Attention all coaches and prospective coaches, don’t miss this opportunity for a coach’s clinic covering how to run an effective practice. This FNLL clinic will be held Sunday February 1, 2-4pm at Fairfield Woods Large Gym and is the first of several that will be offered this offseason. Be better equipped to maximize your practice time this Spring with the focus on the planning, organization and conduct of a practice. Future coach’s clinics will also be offered this offseason covering individual areas such as infield and outfield defense, hitting, pitching, etc.
Get a head start on the 2015 baseball season at the “Live Life to the Max” baseball clinic. Max’s love of sports is a major inspiration for the work of the foundation. This event is a perfect opportunity to gather in Max’s honor and celebrate him while enjoying time together. Max’s spirit continues to live in each and every one of us and our efforts to spread good will in his honor will allow children and young adults to “Live Life to the Max!”
Please join us for a morning of instruction and sportsmanship at The Danbury Sports Dome, 25 Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury, CT. Registration begins at 7:45 sharp on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The University of Hartford Coaching staff and teammates will be offering their professional instruction along with guest appearances by current and former MLB players.
We want to thank all of you for your support and look forward to you participation in this event and future events of The Max Michael Rosenfield Foundation. Together our efforts to continue Max’s legacy will make the possibilities endless.
Little League International Change to Age Date Determination
Notice to FNLL families,
On Nov. 14 the Little League® Board of Directors approved a new transition plan for players born after April 30, 2005. Starting with the 2015 Spring season Little League International will begin a phased roll out of the new age determination date. For players born in 2005 or after the new league determination date will be December 31. Players born before May 1, 2005 will not be impacted by this change.
Why did Little League Change the Age Determination date?
After receiving requests from local leagues and districts to provide a better transition for younger players, Little League worked with its volunteers, the Little League Advisory Board, and the Little League International Board of Directors Operations Committee to create this plan.
As a result, the new age determination date has allowed our program to become younger and let players, parents, and leagues use the various age levels of the Little League Baseball divisions to ensure all Little Leaguers are playing in the division that suits his/her skill level the best. It also ensures that players who were league age 7 for the 2014 season and are now league age 9 for the 2015 season, and have the ability, to transition to the next division. Read More on littleleague.org
What You Need to Know
As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the reminder of their Little League career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure. Read More on littleleague.org
Fairfield National Little League, in conjunction with the CT Blue Jays, will be offering a series of seven clinics from Jan 6th through March 25th at InSports - a state of the art facility in Trumbull. The focus will be on proper mechanics of hitting, fielding, and throwing techniques as well as the mental approach to the game. The coaching staff consists of current collegiate coaches. The cost will be $154 per player for the seven clinics.