State College Little League: Welcome

Dear SCLL Parents and Guardians,

It gives me great pleasure to communicate to you that Little League International has agreed to let State College Little League(SCLL) drop its current split league format and combine the American and National Leagues into one. There was a time when the split leagues made sense for SCLL but over the years it has made more and more sense to combine the two into one so we are now officially one league.

This has been something we have been asking for a long time and Little League International has now approved our request for a two year period. After two years they will reevaluate and determine whether or not this change will be permanent.

What this means for the regular season:

  • Minors and Majors will no longer be separated out into American and National.Instead we will have one league simply known as State College Little League.

  • All players will be placed into the same draft pool for the 2016 season. This means that if your player was in the National league last year and their best friend was in American, there is now a chance that they could end up on the same team.

  • For the Majors division, our league playoffs will no longer be American vs National and instead will be an open tournament with teams seeded 1-8 based on their regular season records

  • For the Minors division, our league playoffs will remain set up by a random selection as standings are not maintained in this developmental division

  • This has no effect on the Pee Wee and T-Ball levels as they were not separated in the past.

What this means for All Stars and other post season teams:

  • We will, at a minimum, have one all-star team at each of the three levels (11-12, 10-11, and 9-10)

  • We will, at a minimum, have one additional post season team at each age level (12,11,10,9)

  • As a board, we are still in discussions as to the best way to structure our post season teams and we welcome your input. We expect to have the post season team structure finalized shortly after final registration numbers are in and regular season teams are selected.

Sincerely,

Ed Conklin

SCLL President

 


 

Pitch in for Baseball--Charity!

 

We are pleased to announce State College Little League will be participating in “Pitch in for Baseball”, a great cause to gather baseball gloves, helmets, and bats!

Pitch In For Baseball® (PIFB) is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that provides new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to boys and girls in the United States and around the world who want to play ball but lack the equipment to do so.

Pitch in for Baseball reduces barriers to play and promotes youth development by providing equipment directly to leagues, schools, and organizations around the world to start, continue, and/or expand their programs.  Over the past 10 years, Pitch In For Baseball has donated more than $5 million worth of equipment to 500,000 under-resourced kids in nearly every state in the U.S. and 80 different countries internationally.  

Please go thru your garage, basement, and trunk of your car and “Drop off” all you’re 'new or gently used' gloves, helmets, and bats at the Montressor & Sichler Concession stands:

·         Saturday April 23rd

·         Saturday April 30th

SCLL will than gather all our ‘gear’, and drop off at Harleysville.  SCLL thanks you for your support of not only our youth baseball program but others as well!

 


 

 

Registration is closed for all divisions ;  

Good luck and have fun in 2016!

 

 


 

2016 Teams Announced;

 

 


 

Centre County Stewards of Children Programs

 

As you know, our children are our greatest asset and SCLL wants to ensure that we take every step possible to protect our children both on the field and off.  State College has the opportunity to set a precedent within the overall Little League Community to take yet another step in the protection of our children.  We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to become involved.

State College Little League strongly encourages Anyone associated with SCLL to attend to attend the Centre County Stewards of Children program. This training is designed to help all of us that work around kids to recognize the signs of abuse of children and what to do if one of us does indeed feel that a child is being abused.  This training will be a tremendous benefit in helping protect kids, at every age level, from every level of abuse that confronts our children.

We cannot make it mandatory for you to attend but SCLL strongly asks that you do so as a way of putting our kids’ safety above everything else. We especially want to emphasize the importance of this training for anyone interested in Managing, Coaching, or Volunteering during the upcoming Season.

The next sessions to be held at the State College YMCA are March 8 and May 3.  There is no charge but registration is required.

For more details, here are some links to the program and upcoming dates:  

http://www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org/programs/social-responsibility/stewards-of-children/

 

http://www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org/y-cc/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/YMCAOCC-Stewards-Trainings-2016-Updated.pdf

 


 

2016 Banners Available

State College Little League is offering our banners, which are viewed along our outfield fences year round, for the 2016 season.  If you are looking for a good way to advertise for your company/non-profit this is a great opportunity.   For more information please contact us @ Banners 2016

 


 

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