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Lynchburg Little League

Minors - Player Pitch

SEASON

Pre-season (practice) typically starts mid-March. Regular season typically starts in early late March or early April and runs through May. Post season tournament normally starts around June 1st.

GAMES

Each team plays 12-16 games per season. Usually two games per week.

Games played during the week start at 6 PM.

Game length is typically 1 hour 45 minutes and consist of 6 innings.

PRACTICE

Practice occurs as much as three days week prior to the season with usually one practice per week during the season. Practice schedules vary from team to team based on the requirements of the manager.

UNIFORMS

LLL provides a game jersey, and cap. Parents must provide socks and rubber baseball cleats.

PLAYING EQUIPMENT

Parents must provide ball glove and bat. (See our bat size chart for guidance on choosing a bat).

TEAM

Teams usually consist of 12 players, a volunteer manager, two volunteer coaches, and a volunteer team parent. Teams are selected via a draft in early March after a player skills assessment clinic (TBD).

PHILOSOPHY

To continue to teach the basic fundamentals of baseball.

VOLUNTEER WORK/FUND RAISING

LLL is an all volunteer organization.We need everyone’s help! Parents are expected to serve a minimum of one shift of concession stand duty and keep the scoreboard and scoreboard. The team manager will assign these duties to you.

8/9/10 YR OLD MINOR LEAGUE - PLAYER PITCH FAQ’s

Q: Do you keep score, and are there umpires?

A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. League standings are kept to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games. There is a home plate umpire and each manager from the previous game umpires at first and third.

Q: What size field do they play on and where is the field?

A: All games are played on a regulation Little League field with a grass infield and grass outfield. Fields are located at Miller Park. Bases are 60’ apart and the pitcher mound is 46’ from home plate.

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?

A: Not unless they are drafted on to that team. In this age group, player’s skills are evaluated in a skills assessment clinic. Then a draft is held.

Q: Can I manage or coach a team?

A: Yes, if positions are available. If you would like to serve as a coach please note that on your child’s spring registration form. Also please email [email protected]. All managers and coaches must be approved by the Lynchburg Little League Board of Directors.

Q: Will my child get to play all the time?

A: Probably not all of the game, but our rules require the manager to play each child at least 50% of each game.

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?

A: LLL is an all volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer.  Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with pictures and opening day ceremonies, helping with post-season tournaments, and working in the concession stand to name just a few of the many ways to help support LLL.

Q: Why a draft? Sounds pretty serious.

A: A draft is the best way to evenly spread the various skill level of players throughout the league. LLL holds a player skills assessment clinic. Each child is required to swing a bat and run to first base, field a ground ball and catch a fly ball. The player’s skills are assessed and the manager then decides what child he would like to draft in the various rounds of the draft.

Q: What is the difference between the Major League and the Minor League?

A: The Minor League serves the same purpose here at LLL as it does in Professional baseball. It provides a venue for the player that is still refining his baseball playing skills and may not quite be ready for the next level of play.

Contact

Lynchburg Little League Baseball

PO Box 11913 
Lynchburg, Virginia 24506

Email: [email protected]

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