Blast Ball, A and AA Ball Update

UpdatedThursday April 1, 2021 byMichael Guilfoyle.

Note new time for spring baseball clinic!

With the Majors and AAA drafts now complete, the league is now gearing up for the AA, A and Blast Ball seasons.

  • Managers Needed for AA Division
  • Spring Clinic for 6 and 7-year-old players this Thursday
  • AA & A Draft
  • Blast Ball
  • Free Baseball Equipment
  • Safety Briefing

MANAGERS NEEDED FOR AA
We need your help! No parents have volunteered yet to manage teams at the AA level. AA is a combination of kid-pitch and coach-pitch. You need not be a baseball expert to manage a team, rather enjoy teaching kids new skills. If you would like to manage and provide to your son or daughter a rewarding baseball experience – or have any questions - please reply to this email. The time commitment is only one evening per week and a game on Saturdays. The league will provide support (practice plans, etc.) to anyone who manages this year. 

SPRING BASEBALL CLINIC FOR 6 & 7’S
This Saturday, April 3,  from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Deerfield Park Baseball Field, the league will hold a spring clinic for all of the 6 and 7-year-old players who are playing this season. (Any 8-year-old players who missed the Skills Evaluation are also welcome to participate). Please have your son or daughter bring a baseball mitt and wear a protective cup.

AA & A DRAFT
The draft for the AA and A Divisions will be held this Saturday afternoon. Players will be assigned to teams by Monday and your team manager will contact you by Tuesday. 

BLAST BALL
Blast Ball will tentatively start on Sunday, April 18. To encourage social distancing, the league may have two divisions for Blast Ball held at different locations on Sunday afternoons. Additional details will be shared by April 11. (There is no draft for this Division). Blast Ball players will need a baseball mitt; the league will have on-hand the remainder of the gear needed.

FREE BASEBALL EQUIPMENT
SLL Board member Joe Porrazzo secured a grant for brand new baseball equipment for families in need. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact Joe in confidence at jporrazzo79@gmail.com to inquire about free baseball gear. 

SAFETY BRIEFING
Last season, the league implemented a number of safety protocols amid the COVID-19 public health situation. Most of those protocols will remain in effect for this season until state or federal health officials advise otherwise. The league will provide an overview to parents and families sometime next week- please keep an eye on your email for a link to a Zoom meeting.