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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2015 NOW OPEN
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Please use our website where you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about Holland Little League.

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Legion Tryouts for ages 13, and 14-15 start next weekend
01/26/2015
Legion Tryouts for ages 13, and 14-15 start next weekend Only...
NEW Umpire Clinic
01/24/2015
New Umpire Clinic Saturday, February 7th in the Northampton Civic...
2015 Season Registration!
12/29/2014
The 2015 season is fast approaching.  The online registration...
Listserv
12/29/2014
  We are now using a listserv maillist for communicating...
Sponsorship Opportunities!!
12/25/2014
CRHLL relies on our sponsors.  Here is a list of the various...
What's New in 2015???
12/23/2014
  There is so much new information to prepare for in the...
Little League Bat Information (2015)
12/23/2014
  Little League International has assembled an online resource...
2015 Travel Coaches
12/23/2014
  The following are the 2015 Suburban Travel Baseball...
2015 Dates to Remember!
12/23/2014
  The downloadable PDF version of the Dates to Remember can...
Age Changes for 2015
12/22/2014
  There is a lot of new information for the 2015 season....
Expanded Interleague Play for 2015
12/22/2014
  We will be working much closer to our sister league, Northampton Little...
Little League Bat Information (2015)
12/21/2014
    Little League International has assembled an...
TANEY LL MO'NE DAVIS NAMED SI KIDS' 2014 SPORTSKID OF TH
12/16/2014
Click here to read this article.
The Number-one Risk of Arm Injuries: Year-round Play
10/14/2014
From the October 2014 Little League Parent Connection The Number-one...
Can you help us by volunteering??
10/14/2014
To all Holland Baseball Families:   We hope everyone had a...
New scoreboards!
05/25/2014
Holland Little League has purchased and installed 3 scoreboards at...
 
Legion Tryouts for ages 13, and 14-15 start next weekend

Legion Tryouts for ages 13, and 14-15 start next weekend


Only need to attend 1 of the 2 tryouts for the corresponding age group...  
All tryouts are at the George School.

February 1, Legion Prep (13yo) Tryout 1 of 2, 9:00am - 11:00am
February 1, Jr. Legion (14-15yo) Tryout 1 of 2,11:00am - 1:00pm
February 7, Jr. Legion (14-15yo) Tryout 2 of 2,  6:00pm - 7:45pm
February 7, Legion Prep (13yo) Tryout 2 of 2, 7:45pm - 9:
30pm


by posted 01/26/2015
NEW Umpire Clinic

New Umpire Clinic

Saturday, February 7th in the Northampton Civic Center From Noon - 2:00 PM Ages 13 and above.

To participate in the above, please contact Skip Reichert at


by posted 01/24/2015
2015 Season Registration!

The 2015 season is fast approaching. 

The online registration system is NOW available!
Click HERE to register. 

Our walk in registration dates are set and listed in a separate article, and also on our Dates to Remember document.

 


by posted 12/29/2014
Listserv

 

We are now using a listserv maillist for communicating our larger email distributions like our regular newsletters and other notifications.  You can manage your subscription by clicking on the blue LISTSERV button near the top right of our home screen.

 


by posted 12/29/2014
Sponsorship Opportunities!!


CRHLL relies on our sponsors.  Here is a list of the various opportunities for you to assist us with our youth program.  If you would like to discuss any options, please contact Jason Dunn, or 267-980-0464.

 

Click here for a link to our sponsorship form.

To pay for a sponsorship or make a donation online, please click here.
 

Associate Sponsor
3 Available
$2,900.00/each
Includes:

  • 1 outfield sign
  • 1 banner ad on website with links. (alternates all 3)
  • 1 team sponsor
  • Logo on social media pages with links

Team Sponsor
30 Available
$350.00/each
Includes:

  • 1 team sponsor
  • 1 scrolling ad on the website (includes all sponsors)
  • Logo on social media pages with links

Outfield Sign Sponsor
$500.00/sign
Includes:

  • 1 outfield sign (5’ x 8’)
  • 1 ad on our sponsor page of the website
  • Logo on social media pages with links

Scoreboard Sponsor
2 Available
$1,750.00
Includes:

  • 1 outfield sign
  • 1 ad on our sponsor page of the website
  • Logo on social media pages with links

Webpage ad
Unlimited
$75.00
Includes:

  • ad on the sponsor page of the website.

