***REMINDER*** ***BASEBALL & SOFTBALL ASSESSMENTS THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 28th 9:00AM - 1:00PM AM AT SUFFIELD ACADEMY***
Welcome to EGLL's home on the web!
Here you will be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much more. You will also be able to register for the upcoming season online! Check back frequently for the latest information about our club. Please contact the board with any questions or issues. Thank you.
East Granby Little League Board of Directors
COACHES CLINIC 03/23/2015 There will be a baseball coaches clinic for Managers and...
Assessments will be for players league age 7-12. Please refer to the league age charts for baseball and softball. Links to these charts can be found by clicking the “2015 Age Calculator” on the EGLL website home page.
You must attend at least one of the dates. If you are unable to attend either assessment date, the player will be subject to placement based on prior year assessment information (the player will not be placed at a level below the previous year placement).
If you show up at a time other than that designated for your child, they will not be allowed to assess with a different group.
Please make sure your child wears comfortable athletic clothes and sneakers (no cleats). Please bring a glove (no gloves will be provided), bat and helmet (there will bats and helmets provided if you do not have one), and water for your child.
As with last year parents will wait outside the Gym in an observation area. Only those performing the assessment and coaches will be in the Gymnasium. Only limited seating is available in the observation area.
Coming from East Granby turn left off of Mountain Road on to North Main and second left into the school which is Stiles Lane and follow the signs...185 North Main Street, Suffield is best for a point of reference.
Tisch Field House: Proceed down Stiles Lane (the road before between Brewster and Barnes House) and follow signs to parking lot. It's the 1st really big building on the left that looks like a field house.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to
The following clinics are available for the upcoming season. Ideally you should try to attend one rules clinic and one mechanics clinic- feel free to attend as many as possible. All umpires with under three seasons worked will need to attend at least one clinic or talk to me if unable prior to working any games. If anyone needs transportation please let me know.
It’s that time of year again…time to get ready for the Spring Baseball and Softball season!! EGLL will be hosting free indoor Baseball and Softball clinics at the East Granby High School located in the New Gym. The clinics will help to warm them up for the Spring season, as well as get them ready for the upcoming Assessments atSuffield Academy on March 21st and March 28th.
Mike Gothers will be running the Baseball clinics. The focus will be on Baseball Fundamentals including fielding ground balls, proper throwing technique and hitting mechanics.
Baseball Clinic Dates & Times:
Mondays - March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
6:00 – 7:00 Baseball league age 6-8
7:00 – 8:00 Baseball league age 9-10
8:00 – 9:00 Baseball league age 11+
Tom Griffin, Damon Popella and Chris DeJesus will be running the Softball clinics. The focus will be on Softball Fundamentals including proper throwing technique, fielding, hitting and pitching (Preliminary pitching fundamentals will be worked on with the younger girls).
Softball Clinic Dates & Times:
Tuesdays - March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
5:30 – 6:15 Softball league age 6-8
6:15 – 7:15 Softball league age 9-10
7:15 – 8:30 Softball league age 11+
**All boys and girls attending the clinics MUST be registered with EGLL for the 2015 season in order to participate.**
There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just show up at the appropriate time slot and make sure your child is wearing sneakers (no cleats), has their glove and a water bottle. If they would like to bring their own helmet or bat they are welcome to do so.
Parents may drop their child off for their clinic time slot, but are welcome to stay and watch.
Looking forward to seeing you all there and having a great Little League Season!
***REMINDER...NO caps are allowed to be worn under batting helmets. Neoprene sleeves may be worn but must be covered by a solid (non-white or grey ) shirt. Also, all jewelry will have to be removed prior to the game. It is suggested to hold off on new ear piercings until after the season as studs will have to be removed.
The East Granby Little League is now accepting application for managers (head coaches) and assistant coaches for all levels of baseball and softball for the upcoming 2015 season.
All applicants should send an e-mail to Coaching Coordinator, Ray Fagnant at e-mail
indicating their desire to coach. Applications must be received by Friday, February 6, 2015. Please include in your e-mail the following information:
Desired position, sport and level: (Example: manager, baseball, Double-A)
Coaching Experience (Please be specific): year, sport, level, town. (Example: 2013, baseball, Triple-A, East Granby, spring)
Playing Experience/Other Credentials (years, teams, levels) All that apply: (Example: 1983-1986, St. John’s High School; 1987-1990, Univ. of Connecticut varsity, 1992-1998 Hartford Twilight League)
Children in EGLL, age, sport and anticipated level for Spring, 2015. (Example: John, 12, baseball majors; Mary, 8, softball farm)
All applicants are expected to attend a mandatory pre-season coaching clinic to be held on Tuesday, February 17 from 7:00 PM – 9:00. Details will follow. Additionally, all applicants must complete a 2015 Volunteer Registration Form which can be found at the following link: Volunteer Registration Form. Even if you have submitted one in the past, you must complete this form.
The selection process this year as in the past is as follows: Once all applications are received, they will be reviewed and discussed by the EGLL Executive Board. The board will then vote and make selections.
The EGLL Board sincerely appreciates your willingness to volunteer and make this another successful year.
