On Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm the Stony Point, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting its annual appreciation discount day to assist families and players with preparing for the upcoming baseball/softball season.
Click on the Dick's logo above to get the appreciation day flyer to print out in order to receive 20% off your entire purchase (some exclusions apply) on Saturday, February 25th. This is a great opportunity to not only get your baseball/softball gear but to also take care of any other purchasing needs you may have!
If you are unable to make it to the appreciation day event please remember that you can click this link - Richmond Little League 2017 DSG Coupon - to print out your Team Packet baseball/softball coupon sheet, which is good for discounts off your baseball/softball purchases (as listed on the coupon) all season long. You will not be able to use the baseball/softball team packet coupon in addition to the appreciation day coupon on the appreciation day.
Richmond Little League families should print off the attached appreciation day flyer and bring it with them to the Stony Point, Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 10:00am – 4:00pm in order to take advantage of the 20% off. If you are unable to make it during those times, Dick’s Sporting Goods will still honor the discount all day long.
You can also stop by the Richmond Little League table to register to win gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods!
Intermediate (50/70) Division (primarily 12s and 11s, some 13s) and Juniors (primarily 14s and 13s)
RLL adheres to Little League's established policy for its 50/70 baseball and Juniors divisions. Basically, large barrel bats are legal, provided they comply with all Little League rules (only aluminum or wood bats, or composite barrel bats that are BBCOR certified). Small barrel bats are also legal provided they meet all Little League standards and do NOT contain composite materials in the barrel (bat head).
As stated by Little League rule 1.10: It shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite barrel bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) (-3) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
Another important note from Little League:
Q-11: Can a bat with a 2 1/4 inch barrel be used in Junior League Baseball and Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division?
A: Yes, but not all 2 1/4 inch bats can be used. If a bat’s barrel has no composite materials in it, it may be used in the Junior League Baseball and the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Divisions, provided it is labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less, and meets the standards for length, handle diameter, etc. But if the bat has composite materials in the barrel, a 2 1/4-inch barrel MAY NOT be used; only a 2 5/8-inch BBCOR bat may be used.
A COMPOSITE-barreled bat with a 2 1/4-inch barrel cannot be used in the Junior League Baseball or Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Divisions, since there are no 2 1/4-inch bats that meet BBCOR standards. If the bat to be used in the Junior League Baseball or Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Divisions has a barrel that is made of wood, or metal (alloy, aluminum, etc.), then it only needs to meet the standards for Junior League Baseball bats in Rule 1.10, and it can have a barrel that is less than 2 5/8-inch in diameter.
Little League to Adopt New USA Baseball Bat Standard Starting with 2018 Season
Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then.
Please do not park on the residents' sides of the streets near the fields. You may park on the field sides of these streets, and are encouraged to use the designated parking area on the corner of Sheppard and Grant. Please also inform your friends and extended family members of this policy. We appreciate your help in following these guidelines as we do our best to be good neighbors.