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Steele Creek Little League Fall 2020 season info:

We WILL age-up players for the fall season as we normally do. This means we will follow the 2021 Little League age chart and Divison info (see here), essentially going by a player’s actual age as of 8/31/2021. There will be two exceptions to this age guideline:

  1. Players who wish to remain in the age division they would have been in for spring 2020 may request to do so. We understand that the missed spring season may have hindered some less experienced players’ development and their parents may want them to play one more season at this lower level before moving up. Players who have played 3 previous seasons at their recent level are encouraged to move up as a group and maintain the camaraderie they have formed.
  2. Players with DOB’s between Sept 2003 and Aug 2004 would have aged out after the spring 2020 season, but will be able to play one final season as a “league-age” 16 year old for the fall 2020 season. This will expand the Senior Division to include league ages 15, 16, and 16+. 

Our “Summer Season” of workout sessions and semi-formal games will continue into mid-July. Players should now begin attending the workouts for the division they will be playing in for the fall, which for about half of them will be a higher division than what they played last season. Summer Practice Squad rosters have now been established in the website for Machine Pitch, Minors, Majors/Intermediate, Juniors, and Seniors divisions. Parents will receive an email notification with their player(s)’ Division assignment, and that will be the Division you should register your child in. If you want to request your player to play back down in the division they would have played in for Spring 2020 instead, please email scaa.baseball.commissioner@gmail.com that request. Notifications of specific practice dates & times will begin going out based on these roster assignments.

Fall 2020 Season key dates:
7/1         Registration open
7/18       Evaluation practices begin (all Divisions except TeeBall)
8/4         Registration closes
8/5         Teams drafted
8/8         Team practices begin
8/29       Opening day-first games
9/5-7     No games-Labor Day weekend
Regular season games will end by/around 10/24 and post-season tournaments will be done by/around 11/1.

With playing 2 games per week (except Labor Day week), we will be able to play more games than a typical 12 game season, possibly as many as 16 games. We want to give the players some extra baseball to make up for the missed spring season. We understand some families may have travel plans during late-July into early Aug and may miss some evaluation practice sessions. While we encourage players to attend as many sessions as they can, the requirement is to attend one session. There will be multiple sessions over the 2-1/2 week period before the draft takes place to enable players to attend at least one that fits their family’s schedule. The first session will be on Saturday 7/18, and the remaining dates will be established soon.

 

 

Steele Creek Little League has cancelled the Spring 2020 season

Financials: Parents who had already requested a partial refund or fall season credit prior to the 5/15 cancellation deadline do not need to do anything further. Parents who had still intended to play or did not respond previously should email to request one of 3 options:

  1. Partial refund (minus cost of uniform)
  2. Full credit used towards any fall sport
  3. Donate fee to SCAA to help cover facility maintenance costs (tax deductible donation)

Please include the player’s name, age division, and parent’s name in your email.

We are now shifting towards ‘Plan B’:

We will work towards starting up for fall season early to get additional games in to make up for the lost spring season, and also to get ahead of any possible late-fall resurgence of the virus. There are also some additional summer options we are now working towards that stay within the current ‘phase two’ restrictions and anticipated ‘phase three’ in late June/early July:

  • Workout/practice sessions beginning soon. We will schedule weekend and/or weeknight workout sessions for each age division. Signups will be necessary to limit participation and stay within the 25 person limit including players, coaches, and parents. The spring rosters we had drafted will be dissolved and coaches will work with any players in that age division who attend each session. The goal is to offer some baseball activity for players, as well as continue skill development.
  • Little League ‘Sandlot Games’- these are essentially ‘pickup games’ where the kids self manage the whole activity with minimal adult involvement. We would schedule specific dates/times for them and post a signup to ensure both minimum and maximum limits of players, but then once the players show up on that day they will take it from there, choosing teams, creating lineups & batting order, etc. Adults will supervise only for monitoring safety guidelines and assist players only when requested. More details to come as we get closer to ‘phase three’ which we anticipate will allow this type of activity. https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/sandlot-fun-days/

 

 

SCAA Baseball has structured the baseball divisions to be in line with Little League guidelines and the other Little League North Carolina District 3 associations. The structure builds our association from the T-Ball League through Majors League and then onto a full size field with the LL Junior and Senior League program.

