Martha's Vineyard Little League

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Martha's Vineyard Little League (MVLL) continues to be on sound financial footing, and is committed to providing an affordable program for players ages 4-13 that is inclusive of every child that registers. Penn Field has been a significant upgrade in facility, quality and convenience for our community, and for 2018 the infield is being expanded for our Majors level to 50/70 (50 ft pitching distance, 70 ft base paths) from the previous 46/60. The larger infield allows for rules that are closer to high school regulations. Our Board has also seen that players enjoy these fields more when our travel teams play in tournaments during the summer. The biggest challenge facing youth baseball programs across the country is declining enrollment, and Penn Field and the change in rules for our most experienced level is an effort to play a faster-paced, more detailed game between pitcher, catcher, hitter & baserunners. MVLL is also starting an outreach program to the Brazilian community in an effort to increase diversity and participation for 2018 and beyond.