Welcome to Montgomery Little League - Montgomery, Texas!
Thank You to all of the COACHES and volunteers that came out Saturday for Field Maintenance Day!
SAVE THE DATE - MLL Night at the Bears
Friday, March 4th - 5p.m.
Spring 2016 Team & Individual Photos
will be taken Opening Day 3/5/16
Your Team Mom will pass on the specifics prior to the 5th
RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE!
GRAND PRIZE - 2016 Ford Fusion S
TT&L to be PAID by WINNER
Please click on Raffle Info Page on the left side-bar for disclaimer and other information regarding the raffle
We look forward to seeing you on opening day, March 5th - 10a.m.
Update to the Age Determination Date from Little League Baseball®
Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31.
Why the change?
In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.
This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.
What’s the difference?
In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.
For players born on or before August 31, 2006: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.
For players born on or after September 1, 2006: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.
What’s the impact of this new change to my child?
If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.
If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.
If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.
“After announcing the new age determination date for our baseball divisions in 2014, we have received important feedback from many volunteers and parents,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We continue to work with all our volunteers and our International Board of Directors toward the goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.”
Fall registration is now OPEN!
Please visit our SPONSORS and thank them for supporting our great Montgomery baseball players! Recently, our Jrs/Srs Rangers team made a very special visit to Burger Fresh of Montgomery to personally deliver their thank you plaque.
Thank you Burger Fresh of Montgomery for supporting our Jr/Sr Rangers this season!
THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and advertisers for supporting our players at Montgomery Little League, Montgomery, Texas!
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Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, donors, and contributors and players!
Important bat information - check your bats!
Bat rules apply to all divisions
Intermediate and Junior / Senior Bat Info:
WARNING!! COMPOSITE BARREL BATS MUST HAVE BBCOR STAMP TO BE LEGAL IN INTERMEDIATE AND JUNIOR/SENIOR DIVISIONS!
If you play Intermediate or Junior/Senior and have a bat with a composite barrel without the BBCOR stamp (regardless of the BPF 1.15 stamp), you have an illegal bat! All other, non-composite (alloy) barrel bats (2-1/4" or 2-5/8") must have the BPF 1.15 stamp to be considered legal in Intermediate and Junior/Senior Divisions!
In Little League Major and Minor Divisions, 2-1/4" Composite barrel bats must have BPF 1.15 stamp.
For more information about bat rules go to:
Do you have a comment, suggestion, or complaint for Montgomery Little League or our ballpark? We'd love to hear from you. We want to know how we can improve Montgomery Little League for all of our boys and girls! We need the help of many volunteers to provide the best experience possible for all players. Let us know!
Please visit www.Iheartrylan.com for more information on Rylan Karrer, 10 year old, former member of Montgomery Little League; Rylan is awaiting a heart transplant for his heart condition known as Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. Also visit the American Heart Association at www.americanheart.org.
Current News Releases:
Can you recognize signs of a concussion? You could save a life with a brief, free, online training session:
Heads Up Online Training Course
Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season. Click to follow the link below:
CDC Concussion Online Training
Little League Baseball, Incorporated has a list of illegal bats on their website. Umpires will check bats and if an illegal bat is found, it will not be allowed in games. Legal bats will usually say "Approved by Little League Baseball". However, some bats are outlawed after manufacture so if you are unsure if your bat is legal or not, follow the link below to find a list of illegal bats.
Good Parent/Bad Parent?
What type of parent are you after a game? Click on the link below to read a very informative article that was shared with Montgomery Little League by Coach Brock from Montgomery High School.
Season Notable Dates
In an effort to help you plan your schedule for the Baseball season, please consider the following dates:
- January 13, 2016 - In-Person Registration
- January 15, 2016 - Spring Registration Ends!
- January 23 - 24, 2016 - Tryouts, MP, Minors, Intermediate
- February - Jrs/Srs Registration ends
- February - Jrs/Srs Tryouts - TBA
- February - OPENING DAY CEREMONIES TBA - 10:00a.m. Regular Season Begins
- March - Spring Break (no games during MISD Spring Break)
- April - Team and Individual Photos
- May -Tournaments / All star selection
- May - Closing Ceremonies - cancelled due to rainout scheduling
- June - District & National All-Stars
- July - National All-Stars
- July - Big League Regional Allstars
- August - Fall Registration Begins - August 1st
- September 2 - In-Person Registration (Fire station)
- September 4 - Registration closes
- September 28 - Fall Games Begin
- November 6 - Fall Games End (subject to change)
- November / December - Spring 2016 Registration opens