Frequently Answered Questions

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We only have a Spring League.

Question:  Who can play in our league?

Answer:  Boys and Girls that are league age 4 years old by the date, August 31, 2014 and league age 16.  Player's age for the season is defined by Williamsport AGE CHART and if you live or go to school (public or private) in District 4.   Our boundary line is huge and includes areas in Essex, Roland Park, Guilford, Morrell Park, Carroll Park, Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, Cherry Hill, Dundalk and Canton to just name a few.  If you have questions if your child lives or attends school in our district, please contact our player agent Linda Ruff at lindazruff@verizon.net  

Q. Do we offer Softball?

We would love to start a softball league.  If you are interested in Softball please email our President Quinn Hren, qahren@cs.com., and provide your daughter’s name and Date of Birth.   If we can get enough interest, then we can have a softball league!

Q:  Which age division can my child play in?

A:  Tee-Ball: league age 4 & 5 year olds (all new players and returning 5 year old)        

     Coach Pitch:   league age 6 & 7 year olds     

     Softball:

     National (Minors):  league age 8 & 9 year old                    

     American (Majors):  league age 10, 11, & 12 year olds      

     Juniors / Seniors:  league age 13 through 16 year olds          

Q:  When is the season?        

A:  The regular season starts in April and ends in June.  Weather is a determining factor on the actual dates.     

*** Schedules will be distributed in March.  Schedules for games can only be made once we know how many teams are in each division.        

Q.  Who are the coaches for the teams?

A:  Parents and members of our community.  We are a volunteer organization.  We are always looking for volunteers.  Please sign up to coach a team.  Each team needs at least three volunteers.  All volunteers go through a background check.  If you have volunteered before, please fill out the RETURNING Volunteer form.

If you are new at volunteering for our league, please fill out the NEW VOLUNTEER form.  Provide a copy of your driver’s license and social security number.  Please email these forms to Quinn Hren at qahren@cs.com.

Q:  How do I register?

On-line registration will open in December.  We will open walk-in registrations at our field (1101 E. Fort Ave.)  in February on Friday's from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please bring all completed forms with you to register.

ITEMS YOU NEED TO HAVE READY TO REGISTER:

  1. Your Child’s Birth Certificate (If you registered on-line last year and uploaded a birth certificate you will not need to do this again)
  2. Little League Registration Form
  3. School Enrollment Form -  (If you registered on-line last year and uploaded a birth certificate you will not need to do this again)
  4. Medical Release

Note:  If your child does not attend school you will need to provide proof of residence by providing a copy of three documents, one from each group listed below.  A copy will need to be given to Player Agent Linda Ruff at our walk-in registration or by email to lindazruff@verizon.net Please black out any sensitive information.  We are only looking for parent/guardian's name, address, and the title of the document.  If it is a dated material the document needs to be dated between February 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018.

 

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Driver’s License Welfare/Child Care Records Voter’s Registration
School Records Federal records (Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.) Utility Bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/ sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
Vehicle Records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.) State Records​ / Local (Municipal) Records Financial Records (i.e. loan, credit, investments, etc.)
Employment Records Support Payment Records​ Medical Records
Insurance documents Homeowner or Tenant Records Internet, Cable, or Satellite Records
  Military Records  

 

Q:  How much does it cost to register my child?***If you have any questions, please contact our Players Agent Linda Ruff at 410-789-4220

A:  Tee-Ball:  $60

      Coach Pitch:  $85

      Softball:

      National (Minors):  $85

      American (Majors):  $110

      Junior / Seniors: $135

Note:  No child is turned away if they want to play baseball.  Reach out to  our Players Agent Linda Ruff at 410-789-4220.

Q: What is the commitment of my child?

Tee-Ball  (League Age 4 and 5) This division is an introductory program that teaches the basics of throwing, hitting off a tee, catching, and the general concept of the game.  This is a non-competitive division and no score is kept.  It is about the kids learning to love BASEBALL!  All players are given a team shirt and baseball hat.  Bats and helmets are provided by the league.  A baseball glove is REQUIRED to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended.

