Massachusetts District 3 Little League : Welcome


  The 2015 District Tournament is underway!  All brackets can be found by clicking on the 2015 District Tournament tab on the menu.
 
  Happy 4th of July!  Enjoy the weekend but don't forget:

The softball championship game between Chuck Stone and Winchendon will be played Sunday 7/5 at 7 PM in Winchendon

Come on out and support and cheer on the girls as they compete for the District title


  REMINDERS:
It is the responsibility of the HOST league to call in scores.  Please remember to include innings played for Pool Play games.
 

  The final games of Major Baseball Pool Play will be played on Monday 7/6.  After that the top 2 teams from each pool will advance to double elimination.  In case of a tie in standings the following procedures will be used to determine the top 2 seeds.
 
 TIEBREAKER PROCEDURES
When records are tied, the following procedures must be applied in order, so that the tie can be broken. These procedures also apply to determining the seeding for Segment 2 (the playoff round), if seeding for Segment 2 is based on results of pool play.
1. The first tiebreaker is the result of the head-to-head match-up(s) during pool play (Segment 1) of the teams that are involved in the tie.
a) If one of the teams involved in the tie has accomplished EVERY ONE of the following, then that team will advance:
i. Defeated all of the other teams involved in the tie at least once, AND;
ii. Defeated all of the other teams involved in the tie in every one of the pool play games it played against those teams; AND;
iii. Played each of the teams involved in the tie an equal number of times.
example: Three teams are tied with identical records for first place at the end of pool play, and one team is to advance to Segment 2. Teams A, B and C played against each other once in pool play. Team A won all of its games against Team B and Team C during pool play. Result – Team A advances, while Team B and Team C are eliminated.
b) Each time a tie is broken to advance one team, leaving a tie between two or more teams, the situation reverts to “B. 1.” (head-to-head results) in this section. 1.
Example: Three teams are tied with identical records for first place at the end of pool play, and two teams are to advance to Segment 2. Teams A, B and C played against each other once in pool play. Team A won all of its games against Team B and Team C during pool play. Result – Team A advances, which then creates a two-way tie between Team B and Team C. That tie then is broke by reverting to “B. 1. a)” in this section.
2. If the results of the head-to-head match-up(s) during pool play of the teams that are involved in the tie cannot break the tie (because no team defeated each of the other teams in the tie each time they played, or because no team has defeated all of the other teams involved in the tie in everyone of the pool play games played between those teams, or because the teams involved in the tie did not play one another an equal number of times during pool play), then the tie is broken using the Runs-Allowed Ratio
 
 RUNS-ALLOWED RATIO
A. For each team involved in a tie in which head-to-head results cannot be used (because no team defeated each of the other teams in the tie each time they played, or because no team has defeated all of the other teams involved in the tie in everyone of the pool play games played between those teams, or because the teams involved in the tie did not play one another an equal number of times during pool play), the tournament director will calculate: The total number of runs given up in all pool play games played by that team, divided by the number of half-innings played on defense in pool play games by that team.
This provides the number of runs give up per half-inning by that team: the Runs-Allowed Ratio.
1. Example: The Hometown Little League team has given up eight (8) runs in all four (4) of its pool play games, and has played 23 innings on defense in those four games. 8 divided by 23 equals .3478 2. The Runs-Allowed Ratio for Hometown Little League (.3478 in the example above) is compared to the same calculation for each of the teams involved in the tie.
B. The Runs-Allowed Ratio is used to advance ONLY ONE team.
C. If, after computing the Runs-Allowed Ratio using results of all pool play games played by the teams involved in the tie:
1. one team has the lowest Runs-Allowed Ratio, that team advances. After one team has advanced using the Runs-Allowed Ratio, the breaking of any other ties must revert to the methods detailed in Section III – Tiebreaker Procedures, before the Runs-Allowed Ratio is used to break the tie.

 
 
 
If your child is chosen for an International Tournament Team, you will be required to provide the following information:
An original raised seal birth certificate - (Birth Certificates can be returned after all information is verified.)
AND
3  seperate proofs of residency dated between 2/1/14 and 2/1/15 - proof of residency CAN NOT be dated after 2/1/15, so current bills or report cards from the end of the year WILL NOT be valid.
Proof of residency documents can come from the following categories(only one document per category can be used) to make up the 3 necessary proofs of residency of such parent(s) or guardian:
• 1. Driver’s License
• 2. Voter’s Registration
• 3. School records
• 4. Welfare/child care records
• 5. Federal records
• 6. State records
• 7. Local (municipal) records
• 8. Support payment records
• 9. Homeowner or tenant records
• 10. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
• 11. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records
• 12. Insurance documents
• 13. Medical records
• 14. Military records
• 15. Internet, cable or satellite records
• 16. Vehicle records
• 17. Employment records
• NOTE: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10 above) constitute only ONE document. . The residency document MUST SHOW THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS OF THE RESIDENCE, A PO BOX FOR AN ADDRESS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
 
OR
School Enrollment Proofs
• If a player qualifies because they attend school in your League Boundaries you MUST have ONE of the following Dated prior to October 1, 2014, and with the physical location of the school to determine school attendance by such player:
• 1. Official/Certified school enrollment record; OR
• 2. A Little League issued school attendance form completed by the principal, assistant principal or superintendent.  
 
 

  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
  Jimmy Fund fund raising returns -District 3 has raised  $35,826.88! 
Awesome job and a HUGE thank you to all of the players, parents, managers and coaches for all of their hard work raising money for the Jimmy Fund!
Congratulations to the following top fundraisers from each division going to the Boston Red Sox Sunday September 7th.  Tickets will be mailed directly to the team managers.
Rookies - North Leominster - $2650
Open - North Leominster - $4068.78
Sinclair - North Leominster - $4832.75
Softball - Winchendon -  $3689.41
The Second Highest Fundraisers in each Division will be sent a 20 pack of tickets to attend a Lowell Spinners game of their choice
Rookies - Winchendon - $2290
Open - Leominster American - $2803
Sinclair - Leominster National - $2535
Softball - Chuck Stone  
The top Individual Fundraiser is Evan McCarthy - Leominster National Sinclair team - $1391 .  Evan will receive a baseball autographed by A.J. Pierzynski, a Jimmy Fund baseball Jersey, two tickets to the Red Sox game on Sunday September 7th, and will participate in the on field check presentation before the game. The second highest Individual Fundraiser is Joseph LeBlanc - North Leominster Open team $835.  Joseph will receive a $50 gift certificate to Dick's Sporting Goods.  
Missing returns - Chuck Stone 9/10's  
 

Congratulations to the following Jimmy Fund Champions:
Chuck Stone - 2014 Softball Champions
Winchendon - 2014 Rookies Champions
Winchendon - 2014 Open Champions
Quabbin - 2014 Sinclair Champions
 

   
Congratulations to all of our District Champions
Major Baseball - Leominster National
Major Softball - Chuck Stone
Junior baseball - Winchendon
Senior baseball - Orange
Big League baseball - District team

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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