2019 Spring Registration opens December 10, 2018 

 

2019 Spring Ball Information

PLL (Powhatan Little League) registration opens December 10, 2018 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 using the 2019 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)

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, score keepers, team parents) must fill out a Coach Registration Form located in Online Registration. All volunteers must also have a current background check. Please click here to submit a request for background check to our safety director. 

 

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. Information is as follows:

WHAT: PLL Coaches Clinic/ Required Training

WHEN: Sat., February 16, 2019, 9:30 - 11am 

WHERE: Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, 2510 Academy Road 

WHO: All PLL coaches for Spring 2019

 

Keynote Speaker: Gregg Conner, PHS Head Baseball Coach 


Important Dates

(All dates can be imported to your calendar here)

Online Registration:  December 10, 2018 through February 24, 2018.

                        $30 late fee applies after February 24th. Credit Card only.

 

Coaches Clinic:   February 16, 2019, 9:30 - 11am.  See above for location. 

Umpire Clinic:     February 23 2019 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Pocahontas Middle School field

Walk-in Registration: Saturday Feb. 9, 2019 10-1 at Powhatan County Library

 


 

Player Evaluations

***Please note evaluations are for new players or players who are moving up a division***

Saturday February 16, 2019 

Coach pitch               12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Minors                        2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Location:                    Blessed Sacrament

 

Saturday February 23 2019

Majors                        8:30 am to 11:30am

Juniors/seniors         12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Location:                    Blessed Sacrament

 

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 (Head Coaches Only)

Saturday March 2nd at PCC

Tball     9-10:30

Coach Pitch     10:30-12:00

Minors     12:00-1:30

 

Sunday March 3rd at PCC

Majors     2:30-4:00

Juniors     4:00-5:30

Seniors     5:30-7:00


 

Dick’s Appreciation Day: Sunday February 24th from 11-4

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

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

 


 

Practices Start:                    March 4 2019 at Fighting Creek Park

Games Start:                        March 25 2019 

Opening Day Ceremony:   Saturday March 30 2019 10am at Fighting Creek Park.

Picture Day:                          Saturday April 13 2019 at Fighting Creek Park.

Regular Season Ends:        June 15 2019

Mini Tournament:                May 28 - June 15 2019

 


 

POWHATAN LITTLE LEAGUE

SPRING HOUSE RULES BY DIVISION

Instructional Tee Ball

• First time players only, league ages 4 & 5, as determined by the 2019 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 2019 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)

 

Coach Pitch

• League ages 7 and 8, as determined by the 2019 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 2019 League Age Chart. League Age 10 players may play up in 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.

 

Majors

• League ages 10, 11, and 12, as determined by the 2019 League Age Chart.
• 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.

 

Juniors

• League ages 12-14 as determined by the 2019 League Age Chart.
• The Junior Division is using an 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 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 2019 League Age Chart.
• 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).