Virginia District 5 Little League: Welcome

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Welcome to the internet home of Virginia's District 5 Little League. This page has been set up to keep you informed about upcoming District 5 events, as well as the latest results from this years tournament play.
Keep checking back for all the latest news from District 5.




Tuesday, February 6
2018 Little League International Congress

At its annual fall meeting in November 2017, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved new updates to the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies that will take effect starting in the 2018 season. On this page, you will find a full breakdown of all the changes to the rules and regulations, including a summary of each and where it is located in the Little League Rulebooks.

The Little League® International Board of Directors and Little League International Tournament Committee approved the voting results of the 2018 Little League International Congress Delegates. The results will bring 11 changes to the Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® programs with the goal of enhancing the Little League experience for all participants. Many of the changes focus making Little League games more fun and exciting for all participants, while also providing more opportunities for children and flexibility for local leagues.  

2018 Congress Agenda Full Voting Results

2018 Congress Agenda Rule & Regulation Changes Enacted

2018 Congress Agenda Tournament Rules and Guidelines Enacted

2018 congress Agenda NOT Enacted 


 



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Monday, January 15
2018 Congress Agenda Discussion Points

The 2018 Little League International Congress meets January 19 - 22, 2018.  This year's agenda items include items that propose changes that will affect the following:

REGULATIONS:

- Regulation II - League Boundaries

- Regulation III(c) - the TEAMS and Operating Policies Local League Draft Methods

- Regulation VI(d) - Pitchers

- Regulation VI Note 3 - Pitchers and Rule 4.10(d)

- Regulation VII(a) - Schedules and Tournament League Eligibility

PLAYING RULES:

- Rule 3.03 - All Divisions of Baseball and Softball

- Rule 4.10(e) and Tournament Rule 12 - Regulation Game - All Divisions of Baseball and Softball

- Rule 8.06(a) and (b) - All Divisions of Baseball and Softball

TOURNAMENT RULES AND GUIDELINES:

- Player eligibility - Little League (10-12) and Intermediate Divisions of Baseball

- Player eligibility - Little League (10-12) and Junior Division of Softball

- Tournament Protests - Use of Ineligible Player

- Tournament Rule 9 - Mandatory Play - 8-10, 9-11, 10-12, Intermediate and Junior Divisions of Baseball and Softball

- Tournament Rule 14 - NEW RULE - All Divisions of Baseball and Softball - Provides a tie-breaker method for all divisions of play

For a detailed discussion list of the agenda items, click here.


 



2018 R and R Updates
Monday, December 4
2018 Rules and Regulations Updates

At its annual fall meeting this November, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved new updates to the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies that will take effect starting in the 2018 season. Click here to find a full breakdown of all the changes to the rules and regulations, including a summary of each and where it is located in the Little League Rulebooks.

*Please note that all rule and regulation changes and clarifications are reflected in the 2018 Little League Rulebooks.


 



Monday, December 4
Baseball Bat Information Effective January 1, 2018

Little League Establishes Bat Information Landing Page to Answer Questions

Effective January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity. 

With the implementation of the new USA Baseball Bat Standard in 2018, Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. The landing page, found at LittleLeague.org/BatInfo, includes the latest bat information, 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.

USA Baseball Bat Standard: Frequently Asked Questions 

2017 Season Bat Lists:

Full Printable List of 2 1/4 Baseball Bats - For quick reference on the field, with composites included (printable PDF format)

Visual List - 2 1/4 Baseball - List of lecensed, approved composite-barrel baseball bats for Majors and below

Mobile List - Licensed 2 1/4 baseball bats, for convenient and scalable display on smart phones, tablets and other internet-enabled portable digital devices.

Decertified Bats - Failed NCAA BBCOR. Testing and Failed Performance Compliance Testing (2 1/4 inch barrel bats only).

Note: Softball Bats

The composite moratorium only applies to baseball bats with 2 1/4 inch barrels. It DOES NOT apply to any divisions of Little League Softball. Also, there is no list of approved softball bats. In softball, the bat only needs to meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 for a softball bat. 


2017-2018 Bat Comparison Chart 

Minors & Majors:

2017: BPF 1.15 marking/ 2 ¼” barrel maximum

2018: USA Baseball marking 2 5/8” barrel maximum

Intermediate (50/70) & Junior:

2017:

1) 2 ¼" alloy/metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15

2) 2 5/8" alloy/metal barrel (no marking required)

3) 2 5/8" composite barrel with BBCOR stamp

2018: USA Baseball marking 2 5/8” barrel maximum NO BBCOR ALLOWED

Senior

2017 ALL bats must be BBCOR

2018 ALL bats must be BBCOR




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Thursday, August 24
Volunteers Needed!!

As the tournament season has ended and Leagues are registering for the Fall Ball season, there is another very important event for all Leagues during the next few months.  It is time for the General Membership Meetings!!  During these meetings, the health of the League will be discussed, changes to the Constitution may be proposed, but the most important item is the election of the Board of Directors.  It's so important for everyone involved in the League (parents, friends, umpires, etc) to take a minute to think about being more involved.  Involvment doesn't always mean as a Board member because there are so many other areas, or committees, where volunteers are needed.  If you have time and enjoy being at the fields and making the Leagues better for the kids, then chat with a board member, or attend an informational meeting to discuss what you can volunteer to do to help your League!!


Wednesday, February 1
District 5 Expansion

We're growing! Two of our local leagues have expanded their boundaries starting with the 2017 season! Chesterfield Little League's Softball boundaries now include all of Amelia County, and Powhatan Little League's Baseball boundaries now include all of Amelia County.


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