2021 Spring Baseball/Girls Softball Information

 

Registration for PLL 2022 Spring Season Baseball/Girls Softball is now Open. 

 

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 2022 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 January 15th 2022,  PCC upstairs in the Power Jam Room. ( Park in UPPER PARKING LOT). This is required for all managers/coaches and assistant coaches before being considered to manage or coach a team. The address is 4480 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan, VA 23139.

Player Evaluations

All players in Minors, Majors, Intermediate 50/70, Juniors and Seniors baseball and girls softball must attend player evaluations Saturday Feb 5 and Saturday Feb 12.

 Location:         BLESSED SACRAMENT GYM/ FIELD.

 

February 5      TIMES 

                           MINORS: 9 AM TO 12:00 PM BASEBALL

                           MAJORS:1: 00 PM TO 3:00 PM  BASEBALL

                            INTERMEDIATE and JUNIORS: 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM BASEBALL

 

February 12    TIMES

                         MINORS GIRLS SOFTBALL: 9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM

                         MAJORS GIRLS SOFTBALL: 10:30 AM TO 12:00 PM

                         SENIORS GIRLS SOFTBALL: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

                         SENIORS BASEBALL: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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 2021-2022 academic school year prior to Oct. 1, 2021.

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, 2021 – Feb. 1, 2022.

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 

There will be a mandatory coaches clinic Saturday January 15th 2022,  PCC upstairs in the Power Jam Room. ( Park in UPPER PARKING LOT). This is required for all managers/coaches and assistant coaches before being considered to manage or coach a team. The address is 4480 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan, VA 23139.

Drafting Teams 

 

Player Drafts:   TBD

Only team managers are allowed to attend.

Other Important Dates

Walk In Registration                              Sunday January 9th, 2022 at 2pm to 5pm.                                                                     PCC Passion Community Church 4480 Anderson Highway, Powhatan VA.
                                                                    Upstairs in the Kids Area.

Registration Deadline:                            Feb 15, 2022

Player Drafts:                                             TBD

Dick’s Appreciation Day:                           TBD

Practices Start:                                           TBD

Games Start:                                               TBD

Opening Day Ceremony:                          TBD

Picture Day:                                                TBD

Regular Season Ends:                               TBD

Mini Tournament:                                     TBD

 

POWHATAN LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

SPRING HOUSE RULES BY DIVISION

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT PLL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY/WILL DECIDE AGE CUTOFFS FOR EACH DIVISION AS EACH SEASON DICTATES AND/OR AS NEEDED. THIS ALSO INCLUDES SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF LEAGUE AGE PLAYERS ALLOWED ON A TEAM PER DIVISION FOR DRAFTING PURPOSES.

  • First time players only, league ages 4 & 5, as determined by the 2022 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 2022 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.
  • No player shall sit out more than one consecutive inning. (9 Players on Defense no more than 9)
  • 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 bases 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 2022 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 2022 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 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 ages 11 and 12, as determined by the 2022 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 2022 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.

The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 12-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.

  • League ages 14, 15, and 16, as determined by the 2022 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).
 

POWHATAN LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL

SPRING HOUSE RULES BY DIVISION

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT PLL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY/WILL DECIDE AGE CUTOFFS FOR EACH DIVISION AS EACH SEASON DICTATES AND/OR AS NEEDED. THIS ALSO INCLUDES SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF LEAGUE AGE PLAYERS ALLOWED ON A TEAM PER DIVISION FOR DRAFTING PURPOSES.

  • Tee Ball Softball is for girls 4-5 years old (with a local option for 6- and/or 7-year-olds) who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding.
  • In Tee Ball Softball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching and should focus on fun, fitness, and fundamentals. The primary goals of Tee Ball Softball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of softball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.
  • There is no minimum or maximum composition for Tee Ball rosters, but we would recommend smaller roster sizes to help keep all players engaged. No live pitching is permitted in this division. Generally, the diamond used is a 60-foot diamond, but the league has the option to use a 50-foot diamond.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.

    For additional Little League Tee Ball resources visit LittleLeague.org/TeeBall.

  • Minor League Softball is for participants 5-11 years old and can be operated with multiple divisions that are based on age and/or ability.
  • Divisions may include “machine pitch,” “coach pitch” and “player pitch.” By local option, a player who is league age 5 or 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball is eligible for the coach pitch or machine pitch minor divisions.
  • A local league might organize its 7-8-year-olds in the Coach Pitch Division and its 9-10-year-olds in the Player Pitch division; however, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could “play down” in the coach pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could “play up.” This is entirely the choice of the local league board of directors. (League age 12-year-olds may participate in the Minor Division under certain circumstances.)
  • There is no minimum or maximum composition for rosters, but most leagues have rosters in the 8-12 range. Competitive divisions of Minor League Softball may only use nine players on defense. The diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.
  • The Little League Softball® division (sometimes known as the Major Division) is for players ages 9-12. A local league may choose to limit its Major Division to 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds, or 11-12-year-olds.
  • The field uses a 60-foot diamond and a 40 foot pitching distance.
  • A local league may dual-roster 12-year-olds, assessed capable, to a Major and a Junior division softball teams. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 10-to-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Girls Little League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals, and housing) are paid by Little League International.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.

    IMPORTANT: A local league must only have ONE Major Division. For instance, if the local league has all 11-12 year olds in the Majors, and all 9-10s in another division, then the 9-10s MUST be chartered an play a Minor Division.

  • Senior Division

    The Senior League Softball Division is for girls 13-16 years old, using a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 43 feet. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 13-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League Softball divisions), and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.