Our Mission:

Somers Little League is committed to our community and the development of our youth. We are about baseball as much as anything - not the game we adults watch being played but the game the kids feel. The pressure of the at bat, the butterflies before throwing the first pitch and the nerves when he realizes the fly ball is coming right at him. The tradition of this game brings opportunity to our towns youth that is second to none. As coaches and board members we are committed to teaching our little league ball players about character, courage and loyalty. We are committed to teaching them how to be a good teammate, how to lose with dignity, win with honor and that nothing worth doing comes easy.

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Somers Little League Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 via Zoom from 8 – 10PM.   All league participants are invited and please respond to me for the zoom link if interested.

We are also seeking nominations to the Board of Directors for 2021.  Anyone in our league can run for a board position. The following individuals are the current nominations for the 2021 positions (note, multiple people can run for the same board position):

Board SeatCurrent Nominee
PresidentJoe Radziewicz
Vice PresidentMarty Piscottano
SecretaryDaren Damboragian
TreasurerJoe Cardinale
T-Ball RepJason Westbrook
Rookie Ball RepPeter Settevendemie
Player AgentDrew Kukucka
Field Maintenance CoordinatorMike Hevey
Player & Coach DevelopmentPatrick Burns
Tournament DirectorJeff Moody
Field CoordinatorNick Balestriere
Uniform & Equipment RepRyan White
Umpire CoordinatorOpen
Safety OfficerSteve Hawkins
Communications DirectorLenny Mason
Fundraising CoordinatorAaron Benoit
Uniform CoordinatorRyan White
Snack Shack CoordinatorOpen

If anyone has interest in seeking nomination to a board position, please email Daren Damboragian, SLL Secretary at ddambo@cox.net.   All board positions will be voted on at the Annual Meeting.

In addition, we are also looking for volunteers to help us in 2021 for the following events:

- Golf tournament planning
- Annual picnic planning
- Snack shack operations planning

If you have any interest in these volunteering opportunities, please email me at joseph.radziewicz@sbdinc.com.




COVID-19 Guidance for Somers Little League Return to Play: 2020 Season

Somers Little League (“SLL”) players, families and coaches plan on adhering to the following guidelines to maintain the health and safety of all SLL players, families, and coaches/officials.

Return to Play

Baseball is considered a moderate risk activity and will be allowed to resume on June 20, 2020 according to the the State of Connecticut’s Sector Rules. SLL’s field(s) will be limited to a maximum of two teams, officials, and family members only. Initially the fields may be used for individual or group training and controlled practices. Beginning July 5, 2020, scrimmages and games can be scheduled.

Signage

Visual signs and posters will be placed around SLL facilities to encourage and reinforce COVID-19 related safety practices including 6-foot social distancing from others, wearing of masks, hand washing or use of hand sanitizer and proper cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

Personal Contact

Players and coaches will limit personal contact, including refraining from huddles, handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, slaps, and group celebrations. Little League International suggests lining up and tipping caps to the opposing team as a sign of good sportsmanship after a game.

Players and families will vacate the field as soon as reasonably possible to minimize unnecessary contact with others.

Snacks and Beverages

Athletes, coaches/officials and umpires will bring their own personal drinks/snacks to all team activities. There will be no use of shared beverages, snacks or food.  The SLL snack shack will be closed for the season.

Athletes, coaches/officials, and spectators will not be allowed to eat sunflower seeds or chew gum while on SLL facilities. All players, coaches/officials and spectators are to refrain from spitting at all times.

Personal Protective Equipment for Managers/Coaches/Officials/Umpires/Athletes

Managers/Coaches/Officials and Umpires are required to wear a face mask or cloth face covering when unable to easily, continuously, and measurably keep 6 feet of physical distance from others, unless doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety due to medical conditions.

Players shall wear face coverings when not engaged in active play, unless doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety due to medical conditions. While engaged in the active play of baseball, athletes do not need to wear a face covering.

