HSLL League Update

Posted by Hobe Sound Little League on Jan 22 2017 at 06:50PM PST

I wanted to reach out to all the parents and players with a league update. First, I would like to thank all the volunteers, players, and parents for a successful registration period and try outs. Now the work begins for your HSLL board but know that we are working hard to be efficient and keep all of you informed on what is happening.

Juniors, Majors, and Minors:
We had a successful draft for our majors and minors division yesterday. The team managers and team names have been picked and players placed on the teams. Coaches will be reaching out to the players sometime this week. We are waiting on background checks to be completed on all volunteers that will be working with the players in those three divisions. When practices begin please reach out to the coaches if you are interested in assisting the team. We can always use more coaches and team parents. If you do want to help, the league must run a background check on you prior to any contact with the players.

Coach Pitch:
We still have players registering and we are deciding if there will be 5 or 6 teams in this division. We are also reaching out to potential managers to get their consent to appoint them as the team managers. This should be completed sometime this week and teams formed by this coming weekend. We will then run background checks on the volunteers for this division and we expect practices to begin sometime during the first full week of February.

T-Ball (4 – 6 yrs. old):
All parents that have players playing T-Ball are asked to attend a parent meeting on Sunday January 29th JV Reed Fields at 5pm. For the 6 year olds that did try out for Coach Pitch and placed on a Coach Pitch team, you will be notified about that team prior to the 29th. Parents, if you don’t hear from a Coach Pitch coach prior to the 29th then your child will be playing T-Ball and you should attend the parent meeting for T-Ball.

General Information For All:
District 17 (our Little League district) is having an inter-league meeting on January 26th to decide which leagues will be playing each other through out the year. This is when we will start to create our schedules for all teams. This process can take several weeks so please be patient.

The league information officer will be working this week to create the 2017 season on our website. This takes many days to get set up but once it is done all parents will be invited to join the website and follow the players from their own local team page. We encourage players and parents to use the site to keep informed about everything from schedules to statistics. It’s also a great place to post pictures and video of your player in action.

This is a very busy few weeks so remain patient and as always, if you have a question don’t hesitate to ask by emailing us at after you check our website to see if the answer is there.

Future League Event Dates:
January 23rd – 28th: Majors & Minors players contacted about team selection and practices
January 29th: T-Ball teams selected
January 30th – February 4th: Juniors, Coach Pitch, and T-Ball players contacted about team selection and practices
February 24th: Opening Night Ceremony
February 25th: First games are played