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Pinole Hercules Little League 2018 Fall Ball

Now Accepting Online Registration

for Players and Coaches - Space is Limited

 

PLAYERS

Fall Ball starts Saturday, September 1, 2018 and ends Saturday, October 27, 2018 for Teeball, Softball, and Baseball at Ellerhorst fields. 

Junior Baseball Fall Ball at Pinole Valley Park (big diamond) for players with birth month/year before 9/1/2006 will be available depending on number of players signing up.

Registration fee for each player is $75.

Additional information is available at below link: Fall Ball FAQ

Click on below link to register: PHLL 2018 Fall Ball Registration

Questions? Email to: registration@pinoleherculesll.org

COACHES

We need volunteer coaches.  If you are interested and available, please email to: volunteer@pinoleherculesll.org  


Pinole Hercules Little League Annual Membership Meeting and Board of Directors Election

 

We are seeking members to serve on the Board of Directors for 2019.

Date:  Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Pinole Senior Center

More information coming soon.

Contact: secretary@pinoleherculesll.org


UPDATE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL® AGE DETERMINATION DATE

A change to make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. 

What’s the difference? In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31. Effective November 2015, the implementation plan has been amended, grandfathering the four-months of children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005 as 12-year-olds for the 2018 season.

For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

2019 Little League Age Chart FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY 

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right. 

JAN    FEB   MAR  APR  MAY  JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP  OCT  NOV DEC AGE
2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 4
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 5
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 6
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 7
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 8
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 9
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 10
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 11
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 12
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 13
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 14
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 15
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 16

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2019, Spring and Fall. 
 


PHLL 2018 CLOSING DAY

 

Thank you for coming out to celebrate the end of a fantastic 2018 baseball and softball season!  For those who I haven’t had the chance to meet, my name is Valerie Potts, and I’m the President of the PHLL Board of Directors.  I’m excited to welcome you to our 2018 Closing Ceremonies!

This Spring Pinole Hercules Little League fielded nearly 300 players on 23 teams with 90 volunteer managers and coaches that played over 300 regular season games. 

And while the regular season is now over, we now continue on into the postseason, with Tournament of Champion and All-Star teams playing through June and, hopefully, into July.  

In addition to having practices and playing games this season, there’s been lots of work behind the scenes going on.  We’ve continued our work on the fields and facilities, including aerating, fertilizing, and seeding the fields, rebuilding and leveling the infields on the Teeball and Major baseball fields, replacing the center field fencing on the Major baseball field, sprinkler repairs, new equipment in dugouts, and more.

A big thanks to all of the volunteers that keep the League running, from our managers, coaches, team parents, scorekeepers, and volunteer coordinators …

… to our Snack Shack volunteers, our mowing teams, our umpires and Junior Umpires, the parents who see something that needs to be done and then do it, and the Board members who oversee it all. 

We are a league built entirely of volunteers, and the PHLL Board of Directors will be seeking members for the 2019 season in August.  If you are interested in helping to run the league, we’d love to have you join us.

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors.  Their generosity helps to keep our registration fees affordable for our families, and we encourage you to say thanks by supporting them.

Fall Ball signups will start in July, and Spring 2019 signups will start in November.

Remember that the earlier you sign up for Spring the less it costs!  Save money and sign up early!

We wish all of our TOC and All-Star teams good luck in their tournaments!

Thank you all for coming tonight to celebrate with us.  It’s wonderful to have this opportunity to come together as a community, celebrating a successful season, and looking forward seeing you in the Fall. 

 


 PHLL 2018 TOURNAMENT AND

ALL STARS TEAMS

 

 Below are the schedules ( subject to change ) of games for all PHLL 2018 TOC and AS teams. 
 
