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Register for the 2015 Season!


What’s New
Last updated: 25-Nov-2014

What’s New ... (25-Nov-2014)

Registration, Evaluations for 2015 Season
Little League Adjusts Baseball Ages, Yet Again
Rutherford LL Teams with CDC for Concussion Prevention
RLL, Boiling Springs Savings Join for CAP
The Annual League Fund Drive
The Next Meeting
Pitching Regulations for Baseball and Softball
Box Scores Added to History; Photos Wanted
Facts for Baseball and Softball Parents, 2014


Registration, Evaluations for 2015 Season

Registration is now open for Rutherford Little League’s 2015 baseball season. Softball registration will open at a later date.

Players eligible for the 2015 season live or attend school within the Borough of Rutherford. Programs include Tee Ball and coach pitch as well as Minor and Major Baseball, and Minor, Major and Junior Softball. The age requirements are as follows:

  • Baseball: born 1-May-2002 through 31-Dec-2010
  • Softball: born 1-Jan-2000 through 31-Dec-2009
All players must re-register each season. Proof of age and Rutherford residence or school enrollment is required for new players. Residence may be established by presenting a photocopy of a document such as a utility bill. For players living outside Rutherford but attending school within the Borough, school enrollment may be established by having a school administrator complete this form (in PDF format; requires Adobe Reader or equivalent), and presenting the completed form to the League.

Online registration for baseball is encouraged. You may follow this link to register securely through our partner, Active.com. We regret that, due to technicalities in the agreement with the Rutherford Recreation Department, online registration for softball is not yet available.

You may print out registration forms here for baseball (in PDF format; requires Adobe Reader or equivalent). Softball registration forms will follow.

The registration fee of $100 per player for the 2015 season is due at the time of enrollment or evaluation. No family will be charged more than $250 in registration fees for the season.

Baseball Evaluations

An evaluation is required for baseball players who were born from 1-May-2002 through 30-Apr-2006, live or attend school within the Borough of Rutherford, and did not participate at the Major League level in Rutherford Little League in 2014. Players in this group who are not evaluated will not be eligible to participate in the League in 2015.

An evaluation session was held in September; a final opportunity will take place Saturday 7-Mar-2015 at the Little League field at Memorial Park. The scheduled times are as follows:
  • Born May-2002 to Apr-2004: 12 noon EST
  • Born May-2004 to Apr-2005: 12:45 pm EST
  • Born May-2005 to Dec-2006: 1:30 pm EST
Players should bring fielding gloves to the evaluation.

In case of inclement weather on the evaluation date, please check this Web page or the League’s Facebook or Twitter feed for more information. Please do not assume that the evaluation has been postponed without checking first.

For more information, please call the pre-season information line at 201 939-3831.


Little League Announces Regulation Changes

Little League Baseball, Inc., the organization that charters Little League baseball and softball programs worldwide, has again clarified the change in the league age determination date for baseball that was approved at the congress in Minneapolis in April 2014.

Under the revised guidelines promulgated in November 2014, players born in 2005 and earlier will have their league age determined under the rule that was in effect from 2006 through 2014. For these players, league age is the player’s age on April 30 of the playing year. Therefore, the oldest players eligible for Major Baseball in 2015 were born in May 2002.

Players born in 2006 and later will use the new calendar-year age rule as promoted by the International Amateur Baseball Federation. For these players, the calculation is simple: Subtract the year of birth from the playing year. Thus, all players born in 2006 are league age 9 for the 2015 season.

Rutherford Little League will accept baseball registration in 2015 for any player born from May 2002 through December 2010 who meets the requirement of residence or school enrollment within the Borough of Rutherford.

In November 2013, Little League announced a change in its residence eligibility regulation, effective with the 2014 season.

For decades, the rule stated that players must live within the boundaries of the local league charter, as detailed on a map. Exceptions were made for players who began their careers within a league but moved outside the boundaries before they were done playing.

Starting with the 2014 season, children who are enrolled in an elementary or secondary school located within the boundaries of the local league charter are eligible to play in the local league. The parent must provide proof of school enrollment as of the start of the academic year (that is, prior to 1-Oct of the year prior to the playing year).

For Rutherford Little League, the impact is to allow players who meet the age requirements and attend the Academy at St. Mary (located on Chestnut Street in Rutherford) to enroll in the League even though they may live outside the Borough of Rutherford. The League welcomes all players who are eligible as a result of this revised regulation.


Rutherford LL Teams with CDC for Concussion Prevention

Along with many other sports organizations, from youth leagues to the pros, Rutherford Little League is increasingly aware of the dangers of concussions and the importance of preventing concussion and controlling a player’s return to play if a concussion is suspected.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide an outstanding training module on the effects and prevention of concussion. Visit the module here. Each of the League’s coaches is required to visit and complete this or a similar training module prior to coaching in the League in the 2013 season and beyond.

Additional CDC resources are available, including fact sheets for coaches, players, and parents (all in PDF format; requires Adobe Reader or equivalent). Everyone is encouraged to view, read, and download or print out these fact sheets as part of the League’s ongoing commitment to safety.


Boiling Springs Savings Gives League a CAP

Boiling Springs Savings Bank, a sponsor of Rutherford Little League since 1957, is giving the League an unprecedented opportunity for fund raising.

Through its Community Alliance Program (CAP), Boiling Springs will donate a percentage of depositors’ account balances to qualified non-profit organizations based on registration forms received at the bank. The percentage to be donated will be ¼ to ½ percent, depending on the type of account registered.

To register your accounts for a CAP donation to Rutherford Little League, print this form (in PDF format; requires Adobe Reader or equivalent), fill out the top portion, and bring it to a teller window at Boiling Springs Savings Bank. Once at least twenty depositors are on file, the bank will begin quarterly donations to the League.

In the first quarter of 2013, the bank donated $1,102.80 to the League. The more depositors registered, the greater the donation. All members, including parents of players, are encouraged to participate in this simple way to donate to the League.


The 2015 League Fund Drive

As a non-profit organization, Rutherford Little League is always in need of donations to keep its program running. The Rutherford Little League receives no funding from the Borough of Rutherford or any other government source.

The annual door-to-door canvass of the Borough will be held on Saturday 28-Mar, but donations by mail are welcome at any time.

Checks should be payable to “Rutherford Little League, Inc.” Mailed contributions go to P.O. Box 427, Rutherford, NJ 07070-0427. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Rutherford Little League, founded in 1951, is the only organization providing baseball for Borough youths aged 5 through 12.


Next League Meeting

The next membership meeting of Rutherford Little League, Inc., is scheduled for Thursday 22-Jan at 8 p.m. at the Tamblyn Field Civic Center, 30 Woodland Avenue.

All members are strongly encouraged to attend.



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