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BIG NEWS...SE Denver Baseball will now affiliate/charter under Little League!!!  Use the Registration Tab above for Spring 2021 Baseball registration

For Softball registration and to learn more please go to www.sedenversoftball.com

 

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Southeast Denver Baseball League’s 2021 regular season.  Opening day festivities are planned for May 1st, with the season scheduled to conclude just prior to the July 4thweekend.  If local COVID infection rates and/or restrictions rise it may become necessary to push games into the late-summer.  However, our goal as a league is to complete the regular season by July 2nd and then offer a separate fall season with games beginning on September 12th.   We’ll provide regular status updates beginning in March and as the season approaches.

This year marks the dawn of a new era for the Southeast Denver Baseball League as our Board of Directors recently voted to charter all of our baseball divisions through Little League International, based out of Williamsport, PA.  Our softball divisions remain affiliated with Babe Ruth Softball.  Little League has a long and storied history dating back to 1939, with over 2.6M  players competing each summer in leagues spread throughout the United States and across the globe.  Its best and brightest players, in the 12 Year Old Age Division, are broadcast each August competing for the Little League World Series championship in front of 40,000+ fans at historic Lamade Stadium.  The Southeast Denver Baseball League is excited to now become a part of that grand baseball institution as the newest member of Colorado District 5.  Our Board leadership believes that Little League baseball provides the ideal platform as we embark on our 54th season as a non-profit youth sports organization serving the local community.

From a registration standpoint our baseball age cutoff date is now August 31st, per Little League rules.  This means that you should register for the baseball age division commensurate with your child’s age on September 1st (please see Little League’s Age Calculator: https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/determine-league-age/).  We will, however, grant exemptions for the coming year to those players that wish to remain with their 2020 team but are now registering for an older age division.  To request an exemption please email the league registrar at registrarsedenver@live.com following the completion of your registration and corresponding payment.  The Softball age cutoff dates remain unchanged at January 1.  Further softball information is available at the Southeast Denver Softball League website: https://www.sedenversoftball.com.

Lastly, for those of you looking to purchase new baseball equipment please note that our league will continue to require bats which meet USA Bat Standards, per Little League rules (please visit https://www.usabaseball.com/bats for more information).  These bats are designed and engineered to provide a safer playing environment for our children and will be required for league play.

Thanks for being a part of the Southeast Denver Baseball & Softball League and we look forward to another successful campaign in 2021.

Covid19 League Protocol for last season...we will update for Spring 2021 as we get closer to season start

Rule Changes

  • No Catcher in Recreational Divisions: In our recreational divisions, up through the 11/12 Ripken division, the catching position has been eliminated and a “pitcher’s pocket” will be used in place of the catcher.  This piece of equipment shall be positioned behind the batters’ boxes at the umpires’ discretion, to serve as a pitching target and also aid in the calling of balls and strikes.  All pitched balls are dead balls, and players will not be permitted to leave the bases until the ball is batted into play and becomes a live ball.  Live ball plays at the plate can be covered by another position player, such as the pitcher.  In the 11/12 Ripken division the dropped 3rd strike rule shall no longer be in effect.
  • Maximum Defensive Players in Recreational Divisions: In our recreational divisions, up through the 11/12 Ripken division, we will continue to allow the same number of total defensive players on the field.  This includes a maximum of 12 defensive players on the field in the 5/6 Instructional division, a maximum of 10 defensive players on the field in the 7 Instructional and 8 Instructional divisions, and a maximum of 9 defensive players on the field in the 9 Rookie, 10 Rookie and 11/12 Ripken divisions.  In all cases there will be a maximum of 5 infielders (no catcher) in all of the above recreational divisions.
  • No Leading-Off: Leading-off is prohibited in all divisions.  In our tournament and Babe Ruth (13-15 year-old) divisions, steals will only be allowed after the ball crosses home plate.  Steals are prohibited in all other divisions.
  • Time Limits: New innings will not be started after 1:30 (1 hour, 30 minutes) beyond scheduled start time in our 5/6 Instructional division, and 1:45 (1 hour, 45 minutes) beyond scheduled start time in all other divisions (including all tournament and 13-15 Babe Ruth divisions).  All games will have a “hard stop” at 2:15 (2 hours, 15 minutes) beyond scheduled start time.  A “hard stop” means that the game ends immediately and becomes an official game, no matter the current game situation, as soon as the umpire’s clock shows 2:15 (2 hours, 15 minutes) beyond scheduled start time.

