How do I know which league age my child belongs in?

Little League (Majors) Division: Any candidate with amateur status who will attain the age of 9 years on or after May 1, 2014, and who will not attain the age of 13 before May 1 of the year in question shall be eligible to compete in Little League Baseball (subject to the local league Board of Directors alignment of this division). This means that a participant who will be 13 years old on May 1 or later, is eligible to play that year; a participant who will be 13 years old on April 30 or earlier will not be eligible for either local league play or tournament play at any time during the calendar year in question. NOTE: League age 12 year olds may participate in Minors Division under certain circumstances.

Minor League Division: Any candidate with amateur status who will attain the age of 7 years on or after January 1, 2015, and who will not attain the age of 13 before May 1 of the year in question shall be eligible to compete in the Minor League Division Baseball (subject to the local league Board of Directors alignment of this division). This means that a participant who will be 13 years old on May 1 or later, is eligible to play that year; a participant who will be 13 years old on April 30 or earlier will not be eligible for either local league play or tournament play at any time during the calendar year in question.

Tee Ball Division: Any candidate with amateur status who will attain the age of 4 years on or after January 1, (2015), and who will not attain the age of 8 on or before December 31, (2015), of the year in question shall be eligible to compete in the Tee Ball Division Baseball (subject to the local league Board of Directors alignment of this division). This means that a participant who will be 7 years old on or before December 31, is eligible to play that year; a participant who will be 8 years old on December 31 or earlier, will not be eligible for either local league play or tournament play at any time during the calendar year in question.

2015 Little League Age Chart

FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECAGE
2011201120112011201120112011201120112011201120114
2010201020102010201020102010201020102010201020105
2009200920092009200920092009200920092009200920096
2008200820082008200820082008200820082008200820087
2007200720072007200720072007200720072007200720078
2006200620062006200620062006200620062006200620069
200520052005200520052005200520059
20052005200520052004200420042004200420042004200410
20042004200420042003200320032003200320032003200311
20032003200320032002200220022002200220022002200212
20022002200220022001200120012001200120012001200113
20012001200120012000200020002000200020002000200014
20002000200020001999199919991999199919991999199915
19991999199919991998199819981998199819981998199816
19981998199819981997199719971997199719971997199717
19971997199719971996199619961996199619961996199618

How do I register my child to play?

Once registration is open for the respective season, a notice will be posted to our website.  There will be a link to our registration system where you may pre-register online.  However, you must come to our league office (located at Twin Lakes Park) to provide proof of age and residency.

Do you accept payment by credit card?

No, at this time we only accept cash, checks or money orders.  Payment can be made while providing proof of age and residency.

What if my child would like to participate in the league, but we cannot afford to pay the registration fee?

The Little League philosophy does not permit any eligible candidate to be turned away.  Please contact the league office for additional information.

Does the registration fee include a uniform?

Yes, the registration fee includes the uniform for the regular season.  During the Fall Season, a baseball cap and team shirt are provided.  In the Spring Season, players are provided with a baseball cap, team shirt, pants and a belt.

How are players assigned to teams?

In Tee Ball and Coach Pitch, players are assigned to teams by the league.  For all other leagues, players are drafted by managers.

I would like to volunteer. What types of volunteer opportunities are available and what are the requirements and responsibilities?

Being a Team Manager or Coach:Being a manager or coach requires time, patience, and basic knowledge of the game of baseball. You may be required to attend meetings, instructional sessions, or seminars. You will communicate with the parents/guardians of your players to inform them of any schedule changes, rainouts, and Little League events and activities.

As a manager or coach, you have more interaction with young people than anyone else in Little League. Therefore, it is important that you understand the goals and virtues of the Little League program in order to effectively communicate them to your players. To gain a better understanding of what those goals and virtues are, visit Little League’s homepage or speak to a member of our league’ board.

Helping with Maintenance: We are responsible for certain maintenance and upkeep at our facility. As a part of the maintenance crew, your skills and abilities may be used to execute minor repairs on fences, benches and bleachers.  In addition, you may be asked to keep track of maintenance items that require additional attention.

Becoming a League Officer

League President: Presides at league meetings, and assumes full responsibility for the operation of the league. The President receives all mail, supplies and other communications from Little League International. The President must see to it that the league personnel are properly briefed on all phases of rules, regulations, and policies of Little League. The league President is the contact between the local organization and Little League International.

