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District 6 Information
05/22/2015
Connecticut District 6 Baseball and Softball As the Tournament...
SLL - Family Fun Day with the Rock Cats
05/20/2015
  Simsbury Little League Family Day at the Rock Catch...
Baseball - All Star / Summer Registration is OPEN
05/11/2015
Summer Baseball   SLL Summer Baseball Simsbury Little...
Playoff Schedules - Spring 2015
05/11/2015
Spring Baseball - 2015 Playoff Game Schedule   Click here...
SLL & Youth Umpires
05/11/2015
Simsbury Little League Youth Umpires Simsbury Little League's...
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...
 
District 6 Information

Connecticut District 6 Baseball and Softball

As the Tournament Season approaches, the best way to get information on schedules, dates, etc. is by visiting the District 6 website.  Click HERE to visit the D6 website.

 

Proof of Residency Requirements All Star tournament play    

For the D6 All Star season, parents/guardians will be asked to present 3 proofs of residency dated prior to February 1, 2015.  Acceptable proofs of residency include such items as a valid driver's license, auto registration, bank statement, insurance

Click HERE to read more about the list of acceptable documents: 

Players chosen for the D6 All Star Tournament teams are also required to present an original birth certificate in order to be eligible to play.  If your child is league age 9 or above and plays on a AAA or Majors team during the Spring season, all parents are encouraged to gather the above information prior to tournament team selections.  Once teams are selected there will be a very short time frame in which to collect this information.


by posted 05/22/2015
SLL - Family Fun Day with the Rock Cats

 

Simsbury Little League Family Day

at the Rock
Catch the Fun & Excitement of Rock Cats Baseball



Each year Simsbury Little League enjoys a Family Fun Day at the Rock Cats Stadium.
Join us again this year for a pre-game BBQ and some great baseball!


Sunday, June 28, 2015
Gates Open: 12:05pm         Game Time: 1:35pm 
 
New Britain Rock Cats
vs. 
Richmond Flying Squirrels

 



90 Minute All-You-Can-Eat Picnic Includes:  
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Baked Beans,
Pasta Salad, Chips, Watermelon, Cookies and Soda!
 

 

To purchase tickets, click HERE

Or use the "Rock Cats" link on the left side of our home page.
 


by posted 05/20/2015
Baseball - All Star / Summer Registration is OPEN

Summer Baseball
 


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

Registration closed on Monday, 5/25.  Thanks to everyone who registered!

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.

 

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 between $125-$140 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 23rd. 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 23rd
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 July 5th
State Tournaments starts upon completion of District Tournaments
SLL Criteria:  Must have played in Majors division and be baseball age 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 23rd
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.

 

 


by posted 05/11/2015
Playoff Schedules - Spring 2015

Spring Baseball - 2015

Playoff Game Schedule

 

Click here to view brackets >>> Playoff Brackets

 

Majors Division

Sat, 5/30:  Playoffs - Pool Play Game #1 @ 7 PM

Mon, 6/1:  Playoffs - Pool Play Game #2 @ 6 PM

Wed, 6/3:  Playoffs - Pool Play Game #3 @ 6 PM

Mon, 6/8:  Semi-Final Championship Games @6 PM

Fri, 6/12:  Championship Game @6 PM

 

Rainout Dates: 

Pool Play:  6/6 & 6/7

Semi-Finals:  6/9, 6/10, 6/11

Championship:  6/13

 

 

 
AAA Division

Sat, 5/30:  Playoffs - Pool Play Game #1 @ 8:45 AM

Tues, 6/2:  Playoffs - Pool Play Game #2 @ 6 PM

Thurs, 6/4:  Playoffs - Pool Play Game #3 @ 6 PM

Tues, 6/9:  Semi-Final Championship Games @6 PM

Fri, 6/12:  Championship Game @6 PM

 

Rainout Dates: 

Pool Play:  6/6 & 6/7

Semi-Finals:  6/10, 6/11

Championship:  6/13


by posted 05/11/2015
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!

 

Good luck with the spring season!

 

 


by posted 05/11/2015
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
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!  
 
To view the current season home runs, click on the report below:
 
Home Run Report - 2015
(39 home runs so far)
 
 
 
Thanks Attorney Ritson for your support of Simsbury Little League!!
 
To enter information about home runs, click HERE.
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