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Rockford Little League

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/Softball8-10
MajorsBaseball/Softball11 & 12 
IntermediateBaseball only13 
JuniorsBaseball/Softball13 & 14 
SeniorsBaseball/Softball15 & 16


Due to the current COVID restrictions that are in place, we will not be holding assessments this year, 2021.   With this being said, the board and coaches aim to create a positive shared experience for all youngsters in the community; since we will not be holding assessments, the RLL Board will be working with Coaches through the drafting process to help create balanced teams.  All Minors teams and older are drafted teams.

This year we will be having just one Minors Player Pitch division for baseball.  There will not be a AA and a AAA division.  All 11 and 12 year olds will play Majors; 10 year olds could get drafted into Majors, but most will play Minors.  All 8 and 9 year olds who signed up for player pitch will play Minors.

How are ages determined for Little League?

For baseball, the Little League age goes from 9/1-8/31 (for example, this year's 12 year olds are born between 9/1/07-8/31/08).  Here is a link to the age calculator:
https://www.littleleague.org/downloads/2021-baseball-age-chart/

For softball, the Little League age is 1/1-12/31 (for example, this year's 12 year olds  are born between 1/1/08-12/31/08).  Here is a link to the age calculator:
https://www.littleleague.org/downloads/2021-softball-age-chart/

When does the season start?

Practices for coach pitch and player pitch divisions are scheduled to start the week of March 22, with games starting the week of April 19.
Practices for tee ball will start the week of April 19, with games starting May 1.
Seasons go through mid-June.


What nights are practices or games?

The practice schedule for most divisions will come out mid to late March (tee ball and juniors schedules typically come out a week later).  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.  Games for tee ball, 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 games will be held M-F (two per week) with no Saturday games.  Schedules are still to be determined for Intermediates and Juniors, 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 can not 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.

Can I request my child be on the same team as another player?

Parents are always welcome to put this in the Special Requests/Comments part of registration, but requests are not guaranteed to be granted.  Player pitch levels are drafted teams, and therefore having talent distributed evenly is always our first priority.

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 .


What COVID safety precautions will you be taking?

A full list of our COVID safety protocols are listed here.

What equipment does my child need?

Your child will need to have his or her own ball glove, baseball/softball pants (traditionally white or grey, but a coach may specify one as the primary color for your team), rubber soled cleats (Intermediates and above can wear metal cleats), batting gloves (if desired), and an equipment bag/backpack (if desired).  Rockford Little League will provide jerseys and hats for baseball players and jerseys and headbands for softball players.  There will also be team helmets, bats, and catching equipment.  Players are welcome to bring their own of these items as well, if preferred.

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 tee ball games may be played at the River Valley Field, as well.  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.

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



Rockford Little League

P.O. Box 513, Little League ID #1220932
Rockford, Michigan 49341
Email : [email protected]
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