United in One Vision as One Community for Baseball and Softball
in Irondequoit: We are Irondequoit Little League
We are located in Irondequoit, NY and offer baseball and softball programs, in spring, summer, and fall.
Irondequoit Little League (IRLL) is in its 65th year and is a member of New York District 4 providing the best Baseball/Softball experience available for every player at any skill level. NY District 4 has nearly 8000 players ages 4 through 16 playing in Baseball, Softball and Challenger programs. The region encompasses Monroe County and selected nearby towns including Victor and Macedon providing the highest quality programs developing our youth into better players AND better people. Little League has instilled leadership, character, courage and loyalty in all that participate, including the nearly 1.5 million adult volunteers. Little League can be found in more than 80 countries worldwide with more than 2.4 million children participating each year. Little League is the largest youth sports organization in the World.
Simplified Version Baseball New Bat Rules
There is still some confusion on the new bat rules for Baseball.
Below is a much simplified version of the rules which we found helpful: note in our league we do not use approved Tball baseballs for minors/majors divisions so the option listed below is not available.
Stores such as Dick's, Target, Walmart, etc.. offer bats as low as in the $20 range, but The League will provide at least one "Team Bat" to share if you choose not to purchase.
There is also another Dicks 3 Day event (20% discount) this coming Friday-Sunday and Dicks does offer a wide selection.
Please also note that if your child intends to play baseball into Middle school on a Modified Team and/or into High School the ONLY bat standard allowed is BBCOR which is a drop 3 (-3) and a pretty big jump up in weight for most.
Thank You and please reach out if you have any questions or need further guidance.
Tee Ball Bats
Starting on January 1, 2018, all Tee Ball bats in the Little League Baseball® Tee Ball program must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker (available September 1, 2017) via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program for use with approved Tee Ball baseballs for Little League play. Tee Ball bats for Little League Softball® Tee Ball programs must follow the Little League Softball Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies.
2018 Baseball Bat Chart
Minors & Majors
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
*Approved Tee Ball bats may be used in coach pitch/machine pitch divisions only with the use of approved tee balls.
Intermediate (50/70) & Junior
USA Baseball marking or BBCOR marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Note player team assignments will begin later this month.
Please consider registering players or as a coach ASAP if you have not yet done so to help ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible with minimal adjustments as we approach the start of the practice season in April.
As you know, this year marks the first year in the adoption of the USABat Standard by many youth baseball organizations, including Little League® International.
Recently, USA Baseball has provided Little League and other youth organizations with some additional guidance on how organizing bodies, like Little League International, can make it easier for local leagues, volunteers, and players to use bats within our programs. We encourage you to review their FAQs at USABat.com, as well as the information on LittleLeague.org/BatInfo.
Effective immediately (Thursday, February 15, 2018), Little League has amended Rule 1.10 for Little League Baseball for the Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Divisions and the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League, to reflect this guidance from USA Baseball. Read the fully updated Rule 1.10 on LittleLeague.org.
Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch
Players may use approved Tee Ball bats, including those that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard that have been certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS.
Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League
In addition to using bats approved for Little League play based on the USABat Standard, players in these two divisions can also choose to use bats that have been approved and appropriately certified using the BBCOR standard. All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
Please note that these changes are only applicable to these levels of play within the Little League Baseball program.
Ready or not the holidays are just around the corner and the gift-giving season will be in full swing. As many parents purchase sports equipment for their children it’s a very good time to let you know of some changes that are taking place as it pertains to baseball bats.
In late 2015 Little League International along with the vast majority of Youth programs adopted the bat regulations that were put forth by USA Baseball. The plan was for these new bat regulations to take affect for the 2018 season, and that will happen. What this means is that there will be brand new bat standards across all divisions of Little League and Irondequoit Little League is charged with following these new standards. This also means that you may want to hold off on that baseball bat purchase until you have thoroughly reviewed the new standards.
Beginning on January 1, 2018 only USA Baseball bat standards will be allowed in any Little League activity including practices and most certainly games. There are some fairly dramatic changes and you can review them all by visiting http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm to find out how your child is affected.
Lastly, even if your holiday plans do not include the gift purchase of a new bat, it’s important to review the standards as any bats used in previous seasons that do not meet the requirements will not be allowed. NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.
Thank you for a fantastic 2017 season and the Board wishes you a happy holiday season as we plan for another exciting IRLL season in 2018.
2. Click on Teams, then click on Select a Team, and then choose the appropriate "Season" and then choose the desired team
3. After the screen refreshes to the home page for that team, click on Teams again and then click on Schedule.
4. After the screen refreshes to the team's schedule, click on the small calendar icon next to the word Schedule and then click on the options button. Click on subscribe and choose iCal. You should get a pop up asking if you want to subscribe to the calendar. Click Subscribe and you should then see a pop up confirming the subscription.
That's it. All of your team's scheduling events going forward will automatically be synced with your iOS device for the remainder of that season. At the end of each season you'll want to delete that calendar from your device (in Settings, go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars), and you'll want to re-do the above steps to add the schedule at the beginning of each new season.
There also an app that you can download to your phone
At Roberto's Kids, their global reach and leadership bridges the gap between different cultures through baseball. Their organization partners with communities as they develop and nurture social responsibility.
They achieve that through the collection and distribution of new and gently worn baseball equipment. They work with baseball leagues, charitable organizations, individuals and retailers in the United States, Canada and Latin American countries and AIAA is one of them.
We have already sent one shipment over 200 lbs.! We will be preparing a donation of gently used baseball & softball equipment in the near future. If you are looking to purge some of your child's equipment or uniforms to make room in your house please email Dave Calarco at:
This is a great opportunity to give back to the baseball community.
They have sent us a thank you letter for our first shipment. You may see that letter by clicking here.
If you want more information about this organization click here to be brought to their page.
Please make sure you read all these and follow for 2015.
Parent and Guardian Responsibilities
Irondequoit Little League Baseball and Softball
1.A parent, guardian or other designated adult MUST accompany each child to all practices and games.
2.Plan your schedule accordingly for an “on time” arrival to games and practices. Coaches may ask that kids be there 30 minutes prior to game time for warm ups and position assignments.
3.In the event of a medical emergency or injury, the parent is responsible for all medical decisions and treatment for their child.
4.Please make your coach aware of any health, medical conditions, allergies or any expected absences due to illness or other schedule conflicts.
5.If lightning is observed anywhere in the vicinity of a game or practice, all play must end immediately and the field must be evacuated as quickly as possible. An “all clear “may be given after a 20 minute waiting period.
6.In the event of questionable weather, plan on attending the game unless you are contacted by the head coach or Irondequoit Little League prior to the game. There may be occasions when a final decision to play is made at the field.
7.Parents and coaches are expected to be good role models for sportsmanship and teamwork. Let’s all do our best to have fun and praise the good effort despite the score.
8.Support the umpires, coaches, managers and the local and Little League rules. Arguments and foul language will not be tolerated. Contact league officials regarding any concerns or questions.
9.We are guests on ALL of the fields where we play. Please follow the carry in/carry out policy. Report any safety concerns to your coach or your division commissioner.
**** Alcohol, Tobacco and Pets are NOT allowed on the fields where we practice or play games.*****