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Submit a Your Voice Question to Receive Autographed Baseballs

Volume 2 | Issue 10 | October 2014 | Archive
Submit a Your Voice Question to Receive Autographed Baseballs
Email your Little League® questions to parents@LittleLeague.org. If your inquiry is selected as the “featured question” in a future issue of The Parent Connection, you will receive an autographed Little League Baseball® World Series game ball signed by Philadelphia Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard. Please include your mailing address with your question.

FEATURED QUESTION:

1. How does Little League® lowering the charter fee affect my league? – Janae, Indiana

Each local league will pay $10 per team to play Little League® during the 2015 season. That is $6 less per team from a year ago. The money that your league won’t be spending on chartering its teams can be used in a variety of ways, including improvements to your league’s playing facility, new equipment, lowering player registration fees, or adding a Little League Softball®, Little League Challenger Division®, or more teams to provide opportunities for the youth in your community.



2. When can I register my kids for the 2015 season? – Hector, Arizona

At any time during the calendar year, a local league can schedule player registration. If your league plans to organize player registration at different times prior to the start of the next season, pay attention to information provided to your children’s schools and on the league’s website for dates and times. To register your children, remember to have the necessary proof of residency or school enrollment and age documents. Or, contact your local league (which you can find here), and see if they offer early registration or have information about the 2015 season.

3. If my children play on a travel ball teams, can they still play Little League with their friends? – Brenda, South Carolina

Unlike other youth sports organizations, Little League does not restrict players from participating in outside programs. However, the local league has the authority to take the appropriate action against a player who repeatedly misses practices or games due to participation in another program.

Any child can play Little League in their local community during the regular season and also be rostered on a travel ball team. A child is eligible to play on a Little League International Tournament team if he or she plays in two-thirds of the Little League team’s scheduled games. During the tournament season, a player must chose to commit to the Little League team for the time that the team is participating in the tournament.

It’s also important to take an active role in ensuring your child has a safe, fun experience in sports. If your child is a baseball pitcher, Little League strongly encourages you to work with all your coaches to ensure that pitch counts and the apropriate days of rest are being observed for every team your child is playing on.
Learn more about Little League’s dedication to protecting young arms.

4. Why is the Little League Softball age determination date January 1 – Jerry, Florida

In May 2005, the Little League International Board of Directors changed the Little League Softball age determination date to January 1. They selected this date because it aligns with USA Softball, the governing body within the United States, and the International Softball Federation. Most youth softball organizations also abide by this birthdate cut-off for uniformity within the sport.
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The Parent Connection - October 2014 - Archive