2020 Spring Ball Information

 

PLL Spring Season registration is now closed.

 

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 using the 2020 League Age Chart located here to determine the player’s League Age. If you are unsure what league your player belongs in, please contact the league director whose information can be found here.

PLL will provide jerseys, socks, belts, and replica team hats, but each player is responsible for the following:

Baseball Pants
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)

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, score keepers, team parents) must fill out a Coach Registration Form located in Online Registration. All volunteers must also have a current background check. For information on volunteering with PLL, please visit Volunteering with PLL.

 

Mandatory Coaches Clinic

There will be a mandatory coaches clinic Saturday, February 8th at PCC from 10am-noon. This is required for all managers/coaches and assistant coaches before being considered to manage or coach a team. Our guest speakers will be:

Tracy Woodson, Head Baseball Coach at University Of Richmond

Rebecca Slough, Two Time Little League World Series Champion and the first woman to do so.

Tim Merry, Executive Director of VBCA Virginia Baseball Coaching Association.

Player Evaluations

All players are required to attend evaluations in leagues minors and above.

Feb. 29th, 2020
Blessed Sacrament
2501 Academy Rd,
Powhatan, VA 23139

Minors 8:00-10:00
Majors 10:00-11:30
Intermediate 11:30-1:00
Seniors 1:00-2:30

Please make sure to have player sign in first along with any documentation that is required. Once player is signed in we would like to have them warm up for a few minutes prior to evaluating.

Each player should bring a helmet (with facemask if in Minors), bat, glove, and sneakers and cleats.

First time players must bring a copy of their birth certificate. In addition, any player who has not submitted a School Enrollment Form during their PLL career, or has changed schools since submitting one, must submit one at Evaluations. The form can be found here and must document enrollment in the 2019-2020 academic school year prior to Oct. 1, 2019.

On the form, League Name = Powhatan Little League, and League ID# = 292044

If the player is home schooled or doesn’t attend a public or private school in Powhatan or Cumberland or Amelia County, please submit 3 proofs of residency as follows:

Submit 1 proof from each of the 3 Groups, dated or in force between Feb. 1, 2019 – Feb. 1, 2020.

Group 1
· Driver’s License
· School records
· Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
· Employment records
· Insurance documents

Group 2
· Welfare/child care records
· Federal records (i.e., Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)
· State records
· Local (municipal) records
· Support payment records
· Homeowner or tenant records
· Military records

Group 3
· Voter’s Registration
· Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
· Financial records (loan, credit, investments, etc.)
· Medical records
· Internet, cable, or satellite records

 

Mandatory Coaches Clinic              

Saturday, February 8        10am – Noon at PCC

This is required for all managers/coaches and assistant coaches before being considered to manage or coach a team.

Our guest speakers will be:

Tracy Woodson, Head Baseball Coach at University Of Richmond

Rebecca Slough, Two Time Little League World Series Champion and the first woman to do so.

Tim Merry, Executive Director of VBCA Virginia Baseball Coaching Association.

Drafting Teams 

Player Drafts:

The following drafts will be held at Amp Electric 2150 Carter Gallier Blvd., Suite F, Powhatan. Only team managers are allowed to attend.

Friday February 28, 2020

Instructional T-Ball 6-7 PM
Advanced T-Ball 7-8 PM
Coach Pitch 8-9:30 PM

Sunday March 1, 2020

Minors 12:00-1:30 PM

 

The following drafts will be held at PCC, 4480 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan, VA 23139. Only team managers are allowed to attend.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Majors 6-7 pm
Intermediate 7:15-8:15 pm
Seniors 8:30-9:30 pm

Other Important Dates

 

Dick’s Appreciation Day:                           February 23rd 1-4pm     Click Here For Dick’s Day Coupon    Click here for Coupon Good for 2020

Practices Start:                                           March 2

Games Start:                                               March 28

Opening Day Ceremony:                          April 18

Picture Day:                                                April 25

Regular Season Ends:                               TBA

Mini Tournament:                                     TBA

 

POWHATAN LITTLE LEAGUE

SPRING HOUSE RULES BY DIVISION

  • First time players only, league ages 4 & 5, as determined by the 2020 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)
  • Returning league age 5 that have completed one season of instructional tee ball and all league age 6. League age is determined by the 2020 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 player 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)
  • League ages 7 and 8, as determined by the 2020 League Age Chart. League Age 8 players may try out for the Minors division at parent/guardian discretion.
    • A game will consist of six innings, but shall not exceed one hour and forty-five minutes.
    • Each at-bat will consist of five pitches or three swings, whichever comes first.
    •An inning will consist of three outs or five runs.
    • All rules of the current Little League rule book will apply.
    • 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.
  • League ages 9, and 10, as determined by the 2020 League Age Chart. League Age 8 players must try out. League Age 10 players may try out for the Majors division at parent/guardian discretion.
    • The Minors Division is using a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 46 feet.
    • 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.
  • League ages 11 and 12, as determined by the 2020 League Age Chart. League Age 10 players must try out. League Age 12 players may try out for the Intermediate 50/70 division at parent/guardian discretion.
    • The Majors Division is using a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 46 feet.
    • 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.

League age 13, as determined by the 2020 League Age Chart. League Age 12 players must try out. 

The division, which was new division of Little League Baseball in 2013 for players league-age 11-13 with postseason tournament opportunities, including a World Series, offers a transition for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths).

Many of the Junior League rules are used such as runners being permitted to lead off bases, runners may attempt to steal at any time, and allowing an on-deck batter.

  • League ages 14, 15, and 16, as determined by the 2019 League Age Chart. League Age 13 players must try out.
    • The Seniors Division is using a 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.
    • 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).