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Fall 2024 Registration Now Open!

Fall 2024 Little League Registration Now Open!

Thank you for your interest in playing Baseball/Softball with Grand Mesa Little League!!!

Whether you are taking the field for the first time, or returning for your next season in our park, we are looking forward to a season filled with positive memories and rewarding experiences.  A great experience begins with a full communities involvement.  

Registration will be available on our website until early August 2024, however based on the large number of registrations that are late year after year, we will impose a non-negotiable late fee of $25 per player starting August 7, 2024, so please register ASAP! 

Scholarships, Grants and Payment Plans are available so there is really not a reason to wait. Additionally, due to the desire to make sure every player has the maximum amount of participation time, we will have to enforce a strict maximum number of players that will be allowed to register in each division on each team.  Once we reach capacity, we will place registrations on a waiting list.  Registration will be based on a first come, first served basis, so PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER!

 

NEW PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2024!!!

Register by July 15, 2024 and PAY NOTHING at the time of registration, then have the full amount split into 3 equal payments starting 08/1/2024 (9/1/24, 10/1/24).  A return charge of $20 will be added to failed payments that have not been arranged!

 

FOR Fall 2024:
ALL GM Home games will be played at 6pm on Monday-Thursday with the addition of an 8pm game on Fridays.  Baseball divisions will NOT travel.  Softball will not play Fridays or Saturdays but will have local travel.  Saturdays for baseball will be extremely limited.

Fall Divisions:

Pee-Wee 3-4

T-Ball 4-6

Rookie 6-8

Minor Baseball 8-10

Minor Softball 8-10 (Based on age as of 01/01/2023)

Major Baseball 9-12

Major Softball 9-12 (Based on age as of 01/01/2023)

Junior/Senior Baseball 12-16

Junior/Senior Softball 12-16

Important Dates will be posted to the Grand Mesa Little League Website and Facebook Page as we get closer.  

Please keep a few dates in mind headed into the season:

  • AUGUST 1, 2024 at 6pm - Coaches Meeting for anyone interested in coaching

 

  • AUGUST 10, 2024 at 5-9pm - FALL CLEAN-UP DAY (Required for all players and families), The league will provide drinks and food for everyone participating.  The best practice is for teams to come together and work.  

 

  • AUGUST 5, 2024 - Practices may begin.

 

  • AUGUST 14-15, 2024 - OPENING DAY

 

  • OCTOBER 16, 2024 - CLOSING DAY

 

  • Picture Day TBA

If you are interested in coaching, please directly e-mail christopher.riley@kairoscolorado.com 

 

Coach/Teammate Requests-

  • Teammate & Coach requests will be honored to the best of our ability, but are not guaranteed and will be first come first served.  Due to Little League Draft Rules, coach requests are unfortunately not able to be honored in the Major Baseball/Softball Division. 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration can be completed through this site.  Those wishing to complete registration offline (in-person), you must attend a registration event (Dates/Sites TBA), we will be unable to accommodate individuals seeking private registration times.

 

CANCELLATION CONTINGENCIES

  • Those wishing to cancel for any reason , must do so before August 1st, 2024 or no refund can be issued. Refunds WILL NOT be issued after this date under any circumstances. 
  • You will be offered an insurance option during the online registration process for the event of an unforeseen season cancelation, or player injury.  If this is a concern for you, this policy is encouraged however in no way benefits the league.

 

REGISTRATION COSTS

Pee-Wee $50

T-Ball $75

Rookie $100

Minor Baseball & Above $100

Minor Softball & Above $100

 

 


Payment Plans Available

Register Now and enjoy the convenience of our payment plans!

 

Register by January 31, 2024 and PAY NOTHING at the time of registration, then have the full amount split into 5 equal payments starting 02/10/2024 (3/9/24, 4/13/24, 5/11/24 & 6/8/24).  A return charge of $20 will be added to failed payments that have not been arranged!

T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant to help cover Registration Fees!

The T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant is dedicated to helping families in need by covering registration fees associated with their local Little League program. T-Mobile and Little League share the belief that every child should have the chance to experience Little League, regardless of their financial or personal situation.

Little League has partnered with T-Mobile to help offset registration costs for Grand Mesa Little League. If your child receives WIC, SNAP, Free/Reduced Lunch or is a foster child you qualify to receive the grant which will cover $125 of your Grand Mesa registration fees and Grand Mesa will scholarship the remainder.  

FUNDS ARE LIMITED SO APPLY TODAY!

