East Granby Little League (EGLL) is an all-volunteer, not for profit organization serving the girls and boys ages 4-15 of East Granby, CT. We offer a variety of Softball and Baseball programs providing a safe, instructional and fun environment for our children to learn the values of sportsmanship, teamwork and respect.
Softball Little League age for the 2017 season is determined by using the chart found on the following link:
We offer a Co-ed Tee Ball program for player ages 4 - 6. Tee Ball usually consists of two practices/games per week (weekdays Mon-Thurs). The practices usually take place at the open space at East Granby Farms. Two teams practice for about 45 minutes and then play a game for 45 minutes. Each team will have every batter bat. We do not keep score or track outs. The focus of this level is on fundamentals of the game as well a fun learning environment.
Farm Ball is offered to player ages 6-8. This typically is a Coach pitch league and is designed to transition younger players from Tee Ball to “real” softball. Players learn the basic skills of hitting, fielding, throwing and base running. Typically there is one practice during the week and one game on the weekend. Home games will be played at the EGMS field, travel to surrounding towns is required for away games.
AA league age is 7 to 9. At this level, girls begin to learn to pitch using the full windmill technique (the standard for fast pitch softball). There is no stealing at this level and some coach pitch is utilized. These games may be up to 6 innings long, where score is kept. There are typically two games per week, plus a practice. Home games will be played at the EGMS field, travel to surrounding towns is required for away games.â€¨
AAA league age is 9 to 11. At this level there is no coach pitch involved. Unlimited steals of all bases are allowed. There are typically two games per week, plus a practice. Home games will be played at the EGMS or EGHS field, travel to surrounding towns is required for away games.â€¨
Majors can be made up of player ages 10-12. These games are up to 6 innings long and score is kept. Full Little League rules apply. Advance skill level in hitting, fielding and base running. There are usually two games per week with a practice. Home games will be played at the EGHS field, travel to surrounding towns is required for away games.
Juniors level - Player ages 12-14 years old. Home games are played at East Granby High School and there will be travel involved for road games.
Little League International is the governing body and has rules regarding age and residence eligibility, playing time, playing rules and safety. EGLL is one of many local area Little Leagues and plays in Connecticut District 6. EGLL administers youth softball for our town and adopts local rules (where permissible) to make our league best fit our town's needs.