Welcome to the Giants and Triple A (5th Grade) Spring Little League Baseball!
I, Sam Somashekar, along with Chris Wood and Dave Briggs, will be coaching your boys this Spring and look forward to a great little league baseball experience.
Practices will be 5:30pm-7:00pm on Fridays at Rogers Field, and will start on 4/5/19.
We will need 1-2 parent volunteers to help us with practices this year. Please let us know ASAP if you can help – we promise it won’t be taxing on your time!
Games will start on 4/6/19 and typically be scheduled on Tuesdays at 5:30pm/6pm and Saturdays at 11:30pm (2 games a week). Note that there will be 3 teams from Weston Little League integrated into our league this season. All games will rotate across Westport / Weston field locations on a weekly basis. Please refer to the Giants Home Page for more information and up-to-date schedules.
If your boys are on a Westport Travel Baseball team, we should get weekly information from the Commissioner on pitch counts which we will factor in to game pitching time. For those boys on another travel baseball team, please keep me informed on a weekly basis.
Key rule updates for AAA include unlimited stealing (except for Home), 85-pitch limit for 11-year-olds (which we should never reach), infield fly rule, and some tweaks to base advancement on overthrows.
For all baseball activities (practices and games), a baseball mitt, a "USA Baseball" stamped bat, batting helmet with cage, athletic cups, rubber-soled baseball cleats and water bottles are mandatory. If you have any questions on bat/glove sizing and types, please let us know. For games, the league will provide numbered team shirts and hats. Please provide your boys with baseball pants (usually white or gray) and a belt. Uniforms will be handed out prior to the first game (or practice if they are ready). Please label all equipment.
If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you again for signing up - it should be real fun this year!
Sam, Chris, and Dave