For the latest up to date schedules, go to:  http://www.llcad4.org/tournaments.html 
 
 
PHLL 2018 Tournament of Champions (TOC)
 
Softball:
 
AAA      6/12 @ 5:30 in Pinole  (East County 18 - PHLL 1)
 
Major    6/12 @ 5:30 in Richmond  (Richmond 16 - PHLL 4)
 
Baseball:
 
AA        6/11 @ 5:30 in Pinole  (Alameda 15 - PHLL 4)
 
AAA      6/9 @ 11:00 in Pittsburgh  (PHLL 20 - Pittsburgh 10)
              6/11 @ 5:30 in Alameda  (Alameda 15 - PHLL 0)
 
Major    6/9 @ 2:00 in Pittsburgh  (Pittsburgh 6 - PHLL 5)
 
Junior    6/11 @ 5:30 in Martinez  (Martinez 16 - PHLL 1)
 
 
PHLL 2018 All Stars (AS)
 
Softball:
 
8-10        6/21 @ 5:30 in Walnut Creek (East County 15 - PHLL 0)
                6/27 @ 5:30 in Walnut Creek (Walnut Creek/Continental 20 - PHLL 17)
 
Baseball:
 
Little League    6/19 @ 5:30 in Concord American (Concord American 13 - PHLL 0)
                           6/23 @ 11:00 In Alameda  (North Oakland 15 - PHLL 0)  
 
 

PHLL 2018 OPENING DAY

 
The Pinole Hercules Little League Board would like to thank all for attending our 2018 opening day.
 
Special thanks to the Pinole Senior Center for working with Valerie Potts to make the venue possible on short notice.
 
Thanks to Home Team Sports Photography, one of our team sponsors, for accommodating and working diligently to keep photo shoots on schedule.
 
Also, thanks to several of our team sponsors, Eastshore Pediatric Dental Group and Orange Theory Fitness for their presence at our Opening Day, S&K Wings for having their food truck at the Pinole Senior Center, and Blue Sky Sports for working with Darryl to deliver jerseys and hats.
 
Big appreciation to Jen, Bay Area Birthdays, and Elaine, Hooray Balloon Kids, for providing great entertainment with balloon twisting and face painting.
 
Thank you to Anna, volunteers, and her crew in the kitchen for preparing and serving food and refreshments through all of opening day.
 
In addition, a great big awesome thank you to Anna for working with 2018 team sponsors in providing their generous donations to support the league.
 
Thank you to all Board members who worked with great persistence as a team to make this event possible with many extemporaneous changes within the past week and leading up to the night before.
 
Last but not least, thank you to all the players, families, and friends for joining us at opening day.  Everyone was understanding, patient, and conducted themselves well for all to enjoy.
 
And now for some announcements that many are waiting for:
 
Banner Contest – there were many creative and awesome designs that judges had to make difficult decisions on their choices.
 
Congratulations to the banner contest winners:
 
Teeball – Floor Dimensions – Team Benter
Softball – Bay Area Machine – Team Elliott
Baseball – Blue Sky Sports – Team Witt
 
Raffle for Samsung 55” 4K UHD TV winner:
Paige W. – Team Witt
 
Hit-A-Thon was completed with a total of $16,532 raised from 53% of players participating which surpassed our goal of $10,000.
 
Player with highest total donations – Cash A. - Team Witt
Teams with 100% Player Participation – Team Carrera and Team Lum
Team with highest average per player donation with all players on roster – Team Witt
 
Hit-A-Thon winners of iPADS and cash prizes:
 
iPADS - Bailey R - Team Snitkin, Chase L - Team Boyer, Lyla J - Team Gross
$100 - Anthony F - Team Avina, Reece - Team Aldridge, Sebastian S - Team Millan
 
Cal baseball tickets are sold out, Oakland A’s Little League Day tickets are available for sale and information to purchase is on the flyer.  PHLL apparel orders are available and information to purchase is on the order form.
 
Game schedules are being finalized and will be available to your team managers in the next several days.
 
Its almost time to play ball.  Best to all for a great season and we’ll see you at the fields!


Pinole Hercules Little League marks its 55th anniversary October 2017.

 

THANK YOU to all our dedicated supporters and volunteers, generous sponsors and loyal members for making PHLL a great experience for the youths of our community.

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Volunteers

 

Pinole Hercules Little League (PHLL) is a non-profit organization, and we rely 100% on volunteers to run all the league operations.

Our volunteers create the best experience for our players and families.

PHLL requires a $100 volunteer fee per family with registration. This volunteer fee is refundable at the end of season with completion of volunteer service time. There is an optional volunteer buyout non-refundable fee option if you know you will be unable to volunteer any time.


