Canterbury Little League: League News

Tuesday, February 2
Concord Sports Center Upcoming Programs

Concord Sports Center Upcoming Programs 


Believe it or not, baseball season is nearly here.  Major League pitchers

and catchers report in less than a month!  To help you prepare for your own

season, Concord Sports Center is offering these programs to get you back

into the swing of things.



Aces Pitching and Backstop Catching Academy


Pitching and Catching are two of the most important aspects of the game.

Concord Sports Center is here to teach intermediate level baseball players

skills and drills to improve their game.


 Concord Sports Center breaks pitching and catching down into two parts; the

physical and mental aspects of the game. At Concord Sports Center we will

teach pitchers the "five step wind-up", physically preparing them for game

situations, while catchers will focus on proper stance and blocking. Both,

catchers and pitchers will focus on pitch selection and location, mentally

preparing them for game situations as well.



Ages:     7-12 years

Dates:    Saturdays

              Session #1: Feb. 13, 20, 27 March 6 


             Session #2: March 13, 20, 27 April


Times:    3:30pm - 4:30pm

Cost:      $100



Line Drive Hitting Academy


Come join Concord Sports Center's Professional Baseball Instructors and

learn the proper fundamentals of hitting.  Players ages 7-12 will go over

proper grip, proper stance (balance) and hitting approach. 


Ages:     7-12 years

Dates:    Saturdays


             Session #1: Feb. 13, 20, 27 and March 6


             Session #2: March 13, 20, 27 and April 3


Times:    2:30pm - 3:30pm

Cost:      $100



Youth Baseball Academy


Learn how to play the game using the proper fundamentals of throwing,

catching, hitting and all-around play. This program will focus on the

fundamentals needed to prepare for the spring season.


This program will include the following:


*        1 hour each day of in-depth instruction from Concord Sports

Center's - professional instructors. 


*        Low student-to-instructor ratio. 


*        Emphasis on Throwing Mechanics, Hitting, Infield and Outfield Play,

Pitching and Catching, Base running and much more. 



Dates:   Saturdays 


            Session #1 - Feb. 13, 20, 27 March 6


            Session #2 - March 13, 20, 27 April 3


Times:   1:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost:      $100



Preseason High School Clinic


Concord Sports Center will be offering our Pre-Season High School Program

for 6 weeks beginning in February. This program is offered to players ages

13-18 who play on the full-sized diamond (90' bases, 60' 6" mound distance).


Instructors will be working with each individual on all aspects of the game.

There will be instruction to improve skills on hitting, defense, catching

and pitching. Players will participate in activities such as taking live

infield on our full 90' base Sport Turf infield. The emphasis at this age is

to provide the best instruction in the area and fine tune each players

baseball skills and knowledge of the game. Overall, this is a great way to

prepare for the upcoming season. 


Dates:   Saturdays 


            Session #1 - Feb. 13, 20, 27 March 6 March 13


Times:   3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cost:      $150 


For more information please visit

<>  or (603)224-1655 


Thursday, April 9
Baseball Bat Requirements- Read this before buying a bat for your child!!

I am reposting this due to many parents inquiring about bats for their children.  Read it closely. 

We received this email from Little League Headquarters pertaining to Little League approved bats.  Please read closely before purchasing a bat for your child.

March 18, 2009

It has been brought to the attention of Little League officials that there are a few bats for sale in stores or that may have already been purchased that carry the Little League approval, but do not have the required bat performance standard markings.  The Little League Rulebook states that beginning January 1, 2009, all non-wood bats used for play in Little League Baseball (majors and below) shall be printed with a bat performance factor (BPF) of 1.15 or less.  While the bats we have identified pass the BPF standard and other standards of proportion and measurement, they do not have the proper label.  These bats are in the marketplace for a variety of circumstances.  After review by Little League officials, it has been determined that these bats may remain in the marketplace and shall be allowed for play during the 2009 season only, with the understanding that these bats shall not be allowed for play after December 31, 2009, even though some improperly labeled bats may still remain in the marketplace, or retained by leagues and players after the 2010 deadline.  Also, check the model you are purchasing.  If these bats, like the Vanquish, are replaced with corrected labeling, and have the BPF 1.15 label, they will be allowed after 2009. 

Specifically, the bats in question are as follow:

Adidas Vanquish Blue design   (There is a newer model of this bat, also named the Vanquish and it has copper and black markings.  It contains the proper labeling and therefore is not subject to the one-year rule).

DeMarini     Black Coyote

Easton         LZ-810

Louisville Slugger    YB31


Little League International
P.O. Box 3485
539 US Route 15 Hwy
Williamsport, PA  17701-0485
Phone: 570-326-1921

Fax: 570-326-1074 

Thursday, October 23
New Rules for Bats in Minors and Majors

As quoted from an email sent to District Administrators and Local Little League Officials,

"In effect for the 2009 season is the requirement that all non-wood bats used in Little League Baseball (Majors) Divisions and below shall be printed with a BPF of 1.15 or less.

This stipulation has been included in the Official Rules and Regulations for the past few years, leading up to 2009, so that leagues, parents, and bat manufacturers could prepare for it.

Most non-wood bats manufactured over the past several years for the age groups involved in Little League Baseball (Majors) and below have been permanently imprinted with the BPF.  In fact, very few bats sold today with a diameter of 2 1/4 (two and one-quarter) inches are not printed with the BPF rating.

So, starting with the 2009 season, bats printed with a BPF higher that 1.15, or without a BPF printed (or not legible) on the bat, are not permitted in these divisions."