2016 BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN (January 8th through March 12th - LATE FEE APPLIES ON OR AFTER March 13th) 2016 BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN (January 8th through March 12th - LATE FEE APPLIES ON OR AFTER March 13th)
**HELP NEEDED FOR OPENING DAY**
EGLL needs your help!! We are looking for people to assist Janaura Bishop with the Opening Day Committee. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Chris DeJesus at
EGLL Board of Directors
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9/10 & Majors Champions, the AA Baseball All-Stars and the Somers Summer
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OPENING DAY 02/09/2016 Opening Day will be here before you know it...
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In order to make East Granby Little League Opening Day a success we need your help. Please consider volunteering for Opening Day at East Granby Farms on Saturday, April 23rd. We have a fun day planned that will include games, raffles, food, drinks, a bounce house, a giant slide, a parade and more.
The board has put in a lot of hard work and hours into make this a great day for all East Granby Little League Families. If you are looking to assist as part of the Opening Day committee, please email
. Please make every effort to pitch in where you can so we can have a fun day for the kids. Below is the signup link. We cannot make this happen without you. **Remember every minute counts towards your Volunteer Refund.
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.
I. Registration opens today, January 8, 2016 for Spring Baseball and Softball. The registration period will be from January 8, 2016 until March 12, 2016. Any child registered after March 12, 2016 will be assessed a $25.00 fee.
II. 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 will be the same as the 2015 season and is as follows:
Tee Ball - $65.00 per child
Farm Division - $110.00 per child
AA Division - $110.00 per child
AAA Division - $110.00 per child
Majors Division - $110.00 per child
Juniors Division - $110.00 per child
III. The Volunteer fee will be increased this season to $100.00 per family (regardless of the number of children per family). The EGLL Board has also changed the requirements for satisfying the volunteer responsibility. Please click here for volunteer information and check the EGLL website for these changes.
For families with multiple children registering to play, EGLL has a maximum per family limit.
The Maximum per family limit (if one of your children is playing tee ball) is $245.00.
The Maximum per family limit (if all of your children play above tee-ball) is $295.00.
When you register your child to play this season, the volunteer fee will add an additional $100.00 to your registration fee. If more than one parent completes the online Volunteer Form the system will charge you twice. Please email additional completed forms and copy of driver’s license (include SSN) to Alicia DeJesus ().
IV. Anyone who wants to manage (or assistant coach) a baseball or softball team (at any level) during the 2016 season must express their desire via email by February 5, 2016. All emails pertaining to baseball should be sent to Brandon Freeman (). All emails pertaining to softball should be sent to Heather Popella ().
V. EGLL will sponsor a winter baseball/softball training session for all ages and divisions. The dates of these sessions are provided below. Each child will have an opportunity to take batting practice and use the pitching tunnel to work on pitching mechanics. We will provide more information on this training in January.
Dates: February 3, 8, 22, 24
Location: Scott Sports Supplies
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
We have reserved: A baseball cage, softball cage, multi-purpose cage and pitching tunnel.
Keep in mind that in order to attend an EGLL sponsored event, your child must be registered in the EGLL website to play prior to attending the event. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!
VI. For those Managers and coaches who have expressed an interest in coaching during the 2016 season, EGLL will be hosting an Introductory Meeting and Coaches training for all Managers and Assistant Coaches. THIS MEETING IS MANDATORY. If you cannot attend this meeting, please email Andrew Pisati () prior to February 20th.
The dates, times and location of this training will be announced in January.
VII. The EGLL Player Assessments will be held March 19, 2016 at Suffield Academy. Unlike past years, there will only be one official Assessment in 2016. If you know that your child will be unable to attend the player Assessment on March 19th, please email Aaron Nardi ().
VIII. Similar to last year, EGLL will host a Pre-Season Warm-up Clinics at East Granby High School. The dates for these clinics are as follows:
Dates (for Boys): March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4
Dates (for Girls): March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Players will be able to throw and catch, field ground balls, take batting practice and field fly pops with other players in their respective age group. More information will be provided about this Clinic in January. Reminder ~ your child must be registered prior to attending any clinic, training or assessment.
IX. Once individuals are selected as Managers by the EGLL board, they will be required to attend a Manager's Training. THIS MEETING IS MANDATORY. Selected Managers are encouraged to invite their assistant coaches to attend this training as well. The dates, times and location of this training will be announced in January.
X. Opening Day for the 2016 season will be held on April 23rd. We are still looking for a 2016 Opening Day Committee. If interested, please contact Chris DeJesus ().
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.
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 February 22, 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.
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.