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Fall Registration is now OPEN for Baseball and Softball

Deadline for AAA and Majors registration: August 24. 

Deadline for AA registration: August 29.

 

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Congratulations to our D6 Teams!
07/28/2018
CONGRATULATIONS  To Our 9-11 Baseball All Stars DISTRICT...
SLL Fall Registration - Now Open
07/11/2018
Reminder to register for Fall Ball before the deadline!!   Deadline...
Fall Softball Registration
07/02/2018
  Fall Softball   Register now for Fall Softball...
Fall Baseball Registration
06/30/2018
  Fall Baseball   Register now for Fall Baseball...
Family Sponsorships
03/07/2018
  Family Sponsorships In 2017 we made improvements to...
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...
2018 Volunteer Applications
12/01/2017
2018 Volunteer Applications   All adults who are interested...
Age Determination - Little League
01/22/2017
Little League Age Determination  What You Need To Know For...
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...
 
Congratulations to our D6 Teams!

CONGRATULATIONS 

To Our 9-11 Baseball All Stars

DISTRICT 6 AND SECTION 2 CHAMPIONS!!!

 

                    

 
 
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS 

To Our 8-10 Baseball All Stars

DISTRICT 6 CHAMPIONS!

and Section 2 Runner-Up

 


by posted 07/28/2018
SLL Fall Registration - Now Open
Reminder to register for Fall Ball before the deadline!!
 

Deadline for AAA and Majors registration is August 24. 

Deadline for AA registration is August 29.

The Online Registration System for our Fall Softball & Baseball seasons are now open. 
To register, use the "Register Online" tab on the left side of our website.

 

For more information on our fall program, please click HERE.

Our fall program is for players who are baseball age 7-11

as well as those who are baseball age 12 (born in May-Aug 2006)*
 
*** New in 2018 ***
SLL is now allowing players who are "Baseball Age 12"
and
born in the months May/June/Jul/Aug to play fall ball.

 

AA Division  (ages 7-8)
This division is designed for the players who played baseball in the spring and will be playing AA next spring. 

AAA Division  (ages 9-10)
This division is designed for the AA player who is moving up to AAA and the AAA player looking to improve their skills.

Majors Division (ages 10-11;  12 year olds*)
This division is designed for the players who are moving up to Majors or who played Majors in the spring.

 

by posted 07/11/2018
Fall Softball Registration
 
Fall Softball
 

Register now for Fall Softball 2018!
 
 
To register, use the "Register Online" tab on the left side of our website.

For more information on our fall program, please click HERE.

Our fall program is for players who are softball age 7-14 (as of 12/31 of the previous year). 
 
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To determine your child's softball age please use the age chart found on our "Documents" tab. 
Our fall program is open to players from Simsbury as well as surrounding towns.
 
Below is a brief description of the divisions. 
Note:  The game and practice schedules will not be determined until teams are formed. 
The schedules from last year are described below to give players an idea of the commitment.
 

Level 1 (AAA)
Players age 7-9;  Birth years 2008-2010
Last year:  Games played on Sunday afternoons;  One practice/week

Level 2 (Majors)
Players age 10-11;  Birth years 2006-2007
Last year:  Games played on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.  One practice/week.

Level 3 (Juniors)
Players age 12-14; Birth years 2003-2005
Last year:  Games played on Saturday afternoons.  One practice/week.
 
 
Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued once teams have been formed.
Exceptions to this policy may be requested of the SLL Vice President  for special circumstances such as medical injury.
Please note that choosing not to play,  or moving to another program do not,  in the view of SLL, qualify for a refund.

 


by posted 07/02/2018
Fall Baseball Registration
 
Fall Baseball
 

Register now for Fall Baseball 2018!
 
 
To register, use the "Register Online" tab on the left side of our website.

For more information on our fall program, please click HERE.

Our fall program is for players who are baseball age 7-11
as well as those who are baseball age 12 (born in May-Aug 2006)*
 
*** New in 2018 ***
SLL is now allowing players who are "Baseball Age 12"
and
born in the months May/June/Jul/Aug to play fall ball.
 
To determine your child's baseball age please use the age chart found on our Documents tab. 
Our fall program is open to players from Simsbury as well as surrounding towns.
 
