Spring 2022 Registration

Registration is Now Open!

Information on Winter Workouts is Coming Soon

Season

  • The season runs late March/early April through June. Practices start in mid- to late-March.*

  • Complete uniforms provided to all players (hat, uniform, socks, pants).

Registration deadlines:

February 15, 2022 for Minors AA, Minors AAA and Majors (BASEBALL)


February 22, 2022 for all Softball divisions and Baseball Coach Pitch, Rookie Ball, Tee Ball, Intermediates, Juniors


Schedule

Game schedules are set 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the season.

*Practice day, time, and location are set by the individual coaches following team formation and based on permit availability, which the league obtains from Montgomery County.

While we are unable to provide field information during registration, here is our field list from past seasons. Field acquisition is subject to availability as part of the Montgomery County field permitting process that occurs in February.

Divisions of Play

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

    • One game per week. Games are on Saturday mornings.

    • One practice per week. Specific weekday night or weekend day will be set by the individual coaches.

    • Approximately 8 games (weather permitting)

  • Coach Pitch Baseball (boys and girls)- League Ages 5-8.

      • Rookie Ball (League Ages 5-7) - This division is designed to be a hybrid between tee-ball and coach pitch where players start to learn concepts of baseball, but can use a tee if they are not able to hit a coach pitched ball. Score is not kept. Games are 90 minutes (up to 5 innings) and other rules will be used to aid with player development for younger and new or less experienced coach pitch players. This level is recommended for advanced league age 5 players (playing up from Tee-Ball), new/developing league age 6 players, and league age 7 players who need additional experience.

      • Coach Pitch Minors A (League Ages 6-8) - Will use traditional coach pitch rules, with 2 hour games (up to six innings), and other rules to aide in player development. This level is recommended for advanced league age 6 players, developing league age 7 players, and league age 8 player who are new to baseball or need additional experience.

  • Kid-Pitch Baseball (boys and girls) - League Ages 8-14 (Minors AA, Minors AAA, Majors, Intermediate, Juniors)

      • Approximately two games per week, with 12 games total + playoffs at certain levels (weather dependent). Minors AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors games are on Friday evenings or Saturdays, and usually one weekday night. Some makeup games may take place on Sundays. Based on demand, a Sabbath team may be formed which would play on Sunday. Intermediate games are Sundays and one weeknight.

      • One practice per week. Specific weekday night or weekend day is determined each coach.

  • Coach Pitch Softball (girls) - League Ages 6-8

      • One to two games per week, with 10 games total + playoffs (weather dependent). Games are on Sundays and up to one weekday nights.

      • One practice per week. Specific weekday night or weekend day will be set by the individual coaches.

  • Kid Pitch Softball (girls)- Minors, Majors, and Juniors/Seniors

      • Approximately two games per week, with 12 games total + playoffs (weather dependent and based on Division). Games are on Sundays and usually one weekday night

          • To allow for Juniors/Seniors athletes to also play for their high school teams, Juniors/Seniors will have games one or two weeknights each week plus Sundays for the first three weeks of the MCLL season, after which games will be on Sundays only.

      • One practice per week. Practices are typically held on a weeknight. Specific practice day and time will be set by the individual coaches.

Pricing

Baseball-

  • Tee-Ball (ages 4-6): $75*

  • Coach Pitch (ages 6-8)*

      • Rookie Ball (Beginner): $125*

      • Advanced: $175*

  • Kid Pitch (ages 8-16)

      • Minors AA (ages 8-10): $225*

      • Minors AAA (ages 9-11): $225*

      • Majors (ages 10-12): $225*

      • Intermediates (50/70 fields - ages 12-13): $275

      • Juniors (60/90 fields - ages 13-14): $275

*Registration is conducted by geography, pricing is the same (Lower County- Games/Practices generally held in Bethesda & Silver Spring & Upper County- Games/Practices held in Germantown/Gaithersburg/North Potomac)

Softball

  • Coach Pitch (ages 6-8): $150

  • Kid Pitch (ages 8-16)

      • Minors (ages 8-11): $225

      • Majors (ages 10-12): $225

      • Juniors/Seniors (ages 13-16): $275

Little League and MCLL provide scholarships to those in need of financial assistance.

