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2020 Spring Registration
01/03/2020
Spring Registration for Richmond Little League (RLL) is now open....
Dick's Spring RLL Appreciation Day
01/02/2020
On Saturday, February 29th the Willow Lawn, Dick’s Sporting...
2020 Spring Season Key Dates
01/01/2020
Registration closes for Majors 50/70, Minors, and Machine...
Little League Bat Policy
01/01/2019
Baseball Bats - Rule 1.10 The bat must be a baseball bat which...
 
2020 Spring Registration

Spring Registration for Richmond Little League (RLL) is now open. Once again, RLL is offering a wide variety of divisions and levels of which to choose. Whether you have a 15 or 16 year old boy who wants to play baseball in the late spring, or a 5 year old girl who'd like to give team sports a try for the first time, RLL has something for you this fall. 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 RLL Eligibility link for further information.

Baseball divisions planned for 2020 are Seniors (15/16s), Juniors (13/14s), Majors 50/70 (11/12s and some 13s), Minors (9/10s), Machine Pitch (7/8s), and Tee Ball (4/5/6s).

Softball disvisions planned for 2020 are Majors (11/12s), Minors (9/10s), Machine Pitch (7/8s), and Tee Ball (4/5/6s).

The registration page is open for business, please click here to head over and sign your player(s) up! 

From the Hot Dog Man to dusk at Byrd...from that first game at JBC or Maymont as a Machine Pitch Player to that first practice as a t-baller, there's something magical about the spring and Richmond Little League.  We look forward to another sensational year of softball and baseball where you create lifelong memories and make lifelong friends. 

If you have any questions about your player, their division or how to sign up, don't hesitate to email the registrar,
 

Registration Deadlines                                        
Registration deadline for Majors 50/70 (Intermediate 50/70) (11, 12, and some 13 year-olds), Minors, and Machine Pitch is February 17. 

Registration closes for Softball teams and Tee Ball (5 and 6 year-olds) on March 1

Registration deadline 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 Bobby Proutt at

Skills Assessments
For Baseball - All Machine Pitch, Minors and Majors players MUST attend a mandatory skills assessment on Sunday, February 23 at St. Christopher’s Lower School gym. Tee Ball, Juniors and Seniors players DO NOT need to attend the skills assessment.

For Softball - no skills assessment.

   Machine Pitch 7 (12:00 - 1:00pm)

   Machine Pitch 8 (1:00 - 2:00pm)

   Minors (2:15 – 3:45pm)
   2:15-3:00  Last name  A - L
   3:00-3:45  Last name  M - Z

   Majors 50/70 (4:00 - 5:30pm)
   4:00-4:45  Last name  A - L
   4:45-5:30  Last name  M - Z

Team Announcements
The teams for the Machine Pitch, Minors, and Majors divisions will be announced on Sunday, March 1 at 5:00pm at St. Christopher’s Lower School gym.  Plan to attend this meeting with your players.  Players will meet their coaches and teammates, and will learn about team expectations and upcoming practices.

 


by RLL posted 01/03/2020
Dick's Spring RLL Appreciation Day

On Saturday, February 29th the Willow Lawn, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting its annual baseball/softball appreciation discount day to assist families and players with preparing for their upcoming baseball/softball season.

Any Richmond Little League participant can click this link - Richmond Little League 20% off entire purchase coupon - to access the appreciation day flyer to receive 20% off your purchase (some exclusions apply) on Saturday, February 29th.  You can either print out the flyer or save it on your phone and show it to the cashier. This is a great opportunity to not only get your baseball gear but to also get that kayak or treadmill you have had your eye on!

Richmond Little League families should print off the appreciation day flyer via the link above or have it on their phone and bring it with them to the Willow Lawn, Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Saturday, February 29th in order to take advantage of the 20% off.

You can also stop by Richmond Little League table to register to win gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

We hope to see you there!


by RLL posted 01/02/2020
2020 Spring Season Key Dates
  • Registration closes for Majors 50/70, Minors, and Machine Pitch:  February 17
  • Skill Assessments for Majors 50/70, Minors, Machine Pitch: Sunday, February 23 - see time slots
  • Team Announcements for Majors 50/70, Minors, Machine Pitch: Sunday, March 1  5:00pm
  • Registration closes for Tee Ball: March 1 (no tryouts)
  • Softball Registration closes:  March 1 (no tryouts)
  • Registration closes for Juniors/Seniors: March 20 (no tryouts)
  • Opening Day: Saturday, March 28  1:00pm
  • Pool play (MA/MI/MP):  May 11-29 (Memorial Day: May 25)
  • Championship week:  June 1- 3  

by RLL posted 01/01/2020
Little League Bat Policy

Baseball Bats - Rule 1.10

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Bats meeting the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard may also be used in the Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League divisions.

With the implementation of the new USA Baseball Bat Standard in 2018, Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. The landing page, found at LittleLeague.org/BatInfo, includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.

USA Baseball Bat Standard: Frequently Asked Questions

Baseball Division Bats:

 

Minors / Machine Pitch:  USA Baseball marking, 2 5/8” barrel maximum

 

Intermediate (50/70) / Juniors:  USA Baseball marking, 2 5/8” barrel maximum or BBCOR

Seniors:  ALL bats must be BBCOR

 

Softball Bats - Rule 1.10

The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.


posted 01/01/2019
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J. B. Cary Elem. - Richmond TBD (2/16) 
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