LWAA 2014 Fall Baseball
The fall season is underway. All rosters have been distributed.
Picture day for all teams but the Yankees is Saturday Sept. 13. Coaches will be notified once the photographer finalizes the time and location.
Players league age 4 thru 13 are eligible for the fall season. The league age for the fall season is the age of your child as of April 30, 2015. If you were league age 12 this spring or younger, you are eligible.
LWAA's fall baseball season is somewhat different than the spring season. Please see below for details. Also please emial email@example.com with any questions you have.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coaching or volunteering in any other capacity.
We are still looking for volunteers to help with fields and grounds. Please email us if you are available to help!
LWAA's Fall Baseball Season
During the fall season LWAA's coach pitch, minors and intermediate teams play with local leagues. We are still finalizing those arrangements. In the past we have played with Tega Cay, Fort Mill and Clover. Some games will be played in Lake Wylie but the majority will be played elsewhere. The vast majority, if not all of the games, will be played Mondays through Thursdays.
Please read below for a description of the fall divisions:
Tee Ball: Tee Ball Baseball is for boys and girls league age 4, 5 and 6 years old who want to learn the beginning fundamentals of baseball. In Tee Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. Rules of tee ball are focused on allowing for the coaches to teach the game. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.
Coach Pitch: Coach pitch is designed for players league age 6, 7 & 8. Players who are 6 but have had plenty of tee ball experience and are looking for a new challenge are encouraged to play coach pitch. Players 7 & 8 are want a little more experience before moving to the minors and facing kid pitch are encouraged to play coach pitch.
Minors: Minor League Baseball is designed for younger boys and girls with less playing experience. This division allows for younger and less experienced players to develop their skills and is their first introduction to kid pitch. The Minor League division is comprised of kids aged league age 8 thru 11. However 7 year olds are welcome to try out for the minors. If a 7 year old does not get selected for the minors he or she will be placed on a coach pitch team.
Intermediate: This division will be for players league age 11 - 13. Games will now be 7 innings long, leads and pick offs will be incorporated as part of the games. Please note that 2 1/4 barrell composite bats are not allowed in this new division. Non-composite 2 1/4 barrell bats are allowed. Little League approved 2 5/8 bats are allowed in this new division. Any composite bats in this division must be BBCOR certified. Please go to http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/Intermediate-5070-Overview.pdf for additional information regarding this division.
Little League Rulings on Composite Bats:
On Dec. 30, 2010, Little League International announced it had expanded its moratorium on the use of composite bats to all of its baseball divisions, including the Little League (Majors) division, effective immediately.
EVERY VOLUNTEER WITH LWAA MUST PASS A BACKROUND CHECK
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A reminder regarding volunteer duty - The league runs smoothly through your volunteer efforts as managers, coaches and umpires. Less visible perhaps, but equally critical to our success as a league are those who help out in other capacities including: opening day, buildings & grounds, field cleanup, etc. This league depends entirely on volunteer help - without it we simply don't run. Please take your volunteer responsibility seriously.
Please be mindful of the intent of our league - to foster a learning environment about softball and baseball. It truly is all about the children. This means understanding your role as a coach and as a parent. Root FOR your team, not against the other; let the umpires do their jobs, it is difficult enough without the pressure of an adult. The entire board of directors wish the children, the coaches and the parents a wonderful season.
See you on the fields and in the stands!
Too Much Baseball is Not a Good Thing
Click here for some words of wisdom offered in a column by Little League International President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen D. Keener, reprinted from the 2005 Little League Baseball World Series Program.
Who We Are and What We Stand For
"The purpose and objective of the League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they will be well adjusted, stronger and happier children who will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy adults; and to thereby promote the health, social, educational and character development of our youth. All persons involved in this league, however, shall bear in mind that ATTAINMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETIC SKILL AND THE WINNING OF GAMES IS SECONDARY(emphasis added), and the molding of future men and women is of prime importance."
We define ourselves, therefore, as a RECREATIONAL league wherein the level of competition is determined by the children, and not the adults.
Points to Ponder
"A man never stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child."
----- Sparky Anderson -----
"Baseball is a children's game that adults mostly screw up."
----- Bob Lemon -----
"Sports do not build character....They reveal it."
----Heywood Broun, journalist----
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