Frequently Answered Questions

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Question:  Who can play in our league?

Answer:  Boys and Girls that are league age 4 years old to league age 16.  Player's age for the season is defined by Williamsport AGE CHART and if you live or go to school (public or private) in District 4.   Please use our district MAP to identify our boundary lines.

 

Q. Do we offer Softball?

A:  Yes, if there are enough players registered.  In February we will make a decision if we have enough players to make a division.  If not, we will offer all registered players the choice to move to baseball.

Q:  Which age division can my child play in?

A:  Tee-Ball: league age 4 & 5 year olds (all new players and returning 5 year old)        

     Coach Pitch:   league age 6 & 7 year olds     

     Softball Coach Pitch:  league age 6 , 7 & 8 year olds

    Softball Majors:  league age 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds

     National (Minors):  league age 8 & 9 year old                    

     American (Majors):  league age 10, 11, & 12 year olds      

     Juniors / Seniors:  league age 13 through 16 year olds      

 

Q:  Can my child play up or down a division?

A:  We must follow Williamsport Little League Age Chart but as a league we can say which ages are in what divisions.  This is voted on every year at a meeting based off feedback from coaches.    Once we set the age limits for each division, we will not move any child up or down to play in a different division just based off of skill level.    

Q: How are teams formed?

A:  Every player that registers is drafted to a team in their division.  We cannot promise friends will be placed on the same team.   You can request siblings to be placed on the same team if they are in the same division. 

Q:  When is the season?        

A:  The regular season starts in April and ends in June.  Weather is a determining factor on the actual dates.     

*** Schedules will be distributed in March.  Schedules for games can only be made once we know how many teams are in each division.        

Q.  Who are the coaches for the teams?

A:  Parents and members of our community.  We are a volunteer organization.  We are always looking for volunteers.  Please attend our coaches meeting held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month of January.  The meeting starts at 7 pm located in the office at 1101 E. Fort Ave.  Please sign up to coach a team.  Each team needs at least three volunteers.  All volunteers go through a background check.  If you want to coach please fill out the  MANAGER, COACHES  and PARENT VOLUNTTER and indicated where you would like to volunteer.  We will send you an online background questionnaire to be filled out shortly after receiving your input.

 

Q:  How do I register?

On-line registration will open in December.  We will open walk-in registrations at our field (1101 E. Fort Ave.)  in January and February on Friday's from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please bring all completed forms with you to register.

ITEMS YOU NEED TO HAVE READY TO REGISTER:

  1. Your Child’s Birth Certificate (If you registered on-line last year and uploaded a birth certificate you will not need to do this again)
  2. Little League Registration Form - (Only needed if you are doing walk in registration)
  3. School Enrollment Form -  (If you registered on-line last year and uploaded a birth certificate you will not need to do this again)
  4. Medical Release - (Needed every year when registering but DOES NOT need to be filled out by a doctor.)

Note:  If your child does not attend school you will need to provide proof of residence by providing a copy of three documents, one from each group listed below.  A copy will need to be given to Player Agent Linda Ruff at our walk-in registration or by email to lindazruff@verizon.net Please black out any sensitive information.  We are only looking for parent/guardian's name, address, and the title of the document.  If it is a dated material the document needs to be dated between February 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018.

 

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Driver’s License

Welfare/Child Care Records

Voter’s Registration

School Records

Federal records (Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)

Utility Bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/ sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)

Vehicle Records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)

State Records​ / Local (Municipal) Records

Financial Records (i.e. loan, credit, investments, etc.)

Employment Records

Support Payment Records​

Medical Records

Insurance documents

Homeowner or Tenant Records

Internet, Cable, or Satellite Records

 

Military Records

 

 

Q:  How much does it cost to register my child?***If you have any questions, please contact our Players Agent Linda Ruff at 410-789-4220

A:  Tee-Ball:  $70

      Coach Pitch:  $100

      Softball Minors:  $125

      Softball Majors:  $135

      National (Minors):  $125

      American (Majors):  $135

      Junior / Seniors: $150

Note:  No child is turned away if they want to play baseball.  Reach out to  our Players Agent Linda Ruff at 410-789-4220.

We also have a raffle to offset the cost of registration:  /Portals/1876/Content/2019%20Raffle%20Letter.docx

Q: What is the commitment of my child?

Tee-Ball

(League Age 4 and 5) This division is an introductory program that teaches the basics of throwing, hitting off a tee, catching, and the general concept of the game.  This is a non-competitive division and no score is kept.  It is about the kids learning to love BASEBALL!  

