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All Star Tournament Dates
05/22/2019
Below are important dates for the All Star Tournament   For...
Baseball/Softball - All Star / Summer Registration is OPEN
05/19/2019
Summer Baseball and Softball   SLL Summer Softball Softball...
Memorial Day Parade
05/14/2019
Simsbury Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27th       Simsbury...
AAA & Majors Playoff Schedule
05/02/2019
    This is the general schedule for the AAA and...
2nd Annual SLL Golf Tournament
04/20/2019
2nd Annual Simsbury Little League Golf Tournament   When:...
Trojan Summer Baseball Camp
03/18/2019
  At the Trojan Baseball Camp, each player will experience...
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...
 
All Star Tournament Dates

Below are important dates for the All Star Tournament

 

For more details, click HERE to go to the CT D6 website.

 

 

Simsbury All Star Registration is OPEN

Simsbury baseball players in AAA and Majors, and Softball players, who want to be considered for All Stars teams must register online.

 

Simsbury All Star Team Formation

Kid Voting for Majors Teams:  5/25/19

Kid Voting for AAA Teams:  5/21/19

Manager Voting:  5/31/19

Team Announcements:  6/2/19

 

Tournament Site Host Meeting (TBD)

TBD

All leagues intending to host tournament games must attend this meeting.

 

Softball Majors - Affidavits Check/Managers Meeting (6/13)

Thursday, 6/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM;  Avon Free Public Library

 

Affidavit & Paperwork Check (6/18)

Baseball and Softball EXCEPT Majors:  Tuesday, 6/18;  6-8 PM;  Simsbury Freemason's Hall

(Towns:  Avon, Canton, EG/Granby, and Simsbury)

 

All-Star Manager/Coaches Meeting (6/20)

Thursday, 6/20 @7:30 PM;  Litchfield Fire Department Hall  - 258 West St (Route 202), Litchfield

Mandatory for all teams participating in the D6 tournament (except Softball Majors).


by posted 05/22/2019
Baseball/Softball - All Star / Summer Registration is OPEN

Summer Baseball and Softball
 

SLL Summer Softball

Softball D6 teams will be determined upon the completion of Summer baseball/softball registration.


SLL Summer Baseball
Simsbury Little League is offering several summer baseball options for our players ages 9 and above.  We will be forming District 6 (D6) All Star teams for the 9/10, 11 and 12-year old age group.  We will also be forming several Farmington Tournament Teams.  In order to be considered for the summer teams, players are required to register online indicating that they are interested and that they meet the eligibility requirements.  No payment is required for this initial registration. 

 

Register Online

Registering online does not mean your player will automatically make the D6 team or Farmington Tournament team.  It only means that your player is eligible and you want your child to be considered. Our summer teams are only for players 9 and above and players must have played during our spring season.  To register use the "Register Online" link on our website or click 2019 Simsbury Summer Baseball Registration

 

Farmington Summer Teams
Simsbury Little League will be putting together teams in the Farmington Summer Tournament.  Player availability will determine how many teams we enter into the tournament.  This tournament will begin around July 6 and go on for most of the month of July. It is very well run and the level of baseball is very competitive - Parents and kids who have participated in this tournament over the years have enjoyed and benefited from their involvement.  Teams play 3 or 4 nights per week against competition from the Farmington Valley area.  The competition can range from small town non D6 all star teams to non-Little League travel all star teams.  The baseball is excellent and the facilities in Farmington are one of the few in the state to rival Memorial Park.  For more info on the tournament please visit www.fybl.org.  There will be more information to come as Farmington Little League provides more details.  The cost for this tournament is generally around $125.
 

D6 All Star Teams
Being selected to one of the D6 All Star teams is a great honor that requires significant player and parent commitment.  Below is information regarding the criteria for being a D6 All Star player and the selection process that Simsbury Little League follows to put together the All Star teams.  The cost for District 6 All-Star teams is still being determined.  It will be somewhere around $165 per player.


Note:  If a player cannot fulfill the eligibility or availability requirements for the D6 teams, they can opt to play in the Farmington Summer Tournament which has more flexibility regarding summer camp and vacation schedules.
 

  • Eligibility – The player needs to be age appropriate for the team he is chosen to participate on.  The player must have played 60% of his team’s regular season games.  The player must be a Simsbury resident as of 2/1 or attend a school in Simsbury.
  • Availability – The players selected are expected to participate in all practices and games of the D6 tournament.   There will be 5-7 practices per week starting in June with tournament schedules starting as early as June 24th. You can expect tournament dates to last through the second week of July and possibly into August if a team is successful in advancing.  It is expected that players will be available during the All Star practices & tournament times so please consider this commitment seriously as it is a family decision. Any conflicts need to be listed as part of the registration process.

 

D6 Team Criteria

 

D6 Team

Details

9-10

District 6 Tournament to start on or about June 24th
State Tournaments starts upon completion of District Tournaments
SLL Criteria:  Must have played in AAA  division and be baseball age 9 or 10

11

District 6 Tournament to start on or about June 24th
State Tournaments starts upon completion of District Tournaments
SLL Criteria:  Must have played in Majors division and be baseball age 10/11;  If roster spots cannot be filled by Majors players, then AAA 11-year olds will be considered.

