We wanted to update everyone on some timelines and events coming up.
Opening Day – We’ll kick off the season with the opening day parade on Saturday, April 6th. The teams assemble in the parking across from Sacred Heart Chapel at the corner of Maple St & Bernards Ave. Please start assembling by 8:40AM, the parade starts promptly at 9AM. The players will march up Maple St and take a right turn on Pine St until they enter the Kiwanis Baseball Complex. We’ll have a brief ceremony on the Majors Field and then the games will begin!
Uniforms – We expect to have uniforms available about a week before Opening Day for distribution to coaches. We will keep everyone updated as soon as they arrive.
Schedules –You can sync your teams schedule to your smart phone calendar by starting at the SHLL home page, select Division/Teams, your team. That will get you to your teams home page. Once there, select schedule tab on the left. When the schedule appears select the “Options” drop down box on the right and select Calendar Feed. This should allow your players schedule to load directly into your calendars.
Weather – Always assume theGame is on unless you hear from SHLL that its canceled. For all SHLL events we do our best to give you as much notice as possible if an event, game or practice is canceled. For our younger players in Tball and Instructional on a weekday we attempt to notify everyone by early to mid afternoon. We close the field in the computer system and that sends a notification by email that the event is canceled. For the Minors and Majors Divisions we wait longer to determine if we can play or not. The weather in New Jersey in Spring is unpredictable, we do our best to try to get as much baseball and softball played as possible.
As of earlier today, the remaining Levels/Teams have been updated on the SHLL website so please review the "Divisions/Teams" Tab along the top of the SHLL website (http://somersethillslittleleague.org/) for more info. Your Head Coaches will reach out to you shortly (or already have), but if you don't see your player on a team, please email both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Schedules at some levels are still being finalized so thank you for your patience!
SHLL also has the following exciting upcoming events!
Saturday, April 6th - Opening Day Parade held that morning (more details to follow)
Sunday, April 28th - SHLL's Somerset Patriots Day
Softball Clinic, autographs and parade around the outfield pre-game
Appearance by Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol!!
Kids run the bases post-game
Any questions, reach out to Brian Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday May 19th - Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Game
Block of tickets in Section 205
Bus Transportation for SHLL attendees
$40/ticket (First Come First Served)
Any questions, reach out to Steve Calulo (email@example.com)
Both the Somerset Patriots and Yankees tickets can be purchased using the below link:
We have one week to go before registration closes on March 1st. Evaluations for Baseball Minors and Majors Divisions will take place on Sunday March 3rd and teams will be formed and announced towards the end of the week of March 4th. If you know anyone still considering playing please encourage your friends to sign up ASAP so they do not miss out on a great season.
The SHLL Board has made 2 notable adjustments to the league by-laws this off season that we wanted to bring to everyone’s attention.
1 – If your player wants to be eligible to try out to participate in the summer District tournament teams they must attend 75% of their teams regular season games played.
2 – There will not be “play-ups” in baseball divisions. Players will be assigned by age to their respective divisions unless they are playing down by request. The only exception is if a player has already completed 2 years at a specific level they will have the option to advance to the next level if they are not eligible by age. Any player 11 or older has the option to participate in the Majors and/or Intermediate Baseball Divisions.