We are looking at having our Opening Day parade and ceremony happen the morning of Saturday, May 2nd. That date has not been 100% finalized yet. There will be some afternoon games after the ceremony, as well as games on Sunday.
PLL is fortunate to have more than 800 players take part every year. It’s our goal to make sure your family has the best experience possible, so that means we go through multiple steps to create terrific and equitable teams. For our younger players, most teams are school-based, so they can play with classmates and friends. For players who are a bit older, we rely on a draft to select teams.
Typically, you may not hear from us until some point later in March.
Every child registered in Pittsford Little League this spring will be placed on a team. Our youngest players do not need to be evaluated. We only have our older, more experienced players go through that process for the league drafts. You can learn more about evaluation expectations for our baseball leagues here, and for our softball leagues here.
Our baseball and softball evaluations will take place on February 28th and will be required only for players who did not participate in leagues which incorporate a draft (those that require the evaluations) last year, or any new players to PLL.
If your child is between the ages of 9-13 and you think she or he may want to play on a summer All Star Tournament team (the type of teams you see on TV playing in the Little League World Series), there are tryouts for those. More information will come your way about tryouts in June.
PLL fields host hundreds and hundreds of practices and games every year. When you click here, you will learn more about how we schedule. When your team first meets this spring, your coaches will talk with you about the schedules and where you will have practices.
Our signature complex, Ford, is located on South Street in the Village. We also play at the Habecker complex, off East Street, in the town of Pittsford and at Eyer Park in East Rochester. You can find maps here. Our goal is to ensure your child has the best experience possible in PLL, and we are very flexible. We do our best to work with our community partners (Mustangs, etc.) to avoid as many conflicts as we can. No schedule ever ends up perfect, but our coaches are always willing to work with your family. We absolutely understand you may end up coming late to a practice or a game, leaving early, and so on.
We very much value having your child and your family involved, and are more than happy to share the schedule with as many others as you need.
Sometimes the best Little League managers or coaches were never players. We welcome every parent becoming involved, regardless of experience.
If you are organized, want to help kids learn life experiences and grow as leaders, then please consider volunteering. You can always find a support system of assistant coaches who have experience playing.
If you have specific questions about our baseball leagues, please contact our
VP of Baseball—Kevin Wexler—at:
If you want to learn more about our softball leagues, please contact our
VP of Softball—Mike Fanset—at:
If you have interest in sponsoring PLL or a team, please connect with our
Director of Development—Lori Harrington—at:
PITTSFORD LITTLE LEAGUE RECEIVES $50,000 CHALLENGE GIFT
John E. Ackley Field to Debut in Spring 2015
Pittsford Little League is honored to announce that Ed and Agnes Ackley, of Pittsford, are generously contributing a $100,000 gift in memory of their son, John Ackley. The Ackley family has earmarked half of their gift for field renovations and the additional $50,000 is being reserved to match future PLL donations through the launch of the “Ackley $50,000 Challenge.”
To honor the Ackley’s generosity, the newly named and renovated John E. Ackley Field will debut in the spring of 2015. The field, which was formerly known as Ford A, is located on South Street in the village of Pittsford, and will offer a Little League tournament-sanctioned Intermediate size field for players. A new, state-of-the-art infield is being installed, along with an expanded outfield fence.
Donations that help PLL meet the Ackley Challenge will be used toward field improvements and other critical programs that are run each year for the league’s 800+ players. With their matching gift, the Ackley’s are also creating an endowment for Pittsford Little League in 2015, which will help offset registration costs for families who are unable to pay, and will contribute toward operating expenses.
To make a donation that will count toward the Ackley Challenge, please click here.
To learn more about the Ackley Challenge, please click here.
In order to use a composite bat in Little League, it must be approved for use. Little League International publishes a list of allowed bats. This list is kept up-to-date as new models are tested. Please visit the Little League Bat Resource Page for more information.
Pittsford Little League's policy is to issue a PLLcredit for the full amount of the base registration fee for participation in Spring, Summer, and Fall Baseball or Softball. This credit will remain for use by the family for any other Pittsford Little League program for one year from the date the refund request is approved by a League Board Member.
League Policy is that we issue no refunds for late fees, ticket purchases (for any event; e.g. Red Wings, Russ Smith Barbeque, etc.), camps/clinics, or training sessions (e.g. at Turf Time).