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How Does The Draft Work?

How Does the BLL Draft Work?

 

Draft Process-Baseball and Softball Divisions

Each season there is confusion on how the draft process works when selecting teams. Please take a moment to read this and as always feel free to ask questions, bulverdellplayeragent@gmail.com

The first step is the tryouts, each age group will tryout and showcase a specific skill set as they are put through drills. During the tryouts managers and coaches will evaluate and rate players based on thier own specific criteria. After tryouts the actual draft is held the following day. The draft order is selected by managers drawing numbers out of a hat. Once the order is selected all protected players are removed from the draft pool. Protected players would be the manager's kid and one assistant coach's kid(s). If the manager or assistant has more than one eligible kid then they are also protected for one round and if they are not chosen by that manager the kid becomes available to the rest of the drafting teams. The draft is conducted in a normal serpentine draft order (the even rounds are reverse order of the odd rounds, meaning if you pick 1st in round 1 you pick last in round 2). The draft begins with round 1 where teams will pick the player they deem to have the best skill level or who the manager really feels he needs to pick. In round 2 the assistant coach's kid is selected here, if there is a second kid for that coach they would be protected in the 3rd round otherwise the 3rd round is open. When round 4 comes around the manager's kid is protected, again if there is a second kid they are protected for the 5th round only, should the manager choose not to select his 2nd child in this round then they are open to the rest of the drafting teams. The serpentine order continues until all roster slots are filled. There are a few other details involved. During the draft there will be "hat picks" made available at any time. Kids who cannot make it to tryouts are placed in "hats" and sorted by ages. Managers are not allowed to see the names of the kids they are taking from the hat during this process. Kids who sign up after the draft are placed on the team who's turn it would hvae been based on the draft order. Lastly the Little League rule book mandates that we begin with the Majors draft and that all league age 12 year olds are selected before any other age group can be selected. Below is a snapshot of what the draft looks like for a generic team.

1st Round- OPEN

2nd Round- Assistant Coach's Kid

3rd Round- OPEN (Assistant Coaches 2nd kid if applicable)

4th Round- Manager's Kid

5th Round-12th Round- OPEN

 


by posted 12/14/2017
Spring 2018 Important Dates

SPRING 2018 IMPORTANT DATES 

November 7, 2017 Registration Opens for all Divisions

December 31, 2017 Early Bird Discount Ends for all Divisions

January 6, 2018 Mandatory Work Day for all Prospective Managers

January 13, 2018 Mandatory Rules Class for all Prospective Managers/Coaches

January 20, 2018 Tryouts for Baseball/Softball Divisions

January 21, 2018 Drafts For all Baseball/Softball Divisions

February 5, 2018 Teams can begin practices 

March 3, 2018 Opening Day 

These dates are subject to change however you should plan accordingly

 


by posted 11/07/2017
Important Information

Below is a link to a bat review site for the new models:

https://www.2018youthbats.com/

 

BAT RULES FOR SPRING 2018-BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

Rule 1.10 - Baseball

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).

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.

Tee Ball:

Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26" and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats 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 (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.

Minor/Major Divisions:

It shall not be more than 33 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 sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League:

It shall not be more than 34" 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.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Senior League:

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.

Little League Challenger Division:

It shall not be more than 33 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 sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Senior League Challenger Division:

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 either 1) the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark which shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color, or 2) the USA Bat standard and shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. 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.

In all divisions, a non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape, or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

NOTE 1: Whiffle ball type bats are permissible in all Challenger Divisions.

NOTE 2: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.

NOTE 3: Tee Ball bats maybe used in the Challenger Divisions. Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26” and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats 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 (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.

NOTE 4: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that have cracks or sharp edges, or that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled 2¼. The 2⅝-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled for 2⅝.

NOTE 5: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play.

Rule 1.10 - Softball

The bat must be a softball 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 a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

An illegal or altered bat must be removed.


In all divisions, non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape, or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

NOTE 1: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.

NOTE 2: The use of pine tar or any other similar adhesive substance is prohibited at all levels of Little League Baseball and Softball. Use of these substances will result in the bat being declared illegal and removed from play.

NOTE 3: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that have cracks or sharp edges, or that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled 2¼. The 2⅝-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled for 2⅝.

NOTE 4: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play. PENALTY - See Rule - 6.06(d).


by posted 11/06/2017
Congratulations

Congratulations to the 2017 Bulverde Giants for winning the Machine Pitch Division City Tournament

 

 


by posted 11/06/2017
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