Practice Fields are Open!
As of: 2/8/2016 - 1:00 pm
The city has released all practice fields so that teams may now conduct practices on their assigned field.
Game Fields (Community, Maria, Ribeiro, Fitzgerald) remain closed, and will likely not be available until the season begins.
Parents and Teams - please refrain from using any of the BLL game fields so that the city may prepare them for our use. If mounds or other areas are damaged by practicing we may not get fields for games at the scheduled start of the season.
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T-Ball / Farm Field Training and Clinic
Saturday February 13th, 9:00am to 12:00pm in Matthew Turner Utility Room
This Field Training and Clinic session is designed to teach Managers, Coaches, and Parents who assist at practices key techniques and skills that they may use at practices and games.
This is an adult only setting where our Coaching Coordinator Rich Payne, members of the Coaching Committee, and league volunteers will work hands-on to pass along their expertise.
Contact the BLL Coaching Coordinator email@example.com to reserve your spot at the training.
District 53 Umpire Field Training
Saturday February 20th, 8:00am to 4:00pm at Napa Little League field.
DISTRICT 53 FIELD TRAINING FOR ALL UMPIRES. THIS IS OPEN TO MANAGERS AND COACHES.
The field clinic teaches proper positioning and mechanics for both plate and base umpires. It is structures for not only new umpires but also the experienced ones. I strongly recommend all umpires attend. Lunch will be served.The clinic is being taught with District 53 trainers who have attend Western Region training. This is an excellent program to become a better umpire.
Contact the BLL Umpire in Chief firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot at the training.
Please check the District 53 Website - News for Blues for current events and tips for everyone.
Wait List for 9-12 year old Players - All Others Players May Still Register
With all drafts complete, any League Age 9-12 year old players who register will the placed on a waiting list.
All other ages may still register, but teams are forming this week.Q: Can I still get on a Minors or Majors team?
A: No, players who are league age 9-12 that register now will be placed on a waiting list. If players are injured or drop out for any other reason, players on the wait list will be contacted in the order that they register.
Registration Open: Remains Open (Juniors) - Not Much Longer (5-8)
Registration continues for Juniors, but with T-Ball and Farm teams now formed registration is nearly complete. Very Limited Space remains available for league age 5, 6, 7, and 8 players.
For more information on our current registration prices and other registration facts, please review our registration details
If you have additional questions or are having problems registering - please contact our registrar: email@example.com
What's Next? - Practices and Games
For those families new to the league, and all of our others who may be fuzzy on what happens next now that T-Ball, Farm, Majors and Minors teams have been formed?
The general time line is as follows:
- Majors / Minors Practice Started
- Farm / T-Ball Team Formation Complete - Team Meetings and Practices Begin
- First Games - Majors and Minors
- Opening Day - Scheduled for 3/5
- Farm / T-Ball Games - Scheduled for 3/12
Juniors Tryouts will be held in early to mid February as dictated by field availability. Please check back on the website for more details.
All players will receive email from the league with full details for dates, times, and field locations two weeks before the Tryouts.
BLL Challenger Division!
Benicia Little League has been promoting the Challenger Division for many years, and we have made the division an integral part of our league for each season.
Majors players have the opportunity to participate as a 'buddy' during games, and those positive experiences from being a buddy are one of the fondest memories our Majors players take with them.
For more information about the program - download the flyer
You may also get detailed information, help with signing up, and more about the program by contacting out Challenger Division Coordinator Jennifer Peters
2016 River Cats Tickets
Benicia Little League is partnering with the Sacramento Rivercats to bring our families a great game experience on Sunday April 17th 2016. Tickets will be limited. Download our flyer for more information [ download flyer]
Updates to Volunteer Application Policy
Beginning on 1/1/2016, all leagues or organizations who conduct background checks as part of their volunteer approval process must publish the policies applied for the organization.
We have updated our application policy with our background checking processes, and encourage all Managers, Coaches, and potential volunteers to review the updated information.
Please see: BLL Volunteer Policy
Alert - Internet Explorer is NOT Compatible with the BLL Website!
For those users on Windows (other than Windows 10) who regularly use Internet Explorer, be aware that our site is not compatible with Internet Explore and you'll experience login problems that prevent using secure areas of the site (Registration, Team Rosters, etc.).
Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (on Mac) browsers work just fine for our website and many others. Both Firefox and Chrome are free, and to install simply use one of the two links below.
Windows 10 Users: Testing of Windows 10 and the new Windows 10 browser indicate there are no issues with that browser. However, we would recommend Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (Mac) for best results.
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