We will not be utilizing dugouts. Rather, the players will be assigned spaces and be required to use their own personal chairs in the out of play portions of left field and right field to maintain social distancing while not actively playing.

Personal Protection for Spectators

Spectators are encouraged wear masks or cloth face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth when 6-foot social distancing cannot be maintained, unless doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety due to a medical condition.

Player Equipment

No personal player equipment will be allowed in the dugout. Dugouts will be closed. Player equipment should be spaced accordingly outside the dugout to prevent direct contact. There will be markings and signs directing appropriate spacing.

Players should have their own individual batter’s helmet, glove, bat, batting gloves and catcher’s equipment. Players’ equipment should be cleaned and disinfected after each use (e.g., practice or game) by a parent/guardian, where applicable.  There will be NO SHARING OF EQUIPMENT.

Practices

Coaches will keep players in small groups during practice to allow for physical distancing. Practices will be scheduled with at least a 15 minutes between teams to prevent overlap of participants and allow for time to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces, including but not limited to:  fence entrances and exits, equipment or other frequently touched surfaces.

Baseballs

Baseballs will be disinfected before and after every practice and game. In addition, baseballs used during games will be sanitized each half-inning with wipes. Balls used in infield and outfield warm-up will be isolated from a shared ball container.

Foul balls landing outside the field of play should be retrieved by participating players, coaches/officials, and umpires only. No spectators should retrieve the ball.

Dugouts, Benches & Bleachers

Traditional dugouts, benches, and bleachers will not be used. Players, coaches, and officials will establish a safe area outside of the field of play with at least 6 feet of distance (e.g., personal chairs). Spectators will not be allowed on the field of play. Spectator seating will be beyond the outfield fence and at least 6 feet of distance should always be maintained. The outfield will be marked with ‘Xs’ to aid in social distancing.

Crowd Control

Spectator compliance with social distancing will be encouraged through periodic checks and announcements. Individuals shall not congregate in common areas or parking lots following an event or practice.

Risk Assessment

There must be daily symptom assessments (self-evaluation) before participating in practices, games, and scrimmages. Coaches, officials, players and families must stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are showing symptoms (fever above 100.4, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell).  Contact your licensed medical provider if you experience COVID-19 related symptoms.  More information on COVID-19 related symptoms can be found on the CDC website.

Individuals must also stay home if they have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19.  Please refer to CDC criteria and guidelines for a safe return to play.

If you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, have received guidance and/or treatment from a licensed medical professional, and are ready to return to play, please contact SLL’s Safety Officer Steve Hawkins (srhawkins25@gmail.com; 860-916-4167) for clearance prior to your return.

Temperature Check

All players and coaches are to take their own temperature prior to arriving at the SLL facility.

Should the temperature reading be above 100.4, your child should not attend the SLL event and contact your licensed medical professional for further recommendations.

We kindly recommend keeping your child home until they are fever free without the use of fever reducers (Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen) for a minimum of 24 hours and receive clearance from the SLL safety officer.  More information can be found on the CDC website.

In The Event of a Positive Covid-19 Case

Players, families, coaches and/or officials shall inform SLL’s Safety Officer and follow state testing and contact tracing protocols.

Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer will be made available at entrance points and common areas. All players will have access to hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol or 70% isopropanol to sanitize hands prior to getting on and off the field. All coaches will have access to first aid kits, hand sanitizer and PPE as necessary.

Bathrooms

Volunteers will alternate cleaning and disinfecting both bathrooms frequently. Cleaning should occur multiple times during busy times (e.g., games).  This will be for home practices and games only.

Travel

Players are strongly recommended to travel to the venue with their immediate household only, if possible. Face coverings are strongly recommended for individuals traveling to and from the venue, walking in and out of the venue, and while not actively participating.

In closing we are prioritizing the health and safely of all our SLL players, coaches, umpires, volunteers, and families. If you have any safety concerns please feel free to contact Joe Radziewicz (SLL President), Steve Hawkins (SLL Safety Officer) or any SLL board member.

