Last Updated: October 18, 2017
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Registration for Spring 2018 Baseball and Softball
Mark your calendars for this weekend!
1st In-Person Registration Session to be held:
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
@ the Seaford Little League Office located in Seamans Neck Park
Fees: $140 for 1 child and $250 for 2 or more children
First time registrants must bring a copy of their child's or children's birth certificate.
Children between the ages of 4 (must be 4 on or before 8/31/2018) and 16 and enrolled in a school located within Seaford are eligible to register.
*** Online registration is also open ***
Phone: (516) 986-8755
PO Box 1714
Facebook: Seaford Little League
The Seaford Little League is a non-profit organization and has been a charter member in Little League International since 1952
IMPORTANT - New Baseball bats will be needed for the 2018 Little League Season
Baseball Bats approved for use during the 2017 season are NOT approved for use during the upcoming 2018 season. Only newly manufactured USA Baseball-approved baseball bats will be allowed in any Little League competition
2018 Baseball Bat Standard: What You Need to Know-
Starting on January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Standard will be implemented across all Little League baseball divisions and Little League-approved bats will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com. More details, as they become available, will be provided below.
2017-2018 Bat Comparison Chart
Minors & Majors
BPF 1.15 marking/ 2 ¼” barrel maximum
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate (50/70) & Junior
1) 2 ¼" alloy/metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15
2) 2 5/8" alloy/metal barrel (no marking required)
3) 2 5/8" composite barrel with BBCOR stamp
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
NO BBCOR ALLOWED
ALL bats must be BBCOR
ALL bats must be BBC
With the Little League International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.
USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations announced today the decision to adopt a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats. Informed by the research of leading scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee, and supported by its NMOs, -- including the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball -- USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.
The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.
"USA Baseball is pleased, with the support of our participating national member organizations, to announce the USABat standard," said USA Baseball's executive director/CEO, Paul Seiler. "Beginning with the launch in 2018, we will take another step forward in making our game more uniform at the youth level and ensuring the long-term integrity of the game."
Similar to the NCAA and NFHS BBCOR standard, which helped to eliminate discrepancies with different length bats and thus provide a more direct measure of bat performance, the new USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.
There will be no immediate change to youth baseball organizations' bat rules. All bats, currently accepted for the respective leagues, remain permissible through December 31, 2017. Each participating national member organization will incorporate the new standard into their rules for the 2018 season and will begin, with this announcement, to inform their membership of the USABat standard.
Frequently Asked Questions about the USABat standard:
Which national member organizations are implementing this new standard?
Why the change to a wood-like standard?
Why not just use wood bats?
How is the USABat standard different from the BBCOR standard used by the NCAA and NFHS?
Why is USA Baseball involved?
Who were the scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee?
Why wait until 2018?
Is my current bat good for league play?
Is safety the reason for the change?
How will I know which bat to buy?
When can I buy the new bat?
2018 BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AGE DETERMINATION
Keep in mind, your "Baseball" or "Softball" age may not coincide with your actual age. Please first determine your baseball age, then reference this baseball age with the corresponding division. Age breakdowns per division will be determined by Seaford Little League at a later date, prior to the 2018 season.
For more information, visit: http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/September-December/llb-age-determination-date.htm
2018 Little League Age Chart
Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.
Seaford Little League History
The Seaford Little League is looking for any articles, items, photos, etc from the year of when the Seaford Little League was established in 1952 up until the year of 2010. The history of the Seaford Little League is important and we would like to display these items in the Seaford Little League Office at Seamans Neck Park for our youth to see. If you have any Seaford Little League history that you can share with us please email the Seaford Little League- firstname.lastname@example.org We can scan a copy of your article or photo if you want so you can still keep your original. We would greatly appreciate anything that you could share with us.
Click on the Seaford Little League History link in the main menu area which is in the upper left hand on this website to see articles and photos from years past.
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Little League Pledges
Little League Players Pledge
I trust in God
Little League Parent/Volunteer Pledge
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Seaford Little League Code Of Conduct Policy.
SEAFORD LITTLE LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY:
The Seaford Little League will have “zero tolerance” when it comes to the conduct of managers, coaches, players, umpires, parents, and spectators. This policy is to insure that all persons (parents, siblings, players, manager’s, coaches, and umpires) can attend a Seaford Little League function and enjoy themselves without being subjected to individuals that can ruin the enjoyment for all. Coaches must maintain a positive behavior before, during, and after any Seaford Little League function.
In no way are any of the following standards meant to deter coaches from successfully directing their game,nor are any of the rules prohibiting spectators from positively supporting their team.
1. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to suspend, discharge, or discipline any player, manager, coach, umpire, league officer, parent, or other person whose conduct is in violation of Little League International and the Seaford Little League Rules and Regulations. Any unsportsmanlike conduct from any individual can lead to a one game suspension or additional suspended games based on a review of this conduct by the Seaford Little League Board. Unsportsmanlike conduct is considered detrimental to the best interest of our league
2. Profanity and negative comments directed at managers, coaches, players, umpires, other spectators and league officials will result in the immediate removal of the offender. If a spectator(s) are involved, they will be asked to leave the park immediately by any member of the Seaford Little League Board of Directors which is in attendance. If an individual refuses to leave, the game will be stopped and the local law enforcement will be called. The league has the responsibility to manage the facilities in a safe and professional manner and has the authority to remove individuals from the park that create behavior problems that interfere with the safe operation of the facility.
3. Team personnel (managers, coaches and players) that are ejected from a game must leave the playing field immediately and exit the area. Suspended persons will receive an automatic one (1) game suspension. The Seaford Little League Board can add additional suspension of games based on the review of this conduct.
4. Any physical altercations involving spectators, managers, coaches, players, parents, umpires and leagues officials will result in the offender being immediately removed from the area and possible criminal charges filed. Offenders will NOT BE PERMITTED to return to any Seaford Little League game or function for the remainder of the season (including post-season and tournament play) until The Seaford Little League Board reviews the incident.
5. Parents are requested not to communicate excessively with the players during the game. This interferes with the manager and coaches ability to direct the team.
6. The use of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are strictly prohibited at the playing field. All rules and regulations which are posted by the Parks Department must be followed.
7. Parents are NOT allowed in the dugout or bench area during the game. Only players and coaches are allowed in the dugout and bench area
Seaford Little League Text Alert System
For the 2018 season we are again using a text alert system to provide late breaking CRITICAL information to our participants for rainouts and other game delays/cancellations. Anyone with a cell phone can sign up for this FREE service (be aware that your carrier may charge you for the text messages).
If you signed up for the text alert in the past you do NOT need to sign back up again, the text alert system carries over year to year.
To help you with the signup process we have created an illustrated guide which can be downloaded here http://www.leaguelineup.com/seafordll/files/sll_textalerts.pdf
Once you are ready to join our text alert system click this link http://www.leaguelineup.com/myll_home_alerts_landing.asp?addurl=seafordll&addid=62057
Note: The information provided will be used by Seaford Little League ONLY and will not be used for marketing or solicitation purposes.