Website Manager

Rockford Little League

Rockford Little League

News Detail


Nov, 2023

2024 Season Kickoff Newsletter

For easy reading, each topic will be highlighted so you can skip to sections that pertain to you!




REGISTRATION will open December 1 for all divisions, INCLUDING UMPIRES AND COACHES, at! We encourage everyone to register early! Registration fees will increase after the early bird discount ends. Families registering 3 or more children will receive a $15 discount and there is a family cap of $300.


We never want a child to miss out on playing with us! Grants and scholarships will be available soon through T-Mobile here à T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant Program - Little League. Please contact us at [email protected] if you need any additional assistance.


Breakdown of Divisions RLL Offers:

***Refer to Little League International’s Age Chart to determine your child’s little league age here à Where can I download the 2024 age chart for Little League Baseball, Softball, and Challenger? - Little League


T-ball: ages 4-6

**We offer baseball teams, softball teams, and co-ed teams!**


Baseball Divisions:

Coach Pitch: ages 6-8

AA Minors: ages 8-10

AAA Minors: age 11, roster filled with drafted players age 10

Majors: age 12, roster filled with drafted players age 11

Juniors: age 13-14 (parents can request their 11-12 yo to play this division)

***Similar to other leagues in D9, RLL will not be running an Intermediates division for the 2024 season

Seniors: ages 15-16


Softball Divisions:

Coach Pitch: ages 6-8

Minors: ages 8-10

Majors: ages 11-12

Juniors: ages 13-14

Seniors: ages 15-16


There are some age overlaps which allow you to decide whether your child should play up or down a division based on ability and family needs. If age allows, Little League International requires one season of Tball before your child advances to the coach pitch division. We follow Little League International's age chart to determine age. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions ([email protected]). To determine your child’s LL age, click here:  League Age Determination - Little League



  • We need proof of age with each child’s registration! This only needs to be done ONCE in their RLL career! There are two ways you can accomplish this:

    1). Attach a copy of your child(ren)’s birth certificate in their file at You can black out everything except their name and date of birth. A hospital birth certificate cannot be accepted, it must be state issued.

    2). Show a copy at Walkup Signups.

  • Each player will need to give their COACH a medical release waiver at the first practice. You can print one here: medical_release_form.pdf (


Email Cindy at [email protected] if you need any help.




Umpires: ages 11-99

Umpires are paid per game. RLL will provide training and all the gear you will need. Online registration must be completed by anyone who is interested in umpiring at RLL. If you are age 18 or older, please complete the Volunteer Registration/Background Check Form at Your age and experience will largely determine the divisions for which you may umpire. Email [email protected] with any questions!


2024 RLL Board Members and supporting roles (*board position):

President*- Tennile Schlachter

Vice President*- Kristen Williams

Player agent*- Cindy Oakes

Treasurer*-Melissa Pitsch

Secretary*- Jenn Stolsonburg

Equipment Coordinator- Jackie Bosman

Sponsorship Coordinator-Kristen Williams




  1. Umpire in Chief*
  2. Coaching Coordinator*
  3. Safety Officer
  4. Field Manager
  5. Concession Manager
  6. Umpire Coordinator
  7. Information Officer
  8. Directors of: AAA baseball, AA baseball, coach pitch, t-ball
  9. Directors of: majors softball, AA softball, coach pitch softball
  10. Uniform coordinator
  11. Hit Pitch Run coordinator
  12. Home Run Derby coordinator
  13. Scheduling Coordinator


Contact us at [email protected] with any questions or interest in these roles!



Important Dates:


1-Registration Opens 


January 2024

9-Board Meeting, Walk up Signups (In-person registration)

22-Early Bird Registration ENDS ALL GROUPS



6- Registration closes CP-MAJ

10-Assessments (only players moving from CP to PP and players new to RLL)

13-Board Meeting, Walk up Signups (TB, JR, SR)

AA, AAA, Majors Draft Nights - TBD



12 - Board Meeting

12- Registration closes Tball, JR, SR

16 - Coaches Clinic of non-drafted leagues/Safety Meeting

18 - Practices begin (CP-Majors) 



1– 5 SPRING BREAK (Practices optional)

8 - T ball, Juniors Practices Begin 

9 - Board Meeting 

13 - Field clean up – fields assigned by division/team

14 - Field clean up (make up day) 

22 - Games Begin (CP-Majors)

29- T ball Games Begin 



14 - Board Meeting 

19 - All-Star Tryouts 

25-27 No Games Memorial Day Weekend



1-Season ends (no week pause)

***Majors, Jrs D9 Tourney usually 3rd week of June

11 - Board Meeting


All-Star Schedule is released by District 9. Once the dates are published, we will post for our families. A good rule of thumb for planning to participate in All-Stars: keep your schedule clear of vacations, camps or commitments from June 5 - July 31 (and possibly beyond if your team continues winning). Keep the July 4 holiday open, too!


We Need Help:

RLL runs on volunteers, and we need help. Lots of help! See above for all open positions.



Another thing to consider when registering your child is coaching. Please consider being a head coach or assistant coach. One parent is usually at the fields with their child, so why not have some fun and give back to your community. Kids learn and improve faster when they have more coaches helping to run practices and get in more repetitions. If you’re not sure where to start, being an assistant is a great place! Email us at [email protected] with any questions.


Evaluations****************HUGE changes here, PLEASE READ:

Evaluations are slated for February 10 at North Rockford Middle School. This is ONLY for boys and girls participating in player pitch ball LL ages 8-12 that are NEW to RLL or NEW to player pitch ball divisions, and it is crucial that each child attend. Kid pitch teams are 100% drafted. Evaluations let us know where your child falls within his/her age group. This allows our coaches to draft balanced, competitive teams! We’ll have more information as the date approaches.



Did you know you can sponsor a player, a team, multiple teams even, or have a banner hung at our fields to advertise your business? Well, you can! Rockford Little League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. That’s mean your contribution is tax deductible. It’s an affordable way to support a local league and get a lot of advertising in! Email us at [email protected] or check out our website at for more sponsorship information! Here’s a direct link: Sponsor Info (


Thank you to our 2024 RLL Sponsors:

Outlook Chiropractic and Wellness


We love our families:

Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We are always looking to improve and receive input from our families. You can email us at [email protected]. Please give us up to 72 hours to get back to you; we’re all volunteers here! Follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information! is also a great source for information. Check out the FAQ section!




We look forward to a great 2024 season!



Tenille Schlachter -- President 

Kristen Williams -- Vice President AND Sponsorship Coordinator

Cindy Oakes -- Player Agent 

Melissa Pitsch -- Treasurer

Jennifer Stolsonburg –- Secretary

Your name here -- Coaching Coordinator

Or here? -- Information Officer

Maybe here? -- Safety Officer

Meh… -- Umpire-In-Chief


Rockford Little League
P.O. Box 513, Little League ID #1220932
Rockford, Michigan 49341

Email: [email protected]

Copyright © 2024 Rockford Little League  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In