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ALL GAMES AND PRACTICES ON ALL FIELDS ARE CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5TH:

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:00PM

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6TH:

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
FONSECA PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7TH:

FARM SOFTBALL:
ADINOLFI PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
KENYON VS WEST BABYLON @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
CRAWFORD VS WEST BABYLON @ PHELPS LANE FIELD #2 @ 8:00PM
SCHMITTBERGER VS BABYLON @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN TIGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN MARINERS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 9:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN VS LINDY AMERICAN RAYS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 10:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN RANGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN ROYALS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 11:00AM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN METS VS LINDY AMERICAN BLUE JAYS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 12:00PM
LINDY AMERICAN YANKEES VS LINDY NATIONAL #2 @ KIENLE FIELD TBALL FIELD @ 12:30PM
LINDY AMERICAN ASTROS VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 1:30PM

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ KIENLE FIELD @ 12:30PM

FARM SOFTBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN VS NORTH BABYLON @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 3 @ 1:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
KENYON VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ KIENLE FIELD @ 2:30PM

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER VS BABYLON @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 1 @ 5:30PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
SCHMITTBERGER VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ KIENLE FIELD @ 4:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
WYATT VS BABYLON @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 3 @ 9:00AM
FONSECA VS WEST BABYLON #2 @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 1 @ 9:00AM

SUNDAY OCTOBER 9TH:

NO GAMES SCHEDULED.

MONDAY OCTOBER 10TH:

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM:
3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

TBALL BASEBALL:
RAYS AND RANGERS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (INFIELD) @ 5:30PM
TIGERS AND ORIOLES PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (LEFT FIELD) @ 5:30PM
MARINERS AND ROYALS @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (RIGHT FIELD) @ 5:30PM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
ASTROS AND BLUE JAYS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (INFIELD) @ 6:30PM

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS & KENYON @ BATTING CAGE @ 6:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
SCHMITTBERGER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:30PM

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11TH:

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN METS VS LINDY AMERICAN YANKEES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
CRAWFORD VS NORTH BABYLON @ PHELPS LAND FIELD #4 @ 6:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
WYATT VS FONSECA @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:00PM

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12TH:

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:00PM

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13TH

FARM BASEBALL:
CURREN VS WEST BABYLON @ PHELPS LAND FIELD # 1 @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS VS BABYLON BLACK @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
SCHMITTBERGER VS AMITYVILLE @ PHELPS LANE FIELD #3 @ 6:00PM
CRAWFORD VS NORTH BABYLON (46/60) @ PHELPS LANE FIELD #4 @ 6:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
FONSECA PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH:

MINOR BASEBALL:
KENYON VS BABYLON ORANGE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM
LINDY NATIONAL VS NORTH BABYLON @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH:

HOMECOMING DAY FOR LINDENHURST FOOTBALL @ THE HIGH SCHOOL_

FARM SOFTBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN VS LINDY NATIONAL @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 3 @ 3:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER VS LINDY NATIONAL @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD #1 @ 5:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
WYATT VS COPIAGUE #1 @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 1 @ 11:00AM
FONSECA VS NORTH BABYLON #1 @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD #1 @ 1:00PM

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16TH:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN RAYS VS LINDY AMERICAN MARINERS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 12:30PM
LINDY AMERICAN ROYALS VS LINDY AMERICAN ORIOLES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 1:30PM
LINDY AMERICAN RANGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN TIGERS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 2:30PM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN BLUE JAYS VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ KIENLE TBALL FIELD @ 10:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN ASTROS VE LINDY NATIONAL #2 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 11:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN YANKEES VS LINDY AMERICAN METS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 3:30PM

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 9:00AM

MONDAY OCTOBER 17TH:

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM:
3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

TBALL BASEBALL:
RAYS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (LEFT FIELD) @ 5:30PM
TIGERS AND ORIOLES PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (INFIELD) @ 5:30PM
MARINERS @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (RIGHT FIELD) @ 5:30PM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
ASTROS AND BLUE JAYS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (INFIELD) @ 6:30PM

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS & KENYON @ BATTING CAGE @ 6:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
SCHMITTBERGER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:30PM

