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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.
The 2015 Registration Flyer with some key dates to keep in your calendar. (click here for the FLYER)
Registration ends Februay 28th
Intermediate 50/70 Baseball
(13 year olds) Player Evaluations:
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
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 JBoley@gppll.com.
Intermediate, Junior, Senior, & Big League (Ages 13-18) - 4 Divisions
The Intermediate, Junior, Senior, & 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 LíAnse 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.
Player Evaluations are Saturday March 8, 2014 in the Grosse Pointe South Main Gym.
Registration is at 4 pm for those who haven't signed up online, Fielding and Throwing at 4:30, Hitting at 5:00 and Pitching at 5:30. We aim to be finished up no later than 6 pm.
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
Just a reminder that our first session of the 2015 umpire training program for newer umpires is next Wednesday, 1/28/15, inside a gym from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 58 South Wilson (Between Cass & Church Street), Mount Clemens, MI 48043.
If you havenít responded yet and you plan to attend or have one or more of the umpires from your league attend please let me know ASAP.
Please note that all sessions are free and the topics at each session will be different (and a portion of the list in the below email) so you or your umpire will get the most benefit by attending all of the sessions at not just one or two.
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 January 28th, February 25th & 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.
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
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 (email@example.com) with questions and/or concerns.
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
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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