Table space on Super Saturday / Sunday
FREE (only available to paid sponsors)
Includes

  • 1 self supplied table for self promotion

by posted 12/25/2014
What's New in 2015???

 

There is so much new information to prepare for in the 2015 season, you can find it below, or download this article as a PDF here.

 

News for the 2015 season
Updated 12/23/2014

 

AGE CHANGES
Little League, as an organization, recently announced that by the 2018 season the date range for all players will change to the calendar year (from the current May 1-April 30).

From Little League International: “The original purpose of the new age determination date was to align Little League with the International Baseball Federation.  As baseball works to be reinstated into the Olympics, aligning our efforts with the International Baseball Federation positions Little League for growth internationally and assists with baseballs efforts to become a global game.”

In an effort to minimize the impact, guidelines have been issued to transition the children for this switch.  Those that are younger (9 and below) will be impacted this upcoming season.


What does that mean for me as a player this upcoming spring season?

  • If your child who was born prior April 30, 2005 then there will be no impact.  The old date ranges will still be in effect.

Clarification: If your child played in as a 9 year old last season (AAA league) or older, then he/she will advance to the next traditional age group.

  • If your child was born in 2006 or later, than his/her age and league placement will be based upon their age of their birthdate in the 2015 calendar year.

Clarification: This means that the mix of kids within each league at age 9 and below will change slightly.

  • If you child was born from May 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005 and played AA as an older 8 year old last year, you will be considered as a “Low 10” in our program for 2015.

Clarification: “Low 10” children will play in a new, very popular “Continental League” which Northampton is bringing back by public demand, after a one-year hiatus.

Please see the age chart for the upcoming season to determine where you child fits.

Please Note:  Suburban Travel has not changed its date ranges (May 1-April 30) for this upcoming season.  Exact age groups are listed later in this document.

Please always refer to our website for the latest information and updates.


INTERLEAGUE PLAY
As a result of the age changes and declining enrollments we will have less teams.  We are going to be playing interleague with Northampton all year around, at all age groups (T-Ball and up).  Games will be played at a Holland or Northampton field.  We will be playing as if we are all one big league.  For the age groups that have championships, there will be only one winner – either a Holland team or a Northampton team, not one at each Little League.


LEAGUES/TEAM CHANGES
National League: We will be reducing the National League down to 3 teams.  The Phillies and Dodgers will be combined into the Dodgers (Manager is Brendan Malone).  We will also have the Pirates (Manager is Skip Reichert) and the Giants (Manager is Max Twer).  NEW: The National League will be made up of only 11 and 12 year olds.  NL players must sign a commitment letter in order to play.  More information is included later in this document. We are discussing the possibility of having 11 & 12 year old American League players able to be called up by either Holland or Northampton.

American League: Depending on the number of registrations, we plan to reduce this league down to 3 teams, but not likely more than 4 which is down from last year’s 5 teams.  The Yankees will no longer be a team in the AL.

Continental League: New this year is the Continental League.  This league is less competitive than the American League. 

All of the other leagues are further explained later in this document.

COMMITMENT FORMS
New for this year is a requirement to sign a commitment form for both the National League and for any travel teams (8 and up).  If you register for either of these programs, you will have to turn in a signed commitment form at the tryouts.  Any returning NL players must also sign and return the appropriate form.


PROGRAM FEES
The 2015 fee schedule is below:

T Ball League (5yo) $125
Bambino League (6yo) $140
Rookie League (7yo) $140
A League (8yo) $140
AA League (9) $160
Majors (10-12) $175
Jr Little League (13-14) $185
Sr. Little League (14-16) $185
Sr. Babe Ruth (17-18)  $275 ****
    (Selected 16 year olds)
Suburban Travel (7-15) $180 ****
American Legion Prep (13) $325 ****
Junior American Legion (14-15) $325 ****
Sr. American Legion (16-18) $325 ****
 

Family Maximum Fee $425
****Not Included In Family Maximum Fee


REFUND POLICY
Prior to March 1, families may receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED  MARCH 1 OR BEYOND.


BIRTH CERTIFICATES
All players must have a copy of their birth certificate on file.  This is not required to start off the season, but the player agent will contact all families who do not have one on file to make sure we get them.


DATES TO REMEMBER
A list of Dates to Remember for 2015 is posted on the website.  This list will be updated often with the most recent information always available online.


