CTD6: Welcome

Connecticut District 6 Little League Baseball & Softball
We are:
Avon, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, Granby, Harwinton,
Northwest CT/Steve Blass, Simsbury, Terryville/Plymouth,
Thomaston, Torrington and Tri-Town

    Information for the 2017 Season


President's Meetings Schedule

(All meetings are on Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m.)
April 20 - Torrington
Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
333 Kennedy Drive, Suite R101
May 25 - Harwinton Town Hall, 100 Bentley Drive 

(and all coaches are invited too!)
Plate mechanics, base mechanics, rules and more...
Saturday, April 1  
Mandell JCC Valley Sports & Community Center  
310 Albany Turnpike (Routes 44/202), Canton
Registration: 12 noon
Clinic: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Questions?  Contact D6 Umpire-in-Chief Andy Resler:

District 6 is proud to announce that one of its umpires has been selected by Little League International for a 2017 World Series assignment:
Mike Comeau (Canton L.L.)
Senior League Baseball
July 30 - August 5 in Easley, South Carolina

National Criminal Background Checks Are Mandatory
All leagues are required to conduct background checks using First Advantage Screening Solutions, or another program that is comparable to First Advantage in accessing background check records for sex offender registry data and criminal records.  
Anyone wishing to volunteer with a local league must submit a volunteer application annually, and all volunteer applications are subject to approval by the local league's Board of Directors.  
Click here for more information.


Investing in a New Baseball Bat?

Before you make that purchase, please remember...

The USA Baseball youth baseball bat standard goes into effect January 1, 2018.  Current Little League-approved baseball bats can be used through December 31, 2017 and current baseball bat regulations are in effect until then.  This includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 1/4" barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved.

Bats branded with the USABat standard are anticipated to be available in retail stores beginning in September 2017. 

Need more info?  Go to: www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm


Residency and School Attendance Eligibility

Report cards are no longer acceptable

IMPORTANT:  Players who established residency or school attendance before the start of the 2016 season using the Player Verification Form AND can produce the 2016 form will be "grandfathered" and will not need to complete a new Player Verification Form for the coming season.  Otherwise, the following is in effect beginning with the 2017 season:

- School-issued report cards or performance records are no longer acceptable to establish eligibility.  Little League is now requiring ONE DOCUMENT FROM EACH OF THE THREE GROUPS BELOW:

Group 1 - Driver's License, school records, vehicle records (registration, lease, etc.), employment records, insurance documents

Group 2 - Welfare/child care records, Federal records (Federal tax forms, Social Security, etc.), State records, local (Municipal) records, support payment records, homeowner or tenant records, military records

Group 3 - Voter registration, utility bills, financial records, medical records, Internet/cable/satellite records

- Each document used must contain the full residence information - parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state, zip code and must be dated or in force between February 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017.

For more on the 2017 rules and regulations updates, click here


2017 ASAP Information

The deadline for filing is Friday, March 31.  

ASAP Plans should be submitted through the

Little League Data Center


Message from the taxman....

Did you know any non-profit organization that does not file Form 990 for three consecutive years automatically loses its federal tax exemption status?  Did you know any local league enrolled under the Little League Federal Group Tax Exemption and 501(c)(3) status must provide Little League in Williamsport a copy of your league's annual financial report? Go to LittleLeague.org/Accounting for more info.