Spring 2023 Registration


Registration closes February 15, 2023* -- waitlist only after that date.

*Some programs may close earlier if capacity is reached.


Frequently Asked Questions

When you register for Spring 2023, you will be directed to our new registration system, SportsConnect. Please follow the instructions to set up your account and register your child(ren) and/or yourself as a volunteer.

A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be added to EACH ORDER submitted,

so be sure to place everything in your cart before checking out.

The admin fee does NOT apply to volunteer registrations.

(For example, registrations for multiple children; Spring registration and Winter Workout registration)

Season

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


Schedule and Locations for Baseball and Softball

Game schedules - Set 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the season. While we are unable to provide field information during registration. Field acquisition is subject to availability as part of the Montgomery County field permitting process that occurs in February.

Practice schedules - 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.

Baseball Divisions of Play

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

  • Rookie Ball (boys and girls)- 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.

    • Generally one game (Saturdays) and practice per week (specific night or weekend day determined by coach).

  • Coach Pitch Minors A (boys and girls) - League Ages 6-8

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

    • Generally 1-2 games per week (Saturdays and occasional weeknight) and one practice per week (specific weeknight or weekend day determined by coach).

  • 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 by each coach.

Baseball Pricing

  • Tee Ball (ages 4-6): $75 or $125* | Click here for more information on Spring tee ball.

  • Coach Pitch*

      • Rookie Ball (beginner - ages 5-7): $125*

      • Coach Pitch A (ages 6-8): $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

Little League and MCLL provide scholarships to those in need of financial assistance. Click here for more information.

*Registration is conducted by geography, pricing is the same for upper and lower county.

(Upper County - Games/Practices held in Potomac/Rockville/Gaithersburg/Germantown; Lower County - Games/Practices generally held in Bethesda & Silver Spring).

Softball Pricing

  • Coach Pitch (ages 6-8): $150

  • Kid Pitch (ages 8-16)

      • Minors (ages 8-10): $225

      • Majors (ages 10-12): $225

      • Juniors (ages 13-14): $250

      • Seniors (ages 14-16): $250

See our full description of Divisions.

See the League Age Calculator to determine what level of play your child is eligible to play. Your child's "league age" is determined based on their age as of August 31 for baseball and December 31 for softball. In other words, for the Spring 2023 season, if your child was born on August 30, 2012, for purposes of baseball and softball they would be considered league age 11, even though at the time of the season they will only be 10. If your child was born on September 14, 2012, they would be league age 10 for baseball and league age 11 for softball.

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

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

Scholarships

Discounts

Early Bird Discount - If registered on or before 12/31/2022 you will receive a $10 discount for 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 a discount of 50% off the lower-priced division. You must email registration@mclittleleague.org to receive the discount; the registration system will not apply it automatically.

Fees

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

  • Late Fees (Deadline TBD):

    • $15 (For TBall)

    • $25 (Other Divisions & Clinics)

Refund Policy

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 our Eligible Schools List.

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), Majors, and Intermediates Divisions and Softball Majors, Juniors and Seniors Divisions. 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 and coach-pitch (baseball and softball) players are all excluded from evaluations. For more information see our Player Evaluation page.

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 sponsor@mclittleleague.org with contact details. 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) can be found here. Additional health and safety protocols will be implemented, as necessary, to comply with State, County, and Little League health and safety requirements (including those related to COVID-19). 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) being prohibited from participating in and/or attending MCLL events.

Summer Little League Tournament All-Star Teams

At the end of the season, MCLL participates in the annual Little League All-Star Tournaments administered by the National Little League Headquarters Tournament Committee out of Williamsport, PA. Tournament play starts at the Maryland District 2 level and is available for the following age groups: 8-10, 9-11 (baseball only), 10-12, 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 or about June 1 and the District 2 tournaments begin in late June. District, State, and Regional tournaments are held for most levels. Ages 10-12, Intermediate, Juniors and Seniors are eligible for the LIttle League World Series held in August in different locations depending on the age group. The most widely known is the Little League World Series Majors Division, 10-12 year-olds, is televised by ESPN and held in Williamsport, PA.

While MCLL operates under one Board of Directors, Little League International treats the Upper and Lower County divisions 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 consists of a rubberized material and is located in Boyds, MD. Players are able to participate with the 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

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Spring season.

Your coach will be your main contact with the league once the season gets underway 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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