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2018 RHLL SPRING REGISTRATION STATUS – 2/20

Registration for AA, AAA, & Majors Baseball Divisions is closed.  If you are interested in playing in these divisions, send us your player’s name and birthdate to rhllemail@yahoo.com and we will place you on our waitlist.


Majors Softball has been extended to February 25th or until full ).  All other divisions remain open per the schedule on our calendar. 

PLEASE GO TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE TO READ ABOUT ALL INFORMATION RELATED TO RHLL REGISTRATION

http://rochesterhillslittleleague.org/registration/

2018 RHLL CALENDAR, PLEASE CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW

2018 RHLL CALENDAR v 1.1

NEW BATS REGULATIONS

UPDATE TO USABat STANDARD

Junior League

In addition to using bats approved for Little League play based on the USABat Standard, players in these two divisions can also choose to use bats that have been approved and appropriately certified using the BBCOR standard. All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

Attention RHLL Parents, Managers and Coaches,

One of the cornerstones of playing Little League Baseball is to provide kids with an opportunity to develop their baseball skills in fun and safe atmosphere.  Safety has always been is a very high priority and many of the LL rules have safety in mind.  Little League has decided to implement the new USA Baseball Bat Standard as of 1/1/2018.

The immediate impact of adopting this new standard is all Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

Please reference this link for complete information from Little League on this topic

 http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm?utm_source=Rules%20Page&utm_campaign=Rules%20Page&utm_m
edium=bat%20info%20link

This rule has a great financial impact on RHLL as we will have to buy new bats for each equipment bag that is provided to each team.  Out standard in previous years was to provide 2 bats in each bag.  In 2017, RHLL had 70 teams so if that number remains the same, we would have to purchase 140 bats if we decide to provide 2 bats per bag.  Once we calculate the cost for these bats, we will have to determine the impact on our 2018 budget.  Our normal action when we have increased costs is to increase player fees.  The RHLL Board would prefer not to raise fees to cover this cost. 

A suggestion was made at our last board meeting to create a separate initiative to circulate this need for money to fund the new bats to our RHLL families and local businesses in the area.  If successful in this fund-raising venture, we can avoid significant rate increases. 

If anyone feels they can help us acquire these funds from sponsors in the area, please contact Tim Perkins, tperkins.xcesscapital@gmailcom

Thank You,

Rochester Hills Board of Directors