Spring Season


2018 Spring Ball Information

PLL (Powhatan Little League) registration is currently open for Spring Baseball. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can make sure we have the right amount of coaches per league. Please make sure you register for the appropriate age group by looking at the League Age Chart located under the Online Registration tab. If you are unsure what league your player belongs in, please contact the league director whose information can be found under the Contact tab.

PLL will provide gray baseball pants, jerseys and replica team hats, but each player is responsible for the following:

    • Helmet with chin strap and face guard (make sure to put your child’s name on this)
    • Bat (make sure to put your child’s name on this)
    • Glove (make sure to put your child’s name on this)
    • Cleats
    • Protective gear (athletic cup for boys)
    • Also, once your child is placed on a team, you should receive information from your coach on practice location and times as well as game information once the schedule is finalized.
    • Looking forward to a great Spring season!

Volunteers
All volunteers (managers/coaches, assistant coaches, as well as score keepers, team parents) must fill out a Coach Registration Form located under the Online Registration tab. All volunteers must also have a current background check.  Little League rules require this to be done on an annual basis. No person is allowed on the field or in the dugout without an approed background check.  In order to do so, click on the Documents tab and then on the 2018 Volunteer Application form.  This must be completed fully, and a copy of your driver’s license attached to it. Once completed, please turn this in at the mandatory coaches clinic if you will be a manager/coach or assistant coach. All others may turn it in to the Safety Officer (Shelley Woodley 804-928-9441 or SWoodley@PLLBaseball.com).

Coaches Clinic
There will be a mandatory coaches clinic. This is required for all managers/coaches and assistant coaches before being considered to manage or coach a team. Details on when and where this will be will be posted once known.

Important Dates

Online Registration: Currently open. Credit Card only.

Coaches Clinic: TBD

Walk-in Registration: TBD. Cash or check.

Player Evaluations for Coach Pitch and Minors: TBD

Coach Pitch Division Last Names A-L – Time TBD

Coach Pitch Division Last Names M-Z – Time TBD

Minors Division Last Names A-L – Time TBD

Minors Division Last Names M-Z – Time TBD

Player Evaluations for Majors, Juniors, and Seniors: TBD

Majors Division Last Names A-L – Time TBD

Majors Division Last Names M-Z – Time TBD

Seniors Division Last Names A-L – Time TBD

Seniors Division Last Names M-Z – Time TBD

Please show up at your appropriate time of evaluation where you must sign in and provide a copy of a birth certificate( if the player is new to the league) as well as 3 separate forms of proof of residency.

ALL players must have three forms of proof of residency. This includes: Driver’s License, Voter’s Registration, School Records, Welfare/ Child care records, Federal records, State records, Local records, Support payment records, Homeowner or tenant records, Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, aste wdisposal), Financial records, Insurance documents, Military records, Medical records, Internet, cable or satellite records, Vehicle records, Employment records.

Note: only 1 utility bill may be used as proof of residency. 2 other approved forms listed above must still be provided.

Each player should bring his/her own batting helmet with face mask (for ages 4-10), glove & a bat.

No food, drinks, or cleats (tennis shoes only) allowed in the gym.

Drafting Teams: February 24th. 

Dick’s Appreciation Day: TBD

1520 W. Koger Center Blvd., North Chesterfield, VA.

Registrations will be accepted here but a late fee will apply.

Practices Start: March 3rd.

Games Start: Week of TBD

Opening Day Ceremony: April 14th at Fighting Creek Park.

Picture Day: April 28th at Fighting Creek Park.

Regular Season Ends: TBD

All Star Practices Begin: TBD

District Tournaments: TBD

 

POWHATAN LITTLE LEAGUE

SPRING HOUSE RULES BY DIVISION

 

Instructional Tee Ball
• First time players only, league ages 4 & 5, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
• A game will consist of three innings, not to exceed one hour and thirty minutes.
• Bases are to be spaced fifty feet apart.
• Each team bats entire line-up each inning. Outs will not be recorded
• Base runners will not be removed on any defensive play.
• All defensive pitchers must wear helmets with face masks. First baseman to wear helmet with face mask at coach’s discretion.
• All batters and base runners must wear helmets with face mask and chin straps.
• Every player plays every inning. No player will sit.
• All players must be rotated defensively each inning to allow the opportunity for players to play outfield and infield.
• All players must use Little League regulation Tee Ball bat (2 ¼ inch barrel).
• Runners may advance one base at a time.
• If at all possible, a team will consist of no more than twelve players.
• Pitcher must throw the ball to first base if fielded within the circle. Exception – if there is a play at home, pitcher may run home if fielded in the circle.
• Non-wood and laminated bats shall bear the USA Baseball logo. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of this standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com)

