Last Updated: January 22, 2017 

The 2017 Baseball and Inaugural Softball Seasons are Here!!!

South Mountain Little League (SMLL)

2017 Registration - Our 46th Year



Where:                       Fridays at the Shafer Park Community Center-Boonsboro, MD

                                    Saturdays at the American Legion–Boonsboro, MD

When:                         Two Fridays  - February 3rd and 10th

Two Saturdays – February 4th and 11th

Time:                          Fridays from 6 PM to 8 PM

                                    Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM


$ 50 Player Fee + $ 50 Raffle Tickets* + $ 100 Concession Deposit**

T-Ball $ 25 Player Fee + $ 50 Raffle Tickets* + $ 100 Concession Deposit**


What to Bring:

1.  Original Birth Certificate – that will be reviewed and returned immediately.

2.  Completed forms (Registration, Medical Release, Model Release, and Parent Code of Conduct).

These forms can be found on the SMLL Website –

3.  School Enrollment Form completed by your child’s school (preferred and the easiest for you) OR three (3) proofs of residency dated or covering the period from 2/1/16 to 2/1/17.  NEW Little League rules require one (1) from each of the three new categories.  The School Enrollment Form and additional information on proofs of residency can be found on the SMLL Website.

4.  Boundary Map with an X and your initials indicating your residence.  This form can be found on the SMLL Website.

5.  Separate checks or payment for:

      a.  Player Fee + Raffle Tickets

      b.  Concession Deposit

Please note:  Registration will not be accepted until all of the aforementioned documents and payments are presented.

*  Raffle Tickets will be distributed at registration.  You will be reimbursed for payment of your tickets by selling them.

** Parents are required to work one (1) four (4) hour shift/game for each player.  Once the required shift(s)/game(s) have been worked, your Concession Deposit check or cash will be returned you.  In the event you do NOT complete your full concession shift(s), your Concession Deposit check or cash will be deposited in the SMLL account.


QUESTIONS? or payment arrangements: Contact Ernie Harr, 2017 SMLL President, (301) 828-7342 or



Note: This program is not affiliated in any way or sponsored by the Washington County Public Schools.

Diamonds Winter Workout Baseball Camp

Diamonds Baseball Camp is the longest running baseball camp in the region, serving  boys and girls 8-18 , in high level baseball instruction. The camp features top area high school and college coaches , with instruction, drills  and preseason preparation in hitting, fielding and throwing.
Place: St James School athletic complex
Dates. 4 sessions  Sunday's Jan. 22, 29, Feb 12,19. Snow date Feb 26
Times:  12:30 - 2:30 pm
Cost: $150  ...$275 for 2 from same family
Camp Info, staff roster, and registration:
Questions - Fred Kreiger @.


TrueAP Winter Training Program

SMLL has partnered with True Athlete Performance to offer a Winter speed and agility training program at a significant discount! Programs are available for athletes ages 8-10; ages 11-13; and ages 14-18, regardless of sport!
TrueAP is a leader in sports performance training. Workouts will address every aspect of athleticism, including speed, agility, power, mobility, explosiveness, reaction, and conditioning.
All families save 25% with promo code: smll
Sessions offered Thursday/Sunday starting on Thursday, January 5th!
Email for additional training options including: team-specific, sport-specific, small group (2-5 athletes), individualized.



Softball Update:

Crampton Field has been skinned, leveled, and contoured and with the installation of the pitching rubbers ready for Softball this coming 2017 Season.  The last heavy rain showed the field drains beautifully - no flooding or puddling!



Call for Managers and Coaches:

President Ernie Harr is soliciting Manger and Coach candidates for the following Little League Division Teams for the upcoming 2017 Season:

Baseball - T Ball, Minor Coach Pitch, Minor Player Pitch, Major, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior
Softball - T Ball, Minor Coach Pitch, Minor Player Pitch, and Major


Please let me know if you are interested in returning and/or being considered for a Manager and/or Coaching position for the upcoming 2017 Season at your earliest convenience via e-mail at

Free Manager and Coach Training and Development Opportunities:

Again, this year, the SMLL Board is requiring that all Managers and Coaches attend at least one (1) training session.  This requirement is easy to satisfy and the following are the currently scheduled FREE and very good sessions being offered by Little League District 1 this coming Season that would satisfy that requirement.  I highly recommend these sessions and attended all of these in the past and will be attending all this year, as well.  I look forward to seeing many of you at these sessions.  Below are the dates and locations, which are set.  The times and other logistics will be provided in the near future.
1.  Rules Clinic - Begins, Tuesday February 7, 2017 (Note: This is a multi-session clinic).  Known as the Denny and Dave Show, it goes through the Little League rules for both Baseball and Softball.  It will be held at the Hagerstown Church of Christ, 19644 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21742.
2.  Managers and Coaches Training Major League - Saturday February 25, 2017 (Note: This is a single session training).  Rick Carter is the instructor again this year.  It will be held at the Broadfording Church, 13523 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
3.  Managers and Coaches Training Minor League - Saturday, March 18, 2017 (Note:  This is a single session training).  Rick Carter is the instructor again this year.  It will be held at the Broadfording Church, 13523 Braodfording Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Available supplemental resource:
Little League University .  This resource offers a myriad of learning and training resources for Managers and Coaches and parents at all Little League Division levels.  You need to register and registration is FREE.  I use this resource frequently and find it easy to use and always informative.



Upcoming Events:

1.  Pre-Registration February 2 through 5, 2017.
2.  Try-Outs March 2 through 8, 2017.


3.  Draft Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM.



Please support South Mountain Little League through the Amazon Smile program.  To participate in this program, you just have to open Amazon using the link provided below or the Amazon Smile logo and designate South Mountain Little League as your charity of choice.


Be sure to search for South Mountain Little League


Once completed, South Mountain Little League will receive a donation from Amazon in the amount of .5% of any purchases you make using the Amazon Smile URL.  The Amazon Smile program is completely free to you and the league, so this is a great way to support the league by doing something that you are already doing!




2016-2017 Board of Directors are as follows:

Andy Atkinson

Ben Basford

Heath Burker

Jamie Burton

Chad Coulter

Stefanie Coulter

Ted DeBaugh

Ernie Harr

Kevin Hutchinson

Steve Johnson

Chris Lucas

Steve Mohl

Clint  Pereshuck

Debbie Stanfield