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FAQ

Ipswich Little Little League Frequently asked questions: 

Q. What bats are allowed for the 2019 season?
A: On January 1, 2018 a new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season and earlier are not acceptable for use in any Little League game, practice, or activity starting on January 1, 2018.


Beginning in the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in Little League shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat standard – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. Look for this logo on approved bats:

Traditional wood bats are still approved for play and do NOT need to have the above logo. More information can be found here.

Q:  When does registration start for the 2019 season?
A:  Registration for the 2019 Ipswich Little League season is now open! Register Here.
If you need assistance with the registration process, the following link includes helpful instructions: 

https://bluesombrero.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/228183867-Parents-Online-Registration-Instructions  

Q: When does the season start?
A:  Opening day ceremonies, otherwise known as the Baseball Bash, are April 28, 2019.  Bubba Bat, A, and AA will start the week of April 29th. AAA and the Majors will start practicing in mid April, depending on weather and field conditions.

Q: When does the season end?
A:  The regular season usually ends around the end of the school year - exact date will depend upon your team's schedule, make-ups, and playoff dates. Optional Summer tournaments can go on through July and early August.

Q:  Where and when do the kids play?
A:  Bubba Bat plays every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm at Town Hall/Green Street. If a coach wishes to have additional weekend practices or games or needs to schedule a makeup time on a weekend, those fields are available and the coach will contact the team with that day/time.  

Single A ("A") practices every Tuesday and Friday, 5:30pm to 7pm at Town Hall/Green Street. Games are on Saturday morning/afternoon on Hopping Field located at Bialek Park (parking entrance off of Kimball Ave).  

Double A ("AA") practices every Monday and Thursday, 5:30pm to 7pm at Town Hall/Green Street. Games are on Saturday afternoon on Hopping Field located at Bialek Park (parking entrance off of Kimball Ave).

Triple A ("AAA") schedules are determined individually for each team. AAA teams play and practice mainly on Hopping Field at Bialek Park (parking entrance off of Kimball Ave). Weekend games are Saturday morning/afternoon Bowen Field at Bialek Park. AAA typically has two practices and one to two games per week.

The Majors schedule is determined individually for each team and Majors teams play and practice mainly on Bowen Field at Bialek Park (parking entrance off of Linebrook Road). Majors teams typically have two practices and one or two games per week

Q:  What equipment is required and what does the league provide?
A:  A glove is required for all divisions, and cleats and baseball pants are required for AAA and the Majors. The league provides hats, jerseys, helmets and bats for all levels, though players are welcome to provide their own appropriate helmet and bat. There is no league policy on color of pants - but a preference is sometimes stated by the coach.  

Q:  How are rain-outs decided?
A:  Rainouts prior to the start of a game are usually decided between the managers of the two teams playing with input from the Field Manager on conditions. If a game has already started and an umpire is present, the umpire is in charge of making that call.

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