News and Announcements
With new bat standards for baseball set to take effect in 2018, Little League wants to share some gift giving advice with family and friends.
If a new bat is on your baseball player’s wish list, there are some important things you may want to think about before making your purchase this year. Beginning on January 1, 2018, Little League will begin using a new standard established by USA Baseball, and the current 1.15 Bat Performance Factor will no longer be the standard for Little League-approved baseball bats. Baseball bats with the new USA Baseball Standard won’t be commercially available until late 2017, for use in 2018, so, while your Little Leaguer’s current Little League-approved baseball bat will be good through next season, he or she won’t be allowed to use it in 2018.
With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.
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It’s time to start thinking about Spring 2017 Baseball at Poway American Little League. The season may seem a ways off, but tryouts are nearly 60 days away!
Registration is now open here: http://www.pallbaseball.org/forms/12877-PALL-2017-Spring-Registration-Form
Please read about important "FAQ":http://www.pallbaseball.org/organizations/2643/pages/103015 regarding registration and the league.
- Rookies to Intermediate
- Early Registration: $175 per child and $150 each additional sibling
- After Dec 17th- Registration: $200 per child and $175 each additional sibling
- Early Registration: $150 per child
- After Dec 17th- Registration: $175 per child
New to Poway American Little League?
For players new to Poway American Little League (or did not play in the spring 2016 season), age and address verification is mandatory. You can register online at www.pallbaseball.org but you still need to attend a walk-up registration to verify your child’s age and address. Please be prepared to:
- Have at least one parent or legal guardian present
- Provide 3 proofs of residence AND an original or state-certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. Please read this link for acceptable proofs of registration.
- Registration is not complete and your child will not be able to play until age and residency documents are verified.
Below is information for the Parent Meeting/Proof of Residency Verification Walk up Date:
- January 11, 6 pm-8 pm
- Tierra Bonita Elementary MPR, 14678 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway, California 92064
Important Dates to Note:
- December 17 – Early Bird Registration Ends
- January 11 - Registration Ends; Last Walk-Up Address Verification Event
- January 21 - Tryouts for Minor B & above
- February 4 - Meet Your Coach & Team!
- February 6 - Practices Begin
- March 11 - Opening Day
If you have questions about 2017 Spring registration , please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s Play Ball!
Congratulations to the boys and girl in Blue! The Royals capped off a fantastic season last night with an impressive 7-1 victory over the Poway National Majors Pirates to bring the Majors City Championship back to Poway American. The Royals showed why they were the team to beat all season with solid pitching, strong defense, and timely hitting. Way to finish the season!
Congratulations to the Minor B Angels, your 2016 City Champions! Following their Minor B playoff championship last Friday, the Angels dug deep to beat the Poway National Pirates who had only lost one game en route to their own regular season and league playoff championship. The game was tight all the way to the end, demonstrating what some called the greatest pitching ever seen in Minor B. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the 5th, the Angels scored 2 runs to go ahead and they closed it out 1-2-3 in the top of the 6th. Well done Angels! Way to represent Poway American Little League.