Vice President: Presides in the absence of the President; works with other officers and committee members; is ex-officio member of all committees and carries out such duties and assignments as may be delegated by the President.

Secretary: Maintains a register of members and directors; records the minutes of meetings; is responsible for sending out notice of meetings, issues, membership cards and maintains a record of the league’s activities.

Treasurer: Signs checks co-signed by another officer or director; dispenses league funds as approved by the board of directors; reports on the status of league funds; keeps league books and financial records; prepares budgets and assumes the responsibility for all league finances.

Player Agent: Conducts annual tryouts and is in charge of player selection, assists President in checking birth records and eligibility of players; serves as a member of the board of directors of the local league an generally supervises and coordinates the transfer of players to or from the Minor Leagues according to the provisions of the regulations of Little League.

Safety Officer: Coordinates all safety activities; ensures the safety in player training; ensures safe playing conditions; coordinates reporting and prevention of injuries; solicits suggestions for making conditions safer, and reports suggestions to Little League International through the league President.

Internet/Information Officer: Manages the league’s official website and manages the online registration process; assigns administrative rights to league volunteers and team; ensures that league news and scores are updated on a regular basis; collects, posts and distributes important information on league activities including direct dissemination of fund-raising and sponsor activities to Little League International, district, public, league members and media; serves as primary contact person for Little League and active.com regarding optimizing use of the Internet for league administration and for distributing information to league members and Little League.

Coaching Coordinator: Represents coaches/managers in league; presents a coach/manager training budget to the board; gains the support and funds necessary to implement a league-wide training program; orders and distributes training materials to players, coaches and managers; coordinates mini-clinics as necessary; serves as the contact person for Little League and its manager/coach education program for the league.

Helping at Registration: Volunteers may be needed to make and distribute posters and flyers advertising the beginning of registration. You can pass these out to local schools and youth organizations, and distribute them throughout neighborhoods. Announcements can be placed in local newspapers and on local radio stations. They should have the time, date and location of local registration, and they should inform parents of any specific documents that will be needed.

Volunteers are also needed at the time of registration. You will be responsible for organizing lines, handing out forms, answering questions, making sure that forms are filled out completely and correctly, and collecting participation fees. Note: As stated in the Little League official rulebook, at no time should payment of any fee be a prerequisite for participation in any level of the Little League program. It is recommended that parents who are unable to pay a participation fee be encouraged to contribute volunteer time to the league.

Being an Umpire: Aside from calling ball or strike, safe or out, umpires are responsible for teaching players good sportsmanship and the rules of the game. Umpires are also called upon to interpret rules and help settle minor disputes that may occur during games.

Most Little League games have one home plate umpire and a minimum of one field umpire. Before becoming a home plate umpire you may be required to participate in training sessions and seminars.

While home plate umpires are scheduled well in advance, field umpires are often determined minutes before the game begins. As you arrive at your child’s game, your coach or the home plate umpire may ask you to be the field umpire. When you agree, your main responsibilities are to call plays on the bases, determine if balls are fair or foul, and assist the home plate umpire with other calls.

Do you perform background checks on volunteers?

Yes, we complete annually on all new and returning individuals prior to the individual assuming his/her duties for the current season.  We utilize The First Advantage National Criminal File database, provided through Little League International.  This database contains more than 350 million records which include criminal records and sex offender registry records across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Please note, we may also access state websites.

What should we do in the event that there is inclement weather while at the facility?

Please use your best judgement in all cases.  Be aware of threatening weather. Practices and games should be stopped immediately at the first sign of lightning and shelter should be sought immediately.  We recommend going straight to your vehicle if possible, as there is limited space in the area near the concession stand.  Please do not go on the bleachers, in the dugouts or near the metal fences.

Your child’s coach should contact you via phone or email regarding the postponement or cancellation of games. Additionally, you can sign up for text alerts on our website.

If I cannot accompany my child to games or practices, can I leave my child unattended?

No, your child must be accompanied by a responsible adult anytime they are at the facility.  You must make arrangements for your child so they are not left alone at the facility.

Who should I contact if I have a question or concern while at the facility?

There are scheduled Directors on Duty (DOD) at the facility during days in which there are games played.  You may also speak to any league official.