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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.