DICK'S Sports Matter Grant to cover registration fees!

We’re excited that as part of our new partnership with DICK'S Sporting Goods there is now another option to help with registration fees. Through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Sports Matter Grant, families with a need are eligible for a $150 grant to cover their child’s registration. If your child is a Medicare, SNAP or WIC recipient then you qualify and DICK'S will cover your registration fees.

Additional Information can be found at:

https://everykidsports.org/every-kid-sports-pass/


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Pee-Wee Baseball (3-4)

Pee-Wee Tee Ball is the earliest entry level division for players, ages 3-4. The experience is grounded in fun, and basic fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child’s love for the game.

Parents and legal guardians of Pee-Wee players are crucial to the extension of the program, and their satisfaction is equally important to its success. The outreach and inclusion of this division sets the foundation for continued participation in the program.

The Pee-Wee Division is co-ed, and is structured as a baseball program. 

Pee-Wee players use t-ball bats and balls (safety t-balls) designated specifically for use in this division. 

The roster size for a Pee-Wee team averages 5-7 players, with a season featuring 1-2 games per week played with one during the week and one on Saturdays.  Games are 30 minutes in length and bat completely through the order before switching sides. 

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this entry level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 

T-Ball (4-6)

Often, a family’s first introduction to Little League® is in the Tee Ball program. Tee Ball is the entry level division for players, ages 4-6. The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child’s love for the game.

The Little League Tee Ball program provides volunteer coaches with everything they need to create an environment where players will learn the skills of the game, while having fun and staying active. Parents and legal guardians of Tee Ball players are crucial to the extension of the program, and their satisfaction is equally important to its success. The outreach and inclusion of this division sets the foundation for continued participation in the local Little League program.

Each Little Leaguer is required to play one season of Tee Ball before being eligible to be evaluated by the local league officials for consideration to advance to a higher division of Little League baseball or softball. The Tee Ball Division is co-ed, and is structured as a baseball program. 

Tee Ball players use t-ball bats and balls (t-ball safety baseballs) designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for a Tee Ball team averages 10-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week with two games played each week, one during the week and one on Saturdays.  Games are 60 minutes in length and players bat completely through the order before switching sides. 

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this entry level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Rookie Baseball (6-8)

The Rookie Division (Machine Pitch) is for players who are Little League ages 7 and 8. Players who are league age 6 are able to play in the Rookie Division, provided they have played one year of T-Ball, additionally at the leagues discretion, children who are 9 years old may be allowed to play Rookie ball based on their comfort, skill and safety level. 

There is no live pitching in this division but instead, the ball is "pitched" from a machine placed in front of the pitching mound. The rules and format of Machine Pitch are set up to be less intensive play than the upper levels and focus on the teaching and instructional aspects of the game. This is the first level where players begin to learn and play by most of the basic baseball rules.

By having pitches delivered from the machine versus a coach, players are able to more adequately develop hitting skills and positive habits while getting consistent pitches. 

The Rookie Division is co-ed, and is structured as a baseball program. 

Rookie players may use t-ball bats or a baseball bat. All bats must have the USA Baseball logo on them. This division uses actual baseballs designated for use in this division. The roster size for a Rookie team averages 10-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week with two games played each week, typically with one during the week and one on Saturdays.  Games are a minimum 90 minutes in length, but not to exceed 1:45.  Players are allowed 5 pitches in which they either put the ball in play, or they are retired as an out (foul balls are not included in the count). When a side achieves 3 outs, or scores 5 runs (whichever occurs first) that side is retired. A continuous batting order is used, requiring all players to bat in order and all players must play in the field a series of 6 consecutive outs (2 innings). 

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this entry level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Minor Baseball (8-10)

The Minor League Baseball program is open for boys and girls league aged 8-10 years old and 11 year olds with less experience. This is a 100% player pitch division. 

By league rules, some 9-year-olds could “play down” in the Rookie division.  This is entirely at the discretion of the Grand Mesa Board of Directors and is based on player experience and safety. Players who are league age 7 must play in the Rookie division. League-age 12-year-olds may participate per Regulation V(a).

Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 14 players.  The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.  All bats used in this division must have the USA Baseball logo.  Mandatory play is required, in which all players must play 6 consecutive outs (2 complete & consecutive innings) in the field, and teams must bat using a continuous batting order.  Sides are switched when a team achieves 5 runs in an inning, or 3 outs, whichever occurs first. Games are typically 2 hours in length, with no new inning after 1:45, but the inning must be completed.

