Little league baseball age determination date to move to August 31 for the 2018 season
Effective in 2018, Little League has decided to "change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31. This change will 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. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball." However, this change is effective immediately for the 4-10 age groups. Update: 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.
8/3/15 - The Westport 10U girls softball team jumps for joy after beating Waterford 3-1 for the Connecticut State Championship
8/3/15 - Congratulations to the Westport A's-- champions of the Fairfield Summer House League 11-12s division!
8/2/15 - The Westport 10U All-Stars celebrate their LaMotta Tournament win in Stamford after defeating Darien 12-11 in the championship game.
7/12/15 - Westport Sweeps Monroe 9U Tournament Via Walkoff Single
“Community Conversation about Youth Sports” on Oct. 20, 2011, at Bedford Middle School by Dr. Richard Ginsburg. The presentation was helpful ensuring a positive sports experience for your child.
Summary from the speaker:
Take Home Points for Parents 1. Use a 5:1 ratio of accurate praise to constructive feedback 2. Avoid post-game criticisms of your chold for first 24 hours 3. First post-game question is “How was it?” NOT “Did you win or did you score?” 4. Numbers 2 & 3 are very hard to do. 5. Kids are NOT mini-adults 6. Talent develops well into late-teens 7. Make sure it is your child who most wants to play 8. Recognize when it is time to step back 9. Be aware of changing pressures on coaches 10. Fun and joy are best predictors for long-term success & benefits
For further details regarding Dr. Ginsburg, please visit his website, whosegameisitanyway.com. Copies of Whose Game Is It, Anyway? will be available for sale on the website and are also available at the Westport Library.
Whose Game Is It, Anyway?
Richard D. Ginsburg, Ph.D.
MGH PACES Institute
Harvard Medical School
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