Play Ball FAQ – June 4, 2017 – Little League® International, South Williamsport, Pa.
Q: How will the event be structured?
A: The MLB PLAY BALL Weekend event at Little League International will be a one-day fun,
The Group 1 session will run from 1-2:30 p.m., with children ages 5 to 8 on Lamade Stadium or Field 2, located to across Stadium Drive from Volunteer Stadium.
The Group 2 session will run from 3-4:30 p.m with children ages 9 to 12 on Lamade Stadium or Field 2, located to across Stadium Drive from Volunteer Stadium.
Q: What is the cost to attend the PLAY BALL event?
A: The event is free and open to all.
Q: How can I register for the PLAY BALL event?
A: Online pre-registration is encouraged and can be done at LittleLeague.org/PlayBallDay. On-site registration will be possible on the day of the event. Check-in for pre-registered guests and on-site registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Q: Do I need to register all of my children separately?
A: Yes, each participant must be registered separately by a parent or guardian.
Q: When do the on-field activities begin?
A: On-field activities starting at 1 p.m. for children 5 to 8 years old; and 3 p.m. for children 9 to 12 years old. Other fun, baseball- and softball-related activities will be available at the complex throughout the day.
Q: What activities will be available during the PLAY BALL event?
A: Throughout the Little League International Complex, there will be fun activities for families, including hitting and catching games, the Easton Hit Lab, and more. Children ages 5 to 12 will be able to experience fun baseball and softball skill development games on the Little League International Complex, organized by Baseball Factory.
Q: What equipment should my players bring?
A: All registered children are expected to bring their fielding gloves, bats, and helmets. Children league-age 12 and under are to wear rubber cleats. Little League International will have some extra equipment available.
Q: Are parents, family, friends, and/or spectators allowed to join their children during the activities at the World Series stadiums?
A: Anyone attending the activities at the World Series Stadiums can watch from the seated areas or outside of the fence, and will be provided time at the end of the event to visit the field area.
Q: Will there be other activities for children to do if they are not registered?
A: Fun activities, such as backyard baseball and softball games, whiffle ball games and having a catch by the “Little League World Series” hedge, will be open to children of all ages and their parents throughout the day. Along with the activities on the World Series complex, participants will be able to visit the Easton Hit Lab, the World of Little League Museum, and the Little League store’s sidewalk sale. A
Q: Will parents and families be a permitted on the World Series fields for pictures?
A: At the conclusion of each Group Session, photos can be taken in the outfield of both Stadiums.