Below is a brief description of the divisions and the expected practice/game schedules.
 

AA Division  (ages 7-8)
This division is designed for the players who played baseball in the spring and will be playing AA next spring. 
Saturday game @ 9:30 AM
Sunday game @ 12:30 PM
Practice: 1 day/week (day varies by Team)

AAA Division  (ages 9-10)
This division is designed for the AA player who is moving up to AAA and the AAA player looking to improve their skills.
Thursday game @6:00 PM
Saturday game @2:30 PM
Practices:  Two per week (Monday/Tuesday/Sunday) (day varies by team)

Majors Division (ages 10-11;  12 year olds*)
This division is designed for the players who are moving up to Majors or who played Majors in the spring.
Wednesday game @ 6:00PM
Friday game @ 6:00 PM
Saturday game @ 12:00 PM
Practice:  Sunday
 
* New in 2018:  SLL is now allowing players who are baseball age 12 and
born in the months May/June/Jul/Aug to play fall ball.
 
Babe Ruth Baeball (age 12)
Players who are age 12 should register for Babe Ruth Baseball (www.simsburybaberuth.com).
Simsbury Babe Ruth provides a developmental program in the fall season to help acclimate players
to the larger field as well as various aspects of the game (leading off base, pitcher's pick-off moves, etc.) 
This is a separate organization from Simsbury Little League
and registration information is available on the Babe Ruth website.
 
 
Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued once teams have been formed.  Exceptions to this policy may be requested of the SLL Vice President
for special circumstances such as medical injury.
Please note that choosing not to play,  or moving to another program do not,  in the view of SLL, qualify for a refund.

 


by posted 06/30/2018
Family Sponsorships

 

Family Sponsorships

In 2017 we made improvements to our batting cages and many families purchased signs to help defray the costs.  We are happy to continue our Family Sponsorship program.  

To purchase a sign, send a a $100 check (w/ Batting Cages in the memo) to Simsbury Little League, PO Box 233, Simsbury CT  06070.

OR

Make an online donation, by clicking on "Online Store" on the left-hand column.

 

Thanks to the families who have made donations already!

 

 

 

 


by posted 03/07/2018
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
2018 Volunteer Applications

2018 Volunteer Applications

 

All adults who are interested in volunteering for Simsbury Little League as a manager, coach or umpire are required to complete a background check. 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.

 

Check Your Status!

** Note:  If you were approved for the 2017 spring season then you can fill out the RETURNING volunteer application.  

Click HERE to see if you are on the approved listing from 2017.  ***

 

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 Jill Schwarz, 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 Applications (Forms are found on the Documents Tab)
Follow the instructions below:   

  • If a volunteer is returning from 2017 and they are on the *Volunteers Approved List - 2017" (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.
  • Please do NOT send Manager/Coach's Contracts with your application.
  • Include a legible copy of your driver license with ALL application.
  • Remit your application to the following address:

Simsbury Little League
c/o Jill Schwarz
PO Box 233
Simsbury, CT 06070


by posted 12/01/2017
Age Determination - Little League

Little League Age Determination 

What You Need To Know

For Baseball Divisions Only

 

In April 2014, Little League International amended the age determination date from April 1st to December 31st.  Since that time there has been much feedback regarding this change.  In August 2015, the age determination date was again amended and was moved to August 31.

Effective as of November 13, 2015, a new implementation plan has been established, grandfathering children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005 as 12-year-olds for the 2018 season, using the April 30 age determination date. This four-month group of individuals will begin utilizing the new, August 31 age determination date beginning with the 2019 season.  All other children participating in Little League Baseball will continue to follow the implementation strategy established in August 2015.

 

Why the change?

In 2011, Little League International (Williamsport, PA) conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, they learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates.

Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located.

Adjusting the Age Determination Date was done with the goal of making Little League younger. And, by making the cutoff date August 31, it makes the Majors Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing Majors Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division.

 

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The August 31 age determination date will be effective.

Players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005 will use the April 30 age determination date for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Age
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 6
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 12
                         
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Age
        2005 2005 2005 2005         12

by posted 01/22/2017
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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