2016 Board Member Elections, September 23, 2015 7:30PM
LynnfieldLittle League Community,
On September 23, 2015 at 7:30pm, Lynnfield Little League will be holding our annual board member elections for the 2016 Little League Season at the Lynnfield Town Hall Board of Selectman's Room.
If you have been wondering how to get involved to help make a positive impact with the Lynnfield Little league program now is your chance.
The Lynnfield Little League board exists to support Little League baseball for the children in our community between the ages of 5 – 16. The existing board would like to encourage all who have an interest supporting the league for the 2016 season to attend the meeting to learn more about the opportunities available and to get involved.
We will be holding a board vote at this meeting to elect the 2016 members of the board. All 2016 executive board positions will then be voted on by the newly appointed 2016 members of the board.
Please utilize the feedback section of the Little League site for any questions to the existing board prior to the annual meeting.
On November 19, 2014, Lynnfield Little League Board of Directors approved the following age based division of play for the 2015 spring season. Lynnfield Little League will be using a modified version of Little League International's age based rule for division of play. The age based division of play will incorporate the new Little League International age chart which will continue to use an April 30th cutoff for players age 9 and above, however below league age 9 Little League age is now defined as December 31st. See Little League International Age Chart in the Document Section.
League Age for the upcoming season:
Sr. Big Diamond
Please note: Although you may see an overlap of ages in different divisions, your child will be placed in the appropriate division decided by the Board of Directors and Coaches based on the child's ability to play within that division.
In order to create parity in the team selection process, all players League Age 9 thru 12 MUST attend tryouts for evaluation purposes.
Sr. Big Diamond Division will hold their player selection process. All 15 & 16 Year old players will be placed in Big Diamond Division.
Big Diamond Division will hold their player selection process. All 13 & 14 Year old players will be placed in the Senior League Division.
Major League Division will hold their player selection process. At this draft, all League Age 12 year olds will automatically make the Major League as this is a rule from Little League International. The Managers will then fill out their rosters with any 10 or 11 year old that they select. **Please note that any player who played in the Majors last season will automatically be placed in the Majors for the upcoming season. Once this draft is completed......
.....The Minor League Division will hold their player selection process. Any 10 & 11 year old that did not get selected for the Majors will automatically be selected to a team in the Minor League through a player selection process. Any 9 year old that is capable of playing in the Minors will be selected to round out the rosters spots. (Let's say the League needs 72 kids in order to have 6 teams of 12 players per team. Let's also assume there are only 65 players who are league age 10 & 11. This means the Minor League Division needs 7 more players to get to 72 kids. Provided that the Board of Directors and Coaches feel as though seven 9-year old players are capable of playing in the minors, then those seven kids would be selected to a Minor League Team to fill out the roster spots). Once this draft is completed......
......The Farm League Division will hold their player selection process. Any 9 year old that did not make the Minor League Division, will automatically be placed in the Farm League Division. Any 8 year old that that is capable of playing in the Farm League will be selected to round out the rosters spots as described in the Minor League section. Once this draft is completed.....
.....The Pony League Division will hold their player selection process. Any 8 year old that did not make the Farm League Division will automatically be placed in the Pony League Division along with all league age 7-Year Olds.
Tee Ball Division will hold their player selection process. All league age 5 & 6 year old players will be placed into the Tee Ball Division.
To use the sport of baseball to help all the young players develop positive character traits and values that will aid success in the rest of their lives. Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
Pledge beyond our mission
Lynnfield Little League aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience, in which every athlete:
• Is coached using the 3 principles of Little League's Double-Goal Coach model:
1. Redefining ‘winner’
2. Filling emotional tanks
3. Honoring the game
(These principles are explained in the "Hey Coach" section, click the tab).
• Has fun playing the game.
• Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance.
• Learns "life lessons" that have value beyond the playing field.
• Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player.
Lynnfield Little League recognizes coaches most directly make this possible, so they will be provided with the tools to succeed as Little League Double-Goal Coaches. We are committed to creating a culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and athletes work together to achieve this goal.
"Associate with those who help you believe in yourself. "
~ Brooks Robinson
Founded in 1939; granted Federal Charter July 16, 1964, by unanimous act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Public Law 88-378, 88th Congress H.R. 9234, and amended December 26, 1974, Public Law 93-551, 93rd Congress, H.R. 8864. Little League is tax exempt.