Massachusetts District 3 Little League - New site: Welcome

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Congratulations to the District 3 Big Leage Baseball team, 2013 State Champions

 

Game #3 of the JF softball championship has been been rescheduled to the 19th at 5:30 at Chuck Stone.


 

Congratulations to Leominster National 9's, Leominster American 9/10's, the Quabbin 11's, and Chuck Stone Softball - 2013 JF Champions

 


 

Congratulations to the following top fundraisers:

  Top fundraising teams from each division going to the Red Sox vs Blue Jays on September 22nd

  Rookies - North Leominster 9's - $2539.16

Open - North Leominster 9/10's - $5478.22

Sinclair - North Leominster 11's - $5318.52

Softball - Winchendon Softball - $2875.68

Tickets will be sent to the team managers

 

Second Highest Fundraising teams from each division going to a Minor League game

Rookies - Leominster National 9's - $577

Open - Leominster American 9/10's - $3747

Sinclair - Quabbin 11's - $946

Softball - Chuck Stone Softball - $552.95

Tickets will be sent to the team managers

 

Top Fundraising Individual - will receive a baseball signed by Red Sox pitcher Chris Carpenter and an official Jimmy Fund jersey

Thomas Bianco - North Leominster 11's - $1045

 

A HUGE thank you to all the players, managers, coaches, fundraising coordinators and contributors for all of your efforts to support the Jimmy Fund. Final fundraising total:  $28,491.28!!!  Awesome job by all involved, THANK YOU!!!






 
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Congratulations to Leominster American, 2013 District 3 Major Baseball Champions! 

 


Congratulations to all of our District Champions!

 


Major Baseball: Leominster American

 

Major Softball: Winchendon

Junior Baseball: Orange

Big League Baseball: District team with players from- Winchendon, Templeton, Orange, Athol, and Gardner

 


 



 Congratulations to D3 umpire Mike Welch on his appointment to umpire in the Little League Major Baseball Regional Tournament in Bristol, CT this summer!

 

 

Congratulations to D3 umpire Jose Rivera on his appointment to umpire in the Senior league Baseball Eastern regional Tournament in West Deptford, NJ this summer!

 


Are you managing or coaching a T- Ball team this season?  Do you have a child who plays T-Ball?  Little League International has created a new program for Tee Ball-age players (ages 4-6); and their parents or guardians, that is specifically designed to provide a foundation and introduction to baseball and softball that is grounded in fundamentals, fitness and having fun. The new Little League Tee Ball program is a 10-week co-ed plan and resource that features structured learning, highlighted by one practice and one game per week. Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity. Jennifer Rodgers, an educator with a background in physical education and a coach in Williamsport, Pa., worked in conjunction with Little League International on the development of the practice plans. In addition to contributions from the Positive Coaching Alliance and the Baseball Factory, SKLZ, a preferred training partner of Little League Baseball and Softball, has provided video presentations of basic Tee Ball skills; see “SKLZ FUN-damentals,” on the Coaches Resource Center (CRC). Registration for the Little League Coaches Resource Center is free and available here. New registrants, and those previously registered with the CRC, have access to the all of the Tee Ball materials. The entire program, complete with explanations, descriptions and instructions, can be downloaded. Also available for download are illustrated practice plans. These “Quick Plans” provide coaches and parents the freedom to take the lessons with them on to the field.


Important reminders:  

Background checks are mandatory for all volunteers who have repetitive contact with players.  Little league offers 125 FREE nationwide background checks through Lexisnexis.  If your league does not already use this great service, sign up today.  It is FREE!

 

 


NEW RULE CHANGES IN EFFECT FOR THE 2013 SEASON

Regulation III(d) Note 3 has been amended to read, in part:

Applies to: All Divisions NOTE 3: If a medical professional, Umpire in Chief, the player's coach, the player's manager or the player's parent has determined a player sustains a possible concussion, the player must be, at a minimum, removed from the game and/or practice for the remainder of that day. The league must also be aware of its respective state/ provincial/municipal laws with regards to concussions and impose any additional requirements as necessary. His/her return to full participation is subject to:

  • The league's adherence to its respective state/provincial/municipal laws,
  • An evaluation and a written clearance from a physician or other accredited medical provider
  • and Written acknowledgement of the parents

Regulation IV(g) has been amended to read, in part: Applies to: All Divisions

Player, manager and coach data must be supplied to Little League International annually. Leagues may submit information from registration by April 1, 2013 or team rosters by June 5, 2013. Players claimed under Regulation II (d) and/or IV (h) must be declared on appropriate forms available from Little League Headquarters annually. It is highly recommended that data be supplied electronically in approved formats to Headquarters via the Little League Data Center. Look for related information online at www.LittleLeague.org/DataCenter.

