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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 13:39

Pitch Count

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In any Little League Baseball game, the eligibility of a player to pitch is determined by a tiered pitch count which is directly related to the number of pitches thrown in a game. This pitch count also determines the number of days a player needs to rest before he or she can pitch again in a Little League game. 

Little League Baseball, Inc., has always imposed limits on how much a pitcher may pitch. The limits were originally designed to encourage teams to develop additional pitchers, but since 2007, the baseball pitching limits have been made more stringent in an effort to protect hurlers’ arms. As a result, the pitching regulations for baseball and softball differ significantly. Little League Baseball provides valuable information as it pertains to Pitching Rules and Guidelines.

Below is a summary of the current pitch count rules, as they apply to players in CCLL.

 

AGE DAILY MAX (PITCHES) REQUIRED REST (PITCHES)
  0 Days 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days
7-8 50 1-20 21-35 36-50 N/A N/A
9-10 75 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+
11-12 85 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+
13-14 95 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+
15-16 95 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76+
17-18 105 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76+

 

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:56

Spring 2020 Information

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Welcome to the 2020 Spring baseball season at Chaires-Capitola Little League!

 

We are preparing for an another exciting season at Chaires!  Registration for the 2020 season begins December 16th so mark your calendars now. Be sure to register early (and tell your friends)!

The 2020 Spring Schedule has been released and can be accessed here. Please keep in mind, dates are subject to change but will be communicated.

The Little League Age Chart should be utilized when determining which division your child will play. This Little League standard is in place to ensure all players worldwide are on the same age level throughout the season.

Information for each of the divisions can be found under the Information Tab above or by clicking each of the links below:

The League Boundary Map will help determine whether or not your child is within the CCLL boundaries and is eligible to play at Chaires.

The CCLL Local League Rules provides answers to many questions broken down by divisions. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 16:40

Chaires-Capitola Little League Board Meeting Schedule

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CCLL Board Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  Meetings take place at the Dorothy Cooper Spence Community Center (Chaires Community Center), located at 4768 Chaires Cross Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32317

All meetings will begin promptly at 7:00 pm, the meeting schedule has been identified as follows:

November 20, 2019

December 18, 2019

January 14, 2020 (Tuesday)

February 19, 2020

March 18, 2020

April 15, 2020

May 20, 2020

June 17, 2020

July 15, 2020

 

Please note, these dates are subject to change, notice will be provided as to any change in schedule. 

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:18

CCLL Local League Rules

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 Chaires-Capitola Little League, Inc.

Local League Rules

 1.          The manager may, for discipline reasons (i.e., unexcused missed practices or unsportsmanlike conduct) “sit” a player down for not more than one game (per incident) with the prior approval from the Player Agent and one additional Board Member prior to the start of a game. If a discrepancy exists the Board will make the final decision.

 2.          If a manager, coach, or player is ejected from a game by an umpire, the League will follow rule 4.07 with the following player exception. If his/her parents are present, a player will leave the park for the remainder of the game; if the parents are not present, the player will sit on the bench until the parents arrive (this sitting does NOT count as their suspended game). They may not sit in the stands and may not be recalled. Any manager, coach or player ejected from a game is suspended for his or her team’s next physically played game and may not be in attendance at the game site from which they are suspended. 

 3.          Unsafe acts like bat slinging, helmet throwing and pushing of players will be addressed by the coach, manager or umpire for disciplinary action. If warranted the official addressing the act may choose to give a verbal reminder as the first disciplinary action.

 4.          There will be no on deck hitter in the tee ball, minor and major divisions. Only in the junior division is an on deck hitter permitted. In Minor & Major baseball and Major Softball, the first batter of every inning will be permitted out of the dugout to swing the bat. He/She must stay close to the dugout. 

 5.          All trash must be removed from dugouts and surrounding areas after games. The manager is responsible for ensuring this is done.

 6.          Each team is responsible for providing one volunteer concession worker for each game. However, if one of the teams is from a visiting park, the Chaires team will be required to provide two concession workers


Tee-Ball Ground Rules

1.         All players on the roster will play a defensive position for the entire game. There will be no catcher position. 5 players in the infield. pitcher, first, second, third and short. All other players must be in the outfield grass.

2.         There will be no more than three defensive coaches allowed on the playing field for instructional purposes and umpiring the bases.

3.         Two (2) adult base coaches may be utilized.

4.         A game will consist of two complete innings.

5.         Every player hits every inning

6.         The last batter is a home run

7.         There is no limit to the number of outs in an inning and players do not have to leave the base if they are put out.

