Last Updated: January 26, 2015
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2015 Registration Dates Are Set

REGISTRATION IS CANCELLED for Monday, Jan. 26th due to the anticipated conditions from today's winter storm. Please keep watching our website for a possible alternative evening.

 

Mark your calendar with these 2015 registration dates:
- Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:00 a.m. - noon
- Monday, Jan. 26, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - CANCELLED
- Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon
- Saturday, Feb. 7, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Registration will take place at Brandywine Town Center (next to Target).  Go to the 2015 Registration Details page for more information. 

The New Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date: What You Need to Know

From Little League International:

As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the reminder of their Little League career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.

 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 4
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 9

 

Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons. In 2018 all players born prior to January 1, 2006 will begin utilizing December 31 as their age determination date. The majority of concerns will surround the fact that a 2015 league age nine (9) year old will be 10 in 2016, 11 in 2017, but in 2018 will effectively be league age 13 and will advance out of the major league division. All players represented within the chart below will all use the December 31 date beginning in the 2018 season.

 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
        2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 9
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 10
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 11
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 12
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 13
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 14
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 15
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 16
1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 17
1997 1997 1997 1997 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 18

 

As stated, with this implementation strategy adjustment the impact on our players will be reduced, with the exception of a marginal impact on players currently participating in the very early stages of their Little League career. Furthermore, our continued focus on fun, fitness and fundamentals at the Tee Ball Division will assist local leagues as they look to provide a smooth transition to the Coach/Machine Pitch divisions of play while still developing a passion for the game as well as focusing on skill development.

5 Ways to Request Your Help to Umpire

Steve Rosenfeld, one of our legendary umpires, has put together 5 different ways to request your help to umpire this upcoming season.  After you find the one that appeals to you, please call Mike Johnson, our Umpire Chief, at 668-5722.

1) The Direct Approach

HELP !!!!  Become a Brandywine Little League umpire.  Call Mike Johnson at 668-5722.

2)  Guilt Trip

We know our children love to play baseball, but they need your help.  The Brandywine Little League needs volunteers to umpire in the Majors Division.  It’s fun, it’s easy, and we will provide training and equipment.  All we ask is that you stop waiting for someone else to do it, step up to the plate, and volunteer for the sake of our children.  You won’t regret it.  Call Mike Johnson at 668-5722.

3) The Hard Sell

Now, for a limited time only, YOU can become a Brandywine Little League umpire.   Yes, we know you’ve thought about it.  We know you’ve wondered whether you could do it.  Well, remove all doubts.  You don’t have to be tall or smart or good looking.  Bad hearing?  That’s a plus.  Bad vision?  Practically a prerequisite.  We will provide training and equipment, all at no cost to you.  It’s fun.  It’s easy.  You will be admired by children of all ages.  People will be focused on your every utterance.  YOU can do it.  YOU can become a Brandywine Little League umpire.  To volunteer call Mike Johnson at 668-5722.

P.S. Call in the next two hours, and we will send you your free booklet on how to be unfailing and all-knowing.

4)  Straightforward

The Brandywine Little League needs volunteers to umpire in the Majors Division next season.  We will provide training, equipment, and support.  It’s fun and easy, and with even a small commitment, you can make a big impact for our children.  Call Mike Johnson at 668-5722.

5) Sarcastic

Do you like getting yelled at?  Want people to question your every decision?  Enjoy being hit by foul balls?   Become a Brandywine Little League umpire.  You don’t get paid, but you get the benefit of being talked about behind your back.  Volunteer now.  Call Mike Johnson at 668-5722.

Make Steve's hard work pay off.  Call Mike Johnson now!



 

BLL is celebrating our League Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods on March 7

Dick’s Sporting Goods will hold a special Appreciation Day for all of our participating players, coaches and family members on Saturday, March 7.  You will receive 20% off your ENTIRE Purchase!  Join us for Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season. 

Everyday Coupon for Dick's Sporting Goods - From 10% to 20% Off