Hello Baseball Families-
The start of a new baseball season is upon us. Please see the ATLL.org website for the most up to date information. Click on Teams, then Seniors, then Cubs. That will get you the upcoming schedule of events. All of our games are included on the website as well (I am trying to schedule more). Practice schedule is still up in the air and may change week to week. I will let you know when I find out more information. We have a practice this Thursday at 5:30 with the other Anderson team at Veterans Park on Forest Rd.
Some have asked about bat regulations - short answer is that they can be BBCOR at this level. Here is the specific language I was provided.
It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2⅝ 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. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood 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. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
I know we will need catchers on this team. If your son has any interest whatsoever in catching, please encorage him to let one of the coaches know.
Thank you for allowing your son to be part of our team. I'm looking forward to a fun season!