South Durham Little League: Welcome


Friday, March 27
Saturday Activities Canceled

Practices for Saturday, March 28 have been canceled due to wet fields.

Monday, March 9
I.T.S. Baseball Discounted Evaluations



SDLL Sponsor I.T.S. Baseball will once again be offering discounts for hitting, pitching and catching evaluations and arm care instruction sessions. Each one will only cost $40 for SDLL players - evaluations are usually $60 and arm care sessions are $50, so this is a great value. In addition, I.T.S. will donate $10 for every session completed, and an extra $100 for every 10 sessions, back to SDLL!  This is a great way to support one of our terrific sponsors and our league at the same time.  

See this flyer for more details.



Tuesday, March 3
2015 Little League List of Approved Bats



Just in time for SDLL Dick's Sporting Good shopping day - if you are purchasing a bat for use in Little League, here is the list of approved bats with 2 1/4" barrels.

Tuesday, February 24
Dick's Sporting Goods Shopping Day - updated coupon link



(Corrected link!)

We are very fortunate to once again have Dick’s Sporting Goods as a South Durham Little League sponsor. Not only does Dick’s Sporting Goods support our teams and players through financial contributions and equipment donation, but Dick’s Sporting Goods is hosting a SDLL shopping day on March 7, 2015.

If you have never attended a league shopping day, it is a fantastic opportunity to load up on equipment and gear for the Spring season while saving a bunch of money. Dick’s Sporting Goods is again extending exclusive, store-wide savings for SDLL families by issuing a 20% off shopping pass for any purchase made in the store on Saturday, March 7, 2015. We strongly urge you to hold off on your purchases until the March 7th SDLL Shopping Day.
 
Coupon may be found here.


Thursday, February 19
2015 Divisions and Important Dates

Please be aware divisions have been modified this season, including the addition of another machine pitch division. Changes were necessary due to Little League's new age determination rule (causing much of our league to be two league age years older than last year).  

2015 Divisions:
T-Ball--Modified coach pitch for 4-6 year olds
Rookie--Beginning machine pitch (including a slower pitch than A)
A--Intermediate/Advanced machine pitch
AA--Beginning/Intermediate kid pitch
AAA--Advanced kid pitch
Majors--Very Experienced kid pitch and all 12 year olds

Upcoming Important Dates: 
Monday 2/23 - Team introduction from Coach
Tuesday 2/24 - Practices Begin (We do not not times or locations until after 2/22)
Saturday 3/7 - Dick's Shopping Day to save 20%
Monday 4/6 - Games Begin Saturday 4/11 - Opening Ceremonies and Pictures 

 



Thursday, February 12
Evals, Field Maintenance, and Important Dates

Evaluations
This Saturday is our final evaluation session. If you cannot make your age group time, or if didn't get out to evaluations last weekend, please be sure to come on Saturday anytime you can!  We will accomodate 7-12 year olds.

Saturday, February 14, 2015, Hillside High School
11am - 1pm League Ages 9 - 10 (Birthday on or between 5/1/2004 - 12/31/2006) 
1pm - 3pm League Ages 7 - 8 (Birthday on or between 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008)

Field Maintenance
One of the many responsibilities of our volunteers is to maintain the DPS fields.  We need help!  If you may help with field maintenance please email our Field Maintenence Coordinator, Jackie Sawyer at jackielsawyer@gmail.com. We will provide you with instruction and the tools/equipment. This is a great way to help with one of the most important needs of SDLL and you may do it at times that work for you!

Finally, the upcoming Important Dates include:
Monday 2/23 - Team introduction from Coach
Tuesday 2/24 - Practices Begin (We do not not times or locations until after 2/22)
Saturday 3/7 - Dick's Shopping Day to save 20%
Monday 4/6 - Games Begin
Saturday 4/11 - Opening Ceremonies and Pictures



Thursday, February 5
First Spring Evaluation sessions this weekend - great weather, come on out!



Just a reminder that we have our first Spring Evaluation sessions this weekend. We HIGHLY recommend having your player evaluate this weekend!!! The weather is going to be lovely, which makes for a much more enjoyable experience, and who knows what next Saturday will bring?! Please see the schedule below for locations and times. For those of you that are new to SDLL, your player just needs to attend one session. They will get evaluated at several stations and as soon as they are done with all of the stations they are free to leave.

SDLL Communications

We have discovered that Apple email addresses (@me.com, @icloud.com, @mac.com) are not getting our league wide emails. If you know of someone that should be getting these emails with an Apple address, please forward this to them and tell them that in order to receive SDLL emails they will need to change to an alternative email address in League One. If they have any questions, they can contact player-agent@sdll.org.

As always, you can stay updated on all news at www.sdll.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@goSDLL)

SDLL Spring Evaluations

If you cannot attend one of the time slots for your player's age, we still need your player to evaluate and will accommodate them when they can attend. Note: League Age is determined by your player's birthday and not their age on the date of Skills Evaluations. Please see the birth date ranges on the schedule that coincide to League Age.

All players League Age 7 - 12 - including returning Majors players - must attend a Skills Evaluation session. T-ball players do not attend Skills Evaluations. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015, Hillside High School
11am - 12:30pm League Ages 7 - 8 (Birthday on or between 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008) 
12:30pm - 3pm League Ages 9 - 10 (Birthday on or between 5/1/2004 - 12/31/2006)

Sunday, February 8, 2015, Duke's Jack Coombs Field (101 Whitford Dr, Durham, 27708) 
6pm - 8pm League Age 11 - 12 (Birthday on or between 5/1/2002 - 4/30/2004)

Saturday, February 14, 2015, Hillside High School 
11am - 1pm League Ages 9 - 10 (Birthday on or between 5/1/2004 - 12/31/2006) 
1pm - 3pm League Ages 7 - 8 (Birthday on or between 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008)

Thank you so much for being part of SDLL and we are very excited to see you all on the fields soon!



Monday, July 21
State Tournament Update

SDLL fell just short of making it to the State Championship game. They were eliminated by Greenville North State in Greenville this afternoon. Special thanks to those who made the trip(s) out to support this impressive team. Everyone involved should be very proud of their effort and accomplishments. Great job, guys!

State Tournament Update

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SDLL's Cardiac Kids did it again!   They defeated Myers Park 7-6 in another thrilling walk-off win this afternoon to stay alive in the State Tournament.  They will play Greenville North State tomorrow, July 21 at 11:00am.

We hope you can make it to Greenville to cheer on the team.
If not, a live broadcast including play-by-play announcing is available here.
You may also follow along on twitter @GoSDLL

GO SDLL!



Tuesday, July 8
11/12 All Stars win District 6 Championship!

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We are proud to announce that SDLL's 11/12 All Stars won the District 6 Championship by defeating Fayetteville-Grays Creek 16-0 tonight.  This team outscored their opponents 82-3 in the tournament!  

Their next game is at 6:15pm on Thursday, July 17 in Greenville, NC where they will be competing for a State Championship title.  They will play again on Friday at 12:45pm if they win on Thurs or 6:15pm if they lose.   

Congratulations to the team and their coaches.  We wish them luck at States!



Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 4/11 star Opening Ceremonies and Picture Day 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hillside High School
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