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LEAGUE AGE

Before registering your child to play Little League, you must know your child's official "league age."  For baseball players born after January 1, 2006, a player's "league age' is the age of the child as of August 31, 2019.  These are the dates used by Little League International, and thus South Burlington Little League, in determining the league age of each player for the current season.


Meet the Coaches Night

All players and their families will be invited to attend the Meet the Coaches Night on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30pm (registrants will be notified via email.) All participants meet in the South Burlington High School auditorium for a short SBYBS presentation. Afterwards, teams separate into assigned rooms to meet with coaches, receive league handouts, meet each other, etc. Room assignments are sent via email before the event or your coach will notify you when he/she calls with your team assignment.


LEAGUES



T-BALL

  • LEAGUE AGE: 5-year-old* boys and girls. Families looking for a parent/child program that focuses on skills without playing games should contact the S.B. Recreation Department (846-4108).

  • DESCRIPTION: Provides basic fundamentals of the game and introduces players to the concept of team play. This is a non-competitive league where players hit off a batting Tee. Balls are not pitched in T-Ball.  Scores are not officially recorded. This is not a drop-off league; parents are required to stay throughout practices and game.

  • DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR GAMES & PRACTICES: Tuesday evenings, 5:30–7 p.m., and Saturday mornings, 11 a.m.

  • FIELDS: Any one of the elementary schools, Dorset Park, Upper Farrell Park and/or JC Park.

  • LEAGUE CONTACT: Todd LaMothe, [email protected]


INSTRUCTIONAL

  • LEAGUE AGE: 6-year-old* baseball players new to Little League or in their 2nd season.  7-year-old* baseball players in their first season of Little League.

  • DESCRIPTION: Players use a batting Tee and coach pitching is introduced for those players who can hit a pitched ball.  Basic skills are taught and re-enforced. Kids generally play multiple positions. Scores are not officially recorded. This is not a drop-off league; parents are required to stay throughout practices and game.

  • DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR GAMES & PRACTICES: Tues. and Thurs., 5:30–7 p.m. Games end by 7:30 p.m. No inning may start after 7 p.m.

  • FIELDS: Any one of the elementary schools, Dorset Park, Upper Farrell Park and/or JC Park.

  • LEAGUE CONTACT: Todd LaMothe, [email protected]


AAA

  • LEAGUE AGE:  7- & 8- year old and 9-year-old* baseball players looking for a continued greater focus on individual skill development in a less competitive environment (1st year 7-year-olds should play Instructional).

  • DESCRIPTION: Player/coach pitch league which prepares players for the more competitive National League the following year.  The intent of this league is to develop player skills and get them involved in a more controlled game. Not a drop-off league; parents are required to stay throughout practices and game.

  • DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR GAMES & PRACTICES: Meets three times per week. Mon. and Wed. and Fri. evenings or Saturday mornings. Days may vary week to week. Weekday times for April are 5:30–7 p.m.  Times for Sat. a.m. vary. Games end by 7:30 p.m. No innings start after 7 p.m. 2-hour game limit on Saturdays

  • FIELDS: Dorset Park, Farrell Park and/or JC Park.

  • SKILLS CHECK: It is the intention of SBYBS to make the AAA league a bit more competitive with more emphasis on player development so as to better prepare players for National League.  Also, the SBYBS wants to do its best to ensure a balance of skilled players on each team.  To that end, all AAA registrants will be asked to attend a “skills check” in order to assist the league in creating balanced AAA teams.  Friend ‘play-with’ requests will continue to be considered in the team-making process but as the second priority rather than the first. Evaluations will be March 19th from 6pm to 7pm at the Chamberlain gym.

  • LEAGUE COORDINATOR: Bryan Landerman, 338-2890, [email protected]


NATIONAL

  • LEAGUE AGE: 9- & 10- year old* baseball players (1st year 9-year-olds should play AAA).  11-year-old* baseball players seeking to experience a less competitive league. * Upon completion of the National & American League evaluations, should the league need one or more 10 year olds to balance the teams in its highest division (American League), the highest rated 10 year olds from the National League evaluations will be contacted in order and asked if they would like to play up in American League or not. This process will continue until the spots are filled.  

  • DESCRIPTION: Kids move up to the big fields with the opportunity for one game under the lights. Players pitch all games which go the full 6 innings in most cases.  Players are allowed to steal any base. Skill level increases and strategy is now being introduced. There is a tournament to end the season.

  • DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR GAMES & PRACTICES: Meets three or four times per week. Mon./Wed./Fri. evenings/Saturday mornings. Days may vary week to week. Weekday evening times for April will be 5:30–7 p.m. Times for Sat. vary. Games end between 8 and 8:30 pm. (Games under the lights at JC can ended later.)

  • FIELDS: Dorset Park, Farrell Park and/or JC Park.

  • EVALUATIONS: National League Teams are created by a draft system. During the draft, in a series of selection rounds, players with equivalent evaluation scores are selected by coaches, one per team until all players are selected.  The goal of the draft is to ensure each team has equal distribution of skill and ability and to balance the number of players per team. Player evaluations are a necessary part of this process. Anyone registering to play in National League is expected to attend evaluations at UVM’s Gutterson Field House, Sunday, March 17, time to be announced. Players should wear sneakers, bring a glove and attend the full session for their league. If for any reason a player cannot attend the evaluations, parents must notify Eric Gray (802-734-2241 or [email protected]) in advance.  Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to allow for check-in time.

  • LEAGUE COORDINATOR: Sean Gammon, 802-598-8411, [email protected]


AMERICAN

  • LEAGUE AGE: 11- & 12- year old* baseball players (1st year 11-year-olds should play National).  * Upon completion of the National & American League evaluations, should the league need one or more 10 year olds to balance the teams in its highest division (American League), the highest rated 10 year olds from the National League evaluations will be contacted in order and asked if they would like to play up in American League or not. This process will continue until the spots are filled.  

  • DESCRIPTION: Kids move up to the big fields with the opportunity for one game under the lights. Players pitch all games which go the full 6 innings in most cases.  Players are allowed to steal any base. Play is faster and pitching becomes more consistent and accurate. Strategy becomes an integral part of the game. In both leagues, there is a tournament to end the season.

  • DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR GAMES & PRACTICES: Meets three or four times per week. Tue./Thu./Fri. evenings/Saturday mornings. Days may vary week to week. Weekday evening times for April will be 5:30–7 p.m. Times for Sat. vary. Games end between 8 and 8:30 pm. (Games under the lights at JC can ended later.)

  • FIELDS: Dorset Park, Farrell Park and/or JC Park.

  • EVALUATIONS: American League Teams are created by a draft system. During the draft, in a series of selection rounds, players with equivalent evaluation scores are selected by coaches, one per team until all players are selected.  The goal of the draft is to ensure each team has equal distribution of skill and ability and to balance the number of players per team. Player evaluations are a necessary part of this process. Anyone registering to play in American League is expected to attend evaluations at UVM’s Gutterson Field House, Sunday, March 17, time to be announced Players should wear sneakers, bring a glove and attend the full session for their league. If for any reason a player cannot attend the evaluations, parents must notify Eric Gray (802-734-2241 or [email protected]) in advance.  Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to allow for check-in time.

  • LEAGUE COORDINATOR: Sean Gammon, 802-598-8411, [email protected]g

Contact

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South Burlington, Vermont 05403

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