Frequently Answered Questions

Question:  Who can play in our league?

  • 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?

Yes.  For the Spring season, February is when we decide there are have enough players to field a division.  If not, we will offer all registered players the choice to move to baseball.

Q:  Which age division is appropriate for my child?

Your child's age determines their baseball division or softball division. Use the Little League Age Charts.  The Age Determination Date for:

    • Baseball is the actual age of your child as of August 31 of the current year
    • Softball is the actual age of your child as of January 1 of the current year.

​Divisions:

  • Tee-Ball - League age 4 and 5 years old
  • Coach Pitch - League age 6 and 7 years old
  • Softball Coach Pitch - League age 6, 7 and 8 years old
  • National (Minors) - League age 8, 9  and 10 years old   
  • American (Majors) - League age 11 and 12 years old​​
  • Juniors / Seniors - League age 13 through 16 years old.

Q:  Can my child "move-up" to another division?

Yes.  We use a special evaluation for this. 

However, it is recommended that your child stay at the division with their friends, since socialization is so important at their age.  Moving up means your child will be with older children who are in a different emotional stage of life.  Moving up does not guarantee a spot in the MLB, since only 0.5% of high school players play in "The Show".  They will get the proper training in their age-appropriate division.  Ask yourself if it's you that wants this or your child.  It's sometimes better to be a big fish in a small pond, than lost in a bigger one.

Q:  How much does it cost to register my child?  What is covered in the cost?

  • Spring Baseball:
    • Tee-Ball - $70
    • Coach Pitch - $100
    • National (Minors) - $125
    • Junior / Seniors - $150
  • Fall Ball
    • Tee-Ball - $45
    • Coach Pitch - $65
    • National (Minors) - $65
    • Junior / Seniors - $75

The cost covers team shirts, baseball hat, and umpires.  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.

In mid-February the registration cost increases by $25 for every division.

No child is turned away.  Is help is needed, please contact our Players Agent Linda Ruff (email) at 410-789-4220.

Q: How are teams formed?

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.   Please email our Players Agent Linda Ruff.

Q:  When is the Spring season?        

The regular Spring 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?

  • Parents and members of our community.  We are always looking for volunteers.  
  • Coaches should attend our coaches meeting held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday in January.  The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and is located in the field office at 1101 E. Fort Ave.  
  • Each team needs at least three volunteers.  All volunteers go through a background check.  If you want to coach please fill out the Managers and Coaches 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 for the Spring season will open in December and close in late-February.  
  • Walk-in registration is at our field office (1101 E. Fort Ave) in January and February on Friday's from 6 to 8 pm and on Saturday's from 10 am to 2 pm.  Please bring all completed forms with you to register.  
  • See Registration page for details.

Q: What do I need to register?

  • 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
  • Little League Registration Form - Only needed if you are doing walk in registration
  • School Enrollment Form or Address Verification Elegibility -  If you registered on-line last year and uploaded a school form you will not need to do this again
  • 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, 2020 and February 1, 2021.

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: What is the commitment of my child?

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 (2) 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

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.  

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.

LocationGames are played at Arbutus, South Baltimore (the fields are at Frances Scott Key School and Swan Park), Laurel, Maryland City, and Forest Park.

Q: How are teams formed?

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 when they are in the same division. 

Q:  How does our league communicate?

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?

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 6:30 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.  Fill out the Managers and Coaches Form.

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