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Winter: Girls in Little League

It is important for all leagues and volunteers to understand that the baseball divisions of Little League, at all ages, are open to any child who is eligible by age and residence, regardless of the child’s gender.

As a result, if a girl wishes to register and try out for any baseball division, and she meets the requirements for age and residence, she must be given that opportunity, and (like any child) must be given a place to play.

This applies whether or not the local Little League offers a Girls Softball program. As noted in Regulation IV (c), a candidate is permitted to try out for baseball or softball, but not both.

For the softball program, however, the local Little League is permitted to charter for a boys-only softball program, and/or a girls-only softball program. No divisions of softball in Little League are permitted to have boys and girls on the same team.

A database of all of these Operations Tips can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/Tips_Successful_League/2010-2011.htm

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