2016 TOURNAMENT CENTER
PEE WEE TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY HARNEY LITTLE LEAGUE:
JUNE 27-JULY 2 (tentative). This tournament will be pool play followed by championship bracket play. LL pitching rules apply. All Pee Wee teams throughout the area invited. Interested teams submit intention to play to Steve Deming; 390-2028; email@example.com. Deadline is June 23rd.
MINOR DIVISION TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY RUSHMORE LITTLE LEAGUE WITH GAMES PLAYED AT MULTIPLE COMPLEXES: JUNE 27-JULY 2.
MAJORS DIVISION TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY ALL LEAGUES: JUNE 27-JULY 2.....
Division 1 tournament held at Harney Little League
Division 2 tournament held at Rushmore Little League
Division 3 tournament held at Timberline Little League
Division 4 tournament held at Canyon Lake Little League
Championship games for each division are all held at Harney Little League
All the Majors teams in the city are divided up into one of four divisions for tournament play.
9 YEAR OLD DIVISION TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY HARNEY LITTLE LEAGUE JUNE 27-JULY 2.
9 YEAR OLD TOURNAMENT: Hosted by TIMBERLINE LL beginning July 6.
10 YEAR OLD TOURNAMENT: Hosted by CANYON LAKE LL July 5-8.
11 YEAR OLD TOURNAMENT: Hosted by HARNEY LL July 5-8.
Age tournaments are based on league age the youth is this year. Some kids may be able to play up depending on their ability and the need. These are great tournaments because they allow for competition amongst same age youth.
ALL STAR TOURNAMENTS
12 YEAR OLD ALL STARS: Sub-District Play hosted at HARNEY LITTLE LEAGUE July 13-18. Top two teams advance to District championships.
District play hosted at HARNEY LITTLE LEAGUE July 22-26. Winner advances to Regional Tournament in Indianapolis.
11 and 10 year old All Star Tournament hosted at Canyone Lake Little League July 29-31.
More changes to the Little League Age determination rules...
There have once again been changes made by Little League to the Age Determination rules. You will recall that changes were made in 2014 to make January the cut-off to determine league ages. Some criticism resulted in more changes in 2015. The Age cut off will now be Aug. 31 for players under approximately 10 years old. Additional changes were made even as recently as October 2015.
Regardless of your child's age we ecnourage you to visit the Little League site to read the explanations and to view the age chart to ensure you know what playing age your child will be this spring.
2016 Harney Board Members
The Harney Little League Board is securely in place and working hard for all of its league members. Stay tuned to this website and your email for ways you can help!
Board Contact Information.docx
Microsoft Word document [16.6 KB]
Harney LL Handbook 2015.doc
Microsoft Word document [196.5 KB]
BASEBALL COACHING HELP
Go into the 2016 season prepared to be the best coach you can be. Learn the skills you need to know to help your kids as a coach or parent. Visit the Little League Coaches Resource Center for great resources and links:
T-BALL COACHES: Coaching for the first time and you don't know where to start? Little League has a great program set up for you. This includes coaching plans for the whole season, how to teach basic skills, and more... http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/TeeBallDivision.htm
COACH PITCH COACHES: Little League has developed a new program this year for the Coach Pitch Division. This is another great opportunity to give you the tools you need to coach your kids! ...http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/coachpitch.htm
All of these tools are at your disposal free of charge.
LEAGUE SURVEY RESULTS
Thank you for your participation in the Harney Little League Survey. Please find the attached documents for these results and an explanation of results. Included in these results is an explanation about registration fees and also Capital Improvement Projects.
A couple items I want to address in regard to complex improvement.... Two items that received lots of attention include parking lot repairs and the old Pony field that has been run down for some time. The parking lot is a city responsibility and we have encouraged the city to address this for some time. You will be pleased to know that the city has made significant repairs this fall that I think you will enjoy seeing in the spring.
Also, the field on the corner is not part of the Harney LL complex and we are not responsible for this field. Rapid City High School Baseball is responsible for this field. They do have plans to make improvements this winter and spring. As with many things, high cost of repairs have prevented them from completing much up until now. They have possessed this field for just over a year now. Hopefully we begin to see some good changes soon. HLL is willing to aid this progress in any way we can.
Lastly, I want to stress that HLL also has financial constraints when it comes to making improvements to the complex. Your fundraising potential, ability to contribute your "manpower," and equipment will enable us to make the kinds of changes you want to see.