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#1 Jeremy

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 08:46 PM

I've been looking into them and asking other leagues about theirs.

The three leagues I've talked with not one uses a Little League approved mound, how big of a deal is LL approved vs no approval....I'm guessing it would help with liability a lot but how exposed is the league with one that hasn't been approved?...Since I know they're not approved should I keep my league from playing at their fields?

These leagues also use their mounds bought with LL money for travel ball, how big of deal is that?

Anyways, looking for a portable mound so we can make the 90' a 50/70 and softball field too, any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:11 AM

I've been looking into them and asking other leagues about theirs.

The three leagues I've talked with not one uses a Little League approved mound, how big of a deal is LL approved vs no approval....I'm guessing it would help with liability a lot but how exposed is the league with one that hasn't been approved?...Since I know they're not approved should I keep my league from playing at their fields?

These leagues also use their mounds bought with LL money for travel ball, how big of deal is that?

Anyways, looking for a portable mound so we can make the 90' a 50/70 and softball field too, any recommendations would be appreciated.


LL Approved usually means the provider has acquired the right to call the product LL Approved.

Bats and helmets, for example, just need to meet spec.
They don't need to say "LL Approved"

Don't sweat it.
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#3 Mike_Hirschman

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:02 PM

Jeremy.... keep in mind that you can't use a portable come tourney time. 


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#4 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:12 PM

Mike, a Little League approved artificial mound may be used for District Level All Star games.

To use an artificial mound above the District Level requires written approval from the Tournament Committee.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:11 PM

I don't think tournament committee approves them above district anymore.
It isn't worded that way in the tourney rules.
I forgot they were even allowing them during districts.

#6 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:44 PM

From the 2017 BB Rulebook, Tournament Rules, page 127, Selection of Fields:
"Conventional dirt mounds are approved for tournament play. A Little League approved artificial mound is permitted at the District level...
An artificial mound must not be used at the Section level and above unless approved in writing by the Tournament Committee for a specific site/level, and only for the current year..."
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:55 PM

They will approve it.
You need to get the others Districts in the Section to agree.
Pitch Pro is my recommendation for durability.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:13 PM

Huh.... that wasn't the line I had looked at when I went back and looked today. 



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:25 PM

I am hosting 8/9/10 States this year.
The Host league has asked about using a portable mound on their skinned softball field vs double header on their baseball field.
DH would probably be 5:30 and 7:30 best scenario which makes for a long night when teams could have an hour and a half drive home.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:39 PM

Shouldn't the host of States have at least 2 baseball fields?

Neither option is good, but I'd go with a DH on the baseball field.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:48 AM

Does this mean turf fields are not allowed for Tournament play?



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:17 AM

Does this mean turf fields are not allowed for Tournament play?

 

The mound is the issue.



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:48 AM

The mound is the issue.

 

Got it.  I didn't see anything, but it made me wonder.





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