Vestal Little League: Welcome


Tuesday, January 31

   2017 Registration Is Open

Please see important age information in the article below, then click here to register. Questions can be directed to:

   vestallittleleague@gmail.com 

 Please do not send in either your medical forms or the parent code of conduct to our email address. These forms must be provided to your kid's team manager at the first practice.  Thanks so much for your understanding.    

   

March 3rd is the deadline for registration in the Majors division, March 6 for the Minors division and April 22 for the AAA division. Tryouts for Majors will be held on March 5, 2017 and for Minors on March 12, 2017. To be eligible to play VLL, players must reside or attend school within our Boundary. To see if you are in our boundary, please follow this LINK and enter your address to find out

VLL uses League One for online registration, which is the official registration system for Little League.  First time users will need to create an account which enables you to then register using this streamlined system.  If you registered for VLL last year you can log back in to your account where the information you entered last year is ready to go for a quick and easy registration this year.

Get ready to play ball!

 



Auxiliary Needs Volunteers

The Vestal Little League Auxiliary is in dire need of new members!  The Auxiliary operates the Concession Stand, organizes Picture Day and Team Parents.

If you are able to volunteer 2 hours a week, and help run the Concession Stand this season, please contact Deb Schaffer at dschaffer@stny.rr.com.




Thursday, January 19
Dick's 2017 Shop Days



Dick's Shop Days are coming up on March 4 & 5!        

     Coming up soon, on Saturday and Sunday, March 4 & 5 will be the Vestal Little League Shop Days at Dick's Sporting Goods on the Vestal Parkway!  To get 20% off follow this link to our forms and download page to download the coupon. This is a great way to gear up for the season and save money too!  Hope to see you there!

     



Monday, February 13

Interested in Managing a Minors Team in 2017?               

If you are interested in managing a minors team you can email Kevin Cutler at vestallittleleague.com and Kevin will get in touch with you in the near future.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, January 31

            2017 Important Dates    

February - Online Registration Is Open!

March 5- Majors Tryouts

March 4&5 - VLL Shop Day at Dick's in Vestal & Binghamton, save 20% on your entire purchase!

March 12 - Minors Tryouts

April 29 - Opening Day Parade and team pictures for Majors & Minors      

May 14 - Mother's Day, no games

TBD- Picture Day for AAA      

  

 



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Baseball Bat Resource Page

Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Learn More about the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.

 



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          Vestal Little League Spirit Wear on Sale!

      VLL Spirit Wear is now on sale. Stock up on all the Vestal Little League Gear before the season starts! Follow this LINK to order!

 



Monday, January 30

2017 Little League Age Calculator 

Before registering your child for Little League, you can determine his/her Little League age using the calculator found here 

There have been some changes made to how age determinations are to be made by little league baseball.  For the full details on what changes were made and why please follow this link to read an article giving all the details.

 

 


 Major League Redraft Implementation

Consistent with the direction of Little League International, and the trend of many Little Leagues throughout the country, Vestal Little League utilizes a "re-draft" each season in the Major League. Players in Majors do not remain with the same team from year to year. Every year players are selected to play on a new team in an effort to maintain parity among the league teams. Once a player is drafted on a Major League team, he or she will remain in the Majors but will be selected on a different team the following season. Those 10, 11 and 12 year old players not on a Major League team will try out and are eligible to be drafted after existing players are selected.

The many benefits to a "re-draft" system include:

  • Opportunity for Players to learn from more than one coach and consequently play new positions
  • Opportunity for Players to be teammates with a wide variety of other players
  • Avoiding incompatible player-coach situations; in the rare occasions where a player and coach "don't click", the situation will not be prolonged in future seasons
  • Easier for League to expand and contract teams based on number of registrants (which varies from year to year)
  • Eliminate the tendency of 11 year old players to be overlooked in the draft; motivation for team managers to assemble a team for the present, as opposed to the future
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT DEVELOPS PARITY AMONG THE LEAGUE. In the past we have had two teams with less than 4 wins and another that won almost all of their games.

Questions can be directed to vestallittleleague@gmail.com.

 
 



    Follow Vestal Little League on Twitter!

Vestal Little League is on Twitter.  Stay on top of the latest VLL news, rainout notifications, and news from Little League International. Just click here or on the "Follow" link below.

 
 



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Vestal Little League is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball."

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Vestal Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.


Follow us on Twitter for the latest VLL news, rainout notifications, and news from Little League International.


Questions can be directed to vestallittleleague@gmail.com.



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