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Lou Barbieri

Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:55 PM

So, at 6 he played T-Ball or maybe Machine/Coach Pitch Minors last spring and the parents want him in majors in Fall Ball - Idiots!
Sorry mom/dad, he's got a few more years before he gets to majors, I hope you/he can wait that long!

rsnyder6

Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:09 AM

Had a new record this fall. Parent of a six(!) year old, turns seven next March (so he'll be LA seven) wanted to move up to Majors this fall. (My previous record was a seven-year-old).

When told he could not, he reportedly told the division director that was O.K. since he had already started the season in Rookies (7-8) but expected to move up in the spring.

Lou Barbieri

Posted 06 October 2018 - 02:09 PM

As you said, in Fall Ball LL allows players to move up to the division they will play in next spring.
If you allow 9s to play majors then the 8s can move up.

If you have some 12s that will be 13 next season playing in majors in Fall Ball I wouldn't move the 8s up, too much of an age difference.

Plesh

Posted 05 October 2018 - 01:02 PM

On a related note, would allowing a 2018 8 year old (2019 9 year old) to play Majors Fall Ball this year be legal? They are going to move up to Majors next spring, but what about this year?

 

I know most places have kids play as next year's age (and LL even recommends it), but technically Majors is only 9-12.

 

I'm just thinking from a liability standpoint, would we even be covered if they got hurt?


rsnyder6

Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:16 PM

They moved it to align with most state cutoffs for school.
SK even said it on the broadcast the other day.

That's what I speculated, I just never heard it officially. 

Even though it doesn't work for us, it makes sense.

 


Plesh

Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

They moved it to align with most state cutoffs for school.
SK even said it on the broadcast the other day.

I like using the next year's chart, but you have to allow the 12s to play Majors one more time if they'd like.
Sure it can cause some talent/size problems, but for a lot of kids, that's the end of their baseball careers.

rsnyder6

Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:05 AM

Just to clarify, it is NOT my league making this decision.
This is a District policy.
We'd prefer to use the 2018 charts, actually.

I don't know why our DA remains so adamant.
But the ADA will turn a blind eye.

Once my President says go ahead, I feel comfortable proceeding as I was going to originally.

Don't know that I would care for my District telling us that we had to do it.
I don't see why they have a say in it. (Unless there is District sanctioned Inter-League or some such in the fall.)

rsnyder6

Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:03 AM

rsnyder6: Click on the Link below for information on the reasons for the age changes and the "Only for 2018" and "Only for 2019" age charts.

https://www.littlele...rmination-date/

Thanks, I've seen that many times. It says why the 2011 decision was made to change the age cutoff, to make the ages younger, no 13s in Williamsport.

That’s the rationale given when the moved it to December, 31st. (And I think it was a good idea).

But then they moved it back to August 31st, (where it had been, what ten years before?), without further explanation. My guess was that it matched up more closely with more school cutoffs, which the had originally said was a goal. They didn’t say that though.

While Dec 31st works better for us, the end of August is fine also. I agree with the younger divisions.

I do wish they had not moved the cutoff date in two consecutive years, that required a lot of explanation to parents.

And I wonder if they had moved they cut off for younger divisions before adding 4-year-olds, (which can now play spring and summer as 3) whether they still would have added them. (Some league around us still start at 5.)

Really doesn’t matter, I was just speculating on why the December to August move in the context of our conversation. It doesn’t change anything knowing the reason.


Lou Barbieri

Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:55 PM

rsnyder6: Click on the Link below for information on the reasons for the age changes and the "Only for 2018" and "Only for 2019" age charts.

https://www.littlele...rmination-date/

ofina

Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:32 PM

Just to clarify, it is NOT my league making this decision.
This is a District policy.
We'd prefer to use the 2018 charts, actually.

I don't know why our DA remains so adamant.
But the ADA will turn a blind eye.

Once my President says go ahead, I feel comfortable proceeding as I was going to originally.

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