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Spring 2017 Registration is Open
02/01/2017
Skills Assessments Schedule All Machine Pitch 8, Minors and Majors...
Dick's RLL Appreciation Day - Feb. 25
01/31/2017
On Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm the Stony...
Little League Bat Policy
08/07/2015
Intermediate (50/70) Division (primarily 12s and 11s, some 13s)...
RLL Parking
08/15/2011
Please do not park on the residents' sides of the streets near...
 
Spring 2017 Registration is Open

Skills Assessments Schedule

All Machine Pitch 8, Minors and Majors players MUST attend a mandatory skills assessment on Saturday, February 18 at St. Christopher’s Lower School gym. Below is the schedule, please arrive on time so we can get everyone organized alphabetically and move quickly through each division:

MP 8         1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Minors 9    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Minors 10  3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Majors       5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

If your travel, basketball or other conflicts make this schedule impossible, please bring your player to the St. Chris Lower School at 6:00 p.m. -- we will still have a number of coaches and Board members on hand to conduct an assessment at the end of the day.

Registration

To register, click on the ‘Register Now’ tab at the right hand side of this page or the Register Online liink on the left side of this page.  Please follow the steps to complete your registration and pay online.  Please consider Richmond Little League for charitable giving when you register as we have an on-going list of projects. 
 
RLL is open to boys and girls, ages 5 to 16, who reside within the boundaries of Richmond Little League or attend a school that is physically located within RLL’s boundaries. Select the ‘RLL Eligibility’ tab on this website for further information.

Based on your child's age, Registration has been set up to direct you to register for the correct divisions for 2017.  Contact Bill Hutchins at if you have questions about registration or player eligibility. 

Registration Deadlines                                        
The registration deadline for Majors (Intermediate 50/70) (11, 12, and some 13 year-olds), Minors 10, Minors 9, and Machine Pitch 8 and Machine Pitch 7 is February 17.  Registration closes for Tee Ball (5 and 6 year-olds) on February 27.  The registration for Juniors (13 and 14 year-olds) and Seniors (15 and 16 year-olds) is March 17

Skills Assessments
All Machine Pitch 8, Minors and Majors players MUST attend a mandatory skills assessment on Saturday, February 18 at St. Christopher’s Lower School gym. Tee Ball, Machine Pitch 7, Juniors and Seniors players DO NOT need to attend the skills assessment.  A determination about Girl's Softball attendance at the Skill's Assessment will be made depending on the number of registrants.

Detailed skills assessment time slots by division are shopwn above.
 
Team Announcements
The teams for all Girl's Softball, Machine Pitch, Minors, and Majors divisions will be announced on Sunday, February 26 at 5:00pm at St. Christopher’s Lower School gym.  Plan to attend this meeting with your players.  Players will meet their coaches and teammates, and will learn about team expectations and upcoming practices.

Opening Day
Opening Day is Saturday, April 1.  The regular season runs from April 1 through the last week of May. Preseason practices will be held in March, weather permitting.

Coaching
Contact RLL's coaching coordinator – Lynnie Brugh at  if you are interested in coaching. We are in the process of compiling the list of potential managers/coaches/pairs for the various divisions during the registration time period and plan to finalize our coaches around the middle of February.   

Sponsorships
We are beginning to line up sponsors for the 2017 season.  If you are interested in sponsoring a team for $450 or higher levels of sponsorship (e.g., outfield signage, scoreboard), please contact Dyke Jones at  or Clay Hilbert at


by posted 02/01/2017
Dick's RLL Appreciation Day - Feb. 25

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!

We hope to see you there!


posted 01/31/2017
Little League Bat Policy
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.

Here's a link to Little League's 50/70 Rules and Bat Q&A:
http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

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.
 
Basically, any bat with a composite barrel (bat head) is illegal (unless BBCOR (-3)). A bat may contain composite material in the handle so long as it's not in the barrel bat head.  When assessing whether your 2 ¼ bat is legal for 50/70 play, use this list to make sure the bat does NOT have a COMPOSITE Barrel bat head.  
http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/batlists/2015/2015LicensedBatList.pdf


Minors / Machine Pitch / Tee Ball 

 
Little League provides a list of bats that are certified for RLL's Minors, Machine Pitch and Tee Ball divisions:
http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/batlists/2015/2015LicensedBatList.pdf

 

New Bat Standards Coming in 2018

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.

http://web.usabaseball.com/article.jsp?ymd=20150807&content_id=141742668&vkey=news_usab


by RLL posted 08/07/2015
RLL Parking

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.

  
 


posted 08/15/2011
Field Status
Byrd North - Richmond OPEN (2/21) 
Byrd South - Richmond OPEN (2/21) 
Byrd Tee Ball - Richmond OPEN (2/21) 
J. B. Cary Elem. - Richmond OPEN (2/21) 
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