WE ARE NOW HCCYL LITTLE LEAGUE!
We are pleased to announce that HCCYL is now chartered through LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL! This brings many opportunities to our children interested in playing baseball and softball. We are very excited to offer this to our youth. Of course, our charter with LITTLE LEAGUE also brings some GREAT changes that we will benefit our organization, your league, and the youth of our community!
September 18 – SEASON OPENER
October 8-12 – NO PLAY – FALL BREAK
October 15 – FALL TOURNAMENT – LAST WEEK OF PLAY
CHANGE 1: USA BAT STANDARD
All bats must confirm to the new USA Bat Standard. All bats may be subject to inspection prior to the beginning of games to check for the "USA" standard logo. Please make sure that when purchasing your bat, that it has this sticker.
CHANGE 2: CUT-OFF DATE FOR PLAYER AGE ELIGIBILITY
Tee Ball and Instructional Division:
The Age Determination Date for a Little League Tee Ball and Instructional Division player is the actual age of a child as of:
Boys: August 31 or
Girls: January 1
of the current year.
Baseball (Minor, Major and Senior Baseball Divisions):
The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child as of August 31 of the current year.
Softball (Minor, Junior and Senior Softball Divisions):
The Age Determination Date for a Little League Softball player is the actual age of a child as of January 1 of the current year.
These respective dates identify the “league age” as it relates to a player’s eligibility to participate in any of Little League’s divisions of play. Click the link below to access the Little League Age Calculator to help determine your child's eligibility.
CHANGE 3: TEE BALL ELIGIBILITY
We can no longer offer Tee Ball to our 3-year-old players due to liability reasons, according to LITTLE LEAGUE. If your child played tee ball as a 3 year in the Spring 2018, he/she would still be eligible to play in the Fall 2018. HCCYL will not accept any other 3-year-old players going forward. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Tee Ball will be reserved for 4-5 years old players. If you child is 5 years old and you feel the player has the abilities to advance in the Instructional Division. They may do so.
CHANGE 4: INSTRUCTIONAL DIVISION ELIGIBILITY
We will continue to offer the Instructional Division. Players between the ages of 5-6 are eligible to play in the instructional division. A minimum of one year must be played in the Tee Ball division if the player is requesting to be moved up in the Instructional division, but only eligible for Tee Ball. Players meeting the age requirement for Instructional, who have not played Tee Ball, will still be eligible.
CHANGE 5: MINOR BOYS
No changes in this division so far as the age eligibility. Minor Boys will now be renamed “MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DIVISION”.
CHANGE 6: ELIMINATION OF JUNIOR/SENIOR BOY DIVISIONS
We will continue to offer baseball for the same age groups, however, the “naming” of these divisions will be changed to “MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DIVISION”. The major division will consist of players in ages ranging from 9-12 – just as this past spring.
Once the registration period ends and we know how many children we have, the Board of Directors of HCCYL will make a decision on the “split” of the age groups. If no split can occur, then the division will remain as one “MAJOR” Division.
CHANGE 7: MINOR GIRLS DIVISION
No changes in this division so far as the age eligibility. Minor Girls will now be renamed “MINOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL DIVISION”.
CHANGE 8: SENIOR GIRLS DIVISION
No changes in this division so far as the age eligibility. Senior Girls will now be renamed “JUNIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL DIVISION”.
CHANGE 9: SENIOR DIVISIONS ADDED FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
We have added two “senior” divisions for baseball and softball. The player age eligibility for boys is over the age of 13 and for girls over the age of 14. These two divisions will only be available depending on the number of players in this age group that register.
Starting this spring season, the minor girl’s division has decided to begin live arm with our softball players, meaning the girls will be pitching the ball instead of a pitching machine. The rules for the division are currently being worked on to adjust for this kind of play. When we have something set and agreed upon, we will post them. Please understand that this skill takes time to develop and will depend on not just coaches, but players and parents participation to help in the progress of this skill. If any parent has experience coaching live arm, or softball, please contact the league. We are definitely seeking anyone with experience that can help our players further develop their softball skills. Senior girl’s league will continue with live arm as the have the past season. Again, anyone with coaching softball experience please contact the league, Mike Ferrell-senior girl’s coordinator, or Ed Drennan-minor girl’s coordinator.
If you would like to become a corporate sponsor of HCCYL and support a longstanding community tradition in Hopkinsville, click on the Sponsors tab above or click here to access our 2018 Sponsorship Form
HCCYL appreciates your support!
If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact your Division Coordinator. If you are not aware who your Division Coordinator is then please visit our "Contact Us" page.
A big thanks to the Christian County Jail, Jailer Brad Boyd, Captain Brad Hewell and all the volunteers to help make the season a huge success!
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