Majors

District 6 Tournament to start on or about June 24th
State Tournaments starts upon completion of District Tournaments
SLL Criteria:  Must have played in Majors division and be baseball age 12

 

 

D6 Team Selection Process

Simsbury Little League uses a selection process that combines player and manager voting.  Below is the process that will be followed:

  • Every player in the Majors Division votes for four (4) players from their own team for the Majors D6 team.  They will also select four (4) players from their own team for the 11-year old team. 
  • Every player in the AAA Division votes for four (4) players from their own team for the 9/10 team. 
  • The voting process will be administered by an independent board member with no managers and/or coaches involvement. 
  • The top player from each team (and each age group) will automatically be selected for a D6 All Star Team if they registered online, and are on a team that has a player among the first 12 draft slots for their respective age group.  If the top voted player registered but is not on a team that meets this criteria they are placed on the Manager residual ballot for consideration.
  • The names of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th highest vote tally will also be included on the residual ballot for the respective D6 all-star teams to the extent they registered.
  • The managers will vote the balance of the D6 All Star team from the residual ballot for the respective D6 All Star teams.

Note:  More detailed descriptions of the player/manager voting process can be found in our Local Rules on the documents tab of our website.

 

D6 All Star Team - Playing Time Expectations

It is an honor to be selected to an All-Star team.  This truly means that your child is recognized as the best of the best – by coaches and peers – amongst their peer group.  Having said that, the All-Star teams will prioritize team success and advancement.  This may mean that your son or daughter plays the minimum amount of innings in the field and/or at-bats during games, even though they have attended all of the mandatory practices.  If there are 13 kids on the roster, minimum playing time is 1 at-bat per game.  If there are fewer than 13 kids on the roster, the minimum playing time is 1 at-bat and 6 consecutive defensive outs in the field, per game.  This may be challenging for you or your child to reconcile – considering they are at the top of their age group – and they were probably one of, if not the best player on their team during the regular season.  Only you know how you or your child will react to this situation.  Please only register for All-Star consideration if you fully understand this.

 


by posted 05/19/2019
Memorial Day Parade
Simsbury Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27th


     

Simsbury Little League will be marching again this year for the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 27. All baseball/softball players, managers and coaches are encouraged to march:

  • Players should wear uniforms, but no cleats. 
  • No bats allowed.
  • Parade Step-off is at 1:30. Players should be dropped off by 1:00 on Owens Brook Blvd off of Hopmeadow St. near the Simsbury Bank.
  • SLL will organize by division: TBall-->Farm A-->Farm AA-->AAA-->Majors. Gather up the hill on Owens Brook. Simsbury Little League will be Position 24. Follow the signs.
  • Bring water and wear sunscreen!
  • Throwing of candy is NOT allowed.
  • Have your child carry your cell phone number, or make sure the adult marching with your child has it. Keep your phone on in the event we need to contact you during/after the parade.
  • The parade will conclude at the intersection of Hopmeadow and Jim Gallagher Way. Please coordinate with your manager/coach to establish a meeting place for you to pick up your child's team.

We look forward to seeing you at the parade!


by posted 05/14/2019
AAA & Majors Playoff Schedule

 

 

This is the general schedule for the AAA and Majors playoffs. The final seeding and teams/days will be determined at the end of the regular season.

 

 


by posted 05/02/2019
2nd Annual SLL Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Simsbury Little League Golf Tournament
 
When: Monday June 17
Where: Hop Meadow Country Club
Time: 10:00 AM registration opens
12:00 PM shotgun start
Cost: $140 per player / $560 per foursome
This will be a scramble format with shotgun start
 
 
Box lunch and dinner included along with drink tickets,
Raffles and many prizes to be given away…
 
Sponsorship Opportunities:
Major League Sponsor $1000 will include a foursome, tee sign and dinner sign sponsorship
Minor League Sponsor $750 will include a foursome, tee sponsor and lunch sign sponsorship
Tee Sponsor—$100 will include a tee sign on a hole
 
Click here to register

by posted 04/20/2019
Trojan Summer Baseball Camp

 

At the Trojan Baseball Camp, each player will experience hands-on instruction. We concentrate on the game's fundamentals as well as the values of hard work, persistence, preparation, teamwork and sportsmanship. We offer professional and individualized instruction at every position. All campers will be kept within their own age and ability bracket. Games are played daily at each level.

 

Session 1: June 17-20 (Camp will run Monday-Thursday)

Session 2: August 12-15 (Camp will run Monday-Thursday)

 

Both camps ages 6-12. $176. Sign up a sibling and they can come for only $137.50 (each subsequent registration from the same family)! (To get this discount you MUST call the Recreation Department to register.) Both camps will be held at Simsbury High School.

 

A supplement to the Trojan Baseball Camp, for players who have an interest in pitching. Special instruction, proper pitching mechanics, wind-up, stretch, long tossing, different pitches and grips, pick off moves, fielding from pitchers position and arm strengthening are the focus of the week. 8:15-8:55am prior to the camp, $55 per week. 

 

Session 1: June 17-20 8:15 - 8:55

Session 2: August 12-15 8:15 - 8:55

 

Click here for more information


by posted 03/18/2019
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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