Massachusetts District 3 Little League : Welcome

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 IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDER - No one except managers, coaches, players, and umpires are allowed on the field during games.  Reporters and photographers are NOT allowed on the field or in the dugout once play has started.  Our insurance does not cover them!

 ALL proper safety equipment MUST be worn during games.


All Jimmy Fund Tournament information can be found by clicking on the tab in the menu to the left.


  Congratulations to the D3 Big League Softball team, the first ever Big League Softball MA State Champions!
The Big League team made it to the Regional semi final game against the reigning World Series champs Delaware.  They had a tie game going into the 7th inning and only lost by 1 run.  Awesome job ladies!!!

Congratulations to

Leominster National, 2015 Major Baseball Champions!

 Winchendon, 9/10 Baseball Champions

Chuck Stone, Major Softball Champions
 
Winchendon, Senior Baseball Champions


 

 

  The Little League Board of Directors has voted to start implementing the new age determination date starting in 2015. FOR BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY In April, 2014 the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball®. To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system. Using feedback from Little League® parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation. As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the reminder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure. Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the remainder of their Little League career. To see the new age determination dates and age chart for baseball go to, www.littleleague.org/learn/rules/rulechanges.htm

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!

 

 

 


 

Little League Chartering & Marketing Toolkit

Little League International has developed a  Local League Chartering and Marketing Tool Kit to assist local leagues in preparation for the upcoming 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 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, 2014. 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

 



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