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The official website of Grosse Pointe Park Little League


2015 Little League Registration is now Open!
Click on the registration link on the left to begin the process.
   

Baseball Player Evaluations:
Saturday, March 14th, Grosse Pointe South High School, Times as follows:
There is no evaluation for Rookie League Players.  Teams will be formed geographically where possible.
Understanding the new Little League Guidelines for "Baseball/Softball Age".  We ask you to arrive at your child's baseball age for evaluations:
Age
Start Time
End Time
Born In 2009
 Baseball 6 yr old
3:15pm
 
4:15pm
 
Born in 2008
Baseball 7 yr old
4:00pm
 
5:15pm
 
Born in 2007
Baseball 8 yr old
5:00pm
 
6:45pm
 
Born Between 5/01/2005 and 12/31/2006
Baseball 9 yr old
6:30pm
 
8:30pm
 
Born Between 05/01/2004 and 04/30/2005
Baseball10 yr old
3:00pm
 
4:45pm
 
Born Between 05/01/2003 and 04/30/2004
Baseball 11 yr old
4:30pm
 
6:15pm
 
Born Between 05/01/2002 and 04/30/2003
Baseball12 yr old
6:00pm
 
8:00pm
 
Not confusing enough?
Here is a link to the Little League Age Calculator:
Link for Chart for Baseball Ages:
Link for Chart for Softball Ages:
 
Softball Player Evaluations: 
Saturday's March 21st and 28th, at Grosse Pointe North High School
Girls 8 and under will be placed on a team.  There is no evaluation necessary.
Ages 9-10 1:30-3:00pm
Ages 11-12 3:00-4:30pm
Also, anyone interested in manage or coach a softball team please contact me.
Softball Contact:  GPPLL Softball Commissioner:  Pete Kotula  pkotula@gppll.com
(Also there is a Junior and Senior league for girls 13-16 years old please contact me for more information)
 
Intermediate 50/70 Baseball (13 year olds) Player Evaluations:
Saturday, March 14th, Harper Woods High School, 2-4pm
Sunday, March 15th, Grosse Pointe South High School, 3-4:30pm
 
Senior League and Big League Evaluations:
TBD  Contact:   GPPLL Commissioner:  Frank Kurta  fkurta@gppll.com

Photo Day:
Saturday, March 28th, Pierce Middle School Gym, Time TBD

Field Day:
Saturday, March 28th, Art Getz Field, Time TBD

For Players living outside the GPPLL district (Grosse Pointe Park) but attend a school located in Grosse Pointe Park, you will need to bring this form signed by your school to the evaluations.   FORM

2015 Softball: 

The officers and board of directors of the Grosse Pointe Park Little League, along with the Harper Woods Little League, the Grosse Pointe City Farms Little League and the Grosse Pointe Woods Shores Little League are pleased to announce the formation of Little League sanctioned girls softball for 2014. Girls aged 6 through 16 will have a chance to play officially sanctioned softball throughout the eastside area. Highlights of this cooperation between the four leagues include the following:

·         Regular season schedule consisting of 16 to 18 games.

·         Teams may consist of players from all 4 leagues.

·         Teams will be selected in an open draft and division placement will be determined by age and ability.

·         Games and practices will take place on fields in all four leagues.

·         Games will also take place against teams from St. Clair Shores.

·         There will be a league playoff at the end of the regular season.

·         Tournament teams will be selected for district and possibly state tournaments.

·         Uniforms and visors that will have MLB emblems.

There is a need for both managers and coaches for teams.

Please check the Grosse Pointe Park Little League website for further details.

Any question may be sent to Pete Kotula pkotula@gppll.com.
 

Intermediate, Senior, & Big League (Ages 13-18) - 3 Divisions
The Intermediate, Senior, and Big League divisions provide an opportunity for players to continue playing baseball through Middle and High School.  It is one of the fastest growing baseball programs in the state.  These Leagues expose players to a full baseball experience - - 90 foot bases, lead-offs, base stealing, balks, etc.  As with all Little League programs, the World Series for these divisions are televised on ESPN Networks.
Teams are formed from the Grosse Pointe community and are managed by seasoned and experienced coaches.  The number of teams is determined by the number of registered players.  Games are played against top teams in the Metro area (including Harper Woods, Macomb and L’Anse Creuse) providing players a "travel-like" experience.  Games are played on well manicured fields including many High School varsity diamonds.  
One of the most exciting advantages of the Junior, Senior, & Big League divisions is that it offers players an opportunity to experience the full game of baseball with many of their friends from the local community while offering the structure of the Little League organization.
Intermediate League Baseball
Little League International  announced the name of its newest baseball division: The Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division.
The division, the first new program in Little League since 1999, bridges the transition from Little League (46/60) to Junior League Baseball on a full-size field (60/90). It is a league for 13 year-olds whose advanced skills permit rules that are closer to conventional baseball, such as leading off bases, pickoff attempts, etc.

