Annually, during a local league’s player registration, a parent or legal guardian of a potential Little Leaguer® are required to provide a minimum of three personal documents that are used to establish the residency of the child. Residency documents are collected according to three categories.
Per Little League Regulation: Residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state, and zip code information, dated, or in force, between February 1 of the previous year, and February 1 of the current year, from one or more documents from each of the three groups outlined in the current year’s Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies.
School Enrollment is also a means of establishing a player’s eligibility. Starting with the 2017 season, a school report card is not accepted as a School Enrollment Eligibility document. Players who established “residence” or “school attendance” for regular season and/or tournament prior to the 2016-2017 season using the Player Verification Form, and can produce the form with proper proofs and signatures, are grandfathered and do NOT need to complete a new Player Verification Form.
This Eligibility Checklist was developed as a guide for both parents and/or legal guardians to prepare for registration; and for local league officials to assure that the proper documentation is being collected during player registration. It is important to note that this same information is used to establish a player’s eligibility to participate in the Little League International Tournament.