REGISTRATIONS
Online registration will be available near the end of December.  Check the website periodically.  Additionally, there will be two walk-in registrations:

  • 1/3/15 at D1 Baseball Academy, 1:30pm – 6:00pm.  This will be an open gym time and registration.  Information about D1 can be found at http://www.d1baseballacademy.net/
     
  • 1/21/15 at St. Leonard’s Clubhouse 7:00pm – 9:00pm.


Paper applications online that can be downloaded and mailed in will also be available soon.
 

SCOREBOARDS
All three fields at St. Leonard’s complex have been outfitted with new scoreboards for the 2015 season!

 

AGE/LEAGUE OPTIONS

MINORS (Ages 4 – 9)
 

T-Ball League (Age 4 & 5)
Birthdate 6/1/09-12/31/10)
Program Fee: $125
All 4 ½ & 5 year old players must play in this league. This league stresses instructional play and teaches basic rules. All players bat in a perpetual batting order with equal playing time in the field.  The "Incrediball" is used to lower the chances of injuries.  Games will be played during the week and on Saturday mornings.

Bambino League (Age 6)
Birthdate 1/1/09-12/31/09
Program Fee: $140
Our second level of Baseball. "Outs count" at this level. The first few games of the season are T-Ball. The remainder of the season the players bat against coach pitching.  All players bat in a perpetual batting order with equal playing time in the field. Games will be played during the week and on Saturday morning along with scheduled practices during the week.

Rookie League (Age 7)
Birthdate 1/1/08-12/31/08
Program Fee: $140
Players bat against coach pitching the entire season.  All players bat in a perpetual batting order.  Scores are not kept. Games will be played during the week and on Saturday along with scheduled practices during the week

"A" (Age 8)
Birthdate 1/1/07-12/31/07
Program Fee: $140
The first third of the season is coach pitch, the second third of the season has the coach and player alternate innings pitching, while the remainder of the season is entirely player pitch.  Scores are not kept during the regular season.

"AA" (Age 9)
Birthdate 1/1/06-12/31/06
Program Fee: $160
"AA" league is to prepare players for next year, Majors: Continental or American League.  The first third of the season has the coach pitching through the line-up once and the players pitching the balance of the game, while the remainder of the season is entirely player pitch.  Players will be selected through an evaluation and draft.  Playoffs will be played at the end of the season.

MAJORS (Ages 10,11,12)
A small percentage of players will be drafted into the National League.  All the remaining players will be eligible for the American League.  After the American League team rosters are filled, the remaining players will be invited to an evaluation for the Continental League.

Age Low 10 (Birthdate 05/01/05-12/31/05)
Age 10 (Birthdate 05/01/04-4/30/05)
Age 11 (Birthdate 05/01/03-04/30/04)
Age 12 (Birthdate 05/01/02-04/30/03)
Program Fee: $175


National League (Ages 11 & 12 ONLY): This is a very competitive league where the players are selected after a tryout. Parents and/or Players must sign a commitment form in order to play in the National League.  Play in this league will be on the expanded field (50’ mound and 70’ base distance).  All players will be selected through an evaluation and draft. Standings will be kept, and play-offs will follow after the season.

American League (Ages 10-12): This league is a little less competitive than the National League. It prepares a player for the possible move to the National League the following season.  A “Low 10” year old may only play in this league as long as he/she is drafted by the end of the 3rd round. Play in this league will be on the 46/60 field.  All players will be selected through an evaluation and draft. Standings will be kept, and play-offs will follow after the season.

Continental League (Ages 10-12): Less competitive than the American League, this league consists of 10, & 11 year old players who were not selected for the American or National League and 12 year olds who specifically request to play in this league or who do not attend an American/National League try-out.  12 year olds may not pitch in this league.  All players will be selected through an evaluation and draft. Standings will be kept, and play-offs will follow after the season.


SENIORS
Junior Little League (Ages 13-14):
Age 13 (Birthdate 05/01/01-04/30/02)
Age 14 (Birthdate 05/01/00-04/30/01)
Program fee: $185

This league is for the 13 year old players as well as those 14 year old players who may not want to play in the more competitive environment of the 14-16 year-old Senior Little League. The program will offer the players an opportunity to try different positions on the 90-foot field. All players will bat and play the field every game. The league will play against teams from other organizations. Standings are kept with playoffs at the end of the regular season.