8.         There will be NO sliding into bases.

9.         No base stealing or leading off is permitted

10.     No score will be kept for Tee-Ball games

11.     An adult volunteer coach MUST be in the dugout at all times.

12.     No barrel bats are allowed.

13.     Teams must clean out dugouts after each game

14.     If there is a dispute during the game that cannot be worked out during the game, continue play, make clear that you will protest and then contact player rep after game. 


Machine Pitch

1.       All games will be played with one of the new Chaires machines

2.       Machine speed:

  • That rule requires the speed to be set at 38-44 mph and the machines to be placed 46 feet from home.
  •  All machines have been calibrated and labeled them for which field they should be used on and where they should be positioned on the field. Two machines for the upper field and one for the dreams field were set at 38 mph. Those machines are to be placed at the rubber. Two machines were set for the lower field at 36 mph, but those two machines are to be placed in front of the mound at the base of the mound (40 ft from home).
  •  The actual settings on the machines may look different from machine to machine because of varying spring strengths, but they are all set to the same speed.
  • The machines should not need to be adjusted except for the screw adjustment near the ball to accommodate batter height.

3.       Length of games: Each game will be 5 complete innings or 90 minutes long, whichever comes first. A new inning cannot be started after 90 minutes; but a game can not last longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes. If the visiting team is up to bat when the game reaches the 1 hour and 45 minute mark, the score reverts back to the last complete inning and the game is over. The game time will start at the published starting time.

4.       If there is an overthrow at first base, base runners can advance one base at their own risk.

5.       The first four innings of each game are capped at 5 runs. The fifth inning has unlimited runs.

6.       There is a 10 run rule after the completion of 3 1/2 innings if home team is winning by 10 or more runs, the game is over. If the visiting team is winning by 10 or more runs after 4 innings, the game ends

7.       Home team is in charge of chalking, score book, setting up the machine and providing balls.

8.       An infielder can only play the infield for two consecutive innings. Positions may alternate between outfield and infield every inning. We strongly suggest a regular rotation that gives all players an opportunity to play both infield and outfield, taking into consideration skill level and safety concerns. Here is a rotation example:

9.       Players are divided into 3 groups of 4. 1st inning group 1 plays the infield( 1st, 2nd,ss,3rd). Group 2 plays the outfield and group 3 plays pitcher and catcher with 2 kids on the bench. 2nd inning group 1 moves to outfield, group 2 to pitcher and catcher and group 3 to the infield. Each inning the coach should rotate the groups.

10.   Each batter will get five hit-able pitches.

11.   When there is a bad pitch and the batter does not swing, the coach manning the machine raises his hand and calls no pitch. If the batter swings at the bad pitch the play will continue using normal baseball rules.

12.   If there is a dispute, the coach who is running the machine is the umpire for that half inning and they make the out calls.

13.   If there is a dispute during the game that cannot be worked out during the game, continue play, make clear that you will protest and then contact player rep after game.


Minor League Baseball

1.         Games will be played using a continuous batting order.

2.         There will be unlimited substitutions, except for pitchers, as long as each player gets 6 consecutive outs in the field

3.         If a player plays 4 defensive innings at catcher, that player cannot pitch.

4.         Length of games: Games will last 6 innings or 1 hour and 45 minutes and they will have a drop dead time of 2 hours. A new inning cannot be started after 1 hour and 45 minutes. If the visiting team is up to bat when the game reaches the two hour mark, the score reverts back to what it was at the end of the previous inning. If the home team is up to bat at the 2 hour drop dead time and has tied the game, the contest will be ruled a tie. If the home team takes the lead any time after the 1:45 minute mark, the game will be considered complete. Otherwise the score will revert back to the previous inning.

5.         The first 4 innings of each game are capped at 5 runs. There are unlimited runs in the 5th and 6th innings.

6.         The pitcher is done pitching once they are removed from the mound during the game.

7.         Male catchers must wear a protective supporter and cup at all times.

8.         The home team is responsible for chalking the field, setting up the scorer’s box, turning on the score board, assigning an adult to operate the score board, keeping the game scorebook and getting 3 game balls from the concession stand and giving them to the umpire.

9.         The visiting team is responsible for getting the pitch count form from the concession stand, maintaining the pitch count and turning it back to the concession stand at the end of the game.

10.     If there is a dispute during the game that cannot be worked out during the game, continue play, make clear that you will protest and then contact player rep after game.

11.     Catcher's Courtesy Runner: when there are two (2) out and the catcher is on base, a courtesy runner is allowed. However the substitute runner must be the player who made the 2nd out in that inning.

12.     During the Spring season, the only coaches permitted on the fields during live play are the batting team’s first and third base coaches.

13. The Umpire shall enforce Rule 8.03 related to warm up pitches and the one (1) minute time limit is to be imposed between half innings.