TUESDAY OCTOBER 18TH:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN ROYALS VS LINDY AMERICAN RANGERS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN METS VS LINDY AMERICAN YANKEES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:30PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
CRAWFORD vs NORTH BABYLON @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (50/70) @ 6:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
WYATT PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19TH:

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:00PM

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20TH:

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN VS LINDY NATIONAL @ PHELPS LANE FIELD # 4 @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS VS NORTH BABYLON @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
FONSECA PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21ST:

FARM SOFTBALL:
ADINOLFI PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
KENYON VS WEST BABYLON @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
CRAWFORD VS BABYLON @ PHELPS LAND FIELD @ 4 @ 8:00PM
SCHMITTBERGER VS WEST BABYLON @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22ND:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN TIGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN RAYS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 9:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN RANGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN ORIOLED @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 10:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN ROYALS VS LINDY AMERICAN MARINERS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 11:00AM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN BLUE JAYS VS LINDY AMERICAN YANKEES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 12:00PM
LINDY AMERICAN METS VS LINDY NATIONAL #2 @ KIENLE TBALL FIELD @ 12:30PM
LINDY AMERICAN ASTROS VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 1:30PM

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 3:00PM

FARM SOFTBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN VS BABYLON @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 3 @ 1:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER VS WEST BABYLON @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD #1 @ 5:30PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
SCHMITTBERGER VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
WYATT VS WEST BABYLON #2 @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 3 @ 9:00AM
FONSECA VS LINDY NATIONAL @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD #1 @ 1:00PM

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23RD:

NO GAMES SCHEDULED

MONDAY OCTOBER 24TH:

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM:
3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

TBALL BASEBALL:
RANGERS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (LEFT FIELD) @ 5:30PM
TIGERS AND ORIOLES PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (INFIELD) @ 5:30PM
MARINERS @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (RIGHT FIELD) @ 5:30PM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
YANKEES AND METS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (INFIELD) @ 6:30PM

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS & KENYON @ BATTING CAGE @ 6:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
SCHMITTBERGER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:30PM

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25TH:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN RAYS VS LINDY AMERICAN MARINERS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN BLUE JAYS VS LINDY AMERICAN ASTROS @ TOWN HALL TUREF FIELD @ 6:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
WYATT PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
CRAWFORD VS SCHMITTBERGER ON TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (50/70) @ 6:00PM

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26TH:

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:00PM

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27TH:

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
FONSECA PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28TH:

FARM SOFTBALL:
ADINOLFI PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 6:00PM

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN TIGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN ORIOLES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 9:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN MARINERS VS LINDY AMERICAN RANGERS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 10:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN RAYS VS LINDY AMERICAN ROYALS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 11:00AM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN BLUE JAYS VS LINDY AMERICAN METS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 12:00PM
LINDY AMERICAN ASTROS VS LINDY NATIONAL #2 @ KIENLE TBALL FIELD @ 12:30PM
LINDY AMERICAN YANKEES VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 1:30PM

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN VS LINDY NATIONAL #2 @ KIENLE FIELD @ 12:30PM

FARM SOFTBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN VS NORTH BABYLON @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD # 3 @ 1:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
KENYON VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ KIENLE FIELD @ 2:30PM

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER VS WEST ISLIP @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD #1 @ 5:30PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
CRAWFORD VS LINDY NATIONAL @ KIENLE FIELD @ 4:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
WYATT VS WEST BABYLON #1 @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD #1 @ 9:00AM
FONSECA VS COPIAGUE #2 @ SAWYER AVENUE FIELD #3 @ 9:00AM

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30TH:

NO GAMES SCHEDULED.

MONDAY OCTOBER 31ST:

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM:
3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

TBALL BASEBALL:
RAYS AND RANGERS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (INFIELD) @ 5:30PM
TIGERS AND ORIOLES PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (LEFT FIELD) @ 5:30PM
MARINERS AND ROYALS @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (RIGHT FIELD) @ 5:30PM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
YANKEES AND METS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (INFIELD) @ 6:30PM
ASTROS AND BLUE JAYS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (LEFT FIELD) @ 6:30PM

FARM BASEBALL:
CURRAN PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS & KENYON @ BATTING CAGE @ 6:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
SCHMITTBERGER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:30PM

