California District 66 LLB: District 66 News

Saturday, July 15
LITTLE LEAGUE TO ADOPT NEW USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARD STARTING WITH 2018 SEASON
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With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.

Click here to read the full release from USA Baseball.



Wednesday, May 2
San Diego Padres, Bank of America, Little League Urban Initiative Unveil Latest Field Renovation
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April ...


Wednesday, May 2
LITTLE PADRES PARKS
Building clean, safe fields for youth baseball

To help celebrate the 60th anniversary of professional ...


Thursday, March 6
Break Away Bases

Presidents - Just a friendly reminder that Break Away Bases are REQUIRED for all divisions on ALL fields. Please be sure to let your Managers & Coaches know that even at practice these need to be in place. Little League will not cover an injury if it could have been avoided by using a Breakaway Base. No waivers will be considered on this rule.

Thank you,

District 66 Staff


Handout: Disengage-Able Base information

Wednesday, June 15
Clarification of Feb. 1 Deadline for Proof of Residence

In the 2011 Little League Rules, Regulations and Guidelines, the requirement for proof of residency documents was changed as follows to reflect the latest date that could be listed on such documents: “Residence shall be established and supported by documents, dated on or before February 1 of the current year…”

So, Feb. 1 of the current year is established as the LATEST date. Questions have arisen regarding the EARLIEST date such documents could show.

There is no earliest date in the Rules, Regulations and Policies, so a document (such as a valid driver’s license) that was issued two years ago could be used as one proof of residence, PROVIDED THE DOCUMENT IS CURRENTLY IN FORCE.

So while a valid driver’s license issued two years ago may be currently in force, a utility bill from three years ago is not, and should not be accepted as a proof of CURRENT residence. A utility bill from January of the current year, however, would be acceptable.

Local leagues are cautioned to ensure that the documents presented as proof of residence represent the residence as “a bona fide residence of continuous habitation” during the current regular season for the mother or father, or for the player’s guardian as appointed by a judge/court of jurisdiction.

For instance, if a local league accepts three proofs that were issued more than a year previous to the regular season (even if they are official records such as a driver’s license, insurance records, tax records, etc.), and it is discovered that the address has not been “a bona fide residence of continuous habitation” of the parent or guardian during the current regular season, the player will be deemed ineligible by the Tournament Committee, and/or the team may forfeit one or more games, and/or the team may be removed from Tournament play.

For that reason, Little League strongly recommends that the proofs of residence reflect a recent date that helps to establish “a bona fide residence of continuous habitation.”



Friday, February 3
Concussions in Youth Athletes
Many states have enacted laws designed to prevent concussions and protect the health and safety of young athletes. Little League International has compiled a summary of all currently existing and proposed state laws regarding concussions in youth athletes.  (click the above link for the full article)