Schedules

One weeknight game and one Saturday game for one hour each.  Coaches may schedule an additional night for practice. Week night games start at 6 pm and Saturday field times could start at 9:00 a.m. (scheduled to change) and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city or weather. The field time is one hour.

Cost

$70 - All players are given a team shirt and baseball hat.  Bats and helmets are provided by the league.  A baseball glove is REQUIRED to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended.

Location

All games are played at 1101 E. Fort Ave. Baltimore, MD  21230 on FIELD 4 (This is our bottom field closest to the Harris Teeter Parking Garage)

Coach Pitch 

(League Age 6 and 7) This division introduces hitting a pitched ball from a coach. Players start to understand the concepts of running bases and batting.  The focus is still on having fun.  This is a non-competitive division and no score is kept.  The focus of Coach Pitch is to teach children the fundamentals of baseball.  All players are provided with a team shirt, pants, baseball cap, and socks.  Bats and helmets are provided by the league.  A baseball glove is REQUIRED to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended. 

Schedule

Games are played twice per week; one during the week starting at 6 p.m. and one on Saturdays.  Saturday field times start at 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city or weather.  Week night games end when either 6 innings have been completed of the Fort Avenue street lights come on.  The field time is 1.5 hours.

Cost

$100 All players are provided with a team shirt, pants, baseball cap, and socks.  Bats and helmets are provided by the league.  A baseball glove is REQUIRED to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended. 

Location

All games are played at 1101 E. Fort Ave. Baltimore, MD  21230 on FIELD 3 (This field is located in our bottom portion of our fields.  It is above the Tee-ball field)

Softball Coach Pitch (6, 7 & 8 year olds)

This division introduces hitting a pitched ball from a coach. Players start to understand the concepts of running bases and batting.  The focus is still on having fun.  This is a non-competitive division and no score is kept.  The focus of Coach Pitch is to teach children the fundamentals of baseball.  All players are provided with a team shirt, pants, baseball cap, and socks.  Bats and helmets are provided by the league.  A softball glove is REQUIRED to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended. 

Schedules

Games are played twice per week; one during the week starting at 6 p.m. and one on Saturdays.  Saturday field times start at 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city or weather.  There will be a two-hour limit on Saturday games.  Week night games end when either 6 innings have been completed of the Fort Avenue street lights come on.  

Cost

$100 All players are provided with a team shirt, pants, baseball cap, and socks.  Bats and helmets are provided by the league.  A softball glove is REQUIRED to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended. 

Location

All games are played at 1101 E. Fort Ave. Baltimore, MD  21230 

Softball Majors (9, 10, 11, & 12 year old girls) 

This division is a more competitive league.  Players are pitching. These players will build on development as well as competitiveness.

Schedule

There will be practices per week at the discretion of the coach.  Two games are played per week; one during the week starting at 6 PM and one on Saturday.  Saturday field times start at 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city, schedule a make-up game, or weather. Field time is set for 3 hours.

The season typically runs from early March through end of school in June.   All players league age 8 or older may be eligible to be selected to an ALL-STAR TEAM.  All Star Teams travel and play in the Maryland District 4 tournament.  The teams that win the All-Star District tournaments will advance to the next level.

Cost

$135 All players will be provided with team shirt, baseball pants, hat, socks, and belts.  Bats, helmets, and catching gear are provided by the league.   A softball glove is required to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended for players.  

Location

All games are played at 1101 E. Fort Ave. Baltimore, MD  21230 

National (Minors) 

This division introduces player pitching and is a competitive league.  These players will attend a skills evaluation. This is necessary to balance teams, so your child can experience an enjoyable and a competitive environment. These players will start to understand strategies of the game.  The emphasis is to refine skills for throwing, catching, and hitting all while still having fun.  Games are played by innings. A regulation game is 6 innings.  There is a 3-hour window set for these games unless the league sets a 2-hour limit due to an event. There will be practices during the week at the discretion of the coach. Sometimes this league will travel to Arbutus Little League to play inner league play.  The season typically runs from early March through end of school in June.   All players league age 8 or older may be eligible to be selected to an ALL-STAR TEAM.  All Star Teams travel and play in the Maryland District 4 tournament.  The teams that win the All-Star District tournaments will advance to the next level.  ALL STAR TEAMS play in June and July.

