Vestal Little League: Welcome


Little League Age Calculator 

Before registering your child for Little League, you can determine his/her Little League age using the calculator found here or by referring to the age chart below.

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.

 

 


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            2016 Important Dates    

Early February - Online Registration Is Open, early bird $10 discount in February

March 6- Majors Tryouts

March 12-13 - VLL Shop Day at Dick's in Vestal & Binghamton, save 20% on your entire purchase!

March 13 - Minors Tryouts

April 30 - Opening Day Parade and team pictures for Majors & Minors      

May 8 - Mother's Day, no games        

May 28 - 30 - Memorial Day Weekend, no games

~June 6-17 - Majors and Minors Playoffs    

 



Click image below for Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons



Interested in Managing a Team in 2016?

Anyone interested in being the Manager of a Majors Vestal Little League team in 2016 must send a request to VLL President, John Contrata.  If you were Manager of a Majors team last year (or in prior years) and are interested in Managing a team in 2016 you must still send a request.  All requests are due by Friday February 19.  New Majors Manager applicants will be interviewed at the February 21 board meeting.    

Please communicate your interest in managing a Majors team to John Contrata at vestallittleleague@gmail.com.  

Minors Managers are coordinated by Kevin Cutler, VP Minors.  Email Minors related questions to vestallittleleague@gmail.com.  AAA Managers and coaches are determined at a later date. 




            20% Off at Dick's Sporting Goods March 12 & 13!    

Special Event!  Vestal Little League Shop Day at Dick's Sporting Goods is coming up in March 12 & 13.  Save 20% on your purchases that day on virtually everything in the store, including baseball equipment and apparel.  Go to our Forms & Downloads page to download and print the coupon.  Coupon valid only at Dick's Vestal and Binghamton locations on the Vestal Little League Shop Day.

This is a great deal, tell your family and friends - they can take advantage of this special event too!  

 



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.







 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.

 
 



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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.

 



    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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