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Baseball - Equipment Pickup 3/31
03/15/2019
SLL - Baseball Equipment Pickup When:  Sunday, 3/31 Location:...
Managers Meeting (Saturday, 3/23)
03/11/2019
SLL Managers Meeting When:  Saturday, 3/23 Location:  Simsbury...
Trojan Baseball Camp
03/10/2019
The Trojan "2019 April Vacation" Baseball Camp   Individualized...
CPR and AED Training
03/10/2019
CPR and AED training offered by Simsbury Little League   Simsbury...
Team Announcements & Birth Certificates
03/07/2019
The Spring Baseball Season is almost upon us.  As the...
SLL Challenger Division - Registration is OPEN
03/06/2019
Challenger Division Simsbury Little League's Challenger Division...
Simsbury Little League Preseason Batting Clinics
02/09/2019
Baseball and Softball Preseason Batting Clinics     Winter...
2019 Family Fun Day at Dunkin Donuts Park
01/19/2019
Enjoy a day at Dunkin' Donuts park with friends and family from...
Spring Season - Dates to Remember
01/15/2019
Planning for the spring season is well underway.  Here...
SLL Sponsorship Program - 2018
03/07/2018
Outfield Sign Banner Sponsorship Program   Simsbury Little...
SLL - Communication Options
03/07/2018
Text and/or Email Reminders - Games & Practices   Did...
Tommy Tanski Memorial Scholarships
01/22/2017
Tommy Tanski Memorial Scholarships Each year Simsbury...
SLL & Youth Umpires
05/18/2016
Simsbury Little League Youth Umpires Simsbury Little League's...
 
Baseball - Equipment Pickup 3/31
SLL - Baseball Equipment Pickup
When:  Sunday, 3/31
Location:  Equipment Shed @ Memorial Park
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 
All equipment bags should be picked up on Sunday at the equipment shed located at Memorial Park - make the first right at the stop sign and the shed is on the right side as you go up the hill.
 
 
Question?  Please contact our Equipment Director:  Brian Croteau (epd350@comcast.net)
 


 

by posted 03/15/2019
Managers Meeting (Saturday, 3/23)

SLL Managers Meeting
When:  Saturday, 3/23
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:
March 31 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

SLL Board of Directors

by posted 03/11/2019
Trojan Baseball Camp

The Trojan "2019 April Vacation" Baseball Camp


 

Individualized attention, professional instruction on position play, hitting, pitching and catching as well as the values of hard work, preparation, teamwork and sportsmanship will be the focus.  Baseball conditioning will also take place to improve skills, strengthen muscles to prevent injuries, and to improve flexibility and agility. We aim to make our campers a better and more competitive player to compete in all levels of competition. Baseball games will be played daily.  One hour of instruction and one hour of baseball games.


Each session will be held at Memorial Park.

Simsbury High School baseball coach Dave Masters will be running the camp.

Please send your child in with a glove, bat, water bottle and cleats.

Camp Information:

Dates:  Tuesday, April 9th - Thursday, April 11th
 
Time:  10am- 12 noon
 
Location:  Memorial Park
 
Equipment:  Glove, bat (optional), water bottle, cleats
 
Cost: $80
 
Questions:  Contact Dave Masters (
http://www.simsburyrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=26801
Program registration closes Monday, April 8 at 9:00am!

by posted 03/10/2019
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: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (6:30-8:30 PM)  
 
Location: Freemason's Hall - 991 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury
  
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.   
 
Click HERE to register 
 
Participation will be on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Please contact Gavin Schwarz (Safety Director) @   with questions. 

by posted 03/10/2019
Team Announcements & Birth Certificates

The Spring Baseball Season is almost upon us. 

As the weather warms up we have been busy getting ready for the season.  Below is an update on team announcements.

Majors:  Teams will be announced around 3/16

AAA:  Teams will be announced around 3/16

All other teams:  Will be announced on or after 3/23

 

Birth Certificates

In the event that your child is new to Simsbury Little League we will need a copy of their birth certificate on file.  

We will NOT place your child on a team without this documentation.  

