Spring Season


2017 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 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 (Bobby Gray 804-363-3153 or BobbyGray857@comcast.net).

Coaches Clinic
There will be a mandatory coaches clinic on Saturday January 21st in the Powhatan High School gymnasium from 12:00-2:00. This is required for all managers/coaches and assistant coaches before being considered to manage or coach a team.

Important Dates

Online Registration: Currently open. Credit Card only.

Coaches Clinic: Saturday January 21st. 12:00-2:00. Powhatan High School gymnasium.

Walk-in Registration: Saturday January 28th. 9:00-3:00. Powhatan Volunteer Fire Department located at 3971 Old Buckingham Rd. Cash or check.

Player Evaluations for Coach Pitch and Minors: Saturday February 11th. Flat Rock Elementary gymnasium.

Coach Pitch Division Last Names A-L 12:00-1:30

Coach Pitch Division Last Names M-Z 1:30-3:00

Minors Division Last Names A-L 3:00-4:30

Minors Division Last Names M-Z 4:30-6:00

Player Evaluations for Majors and Seniors: Saturday February 18th. Powhatan High School gymnasium.

Majors Division Last Names A-L 8:30-10:0

Majors Division Last Names M-Z 10:00-11:30

Seniors Division Last Names A-L 12:00-1:30

Seniors Division Last Names M-Z 1:30-3:00

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 photo copied on 1 sheet of paper.

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 25th. 

Dick’s Appreciation Day: February 26th. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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

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

Practices Start: March 4th.

Games Start: Week of April 17th.

Opening Day Ceremony: April 29th at Fighting Creek Park.

Picture Day: June 3rd at Fighting Creek Park.

Regular Season Ends: June 16th.

All Star Practices Begin: June 5th.

District Tournaments: June 24th – July 9th.

 

POWHATAN LITTLE LEAGUE

SPRING HOUSE RULES BY DIVISION

 

Instructional Tee Ball
• First time players only, league ages 4 & 5, as determined by the 2017 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.

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 2017 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.
• All players must use Little League regulation bat no longer than 28” and barrel no bigger than 2 ¼ inches.
• 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.

Coach Pitch
• League ages 7 and 8, as determined by the 2017 League Age Chart. League Age 8 players may play up in the Minors division with Player Agent approval.
• 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.
• All players must use Little League regulation bat (2 ¼ inch barrel).
• 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.

Minors
• League ages 8, 9, and 10, as determined by the 2017 League Age Chart. League age 8 players require Player Agent approval. League Age 10 players may play up in the Majors division with Player Agent approval.
• 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.

Majors
• League ages 10, 11, and 12, as determined by the 2017 League Age Chart. League age 10 players require Player Agent approval.
• 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.

Seniors
• League ages 13, 14, 15, and 16, as determined by the 2017 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.