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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Division should my son or daughter play in?

You may reference the Divisions links for baseball and softball under the Division Summary tab for more info on each division in LL. 

DIVISIONS
Rockford Little League Baseball/Softball is for all children between the ages of 4 and 16 years of age.  
The following is a guide of the League's Divisions: 

DivisionBoys/GirlsLL Ages
T-ballBaseball/Softball  4-6
Jr. Minors Coach PitchBaseball/Softball6-8
MinorsBaseball/Softball8-11
MajorsBaseball/Softball12 
IntermediateBaseball only13 
JuniorsBaseball/Softball13 & 14 
SeniorsBaseball/Softball15 & 16




How are ages determined for Little League?

For baseball, the Little League age goes from September 1 through August 31 (for example, this year's 12 year olds are born between 9/1/10-8/31/11).  Here is a link to the age calculator:

League Age Determination - Little League


For softball, the Little League age is by year (for example, this year's 12 year olds are born in 2010).  Here is a link to the age calculator:

League Age Determination - Little League



When does the season start?

Practices for coach pitch and player pitch divisions are scheduled to start the week of March 20, with games starting the week of April 22.
Practices for tee ball will start the week of April 11, with games starting April 30.
Seasons go through the second week of June. 


What nights are practices or games?

The practice schedule for most divisions will come out in early March. Tball and juniors schedules typically will come out in late March.  Teams will have one weeknight (M-Th) and one Saturday practice.  Practices run until games begin; once games begin, there are no further scheduled practices.  After many requests after the 2022 season, there will be a week pause mid-season for all divisions Majors and below for each team to have scheduled practices. Games for tball, coach pitch, and player pitch (minors) consist of one weeknight (M-Th) and one Saturday game.  The weeknight game could vary from week to week.  Majors and AAA games will be held M-F (two per week) with no Saturday games.  Schedules are still to be determined for Intermediates and Juniors as these divisions interleague with other Little Leagues within District 9, but most likely will consist of two games per week also.

Can I request specific days of the week for practices or games?

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a specific day for practices or games.  Practice days will be consistent each week for your child's team, but game days can vary week to week.
 

Do you need any volunteers?

Yes!  Little League is run 100% on volunteers.  Please check out our Volunteer Opportunities page  to see where you can help.

Do you have a Facebook page?
 

Yes!  Follow us on Facebook here . It's a great place to find the most up to date RLL information!



What equipment does my child need?

If you cannot secure equipment for your player, please let us know and we will help! We want every child to have a great experience playing ball with the equipment they need to be successful!

Needed:
Baseball Glove
Baseball Pants (traditionally white, black or grey)
Rubber soled cleats (Intermediates and above can wear metal cleats)
**It is acceptable for tball players to wear tennis shoes in lieu of cleats, and athletic pants in lieu of baseball pants.

Encouraged:
Batting Helmets

Provided by RLL (or players may purchase their own):
Team Helmets
Bats
Catcher's Equipment


Rockford Little League will provide jerseys and hats for baseball players, and jerseys and headbands for softball players.


What kind of bat should my child buy?
 

There will be team bats, but some families choose to buy their own bats as well for their kids.  For baseball, all bats need to be USA approved bats and we suggest you buy the 2 5/8" barrel (versus a skinnier one).  You can also ask your child's coach for more specific help on the proper length and weight.  Here is a link with more info on the requirements for baseball and softball.  Little League Bat Rules


Where are the home fields?

Games are played at East Rockford Middle School at 8615 9 Mile Rd., Rockford, MI 49341.  Some tball games may be played at the River Valley Field, at 350 North Main Street, Rockford, MI 49341.  See here for field maps.

Where is the School Enrollment Form?

It is linked under the Registration tab on our website or you may click here.


Do I really need to submit a birth certificate?

Yes! We are required to verify the age of each player.  Birth certificates are removed after verification. You may also show a copy of a birth certificate at Walk Up Sign-ups or make other arrangements by emailing [email protected] This only needs to be done ONCE in a player's RLL career.


Please email [email protected] if you have further questions.



Registration Listing

2023 Softball

The primary goals of softball are to have fun, to instruct children in the fundamentals of softball, and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Fundamentals to be emphasized are hitting, base running, fielding, throwing and good sportsmanship.

