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Jan, 2020

SDLL 2020: Save the Dates

First, some of our partners have camps and clinics planned in January, February and March as well as June.  If you are looking for a last minute holiday gifts or a way to get your player excited and ready for the upcoming season, check out our camps and clinics page for more information.

SDLL will be supporting Tee Ball, Machine Pitch, and Player Pitch Baseball divisions, and we will be adding Lower Minors, Upper Minors, Majors and Seniors Softball divisions in the Spring of 2020.  Except for Tee Ball (all age-eligible Tee Ball players may register to play with SDLL), if a player lives or goes to school within the SDLL boundary (please click here to determine) you can register your player (league ages 4 thru 16 - click here to determine league age) beginning January 3 by going directly to www.sdll.org and selecting registration from the menu. The league will also post a notice once registration is open.   We strongly encourage everyone to register your players as soon as possible as we will close registration once capacity is reached in each division.  Registration fees for the Spring 2020 season are as follows:

Baseball Seniors (league age 13-16) - $200

Baseball Machine/Kid Pitch Divisions (league age 6-12) - $175

Tee Ball (league age 4-6) - $125

Softball Seniors (League age 13-16) - $175

Softball Minors and Majors (League age 6-12) - $150

Please note, as in previous years, our support for the SDLL Seniors divisions hinges on the amount of players that register and our ability to identify suitable fields. The Seniors divisions generally begin practicing in April, awaiting the end of the Middle School Season.

We would also like to emphasize that SDLL supports a competitive Baseball and Softball program for everyone. We encourage your sons and/or daughters to come out and participate in our league.  

2020 Important Dates

As you prepare for Spring, please take the following tentative dates into consideration:

January 3Registration opens for all players league ages 4 - 16

February 2Mandatory Baseball Evaluations for league ages 6-12 at Herndon Park (evaluations help the league determine your player’s skill sets, and is one of the data points utilized to determine the player’s division of play)

February 9Mandatory Softball Evaluations for league ages 6-12 at Herndon Park (evaluations help the league determine your player’s skill sets, and is one of the data points utilized to determine the player’s division of play)

February 9 – Rain Date for Baseball Evaluations at Herndon Park

February 12 – Coaching Clinic at Duke for SDLL Spring Coaches

February 15SDLL Team Draft

February 18Practices begin (times and locations TBD for each team)

February 2022Tentative SDLL Shop Weekend (20% OFF Coupon) at Dick’s Sporting Goods New Hope Commons location only

February 26NO PRACTICES, MANDATORY SDLL Spring Coaches Only Meeting (Time and Location TBD)

March 7Practices begin for the Tee Ball Division

March 15Mandatory Seniors Baseball and Softball Evaluations for league ages 13-16 (Cresset; times TBD)

Week of March 16Games Begin

March 21Opening Ceremonies and team/individual pictures (time and location TBD)

March 22Rain date for Seniors Baseball and Softball Evaluations

April 1SDLL Night at PDQ

April 1119DPS Spring Break (no games; practices optional)

April 20Games and Practices Resume

April 1112 – Easter Weekend (no games; practices optional)

April 26SDLL Day at Duke Baseball (Duke vs. University of Virginia)

Mid to end of April – Senior division practices begin

Early May – Senior Divisions games begin and continue thru June

May 2 – SlugFest (Annual SDLL Fundraiser, Herndon Park), all games will be played May 1 and 2 around SlugFest

May 8 or 15 – SDLL Family Fun Night at Herndon Park

May 1822 – Tentative start of End of Season Tournament (EOST) for Rookie and up

June 1 – SDLL 2020 All Stars Announced

Week of June 1Tentative Final EOST Championship Games played

Week of June 8 – Tentative proposed week for Mayor’s Cup (South Durham LL Division Champs A thru Majors v. Bull City LL Division Champs at Bull City LL)

June 14SDLL Night at the Durham Bulls (50% of all ticket sales from special SDLL website donated back to SDLL)

As in previous seasons, anyone interested in coaching baseball or softball, including Tee-Ball, can contact the SDLL Coaching Coordinator Kyle Richardson at [email protected].

Any questions regarding registration, evaluations and player draft not answered in the FAQs may be sent to the SDLL Player Agent at [email protected].

If interested in sponsorship, please email [email protected].

We wish all of you a wonderful holiday, as well as a healthy and happy 2020. Looking forward to seeing you all back out on the diamond soon.

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