  • 8.03 (BASEBALL) -- When a pitcher takes a position at the beginning of each inning, that pitcher shall be permitted to pitch not to exceed eight preparatory pitches to the catcher or other teammate acting in the capacity of catcher, during which play shall be suspended. Such preparatory pitches shall not consume more than one minute of time. If a sudden emergency causes a pitcher to be summoned into the game without any opportunity to warm up, the umpire-in-chief shall allow the pitcher as many pitches as the umpire deems necessary. 

 Major League Baseball

1.         Games will be played using a continuous batting order.

2.         Catcher's Courtesy Runner: when there are two (2) out and the catcher is on base, a courtesy runner is allowed. However the substitute runner must be the player who made the 2nd out in that inning.

3.         Length of games: Games will be 6 innings long. No new innings can begin in any game after the 1 hour 45 minute mark, and there is a two hour drop dead stoppage time for all Majors games that have another game waiting to be played afterward. The game time will start at the published starting time.

4.         The Umpire shall enforce Rule 8.03 related to warm up pitches and the one (1) minute time limit is to be imposed between half innings.

  • 8.03 (BASEBALL) -- When a pitcher takes a position at the beginning of each inning, that pitcher shall be permitted to pitch not to exceed eight preparatory pitches to the catcher or other teammate acting in the capacity of catcher, during which play shall be suspended. Such preparatory pitches shall not consume more than one minute of time. If a sudden emergency causes a pitcher to be summoned into the game without any opportunity to warm up, the umpire-in-chief shall allow the pitcher as many pitches as the umpire deems necessary.

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:27

2020 Spring Opening Day Schedule

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This year opening day will be on mm/dd/yyyy. We are excited and looking forward to seeing everyone. The following is some information about the day’s activities to help you plan.

Schedule: Please see the schedules below for your picture time and game time. Only Machine Pitch and TeeBall will be playing games on opening day.

Parking: We will be opening the overflow parking that is between the park and Chaires Elementary School. The gate to this field is located just east of the main park entrance. There will be a gate open on the south side of the lot by the Dreams field through which you will be able to pass through fence. We are attaching the map again so you can orient yourselves.

Concession Stand: The concession stand will open at 10:00 to 4:00 and will be serving our full menu including hotdogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers. If you are interested in starting the season off right by volunteering some time to help in the stand, please use this link to sign up for a time slot. And thanks for your help!

FSU Bat Girls: Sports Marketing from FSU will be at the park starting at Noon. They will be set up next to the concession stand and will be handing out posters and schedules. Please stop by their table and say hi.

Chaires Little League Day at FSU: Chaires will have a fan day at the mm/dd/yyyy baseball game between the Noles and TBD.

Opening Day Ceremony: The opening ceremony will include the parade of teams, a special guest who will be singing the national anthem. 

Picture Schedule

TEAM NAME DIVISION PHOTO TIME
Rays    
Giants    
Cubs    
Marlins    
Indians    
Braves    
Astros    
White Sox    
Yankees    
White Sox    
Braves    
Cubs    
Rays    
Athletics    
Tigers    
Braves    
Red Sox    
     
OPENING CEREMONIES 
Expos    
Yankees    
Dodgers    
Indians    
Pirates    
Red Sox    
Yankees    
Braves    
Cardinals    
Angels    
Orioles    

Opening Day Game Schedule

  Dreams Field    
  Lower Field    
  Upper Field    
  Dreams Field    
  Lower Field    
  Upper Field    
  Upper Field    

 

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:09

Board Members

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2019-2020 Chaires Capitola Little League Board Members

