League Update 12/30/2020
We are happy to excited to announce that MCLL has teamed up with D-Bat in Gaithersburg to offer Winter Workout Clinics for both baseball and softball. Registration for the clinics will be opening on or about 1/3/2021. Clinics will be held in compliance with all State and County COVID requirements. In addition to complying with the protocols required by D-Bat (https://www.dbatgaithersburg.com/index.php/covid-19-precautions), all clinics will also be limited in size (no more than 5 players in a group) to maximize not just social distancing, but player learning.
League Update 12/20/2020
We are happy to announce (knock on wood), that we were able to run a full Fall season without any COVID incidents related to playing ball.
We are already planning for a good Spring season to occur, but will definitely depend on new rules/regulations that we have to follow from County, State, etc. Fear not - we have options for credits or refunds.
League Update 8/13/2020
A copy of the MCLL Mandatory Volunteer COVID-19 Safety Training can be found here.
QUICK INFO FOR FALL SEASON:
League Update 8/10/2020
We are in the process of completing team assignments for Kid Pitch level fall teams. We will be notifying players of their assignments sometime within the next week or so. If you are registered to volunteer as a coach, assistant coach or team parent please continue reading. If you are planning to volunteer and have not registered yet, especially at the Kid Pitch level, please do so immediately in SSU Play so you receive important information about the upcoming season.
While safety is always a top priority for MCLL, this year it has taken on a new level of importance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simply put, things will be different this Fall from past seasons. Safety protocols must be followed to ensure a fun and safe atmosphere. As such, we will be hosting a mandatory training for all Fall MCLL 2020 volunteers (Mangers, Assistant Coaches, and Team Parents) to go over new safety protocols as they relate to COVID-19. This will also be a chance for you to ask us any questions. All volunteers are required to take this safety training course for the Fall 2020 season. We will be hosting our safety training virtually this coming Thursday, August 13 at 8:30pm to 9:30pm. If you cannot make this training we are examining ways to make accommodations for you to take this course at a future time, but we encourage you to try your best to make this session. Teams will not be permitted to gather until this training is completed. The sooner you take this training, the sooner you can get out on the field with your kids, which is where we all really want to be!
Please note, this meeting is only for volunteers due to meeting capacity limits. All coaches will be required to review these protocols with their team at the first practice or at a team meeting that can be held in advance. An e-mail has been sent to all volunteers with dial-in information. If you have not received this information please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
League Update 7/6/2020
Dear MCLL Families,
As we open up Fall registration, please review the following guidelines by clicking HERE. We have added to our registration waiver a COVID-19 specific section that pertains to terms and agreements that must be followed. Furthermore, we will be updating our COVID-19 page and sending communication on specifics as it pertains to official policies to be followed and precautions we are putting in place.
League Update 7/2/2020
Dear MCLL Families,
We are looking forward to opening our season registration July 6th. We have added to our registration waiver a COVID-19 specific section that pertains to terms and agreements that must be followed. Furthermore, we will be updating our COVID-19 page and sending communication on specifics as it pertains to official policies to be followed and precautions we are putting in place.
League Letter on Spring/Summer Season Sent 5/21/2020
Dear MCLL Families,
It is with heavy hearts that we are canceling the Spring/Summer 2020 season for all baseball and softball programming. Last week Montgomery County Parks announced that all fields will remain closed to permitted use through June 30, 2020. That, coupled with the extension of the Stay at Home Order for Montgomery County, conversations with other local little leagues, and guidance from Little League International and the CDC, we do not believe there is a way for us to provide a safe, high caliber baseball/softball program that you have all come to expect from MCLL. Nevertheless, we remain undeterred and committed to our programming. As such, we have now turned our attention to planning for a Fall season and evaluating all options to provide baseball and softball programming this fall.
For Spring/Summer 2020 registration fees, families have the following options:
Automatic Credit: MCLL will automatically credit each player’s MCLL account in the amount of all league fees paid (registration fee and administrative fee). The credit can be applied to MCLL programming through the close of registration for Fall 2021. After Fall 2021, the credit will expire. No action is required on your part, unless you would like to donate all of your registration fee or a portion of your credit to MCLL (see #2 below). Credits will be applied to accounts by the end of June 2020.