 

Division Information 

T-BALL DIVISION (4-6): Our Rookie Division is for boys and girls 4-6 years old who want to learn the basic fundamentals of of baseball. Players hit a ball off a batting tee. Later in the season live pitching will be permitted. Score is not kept in this division. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the basics of throwing & catching a baseball, holding and swinging a bat, running the bases, and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Generally, the diamond used is a 50-foot diamond. Games usually last 3-4 innings. Each team bats in a continuous lineup every inning.

MACHINE PITCH DIVISION (7-8): Machine Pitch is designed for ages 7-8. 6-Year old’s can "play up" if they have completed at least one year of T-Ball and their parents sign a waiver. Primarily a learning division, but mildly competitive and scores are kept. Players focus on learning proper hitting and fielding mechanics, and the primary rules of the game. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and a machine pitches from a distance of 40 feet between 38 - 42 MPH.

MINORS DIVISION (9-10): For ages 9-10 but allows 8 yr olds to "play up". The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. It provides the first opportunity for players to participate in a league requiring more advanced baseball skills (players pitching, stealing bases, catcher position development) with rules similar to those in the Majors Division. Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

MAJORS DIVISION (11-12): For ages 11-12 but allows 10 yr olds to "play up".The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.  It allows for players to participate in a league requiring more advanced pitching and hitting skills, stealing bases, advanced baseball strategy). Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

JR & SENIOR DIVISION (13-16):  Players move onto a full sized regulation baseball field.  The skills developed in the younger age divisions now allow the player to start to experience baseball as it is traditionally played in school and college on 90' basepaths and 60'6" pitching distance. At this age level we stress the higher level of baseball and prep the players for school ball. Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

 

 2021 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 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
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 4
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2015 2015 5
2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 6
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 7
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 8
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 9
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 10
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 11
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 12
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 13
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 14
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 15
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 16
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 16*

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and is modified to allow 16 year olds who would have "aged-out" after spring 2020 under the standard chart to play one final season. This chart is only for FALL 2020, and Spring 2021 will revert to the standard Little League 2021 age chart. For the Fall season, SC-LL follows the LL age chart for the following spring. Players therefore "age-up" in the fall season to allow additional development time in their new age division ahead of the spring season and post-season District Tournaments.

 


Licensed Composite Bats Requirements:

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

Click on the "2018 Licensed Bats" tab to the left for more details

 

 

Baseball Registration Notes:

Click on "Baseball League Age" which will show your players league age for the current spring season.  For Fall Baseball, SC-LL follows the age chart for the following spring season. Little League International REQUIRES a copy of Birth Certificates for all players.  Please bring a copy of your child's Birth Certificate to the player evaluations. 

 

For those players through age 12 from South Carolina (or NC outside of our LL boundary) that have NOT played spring season baseball at SCAA before, both Tega Cay / Fort Mill (http://www.tegacaysc.org/index.aspx?NID=859) and Lake Wylie have active leagues in their area.  We strongly encourage you to register with your local league. More information about Lake Wylie Little League is available at www.lwsports.org and about Tega Cay Little League at http://www.tegacaysc.org. Players that have previously played spring baseball at SCAA while residing or attending school within our Little League boundary may continue at SCAA with full tournament privileges as long as you do not miss a spring season.

 

If you have questions concerning SCAA baseball, please contact the Baseball Commissioner or the Assistant Commissioner listed below.

Baseball Commissioner

Tom Soriano

scaa.baseball.commissioner@gmail.com

Jr/Sr League Commissioner

 

scaa.baseball.jrsr@gmail.com

Intermediate/Majors League Commissioner

Chris Rufert 

scaa.baseball.majors@gmail.com

Minor League Commissioner

 

scaa.baseball.minors@gmail.com

Machine Pitch Commissioner 

Brandon Hodges

scaa.baseball.machinepitch@gmail.com

T-Ball Commissioner

Michaela Adams

scaa.baseball.tball@gmail.com

 

 

 

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