Fall Registration

Fall 2020 Registration is OPEN!

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

OPEN THROUGH August 31: Softball Clinics

Waitlist: T-Ball, Coach Pitch Baseball, Lower County Minors AA, Lower County Minors AAA, Lower County Majors, Upper County Minors/Majors, Juniors/Seniors Baseball and Softball 'Varsity" League

Season Information

Baseball

Fall 2020 Season Focus

The Fall baseball season includes league play at all division levels. Normally, the MCLL Fall season has a developmental focus and is an opportunity for players to try the division they may play next Spring. Given the cancellation of our Spring season at the kid-pitch levels (notably Majors), Fall 2020 will operate on a more competitive level than a “normal” Fall season. Any changes to the focus for the Minors level will be evaluated as we get closer to the season based on registration numbers, field availability, and COVID-19 safety restrictions. Tee-ball and coach pitch divisions will remain non-competitive. Any changes to existing Fall rule modifications from those currently posted on our rules page will be announced prior to the start of the fall season.

The Fall season for baseball will run as follows:

  • Tee Ball and Coach Pitch levels will start practices in late August/early September and games starting after Labor Day and through the end of October/early November -- Registration deadline: August 16

  • Kid Pitch Levels (Minors AA and above) will start practices in mid/late-August with games starting as early as the weekend of August 29 (subject to County approval) and run through the end of October/early November -- Registration deadline: August 7

The Fall season includes league play at all baseball division levels. Normally the MCLL Fall season has a developmental focus and is an opportunity for many to try the division of play they will play next Spring. Given cancellation of our spring season competition at the kid pitch levels (notably Majors) will be an enhanced season with greater amounts of competition than in a normal fall season. Any changes to the focus for the Minors level will be evaluated as we get closer to the season based on registration numbers, field availability, and COVID-19 safety restrictions. Tee ball and coach pitch will remain non-competitive. Any changes to existing fall rule modifications from those currently posted on our rules page will be announced prior to the start of the fall season.

Softball

  • Junior/Senior “Varsity” League (Players 13-16 years old (as of January 1, 2020). This brand-new league is for rising and current high school students. It is designed to meet the needs of recreational-level players who are interested in continuing their playing career through high school, perhaps by trying out for their JV and Varsity teams. Teams will play on Sundays, August 25 through November 1. MCLL will provide the uniforms, coaches, practice and games fields, and game umpires. Team formation is based on a variety of factors, but a primary consideration is geography based on the school the player attends. The cost for the season will be $245 per player and scholarships are available for players based on economic hardship. -- Registration deadline: August 7


  • Fall clinics for all divisions (ages 6-16) will take place on Sundays, September 13 through November 1. Clinics will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cabin John Middle School and from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Middle School. (Locations subject to change.) Players will be grouped by age and ability to develop hitting and fielding skills, as well as some game situation "scrimmages." Finally, our popular pitching module is back by popular demand! Everyone gets a chance to learn to pitch! -- Registration deadline: August 31.


Schedule

Due to our reliance on the granting of permits by Montgomery County we cannot set schedules concretely in advance. Further practice schedules are set by individual coaches and cannot be provided until teams are formed. At this time we anticipate the following schedules for various divisions.

  • Tee-Ball (boys and girls) - Ages 4-6;

    • One game per week. Games are on normally Saturday morning, but could be in the afternoon.

    • One practice per week. Specific weeknight or weekend time will be set by the individual coaches.

    • Approximately 6-8 games (weather permitting)

  • Coach Pitch (boys and girls) - Ages 6-8;

    • Usually one game per week. Games are on normally Saturday. While daylight permits, at the very start of the season "bonus" weekday games may be scheduled.

    • One practice per week. Specific weeknight or weekend time will be set by the individual coaches.

    • Approximately 8-10 games (weather permitting)

  • Kid Pitch Baseball (boys and girls) - Ages 8-16 (Minors (AA & AAA), Majors, and Juniors/Seniors)

    • 1-2 games per week.

    • Majority of games on weekends; weekday games when daylight permits or on lighted fields when available.