Advanced Tee Ball
• Returning league age 5 that have completed one season of instructional tee ball and all league age 6. League age is determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
• A game will consist of five innings, but shall not exceed one hour and thirty minutes.
• Each batter will receive three pitches. If ball is not hit, tee will be set up and batter will allowed five swings.
• An inning will consist of three outs or five runs.
• Bases are to be spaced sixty feet apart.
• All defensive pitchers must wear a helmet with face mask. First baseman to wear helmet with face mask at coach’s discretion.
• All batters and base runners must wear helmets with face mask and chin straps.
• Every payer plays every inning. No player will sit out.
• All players must be rotated defensively each inning to allow each player to play outfield and infield.
• A runner may advance one base on an overthrow to first base at base coach’s discretion.
• When a ball is hit into play, runners may advance until the ball enters any part of the infield within the base lines.
• Teams shall consist of twelve to fifteen players.
• Pitcher must throw the ball to first base if fielded within the circle. Exception – if there is a play at home, pitcher may run home if fielded in the circle.
• Non-wood and laminated bats shall bear the USA Baseball logo. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of this standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com)

Coach Pitch
• League ages 7 and 8, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart. League Age 8 players may play up in the Minors division at parent/guardian discretion.
• A game will consist of six innings, but shall not exceed one hour and forty-five minutes.
• An inning will consist of three outs or five runs.
• Each at-bat will consist of five pitches or three swings, whichever comes first.
• The at-bat will continue upon foul balls from the third swing or fifth pitch onward, as appropriate.
• Adult pitcher must start with one foot in circle. Pitcher’s circle is twelve feet in diameter.
• Defensive players must start with one foot in circle and be positioned at the midpoint or beyond.
• Runners must stop when either stymied or when ball is in control in the infield.
• Adult pitcher should leave the playing field upon fair ball by exiting behind the batter running to first base.
• Adult pitcher should pick up bat and remove from play.
• No limits to base-running on overthrows.
• Each player must play at least two innings in the infield. Rotation as a catcher counts towards this requirement.
• Team shall consist of a minimum of twelve players. Ten defensive players shall play the field.
• No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.
• No more than three coaches for each game.
• All batters and base runners must wear helmets with face mask and chin straps.
• Player pitcher must wear batting helmet with facemask and chin strap.
• Non-wood and laminated bats shall bear the USA Baseball logo. Bats shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ 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. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

Minors
• League ages 8, 9, and 10, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart. League Age 10 players may play up in the Majors division at parent/guardian discretion.
• A game will consist of six innings. However, no new inning will start after one hour and forty-five minutes.
• A minimum of 4 innings must be played (3 ½ if home team is winning).
• An inning will consist of three outs or five runs.
• All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
• All batters and base runners must wear helmets with face mask. Chin straps are highly recommended.
• Interleague play shall be conducted in accordance with Little League rules.
• No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.
• Non-wood and laminated bats shall bear the USA Baseball logo. Bats shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ 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. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

Majors
• League ages 10, 11, and 12, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
• A game will consist of six innings. However, no new inning will start after two hours.
• All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
• All batters and base runners must wear batting helmets. Face masks and chin straps are highly recommended.
• Interleague play shall be conducted in accordance with Little League rules.
• No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.
• Non-wood and laminated bats shall bear the USA Baseball logo. Bats shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ 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. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

Juniors
• League ages 12-14 as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
• A game will consist of seven innings. However, no new inning will start after two hours and fifteen minutes.
• All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
• All batters and base runners must wear batting helmets. Face masks and chin straps are highly recommended.
• Interleague play shall be conducted in accordance with Little League rules.

• No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.
• Non-wood and laminated bats shall bear the USA Baseball logo. Bats shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ 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. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end.

Seniors
• League ages 13, 14, 15, and 16, as determined by the 2018 League Age Chart.
• A game will consist of seven innings. However, no new inning will start after two hours and thirty minutes.
• All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
• All batters and base runners must wear batting helmets. Face masks and chin straps are highly recommended.
• Interleague play shall be conducted in accordance with Little League rules.
• No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning.
• All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled. It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2⅝ 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. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces).