The Hartford Yardgoats will be hosting the East Granby Little League for a game against the Akron Rubberducks on FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017. The gates open at 6:05pm. Game starts at 7:05pm. Tickets will be on sale soon through all of our EGLL players, and the team that sells the most tickets will get an opportunity to take the field before the game, go into the dugout pre-game, meet the players and take the field with the team during the singing of the National Anthem. There will be NO EGLL GAMES on this date, so bring the family and come see the newest minor league ballpark in New England. If you have any questions about this event, please contact EGLL President Brandon Freeman @
Due to recent departures from the East Granby Little League Board, EGLL is currently looking for individuals willing to volunteer in the following positions:
1. Coaching Coordinator- A description of the position requirements is below.
Coaching Coordinator. The coaching coordinator shall:
(1) Represent coaches/managers in league;
(2) Present a coach/manager training budget to the board;
(3) Gain the support and funds necessary to implement a league-wide training program;
(4) Order and distribute training materials to players, coaches and managers;
(5) Coordinate mini-clinics as necessary;
(6) Serve as the contact person for Little League and its manager-coach education program for the league.
2. Secretary - A description of the position requirements is below.
(A) Secretary. The Secretary shall:
(1) Be responsible for recording the activities of EGLL and maintain appropriate files, mailing lists and necessary records.
(2) Perform such duties as are herein specifically set forth, in addition to such other duties as are customarily incident to the office of Secretary or as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.
(3) Maintain a list of all Regular, Sustaining and Honorary Members, Directors and committee members and give notice of all meetings of EGLL, the Board of Directors and Committees. (d) Issue membership cards to Regular Members, if approved by the Board of Directors.
(4) Keep the minutes of the meetings of the Members, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and cause them to be recorded in a book kept for that purpose.
(5) Conduct all correspondence not otherwise specifically delegated in connection with said meeting and shall be responsible for carrying out all orders, votes and resolutions not otherwise committed.
(6) Notify Members, Directors, Officers and committee members of their election or appointment.
If you are interested in volunteering in either of these positions, please contact EGLL President, Brandon Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1, 2017.
Please join us as we celebrate “EGLL Night out with the Yardgoats” on Friday, May 19, 2017. Doors open at 6:05pm and first pitch is at 7:05pm. EGLL will not schedule any league games on May 19, 2017, so come out and enjoy Connecticut’s newest professional baseball team take the field against the Cleveland Indians’ AA affiliate, the Akron Rubberducks. As an added bonus, the team that sells the most tickets will have an opportunity to go into the dugout prior to the game, meet the players, and take the field with the Yardgoats for the National Anthem. I hope to see you there!
For ticket information, please contact Brandon Freeman at
We Need Your Help - Sign Up to Volunteer for Opening Day!!!
East Granby Little League
Opening Day 2017
It's that time of year again! The board has been hard at work to ensure another successful opening day. There will be games, food & drinks, bounce house, inflatable slide, a parade and so much more. Last year, we had four East Granby teams go to the District Championship game!!! Majors softball and Juniors softball came away with the first place title. Help us to celebrate these accomplished players. East Granby is a town that relies heavily on volunteers. Please consider signing up for a slot below. Together, we can make this year's opening day our best year yet!
East Granby Little League is looking for all who are interested in coaching during the 2017 Little League Season. In order to be considered for a Head Coach or Assistant Coach position with baseball or softball please send an email to Jon Webster (EGLL Coaching Coordinator) at
. Please identify which position you would like to obtain and which division.
Emails must be received by Friday February 10 for consideration. Any and all applicants will be subject to a background check and interview process with the EGLL Board. Interviews are mandatory and will begin mid February.
Umpire registration is open for the 2017 season. Anyone 13 and older willing to attend umpire training is eligible to register. Training dates are not yet known but there will be several to choose from. All umpires over age 16 will also be required to submit a volunteer application for a background check.
Please contact Marc Dlugolenski (EGLL Umpire Coordinator) if interested.
As we enter the New year, it will be time to turn our attention to Softball and Baseball soon. The East Granby Little League (EGLL) board wants to inform our Community of upcoming events to keep in mind.
Registration will open for the 2017 season on January 13, 2017 for both Baseball and Softball. The registration period will run from January 13, 2017 until March 12, 2017. Any child wishing to register after March 12, 2017 will be assessed a $25.00 late fee and registration is subject to availability and board discretion. Registration will close on March 31, 2017.
Little League in East Granby includes 6 Divisions (stated below). Any child who resides in East Granby and is between the ages of 4 through 14 is eligible to sign up for little league.
The registration fee for this season is as follows:
Tee Ball - $65.00 per child
Farm Division - $110.00 per child
AA Division – $125.00 per child
AAA Division - $125.00 per child
Majors Division - $125.00 per child
Juniors Division – East Granby will combine with Granby at the Juniors level.Juniors baseball will register on Granby Little League’s (granbyll.org) website. Juniors Softball will register on East Granby’s website.The fee for Juniors Softball will be $125.00. Please visit Granby Little League’s website for information on registration fees for Juniors baseball.
