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WELCOME TO BYRON TOWNSHIP LITTLE LEAGUE
Welcome to Byron Township Little League (BTLL), where "Promoting the spirit of Little League Baseball & Softball" is our motto and our vision. BTLL is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Little League International. Our league is funded entirely by registration fees, fundraising, concession profits, and sponsor donations.

BTLL prides itself on being an organization that teaches the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play to all of the children in the community. With approximately 1,000 participating boys and girls, BTLL is a volunteer organization managed by a Board of Directors and operated by dozens of dedicated volunteers.


BTLL is a member of Michigan's District 9 Little League covering 24 leagues across West Michigan.

We look forward to your family's participation. See you on the field!

Coaches & Assistant Coaches Needed!

Attention Byron Twp Little League Parents!


The season is quickly approaching and we are in need of volunteers to either coach or be an assistant. This year we are projecting around 80 teams which equates to roughly 160 volunteers. At this point we have around 90 volunteers signed up to either coach or assist. Those projections could change depending on how many more kids register. The faster we can fill the coaching needs the faster we can put the teams together and get the schedule set. 

If you are interested in coaching your son or daughter this season please visit this link COACHING and get signed up. Remember you will always be paired up with your child and you can request an another coach or assistant to coach with.

Also, if when you signed your child up to play, and checked the box that they had a parent who was willing to coach, REMEMBER you also need to fill out the volunteer registration. If you don't we won't see you in our system that you want to coach.

Also keep in mind that if we can't find coaches to fill the teams, we have to make our teams larger and that only hurts the kids when it comes to playing time.

To see what divisions need coaches or assistants please see the 2015 Coaching Needs chart posted on the homepage of the website.

Thanks for your consideration!!

BTLL
 


by posted 01/29/2015
2015 Coaching Needs

Hey BTLL Families!

Here is a breakdown of what we have for volunteer coaches and what we need so far. Keep in mind the number of teams needed is based on projections and could change depending on how many more kids register this year. Please consider volunteering to coach if you haven't already done so.
Also, as you can see we have more volunteers than we do teams in Baseball AAA and Softball Coach Pitch, so when the time comes, we will let you know if you have a team or not.

Thanks!
BTLL

by posted 01/29/2015
T-Ball Spring Training @ "THE ROCK"
      “The  ROCK”       
Spring Training for T-Ball Age Players
Byron Twp Little League

 
Overall Concept:  To have 4, 5 & 6 year old baseball beginners learn the fundamentals of baseball & sportsmanship in a safe, non competitive environment. Going to ‘spring training’ at the ROCK will be fun for the kids, while parents can watch practice from the balcony overlooking the gym, relaxing with free coffee & donuts.  The closed indoor environment of the ROCK lends itself well to early coaching & training of the fundamentals of baseball to first time players without wind, rain and chilly temperatures.  
 
Action Plan: The baseball instructors are all members of our church and have many years of playing and coaching experience.  The instructors have all ‘passed’ State required background checks. The ROCK floor will be separated into two playing fields. The instructors and their helpers will be running the drills without any “on field” help from parents. We will use cloth balls & plastic bats for batting. The kids will bring their own ball gloves and tennis shoes and receive juice and snacks afterwards.
 
Spring Training Drills, Simulated Ball Games, Teaching Moments
Baseball Bloopers & Snacks afterwards

 
Registration:  Via e-mail to Steve at:    scouzens@comcast.net   
 
                                                     Space is Limited:  Please register early                                                                     
 
Cost:  No Charge (but must register in advance) for the (2) week Program
 
Saturdays:  March 7 & March 14, 2015
 
Choose Session A or B for both Saturdays
Session   A.    8:30-10:00  AM
      Session    B.   10:30 AM-12:00 PM
 
Please use the ‘ROCK’ upper parking lot off Byron Center Ave
 
Questions directed to Steve Couzens (616-822-7842)
First Reformed Church – Downtown Byron Center - The ROCK
 
Sponsored by the First Reformed Church of Byron Center
 
 

by posted 01/24/2015
Softball Training Opportunities

Here are a couple of opportunities for sofball training:

 


by posted 01/22/2015
Byron Twp Softball Clinics

Byron Twp Softball Clinics

Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 21 and March 14
2:00 - 4:00pm
Ages: 7-18

Elite Baseball & Softball
5930 Clyde Park Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
 
Cost: $10.00 per session
 
Registration is limited to 35 players per date
 
Training provided by:
Crystal Laska - Head Coach Aquinas Softball
Aquinas coaches and players
BTLL Coaches
 
Click on a date below to register!
 
 
 

by posted 01/15/2015
BCHS Baseball Little League Clinic

BCHS Baseball Little League Player Clinic

March 21, 2015
Byron Center High School
Cost: $8.00


8:30 - 10:00  Tball and Coach Pitch Kids

10:15 - 11:45  AA, AAA, Majors, Juniors, Seniors

Proceeds go to support Byron Center Baseball Program


Click here to Register!

by posted 01/09/2015
2015 Baseball Winter Training

Byron Township Little League is once again offering winter training for the 2015 season. 
 

