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    Plymouth New Hope Little League

    Plymouth New Hope Little League has leagues for all skills levels for players from 6-12 (Rookie, Minor, Major Leagues) .

    PNHLL Misson: Little League is a program of service to youth.  It is geared to provide the outlet of healthful activity and training under a good leadership in the atmosphere of wholesome community participation.  It is dedicated to helping children become good and decent citizens.  It inspires them with a goal and enriches their lives towards the day when they must take their places in the world.  It establishes the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.

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    Safety message from Crystal Little League

    Important Message about Safety

    Hello Crystal Little League Families,

       It has been brought to my attention that somebody (or multiple) has appeared at the Crystal Little League Fields inquiring to children about where they live. Maybe it was a curious parent meaning no harm, but nobody should be asking our children where they live. The Crystal Little League Board Of Directors has a couple of positions that would be responsible for this but under no circumstances would they ask a child about their address.

       Please be aware of your children's whereabouts at all times. Speak to your children about the dangers of strangers, and to keep all personal information private. Teach them to trust adults in authority (Coaches, Umpires, Board members, concession stand workers, field crew workers). I would also teach them that if somebody that they don't know asks them a question, to find somebody they trust immediately. I would go so far as to say, if a stranger asks them where they live to reply in a very loud manner (as if to attract attention) "Why do you want to know where I live?" and immediately seek an adult for assistance, hoping that nearby adults will intervene or help out.

       Crystal Little League has always prided itself on being family friendly and a close knit community. We look out for each other and children fall under that net.

       This message is not to scare anybody, but I do hope it brings us even closer together as a fantastic group of families, watching out for each other. If you or your children see any suspicious activity or behavior, please find a board member or a concessions manager so we can address the situation immediately

    Thank You for your assistance and your continued involvement in Crystal Little League!

    Best Regards,

    John Ripka

    President

    Crystal American Little League Baseball

    Sponsors

    As the season winds down and you're thinking about team parties, we have some great sponsors that would love to see our teams come in for some delicious food. Cowboy Jacks, Sunshine Factory, Pub 42 and Buffalo Wild Wings Plymouth location.

    Buffalo Wild Wings in Plymouth will give back 10% for anything we spend until the end of September. Just tell the server we are Team N.

    Fuse Fitness Training

    Sparks- youth performance enhancement is a small group (4-8 kids) program designed for kids looking to take their performance to the next level. PNHLL families receive 10% off. Follow the link for more details.




    HOME RUN HIGHLIGHTS

    Congrats to our Majors who hit Over the Fence this week! If you see them at the fields be sure to congratulate them!

    Keep swinging for the fences!

    WEEK 1

    Jacob Cisewski from the Red Sox!

    Diego Terriquez from the Giants!

    Sammy Thomas from the Cubs!

    Caleb Tollerud from the Yankees who hit a Grand Slam!

     

    week 2

    Nicholas Brandner from the Orioles

    Andrew Hunter from the Orioles

    Otto Arlt from the Red Sox

    Mason Erickson from the Giants

    Jacob Cisewski from the Red Sox

    Sammy Thomas from the Cubs

    Drew Kuempel from the Cubs


    PNHLL Umpires Needed

     Plymouth New Hope Little League is recruiting baseball umpires for the 2017 season.

    Umpires must be at least 15 years old.

    Without parents, players, player-alumni or friends of baseball coming forward to contribute to the sport program as an umpire, there will be games cancelled or played with insufficient or unqualified umpires.

     

    For more information, please contact:

    Steve Ellingson, sellingson@ci.new-hope.mn.us or Justin Ore, justinore@hotmail.com


    UMPIRES NEEDED

    A Selection of DIBS Shifts

    The below DIBS shifts are just a snap shot of the shifts open.

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE DIBS tab - top right of this web site - and then click on your active DIBS session link in order to see all dibs shifts.

    OR PLEASE CLICK ON THE DIBS FAQ tab - at left banner - for more help.


    BUYING A BAT AND OTHER USEFUL INFO...

    BASEBALL SEASON IS HERE! WE KNOW YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST GEAR AND ESPECIALLY BATS AND WANT TO HELP YOU OUT. 

    PLEASE KEEP IN MIND ALL BAT REGULATIONS WILL CHANGE IN 2018 AND BATS CREATED BEFORE THESE REGULATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE APPROVED.


    CONSIDERATIONS

    Buying a bat can be a very confusing experience but here is what you need to know.

    -All bats used during a Little League games must meet the requirements of Little League.

    -If you are considering buying a used bat, you should know that the rules regarding legal bats has changed in recent years. Thus, you should be careful to buy a bat that is on the list of bats below - Just because a bat has printed on it ‘Approved for Little League’ does not mean that it is currently legal.         

    -If you are considering buying a new bat, you should know that the rules regarding legal bats is going to change in 2018. Thus, a bat that you are buying today will not be legal in 2018. 

    -Now for the confusing part of buying a bat – what length and weight should you buy for your son or daughter? Our partners at Sports Authority and Dick’s Sporting Goods provide the following recommendations:

    Dick’s Sporting Goods: CLICK HERE

     


    Rule 10.1 - Baseball

    The bat must be a baseball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards.

    Little League (Majors) and below:

    It shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less;

    EXCEPTION: For the Little League (Majors) and below, for regular season play and Tournament, composite bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International. View the list of approved and licensed composite bats.

    Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League:

    It shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite barrel bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

    Baseball Bat Regulations

    Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Click here to find the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.

    ** regulations on our website are subject to change. Please reference, LittleLeague.org for official regulations annually. 




    What's my child's Little League Age for the Upcoming Season?

    Calculating your child's Little League age can be confusing.

    Click here to learn more.