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1ST:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN RANGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN ROYALS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
CRAWFORD PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (50/70) @ 6:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
WYATT PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2ND:

MINOR SOFTBALL:
MUELLER PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
LUTGENS PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 7:00PM

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3RD:

MAJOR SOFTBALL:
FONSECA PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 8:00PM

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH:

FARM SOFTBALL:
ADINOLFI PRACTICE @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 6:00PM

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN ORIOLES VS LINDY AMERICAN MARINERS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 9:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN RANGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN RAYS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 10:00AM
LINDY AMERICAN TIGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN ROYALS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 11:00AM

PEEWEE BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN ASTROS VS LINDY AMERICAN BLUE JAYS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 12:00PM
LINDY NATIONAL #1 VS LINDY NATIONAL #2 @ KIENLE TBALL FIELD @ 12:30PM
LINDY AMERICAN YANKEES VS LINDY AMERICAN METS @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 1:30PM

MINOR BASEBALL:
KENYON VS LINDY NATIONAL #1 @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 3:00PM

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6TH:

NO GAMES SCHEDULED

MONDAY NOVEMBER 7TH:

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM:
3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH:

TBALL BASEBALL:
LINDY AMERICAN TIGERS VS LINDY AMERICAN ORIOLES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD @ 5:30PM

MAJOR BASEBALL:
CRAWFORD VS SCHMITTBERGER @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD (50/70) @ 6:00PM

END OF FALL SEASON.

HELLO TO ALL;

WE HOPE THAT YOUR ALL HAVING FUN THIS SUMMER.

IT’S TIME FOR FALL BASEBALL REGISTRATION.

HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE DIVISIONS.

https://secure.leaguepilot.com/go/3460

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SEPTEMBER. WE ARE OFFERING ALL DIVISIONS IN BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL.

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM = $ 50.00
TBALL BASEBALL = $ 75.00
PEEWEE BASEBALL = $ 75.00
FARM BASEBALL = $ 155.00 (DIVISION IS FULL, WAIT LIST ONLY AS OF 09/01/2022)
FARM SOFTBALL = $ 155.00
MINOR BASEBALL = $ 155.00
MINOR SOFTBALL = $ 155.00
MAJOR BASEBALL = $ 165.00
MAJOR SOFTBALL = $ 165.00

FARM BASEBALL IS IN A WAITLIST STATUS AS OF 09/01/2022. ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR FARM BASEBALL WILL BE PUT ON A WAIT LIST AS OF TODAY.

ALL OTHER DIVISIONS ARE OPEN.

IF YOU SIGN UP FOR A DIVISION, AND IT IS IN WAIT LIST STATUS, WE WILL HOLD YOUR REGISTRATION TO SEE IF WE CAN CREATE ANOTHER TEAM. IF WE ARE NOT SUCCESSFUL, AND WE CANNOT PLACE YOU WITH ANOTHER TOWN, WE WILL REFUND YOUR PAYMENT.

TBALL AND PEEWEE WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 17TH.
FARM, MINOR, AND MAJOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL WILL START THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17TH.
THE CUTOFF FOR REGISTRATIONS WITHOUT A LATE FEE IS SEPTEMBER 6TH


HELLO TO ALL:

THE SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR D34 HAS ENDED..

SEE POSTING FOR FALL REGISTRATION.

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Posted by Jason Peckholdt at Mar 31, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

     
 

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM OUTLINE:

  • Start each session with Introductions
  • End each session with Breakfast and feedback from parents
  • May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th                
  • Run 4 Rotations around the field
    • Separate Players into 4 groups
    • Fielding, Hitting, Throwing and Base Running (details attached)
    • Rotate each station every 10 mins
    • End Session with run around the bases, target throw game, or preparation for the All Star Game

                        Lindenhurst American Little League

         LINDY SLUGGERS BREAKFAST AND BASEBALL

All players please arrive 10 minutes prior to start time

All boys must wear protective gear – Please have players wear jersey and hat each week

All games/practices will be 45 minutes with breakfast served at the end of each session

VP 3YO/PW/Farms  - Rob Guarini – 631-220-3783 – call or text with any questions                                       

For additional information please contact LALL:

Phone Number:  1-855-LINDY-BB     Web Site: www.lindyamerican.com   E Mail: lindyamerican@aol.com

 

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Posted by Robert Pacheco at Mar 28, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Little League Baseball and Softball

Dear District and League Officers,

The safety and well-being of all participants in the Little League® program is paramount. The Little League Child Protection Program is a diverse effort by Little League Baseball and Softball to help create a safe and healthy environment for its Little Leaguers. As adults, we want to ensure that the young people playing in the Little League program can grow up happy, healthy, and above all, safe. Whether they are our children or the children of others, each of us has a responsibility to protect them.