Tournament opportunities are available for players league-age 8-10 and 9-11.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Major Baseball (10-12)

The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for boys and girls ages 9 -12.

All players league aged 10, 11 or 12, who are not returning to an existing Major Division team MUST attend the leagues skill assessment to determine team placement. 9 year old players wishing to play up are encouraged to attend the skill assessment however they are not required to do so. Players in this division go through a draft as required under Little League rules and individual coach/team requests are unable to be recognized. 

The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.  All bats used in this division must have the USA Baseball logo.  Mandatory play is required, in which all players must play 6 consecutive outs (2 complete & consecutive innings) in the field, and teams must bat using a continuous batting order.  There is no run limit to end an inning, the opposing side must achieve 3 outs.  Games are typically 2 hours in length, with no new inning after 1:45, however the inning must be completed.

Grand Mesa has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 10-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Junior/Senior Baseball

The Junior/Senior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 12-16, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.  Bats used in this division must be either stamped with the USA Baseball logo, or be a -3 BBCOR.

Following the regular season, Grand Mesa will choose two Tournament Teams (or “All Stars”) of 12-16-year-olds (Junior 12-14 & Senior 13-16) from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Softball (8-16)

Softball is offered at Grand Mesa in 3 divisions. 

Minor Softball for girls age 8-10

Major Softball for girls 10-12

Junior/Senior Softball for girls 12-16

Based on player experience and safety some 11 year old girls may play down in the minor division, as well some 9 year old girls may play up in the major division, or 12 year old girls in the Junior/Senior division.

Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 14 players.  The diamond used is a standard 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 35 feet (Minors), 40 feet (Majors) or 43 feet (Junior/Senior).  Mandatory play is required, in which all players must play 6 consecutive outs (2 complete & consecutive innings) in the field, and teams must bat using a continuous batting order.  In the minor and major division, sides are switched when a team achieves 5 runs in an inning, or 3 outs, whichever occurs first. In the Junior/Senior division sides are switched after 7 runs in an inning or 3 outs, whichever occurs first, however the final inning is an open inning requiring 3 outs to retire the side.  Games are typically 2 hours in length, with no new inning after 1:45, but the inning must be completed and the game must reach the 4th inning (5th Jr/Sr) to be considered "Complete".

Tournament opportunities are available for all divisions.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Application

We want to make sure anyone who has the desire to play has the ability. Financially challenged families who can present current eligibility in a Free/Reduced Lunch program, SNAP, WIC, Foster Care, or enrollment in Medicaid or State Health Plans are eligible to receive the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant of $125, Grand Mesa will scholarship the remaining amount. Funds are limited, so even though the season is a few months away, DO NOT WAIT, APPLY TODAY!

Dicks Sports Matter Grant Application

We want to make sure anyone who has the desire to play has the ability. Financially challenged families who can present current eligibility in a Free/Reduced Lunch program, SNAP, WIC or enrollment in Medicaid are eligible to receive the DICK'S Sports Matter Grant of $150. Funds are limited, DO NOT WAIT, APPLY TODAY!

REMINDER OF REQUIRED GAME DAY PRACTICES (Manager/Coaches)

These are some tasks that should be done before and after EVERY GAME.  If you see that they are not being done, please remind your manager/coach or see a board member.  These tasks need to be done in order to protect our equipment (from weather and theft) and help maintain the fields and complex.

BEFORE THE GAME:

  1. Fields need to be lined and bases need to be set (this is the home teams responsibility, but can be done by both).
  2. Visiting Team conducts Safety Walk of the field to insure it is clear of any obstructions and is safe for play.

DURING THE GAME:

  1. Home Team Provides the Official Score Keeper (Book/GameChanger)
  2. Visiting Team Provides the Official Spotter (Scoreboard)

AFTER THE GAME:

  1. All lines need to be raked out by the HOME team.
  2. Bases need to be pulled and plugs need to put in their place by the VISITING team (If it is a GM vs Someone Else game, the GM team is responsible for both.
  3. Portable mounds must be removed from the field and stood up against a building or fence in order (both home and visiting team need to make sure this happens).

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

Board of Directors meetings are always open to the public, they occur the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at Grand Mesa Little League.

Interested in Coaching

We will have several open positions for coaches for the Spring 2020 season.  All coaches must be willing to submit to and pass a background check prior to taking the field with the players, and comply with the coaches code of conduct.  This is your opportunity to help our youth and make a difference.  Please contact Chris Riley at 970-985-2770  for more information.   Your impact makes a huge difference for the kids and for the league.

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