EGLL needs more qualified food handlers. This is a one time training and covers all FVHD areas (not just Little League). This training is free for Little League members and training does not expire. We would like to have as many qualified food handlers as possible as it helps with our snack shack operation to have knowledgeable folks on all teams as well as meeting requirements for our permit. Please consider attending this training.
The Farmington Valley Health District offers food safety seminars that will satisfy the Qualified
Food Operator and Certified Designated Alternate requirement in the ten towns that we serve.
Topics discussed include Foodborne illness prevention, proper food temperature control, food protection, personal health and proper hygienic practices and sanitization procedures.
The 3 ½ hour class includes a Powerpoint™ presentation, class discussion and an exam.
2015 Class Schedule
Monday, March 30, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Seminars are held at the FVHD office located at 95 River Road, Suite C, Canton, CT.
Pre-registration is required. All classes are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please contact Michele Marin at
for registration, if you are able to attend the training on behalf of East Granby Little League. This training will fulfill your volunteer reimbursement requirement.
Umpire registration is now open for the 2015 season. Click here for a link to the registration page. Anyone 13 and older willing to attend umpire training is eligible to register. Training dates not yet known but there will be several to choose from. All umpires over age (15???) will also be required to submit a volunteer application for a background check. Anyone under age 13 or with questions regarding the job should contact Michele Marin at
East Granby Little League Registration is now Open!
Please visit our website to register www.eastgranbylittleleague.org and to see new information for the 2015 season. Registration fees are increasing for the 2015 season, $65 for Tee-Ball (Family Cap of $245 including $50 volunteer fee) and $110 for all other levels of baseball and softball (Family Cap of $295 including $50 volunteer fee). A late fee of $25 will be charged for any late registrations starting 3/1/2015. EGLL will only be accepting website payments through PAYPAL. Registration will close on March 31, 2015.
Registration will be by League Age. The EGLL board is working hard on our assessment process to make sure we place players at the appropriate level for their skill set. Additional information on assessment dates to follow. If you have any specific questions, please send an email to
Our board is working on scheduling clinics for various age groups within the next couple of months. Registration will be mandatory to attend one of these clinics. The location, dates and times of the clinics to be determined so please be on the lookout for additional information within the upcoming weeks.
For 2015, you will notice there is new information under the “Resources” tab for calculating the League Age for Baseball as well as a direct link on the Home Page (left column) labeled 2015 Age Calculator.
Umpires can also register on the website the "Umpire Registration Form" section/tab of the website. If you are interested in becoming an umpire, please contact Michele Marin at
Please be sure to check out the “Volunteers" page with information on how you can help this upcoming season. There is also information on how to fulfill your volunteer commitment for the year.
East Granby Little League is a nonprofit 100% volunteer based organization. We need your help with the following positions:
League Sponsorship: Coordinates annual sponsorship drive, including issue of solicitation, and coordination with team pictures to distribute plaques to sponsors at end of year. Also responsible for coordinating outfield signs with designated vendor, and giving sponsorship details to Opening Day Program coordinator and Information Officer.
League Communications: Responsible for submitting articles of news on behalf of EGLL to Talk Turkey, Granby News, etc. Major topics include registration and tryout schedules.
Coordinator of Team Parent Manager: Oversee all Team Parent Managers. Communication is key to success.
If you are interested in any of the positions, please send an email to
In addition, we have a volunteer committee working on opening day, which will be held Saturday April 25, 2015 at East Granby Farms.
You may have noticed an increase in our Registration fees this year. The board thought it would be best to provide some details around the increase. East Granby Little League has been paying umpires less than surrounding towns for a couple of years now. We have been monitoring this trend and have identified that we are losing umpires to these surrounding towns. We have made the decision to increase our fees to stay competitive and to help keep quality umpires within our small town.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to President, Chris DeJesus or Umpire Coordinator, Michelle Marin.
The Spring 2015 Season is approaching fast. With the new Baseball and Softball season upon us, we will continue implementing a volunteer fee. Many Little Leagues and other Sport Leagues have incorporated this fee into the registration system. We, as your Board, have heard many excellent things about it and hope that it will have a positive impact on our program as well.
Here is how it will work...
Registration costs will increase to $110 per player for Baseball and Softball and $65 for Tee Ball. In addition, there will also be a $50 family volunteer fee per family payable upon registration. The family registration will be capped at $245 for Tee Ball and $295 for Baseball and Softball (this includes the $50 family volunteer fee).
The volunteer fee is the same for each family no matter how many children you have registered in EGLL. The fee will be refunded to you via a check at the end of the Spring 2015 season AFTER you have fulfilled your volunteer requirement. The amount of hours you are required to volunteer will vary depending on how many children you have registered with EGLL. Should you choose not to volunteer, your $50 fee will NOT be refunded.
As a volunteer with EGLL, there will be many ways throughout the season to meet your requirement. Each team will have a mandatory Team Parent who will assist the Board with the tracking of volunteer hours. Some examples of how you can fulfill your volunteer requirement are:
Titled Position within EGLL
Rock Cats Liaison
All volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer form to be eligible for a refund. If a volunteer form is not filled out and submitted unfortunately you will not be able to receive the $50 refund at the end of the season. More information on volunteer positions can be located under the Volunteers tab of the website.