Simsbury Little League Baseball AA Jamboree Saturday, October 13th 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
As we wind down the season for our AA division, we would like to invite all players and their families to join us for the end-of-season baseball jamboree! It will be a fun-filled morning of baseball, and we hope all players can participate.
Each team is scheduled for 3 jamboree mini-games.
Pitching machines will be used for all innings.
Teams should allow for a 30-minute time limit for games regardless of innings so teams will have time to move between fields.
The home team is identified in the schedule, and will take the 1st base dugout and be responsible for the pitching machine.
9:30 a.m. -10 a.m.
Cubs (h) vs Braves
Red Sox (h) vs Tigers
Pirates (h) vs Yankees
10:15 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
Pirates (h) vs Red Sox
Cubs (h) vs Tigers
Yankees (h) vs Braves
11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Tigers (h) vs Yankees
Braves (h) vs Pirates
Cubs (h) vs Red Sox
The raindate of the jamboree will be Sunday, October 14.
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.
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.
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 RETURNINGvolunteer 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.