It's Tournament time and Volunteers are needed to support our HOME games!! We have games starting for the AL and the NL this weekend, please sign up where you can help. Games cannot start until all positions are filled, so your help is very much needed and appreciated! All Tournament game volunteers will receive a free hot dog and drink from the conecession stand.
Job and their descriptions - Check in the table under the tent
Field prep and clean up: Prepare the field for play and drag the field post-game.
Pitch Counter: Keep track of the number of pitches thrown by each pitcher. There will be an official sheet used to track pitches at the table under the tent.
Announcer: Announce players/play music/make it fun. The announcer will use the PA system at the table under the tent. Announcer script will be at the table.
League representative: Must be a board member.
Scorebook keeper: Keeps the official book/sits with league rep. Official score book will be at the table under the tent.
Important news for parents looking to purchase baseball bats for 2017. Little League and USA baseball are implementing a new standard (USABat) for bats at the youth levels next year in 2018. This standard will create wood-like performance in youth bats, which is less than the performance of current bats on the market.
Please know all of the current legal composite / metal / aluminum bats available in the stores today will not be legal in 2018. Bats that are regulated by the new USABat standard will be available to purchase by September 1st, 2017.
Through 2017, Little League will require the use of a 2 1/4 inch diameter barrel on all of their bats for youth baseball players. Starting 2018 , the new USABat standard will allow for bats with either a 2 1/4 inch or 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter (as long as they carry the new USABat stamp). One thing to keep in mind, however, is the sweet spot will be much smaller on the new bats than the sweet spot on the current big barrel bats available on the market.
USSSA Baseball (NVTBL Travel Baseball) will not be affected by the USABat standard, so bats will still be produced with the USSSA BPF 1.15 certification. Little League will require the USABat "Stamp" certification.