New Little League Bat Standard for 2018

Testing and evaluating of youth baseball bats has evolved into a science. So much so that the standard has also evolved to where USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States, is adopting a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats that will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), was developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts.

Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity.

What this means for local Little Leagues, and Little League baseball players in the Tee Ball through Junior League Divisions, as well as Little League Challenger Division®, is that all current Little League-approved bats can be used during the 2017 Little League regular season and throughout tournament play, but can no longer be used starting in 2018. All of Little League’s current bat regulations will remain in effect until December 31, 2017. Be aware that this new bat standard effects Little League Baseball only. There are no changes to the bat standard or regulations for Little League Softball®.

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RHLL HANDOUTS, RESOURCES, AND HELPFUL INFO

RHLL MEDICAL RELEASE FORM: required for ALL players and generated from your player registration data. At the beginning of the season, following assignment to a team, your team's manager/head coach will provide you with a copy of the form to review, sign, and return to your team manager.

RHLL PLAYER & PARENT CONCUSSION AWARENESS ACKNOWLEDGMENT:All players 12 and older, and all parents of players younger than 12 must read the concussion awareness information as part of the registration process.

RHLL PLAYER & PARENT CODES OF CONDUCT: documents required of all RHLL players and parents.

GAME PLAY GUIDELINES: guidelines for all levels of baseball play in RHLL:

MANAGER / COACH APPLICATION FORMS AND MATERIALS:

CONCUSSION TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR COACHES AND UMPIRES: All youth sports coaches and referees must complete annual concussion training. This is required by Oregon law that took effect January 1, 2014. Please take this 30-minute online course provided by the Centers for Disease Control. The league is required to have certificates on-hand for all managers, so please complete this training right away. If you have any questions about this law or training, please contact our league safety officer Kami Lemke.

SCHOOL BOUNDARIES MAPS: for all schools falling within RHLL boundaries. Players with home addresses that fall within these boundaries are eligible to play in our league! If your address falls outside RHLL boundaries, please be sure to look into registration with one of RHLL's neighbor leagues at the Oregon Little League District 4 website.

SCOREKEEPING GUIDE: Parents interested in volunteering to be team scorekeeper (AAA & Majors Level) can review this scorekeeping guide for helpful pointers.

UMPIRE APPLICATION:

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LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES:

 
Announcements
  • Post-Season registration is now open!

    Posted May 8, 2018

    Post-Season registration is now open!

    If your son or daughter is interested in playing post-season baseball (All-Stars or Honors), please register ASAP! Roster spots are not guaranteed, but we will do our best to place players on a team as space allows. Raleigh Hills Little League will field a 12 year-old All-Star team and a 10 year-old All-Star team. We will also field one or two Honors teams at the 9-10 year-old level and one or two teams at the 11-12 year-old level. All-Star teams will be selected in order from oldest to youngest, then Honors teams from oldest to youngest. 100% participation is expected when playing post-season baseball. Teams will be announced the first weekend in June. Practices will begin Sunday, June 10th. Fees are $75 for honors and $125 for all stars. If you are interested please register ASAP. Registration deadline is May 25th. 

     Key dates to consider:

    12-year-old All-Star tournament: Starts July 5th (ending around July 14th)

    10-year-old All-Star tournament: Starts June 25th (ending around July 3rd)

    11-12 year-old Honors tournament: June 16th - June 23rd

    9-10 year-old Honors tournament: June 16th - June 23rd