We have scheduled our annual Little League parade for Saturday, May 2nd. We will kick off the days activities at 10:30 AM at the parade start location of Huckleberry school parking lot. Each team will have a designated 'Parade Parent' who will corral each team and help organize the start of the parade. The parade will end at Newhall park.
This year we plan to have several fun events for all players including baseball related activities for our young players on the Newhall back field, a Baseball Jamboree (2 inning games) for the Major league teams on the Newhall front field, and team / player pictures to the right of the playground. Picture order forms will be available that day, but you can also place your order on the LLL website starting today. To order online click the Online Photo Registration image on the left hand side of our home page.
We will send an email with additional details on the days activities soon. We know there will be some conflicts with other sports and First Communions, but we hope to see as many players and families as possible participate in the day.
As we approach the start of the season, our fields are in need of a good spring cleaning. This past winter has been particularly harsh and the snow is just now melting away, so the only way we can get the fields ready for play by April 26th, is with the support and physical efforts of the LLL community.
We need your help this coming Saturday 4/18 from 9a - Noon (rain date is Sat 4/25). Last year we had a great turn out and we were able to get the all 3 fields looking new in only 2 hours. The more volunteers we have, the easier and faster we can get it done. So bring your rake, your LLL player(s) and some old clothes to help us get the fields clean and safe for your child.
The work that needs to be done includes:
Raking of leaves, brush, debris (goose related and otherwise)
Removal of heavy branches, stumps, etc...
Trash clean-up within field perimeter and bench areas
Clean out of the field storage boxes
Filling in holes in outfield/infield areas
Repair of benches and grandstands (including painting potentially, if weather permits)
In terms of how we plan on dividing the effort up, we'd like to funnel Managers, Coaches, Parents and Players to the following fields:
Tee Ball: Newhall (back)
Pony: Glen Meadow
Farm: Newhall (back)
Minors: Glen Meadow
Majors: Newhall (front)
For each field we will assign a lead who will coordinate all efforts for volunteers when they arrive on site. What we are looking for from you now is:
A response that you can support and commitment that you will be there this coming Saturday -- yes/no.....please reply either way
A list of tools and equipment that you can bring with you to support the effort, such as: rakes, shovels, chainsaws, pruners, tarps, tampers, brooms, tarps for leaves/waste removal, etc.......items such as trash bags.
For you true overachievers, if you would be able to make available a pick-up truck or dump truck to haul away lawn related waste to the town compost and full trash bags for disposal
Please provide your prompt response (Yes or No) to Brian Caulfield
. Thanks in advance for your support.
Please save the date of August 31, 2015 at Four Oaks Country Club, with a start time of 1:30PM (registration at 12:30PM). We have a fun filled day and night planned for all! You do not play golf, that’s ok, come by at 6:00pm for our cocktail hour followed by dinner, raffles and more…
For those of you interested, please complete the registration form and send to Anthony Martinho, 17 Temple Rd., Lynnfield, MA 01940.
If you have any questions, please fee free to contact Anthony Martinho by phone at 978-455-0054 Ext. 202 or email
with any questions or concerns.
There were several rule changes made by Little League International regarding various baseball equipment and apparel. To save everyone from purchasing something that can no longer be used during the 2015 season, we have summarized the key changes for 2015 below.
Undershirt sleeves: Rule 1.11 restricts white and gray exposed pitcher’s undershirt sleeves.
Batting helmets: Rule 1.16 requires helmets to have non-glare surfaces.
Bats: there were no specific changes to the rules, however, bat manufacturers continue to make bats that are not legal to use in Little League so it is recommended that you confirm eligibility. The official rule states that a bat can be no longer than 33" in length, nor more than two and one-quarter (2 1/4) inches in diameter. Most approved bats will have a logo on the bat stating it is Little League Authorized. If you are not sure, you can find more details and a list of bats on the Little League International website. http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm
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.