We are also looking for coaches and managers for this league as well.  Last year was very successful and we fielded 7 teams from the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods.   


Little League has established a New Age Determination Date that will adjust your child's "baseball age" This will affect children born after May 1st, 2005.  

Please keep in mind that this is a new Little League International rule and NOT a GPPLL local rule.



2015 Michigan District Six Umpire Clinics
GPP Umpire Clinics
All,

Break out your parkas as we will be having our Annual Little League District Wide Field Mechanic Clinics to discuss the mechanics of umpiring Little League Baseball and Softball (1 and 2 -person crews) on the following dates and at the following locations.

·         Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Shelby Township Ford Field Park Field #2, 7460 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI 48317. For a map to the field open this link https://plus.google.com/116503526246191849930/about?gl=us&hl=en#116503526246191849930/about?gl=us&hl=en

·         Sunday, April 19, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Kerby Diamond #3 (the field adjacent to the in-line skating rink), along the north side Kerby between Mack and Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. For a map to the field open this link https://plus.google.com/103128292109394243967/about?gl=us&hl=en#103128292109394243967/about?gl=us&hl=en

This clinic is for all umpires, league board members and/or managers within Michigan District Six.

I will be sending reminder emails as we get closer to the dates and umpires only need to attend one of these clinics, not both. Please note that the field mechanics clinic are free to all attendees.

Based on the feedback from the leagues we provide umpiring services to and thanks to Stray Corrado stepping up and taking a more active role in working with me as the District UIC, this year we are updating our district umpire training program to include a three part series for newer/younger umpires (3 years or less of experience).

The contents that are planned to be covered during these sessions, as they relate to Little League Baseball and Softball, are;
·         Field Positions
·         Set Positions
·         Working the Plate
·         Slot Position
·         Strike Zone Philosophies
·         Check List and Topics to Discuss at pre-game meeting
·         Umpire Communication during a game
·         Call Diagrams
·         Umpire to Umpire Signals
·         Key Communication Terminology
·         Principles of Umpiring
·         Understanding of Common Rules
·         Myths of Baseball/Softball
·         Handling Conflicts
·         Guidelines to avoid trouble
·         Case Studies

These training sessions will be held on  March 25th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 58 South Wilson (Between Cass & Church Street), Mount Clemens, MI 48043.

IF YOU HAVE 3 YEARS OR LESS OF EXPERIENCE: Please contact me by January 20th to let me know if you be attending these sessions (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU WANT TO MOVE UP TO HIGHER LEVELS) so we can plan accordingly for handouts, number of trainers, etc. Also, please pass this information along to any of your friends/relatives that may be interested in umpiring this year.

IF YOU MORE THAN 3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT, COME TO ANY OF THESE SESSIONS!!! I will still be scheduling our usual district wide rule and field mechanic clinics for all umpires (I will send out separate emails for these clinics once they have been scheduled), but these sessions are specifically being prepared for newer umpires and getting them started or putting them back on the right track.

Lastly, please let me know if you plan to return this year at your earliest convenience.

Thanks,

Rob Rochon
Michigan District Six and MDSUA UIC


Field Day
There is lots of work to be done to prepare the fields for the season so please come help us!
 
We need parents and kids to get our fields in tip top shape for the season opener. 
   
When:  Saturday, March 28th
Time:   8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please bring:
  1. Shovel and/or rake
  2. Work gloves
  3. Wheel barrel (if you have one)
  4. Cheerful attitude
Food and beverages will be provided!
 
Field captains will be assigned to direct adult volunteers on areas needing attention.  Children volunteer activities will be more passive.
 
Contact Craig Stafford (cstafford@gppll.com) with questions and/or concerns.

GPPLL Fundrasing
GPPLL SPIRIT WEAR
 
We are excited to announce a new online Grosse Pointe Park Little League spirit wear shop enabling you to design your own custom GPPLL spirit wear.
The shop, Albatross Embroidery, is a local Grosse Pointe Park, located at 14927 Charlevoix Street  Contact Jenny or Sandy at  (313) 458-7304 
A Company that offers many customization options and will show an on-screen sample of how the GPPLL logos or lettering will appear on their spirit wear products you are interested in.  They also handle any customer service issues for orders placed through their online shop. All purchases made through this site can be picked up at their store.
 
Proceeds from our spirit wear assist GPPLL in providing the best community baseball and softball programs in the country. 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


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Upcoming Games  
No games scheduled.

Upcoming Events  
Evaluation Day for LL Baseball
Grosse Pointe South High School

Sat, 03/14
TBD - TBD
Photo Day
Pierce Middle School

Sat, 03/28
TBD - TBD
Field Day
Art Getz Field

Sat, 03/28
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Parade / Opening Day for Baseball and Softball
Sat, 05/02
TBD - TBD
Parents Party
Tompkins Community Center

Fri, 05/08
TBD - TBD