Fairport Little League, like last year, has continued to investigate ways to improve the softball experience for our girls to provide a more rewarding atmosphere for them to learn the game and develop their skills. As we head into the 2017 season, we wanted to share with you the latest changes to the softball program:
Micros Division- Is now open to ages 5 - 7. 8-year-old players are being moved to Minors but can request to play in Micros depending on their skill level.
Minors Division - Ages 8 - 10. 10-year olds will have the option to "play up" in Majors by selecting the appropriate box on their registration form. Tryouts are required for 10-year olds requesting to play in Majors. Those not drafted into Majors will automatically play in Minors.
Majors Division - Ages 10 - 12. Tryouts are required for all new players. 10-year olds have the option to tryout; if not drafted, these players will play in Minors.
All three divisions will play with Pittsford Little League in a combined League as we have successfully done in previous years.
If you have already registered for the 2017 season, we have moved registrations accordingly.
Clinics- We will be offering several pitching, skills, and coaching clinics beginning in February. Registered players and coaches can participate at no cost.
Summer Softball - We are introducing a girls Summer Softball League that will run in parallel with our popular Summer T-Ball league. Ages 4 - 6. Players will have the option to play T-Ball if they would prefer.
We are excited about these changes and look forward to another successful season.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
When you are ready to register your player, find his or her age group below to register online and pay by credit card. All players must register in a League that fits their birthdate. Baseball players of some ages have a choice of leagues.
See the chart below to make your choice.
Softball players ages 8 & 10 can express in interest in playing up an age group if space permits. You may select that option while completing your registration.
Family Maximum payment for the above programs is $325. Travel Team Registrations are excluded from the Family Maximum payment.
$25 Late Fee is applied for registrations after March 31st except for Pony, Colt and Juniors Softball.
Before March 31 - 100%
April 1 to April 30 - 50%
May 1 and later - 0%
Fairport District Travel Team Registration & Tryouts
Please note that while returning players are not required to attend a tryout, it is recommended as placement on last year's team does not guarantee placement on this year's team
Although the Spring Season has only recently ended, it is time to start preparing for the the 2017 season. The registration and tryouts for Fairport's District Travel Teams are upon us. If you have a player ages 7-12 that has the skill, desire and time to compete on a secondary team in the spring, you may register now by clicking on your age group below.
We are also looking for potential managers and coaches for all age groups. If you have previous coaching experience and would like to be considered for a managerial or coaching position, please contact Brian Talbot to indicate your interest. The number of teams fielded will depend on the volume of player registrations and coaching volunteers, so please contact as soon as possible to share your interest.
Players that played on a Fairport D4 travel team last year should register and do not need to attend a tryout.
Players new to the program should plan on attending a tryout at the Lyndon Road complex Field 1 on Sunday August 14 at Noon
For those unfamiliar with the Travel Baseball program, please note that playing on a "house" or standard Fairport Little League team is a requirement of playing on a Travel team. While the programs work hard to avoid conflicts, your house team must also be given priority when practices and games do conflict.
Please Contact Brian Talbot (
), Patrick Burns (
) or Mike Finn (
) with further questions.
Some facts about the NY District 4 Travel Program:
Provide D4 Little League organizations and players competitive travel baseball by running a well-organized, well administered, fun and cooperative program.
The program complements existing “Local/Town” based programs and is targeted for players/coaches looking for “Travel” experience in a Little League forum. Key Program Features
Promote higher level of play AND
Develop players to become ALL “STARS” – Sportsmanship Teamwork Attitude Respects and Skill
Manager must be approved by local Board of Directors (BOD) and must manage/coach in local program or be on BOD.
Manager and coach must sign NYD4 Code of Conduct
Manager and coach must have attended 1 clinic in last two years (either Coaches clinic or PCA)
Parents must sign NYD4 Code of Conduct
Players required to register and participate in their local/town program, if it is chartered with LL; Follow LL age charts
Players may be on one D4 team only.
If a town has 2+ teams at same age level; players are drafted to a “stronger” Travel Select team; or a “weaker” Travel team.
Teams assigned to “Travel Select” or “Travel” division by the District; not the town
Little League rules AND NYD4 “local” rules as developed and provided to managers; No “town specific” rules.
Local rules established by Travel Program Administrators.
May-June: 1 game per week; Scheduled for Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays ; Designed to minimize/avoid conflict with local leagues. There are two weekends with two games.
