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Welcome to Georgia District 4 Little League Baseball and Softball

 

 
         
Welcome to District 4 and our Little League family!    Our leagues offer both baseball and softball to children from 4 - 18 years of age.  
 
We also provide a Challenger program to all children with developmental and/or physical disabilities.   The Challenger program offers children an excellent opportunity to enjoy the game of baseball and enhance social skills.   Beginning with the 2015 season we will be able to offer a Senior Challenger Division to adults with disabilities.

 

 

 

 
75th Edition
Official Little League Newsletter
League President's Newsletter
Parent Newsletter
Coaches Newsletter
Safety Newsletter
Umpire Newsletter
 
 
2015 District 4 Little League Baseball Champions + Georgia State Little League Champions

                                                                            

Peachtree City American Little League
 
Little League® to Adopt New USA Baseball Bat Standard Starting with 2018 Season
 August 7, 2015

With the Little Lea gue® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseballís new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ľ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information.  Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.

Click here to read the full release from USA Baseball.
 
USA Baseball and Major League Baseball are among 42 organizations to endorse multi-sport play
The end of baseball season can be a gloomy time for everyone. The transition into cooler weather and the changing of the seasons into fall can be tough for anyone who enjoys spending their spring and summer days on the baseball field. While these changes signify the end of the baseball season, they don't have to signify the end of sports participation for the year!    There are many benefits to playing multiple sports throughout the year.  ‪#żProjectPlay
 
Avoid Burnouts:  Playing the same sport every day for extended periods of time, like over the course of a year, can quickly lead to burnout. Burnout in a sport is when the athlete is mentally fatigued from playing one sport too often. When athletes play one sport too often and too early on in their lives, it can result in the athlete losing the fun aspect of the sport. The athlete will then want to stop playing because they are tired of it, and it's just not fun anymore. The sport turns into work, and they begin to resent going to practice or games. Playing in year-round ultra-competitive leagues can put a great deal of pressure on young athletes, causing them to become resentful.

It is important to remember that kids play sports because they are able to have fun with their friends, they enjoy playing, and they like to compete. These three things are the drivers of youth participation in sport. Too many young athletes get burned out because the focus on these simple drivers are lost when the athlete plays one sport for an extended period of time. By taking a break from one sport to play another, athletes are given more of a variety, as well as different situations and they are able to continue playing sports because they are more likely to enjoy them.

Reduce the Risk of Overuse Injuries:  Overuse injuries go hand-in-hand with burnouts. If athletes play one sport year-round, they are constantly using their growing bones and muscles in the same way. With there being no variety in movement and muscle development, the muscles and bones that are being frequently used can begin to wear out from overuse. The repetitive motion of the same game year-round, doing the same skills and drills, often leads to overuse injuries such as stress fractures, strains and sprains, and even tears in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

By playing a variety of sports, especially during the critical development years, athletes are better able to develop all of their muscle groups instead of just specific muscles for one sport. This lessens the risk of overuse related injuries because athletes have the chance to let some muscle groups relax and do different movements.

Develop Better Skills as an All-Around Athlete:  The more sports and activities that kids are involved in early on in their lives, the more opportunity they have to develop themselves as an athlete, not just as a baseball, soccer, basketball, or football player. Many skills and techniques transfer from one sport to another and complement each other while continuing to further develop and build upon preexisting skill sets. When athletes develop their skills across different sports and activities, they are likely to find that their performance in other sports will increase.

For example, both baseball and soccer involve running. In baseball, you run around the bases and after balls that have been hit when you're on defense. In soccer, you run up and down the field passing the soccer ball back and forth trying to score. Running in baseball is usually more explosive over short distances for short periods of time, while running in soccer is more endurance over longer distances for longer periods of time. If an athlete plays both baseball and soccer, they will develop both explosive and endurance running skills. The endurance running skills can help in baseball if they hit a triple, and the explosive running skills can help in soccer if they are trying to steal a ball back from an opponent. The combination of the two skill sets make for a better all-around athlete.

Opportunity to Develop More Mental and Life Skills:  Playing multiple sports can help kids build important life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and responsibility. While playing one sport also teaches valuable life lessons, playing a variety of sports allows for lessons to be taught and learned in different environments, which helps teach adaptability and openness to change. Playing different sports provides a great opportunity to be exposed to new team roles and become a well-rounded player. For example, a player who is a star on the baseball field might find it beneficial to play in a different role in basketball.
 
Ability to Further Build Confidence:  Sport is a great vehicle for building self-confidence in youth. With each different sport, there are different levels of success that athletes can achieve, both big and small. Whether it is making a free-throw or hitting a single, each step of the way in sports holds a new chance for success. As athletes succeed in sports, their self-confidence increases because they start to understand they can overcome any obstacles that may stand in their way, both in sport and in life.
 

 
PCA Message of the Week
 

Honor the Game by Showing Respect for your Teammates.   A big part of baseball and softball is the team.  Being with your teammates should be fun.  You will find yourself part of a team often as you go through life, and it is important to learn to work together.  Make a commitment to each other as teammates that you will agree to always play as hard as you can in practice and games.  Encourage and support each other on and off the playing field.

 
 
District 4 Offers Big League Baseball Division 
District 4 will offer Big League Baseball for its 15th year.   Big League Baseball provides players ages 15 - 18 an affordable and fun baseball program.  With 6 State Championships from the District 4 team and additional State Championships from the district's West Point team, there is plenty of competition.
2015 Bat Resource Page
 
Little League has updated its bat rules for 2015. Please review the Baseball Bat Resource page detail prior to purchasing any new equipment.  All softball bats must be clearly labeled with a BPF of 1.20.
 
All non-wood bats for Major Division Baseball and below must be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less.
 
All Composite bats for Intermediate and Junior Divisions of Baseball must be labeled BBCOR.
 
All non-wood bats for Senior and Big League Baseball must be labeled BBCOR.
 
All composite bats must be listed on the Little League approved bat list.
 
 
Winner vs Loser
The Winner is Always part of the Answer - The Loser is Always part of the Problem
The Winner Always has a Program - The Loser Always has an Excuse
The Winner says "Let me do it for you" - The Loser says "That's not my job"
The Winner sees an Answer for every Problem - The Loser sees a Problem for every Answer
The Winner sees a Homerun for every at bat - The Loser expects two or three errors for every play
The Winner says "It may be difficult, but it's possible" - The Loser says "It may be possible, but it's too difficult"
Are you a Winner?
 

 

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