any parent or adult who wishes to help with field maintenance before games and practices.

 

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 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.

Questions?
All questions related to volunteer applications can be directed to Beth Bouchard, Director of Volunteer Applications: by email  or additional contact information can be found on the 
board contacts page.

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

Volunteer Applicatios (Forms are found on the Documents Tab)
Follow the instructions below:   

  • If a volunteer is returning from 2014 and they are on the "Approved Volunteer Listing - 2014" (found on the Documents tab) then they should fill out the RETURNING Volunteer Application.  There is no need to provide SSN on this form.  A copy of your Driver's License is required.
  • If a volunteer is new to SLL then they should fill out the NEW Volunteer Application.  SSN is a required field;  your application cannot be processed without it.  A copy of your driver's license is required.
  • Print the application.  NO ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS sent via email will be accepted.
  • Complete all required fields
  • Sign the application
  • Include a legible copy of your driver license 
  • Remit your application to the following address:

Simsbury Little League
c/o Beth Bouchard
PO Box 233
Simsbury, CT 06070


by SLL Board of Directors posted 01/05/2015
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 by 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
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
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
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!!
Upcoming Games