DPLL families - if you're interested in a great football or cheer camp this summer, you can sign-up for the 3rd Annual Driskel Family Football & Cheer Camp at The First Academy.
You can learn more and register, here: https://thefirstacademy.org/athletics/
Delaney Park Little League would like to take a moment to thank all the families that participated in our 2019 Spring Season. Our league would not be what it is today without your dedication and support.
We greatly appreciate all of our concession stand volunteers and other team parent volunteers who made the season more enjoyable for the coaches and players on the field.
Our small neighborhood baseball & softball league is built on the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, in hopes that our community’s youth may be stronger and happier children and will grow to become inspired, healthy and trustworthy citizens. It is the job of our DPLL coaches to instill these values in our young player’s minds as they grow throughout the season.
Coaches, we thank you the most for selflessly donating your time to the children of our league. Your players will remember who their coaches were that instilled these ideals into their minds far longer than they will remember their team’s record in any particular season.
We look forward to seeing you at the park for our 2019 Fall Season which starts in September. Enjoy your Summer!
DPLL Board of Directors
Opening Day Ceremonies were Saturday, February 23rd! and they were AMAZING!
From the great food provided by our sponsors, the first pitch thrown by Jeff Driskel (Cincinnati Bengals), the awards, team announcements and the majors exhibition game - it was a great day all around!
Take a look at the pictures...
Guess who got to spend time with the Boone Varsity Softball Team?! Our very own DPLL Softball girls! A great time was had by all and we appreciate the Boone girls making time for our girls!
Delaney Park Little League is a 100% volunteer run organization, and our continued success relies on it's existing and new volunteers. From managing, to coaching to running concessions - there's plenty of opportunity for everyone to help. Please consider giving your time to help make DPLL a great place to play ball.
ALL Volunteers - concession workers, managers, coaches, directors, etc. - who are in contact with a child are required to complete the registration and submit to a background check. Volunteer applications are required to be completed 1x each year per LL rules.
Managers/coaches, even if you've coached previously, are required to register as a coach to be considered for an on-field position each season.
Youth baseball bats will be undergoing some changes for the 2018 seasons. Effective January 1, 2018, USA Baseball (the governing body for Little League Baseball) will implement their new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats. The new USA Baseball bat standard, or USABat, will allow youth baseball organizations to reach their goal of wood-like bat performance in order to preserve the long-term integrity of the game, as well as instill a sense of uniformity among leagues.
Delaney Park Little League is required to adhere to the new standard. As such, the league will be providing every team in all baseball divisions (except tee ball) with two compliant “team bats” - players are NOT required to have their own bats, but if they do, they must be compliant with the new standard as well. The new bat standard is NOT applicable to any Softball divisions.
Tee Ball bats will be considered compliant to the new standard with the addition of a sticker from USA Baseball. The league has already purchased these stickers and will distribute through Spring season coaches.
Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, and a series of frequently asked questions, along with answers, and a linked page listing compliant bats (usabat).
DPLL recognizes that many players do want to have their own bat, and that some families use the holidays as a time to purchase new bats. Please note that many stores are currently selling last year's non-compliant models at deeply discounted prices. These non-compliant bats will NOT be allowed for play in 2018 and beyond (starting with our Spring season).
To identify officially-sanctioned youth bats, look for the “USA Baseball” licensing mark, located on the taper.
On Thursday, May 3, 2018 USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Little League, that effective immediately, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30-inch drop 10 variation of the Easton Ghost X only. Pursuant to Rule 1.10, this is now an illegal bat. At the time of this decertification notice, all other lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X bat remain approved for play.
All parents, coaches, and umpires must check their bats and remove these bats from play if they are in possession of these bats.
Any questions regarding returns, refunds, or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit USABat.com/Decertified-Bats for more information.
More information on how the USABat Standard impacts Little League can be found at LittleLeague.org/BatInfo.
Answers to most general questions and more detailed information about our league, divisions, and seasons can all be found on the FAQ page. Please review the information there first for quick answers. Should you still have questions, Email us and a league volunteer will reply as soon as possible. The league does not maintain a phone number.