Senior Little League (Ages 14-16):
Age 14 (Birthdate 05/01/00-04/30/01)
Age 15 (Birthdate 05/01/99-04/30/00)
Age 16 (Birthdate 05/01/98-04/30/99)
Program fee: $185

This is a competitive league.  Playoffs will be played at the conclusion of the regular season. Seven inning games are played.

Senior Babe Ruth
Ages 17-18
Program Fee: $275

A player who turns 16 prior to December 31, 2015 may play in this league by invitation only. This is a wood bat league. There are no playing time requirements, but from past experiences, our managers have given players plenty of playing time. This league plays a 20+ game schedule, starting in May, against teams from Northampton and the surrounding areas.

Prep Legion (Age 13) & Junior Legion (Ages 14 - 15):
Age 13 (Birthdate 05/01/01-04/30/02)
Age 14 (Birthdate 05/01/00-04/30/01)
Age 15 (Birthdate 05/01/99-04/30/00)
Program Fee: $325

These are competitive travel programs that play teams throughout the surrounding area. There are tryouts in March and the season runs until June with a tournament to decide the champion. Players on these rosters will not play in our in-house program.

American Legion (Ages 16 - 18):
Age 16 (Birthdate 1/1/99-12/31/99)
Age 17 (Birthdate 1/1/98-12/31/98)
Age 18 (Birthdate 1/1/97-12/31/97)

Program Fee: $325

This is where the best players participate in the most competitive baseball in the area. American Legion players are not permitted to play baseball in other leagues during the season. The season starts in May after high school ball is over and runs until July.

Age 19 and up: There are a couple of options for players who are 19 and up.  Please check out the Northampton Baseball website for more information, http://www.crnorthampton.com/

Suburban Travel Baseball League (Ages 7-15): Suburban Travel provides those youngsters who wish to compete at a higher level than the in-house program the ability to play additional games on Friday nights and Sundays.  Players (8-15) must sign a commitment form in order to play in this league.

7yo Travel (5/1/07 – 4/30/08)
8yo Travel (5/1/06 – 4/30/07)
9yo Travel (5/1/05 – 4/30/06)
10yo Travel (5/1/04 – 4/30/05)
11yo Travel (5/1/03 – 4/30/04)
12yo Travel (5/1/02 – 4/30/03)
13yo Travel (5/1/01 – 4/30/02)
14/15yo Travel (5/1/99 – 4/30/01)

Program Fees: $180

*************************

There is a family maximum fee of $425.
The following programs are NOT included
in calculating that family maximum:

Sr. Babe Ruth (17-18)
Suburban Travel (7-15)
American Legion Prep (13)
Junior American Legion (14-15)
Sr. American Legion (16-18)


by posted 12/23/2014
Little League Bat Information (2015)

 

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.


by posted 12/23/2014
2015 Travel Coaches

 

The following are the 2015 Suburban Travel Baseball League coaches:

7YO - Brendan Malone -
8YO - Cary Pirone - 
9YO - Kevin Haimovitz -
10YO - Mike Minko -  
11YO - Ed Camp -
12YO - Skip Reichert -
13YO - pending team
14/15YO - Tim Feoli -

 


by posted 12/23/2014
2015 Dates to Remember!

 

The downloadable PDF version of the Dates to Remember can be found by clicking here.


by posted 12/23/2014
Age Changes for 2015

 

There is a lot of new information for the 2015 season.  Here is one of many:

Little League as an organization recently announced that by the 2018 season the date range for all players will change to the calendar year (from May 1-April 30 ).

From Little League International “The original purpose of the new age determination date was to align Little League with the International Baseball Federation. As baseball works to be reinstated into the Olympics, aligning our efforts with the International Baseball Federation positions Little League for growth internationally and assists with baseballs efforts to become a global game.”

In an effort to minimize the impact, guidelines have been issued to transition the children for this switch.  Those that are younger (9 and below) will be impacted this upcoming season.

What does that mean for me as a player this upcoming Spring season...
-If your child who was born prior April 30, 2005 then there will be no impact.  The old date ranges will still be in effect.

---Clarification:If your child played in as a 9 year old last season (AAA league) or older, then he/she will advance to the next traditional age group.

-If your child was born in 2006 or later, than his/her age and league placement will be based upon their age of their birth date in the 2015 calendar year.