We are looking forward to having a great season.

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Somers Little League Families!

We hope the boys are doing well with all of the different activities and sports going on as we approach the winter months. We have been able to secure an even larger commitment to our successful Sunday Winter Clinic from last Year!!! Please read all the info below for the advanced program and our Winter Clinics on Sunday!!!

Any questions on the advanced clinic can be directed to Marty Piscottano at mpiscottano@gmail.com or (860) 992-6936.

Any questions on the Sunday Clinic can be directed to Joe Radziewicz at Joseph.radziewicz@sbdinc.com or at (860) 690-1820.

Advanced Winter Clinics 20-21
November 30th to March 8th

Mon 6pm-7:30Pm

@ POWERHOUSE TRAINING

(80 DENSLOW ROAD,, E. LONGMEADOW, MA)

Thu & FRI 645pm-815pm

@@ MASSCONN united TRAINING

(153 springfield, st, AGAWAM, MA)

This is an advanced offseason program, offered to SLL players planning to play in the Majors division (ages 10-12), focusing on the advanced mechanics of hitting, fielding, pitching & catching with additional age-focused strength & conditioning, designed for focused players who want an extra level of instruction during the winter to get ready for the spring season! All COVID-19 protocols will be followed so space is limited.



REGISTER TODAY:: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/4H941Mr3AaloTPX or go to somersll.org

Winter Clinics 2021


January 3rd- March 14th

Sundays 3 PM - 5 PM

@ POWERHOUSE TRAINING

(80 DENSLOW ROAD,, E. LONGMEADOW, MA)

This is an offseason program, offered to ALL SLL players, focusing on the basic mechanics of hitting, throwing and fielding with an additional opportunity for pitching and catching instruction, designed for players to improve their skills during the winter and get ready for the spring season! All COVID-19 protocols will be following so space is limited.



REGISTER TODAY:: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/9S9WJBe9c523UrOQ7tu11
or go to somersll.org!!!!

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All Saints Church
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Angelina's Restaurant
Avery Septic
Axis Denim
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Bores Property Services
Carlson Robbiati Electric LLC
Chestnut Oak Associates
Club Fitness
Collins Creamery
Colonial Flower Shoppe
Con-Test Analytical Laboratory
Cutting Loose Salon
Danny’s Pizza
Devlin, Peters & Tarpey
Dick's Sporting Goods
DK’s Hockey Shop
Economy Oil Change
Frank’s Landscape Construction
Gavlak Enterprises
Geisslers Supermarket
Gio’s Pizzeria
GMH Fence Company
Haluch’s Landscapes
Harry A. Starr & Son
High Grade Propane
Integrated Rehabilitation Services
Irish Bend Orchard
Joanne's Restaurant
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Juliano’s Pools
Keith Gauvin Roofing LLC
Knights of Columbus
KRL Builders
Macie Grace Foundation
Maine Fish Market & Restaurant
Manchester Pizza
Maple Leaf Carpentry
McGuane’s Landscaping & Tree Service
McNamara Waste Services
Mohegan Sun
Mountain Tree Service
Netlogix
New England Tractor Training School
NFP Sports
Palazzesi Construction
Peerless Tool & Machine
Porter Road Pet Care Inc.
Powerhouse Training
Power Specialists Associates Inc.
Rocky's Ace Hardware
Ron-A-Roll
SAFCO Foam Insulation
Smith Brothers Insurance
Snap on Tools
Somers Comes Together
Somers Veterinary Hospital
Somers Volunteer Fire Department
Stanley Black & Decker
Stanton Equipment
StarBrite Colors
Stateline Senior Services
Stick It Here Self Storage
Strategic Risk Transfers Inc
Sunshine Tent Rentals
The Barn Yard
The Pizza Shoppe
Tommy's Supplies
United Bank Foundation
USA Hauling & Recycling
Vernon Poolman
Villari’s Martial Arts of Enfield