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MASSACHUSETTS DISTRICT 2

WEEKEND TRAVEL PROGRAM

MISSION
To provide District 2 Little League organizations and players competitive travel baseball by running a well-organized, well administered, fun and cooperative program.

OVERVIEW
The program complements existing “Local/Town” based programs and is targeted for players/coaches looking for “Travel” experience in a Little League forum.

Playing on a Travel Team does not guarantee a player a spot on his/her All Star Tournament Team.
Likewise, a player would not have to play on a Travel Team in order to be eligible for selection to an All Star team.

For parents, this is an affordable option that gives their child the best of both worlds – community feel with more travel than traditional Little League baseball.

DIVISIONS OF PLAY

       9-10 Year Old Travel

      11-12 Year Old Travel

Field Size

• 46/60 (Standard LL)

• 50/70 (Intermediate)

Program Focus

  • High competition level

  • Mostly 10 year olds

  • Likely players will also be on

    LL Tournament teams

  • High competition level

  • Mostly 12 year olds

  • Likely players will also be on

    LL Tournament teams

Player Selection Criteria

  • Highest skill level players only

  • Willingness to travel

  • Desire and ability to play

    competitive baseball

  • Highest skill level players only

  • Willingness to travel

  • Desire and ability to play

    competitive baseball

Eligible Players

  • Minors 60’

  • Majors 60’

  • Majors 60’

  • Intermediate 70’

Travel League Charter

• District Level (Majors)

• Town Level (Intermediate)

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PROGRAM FEATURES


Program Initiatives

  • Promote higher level of play

  • Develop teamwork, sportsmanship

Manager/Coach Requirements

• Manager and Coaches must be approved by local Board of Directors and
   must Manage/Coach in local program or be on Board

Player Requirements

  • Players required to register and participate in their local/town program

  • Follow LL age charts

  • Players may be on one D2 Travel Team only

Divisions

  • 11-12 Year Old Travel Division – 70 foot diamond

  • 9-10 Year Old Travel Division – 60 foot diamond

Team Organization

  • Leagues may enter multiple teams into each division

  • Two leagues may combine to form one team if needed

Rules

  • Little League Green Book rules AND MAD2 “local” rules as developed and provided to managers

  • No “town specific” rules

  • Local rules established by Travel Program Administrators

Schedules

  • April 13 – June 2

  • 1-2 games per week

  • Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays (Saturdays preferred)

  • Designed to minimize/avoid conflict with local leagues

  • Single 7 inning games or 5 inning doubleheaders

  • No playoffs

  • Makeup dates set by leagues involved and approved by division

    Admin

Pitching

  • Little League pitch count rules apply

  • LL games include both local league games and District Travel

    games.

  • Pitch counts/game scores must be entered into D2 website

  • Managers of Travel/Local expected to work together

Rosters

  • Max of 15 players on roster; max of 14 at any one game

  • Rosters must be submitted by League Presidents by April 1

  • No changes without approval by Travel Program Administrator

  • Rosters lists are carried by manager at each game and available

    only for viewing by other manager on request

Umpires

  • Supplied by home team

  • Minimum of 2 umpires suggested

Game Balls

  • Supplied by home team

  • Baseballs must be RS or RST Little League approved

Bats

• USA Stamp required

Website

• TBD

Administrators

• TBD

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CALENDAR

Date

Event

March 15

  • Final teams counts for each division from each president

  • Managers/Coaches identified (name, phone, email)

March 22

• Mandatory Managers Meeting
o Review Rules / Code of Conduct
o Schedule Needs from League Presidents

April 1

  • Schedules published

  • Rosters due to Division Coordinator

April 13

• Regular season starts

Memorial Day Weekend

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