Erindale Lions Little League: Welcome
Erindale Lions Little League is a member of Little League International and an affiliate of Mississauga Recreation and Parks. We offer Little League baseball for 7-12 yr old boys, MBA, COBA and OBA baseball for 13-21 yr olds, girls softball for 7 - 22 yr olds, and ladies recreational softball for 23 yr olds and up. Co-ed T-ball is for players aged 4 to 6. We offer a Challenger program for children and youth with disabilities. We are also members of the Mississauga Baseball Association, Mississauga Girls Softball Association, and Baseball Ontario.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
Please take a moment to watch this video regarding the new bat standard starting January 1, 2018: http://videos.littleleague.org/video/2017/09/11/Little+League%C2%AE+USA+Baseball+Bat-R2Y3BtYzE6. I’m sure you’ll find it helpful.
How is the USA Bat standard different from the BBCOR standard.
Both the USA Baseball and NCAA bat performance tests are based on the coefficient of restitution from a bat-ball impact. The scale of results is different, however, since they use different test balls and test speeds. The testing difference is necessary to address the various levels of play in the respective age groups.
Why the change to a wood-like standard?
USA Baseball's national member organizations believe that a wood-like performance standard will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game. The new standard will not have a drop-weight limit, so young players can use bats made with light-weight materials.
Why not just use wood bats?
Wood is a scarce resource. The new bats will be designed to perform much like wood, where its performance will be limited to the highest performing wood.
Is safety the reason for the change?
No. Youth baseball continues to be one of the safest of all sports for youth participants.
Why wait until 2018?
The implementation date of 2018 allows us time to educate our leagues, parents and players as well as sufficient time for manufacturing and shipping to get the new bats into retail outlets.
Knowing which bat to buy?
All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the leagues and tournaments of the participating youth baseball organizations.
Is my current bat good for league play?
Yes. Current league-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017. See attachment
Timeframe - Marketing for the new bats will start appearing in June. Bats should be available for purchase in November and will be mandatory for tournament play starting January 2018.
ERINDALE CONTACT INFORMATION:
We can be reached in the following ways:
mail: PO Box 43005 Mavis Road, Mississauga ON L5B 4A7
clubhouse location: 3325 The Credit Woodlands
Coaches, please click on this link, or copy and paste this email address to send in your score.
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