DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY THE SNACK SHACK FOR A WARM SLICE OF PIZZA - $2.00 A SLICE FOR CHEESE OR PEPPERONI IF YOU WOULD NOT MIND TAKING A FEW MINUTES TO COMPLETE OUR MID-SEASON SURVEY...WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.
Thank you to the EGLL Board, Jill Guyer, each and every volunteer, the EG Community, our vendors, EGHS Band, EG Veterans, EG Fire Department, Tim Dougherty and our Sponsors! Our Opening Day was a success because of all of you. We appreciate all of your support.
EGLL Board of Directors
~ Home of the 2015 Softball Connecticut District 6
9/10 & Majors Champions, the AA Baseball All-Stars and the Somers Summer Classic Tournament Champions ~
Once again this year we will be teaming up with Granby to field District All Star teams at the 8/9/10 and 10/11/12 levels.
Tryouts for the 10/11/12 team will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at the East Granby High School field. Registration and paperwork check will start at 5:30 with the tryout to begin promptly at 6:00 pm.
Tryouts for the 8/9/10 team will be held on Sunday, June 5th at Salmon Brook Park Field 1. Registration and paperwork check will start at 5:00 with the tryout to begin promptly at 5:30 pm.
We encourage all eligible East Granby players to try out for these teams, but please understand that players will be selected to join the teams based on regular season play as well as the assessments at tryouts. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls to continue their growth in a highly competitive environment.
10/11/12 Team Eligibility – The player needs to be softball league age 10, 11 or 12, as of 12/31/2015 (Born in the years of 2003, 2004 or 2005) and must be playing at the Majors level in the Spring regular season. The player must have played 60% of her team’s regular season games. For example: if the team played 12 games the player needs to have played in 8 games. The player must be an East Granby/Granby resident as of 2/1/16 or attend a school in East Granby/Granby.
8/9/10 Team Eligibility – The player needs to be softball league age 8, 9 or 10, as of 12/31/2015 (Born in the years of 2005, 2006 or 2007) and may be playing at the AA, AAA or Majors levels in the Spring regular season. The player must have played 60% of her team’s regular season games. For example: if the team played 12 games the player needs to have played in 8 games. The player must be an East Granby/Granby resident as of 2/1/16 or attend a school in East Granby/Granby.
East Granby will be fielding District All Star teams at the 8/9/10 and 10/11/12 levels.
Tryouts for the 10/11/12 team will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at EG Farms. Registration and paperwork check will start at 5:30 with the tryout to begin promptly at 6:00 pm.
Tryouts for the 8/9/10 team will be held on Thursday, June 2nd at EG Farms. Registration and paperwork check will start at 5:30 with the tryout to begin promptly at 6:00 pm.
We encourage all eligible East Granby players to try out for these teams, but please understand that players will be selected to join the teams based on regular season play as well as the assessments at tryouts. This is a wonderful opportunity for players to continue their growth in a highly competitive environment.
10/11/12 Team Eligibility – The player needs to be baseball league age 10, 11 or 12 for the 2016 season and must be playing at the Majors level in the Spring regular season. The player must have played 60% of his team’s regular season games. For example: if the team played 12 games the player needs to have played in 8 games. The player must be an East Granby/Granby resident as of 2/1/16 or attend a school in East Granby/Granby.
8/9/10 Team Eligibility – The player needs to be baseball league age 8, 9 or 10 for the 2016 season and may be playing at the AA, AAA or Majors levels in the Spring regular season. The player must have played 60% of his team’s regular season games. For example: if the team played 12 games the player needs to have played in 8 games. The player must be an East Granby/Granby resident as of 2/1/16 or attend a school in East Granby/Granby.
Availability – The players selected are expected to participate in all practices and games of the District 6 tournament. There will be practices beginning after June 1st but regular season practices and games take precedence. Tournament games will start on or after June 20th for the 10/11/12 Softball team and on or after June 26th for all other teams with a minimum of four games during the pool play round, followed by a double elimination round for the District 6 title. You can expect tournament dates to possibly last through July and longer if a team is successful in advancing. It is expected that players will be available during the All Star practices & tournament times so please consider this commitment seriously as it is a family decision.
The following must be present at the time of the tryouts:
List of any conflicts that the player may have during the practice/tournament schedule- selection of players will be based on availability.
Paperwork - Required documentation to be brought is as follows:
This camp will hone the skills of young softball players at all levels. Instructors will focus on hitting, infield play, outfield play, base running, and sportsmanship. The girls will participate in daily drills, games, and instruction to improve their individual skills while learning to love the game. For the younger girls, the focus will be on the basics and fundamentals of the game. With the older girls, the sessions will seek to focus more on individual needs in all aspects of the game.
Instructors: Current elementary teacher and Granby resident, Steve Kidd, has coached all levels of play from Little League to travel ball for 6 - 18 year olds. Current college level softball players will be involved with the program.