July-August: open for teams to enter tournaments, (possible Thruway Challenge)
Makeup dates set by managers; Approved by program Admin, then notify Scheduler Makeup policy: may be double header (5 inning games)
Little League pitch count rules apply; LL games include both local league games and District Travel games. Must be entered on D4 website
There is no limitation/restrictions on pitching in Travel vs pitching in House. Managers expected to work together.
Program Division Name
Introduction to Travel baseball for youngest players
More 9’s and 11’s respectively
Highest competition level
More 10’s and 12’s respectively
Likely players will also be on LL Tournament teams
Player Selection Criteria
Mixed skill level
Willingness to travel.
Moderate to high skill level
Willingness to travel
Desire to play competitive baseball.
Highest skill level players only
Willingness to travel
Desire and ability to play competitive baseball
Multiple Divisions; Team Placement
As needed based on # of teams
Teams assigned to a division by Travel Division coordinator; not by the town
(special games only)
Town level (Intermediate)
Teams assigned to a division by Travel Division coordinator; not by the town
Fairport Player Wins Pitch, Hit & Run Competition!!!!
Fairport Little League Player wins Pitch, Hit & Run Contest at Yankee Stadium
Zachary Roos, winner of Fairport's local contest, and the Rochester regional, went on to Yankee Stadium where he placed 1st for 13/14 year-olds in the baseball division.
Besides getting a chance to take in a game at Yankee Stadium with his Dad, Zachary competed ON THE FIELD and took home the championship plaque. An amazing accomplishment and a memory for life. Great job Zachary!
Fairport Little League plans to host the competition again next year, open to all registered players between the ages of 7 and 14 for both the baseball and softball divisions. Let's send at least one more Fairport Little Leaguer to the Bronx in 2017!
Following his first place finish in the 13/14 Baseball Division at the Fairport Little League Pitch, Hit & Run local competition, Pony League Senn Tec player Zachary Roos was the first place sectional qualifier and is moving on to compete at YANKEE STADIUM on June 25th. We're all rooting for Zachary as he aims to be one of the top 3 scores in his division age group out of all 30 MLB Team Championships and advance to the National Finals
Making the MLB Team Championship is a great accomplishment in of itself, but if he does move on, Zachary will earn an all-expense paid trip to the MLB All-Star Game. Finalists will participate in an array of festivities upon arrival, including a PHR Welcome Reception, MLB Brunch and All-Star FanFest. Finalists will compete on-field prior to shagging fly balls during the Home Run Derby and attending the All-Star Game!
Congratulations to Zachary Roos!
The following FLL'ers will be moving onto the Regional Competition
Pitching, Hitting, Running and All-Around: Rainah Roos
Pitching, Hitting, Running and All-Around: Kelsey Finn
Pitching (Tie) and Running:Jared Mulley
Hitting and All-Around: Brody Bush
Pitching (Tie): Lucas Foisy
Pitching (Tie):Anthony Belliard
Pitching (Tie), Hitting, Running, and All-Around: Trevor Hofer
Pitching (Tie): Christopher Carrigan
Pitching, Hitting, and All-Around: Jackson Talbot
Running: Dylan Norton
Pitching (Tie), Hitting, Running, and All-Around: Zachary Roos
Fairport Little League is forming teams at all levels of our Softball program. We have reviewed the current division formats and instituted a number of changes to improve the quality of play and provide an improved experience for all players.
We have identified a need for focusing on youth pitching and are conducting a weekly pitcher and catcher clinic that has had significant participation. We believe that quality pitching will provide more valuable games for all players and teams.
For Minors, we have instituted a number of rule changes to improve the level of play and introduce the girls to a fuller game at a younger age and help in the transition to the next level.
Fairport Majors and Minors divisions will combine with Pittsford Little League to enhance our programs. This continues the success we have had in Majors in previous years of playing with Pittsford in a light travel schedule that has provided a fun, rewarding experience.
This year, Fairport Majors will be participating in a District 4 “play date weekend” at the end of May in which we send our teams to play with the other towns in a fun cross town event. This kicked off last season to great success we are excited to participate this year. Teams will be based on player/coach availability. There is no additional cost for playing in this tournament as Fairport Little League will cover all costs. This is a great opportunity for our girls to play against surrounding towns.
Both Minors and Majors will have post season tournament opportunities and extended summer play.
In the next few weeks we will be wrapping up registration and forming teams. We have openings remaining so please get your registrations in as we look forward to a great 2016 and beyond!