Frequently Asked Questions
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What is My Child’s Little League Age?
Your player’s League Age is determined by the Little League Baseball and Little League Softball Age Charts. The dates for baseball and softball are different, but each determines the division in which your Little Leaguer will play this season. The Age Determination Date for a Little League baseball player is the actual age of a child as of August 31 of the current year. The Age Determination Date for a Little League softball player is the actual age of a child as of January 1 of the current year.
What Equipment Will My Child Need?
To play Little League, your child will need, at a minimum, a glove and baseball or softball pants. Bats & helmets are provided for the team. Caps and shirts are provided by the league as part of your registration. Some players choose to purchase their own bats, batting gloves, a personal helmet and other accessories or protective gear such as sunglasses. Should you wish to purchase your child their own bat for use during the season please consider the following:
In baseball, the bats may not exceed 33 inches and the barrel of the bat can be no larger than 2 5/8″. Bats may not exceed a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15. Bats must have at least a “drop” of 8. At bat’s drop is the numerical difference between the length of the bat, and the weight of the bat in ounces. In other words, if you are buying your child a 28 inch bat, the weight of the bat must be 20 ounces or less.
Some composite bats are legal, but before purchasing, check out the Official Little League Website for an ever changing list of approved composite bats. It changes frequently.
In softball, the bat must be a Little League Approved Softball Bat, no more than 33 inches with 2 1/4″ barrel.
How long are the games?
Games at the Little League level are 6 innings if play can be completed within the time allocated according to the division rules. Generally, only majors will complete 6 inning games regularly. At other levels, our goal is a fast pace of play to complete as many innings as possible while respecting player bedtimes and travel times to our fields. Please see our Divisions page to view the rules for each level to determine approximate game lengths.
Can older children who have never played Little League still play?
Yes, the caliber of players who play Little League varies widely. However, your player may be asked to play in the Minors (unless you are League Age 12) for safety sake. All our coaches work diligently on new player development and we strive to offer opportunities for players to experience and benefit from the life lessons, socialization, and camaraderie that are the cornerstones of the program. To learn more about Little League and the principles we follow as an organization visit www.littleleague.org.
What is the minimum age to play Little League?
In baseball, you can register for Tee ball at age 4. Refer to our Divisions page for more information.
Does the league offer financial assistance for families of players?
Yes, our league offers a Scholarship Assistance program for players who are in need. Learn more about and apply for our Scholarship Assistance program HERE.