In 2018, the "Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017" went into effect by the Federal Government. Generally referred to as the SafeSport law, this national law makes it a crime for an individual involved in a national governing body sports organization, including Little League, to ignore, or not report to law enforcement, any reason to suspect an act of child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.

SafeSport

Beginning immediately, Little League International and all local Little League programs must adhere to the following requirements from the SafeSport Act:

1- Reporting of Child Abuse, including sexual abuse involving a minor, to the proper authorities.

• All volunteers of a local league are now mandated reporters and could face criminal charges if the league chooses to ignore, or not report to the proper authorities, any reason to suspect an act of child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.
• Local leagues must be aware of the proper procedures to report sexual abuse in their state. Please reference LittleLeague.org/ChildAbuse

2- Leagues must adopt a policy that prohibits retaliation on "good faith" reports of child abuse.

3- Leagues must adopt a policy that limits one-one-one contact with minors.

4- Leagues are highly encouraged to complete the Abuse Awareness training provided by USA Baseball and SafeSport.

The new requirements that are necessary to comply with SafeSport are already included in the Child Protection Program Policy. Leagues should verify that they have reviewed the policy and have the document readily available for any volunteers. Little League International will be continuing to work to provide additional resources, educational materials, and supporting documents to make the adoption of these SafeSport requirements as easy as possible for our volunteers.

As a reminder, background checks are mandatory per Little League Regulation 1(c) 8 & 9. Leagues must conduct a background check on all board members, managers, coaches, umpires, and other volunteers or hired workers who provide regular service to the league and/or who have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. A local Little League program must conduct a nationwide background check and a search of the National Sex Offender Registry utilizing JD Palatine or another provider that is comparable to JDP in accessing more than 450 million background check records.

If there is ever a question about the Little League Child Protection program or the new SafeSport Federal Law, please contact Little League International at 570-326-1921 or support@littleleague.org.

As always, thank you for your dedication and service to Little League International.

Sincerely,

Little League International

 

In 2018, the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017” became Federal law. The mission of the U.S. Center for Safesport is to make the athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture. All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct, or any form of emotional or physical abuse. Education and awareness are the most critical components to creating safe and respectful sporting environments, free of abuse and harassment.

Little League Baseball has always strived to create a safe and healthy environment for all Little Leaguers and their families. There are certain requirements from the SafeSport Act that Little League International and all local little league programs must adhere to.

  • Reporting of Sexual Abuse involving a minor to the proper authorities
    • All volunteers of a local league are now mandated reporters and could face criminal charges if the league chooses to ignore, or not report to the proper authorities, any witnessed act of child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours.
    • Local leagues must be aware of the proper procedures to report sexual abuse in their state. Please reference LittleLeague.org/ChildAbuse
  • Leagues must adopt a policy that prohibits retaliation on “good faith” reports of child abuse
  • Leagues must adopt a policy that limits one-one-one contact with minors
  • Leagues are highly encouraged to complete the below Abuse Awareness training provided by USA Baseball and SafeSport

ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

https://www.littleleague.org/player-safety/child-protection-program/safesport-resources-parents/

National Level

There are resources on reporting child abuse available at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s website:

http://www.childwelfare.gov/responding/reporting.cfm 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s website also contains a list of child abuse reporting telephone numbers for each state and includes links to each state’s child welfare agency website.

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/can/reporting/

This link provides access to the U.S. Department of Health web pages on mandatory reporting across all 50 states:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/state/

Below is a link from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on how to report suspected child abuse:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/reporting/how/

There is a national child abuse reporting hotline, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with crisis counselors and a nationwide database of emergency, social service and support resources to help and guide any person deciding whether or not to make a report of child abuse:

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD
1-800-422-4453

 

 

 

 

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