---Clarification:This means that the mix of kids within each league at age 9 and below will change slightly.

-If you child was born from May 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005 and played AA as an older 8 year old last year, you will be considered as a “Low 10” in our program.

---Clarification: “Low 10s” will play in our new (and Northampton's very popular) Continental League which Northampton is bringing back, by public demand after a one-year hiatus.

* Please see the Age chart for the upcoming season to determine where you child fits.

** Please Note:  Suburban Travel has not changed its date ranges (May 1-April 30) for this upcoming

Much more information will be coming out on this, and other changes!


by posted 12/22/2014
Expanded Interleague Play for 2015

EXPANDED INTERLEAGUE PLAY 2015!

 

We will be working much closer to our sister league, Northampton Little League, in 2015!

Teams from each organization will be playing interlocking schedules.  For those divisions with playoffs, there will be one champion between both leagues.  “Home” games for a team may be played at either a traditionally Holland or Northampton field location.  Divisions will be formatted identically and will play under the same rules.

We are taking steps, like every other youth sport in Northampton Township to follow the one league model and have the kids that intermix in the schools do so also on the fields.


by posted 12/22/2014
Little League Bat Information (2015)

 

 

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.


by posted 12/21/2014
TANEY LL MO'NE DAVIS NAMED SI KIDS' 2014 SPORTSKID OF TH

Click here to read this article.


by posted 12/16/2014
The Number-one Risk of Arm Injuries: Year-round Play

From the October 2014 Little League Parent Connection

The Number-one Risk of Arm Injuries Continues to be Year-round Play

By Dr. James Andrews

If baseball is to continue to be “America’s Pastime”, we need to make sure that prevention of injury becomes a number one priority. There is no question that Little League® International is working hard to keep our young athletics healthy. From my perspective, there is no youth baseball league that has done more to promote youth baseball as a safe and healthy sport, particularly Little League’s executive staff, along with the rest of the Little League International Directors.                                                 

To continue reading this article, go to this link


by posted 10/14/2014
Can you help us by volunteering??

To all Holland Baseball Families:
 
We hope everyone had a great summer and is back in full swing of the new school year! 
We are beginning to plan for next year and now is the time when we look for people who are interested in assisting the league in a volunteer capacity.  Volunteering in your community is a rewarding experience for you as a person.  The CRHLL is a volunteer league and the more people that are involved the better the experience our kids would have.  Without the help of parents and volunteers, there is no CRHLL.
 
Consider joining our league for the upcoming 2015 season.  Listed below are our opportunities:
 
·         Board volunteer (please reply before 10/24/14)
·         Committee member (Various positions, Finance, Fundraising, Winter Clinics)
·         Concession stand (Adult volunteer to oversee teenagers work)
·         Apparel sales (volunteer for Opening Day & Super Saturday)
·         Fundraising (League Social, Capital Improvement etc.)
·         League Commissioners (T-ball, Rookie, AA, AAA, Minors, Majors, Junior LL and Senior LL)
·         Super Saturday (Picture day and kids blow-up obstacle courses)
 
If interested please email crhll@crhll.com as soon as possible.  

Please keep in mind that we will be asking for coaches at a later date in a separate email, not at this time.
 
Thank you for your continued support of Holland Baseball!


by posted 10/14/2014
New scoreboards!

Artist's Rendering

Holland Little League has purchased and installed 3 scoreboards at the St. Leonard's complex.

We will be working on various fundraisers to offset this cost, as well as looking for sponsors to appear on the scoreboards.  Giant has already sponsored one of the three.  If you are interested, or know anyone who may be interested, please let us know (email us at  .

Thank you for your continued support of CRHLL!

 


by posted 05/25/2014
Field Status
Big Meadow 60' Field - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
Big Meadow 90' Field - Holland CLOSED (11/20) 
Holland Middle - 90' - Holland TBD (1/28) 
Holland Middle - Grass - Holland TBD (1/28) 
Holland Middle - Skinned - Holland TBD (1/28) 
St. Leonard's - Cage 1 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
St. Leonard's - Cage 2 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
St. Leonard's - Cage 3 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
St. Leonard's - Cage 4 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
St. Leonard's - Field 1 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
St. Leonard's - Field 2 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
St. Leonard's - Field 3 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
St. Leonard's Tee Ball 1 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
St. Leonard's Tee Ball 2 - Holland CLOSED (11/21) 
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