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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Deep Run Baseball – Spring Little League

Welcome to Deep Run Little League:  Deep Run Little League provides an exceptional youth baseball experience for a wide range of ages (3-12) and skill levels. The league is run solely by volunteers and our volunteers are vital to ensure that the league is the best it can be.

Get Involved: The success of Deep Run Baseball is dependent on you! We encourage you to help out when and where you can. If you have a special skill that will help out the league please let us know. We will gladly put your skills to use. We are not just looking for coaching volunteers although we are always short there too but if you are handy or a skilled tradesman and could offer assistance with building/shed maintenance, field maintenance, landscaping, or any other various special projects we could use your help. Please contact the Deep Run Baseball Board at

 

Majors / AAA / AA Division Player Evaluations: All players registering for our Majors, AAA, and AA divisions will need to attend one of the scheduled player evaluation sessions. The player evaluations are used to create parity when drafting the teams in all divisions. All 12 year olds are guaranteed to play Majors unless 

Evaulations will be held at A2i in Hatfield on Feb 12, 2022 (2-4 pm) and Feb 19, 2022 (2-6 pm)

 

Where can I sign up for Majors Tryouts or AAA / AA Evaluations?

Majors Tryouts (required, registration closes Jan 31)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4da8ab2ca3fe3-deep16

AAA / AA Evaluations
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4da8ab2ca3fe3-deep17

Tryouts / Evaluations Volunteers
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4da8ab2ca3fe3-deep3

 

Intramural Winter Training: Deep Run's 2022 Little League Winter Training will be held at the Pennridge HS Green Gym (Feb 24, 25 and Mar 3, 4) and Keystone Sports Training (Feb 26 and Mar 6).
 

Where can I sign up for Winter Training Sessions?

Winter Training Signup Link (@ High School) - FULL
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4da8ab2ca3fe3-deep2

Winter Training Signup Link (@ Keystone Training Complex) - FULL
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4da8ab2ca3fe3-deep18

 

Opening Day: Games will begin on Mon, April 4, 2022 and Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022. We have many activities including a parade of teams, DJ, food, prizes, games, and the start of games for all divisions. More details to come from your coaches and it will also be updated on DR baseball website and Facebook page.

 

End of Season Skills Competition: Scheduled for Saturday, June 11th 2022.

Phillies Homerun Derby: Saturday, June 11th 2022more details to come as we get closer to the date.

 

Baseball Season FAQ’s

 

Q: How are the kids broken down by age group for in-house baseball?

2022 Little League Age Determination Chart

As a Little League organization, Deep Run roughly follows those guidelines.

  • Coed Quickball / Backyard Ball: Little League Age 3
  • Coed Quickball / Little Sluggers: LL Age 4
  • Quickball / Rookies: LL Age 5
  • single A: LL Ages 6-7 (Coach pitch)
  • AA: LL Ages 8-9 (Coach / Kid pitch - evaluations)
  • AAA: LL Ages 10-11 (Kid pitch - evaluations)
  • Majors: LL Ages 11-12 (Kid pitch - tryouts)
  • Challenger: LL Ages 4-18; up to 22 if in school (individuals with a physical or intellectual challenge)

Each year Deep Run sends 10U and 12U Little League District teams to the Little League Tournament.

We also offer summer tournament travel teams culminating at the Cooperstown tournament for the 12U team.

2022 Travel Age Determination Chart

  • Travel Teams: 8U-12U, 7U Instructional

* Age Determination of In-House baseball is different than Travel baseball.  The majority of Travel teams in the region use a Ripken Age Determination.  In order to stay competitive, Deep Run has opted to follow the Ripken Age for Travel baseball.

 

Q: Can a player "play-up" a division?

Yes, after registering, you can contact our primary Player Agent, Ryan Alderfer ( ). Our player agent and Division Directors will determine whether a player is ready to "play-up".

 

Q: How much does Deep Run charge for baseball?

Deep Run charges an annual club membership fee of $100.00 per family.  The membership fee allows a family to register their child(ren) into any sport(s) at Deep Run, including baseball.

In addition to the club membership fee for each family, each sport charges a fee that covers expenses for that particular sport.  Baseball scales it's fees as the costs differ slightly for each age group.

