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2015 Spring Baseball Registration - Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

2015 MALL SPRING BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

On-line registration is the best way to get your child signed up and is easy to do using the Registration link at the left. .  If you have any questions, there are a number of discussion points related to registration on the website under FAQs.

If you are experiencing problems with the on-line registration system, please visit the FAQ or try a different browser (Internet Explorer v. Firefox v. Google Chrome v. Safari etc.)

The following divisions will be played this spring:

 

Based on “League Age” (See Note "c" below)

Division

Ages

Cost (b)

Notes

T-Ball

4 to 6

$125

Instructional

Machine Pitch

7-8 (also 6,9)

$160

Instructional (a)

Minor American

8-9 (also 7,10)

$210

Kid Pitch (Entry Level)

Minor National

10-11 (also 9)

$210

Kid Pitch

Intermediate

12-13 (also 11)

$210

50/70, Open Bases

13 - 16 Combo

13 to 16

$210

 

         

MALL has changed the divisions being offered in order to better develop kids for kid-pitch baseball.   We have eliminated the Senior Machine Pitch division which was previously geared toward 8 year olds.  We are now offering an entry level kid-pitch division (Minor American) for 8 & 9 year olds.  Separately, we will have a mid-level kid-pitch division (Minor National) for 10 & 11 year olds.   As such, 9 year olds will not be facing 11 year old pitchers as part of their first kid pitch baseball experience.   

 

We will allow kids to play up-or-down a division based upon their skill assessments (see below).  For example, 9 year olds are slotted to the Minor American division, but may be allowed in the Minor National division if they assess high enough that the division commissioner approves it.  Older players may be allowed to “play down” a division under a similar scenario.  This is reflected parenthetically in the above age groups. Please use the "Special Requests" section of the on-line registration if you want your child to play in a division other than the ones for which he has been slotted. 

  • (a) The Machine Pitch division is mainly for League Age* 7-8 year olds, but is also available to League Age* 6 or 9 year olds that want to play in the division.   This division is considered “instructional”, so wins/losses and standings are not tracked by the league.  There will be a competitive single-elimination tournament at the end of the season. 
  • (b) There is a $10 early registration discount through 1/18/2015.  There is a $10 discount for each additional sibling registered. 
  • (c) League Age computation: For birth year 2006 and thereafter, league age is computed as the child's age as of 12/31/2015.  For birth year 2005 and earlier, league age is computed as the child's age as of 4/30/2015.

Teams will be formed in the instructional T-Ball and Machine Pitch divisions based upon friend requests, coach requests, common schools and neighborhoods.  Teams will be formed in all competitive (kid pitch) leagues based on skill assessments and a draft by the team managers. 

Opening Day & Carnival - Scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2015

Skill Assessments for Competitive Divisions are scheduled as follows: (REVISED)

  • Intermediates: Thursday 2/19 at 6:30PM
  • Minor National: Tuesday 2/17 at 6:30PM
  • Minor American: Wednesday 2/18 at 6:30PM
  • General (for those unable to make their day): Saturday 2/21 at 9:30AM
  • (Note: 2/19 & 2/20 are possible rain dates for the week)

MALL requires all players in a kid pitch division to participate in skill assessments. Player baseball skills will be evaluated by team managers and league representatives in order to be placed in the proper division and subsequently drafted by a team. 

If you cannot show up on your assigned date, please plan to attend the "General" assessment on Saturday 2/21.  As a last resort, please attend any ONE of the dates if none of the others will work.  Assessments should take approximately 90 minutes.  We may revise the schedule based on the weather forecast as that week approaches.  Any schedule changes will be emailed and posted on the www.MALLBall.org home page.  

 

 

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Updated Aproved Bat List for 2014 - Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014

  

The attached link to Little League website shows bat rules and a list of all the approved bats.  Here you will find a continually information.  It will serve as the official list to determine if a bat will be allowed for use in all divisions of play.

 

MALL Board

 

Click on "read more" for access to link to Bat Resource page)

 

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Click below for direct access to 2013/2014 Licensed Bats Listing

http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2014LicensedBatList.pdf

 

We've also put together a guideline for picking the proper-sized bat for younger children.

Bat Selection Guide

 

 

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