 

On-Field Protocols

  • Player Arrival Time: Players shall take to the player seating areas and field no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of each game.
  • Social Distancing for Coaches & Players: Coaches and players shall make every effort to stay at least 6 feet away from each other at all times, and coaches are encouraged to reinforce/remind this behavior during all team gatherings.  If possible, one coach per team shall make social distancing their primary/sole responsibility throughout the course of all team games/practices/gatherings.
  • Dugouts/Player Seating: Players shall not occupy the dugouts, but rather sit on the ground or on portable folding chairs spaced at least 6 feet apart, starting 20 feet beyond first and third bases and extending down each foul line.
  • Equipment: Players shall be encouraged, whenever reasonably possible, to use their own equipment.
  • No Shared Food/Beverages: Players shall be prohibited from sharing food or beverage items.  Sunflower seeds are entirely prohibited.
  • Mound Visits: Coaches must wear a mask (PPE) for all “mound visits” (i.e. on-field meetings with the pitcher).
  • High-Fives/Handshakes/Post-Game Protocols: All “high-fives”/handshakes are prohibited, including postgame handshakes.  At the conclusion of each game, players and coaches will be encouraged to line-up (6 feet apart) along their respective team’s foul line and engage in a “tip of the cap” toward their opponents.
  • Post-Game Meetings/Exiting: Post-game meetings are prohibited and all players shall exit the field within 15 minutes of the conclusion of each game.

 

Off-Field Protocols

  • Masks Required for Those Seated in Infield Viewing Areas: All legal adults (18 years or older) occupying the viewing areas adjacent to the infield (i.e. within 50 feet of the infield area of play) must wear a face mask (PPE).
  • Fan Arrival Time: Family members and others in attendance shall begin populating the surrounding viewing areas no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of each game.
  • Fan Seating: Family members and others in attendance shall not occupy any available stands and are encouraged to bring their own seating.
  • Social Distancing for Fans: Persons not living in the same household must make every effort to stay at least 6 feet apart from one another at all times, whether seated or standing, and then will completely exit the facility within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the game.
  • Fans Prohibited From Field: All fans and non-coaches/players/umpires are strictly prohibited from entering the field area before, during, or following the game.

 

Disclaimer/Disclosure/Quarantine

  • By choosing to participate in Southeast Denver Baseball League (SEDBL) activities, all participants (coaches, players, umpires and fans) assume any/all health risks associated with voluntary athletic activities in the current COVID environment.  All participants exhibiting symptoms commonly associated with COVID such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, and nausea are hereby required to stay away from all Southeast Denver Baseball League activities/facilities until such time that they are cleared by a medical doctor.  All participants testing positive for COVID are asked to self-report their test results to the league’s president (sedenverpresident@gmail.com) and stay away from SEDBL activities until such time that they receive negative test results on two consecutive COVID tests, with a minimum self-quarantine period of 14 days from all SEDBL activities.

 

SEDBSL Division Directors Contact Information

Age Group Division Director Email
Fall Baseball- All Ages
Baseball-All Ages Registrar registrarsedenver@live.com
5/6 Coach Pitch Dan Loosbrock daniel.loosbrock@gmail.com
7 Instruction Dawn Stenlund dawnstenlund@yahoo.com
8 Instruction Ricardo Martinez martinezricardo5@yahoo.com
9 Rookie Tom Nevin thomasnevin@hotmail.com
10 Rookie Dody Chay dodychay@gmail.com
11/12 Majors Baseball Peter Padalino ppadalino@comcast.net
13-15 Senior League Jason Hirsh sedenverpresident@gmail.com
10-12YO Tourney Teams Jason Myslick jason@silverteakproperties.com
Softball-All Ages Santos Franco sedenver.softball@gmail.com

Well Deserved Recognition for David Hargrove's 30+yrs of Dedication to SEDBSL

2020-21 SEDBSL Officers

President Jason Hirsh SEdenverPresident.com
Vice President Jason Myslik jason@silverteakproperties.com
Treasurer Mike Lutz mclutz36@msn.comz
Secretary Ricardo Martinez martinezricardo5@yahoo.com
Southeast Denver Registrar

Southeast Denver Registrar

SE Denver Baseball & Softball League

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12yo Cal Ripken World Series Appearances by SEDBSL

2014 - Team Dinges/Monroe/Thompsen

2016 - Team Brady/McHugh

2017 - Team Palmer/Swigris/Pavelko

2018 - Team Padalino/Evans

2019 - Team Prentiss/Stork


3rd in the Nation 2017!

 

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SEDBSL 50th Anniversary

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