Spring Registration

Registration

Baseball and Softball Registration is OPEN NOW!

Early Registration (through 12/31/2019) - $10 Discount

Normal Registration (1/1/2020 - 2/14/2020)

Late Registration (Waitlist) (On or after 2/15/2020) - $25 Late Fee / $15 Tee-Ball Late Fee

Season

The season runs April - June. Practices start in March.

For Boys and Girls - Complete uniforms provided to all players.

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)
  • Baseball (boys and girls) - League Ages 6-16
    • Levels: Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, Intermediate, Juniors
      • For Coach Pitch, in Spring 2020 we plan to divide the coach pitch division into separate sub-levels. Factors we will consider in assigning a player to a Coach Pitch level will include player age, players past baseball experience, and parent placement preference based on individual player abilities.
      • During registration you will be asked various questions (shown below) to help us determine best CP level placement.
        • Played Coach Pitch before?
        • First time playing Coach Pitch?
        • Can player hit pitched baseballs from 30 ft at least 50% of time?
        • Prefer to play High Level Coach Pitch?
        • Prefer to play Lower Level Coach Pitch?
      • Lower Level Coach Pitch (Low-A Coach Pitch) will use a tee rescue (players cannot strikeout), score will not be kept except for purposes of ending a half inning, and other rules to aide with player development for younger and new or less experienced coach pitch players.
      • Upper Level Coach Pitch (High-A Coach Pitch) will use coach pitch rules similar to Spring 2019, including keeping score, no tee will be used during games even if a batter is unable to get a hit after six pitches, and other rules to aide in player development for older and more advanced coach pitch players.
      • All Coach Pitch Levels- Develop skills in a positive supportive environment while having fun!
      • Rules for all levels can be found at mclittleleague.org under the 'rules' tab.
    • 2-3 games per week;
    • One game on Saturday, (Sunday for Intermediate Division or Sabbath teams); 1-2 games on weeknights (depending on division).
    • One practice per week. Practices are typically held on a weeknight. Specific practice day and time will be set by the individual coaches.
    • Approximately 12 games (weather permitting and based on division)
  • Softball (girls) - League Ages 6-16
    • Levels: Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, Juniors, Seniors
    • 2-3 games per week (depending on division);
    • One game on Saturday (Sunday for Sabbath teams); 1-2 games on weeknights (depending on division).
    • One practice per week. Practices are typically held on a weeknight. Specific practice day and time will be set by the individual coaches.
    • Approximately 12 games (weather permitting and based on Division)

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.

Divisions and Price- Spring 2020

(Apply to both Lower and Upper County Programs)

Lower Montgomery County Programs

Games/Practices held in Bethesda & Silver Spring areas.

Upper Montgomery County Programs

Games/Practices held in Germantown/Gaithersburg/North Potomac area

Note: Lower County players can still register for Intermediate and Juniors and teams will be geographically formed if sufficient players allow.

Discounts

Early Bird Discount- If you register prior to 12/31 you will be provided a $10 discount on your total registration.

Family Discount - If you have multiple children you now receive a $25 discount on each registered child after the first one (players need to be registered at the same time).

Second Division - If you play up to a second division. Majors/Intermediate or Intermediate/Juniors then you will receive 50% off the lower priced division registration. Please contact registration@mclittleleague.org if you wish to do this so we can apply the proper discount to your order prior to payment.

First-time Coach Discount - First-time MCLL head coaches of a Spring tee-ball, coach pitch or softball majors team will receive a one-time $50 credit towards a future Fall or Spring player registration upon successful completion of a background check, in-person MCLL coach training session (early March) and completion of the spring season as head coach. Note: MCLL selects all head coaches; credit subject to number of coaches needed at these levels; discount does not apply to assistant coaches.

Note: A $10 admin fee will be applied to all orders. This non-refundable fee covers costs such as credit card processing and registration fees incurred through the League registration software system.

A $15 (TBall) or $25 (all other divisions) late registration fee will be assessed for each order after the registration period closes and if placed on a team. Wait List candidates will not be assessed the late fee until actually place on a team. The $25 late fee charge may be waived for Juniors due to need to wait on HS tryouts.

Eligibility to Play with MCLL

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.

Boundary Information

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.

MCLL will operate using one Board of Directors for the entire boundary but Little League International will treat 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.

Evaluations

Player evaluations are held for all players league age 8 and up except those that are returning to the same Majors team from last Spring. The evaluation process is intended to ensure proper division placement and maintain balanced teams. All players that register are assigned to a team regardless of skill or baseball/softball experience. Tee-ballers and most coach pitch players are excluded from evaluations. For more information see our Player Evaluation page.

Coaching

If you would like to be either a head coach or an assistant coach of a team then please register as a volunteer. During the Player Registration process you will also be asked if you want to coach. Please indicate your answer there as well as completing the Application to Coach.

Sponsors

Team sponsor fees also help to keep the player registration fees down so if you know of a business or other contact that may be willing to sponsor a team, please contact your coach or president@mclittleleague.org with the name and other information so we may contact them.

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.

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.

Little League International "All Star" Teams (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 ABC 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.

Questions

Your coach will be your main contact with the league once the season gets under way but you can always contact either the specific division Commissioner or the Board of Directors of MCLL if you have any questions or comments along the way. We encourage any suggestions that you may have so please feel free to send an email. We also are always looking for volunteers to assist in various league functions or tasks that need to be completed.

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.