Conestoga Valley Little League is a community organization implanting the characteristics of honor, sportsmanship and integrity through the development of skills, discipline and strategy in the game of baseball for the children of Conestoga Valley.

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Conestoga Valley Little League

Welcome to CVLL's website!  Check back often for news and information regarding youth baseball in Conestoga Valley.  You can also keep up w/ CVLL on Facebook or by emailing info@cvlittleleague.org.

Volunteers

CVLL is always looking for good people to help us give our baseball loving kids a great experience.  If you would be interested in helping us, please reach out to us info@cvlittleleague.org.

Youth Baseball in Conestoga Valley

There are two youth baseball organizations in Conestoga Valley: 

  • Conestoga Valley Little League (CVLL) offers beginner and recreational baseball for youth ages 5 to 12 years old. Games are primarily in-house, but may also play other local Little Leagues. 
  • Conestoga Valley Baseball Association (CVBA) offers more competitive baseball starting with 10U through 14U as well as Midgets (16U) and Legion (18U) playing other teams in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball League (LCYBL).

CVLL and CVBA work together to try to provide the best youth baseball experience for the community. For which organization should a player sign up? Here are a couple of points:

  • Players 8U (ages 8 and below) will play in CVLL.  An 8-year-old player may try out for a 10U team.
  • Players 10U (ages 9 and 10) who are looking for more competitive baseball should consider trying out for CVBA to play in LCYBL. A player further developing his skills or wanting recreational baseball should sign up for CVLL.
  • Players 12U (ages 11 and 12) are highly encouraged to try out for a CVBA 12U team in preparation for moving from Little League to 14U in LCYBL. Players not selected for a CVBA team or who want to play recreational baseball will play with CVLL.
  • Players 14U (ages 13 and 14) sign up for CVBA.

 Here are a few other noteworthy items as player registrations open up for baseball this Spring:

  • CVBA tryouts will be held in mid-January. CVLL will hold its player evaluations in mid-to-late February. CVBA’s tryouts are for determining team rosters. CVLL’s assessments are used to balance the teams as evenly as possible. 
  • CVBA will select team rosters based on independent evaluations. Players not selected for a CVBA team will be registered for CVLL. In CVLL, the Player Agent and coaches evaluate players.
  • Competition for CVBA teams in LCYBL is played at a higher level than in Little League.   This level of baseball is appropriate for players who are dedicated to improving their competitive baseball skills, and who are willing to commit to baseball as their primary sport during the spring baseball season.  If the player participates in a second sport in the spring or is not ready for this kind of commitment, then the CVLL program may be the better baseball program for the player.
  • The CVBA baseball season runs from early April through mid-July. Spring training will start in late January with once per week winter sessions and then move outdoors for 2-3 practices per week in March as weather permits. Parents should take into consideration that LCYBL playoffs run from late June through mid-July when planning summer vacations.
  • Little League baseball will offer a handful of indoor sessions in late February or early March with 2-3 outdoor practices per week beginning mid-March. The gameplay season will run from mid-April through early June (closely following the Conestoga Valley School District calendar).
  • The costs associated with CVBA are $150/player with discounts for multiple players. The registration cost for CVLL is $100/player (ages 9-12) and $85/player (ages 5-8) with a $160/family max.
  • CVBA will not charge any registrants for signing up for tryouts. CVBA will only charge for a registration after a player is assigned to a team. CVLL will charge at the time of registration.
  • CVBA’s registration runs from the beginning of December to mid-February.  CVLL’s registration runs from mid-December through mid-February. CVLL’s registration runs from the early December through mid-February for older players and through late February for younger players.
  • More information on both organizations can be found at conestogavalleybaseball.com (CVBA) or cvlittleleague.org (CVLL).

Registration is available through Stone Alley for the spring 2018 season!

Available Leagues

T-Ball - Ages 5 & 6
Our focus is to introduce boys and girls to the basics of the game - hitting a pitched ball, base running, and fundamental defensive play. While sessions are non-competitive, establishing essential skills early helps improve a player's performance at the next level.

Rookie - Ages 7 & 8
Coaches will focus on individual skill improvement. At this level, players will start to pitch. Players will be introduced to competition at this level, although the main focus remains on skills development and having fun. Play is designed to give the player every opportunity to develop their pitching, fielding and hitting skills.

Minors - Ages 9 & 10
In addition to individual skills development, team strategies will be introduced at this level - the game played will resemble the "true" game of baseball. While there's an increased emphasis on competition, the primary objective continues to be the development of skills, knowledge, and enjoyment through participation.

Majors - Ages 11 & 12
At this level, most players have gained a good knowledge of the game and have developed the fundamental skills needed. Coaches continue to develop individual skills and advanced team strategies. Players at this level will refine their skills in preparation for the the next level of baseball.

Age Determination Date

For the Spring 2018 season, ages will be calculated as of August 31, 2018 (players must be 5 as of August 31, 2018). Based on your child's birth date, they will be eligible to register as follows:

League Ages Birth Date Between
T-ball 5-6 year-olds 09/01/2011 thru 08/31/2013
Rookie 7-8 year-olds 09/01/2009 thru 08/31/2011
Minors 9-10 year-olds 09/01/2007 thru 08/31/2009
Majors 11-12 year-olds 05/01/2005 thru 08/31/2007

Registration Cost

$85.00 per player for T-ball and Rookie Leagues
$100.00 per player for Minors, Majors Leagues
$160.00 per family maximum

A $10.00 late fee will be added to each registration received after January 20, 2018.

Little League® 10 Commandments for Parents

  1. I shall not criticize the umpire unless ready to assume his duties
  2. I shall not complain about anyone unless I have labored more hours on the Little League® Program than they have
  3. I shall not be a "Grand-Stand" manager
  4. I shall remember that only nine team members can play at any one time
  5. I shall set an example of sportsmanship for my child to follow
  6. I shall not be critical unless willing to put out the necessary effort to correct my criticism
  7. I shall remember that all managers, officers, and ladies are volunteer workers
  8. I shall remember that all officers and other personnel must earn a living a cannot work on Little League® time
  9. I shall offer my services for work whenever possible
  10. I shall encourage my child to follow the Little League® Pledge
 

Little League® Volunteer Pledge

  • I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
  • I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
  • I will respect the decisions of the umpires
  • I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game

 

 

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Little League®, please visit
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