Regulation VI (d) has been amended to read, in part: Applies to: Baseball & Challenger Rule Books EXCEPTION: If a pitcher reaches a day(s) of rest threshold while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs:

1. That batter reaches base;

2. That batter is retired;

3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning.

The pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she reached during that at-bat, provided that pitcher is removed before delivering a pitch to another batter.

Rule 1.07 has been amended to read: Applies to: Softball Rule Book The pitcher's plate shall be a rectangular slab of whitened rubber 24 inches by 6 inches. It shall be set in the ground as shown in Diagrams 1 and 2, so that the distance between the front side of the pitcher's plate and home base (the rear point of home plate) shall be:

Minor League: 35 feet

Little League (Majors): 40 feet

Junior/Senior/Big League: 43 feet

Rule 1.10 has been amended to read: Applies to: Softball Rule Book The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior/Big League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2-1/4) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen/sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited. An illegal or altered bat must be removed.

Rule 6.06(d) has been amended to read: Applies to: Softball Rule Book (d) the batter enters the batter's box with one or both feet entirely on the ground with an illegal bat (see bat specifications rule 1.10) or is discovered having used an illegal bat prior to the next player entering the batter's box. NOTE: If the infraction is discovered before the next player enters the batter's box following the turn at bat of the player who used an illegal bat: The manager of the defense may advise the plate umpire of a decision to decline the penalty and accept the play. Such election shall be made immediately at the end of the play.

For the first violation, the offensive team will lose one eligible adult base coach for the duration of the game.

For the second violation, the manager of the team will be ejected from the game.

Any subsequent violation will result in the newly designated manager being ejected.

Rule 8.01(f) has been amended to read: Applies to: Baseball Rule Book A pitcher must indicate visually to the umpire-in-chief, the batter and any runners the hand with which he/she intends to pitch, which may be done by wearing his/her glove on the other hand while touching the pitcher's plate. The pitcher is not permitted to pitch with the other hand until the batter is retired, the batter becomes a runner, the inning ends, the batter is substituted for by a pinch-hitter or the pitcher incurs an injury. In the event a pitcher switches pitching hands during an at-bat because he/she has suffered an injury, the pitcher may not, for the remainder of the game, pitch with the hand from which he/she has switched. The pitcher shall not be given the opportunity to throw any preparatory pitches after switching pitching hands. Any change of pitching hands must be indicated clearly to the umpire-in-chief.  

 


**New**

Little League Chartering & Marketing Toolkit

Little League International has developed a new Local League Chartering and Marketing Tool Kit to assist local leagues in preparation for the 2013 season. A new, related website has also been launched.



15th Item Added to the ASAP Program

League Player Registration Data or Player Roster Data and Coach and Manager Data can be completed through the Little League Data Center. Completion of this information is highly recommended in 2013; and will be a mandatory requirement for an approved ASAP plan in 2014.



Little League's LexisNexis Background Checks

Little League's 125 free background checks, provided through LexisNexis, will re-set as of Nov. 1, 2013. Each check done after a league's 125th check will cost $1 each. The information collected through LexisNexis should be kept, and remain, confidential.


 

The Power Of Little League

Check out  a video Little League has produced showing the effect of Little League Baseball has not only in the United States, but all all over the world.

Link to video  



District 3 LL is now on Facebook, check out our page here 

 

 

 

Other info:

The Little League Baseball and Softball Coaches Toolkit (previously called the Coaches Registry) was created in 2007, to help managers and coaches improve their knowledge and learn how to be more effective in their many roles as a coach. In addition to instructional information, the Toolkit provides coaches with the latest Little League rulebook, a Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) handbook with helpful tips on how to be a better coach, and "What's the Score" explaining how to score a game and a scorebook. Also, members have the ability to download the latest version of the Electronic Rulebook. The E-Rules section of the Little League web site also has video explaining frequently misinterpreted rules. For more information on the Little League Coaches Toolkit, or to purchase your Coaches Toolkit package, visit:The Coaches Toolkit

 



Saturday, March 31
Several bats have recently failed standard performance compliance testing



Little league has announced that several bats have recently failed recent performance standard compliance testing. These bats are now considered illegal and can not be used. Below is a list of bats.

  The Marucci CAT5 34-inch length and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch lengths should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d).

The 33-inch Marucci CAT5 should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d).

Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BT0636 ( including all graphic variations)is not eligible, or approved, for use in any Little League program or activity.

Nike Bat Models BT0636 CX2 (light grey), BT0573 CX2 (dark grey) and BT0598 CX2 (blue)are not eligible, or approved, for use in any Little League program or activity.

Reebok Vector-TLS 33-inch model bat should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d).



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