Birth certificates can be provided to us in several ways:

 

1. Email a scanned copy to Julie Trythall, Registrar at jmtrythall@yahoo.com

2. Upload a copy into the system via your SLL account. 

 

If you have questions about team placement and/or birth certificates please contact our

Player Agent:  Noel Bodenburg (npbodenburg@gmail.com)

 

 

SLL Board of Directors


by posted 03/07/2019
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 Brian Austin  daustin28@cox.net .


by posted 03/06/2019
Simsbury Little League Preseason Batting Clinics
Baseball and Softball Preseason Batting Clinics
 
 
Winter batting cage sessions are open to any Simsbury Little League baseball or softball player 
registered for Majors or AAA divisions (must be registered for 2019 spring season). 
 
 Fee:
$12 per session.  Players may register for one session per day. 
Space is limited so register early. 
 
Location:
Mandell JCC Valley Sports & Community Center
310 Albany Turnpike, Canton
 
When: 
Session 1: Monday 2/25 - 6:00-6:55 pm
Session 2: Monday 2/25 - 7:05-8:00 pm
 
Session 3: Monday 3/4 - 6:00 - 6:55 pm
Session 4: Monday 3/4 - 7:05 - 8:00 pm
 
Session 5: Monday 3/11 - 6:00-6:55 pm
Session 6: Monday 3/11 -  7:05-8:00 pm
 
Session 7: Monday 3/18 - 6:00-6:55 pm
Session 8: Monday 3/18 -  7:05-8:00 pm
 
Session 9: Monday 3/25 - 6:00-6:55 pm registration closed
Session 10: Monday 3/25 -  7:05-8:00 pm registration closed
 
 
Questions should be directed to Gavin Schwarz @ gavin_schwarz@yahoo.com
 
 

by posted 02/09/2019
2019 Family Fun Day at Dunkin Donuts Park

Enjoy a day at Dunkin' Donuts park with friends and family from Simsbury Little League!

Sunday, April 28th 2019

Little Leaguers will have the opportunity to go on the field before the game and do drills with Yard Goats players!
 
Clinic: 9am to 11am
Gates will open at 8:30am
 
Game Start: 1:05pm
Gates Open to public: 11:30am
 
 
After the clinic is over you may stay in the gates, until the game begins. Please have ticket ready apon arrival. 
 
No Cleats will be allowed on field, please wear gym shoes. Be sure to dress appropriately with weather. 
Please bring own glove, bats will be provided. 
 
If you would like anything signed during autographs be sure to bring that with you. 
 
Ticket Order Deadline: Sunday, April 14th.  Parking is an additional fee day of game.
 
Please contact Scott Beaulieu for more information - scott.j.beaulieu@gmail.com
 
 

by posted 01/19/2019
Spring Season - Dates to Remember

Planning for the spring season is well underway.  Here are some important dates, we will update this post as soon as we have more information. 

 

Simsbury Little League

Spring Season 2019  

“Season At A Glance”

 

Online Registration Opens

January 2019

 

Registration Deadlines

Baseball deadlines: The registration deadline for AAA and Majors is February 25.
For T-ball, Farm A and Farm AA, the registration deadline is March 11.

Softball deadlines: The registration deadline for Minors AAA, Majors and Juniors is February 25.
For T-ball, Farm A and Farm AA, the registration deadline is March 11.

 

Baseball – Coaches Clinics

TBD

 

Baseball Evaluations

(Players age 9 and above only)

Saturday, 3/2

Masters School:  8 am-12 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.

 

Softball Evaluations

Sunday, 3/3

Masters School:  11:30-2:30 PM

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

 

D6 Umpire Clinic

Rookies Required / Encouraged all Other Levels

Saturday, March 16 (check-in 12:00 - 1:00, followed by clinic from 1:00 - 5:00 pm)

Mandell JCC Valley Sports & Community Center, Canton

 

 

Umpire Clinic – All Returning Umpires

All umpires must attend one of these classroom clinics. 

  • Session #1 Saturday March 9th (9-10:15am) 
  • Session #2 Tuesday April 2nd (7-8:15pm)

@Freemason’s Hall

 

** Registration Closing Dates **

Baseball:  AAA/Majors 2/25

Softball:  AAA/Majors/Juniors:  2/25

All Other Divisions:  3/11 (or earlier if the teams are full)

 

Drafts

Baseball Majors:  Tuesday, 3/12

Baseball Minors AAA:  Wednesday, 3/13

Softball:  TBD

 

Baseball & Softball - Managers Meeting

All managers are required to attend!

Saturday, 3/23 (8:30 – 11:30 AM) @Simsbury High School

 

Volunteer Applications Are Due

March 31

(Applications can be found on the SLL website under the Volunteer tab)

 

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

Saturday, April 27

 

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 01/15/2019
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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