News and Announcements

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PER Little League International, ANY modification to helmets MUST have that manufacturer’s approval.
According to https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/modifying-helmets-with-additional-attachments/
“The safety of all our participants is our utmost concern, and, like the vast majority of youth organizations, Little League® requires our batters to wear helmets that meet National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) specifications and bear the NOCSAE stamp.

As the popularity of helmet attachments (c-flap, etc.) increase throughout baseball and softball, Little League® International has begun to receive inquiries from our families, players, and volunteers as to whether or not they’re permitted in Little League play.

Altering a helmet in anyway (drilling holes, removing padding, etc.) may cause a manufacturer to void the NOCSAE certification of that helmet, making it illegal to use in Little League play. If you have altered your helmet or intend to, please contact the helmet manufacturer to determine if altering the helmet will void the NOCSAE certification."

You can go to this website for Little League International and check to see if the manufacturer has already approved a face mask or cheek flap.

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IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THIS BAT HAS BEEN DECERTIFIED BY USABASEBALL.

http://usabat.com/Decertified-Bats/

Alvin Little League was just informed that USA Baseball has decertified 1 bat effective immediately.
This is means that this bat CANNOT be used during any games tonight OR in the end of season tournament next week.
The umpires will be checking the bats before the games.
This applies to the 30-inch drop 10 variation of the Easton Ghost X only. Pursuant to Rule 1.10, this is now an illegal bat. All other lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X bat remain approved for play.
ONLY The Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8” has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard.
****This applies to the 30” (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play.*

A full list of approved bats can be found at https://USABat.com

Any questions regarding returns, refunds or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton via email at ghostreturn@easton.com or at 1-844-531-7079. Any questions regarding this decertification may be directed to USA Baseball at USABat@USABaseball.com.

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For all parents and players that are looking to purchase a new bat for your player, please know that Little League Baseball has released a new standard for the 2018 year related to Baseball Bats. These bats were released this month for purchase.
For the Fall 2017 season, current bats are ok to use. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity (including practices) starting on January 1, 2018. Please visit this link to Little League Baseball’s new baseball bat standard. If you have already purchased one of these new standards bats, you ARE able to use that for this season. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Please note: Though it states minors and majors, that is the Little League Division that also includes Alvin’s T-Ball and PeeWee divisions.

www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm#.WbrMqjB-UAw.facebook

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Alvin Little League was established in 1952 and has enjoyed over 65 years of continuous service to the boys and girls of Alvin. Alvin Little League provides the youth of the Alvin area a great baseball experience. Alvin Little League is known for fun, exciting and action-filled baseball played by outstanding youngsters! Our goal for our players is to develop a strong foundation in the principles of sportsmanship and teamwork, and most importantly, to have fun learning to play baseball.