See our full description of Divisions.

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

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

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

*Season schedule subject to change based on County COVID restrictions.

Discounts

Early Bird Discount - If registered on or before 12/31/2021 you will receive a $10 discount on each registered child.

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

Multi-Division Discount - If you register for BOTH Intermediate and either Majors or Juniors you will receive of 50% off the lower-ONpriced division. Discount not given at checkout due to system limitations, you must email registration@mclittleleague.org to receive the discount.

Fees

  • Administrative Fees: $20 non-refundable (applied once per order so long as children in the same household are registered at the same time)

  • Late Fees (if registered after February 15, 2022):

    • $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 on 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 homeschooled) 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 League Age Calculator to determine what level of play your child is eligible to play.

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, you may register using SSU with the same account you used to register your child. You may do this at the same time you register your child during the Player Registration process.

Evaluations

Player evaluations are held for all players that are registered to play in the baseball Minors (AA/AAA) and Majors Divisions (including returning majors players). An evaluation for softball players is currently under consideration and will be announced closer to the season. The evaluation process is intended to ensure proper division placement and maintain balanced teams. The evaluation process is not a tryout. All players that register are assigned to a team regardless of skill or baseball/softball experience. Tee-ball, coach pitch (baseball and softball), baseball intermediates, and baseball juniors players are all excluded from evaluations. For more information see our Player Evaluation page. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are evaluating how to safely conduct evaluations and the manner they occur and who is evaluated may change.

Sponsors

Team sponsor fees help to keep the player registration fees down and provide a top quality baseball/softball experience. If you know of a business or other contact that may be willing to sponsor a team, please contact our sponsor@mclittleleague.org with the name and other information so we may contact them. Click here for more information.

Parent Contract

During registration parents will be asked to review and accept the Parent Contract. The Parent Contract documents our expectations of behavior by parents and players participating in the league.

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.

Summer Tournament Teams

At the end of the season, MCLL participates in the annual All-Star Tournaments administered by the National Little League Headquarters Tournament Committee out of Williamsport, PA. Tournament play starts in the Maryland District 2 tournaments and is available for the following age groups: 8-10, 9-11, 11-12, Intermediate, Juniors and Seniors. MCLL will assess and determine which age groups that will represent the League in the LL tournaments based on the talent at each age group. There will be a maximum of 15 players and only one team for each participating age group. In accordance with National Little League policy, teams are selected on June 1 and the District 2 tournaments begin in early July. District, State and Regional tournaments culminate with a World Series held mid-August in different locations depending on the age group. The most widely known is the Little League World Series Majors Division, 11-12 year olds, televised by ESPN and held in Williamsport, PA.

While MCLL operates using one Board of Directors, Little League International treats the Upper and Lower County boundaries as separate for charter and tournament purposes. That means that MCLL may have a tournament team for each division that we charter and for both boundaries. So it will be possible that the Upper County All-Star teams could play against the Lower County All-Star teams during the Little League International tournament.

For more information on tournament teams see our Tournament Team Formation information. Practices begin in June and game play in the Little League International tournament begins in early July within Maryland District 2.

Challenger and Miracle League Information

The Little League Challenger Division is a non-aged restricted adaptive special needs baseball program that provides mentally and physically challenged players the opportunity of participating in an outdoor team sport. Baseball skills are taught at appropriate levels depending upon the severity of disability which can include non-verbal players and mentally disabled players, including autism spectrum disorders. Families are invited to contact the Challenger program at https://www.facebook.com/frederickchallenger, or contact Carl Hobbs at 301-788-4545 for more information.

MCLL also supports the Miracle League which provides a program for wheelchair bound players or those with other physical disabilities. The field is a rubberized material and located in Boyds, MD. Players are able to participate with support of on-field buddies that assist where necessary. Please contact Sean Ryan at MLMCBB@gmail.com or 301-509-9832 for additional info on the Miracle League.

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.

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