Martin County North Little League: MCNLL News
NEW BAT RULES BEGIN IN 2018
Little League Baseball, along with USA Baseball, will make MAJOR changes to the bats that will be allowed to be used beginning with the 2018 Season. All bats that are currently approved are fine for this year (2017). Bats that will meet the new qualifications are not currently available for purchase. Please see the attached article for more information.
Handout: New Bat Rules for 2018 Season
Thursday, November 3
MCNLL Newsletter for 2017 Season
Handout: MCNLL Newsletters
Wednesday, June 1
MCNLL Proud to Announce All-Star Team
Tuesday, February 9
MCN Little League Night at MCHS
Wednesday, January 20
Sports Authority Coupon
Thank you to Sports Authority in Jensen Beach for being a Triple Sponsor of Martin County North Little League!
Sports Authority has also provided a 20% off coupon good this weekend (Jan 23 & 24) to help with all your baseball needs. Just click the link for the coupon!
Happy Shopping & thank you to Sports Authority for your support!
Handout: Sponsor Coupons
Thursday, December 31
Evaluation Schedule Now Available
Evaluation Schedule for January 9th at Citrus Grove Now Available!
Thursday, December 17
Jensen Beach Now a Part of MCNLL
After months of review, Little League officials have approved Martin County North's request for boundary changes. The biggest change to our boundaries invovles Jensen Beach. The entire 34957 zip code is now a part of Martin County North. We are thrilled to welcome Jensen Beach to our league. All Jensen Beach players may now register for the upcoming season online. No waivers are needed and all Jensen Beach players are eligible for All-Stars baseball.
This boundary change has been years in the making and would not have been possible without the hard work of Bill Stuckey and Jeff Chamberlin. We thank you on behalf of Martin County North Little League for all your time and effort.
Please see the map in the handouts section for exact details on the boundary changes and contact President Jeremy McGraw if you have any questions.
Tuesday, November 17
MCNLL Newsletter Now Available
The MCNLL Newsletter for the 2016 season is now available.
Handout: MCNLL Newsletters
Support Peyton McCaughey
Peyton McCaughey and his family are involved in Martin County North Little League.
Peyton became sick and has recently been transferred to a children’s hospital far from home where specialists can give him better care. He has finally come out of ICU, but remains hospitalized. The part of Peyton’s brain that controls motor skills has been negatively affected. A recent MRI suggests there is brain damage. He is unable to control his limbs, he has uncontrollable twitching and flopping, he is unable to feed himself, and his speech is severely compromised. Both parents and grandparents are taking care of him 24 hours a day.
There is hope, he seems to have retained his personality and cognitive skills. Being young, he may be able to reroute the messages through other parts of his brain to regain some of his motor skills. But, he has to relearn them through a lengthy process consisting of daily physical and occupational therapy. It has become apparent that it will be much longer than weeks; but, hopefully it will be months, not years, of recovery time.
Martin County Fall Ball Options
Martin County North Little League does not have a fall season.
For information on fall baseball options in Martin County, please visit
HOME OF THE 2013 STATE OF FLORIDA LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS
Players: Dominick Thompson, Marcus Mastellone, Taylor Higgins, Blaine Kilbreth, Richie Pfluger, Jacob Rader, Hunter Wentworth, Zachary Galinis, Tibur Rivero, Wyatt Menendez, Peyton McIntosh, Cameron Provines and Justin Alteri
Manager: Mark Rodgers; Coaches: Tom Galinis, Andrew Rodgers
Thursday, October 22
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION &
ID BADGE PHOTOS
All on field volunteers will be required to wear an ID Badge. This includes all managers, coaches, assistant coaches, volunteer umpires and team parents (who will be in the dugout). The badge shows that you have a current background check on file.
Wearing an ID badge IS mandatory for anyone in direct contact with players on or off of the field. There will be no excuses for forgotten badges.
To be a volunteer for the 2016 season, please fill out either the "new volunteer" form or the "returning volunteer" form. These can be returned in person, or emailed to Jared Kenerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all our Volunteers!
Handout: Volunteer Application
Friday, October 19
MCNLL 2015 Divisions
(AGE IS DETERMINED BY PLAYER’S AGE AS OF AUGUST 31 FOR THOSE BORN AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
AGE IS DETERMINED BY A PLAYER'S AGE AS OF APRIL 30 FOR THOSE BORN BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2005)
TEE BALL—AGES 4/5 and 5/6
The focus of this division is FUN in LEARNING the fundamentals of the game. Throwing, hitting and running the bases will be emphasized. The Executive Committee will appoint teams. Games are on Saturdays at 9am, 11am, 1pm.
COACH PITCH—AGES 7 and 8
The focus in this division is continued fundamental strengthening and learning positions. This is a time for the player to make the adjustment from T-Ball to Minor league play. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation. Games are on Saturdays at 9am or 11AM.
MINOR DIVISION—AGES 9 and 10
The minor league will focus on the development of pitchers and catchers, as well as the introduction of basic offensive and defensive strategies. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation. Weekly games are Monday or Thursday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 1 pm or 4pm.
MAJOR DIVISION—AGES 11 and 12
Major League Division players incorporate skills, strategies, and fundamentals previously learned into a balanced competitive environment. Although competitive, this league will maintain the highest level of sportsmanship. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation. Weekly games are Tuesday or Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 4pm or 7pm.
INTERMEDIATE 50-70 DIVISION-AGES 11-13
The division is new this year and bridges the transition from Little League (46/60) to Junior League Baseball on a full-size field (60/90). It is a league for 11-13 year-olds whose advanced skills permit rules that are closer to conventional baseball, such as leading off bases, pickoff attempts, etc.
JR/SR LEAGUE DIVISION-AGES 13-18
The Junior/Senior League format is based on sign-ups and the organization of other inter-league teams. The focus in Juniors Division is the transition to the larger playing field, pitching from the stretch and stealing. Teams will be drafted after evaluations in January. Juniors play Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays at 1PM or 4PM. Senior League schedules to be determined.
SOFTBALL DIVISION—AGES 4-16
The Softball format is based on MCNLL sign-ups and the organization of other District 17 Inter-League teams. Teams will consist of the following divisions: Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, and Jr./Sr. leagues. Games times and days to be determined.
CHALLENGER DIVISION - Ages 5-22
Developed for mentally or physically disabled youth to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation, in an athletic environment, structured to their abilities. Focus is on having fun while learning the game of baseball. The rules are modified ,and a “team buddy” program is incorporated.