Schedule

 Two games are played per week; one during the week starting at 6 PM and one on Saturday.  Saturday field times start at 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  There is a 3-hour window set for these games unless the league sets a 2-hour limit due to an event.  There will be practices during the week at the discretion of the coach. Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city, schedule a make-up game, or weather. 

*Important Date:  A SKILL EVALUATIONS (MINOR & MAJORS ONLY) will be held in March.  Please have your player attend.  All Players Need to Wear Tennis Shoes and Bring Their Gloves!

Minor League plays by Little League Rules

Cost

$125 All players will be provided with team shirt, baseball pants, hat, socks, and belts.  Bats, helmets, and catching gear are provided by the league.   A baseball glove is required to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended for players and athletic supporters are recommended for boys.  All players playing catcher are REQUIRED to wear athletic supporters and cups.  

Location

Most games are played at 1101 E. Fort Ave. Baltimore MD 21230 on FIELD 2 (This field is located in front of our concessions.)  If we play inner league play against Arbutus Little League some games will be played at 5525 Shelburne Road Baltimore, MD 2122.  

American (Majors) 

This league is competitive.  These players understand strategies of the game.  The emphasis is to refine skills for throwing, catching, and hitting all while still having fun.  Games are played by innings. A regulation game is 6 innings.  There is a 3-hour window set for these games unless the league sets a 2-hour limit due to an event. There will be practices during the week at the discretion of the coach. This league will travel to Arbutus Little League to play inner league play.  The season typically runs from early March through end of school in June.   All players league age 8 or older may be eligible to be selected to an ALL-STAR TEAM.  All Star Teams travel and play in the Maryland District 4 tournament.  The teams that win the All-Star District tournaments will advance to the next level.  ALL STAR TEAMS play in June and July.

Schedule

 Two games are played per week; one during the week starting at 6 PM and one on Saturday.  Saturday field times start at 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  There is a 3-hour window set for these games unless the league sets a 2-hour limit due to an event. There will be practices during the week at the discretion of the coach. Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city, schedule a make-up game, or weather. 

*Important Date:  A SKILL EVALUATIONS (MINOR & MAJORS ONLY) will be held in March.  Please have your player attend.  All Players Need to Wear Tennis Shoes and Bring Their Gloves!

Major League plays by Little League Rules.  

Cost

$135 All players will be provided with team shirt, baseball pants, hat, socks, and belts.  Bats, helmets, and catching gear are provided by the league.   A baseball glove is required to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended for players and athletic supporters are recommended for boys.  All players playing catcher are REQUIRED to wear athletic supporters and cups.  

Location

Most games are played at 1101 E. Fort Ave. Baltimore MD 21230 on FIELD 2 (This field is the first field closest to Fort Ave.)  When we play inner league play against Arbutus Little League games are played at 5525 Shelburne Road Baltimore, MD 2122.  

Juniors / Seniors 

This division is competitive and travels.  None of the games are played at our field. 

Schedule

There will be practices per week at the discretion of the coach.  Game schedules and times are depending on how many teams are in the league.  The season typically runs from early March through end of school in June.   All players league age 8 or older may be eligible to be selected to an ALL-STAR TEAM.  All Star Teams travel and play in the Maryland District 4 tournament.  The teams that win the All-Star District tournaments will advance to the next level.

Cost

$150 All players will be provided with team shirt, baseball pants, hat, socks, and belts.  Bats, helmets, and catching gear are provided by the league.   A baseball glove is required to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended for players and athletic supporters are recommended for boys.  All players playing catcher are REQUIRED to wear athletic supporters and cups.  

Location

Games are played at Arbutus, South Baltimore (behind Frances Scott Key School or Swan Park), Laurel, Maryland City, and Forest Park

Q: How are teams formed?

A:  Every player that registers is drafted to a team in their division.  We cannot promise friends will be placed on the same team.   You can request siblings to be placed on the same team if they are in the same division. 

Q:  How does our league communicate?

A:  Our league uses the SI Play App to keep our schedule organized and to communicate.  Please download this app once you register on-line.  When your child is assigned to a team you will have access to their schedule as well as coaches and team mates contact info.  We also use Facebook as a tool to communicate.  We can be found on Facebook at South Baltimore Little League.

Q:  How can I get more involved?

A:  Attend one of our meetings.  Meeting are held the first Wednesday and third Wednesday of every month.  From April through June meeting time starts at 8:30 PM.  During July through March meeting time starts at 7 PM.  We welcome all to attend and share your thoughts!  To become a member of the board you must attend 4 meetings in one year.

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