** With Little League age rules, some kids may have the option to register for 2 different age groups (it will only allow you to register for one). Please refer to our division summary page to make the best decision for your child based on his skill level, experience and age. This is important for the safety of the kids and also to make sure they have a fun year learning baseball and softball.

T-ball: ages 4-6
**We offer baseball teams, softball teams, and co-ed teams! Girls can play on ANY of these teams.**
 
Baseball:
Coach Pitch: ages 6-8
AA Minors: ages 8-10
Majors: ages 11-12
Juniors: ages 13-14
Seniors: ages 15-16

Assessments will be held February 25 for our drafted divisions (Minor, Majors). This helps us create equal teams!

Registration closes FEBRUARY 22 for Coach Pitch, Minors, and Majors. Registration fees will increase by $10 beginning February 15.

Registration closes MARCH 20 for Tee Ball & Juniors. Registration closes April 29 for Seniors. Registration fees will increase by $10 beginning February 13.

Tee Ball - Little League Softball - Girls

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/10/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$75.00
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Minor - Coach Pitch - LL Softball - Girls

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$90.00
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Minor - Player Pitch - LL Softball - Girls

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$120.00
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Major - Little League Softball - Girls

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$120.00
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Junior - Little League Softball - Girls

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/01/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$120.00
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Senior - Little League Softball - Girls

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 05/01/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$120.00
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2023 Baseball

The primary goals of baseball are to have fun, to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball, and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Fundamentals to be emphasized are hitting, base running, fielding, throwing and good sportsmanship.

** With Little League age rules, some kids may have the option to register for 2 different age groups (it will only allow you to register for one). Please refer to our division summary page to make the best decision for your child based on his skill level, experience and age. This is important for the safety of the kids and also to make sure they have a fun year learning baseball and softball. Please refer to Little League International Age charts for your child's "little league age."

T-ball: ages 4-6
**We offer baseball teams, softball teams, and co-ed teams! The rules of play are the same.**
 
Baseball:
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
Intermediates: age 13 (parents can request their 11-12 yo to play this division)
Juniors: age 14
Seniors: ages 15-16

 All Minors teams and older are drafted teams. Assessments will be held February 25 and this will help us to create more equally drafted teams.

Tball registration will close March 20. Registration fees will increase by $10 beginning March 13.

Coach Pitch registration will close February 22, Registration fees will increase by $10 beginning February 15.

*** MAJORS AND MINORS BASEBALL DIVISION (Registration closes FEBRUARY 22). Registration fees will increase by $10 beginning February 15.
When registering your child, there will only be 2 options: Majors (12 year olds ONLY) and Minors (8-11 year olds ONLY). Players will be moved to their appropriate divisions once drafted. ALL Majors and Minors teams are drafted. 
All 12 year olds will automatically be drafted onto a Majors team with any remaining spots being filled by drafted 11 year olds.
11 year olds are eligible to be drafted onto a AAA team with any remaining spots being filled by drafted 10 year olds.
10 - 8 year olds will automatically be drafted onto a Minors AA team.


***INTERMEDIATES, JUNIORS & SENIORS BASEBALL DIVISIONS (Registration closes FEB 22 for Intermediates, MAR 20 for Juniors and Seniors). Registration fees will increase by $10 beginning February 15 for Intermediate, March 13 for Juniors and Seniors.
All 13 year olds will be drafted onto an Intermediate team.
All 14 year olds will be drafted onto a Juniors team (sometimes these are combined with other leagues if needed to make a complete team).
All 15 and 16 year olds will be placed on a Seniors team in our District pending enrollment numbers.

Tee Ball - Little League Baseball

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/10/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$75.00
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Minor - Coach Pitch - Little League Baseball

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$90.00
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Minor - Player Pitch - Little League Baseball

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/09/2023
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$120.00
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Major - Little League Baseball

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$120.00
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Intermediate (50/70) - Little League Baseball

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$120.00
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Junior - Little League Baseball

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/16/2023 to 06/10/2023
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$120.00
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Senior - Little League Baseball

Registration opens on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/30/2023 to 06/30/2023
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$120.00
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Contact

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

Email: [email protected]

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