    • Approximately 8-10 games for Minors with 10-12 games for Majors and up (weather permitting).

    • Play may consist of games between Upper and Lower teams. At the majors level and up competition may also include games against fellow competitors in District 2 depending on number of teams at level.

See our full description of Divisions.

See the League Age Calculator to determine what level of play your child is eligible to play.

Divisions and price - Fall 2020

$10.00 Administration Fee (non-refundable) for TBall

$20.00 Administration Fee (non-refundable) for all other divisions

  • Tee-Ball (ages 4-6) - $75

  • Baseball Coach Pitch (ages 6-8)- $140

  • Baseball Minors AA (ages 8-10)- $180

  • Baseball Minors AAA (ages 9-11)- $180

  • Baseball Majors (ages 11-12)- $215

  • Baseball Juniors/Seniors (60/90)- (ages 12-15)- $245

  • Softball Clinic (ages 6-16)- $140

  • Softball Junior/Senior “Varsity” League (ages 14-16)- $245

For problems with registration e-mail registration@mclittleleague.org.

For general league information or questions e-mail info@mclittleleague.org.

Refund Policy

Discounts

Family Discount - If you have multiple children you now receive a $25 discount on each registered child after the first one.

Fees

  • Administrative Fees:

    • $10 (For TBall)

    • $20 for rest non-refundable Administration Fee (once per order so long as children are registered at the same time)

  • Late Fees (if registered after close of registration):

    • $15 (For TBall)

    • $25 (Other Divisions & Clinics)

Boundary

To see the MCLL boundary as well as the dividing line between the Upper County and Lower County divisions see this Google map. If you click on the magnifying glass in the linked page then you can enter your home address into the left side of the screen and it will identify where it is located while still showing the MCLL boundaries. The same process can be done for the player’s school (although we list out which schools fall within either boundary on the “Eligible Schools” page of our website.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zHvXGSpN-FW8.kf1rfdlUW_2U&hl=en&usp=sharing

In general as a league, our players need to reside or attend schools (public or private but not home schooled) within our boundary in order to play in our league. So if a player lives in Bethesda then he/she would be inside the Lower County boundary and should register there. If that same player attends a private school in Germantown then the parents/player have the option to register the player in either boundary since the school is in the Upper County boundary but they live in the Lower County boundary.

Players Age Restrictions:

  • Baseball/Softball: The player age follows the Little League Age Determination chart. See the Little League site for more info.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to play in Montgomery County Little League, players must either reside within the area of the boundary map or attend an accredited school within that area (MCPS or private schools but not home-schooled) unless they already have been granted an exception. Please review the boundary map or the listing of MCPS schools to verify that you are eligible.

Coaching

If you would like to be either a head coach or an assistant coach of a team you may register using SSU using the same account setup to register your child. You may do this at the same time you register your child during the Player Registration process.

Health & Safety

Parents, players and coaches need to be aware of the Maryland law regarding concussions. Included in the Parent's Contract is the disclosure that you have read the information provided regarding concussions and that you will discuss that material with your child so that they may also become aware of the potential issue. Coaches will also need to receive additional training of how to recognize and what to do in case a player shows symptoms of a concussion while participating in recreational sports. See the Concussion Info page for more information about concussions. A copy of MCLL's 'A Safety Awareness Plan' (ASAP) and COVID-19 Return to Play Plan can be found here. Additional health and safety protocols will be implemented, as necessary, to comply with State, County, and LIttle League COVID-19 health and safety requirements. Prior to registering and participating in any MCLL sponsored practice, game, clinic, or event participants are responsible for reviewing all health and safety protocols. Subject to the discretion of the MCLL Board of Directors, failure to abide by any Little League requirement, MCLL's Code of Conduct, or any health and safety protocol may result in a participant (player or spectator) from being prohibited from participating in and/or attending MCLL events.

Questions

Your coach will be your main contact with the league once the season gets under way but prior to then or even during the season you can always send questions to info@mclittleleague.org. We also are always looking for volunteers to assist in various league functions. If you have any interest in volunteering in any capacity please let us know.