Donation: Families can choose to donate either a portion of their credit or their entire registration fee as a tax-deductible gift to MCLL. MCLL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth baseball and softball organization. We are a 100% volunteer driven organization and we are not in any way funded by Montgomery County. We encourage those with the financial means to donate to MCLL to help cover our year-round operating expenses, sunk costs of the Spring 2020 season, and to support our Scholarship Fund and Capital Improvements Campaign. Any amount you are able to give, no matter how small, will help benefit both current and future MCLL players and is appreciated. To donate all or a portion of your registration fee please fill out the form provided in the link below.
Refund: Families may request a refund of their registration fee. Refunds will be in the amount of the league fees paid less a non-refundable administrative fee. The administrative fee covers credit card processing charges and SSU Play hosting fees, which are non-refundable to MCLL. MCLL is not making money off of the administrative fee. If you request a refund, you will be provided a chance to donate a portion of your refund to MCLL. As noted above, we encourage those with the financial means to donate to MCLL to help cover our year-round operating expenses, sunk costs of the Spring 2020 season, and to support our Scholarship Fund and Capital Improvements Campaign. The deadline to request a refund is May 31, 2020. After that date, all registrations will be converted to credits. To request a refund please fill out the form provided in the link below.
We appreciate your commitment to MCLL, as well as your patience as we tried to find the best way to offer your kids an opportunity to play baseball or softball this spring/summer. While we won’t be able to have the season we planned, we hope to see you and your kids out on the field soon. As we have been doing, we will also continue to send out emails on virtual (and as they become possible in-person) baseball and softball opportunities.
Fall registration will open on or about July 1. Please continue to monitor MCLL’s website for additional information and updates about our Fall season (https://www.mclittleleague.org/). If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and healthy,
-The MCLL Board of Directors
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to complete the form?
Only if you: (1) want to donate all of your registration fee to MCLL; (2) a portion of your credit to MCLL; (3) request a refund. No action is required if you want a 100% credit.
Why is my refund less than I paid?
Total league fees include a registration fee and non-refundable administrative fee.
You will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee.
The administrative fee covers credit card processing charges and SSUPlay fees which are non-refundable to MCLL.
MCLL is not making any money off of the administrative fee.
Will I lose the administrative fee if I receive a credit?
No, the entire amount you paid including the administrative fee will be automatically credited to your account for future use through close of registration Fall 2021.
How long can I use my credit?
The credit will expire after registration closes for the Fall 2021 season.
When will I get my refund?
There is a delay with our payment processor and they will not let us process refunds for payments made more than 90 days ago. The system will let MCLL process refunds if a customer paid in the last 90 days. If the customer paid 90+ days ago, MCLL has to send a list to the credit card processor to have them process the refunds. If you made a partial payment in the last 90 days because you moved from teeball to coach pitch or coach pitch to minors, etc that refund should have been processed already. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
If you requested a refund in response to our league e-mail dated April 18, 2020: (1) if your refund request was submitted on or before April 21, 2020, you should have received a refund on your credit card account by May 31, 2020; (2) if your refund request was submitted on or after April 21, 2020, you should expect to receive a refund on your credit card account by July 1, 2020.
If you request a refund in response to our most recent e-mail dated May 21, 2020, you should expect to receive a refund on your credit card account by July 1, 2020.
If you have not received a refund to your credit card by the dates listed above based on when you submitted your refund request please first contact your credit card company. If they have no record of the refund, then please e-mail email@example.com.
When will I get my credit?
You will be notified via e-mail after your credit is processed to your SSU Play account. We aim to complete this process by the end of June 2020. If you have not gotten a notification by this date please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience as we process these requests.
Once Fall 2020 registration opens do i need to register, or will my Spring/Summer 2020 registration roll-over?
If you wish to play in the Fall 2020 season you will need to register. At this time we anticipate Fall 2020 registration will open on or about July 1, 2020. Additional communications will be sent out about Fall 2020 in the coming weeks. You should also monitor our website for updates.
If I want to donate additional money to MCLL to support Scholarships and Capital Improvements how can I do so?
Please do so via our website: https://montgomerycountylittleleague.sportssignup.com/MySportsStore