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Update: Little League Baseball Age Determination Date

(Baseball and Tee Ball)

 

Beginning with the 2018 season, the league age of a Little Leaguer® is based on the player’s age as of August 31 of the current year, with players born between May 1 and August 31, 2005 grandfathered as 12-year-olds for the 2018 season.

This date is the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, which allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.

All divisions of Little League Softball® will continue to use January 1 as its Age Determination Date.

Little League’s baseball and softball divisions do have slight differences regarding the age classification of players that overlap, allowing players to play at the division of play based on their age and experience.

Often, the number of players registering to play in a given season allows each local league to structure their offerings based on the age groupings of the players in their league, in accordance with Little League rules and regulations.

 

2018 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

AGE

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2014

2013

2013

2013

2013

4

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2012

2012

2012

2012

5

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2011

2011

2011

2011

6

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2010

2010

2010

2010

7

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2009

2009

2009

2009

8

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2008

2008

2008

2008

9

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2007

2007

2007

2007

10

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2006

2006

2006

2006

11

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2005

2005

2005

2005

12

 

 

 

 

2005

2005

2005

2005

 

 

 

 

12

2005

2005

2005

2005

 

 

 

 

2004

2004

2004

2004

13

2004

2004

2004

2004

2004

2004

2004

2004

2003

2003

2003

2003

14

2003

2003

2003

2003

2003

2003

2003

2003

2002

2002

2002

2002

15

2002

2002

2002

2002

2002

2002

2002

2002

2001

2001

2001

2001

16

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2018.


Little League® Offers Continued Support of Youngest Divisions of Baseball and Softball

 

Through newly developed online chartering, Little League will gather additional Minor Division information to further support local league coaches and volunteers.

In an effort to continue supporting the youngest levels of the Little League® program, Little League International will begin collecting additional team information through the Little League Data Center for the Minor Division, with local leagues chartering Minor Division-Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch and Minor Division-Player Pitch programs starting with the 2018 season.

“The Minor Division of Little League Baseball and Softball is one of the most important steps in the Little League career for players and parents,” said Pat Wilson, Little League Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development. “This is where players develop fundamental skills and learn the fun of the game. Having additional information about how local Little League programs are structuring their Minor Divisions will allow Little League to continue to provide enhanced resources for parents, volunteers, and coaches.”

The Minor Divisions of Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® provide opportunities for children ages five to 12, depending on experience and local league structure. Typically, the Minor Division encompasses varying levels of developmental play, and Little League strongly encourages adapting play through the use of coach pitch or machine pitch, shortening games, and increasing practice opportunities, to provide young baseball and softball players a fun, active experience.

Through gathering additional team information within the Minor Divisions, Little League will have the ability to understand which local leagues are offering each of the respective programs, and provide specific resources and guidance to help those local leagues, volunteers, and coaches provide their Little Leaguers® with the best possible experience. From specifically-targeted resources on Little League University to additional tools in the Local League Resource Guide, these efforts continue to support Little League’s focus on supporting local league programs through teaching the developmental levels of the game at a young age.

Over the last five years, Little League has been able to develop a weekly program designed for coaches at the Tee Ball and Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch level to easily assist in developing practice plans and other activities to keep the Little Leaguers having fun, while still actively involved in the program. For the third year, leagues will receive a free copy of the Little League Tee Ball Program, a 10-week guide to fun, fitness, and fundamentals, for every chartered Tee Ball team.

For more information on the Tee Ball program and the Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch program, visit LittleLeague.org.


BASEBALL BAT INFORMATION

 

2018 Little League Baseball Bat Rule

Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, and a series of frequently asked questions.

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

This page was last updated on December 15, 2017.

2018 Baseball Bat Chart
Minors & Majors
2018
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate (50/70) & Junior
2018
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
NO BBCOR ALLOWED
Senior
2018
ALL bats must be BBCOR

Rule 1.10

 

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat). 
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Tee Ball Bats

 

Starting on January 1, 2018, all Tee Ball bats in the Little League Baseball® Tee Ball program must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program for use with approved Tee Ball baseballs for Little League play. Tee Ball bats for Little League Softball® Tee Ball programs must follow the Little League Softball Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies
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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

 

The Pinole Hercules Little League would like to thank all our sponsors for the 2017 Little League Season. 

Check out the Sponsor page!



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