In-House Baseball:

  • Quickball / Backyard Ball - FREE
  • Quickball / Little Sluggers - FREE
  • Quickball (formerly T-Ball) - $40
  • single A (formerly minor B) - $80
  • AA (formerly Minor A) - $100
  • AAA - $105
  • Majors - $130.00
  • Challenger - FREE

Travel Baseball (separate registration):

  • 9U - 12U: $60

Late fees may apply after February 28.

 

Q: Can my child play-with a specific player(s) on their team?

  • Quickball and SIngle A: we try to grant as many play-withs as possible as teams won't be overly lopsided talent-wise in these age groups.  Younger kids tend to be shyer and a familiar face to start the season gives them the confidence needed to make new friends, have fun, and learn to love the game of baseball.
  • AA: balanced teams become much more important, particularly with the introduction of kid-pitch.  Evaluations help evenly spread talent across teams.  Play-with requests are less likely to be fulfilled.
  • AAA: balanced teams are critical to a competitive and fun season.  Evaluations help evenly spread talent across teams.  Play-with requests are much less likely to be fulfilled.
  • Majors: balanced teams are paramount.  Tryouts and a draft are held to select teams.  There are no play-with requests.

 

Q: I signed my child up, when will I know what team they are on?

A: It ultimately depends on the number of children that have signed up in a given year. Last year, there were around 375 signed up and it takes some time to work through all the divisions. DR tries to set rosters of 6 players (Rookies) - 12 players (Majors) on each team. We try to have all rosters finalized and sent to Division Directors by mid-March. There will be instances where due to lack of coaching volunteers or a rush of late registrations that will delay roster communications for certain divisions. Our end goal is that all players have been communicated to by March 15. Communication of roster assignment will come via email from your assigned team manager/coach.

 

Q: When and where are practices and when will they start?

A: Both practice dates, times and locations are determined by each individual coach. Practice locations will be the fields at Deep Run and will include school fields and parks within the local area (Hilltown, Dublin, Bedminster, Silverdale).  Generally, practices start in late March or early April, depending on weather and field conditions. The scheduling and frequency of practice is wholly dependent on the individual coach. It would be fair to assume a practice schedule of 1 or 2 practices per week in the beginning of the season. Each practice normally would last from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the age group.

Backyard Ball and Little Sluggers (Ages 3, 4) meet once per week for a combined Quickball practice and game.

 

Q: When do games start/end?

A: All Divisions start play on Monday, April 4, 2021.  Some divisions, due to number of teams, will start closer to Opening Day on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Games will typically end the first weekend in June with our end of season All Star Games/Skills Competition on Saturday, June 11th, 2022.

 

Q: When and where are the games?

A: Generally, a team has one game during the week and one game on Saturdays. Weeknight games start 5:45 or 6 pm .  Saturday games are played as early as 830AM to as late as 4PM. All games are played at the Deep Run complex - 953 Callowhill Road, Hilltown, PA. On occasion, due to reschedules, a game may be moved to a field located at Blooming Glen Park in Hilltown, PA.

Q: What if a game is rained out? How will I know?

A: Announcements will be made as close as an hour prior to the first game time of that day. Deep Run Baseball’s website (www.deeprunbaseball.org) and DRVSA website (www.drvsa.org) will be updated immediately once the decision has been made. Social media will also be updated. (Twitter/Facebook) You can sign up to receive text alerts for these types of announcements on the Deep Run Baseball website (www.deeprunbaseball.org).  You should also get email notification from your coach as well. There are instances when a game cannot be made up. Considering that score is not kept in many of our divisions and that there are no standings, this generally isn’t an issue. We will do our best to complete the 12 game schedules for each division.

Q: What equipment/uniform items are provided by Deep Run?

A: Deep Run Baseball will provide each team a baseball bat, balls, batting helmets, and catcher’s equipment. Your son will also receive a uniform shirt and baseball hat. Socks and Baseball pants are not provided. Your respective coaches will make a decision based on uniform color and instruct you what color baseball pants to purchase. (white, gray, or black).

Q: Who can help me if I still have questions?

A: Please contact any of the Deep Run Baseball Board members via or directly below.

 

Ryan Alderfer - Baseball President - 

Evan Lowery - Intramural Baseball Commissioner -

Frank Murray - Travel Baseball Commissioner - 

Ryan Alderfer - Player Agent -

Ryan Mulford - Baseball Clinics Director - 

Dan Shollenberger - Sr. Advisor - 

Baseball Questions/Inquiries – Use the Feedback button on the Deep Run baseball website or send an email to: nfo.deeprunbaseball@gmail.com