Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long is the Little League season?
A: Typically, the Little League season runs from the beginning of March through late May (one-week break for Easter). Upper divisions continue the post-season tournaments and all-star games into June and early July. (Please refer to the calendar on the website for more information and important dates).
Q: When are tryouts?
A: Try-outs are in usually scheduled in January for players 7 years and up.
Q: When do practices begin?
A: Practices begin the beginning part of February. As soon as teams are drafted after tryouts, you should expect a call from your Team Manager shortly after with more information.
Q: What is included with League fees?
A: The registration fee pays for players' jersey, hat, pictures, yearbook, umpires, fields, lights and trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams.
Q: How many games/practices can we expect?
A: Approx. a 20-game regular season with at LEAST one practice per week. There could be two games per week in all divisions.
Q: What kind of equipment do I need?
A: A good glove, rubber-molded spikes/cleats would also be a good investment. Steal cleats are allowed for players in Juionrs and Seniors divisions. Before spending a lot of money on a bat, please click here: Little League Approved Equipment
Q: Where are the games and practices?
A: Please click on the sidebar "FIELDS" link on the home page of the PLL website for more information on the fields we practice/play at.
Keep this in mind...
Be sure your player is at practice and games ON TIME! Baseball is a team sport and the team depends on everybody to be working together within the scheduled time.
If you're dropping off your player for a practice or a game, please be sure to pick up your player ON TIME (coaches are NOT babysitters). Please make sure that the coach/team parent has a working phone number to reach you in case of an emergency.
Let the coaches do the coaching! If you want to coach, volunteer.
Be supportive at games! If you have nothing positive to say about the team, players, coaches, or umpires, keep it to yourself.
Offer to help out. Help set up the fields, help with the equipment, help keeping score, help cleaning up the field. The coaches put in more time at one game than most parents during the whole season.
All local Little Leagues are required to conduct background checks on Managers, Coaches, Board of Director members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. More information on this phase in the Little League Child Protection Program can be found here.