Virginia District 5 Little League: Welcome
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.
Monday, September 10
Now that the new school year has started and parents are looking at activities in which children can participate, don't forget about softball and baseball! Leagues are currently involved with the Fall Ball season, and before we know it, the Spring Season will be starting! Registrations usually start anywhere from before Christmas to the start of the new year. Planning now about participation will give you time to gather information, equipment, and sign up!! We'd love to see everyone out at the fields this spring!! Little League offers play in Tee Ball, Challenger, Softball and Baseball. Check out the levels of play here.
Friday, May 4
On Thursday, May 3, USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Little League, that effective immediately, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30-inch drop 10 variation of the Easton Ghost X only. Pursuant to Rule 1.10, this is now an illegal bat. At the time of this decertification notice, all other lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X bat remain approved for play.
All parents, coaches, and umpires must check their bats and remove these bats from play if they are in possession of these bats.
Any questions regarding returns, refunds, or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit USABat.com/Decertified-Bats for more information.
Wednesday, April 11
A new mandatory play rule for tournament play is effective with the 2018 Little League International Tournament. The mandatory play regulation is for tournament season play only. Beginning this year, a manager's failure/refusal to insert players into the line-up as outlined in the new rule shall result in immediate ejection of the manager and removal for the remainder of the International Tournament, without replacement.
The umpire-in-chief or other individual designated by the game Tournament Director in consultation with the official scorekeeper, shall advise both team managers, at the appropriate time as outlined in teh new rule, of their obligation to insert all players who have not completed their mandatory play requirement.
The full text of the updated Tournament Rule 9, which pertains to baseball and softball 8-10 year old division, 9-11 year old division, Little League, Intermediate division, and Junior League can be reviewed by clicking here.
Tuesday, February 20
Effective immediately, Little League has amended Rule 1.10 for Little League Baseball for the Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Divisions and the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League, to reflect this guidance from USA Baseball. Read the fully updated Rule 1.10 on LittleLeague.org.
Tuesday, February 20
Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball® rules and regulations governing bats, and a series of frequently asked questions.
As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. USABat Standard bats must be used in the Little League Major Baseball Division and below. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. At the Senior League Baseball Division, all bats must be meet the BBCOR standard. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
Important Note: These changes only affect baseball divisions and don’t affect any divisions of softball.
Tuesday, February 6
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.
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:
- 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
- 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.
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.