What: Baseball Winter Training
Where: Byron Center Admin Gym
Who: Boys in BTLL
Age: 6-18 years old
Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm
Cost: $5.00 per session

Limit of 50 boys per session
 

The 84th St Sliders Baseball Coaching Staff will be providing the training for six skill building sessions open to all 2015 Byron Township Little League (BTLL) players.  Players may attend as many of the six sessions as they wish.  These sessions will include detailed instruction covering defense, pitching and hitting. This is a great opportunity to increase your player’s skills, expose them to new drills and grow his passion for the game. Take advantage of learning more about the game of baseball from the 84th St Sliders coaching staff and players. Representing BTLL, many of these coaches have been part of winning the last two district 9 All Star district championships, captured the 2013 sectional title and followed up 2013’s 5th place finish at state with a state runner’s up finish in 2014.

Session 1 - January 17th - FULL

Session 2 - January 24th - FULL

Session 3 - January 31st - FULL
 
Session 4 - February 7th - FULL
 
Session 5 - February 21st - FULL
 
Session 6 - February 28th - FULL


 

by posted 12/26/2014
2015 BTLL Board Member Openings
Byron Township Little League has a very important opening on the Board of Directors that needs to be filled for the 2015 season, Concessions Manager.  We are also looking for an Assistant Concessions Manger that would help the Concessions Manager in all responsibilities. Below is a brief description of the responsibilities of that position.
 
Concession Manager - The Concession Manager maintains the operation of concession facilities, organizes the purchase of concession products, is responsible for the management of the concession sales at league/non-league events, and schedules part-time employees  to work the concession booth during league/non-league events. Collects and reviews concession related offers including coupons, discounts and bulk-purchasing opportunities. The Concession Manager also organizes, tallies and keeps records of concession sales and purchases.
 
Note: Concessions are a very integral part of Byron Township Little League. We are one of the few Little Leagues that have full control over our Concessions. And due to the success of our concessions program, it allows us to funnel the funds that are generated back into the league. Here are a few of the things it's allowed us to do: keep league registration fees low (BTLL easily has some of the lowest fee's in D9), offer heavily discounted/free training during the winter, purchase equipment racks for the dugouts, build roof/shelters over the dugouts at Bicentennial Park, purchase a brand new professional infield groomer, purchase and install new LED scoreboards for the 2015 season at Bicentennial Park. So to keep the Concessions program running successfully it's vital that we fill this position.
 
If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact BTLL via email: byrontownshiplittleleague@gmail.com

by posted 12/03/2014
Registration for 2015 is now open!!

Registration for the 2015 season is now open! To get started go to www.byrontownshiplittleleague.org or follow this link.
 

by posted 12/01/2014
Important Rule Change for 2015

Here is an important rule change that affects how we determine playing age for the baseball division. What does this mean for your child? If your son was born before January 1, 2006, nothing will change. He will continue to use the old cutoff date of April 30th of that year for the remainder of his Little League career. If your son was born on or after January 1, 2006, they will use the new cutoff date of Dec 31st of that year. So a player who played this past season with a playing age of 4-7 and born between May 1st and Dec 31st will essentially skip ahead a year. Example: Johnny Superstar was born on June 16, 2007. This past year his playing age was 6 but in 2015 his playing age will be 8, essentially skipping his playing age of 7 season. If they were born on or after January 1, 2006, and between Jan-Apr they will move up like normal. The difference for them is that in the past these players (Jan-Apr) were on the younger end of the age group, now they will move to the older end. I could be wrong, but I believe the purpose of this rule is to try an eliminate boys who turn 13 (and look like grown men) from playing in a 11-12 year old division. I hope I explained this well enough so there isn't any confusion. And if I'm incorrect on anything please feel free to correct me!! Click on the link below to view an email from LL International expaining it also.

Thanks,
Marty Tilma
BTLL Info Officer
 
 

by posted 11/20/2014
F.A.Q.

Follow this link for a list of our most commonly asked questions. If you can't find the answer you are looking for, feel free to shoot us an email at byrontownshiplittleleague.org.

F.A.Q.
 

by posted 02/16/2014
Edit Your Account or Registration
Things change.  It is important to keep all parent and player records up to date to receive notification of the events and team communication once you are placed on a roster. Accurate registration data is also needed for directors to create teams in the younger divisions.

Forgot your account password
Select “Edit My Account” on the left menu.  Enter the email address you used to register your family (same email notifications come to). Then click Forgot? to have the system email you a password.

To keep your account information current
Select “Edit My Account” on the left menu.  Log into your account then select the name of the person to change.  When you are done hit submit on the bottom of the page.  Repeat for other members of your account.  (With some browsers you may need to click the edit my account button again to get the name link to work.)

Add multiple email addresses for notifications
If relatives or friends would like to receive email event notifications you can do this by entering more than one email address on the player information.  To add more addresses just insert a comma and enter another one. 

To edit your registration information
Select “Register Online”, click “Begin Registration” in the division of the player you are going to change.   Continue by the parent confirmation screen and log into your account.  There you will find an icon to the left of your player’s name.   Click it to edit existing registration data.  You will first be taken to the Participant Information screen where you can make changes to it if needed.  Go to the bottom of the page and click “Submit Information” to advance to the Supplemental Information page.  Change what you need to and then go to the bottom of the page and click “Submit Information”

 

by posted 11/03/2012
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