The Volunteer fee will remain the same as last season ($100.00 per family) regardless of the number of children per family. The EGLL Board has maintained the same requirements for satisfying the volunteer responsibility as last year, with two (2) notable exceptions:
The EGLL Board has eliminated the volunteer fee at the tee-ball level.
There will be no volunteer fee for Juniors Softball
Please check the Volunteer tab on the EGLL website for more information regarding volunteer fees and requirements.
For families with multiple children registering to play, EGLL has a maximum Registration Fee per family limit:
The maximum per family limit (if one of your children is playing tee-ball) is $300.00.
The maximum per family limit (if all of your children are playing above the tee-ball division) is $340.00.
Early registration assists EGLL in a major way. Please try to register your child as soon as possible. Also, please visit our website at http://eastgranbylittleleague.org for occasional updates. On Behalf of the EGLL Board, we look forward to an exciting, fun-filled spring.
With the holidays upon us, are you thinking about purchasing a new baseball bat for your player?
While it makes a great gift, you may want to keep in mind that the bats that are currently available have a limited remaining lifespan in youth baseball, as they will become 'non-compliant' in about a year.
College baseball was first to make the change, then the high school level followed suit (2011). Now, there is a new wood-like performance standard for bats coming to youth baseball. This is not a change being enacted by East Granby Little League, but rather a new nationwide standard for youth baseball. Little League International (along with AAU, Pony, Cal Ripken, Dixie, etc) will be implementing USA Baseball's new bat standard as of January 1, 2018 and thus, beginning in 2018, all bats used in Little League will need to have a "USABat" stamp on it. There are currently no bats on the market that carry that stamp.
1) Everyone in Little League baseball who has his/her own bat will need a new one beginning in 2018.
2) Baseball bats that meet the new requirement will go on sale beginning in the Fall of 2017.
New Youth Baseball Bat Standard (2018)
All current youth baseball bats will continue to be 'legal' in Little League through December 31, 2017
Baseball 1.15 BPF bats (current youth bats) will not be grandfathered in for the 2018 season
Wooden youth bats will be not be affected by the change in 2018
The goal of USA Baseball (youth baseball's governing body) is to make youth bats perform like wood.
There will be no limit to how light the new bats bat can be (there will be no drop weight limit), which should prove helpful for some younger players. Baseballs likely won't be hit quite as far off the new bats, but the larger diameter barrels should be helpful for players in terms of making contact.
New, approved YBBCOR 2 5/8" barrels will be 'legal' in Little League (among other organizations) beginning in 2018
USA Baseball has said the change is not being made for safety reasons, but rather for the integrity of the game.
TRAVEL PLAYERS: Many travel teams fall under USSSA, which is a separate entity from USA Baseball (which governs Little League). USSSA is not affected by the change to the USABat Standard and USSSA has no current plans to make a change. However, any travel player who also plays Little League Baseball would, beginning in 2018, need to make sure he/she uses a bat that meets the USABat Standard when playing in Little League.
SOFTBALL PLAYERS: The 2018 change currently affects baseball bats only. Little League Softball bats are governed by a separate standard.
Can you explain the new Little League Baseball® Age Determination date, and why the change was made?
Little League® International always welcomes feedback from every one of our 7,000-plus leagues. We feel that the only way to provide the best experience for Little Leaguers® and their parents is to hear from and listen to our valuable volunteers and participants in communities worldwide.
Little League conducted a very detailed participation research project. That research showed that parents, players, and volunteers want to see Little League® become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Our volunteer District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors carefully considered the results of the research, and ultimately changed the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31. This change will ensure that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division.
Can you tell me more about the new bat standard, and how it will affect my Little Leaguer®?
Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball adopted the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. These new standards utilize the most current advancements available, so that manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game.
Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. So, for the upcoming 2016 season and the 2017 season, there won’t be any change. You will still see the Little League name on bats being used for play. Beginning January 1, 2018, however, all bats must meet USA Baseball’s standards, and you won’t see Little League branding on permitted bats. The new bats are anticipated to be on sale starting in September 2017.
Thank you to those who helped getting the New Batting Cages ordered, approved and installed at East Granby Farms. A special "Thank You" to Brandon Freeman, Peter Burke, Suzanne O'Conor, Stephen Santy, Bob Guyer, Ryan Attianese and Damon Popella who came out on this hot weekend to get the cages ready for use.
Please make sure that you are contacting Tracy Worlund at to book these cages as they will be available by appointment only.
**REMINDER** PLEASE watch your children and do not allow them to climb on the outside of the netting. Please do not bring animals of any kind into or near the batting cages.