  • President - Michele Garber

  • Vice-President - Nancy Copa

  • Treasurer - Elizabeth Garber

  • Secretary - Tracy Chavez

  • Safety Officer - Suzanna Malone

  • Umpire Chief - Russel Bruce

  • Concession Manager - Robert Vos

  • Equipment Manager - Heath Annin

  • Fundraising/Sponsorships - Ken Powell

  • Communications/Social Media - Robert Vos

  • Majors Player Rep - Mike Glantz

  • Minors Player Rep - Matt McLeod

  • Machine Pitch Player Rep - Tully Sparkman

  • Tee Ball Player Rep - Ben Faulk

  • Registration - Elizabeth Garber

  • Evaluations - Bill Connell

  • Uniforms - Nancy Copa

  • Schedules - Elizabeth Garber

  • Sponsorship/Banners - Ken Powell 

  • Background Checks - Russ Clark

  • Waivers - Nancy Copa

  • Opening Day Ceremonies - Michele Garber

  • Draft Coordinator - Scott LaFuria

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:10

2020 Spring Schedule

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November 20 Board Meeting @ 7
December 16 Spring Registration Opens
December 18 Board Meeting @ 7
January 12   Registration Closes
January 14     Board Meeting (Tuesday)
January 16   Coaches notified
January 21 Hats ordered
January 25    Majors evaluations 10-1
January 26 Minors/MP 1-4 (as needed)
January 29  Spring Draft
January 30   Order Uniforms
February 1 Coaches training/safety training/equipment pick up
February 3    Practices start
February 19   Board Meeting @ 7
February 29  Opening Day Ceremonies/ team pics
March 2  Spring Season begins
March 13-23 No games- Spring Break
April 10, 11   Good Friday; Easter weekend
May 11  MP last week
May 18   MP playoffs; last week for Minors and Majors
May 26-30 Minors/Majors playoffs

 

 

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:14

2019 Fall Season Info

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We hope you are ready for another great Fall Ball season at Chaires. Games start Monday September 23rd. 

Below you will find additional information regarding the upcoming Fall Season.

Inter-league

We are playing a good deal of inter-league games this season and we just wanted to remind you that it is important to maintain a high level of sportsmanship during these games.

Concession Stand

The Concession stand will be open each night at the park. It serves hot dogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers. You can also purchase waters and Gatorade in addition to the family favorites like sunflower seeds, peanuts, and a variety of candy. 
We can not run this stand without parent volunteers like you. If there are not enough volunteers, the stand will not be able to open.

Please use this link to access our SignUp Genius.

 

Umpires

Umpiring is one of the most difficult jobs on the baseball field. It is a challenge to find people who are willing to step onto the dirt and get behind the plate. But it is amazing how many people are willing to call the balls and strikes from behind the backstop and in the bleachers. Please be kind to your umpire. They are not professionals and are doing the best that they can. We are lucky to have a lot of very good ones at Chaires. If you disagree with a call, please remember the Golden Rule: Do unto umpires as you would have them do unto you.

We also wanted to update you regarding a policy we are putting in place for games where we don’t have an umpire. 

The defensive teams manager or coach will ump from behind the mound with the caveat that he or she may not speak to or coach the pitcher while behind the mound as this would provide an unfair advantage. Instead, a coach or manager would be required to follow the typical procedure - call for time, when time is granted enter the field of play and consult with the pitcher, et al, one visit per inning, etc. 

When there is an ump shortage, preference will be given the majors games over minors games.

If you have experience as an umpire or feel like you know baseball well enough to ump games, please let us know. We are always looking for parents who are interested in helping out. Umpires are paid $60 per game.

 

Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 18, is the Annual Chaires-Capitola Little League Board Meeting. It will begin at 7:00 at the Dorothy Cooper Spence Community Center located at the front of the baseball park (4768 Chaires Cross Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32317).

 

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 22:24

2019 Fall Schedule

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Evaluations will take place on the following days and times:

  • Machine Pitch 9/3 from 6 to 8 on Lower Field
  • Minors 9/4 from 6 to 8 on Upper Field
  • Majors 9/3 from 6 to 8 on Upper Field

The draft will take place on Thursday, September 5th. 

Practices will begin September 9th. 

Games will start September 23rd.  

 

Monday, 24 June 2019 15:06

2019 8-10 & 9-11 All-Star Sectionals

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FLORIDA SECTION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP

8-10 AND 9-11 League Baseball
June 29-June 30, 2019
Hosted By District 20 LL
Tournament Information Packet

Location:
DANIEL B. CHAIRES Community Park
4768 Chaires Cross Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32317

CHAIRES-CAPITOLA LITTLE LEAGUE SMOKING POLICY
Chaires-Capitola Little League does not recognize a designated smoking area at our park. We strickly adhere to this item from our Parent Code of Conduct: "I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events." We ask that if you must smoke or use tobacco, that you go to the community center parking lot to do so.

Tournament Director: Gary Gentry (850)519-0316 (cell) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UIC District 20: Mike Phinazee (850)933-6732 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

District Administrator: Gary Gentry (850)519-0316 (cell) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be a MANDATORY Team Manager Meeting on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8:30am (ET) at the concession stand. At this meeting the tournament format, schedule, and rules will be discussed. If you have any questions about this tournament get them asked and answered at this meeting. Coin toss for Home/Visitor will be held during this meeting.

Format is double elimination for both 8-10 and 9-11 divisions. 8-10 games will be played on the Lower Field and 9-11 games will be played on the Upper Field.
Game 1: June 29, 10am (ET)
Game 2: June 29, 2pm (ET) [time subject to change]
Game 3 (if needed): June 30, 10am (ET)

8-10 Tournament Bracket

9-11 Tournament Bracket

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