Players should bring a glove, water, sunscreen, and a snack. Bats and helmets will be provided if necessary.
Softball Skills Camp for ages 7 - 10 Tuesday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 6th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Salmon Brook Park - Softball Field 1 $115.00 Resident , $115.00 Non-Resident
Softball Skills Camp for ages 11 - 14 Tuesday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 6th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Salmon Brook Park - Softball Field 1 $115.00 Resident, $115.00 Non-Resident
EGLL has partnered with Domino's to offer pizza at all games held at The Farms. Pizzas will be delivered approximately 1 hour into games. This allows the pizza to be served within a 1 hour window that is regulated by the Farmington Health Department. Hot dogs will still be available in the shack. Thank you to all of you who volunteered to make opening day such a huge success!!!
Tender Care owns the field, not the town or EGLL, so we need to follow their rules or we will not be allowed to use it for practices or games.
We are not supposed to be using the field before 6:15pm. The day care is open until 6pm and they still have parents leaving the parking lot so we want to keep the area clear until 6:15. This does not mean you can park in the lot and wait to use the field prior to 6:15.
Under nocircumstance is anyone allowed to use the Tender Care playground. This is very tough because there are a lot of kids at the field, especially younger siblings who are drawn to the playground. Please make all parents aware that no one is allowed to use the playground.
The building is locked after 6pm and if anyone attempts to pull on the doors it may set the alarm off. Please keep any children away from the building.
No peanuts of any kind are allowed on the Tender Care Field due to various peanut allergies.
EGLL needs more qualified food handlers. This is a one time training and covers all FVHD areas (not just Little League). This training is free for Little League members and training does not expire. We would like to have as many qualified food handlers as possible as it helps with our snack shack operation to have knowledgeable folks on all teams as well as meeting requirements for our permit. Please consider attending this training.
The Farmington Valley Health District offers food safety seminars that will satisfy the Qualified
Food Operator and Certified Designated Alternate requirement in the ten towns that we serve.
Topics discussed include Foodborne illness prevention, proper food temperature control, food protection, personal health and proper hygienic practices and sanitization procedures.
The 3½ hour class includes a Powerpoint™ presentation, class discussion and an exam.
2016 Class Schedule
Monday, June 13, 2016
Seminars are held at the FVHD office located at 95 River Road, Suite C, Canton, CT.
Pre-registration is required. All classes are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please contact Michele Marin at for registration, if you are able to attend the training on behalf of East Granby Little League. This training will fulfill your volunteer reimbursement requirement.
“Spring fever is in the air and EGLL recognizes we will be seeing some very warm temperatures over the up coming weeks. This warm weather is going to get everyone outside enjoying various outside activities. Please be aware that the baseball and softball fields at East Granby Farms, Granbrook Park, EGMS, and EGHS are just beginning to soften up. Please stay off these fields so we can continue to let Mother Nature take its course and we keep the fields in the best condition possible.”
Happy New Year to you. As 2016 is upon us, the East Granby Little League board has been working hard since the end of 2015 on many different activities in preparation for the Spring 2016 season.
Most of you are aware that East Granby Little League is strictly a volunteer organization. All of our board members volunteer their time to keep little league going every year. Volunteering goes above and beyond just the board members.
Volunteers run our snack shack and the money raised from the snack shack goes back into little league to pay for all of our baseball and softball umpires for the season. Over the past two years, we have seen a steady decline in the revenue coming in for the snack shack. The EGLL Board increased registration fees by a small amount due to this decline and to offset what other towns are paying their umpires. During the 2015 season our snack shack revenue was still declining. We will NOT be increasing registration fees this year they will be the same as 2015. Please be aware that our registrations fees are still lower then most, if not all, the surrounding towns in our district.
As a small community, the only way to keep Little League working affectively is with volunteers. The EGLL community registering children in 2016 will see an increase in the volunteer fee. The fee will be increasing from $50 to $100 dollars per family. This $100 will be charged during the registration process and will be fully refundable upon each family’s volunteer activities. All requirements to meet East Granby Little Leagues volunteer commitment can be found on the East Granby Little League Website on the volunteer tab.
Thank you all very much and the EGLL Board is looking forward to another great season in 2016.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact EGLL President, Chris DeJesus at .
We are excited to kick off the 2016 East Granby Little League Baseball/Softball Season. As a non-profit organization we rely on the generous support of local business to ensure an amazing season for our kids and families.
Your sponsorship, donation of an item, gift certificate or service is vital to expanding our youth programs. Our fundraising efforts include our Opening Day Ceremonies April 23rd (rain date April 24th) at East Granby Farms.
Little League Opening Day is a tradition that brings our community together to celebrate the camaraderie and love of baseball and softball. The 2016 Opening Day Ceremony will be a fun filled community event. We have hard working volunteers who will ensure it will be a day to remember.
Visit our Sponsorship page to locate form. Thank you in advance for your support of the East Granby Little League.
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.