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Decertification of Bats

Posted by Lew Lee at May 4, 2018 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Little League International has an information page about the decertification of bats. There is currently one bat listed: Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8. 
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2018 Home Run Leaders

Posted by Lew Lee at Mar 13, 2018 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Regular Season - IndividualRegular Season - Team
1   Darrion Wesley (Cards) 1    
2    Braxton Ryan (Pirates) 1    
3  Antonio Peeples (Cards) 1    
4   0    
5   0    
6   0    
7   0    
8   0    
9   0    
10   0    
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1. (1) Pirates 1  
2. (0) Red Sox 0  
3. (0)
A's 0  
4. (2) Cardinals 2  

PLAYOFFS

TOC's and All Stars

 1 Braxton Ryan 3    
 2  Liam Barrett 1
   
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This mandatory training event on Tuesday, February 27, will be conducted by the Positive Coaching Alliance. MVLL sponsors this annual training to instill the power of positive, double-goal coaching philosophy. The interactive presentation focuses on key issues that we all face out on the field, in the stands and in working with parents.

All managers and coaches (all division) are required to attend this event. Sandwiches will be served. This event engages everyone with insightful discussions, problem-solving, and sharing of ideas. Team equipment and information will be distributed at the end of the meeting. Your division director will be working with you to get your season started.

The event begins promptly at 7:30 pm at the Historic Adobe Building located at Central Expressway and Moffett Blvd (157 Moffett Blvd). Plan to arrive by 7:15 to check-in and receive training material. The facility has a small parking lot. Utilize street parking, Many nearby businesses allow use of their parking lots after their business hours. Watch for tow-away notices. 

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Our second 2018 Spring Baseball Clinic will be held this Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Shoreline Athletic Fields. The playing fields are artificial turf and can be used soon after a rain.

This clinic will focus on pitcher and cather positions fundamentals for 8-12 YO and on throwing, fielding and base running for our 4-7 YO players.. Our clinic will use the latest teaching practices to develop strong baseball fundamentals for players ages 4 to 12 of all skill levels. This clinic is ideal for players who will be joining or returning to MVLL this season.
  • Players will be able to begin their 2018 spring training and will have fun practicing and learning baseball with a great group of kids and coaches
  • Coaches (returning and new coaches) will learn how to teach baseball skills alongside their peers and will help our players accelerate their baseball development
  • Parents will learn more about how to practice with your player at home and discover how to add value at your player's practices using tips on baseball fundamentals

Schedule
(Note 1 - Coaches, players, and parents should arrive 10 minutes before start of time block.)
(Note 2 - Coaches and parents should bring their baseball gloves.)
  • 9 AM - Coaches and interested parents arrive for set-up
  • 9:30 AM - Coaches meeting and training plan
  • 10 - 11 AM (arrive by 9:50 AM): 4 to 7 year-olds (baseball age). Throwing and fielding basics.
  • 11:30 - 1 PM (arrive by 11:20 AM): 8 to 12 year-olds (baseball age). Throwing, infield plays, and outfield plays.
Players should arrive with the following equipment:
  • Baseball glove
  • Cleats (non-metal) or athletic shoes
  • Baseball pants or sweatpants
  • Baseball cap
  • Protective cup (boys)
  • Water
Reminder -  No gum, no seeds, no food, no sports drinks (water is OK) are allowed in the dugout and on the field. 
 
No RSVP needed. See you there! Please send your questions to president@mvll.org.
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New Bat Rule 2018

Posted by Lew Lee at Dec 24, 2017 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
  Little League Bat Resource Page LINK

As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard are implemented.
Little League-approved baseball bats that were in use during the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.

APPROVED BATS MUST BE USED IN ALL LITTLE LEAGUE ACTIVITIES.
IF IT'S NOT APPROVED, IT CAN'T BE USED.

Bats having the USA Baseball Bat marking are now available for purchase from retailers.

Tee Ball bats will not be manufactured with a logo. MVLL will inspect Tee Ball bats used in the league and affix a sticker. Watch for our bat certification event announcements.


Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Click here to find the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.

T-Ball Bats -
Starting on January 1, 2018, all Tee Ball bats in the Little League Baseball Tee Ball program must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program for use with approved Tee Ball baseballs for Little League play. [DO NOT purchase stickers. MVLL will have bat inspection events to affix stickers before the start of 2018 season practices and games.]

Rookie, Farm, Minors, and Majors Bats -
2017: BPF 1.15 marking/ 2-1/4 inch barrel maximum
2018: USA Baseball marking, 2-5/8 inch barrel maximum

Juniors Bats -
2017: BPF 1.15 marking/ 2-1/4 inch barrel maximum
  1) 2-1/4 inch alloy/metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15
  2) 2-5/8 inch alloy/metal barrel (no marking required)
  3) 2-5/8 inch composite barrel with BBCOR stamp


2018:
  USA Baseball marking,
  2 5/8” barrel maximum, and
  NO BBCOR ALLOWED image

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