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Little League Parade 2018

     Our annual parade is Saturday April 21st at 11:00.  The parade kicks off at Jefferson school at 11:00am sharp, and will conclude at the Rockland High school stadium for a brief opening ceremony. Players are to be in full uniform including hat but may wear sneakers instead of cleats. Please approach Jefferson school via Crescent street as Market street will be closed. You can drop your children off at the James street entrance to the school and they will be directed where to go.  The drop off times are as follows:

10:00am All Coaches

10:10am Jr. League

10:20am Majors/Minors

10:30am Farm/Sandlot

Upon drop off please stay with your team and coach.

 

After the parade there will be a brief ceremony at the High School.  Following the ceremony, scrimmage games will be played at the Spring street fields commencing at 1pm so we encourage everyone to come down for lunch.  We will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and Sausages.

Our official league schedule will begin on Monday April 23rd.

We look forward to seeing everyone along the parade route! Please refer to the website for any updates and/or changes to the schedule. We at Rockland Little League as always appreciate your support.

Finally, let's play ball!!

 


Bat Rules 2018

 

Bat Rules

Updated as of February 15, 2018

Rule 1.10 – Baseball

 The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).

 Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Bats meeting the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard may also be used in the Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League divisions. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.

 Tee Ball:

 Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26″ and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.

 NOTE: Approved Tee Ball bats may also be used for Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Minor Divisions only with the use of approved Tee Balls.

 Minor/Major Divisions:

 It 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.

 NOTE 1: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

 NOTE 2: Approved Tee Ball bats may also be used for Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Minor Divisions only with the use of approved Tee Balls.

 Senior League:

 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). 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 with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

 


2018 Baseball registration

The 2018 Little League registration is now open. Congratulations to those of you who took advantage of our early savings in January. The cost of registration is now $130 per player ($75 Sandlot), with a family cap of $250.  Please take notice that this price will be effective until March 3rd. After March 3rd, the cost for registration will be $145 per player, ($90 Sandlot), with no family discount offered.   As a reminder, registrations this year will be done online, and payment is due at the time of registration.

We will provide one walk up registration on March 3rd at the Middle school with hours to be provided at a later time. We hope that you take advantage of the last opportunity to save that will be provided. Thank You, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

 


Snack Shack Coordinator

 

     We are currently looking for someone to be our Snack Shack Coordinator for the Spring 2018 season. The snack shack coordinator is responsible for scheduling coverage and recruiting volunteers for our baseball shack. You will oversee the daily operation of the shack and be the ambassador of happiness!!  It's a great way to give back and help put a smile on the face of our little leaguers! Anyone interested in the position, please email Kevin Lewis at Kevinlewis411@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Games
Apr 26
Major League
PRACTICE ROCKLAND NATIONALS
5:45pm
PRACTICE ROCKLAND PHILLIES
5:45pm
Minor League
Batavia Muckdogs @ Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
6:00pm
Wilmington Bluerock PRACTICE
6:00pm
Sandlot League
Apr 27
Major League
ROCKLAND PHILLIES @ ROCKLAND DODGERS
5:45pm
ROCKLAND NATIONALS @ ROCKLAND A'S
5:45pm
Minor League
Trenton Thunder @ Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
5:45pm
Fort Wayne Tincaps @ Wilmington Bluerock
5:45pm
Farm League
Cardinals @ Cubs
6:00pm
Apr 30
Major League
ROCKLAND PHILLIES @ ROCKLAND NATIONALS
5:45pm
ROCKLAND A'S @ ROCKLAND DODGERS
5:45pm
Minor League
Wilmington Bluerock @ Batavia Muckdogs
5:45pm
Fort Wayne Tincaps @ Trenton Thunder
5:45pm
Farm League
Cardinals @ Indians
6:00pm
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