Windsor Locks Little League: Welcome

Online Registration is now open for the 2015 season! Registration will end at midnight on March 1st 2015
Welcome to the Windsor Locks Little League Website!

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Baseball and Softball Registration   

Winter weather is upon us, but Spring is around the corner. Registration will open on January 1st for children ages 5-14 for the 2015 Windsor Locks Little League Spring Season.  Cost for T-Ball is $45 and $95 for all other age groups.  Registration can be started by hitting the "Register Now" button above.

Registration will be open without a late fee until March 1st.  After March 1st, a $25 late fee will be applied.  Registration will close on March 15th. 

A Few Notes to Help with Registration: 

  • The registration is managed by Active.com.  Registration will include a small processing fee which will not be refunded if your child decides not to play after registration.
  • The registration will be all on-line this year with no live registration.
  • Ages for players are 5-14.  If a parent would like to take exception and have a 4 year old play T-Ball, then they need to be one of the coaches.
  • Parents will be expected to sign a code of conduct prior to the start of the season.
  • Tryout dates and locations for the majors teams have not been finalized.  Stay tuned for further announcements.
  • The Little League relies on volunteers to make the season a success.  We are requesting one volunteer per child to assist during the season.  Please sign up to volunteer during the registration process.

Home of the 1965 Little League World Series Champions!!

Plans are underway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Windsor Locks Little League World Series Champions!  All the members of the 1965 World Series team will be invited to attend a reunion dinner on May 1st, 2015.  On May 2nd, 2015, the 1965 team will be invited to participate in the WLLL opening day ceremonies as special guests.  The opening day parade route will be lengthened in honor of the 1965 team.

If anyone is interested in volunteering for the reunion weekend celebration, please contact Stacy Demarco at 860-508-3058 or sdemarco@cox.net.



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Saturday, January 17

Majors Tryouts

Majors tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, March 28th at the Windsor Locks High School Gym at the times below:

Baseball 9:00 - 10:15 am

Softball 10:30 - 11:45 am

We would like to start the tryouts promptly, so please be at the gym 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Players are required to wear sneakers, appropriate athletic clothing and to bring a glove.  Helmets, bats and balls will be provided.  If a player has their own helmet or bat, they can use them.

Each player will have a chance to run, field ground balls, field fly balls, throw and bat during the tryouts. 

Baseball and softball tryouts vary slightly.  AAA and majors managers will be present at the baseball tryouts and there is a draft a few days later to make the teams.  Since there is only one majors team for softball, there is a panel of coaches, managers and administrators who assess skill levels in order to determine who will be on the team.

Please encourage your child to relax and have fun.  We are all looking forward to the season and warmer weather to melt the snow. 

Ages for player eligibility below: 

Boys born May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2005 must attend the tryout.

Girl born 2002 through 2005 must attend the tryout. 

If a player was on a majors team last spring season, they do not have to tryout. 

We ask that parents wait outside the gym during tryouts. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of the board members. 

 



COME JOIN THE FUN!

WOLF PACK HOCKEY GAME FUNDRAISER  

Please join the WLLL to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Series Championship at the Wolf Pack Hockey Game on Friday, March 27, 2015.  This game is sponsored by the Wolf Pack Anti-Bullying Night.

Game time is 7:00PM, doors open at 6:00PM

XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT

Tickets are only $15.00 each and $5.00 of each ticket purchased will directly support the WLLL.

For more information contact Rachel DeAlfi at Sunshinerachel01@yahoo.com or 860-306-8821.    



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Have Fun Bowling In Your SPARE Time

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EXTREME BOWLING NIGHT

Thanks to all for joining us at Bradley Bowl on January 10th.  It was a great success and a good time for all!  

The Windsor Locks Little Leage will sponsor an extreme bowling night on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 at Bradley Bowl in Windsor Locks.

This event is the first in a series of fundraisers for the league's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the WLLL World Champions.  

Extreme Bowling will feature unlimited bowling, shoe rental, music, and a light show.  Tickets are $17.00 per person.  Tickets can be purchased from:

Steve Woronecki 860.212.3646

Stacy DeMarco 860.508.3058

 Rachel DeAlfi 860.306.8821



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Saturday, January 17
Little League Age Change Announcement

Many of you may have heard that Little League’s national rules for child ages are going to change next year. 

Here is some basic information: 

This will affect kids born after April 30th, 2006.

Until now, the age cutoff for players has been May 1. Little League is shifting to a cutoff date of Dec. 31st (a calendar year basis). This has been debated for a while in Williamsport, and it was passed this year. The end result is that there will be no 13-year-olds in the league in future years.

There is a chart on the Little League site that outlines this in a little more detail. It is very straightforward and will show you exactly what Little League age your son or daughter will be based on their month and year of birth. http://www.littleleague.org/learn/newsletters/CBNewsletter/2014/cbnov14/newplayerage.htm 

An example: A player born in June 2006 will turn 9 next summer. In previous years, this player would be considered an 8-year-old player because they turned 9 after April 30th. Beginning this Spring season, this player will be considered a 9-year-old player. Same goes for any player turning 9 any time in 2015.

This will affect all players born after April 30th, 2006 with each age group of players born in 2007, 2008, etc. experiencing a similar shift.

Players born April 30th, 2006 and earlier will not be affected. They will remain the Little League age that they expected and play in the division they expected to play through their Little League 12-year-old year.

Please ask any board member if you have questions, and we will do our best to answer them.

I can be reached at frazdaly@gmail.com with any follow up questions or thoughts.  I will work with the rest of the board leadership to address your questions.