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Spring 2015 Registration
12/30/2014
Player Registration Registration for Spring 2015 is now open. Richmond...
New Age Rules from Little League International
12/15/2014
In November 2014, Little League International provided an Age...
Little League Bat Policy
01/21/2013
Intermediate (50/70) Division (primarily 12s and 11s, some 13s)...
RLL Parking
08/15/2011
Please do not park on the residents' sides of the streets near...
 
Spring 2015 Registration

Player Registration
Registration for Spring 2015 is now open.

Richmond Little League (RLL) is for boys and girls, ages 5 (and some 4) to 16, who reside within the boundaries of RLL or attend classes at a school that is physically located within RLL’s boundaries.  Click on the RLL Eligibility link on the left hand side of this webpage for further information.

Contact Bill Hutchins at  if you have questions about registration or player eligibility.
 

Registration Deadlines
The registration deadline for Majors (Intermediate 50/70) (11, 12, and some 13 year-olds), Minors-10, Minors-9, Machine Pitch-8 and Machine Pitch-7 is February 5.  Registration closes for Tee Ball (5 and 6 year-olds) on February 26.  The registration for Juniors (13 and 14 year-olds) and Seniors (15 and 16 year-olds) is March 20

Coaches
If you are interested in coaching for the spring season, please contact RLL's coaching coordinator - Tim Knighton at 

 

Skills Assessments
All Machine Pitch, Minors and Majors players MUST attend a mandatory skills assessment on Sunday, February 8 at St. Christopher’s Lower School gym. Tee Ball, Juniors and Seniors players DO NOT need to attend the skills assessment.

Machine Pitch-7 (12:30 - 1:30pm)
12:30-1:00  Last name  A - K
1:00-1:30  Last name  L – Z

Machine Pitch-8 (1:30 - 2:30pm)
1:30-2:00  Last name  A - K
2:00-2:30  Last name  L – Z

Minors-9 (2:45 - 4:15pm) 
2:45-3:10  Last name  A - G
3:10-3:30  Last name  H - L
3:30-3:50  Last name  M – R
3:50-4:15  Last name S - Z

Minors-10 (4:30 - 5:30pm)
4:30-5:00  Last name  A - K
5:00-5:30  Last name  L - Z
 
Majors 50/70 (5:45 - 6:45pm)
5:45-6:15  Last name  A - K
6:15-6:45  Last name  L - Z

 

2015 Spring High-level Schedule

  • Registration opens:  Thurs., Jan. 1
  • Registration closes:  Thurs., Feb. 5 (Majors 50/70, Minors, Machine Pitch)
  • Skills Assessment:  Sun., Feb. 8 (Majors 50/70, Minors, Machine Pitch only)
  • Team Announcements: Sun., Feb. 22
  • Registration closes for Tee Ball: Feb 26 (no tryouts)
  • Registration closed for Juniors/Seniors: Mar. 20 (no tryouts)
  • Opening Day: Sat., Mar 28
  • Pool play (MA/MI):  May 11-21
  • Championship week:  May 26/27/28   (Memorial Day: May 25)

 

For other questions about the Spring 2015 season, please contact Boyd Bullock at  .


by RLL posted 12/30/2014
New Age Rules from Little League International

In November 2014, Little League International provided an Age Determination Date email to little leagues (see below) that RLL will follow for the Spring 2015 season.

As a result of these LLI age determination changes, the RLL Board met and recommended the following divisions for Spring 2015. With continued growth in RLL's numbers and emphasis on skill development and fun, RLL will split Machine Pitch and Minors along the new age lines.

  • Tee Ball (LL 5s and LL 6s),  1/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

  • Machine Pitch 7s (LL 7s),  1/1/2008 – 12/31/2008

  • Machine Pitch 8s (LL 8s),  1/1/2007 – 12/31/2007

  • Minors 9 (LL 9s),  5/1/2005 – 12/31/2006 (the bubble group of 20 months)

  • Minors 10 (LL 10s), 5/1/2004 – 4/30/2005

  • Majors 50/70 (LL 11s and 12s),  5/1/2002 – 4/30/2004  (can also include 13s/6th graders)

  • Juniors/Seniors (LL 13-16s), 5/1/1998 – 4/30/2002 (playing at TLL)

For Registration questions, contact Bill Hutchins at . Contact Boyd Bullock at   or Scott Coleman at  for questions about the division changes for the Spring 2015 season.
 

 

Little League International Age Determination Date Email


 

FOR BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY

In April, 2014 the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for 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 from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system.  Using feedback from Little League® parents through our District Administrators, 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.

As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the reminder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.

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Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the remainder of their Little League career.

 

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As stated, with this implementation strategy adjustment the impact on our players will be reduced, with the exception of a marginal impact on players currently participating in the very early stages of their Little League career. Furthermore, our continued focus on fun, fitness and fundamentals at the Tee Ball Division will assist local leagues as they look to provide a smooth transition to the Coach/Machine Pitch divisions of play while still developing a passion for the game as well as focusing on skill development.


by RLL posted 12/15/2014
Little League Bat Policy
Intermediate (50/70) Division (primarily 12s and 11s, some 13s) and Juniors (primarily 14s and 13s)

RLL adheres to Little League's policy for its 50/70 baseball and Juniors divisions.  Basically, large barrel bats are legal, provided they comply with all Little League rules (only aluminum or wood bats, or composite barrel bats that are BBCOR certified).  Small barrel bats are also legal provided they meet all Little League standards and do not contain composite materials in the barrel (bat head).

As stated by Little League rule 1.10:   It shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite barrel bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) (-3) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

Here's a link to Little League's 50/70 Rules and Bat Q&A:
http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

Another important note from Little League:
Q-11: Can a bat with a 2 1/4 inch barrel be used in Junior League Baseball and Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division?
A: Yes, but not all 2 1/4 inch bats can be used. If a bat’s barrel has no composite materials in it, it may be used in the Junior League Baseball and the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Divisions, provided it is labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less, and meets the standards for length, handle diameter, etc. But if the bat has composite materials in the barrel, a 2 1/4-inch barrel MAY NOT be used; only a 2 5/8-inch BBCOR bat may be used.

Basically, any bat with a composite barrel (bat head) is illegal (unless BBCOR (-3)). A bat may contain composite material in the handle so long as it's not in the barrel bat head.  When using a 2 ¼ bats use this list to review a bat and make sure it doesn’t have a composite barrel bat head.  
http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2012LicensedBatList.pdf


Minors / Machine Pitch / Tee Ball 

Little League provides a list of bats that are certified for RLL's Minors, Machine Pitch and Tee Ball divisions:
http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2012LicensedBatList.pdf
 

by RLL posted 01/21/2013
RLL Parking

Please do not park on the residents' sides of the streets near the fields.  You may park on the field sides of these streets, and are encouraged to use the designated parking area on the corner of Sheppard and Grant.  Please also inform your friends and extended family members of this policy. We appreciate your help in following these guidelines as we do our best to be good neighbors.

  
 


posted 08/15/2011
Field Status
Byrd North - Richmond OPEN (1/31) 
Byrd South - Richmond OPEN (1/31) 
Byrd Tee Ball - Richmond OPEN (1/31) 
J. B. Cary Elem. - Richmond OPEN (1/31) 
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