Granby Little LeagueP.O. Box 115Granby, CT 06035

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East Granby/Granby Little League

 

Welcome to Granbeast Little League!  Below is information regarding our baseball program.  Please see below for an overview of our baseball program, the divisions, and player assessments.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of East Granby/Granby Little League is to provide a safe, instructional and fun environment for our children to learn the values of sportsmanship, teamwork and respect.  We will complete this by:

 

VISION STATEMENT: To build character, courage, and loyalty in all our athletes and become the model Little League program in the state of CT.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of East Granby/Granby Little League is to provide a safe, instructional and fun environment for our children to learn the values of sportsmanship, teamwork and respect.  We will complete this by:

·        Inspiring performance and improvement on the field

·        Lead thru personal baseball and softball successes and failures

·        Educating our youth to be responsible with the talent given them

 

PHILOSOPHY: The philosophy of our program is more akin to a recreation league than a “travel” team where players have to try out to qualify to play in the league.  To that end, our primary focus is on the development of our players, while providing a fun and safe atmosphere. However, we also strive to ensure that as our players move into the more senior leagues, we provide a level of play that is challenging and competitive for players that hope to continue in baseball/softball in the future.  We accomplish this by focusing on learning the basics and having fun in t-ball, farm, and AA, which are considered our instructional levels.  At AAA, we add some additional skills and begin to keep standings, thus introducing a competitive component to the sport.  Majors is the last year on the smaller little league diamond for baseball, and in both baseball and softball, this is our most competitive year.  However, we always put skill development, teamwork, and having fun before competition.

  
EGLL Baseball Requirements:

·        Baseball is open to both boys and girls.

·        We have programs for players from age 4-15
 

Key Contacts:

Please reach out to the league commissioners directly with any questions or concerns.  For escalation please reach out to either the Baseball Player Agent or VP of Baseball.

Name

Role

Mobile

Email

Matthew Ryan

VP Baseball

860-258-9558

matthew.ryan@axaxl.com

Bill Hallam

Baseball Player Agent

860-806-5043

Billhallam16@yahoo.com

TBD

Commissioner – Majors

 

 

TBD

Commissioner – AAA

 

 

TBD

Commissioner – AA

 

 

Kristin Ryan

Commissioner – Farm

 

 

Kristin Ryan

Commissioner – Tball

 

 

Danielle Waite

Commissioner - Sluggers

 

 

 

Baseball Age:
To determine your child's baseball age, please use the Age Chart on our Documents tab or click HERE.
 

Division Overview - BASEBALL
 
Sluggers (age 4):

·        Sluggers is our introductory program for both players and parents.

·        Players must be age 4 as of 4/1 to play Sluggers.

·        Sluggers play/practice 1X per week.

T-Ball (ages 5-6):

·        Players can expect to play 1 or 2 years of T-Ball.

·        Players must be age 5 as of 8/31 to play T-Ball.  Younger players may register if their parent is willing to volunteer as a coach.

·        All 5-year and 6-year olds who have not previously played EGLL will be placed in T-Ball regardless of whether they have prior baseball experience.

·        T-ball has typically has 1 practice and 1 game per week


Farm (ages 7-8):

·        Farm is our coach or machine pitch league

·        Players can expect to play 1-2 years in Farm.

·        Players who are age 6 who played EGLL T-ball previously can request to be placed in Farm.

·        Farm typically has 1 practice and 1 game per week


Minors (ages 8-11)

·        Minors Baseball is our developmental league

·        Players can expect to play 2-3 years in Minors.

·        Minors consists of two divisions AA and AAA.

·        Minors teams are formed by a draft.  We do not accept player/coach placement requests.

·        All players must attend our annual Baseball Assessments.

·        Players who are age 7 who played EGLL Farm previously can request to be evaluated for Minors Baseball.  They will be eligible for the Minors draft based upon player skill, player safety, and overall team composition.  If they are not eligible, they will automatically be placed in Farm.

·        Players who are 8 will be placed in AA.

·        The majority of 9-year olds will play AA.  A small number of players age 9 with AA experience will be evaluated to determine if they are eligible to be drafted in AAA.

·        Minors typically have 2-4 practices or games each week.

·        AAA plays a number of out of town games in area towns.

 

 
Majors (ages 11-12):

·        Players can expect to play 1-2 years at Majors.

·        Majors’ teams are formed by draft.  We do not accept player/coach placement requests.

·        All 12-year olds will be placed in Majors. 

·        Remaining spots will be filled by 11 and 10-year olds based on ability.  Any 11 or 10-year old who has prior AAA experience and would like to be eligible to play in Majors MUST attend evaluations.  If an 11 or 10-year old does not attend the evaluations he/she will not be eligible to play in majors. 

·        Majors typically have 4+ practices or games each week.

·        Majors plays a number of out of town games in area towns.

 

Juniors (ages 13-15):

·        Juniors is the first step on a regular baseball diamond

·        Players can expect to play 1-2 years at Juniors.

·        Assessments and drafts will be executed if warranted

 

Challenger Division

 

 

 

Baseball Assessments
Baseball assessments will take place in March to allow league officials to determine the best placement of each player.  Assessments help the league put together fair, safe and balanced teams.  Below are guidelines on who should attend assessments:
 
5, 6, and 7 year olds – N/A
Evaluations are only for players 8-years old and older who are looking to play in Majors/Minors baseball.  Younger players may not attend evaluations.  A 7 year old who has played at least one season in Farm baseball with EGGLL should contact the Vice President of Baseball if they wish to be considered for Minors. 

8, 9-Year olds

·        All 8 year olds will play AA.

·        The majority of 9-year olds will play in AA.  Some 9-year olds will be drafted to play in AAA.

·        Any 9-year old who has AA experience and would like to be eligible to play in AAA MUST attend evaluations.  If a 9-year old does not attend the evaluations he/she will not be eligible to play in AAA.

 
10-Year Olds

·        The majority of 10-year olds will be placed in AAA.  If needed some 10 year olds may be eligible for the Majors draft. 

·        Any 10-year old who has AAA experience and would like to be eligible to play in Majors MUST attend evaluations.  If a 10-year old does not attend the evaluations he/she will not be eligible to play in Majors.

 
11-Year Olds

·        Each season the number of 11-year olds who will play in AAA varies.  Some 11-year olds will be drafted to play in Majors.

·        Any 11-year old who has prior AAA experience and would like to be eligible to play in Majors MUST attend evaluations.  If an 11-year old does not attend the evaluations they will not be eligible to play in majors.