Welcome to the 2018 Danville Little League season! On behalf of the board, thank you for registering, volunteering and supporting the league again this season. We are looking forward to another fun, competitive year. Our registration is right where we expected it to be. In fact, we added a 10th Majors team to accommodate a larger-than-usual number of 11 and 12 year old players. We'll have Majors games at Osage just about every day between March 1 and June 1.
The on-field part of our 2018 schedule starts this week with tryouts for 9-12 year olds. Our Majors, AAA, and AA drafts are scheduled for Saturday 1/27. Tryout dates for upper division Intermediate, Juniors, and Seniors teams are in January as well. Registration is still open for our younger divisions until 2/15. Rosters for those teams are published in late February and early March. It's also not too late to register to coach or umpire. And we're always recruiting team and league level sponsors. If you have a small business in Danville and want to advertise on our jerseys or Osage fences, register here.
We're getting lots of questions about the change LLB is implementing for bats. We will continue to share details on those new requirements and why LLB is making the change. If you haven’t decided what size or are confused about the new bat requirements, we will have several bats of different sizes available to examine and use at this week's tryouts.
Keep an eye on our league calendar for upcoming board meetings as well as umpire, player, and safety training dates. We anticipate grass fields opening around March 1, weather permitting. And, looking ahead to the season, we have a few new things planned this year with Dick's Sporting Goods in Dublin, our social media pages, and regular Friday evening player training sessions at Osage. This year's Carnival and Challenger division games will be on Sunday 5/6. And we'll have our usual Little League Days with the Giants (Sunday 4/8) and A's (Sunday 4/22).
I am looking forward to a great season. Thanks again for your support. Any questions or suggestions, let me know.
Please see below for important dates for our TBall, Rookie, Farm and Single A Divisions...
Single A - Registration will be closed on 2/1/18. Please register and pay by 11:59pm on 1/31/18. Teams will be formed and players notified mid February.
Farm, Rookie, TBall - Late fee will be added to all regisrations on 2/1/18. Registration will close on 2/15/18. Please register and pay by 11:59pm on 2/14/18. Teams will be formed and players notified early to mid March.
Follow this link to register: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?org=DANVILLELITTLELEAGUE.NET
We are still looking for Managers and Coaches in these Divisions. If you are interested please follow the link below to register. No prior experience necessary! We will provide you tools and training needed!
Big Al Clinic - please see attached flier. This clinic is free for all Managers, Coaches, and Parents.
Date: January 27, 2018
Location: Dougherty Valley High School,
10550 Albion Road
San Ramon (click for map)
Times: 8:30 - 12:00 for those coaching/parents ages 4-8
DLL Volunteers - We rely solely on Volunteers to make or League continue to run as smoothly as it does. Once your player is assigned to a team, your Manager's will be calling on you to help out with the Team Duties. LLB requires a Volunteer Form and Background Check be completed by a minimum of 6 people per team. Take this opportunity now to fill out and mail in your Form, along with a copy of your current Driver's License or Government Issued ID for the address below. You will be all set to go when your player's season begins!!
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your try out time for check-in.
Check-in table will be located near the 1st base dugout of Field #2.
*If you are a returning 12 year old already on a Majors Team you do not attend tryouts. You will be eligible for All Star/Post Season play.
Important tryout info:
For the upcoming Danville Little League tryouts DLL has purchased several of the new USA approved baseball bats.
These will be available for the kids to use during the tryouts. We have several sizes that will be available. Any bat your player used last season should not be brought to try outs.
If you haven’t decided what size or are confused about the new bat requirements this will be a good opportunity for the parents and the players to take a look at the new Little League approved bats.
Try Out and Draft Guidelines :
·A Player who participates in tryouts may be drafted to a team in the Highest Division Allowed for their age. If they are not drafted to a higher division team at the start of the season, they are eligible to be promoted during the season if a spot becomes available. They are also eligible to participate on Post Season All Star teams
·Any player that does not tryout will not be allowed to be drafted, and will be blindly assigned to a team (also known as a hat pick) within the Lowest Division Allowed. They are not eligible to be promoted during the season, and they may not eligible for Post Season teams.