Erindale Lions Little League: Welcome

Wednesday, September 20

ERINDALE MGSA, MBA, COBA AND OBA NEWS AND INFO:

News and information for our girls MGSA softball teams, and boys MBA, COBA and OBA teams has been moved to a new website, to allow us to conform with Little League rules. Please visit Erindale Cardinals for this information.
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 AssociationMississauga Girls Softball Association, and Baseball Ontario.    
The Annual General Meeting for the 2017 season will be held Wednesday, October 25, 730pm at Huron Park Recreation Centre in the Boardroom
SCHEDULES:
Schedules for T-Ball/Rookie/Minor/Major are now posted on the GameOn website. This year, we have combined the schedules in one link. The advantage of this is that all games, in all divisions, for a given day, will display on one web page. You can favourite your childs or childrens team(s) and get score updates, reschedules and announcements. Instructions for this will be emailed out shortly.
To access the schedules, click on the GameOn ELLL image below, or go to www.gameonmobile.com and search for ELLL. If you have any questions, or notice an error, please let us know. Directions for downloading the app for iOS and Android devices can be found by clicking here.  
LITTLE LEAGUE BAT CHANGE FOR 2018:
 
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.
 
A study conducted by USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights.

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:
clubline: 905-277-5081
email:
erindale@erindalellbaseball.ca
mail: PO Box 43005 Mavis Road, Mississauga ON L5B 4A7
clubhouse location: 3325 The Credit Woodlands


REPORT SCORES:
Coaches, please click on this link, or copy and paste this email address to send in your score.

SCORES@ERINDALELLBASEBALL.CA




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