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by posted 11/25/2015
Little League Baseball Age Determination

Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date

to Move to August 31 for the 2018 Season


September 9, 2015

 Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of

 discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age 

  Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone

  involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input

  from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide

  District Administrators and the Little League International

  Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination  Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little            League Challenger Division® to August 31.

Why the change?

In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.

This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.

What’s the difference?

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

For players born on or before August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

What’s the impact of this new change to my child?

If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.

If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.

If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.

“After announcing the new age determination date for our baseball divisions in 2014, we have received important feedback from many volunteers and parents,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We continue to work with all our volunteers and our International Board of Directors toward the goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.”


2016 Little League Age Chart

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 4
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 9
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 10
        2005 2005 2005 2005         10
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 12
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 13
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 14
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 15
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 16
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 17
1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 18


Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2016.

by posted 11/13/2015
Cheltenham and Mother Nature blast a grand slam on Columbus Day

The winning foursome led by Ed Lloyd

Cheltenham Little League’s Ron Camp Columbus Day Golf Outing held at Limekiln Golf Club was a huge success, as 147 competitors played under brilliant sunshine to benefit CLL and the community.

Celebrating its 20th annual event, the outing raised a significant amount of funds for the organization, as all proceeds, from the raffles to the silent auction and golf contests assist the League.

None of this could have been made possible without the tremendous support from our sponsors. The Financial Group of Philadelphia, led by Paul Bufty and our own Bruce Rangnow, were our event supporters. In addition, our food sponsors, Lindinger’s Catering, EZ Storage and FINN HVAC, were instrumental in making this event the most successful in CLL history.

“First of all you couldn’t have asked for a nicer day,” said Timothy Durney, owner of Timmy D’s Deli & Catering. “This was my first outing with Cheltenham and I want you to know that your staff was very professional and very courteous to all participants.  I thought it was well organized and put together perfectly. As a sponsor and player, I can’t wait until next year to participate again.”

Premier Group Insurance, under the direction of Len Garza and senior sales associate Gene Mattia, provided the goodie bags that were distributed to each player, complete with a sleeve of balls donated by Comcast Business, sandwich coupons from Mission BBQ and other certificates from local vendors. In addition, all players and volunteers received a commemorative 20th anniversary glass.

Once again, all 27 holes were utilized, as players competed for bragging rights, not to mention trophies, and ate and drank like Kings and Queens. The course was again in magnificent condition and the staff at Limekiln was extremely helpful and organized.

The low score turned in was a 12-under-par 58 by two groups and after a match of cards, the winning team, which gets their names engraved on the trophy, was: Ed Lloyd, Chuck Prendergast, Tom Prendergast and Jay Walker. The group of Jim O’Brien, Sean O’Brien, Dave Schmidt and Bill Cormier placed second.

“It was an absolutely awesome golf outing,” said Ann Macchione, CLL Board Member and golf enthusiast. “Very organized, great gifts, great food, great atmosphere, and the calling of tables and ticket winners were more prompt than ever before. Excellent job!”

What makes this event so special is that all competitors are winners, as each player is allowed to pick a gift from the prize table. This year’s goodies included shirts, balls, gloves, clubs, umbrellas, hats, books and gift certificates from Dick’s, Modell’s, Sports Authority, Luigi’s II and the Drake.

Closest to the pins and straight drive prizes, donated by Spikes Trophies, were awarded to: Al Allison, Nick DiBello, Barry Hyman, Dan Pressman, Jack McGrath and Don Scott.

None of this could have been accomplished without the tireless efforts of our golf committee and board members, spearheaded by Ron Camp, Phil Sokol, Tim Hassall, Matt Mundy, Mark Cherwony, Mike Cornelison and President, Irv Brockington.

In addition, our volunteers – Kim Aspenleider, Janet Sokol, David Paik, Doug Karan, Kelly Durand, Weymouth Lewis, Dave Ernay and Chris Reichert, along with the invaluable support from the Semper Fi group of Paul Corbett, Greg Strup, Dave McCarron and Don Campanile, provided a critical element to the success of the event.

“The outing was great, as always,” mentioned Matt Stefan, the regional marketing supervisor from Modell’s. “My foursome really enjoyed themselves and you could not ask for a nicer day.  As far as prizes go, CLL always has the best assortment in the area.  From giveaways for everyone, to the silent auctions (I thought I still had the winning bid for the Willie Mays ball!), it really is a great showing.  I also think the purchase options (bundle, pot of gold, move up, mulligans, etc.) are well thought out.  Multiple selections at a good price point make people more inclined to participate.”

As was the case last year, pictures were taken of each group. JC Campoli Photography, the long-time partner of Cheltenham Little League, donated its time and effort to make sure all groups received a framed portrait.

This year, we added a few new wrinkles to the event, as each player had the opportunity of moving up 100 yards on each par-5 for a mere $5 per person to help lower their score. Also, a ticket raffle (Chinese Auction) was included with prizes such as a one-night stay at the Sheraton Society Hill, foursomes at local golf clubs and a wooden putter to name a few. Our two raffle prizes went to Mike Cornelison, who won the Walt Disney World Park Hoppers and Dave Dudo, captured the TaylorMade Driver.

A special shout out goes to our print sponsor, the Alcom Print Group for donating their time and services in printing our program. For a complete listing of all of our great sponsors, please stop by the clubhouse at Cheltenham Little League for a program.

Planning has already begun on number 21, as this group will not rest on its laurels. Mark the date down for Columbus Day 2016, October 10. Hope to see you there.

by posted 10/13/2015
2015 District 22 Junior Division Champions

On behalf of our entire League community, we want to congratulate our Juniors baseball team and coaching staff James Smith (Manager), Art Gordon and Don Kaplan (Coaches) for earning the 2015 District 22 Junior League Championship and representing our District in the PA Section 8 tournament this week, with a chance to advance to the State Junior League Tournament.  This is a history making moment for our league and we couldn't be more proud!



by Teri Yago-Ryan posted 07/20/2015
Fields Status
Gimbel 6 - Elkins Park OPEN (11/27) 
Gimbel 7 - Elkins Park OPEN (11/27) 
Gimbel 8 - Elkins Park OPEN (11/27) 
Gimbel 9 - Elkins Park OPEN (11/27) 
Gimbel Cage D - Elkins Park OPEN (11/27) 
Gimbel Cage E - Elkins Park OPEN (11/27) 
Woodland 1 - Cheltenham OPEN (11/27) 
Woodland 2 - Cheltenham OPEN (11/27) 
Woodland 3 - Cheltenham OPEN (11/27) 
Woodland 4 - Cheltenham OPEN (11/27) 
Woodland 5 - Cheltenham OPEN (11/27) 
Woodland Cage A - Cheltenham OPEN (11/27) 
Woodland Cage B - Cheltenham OPEN (11/27) 
Woodland Cage C - Cheltenham OPEN (11/27) 
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