One practice / game is held once a week on Saturdays for an hour.  The first half hour of the scheduled field time is for practice and the second half is a game against another team.  Saturday field times start at 10:00 a.m. (scheduled to change) and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city or weather. 

Coach Pitch (League Age 6 and 7) This division introduces hitting a pitched ball from a coach. Players start to understand the concepts of running bases and batting.  The focus is still on having fun.  This is a non-competitive division and no score is kept.  The focus of Coach Pitch is to teach children the fundamentals of baseball.  All players are provided with a team shirt, pants, baseball cap, and socks.  Bats and helmets are provided by the league.  A baseball glove is REQUIRED to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended. 

Games are played twice per week; one during the week starting at 6 p.m. and one on Saturdays.  Saturday field times start at 10:00 a.m. and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city or weather.  There will be a two hour limit on Saturday games.  Week night games end when either 6 innings have been completed of the Fort Aveenue street lights come on.  

Softball:

National (Minors)  This division travels to 3 or 4 games on Saturdays to Arbutus Little League located at 5525 Shelbourne Rd. Baltimore and Arbutus Little League will come to our fields.  This division introduces player pitching and is a competitive league.  These players will attend a skills evaluation. This is necessary to balance teams, so your child can experience an enjoyable and a competitive environment. These players will start to understand strategies of the game.  The emphasis is to refine skills for throwing, catching, and hitting all while still having fun.  

*Important Date:  A SKILL EVALUATIONS (MINOR & MAJORS ONLY) will be held in March @ Myer's Pavilion (4300 W Bay Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21225) Please have your player attend.  All Players Need to Wear Tennis Shoes and Bring Their Gloves!

Minor League plays by Little League Rules

All players will be provided with team shirt, baseball pants, hat, socks, and belts.  Bats, helmets, and catching gear are provided by the league.   A baseball glove is required to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended for players and athletic supporters are recommended for boys.  All players playing catcher are REQUIRED to wear athletic supporters and cups.  

Games are played by innings. A regulation game is 6 innings.  There will be practices per week at the discretion of the coach.  Two games are played per week; one during the week starting at 6 PM and one on Saturday.  Saturday field times start at 10:00 a.m. and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city, schedule a make-up game, or weather.

The season typically runs from early March through end of school in June.   All players league age 8 or older may be eligible to be selected to an ALL-STAR TEAM.  All Star Teams travel and play in the Maryland District 4 tournament.  The teams that win the All-Star District tournaments will advance to the next level.

American (Majors) This division travels to 3 or 4 games on Saturdays to Arbutus Little League located at 5525 Shelbourne Rd. Baltimore and Arbutus Little League will come to our fields. This division is a more competitive league. These players will attend a skills evaluation. This is necessary to balance teams, so your child can experience an enjoyable, competitive environment. These players will build on development as well as competitiveness.

*Important Date:  A SKILL EVALUATIONS (MINOR & MAJORS ONLY) will be held in March @ Myer's Pavilion (4300 W Bay Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21225) Please have your player attend.  All Players Need to Wear Tennis Shoes and Bring Their Gloves!

 

Major League plays by Little League Rules.  

All players will be provided with team shirt, baseball pants, hat, socks, and belts.  Bats, helmets, and catching gear are provided by the league.   A baseball glove is required to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended for players and athletic supporters are recommended for boys.  All players playing catcher are REQUIRED to wear athletic supporters and cups.  

There will be practices per week at the discretion of the coach.  Two games are played per week; one during the week starting at 6 PM and one on Saturday.  Saturday field times start at 10:00 a.m. and are scheduled throughout the day depending on the number of teams we have registered.  Games are only scheduled on Sundays if the league needs to move them due to an event in the city, schedule a make-up game, or weather.

The season typically runs from early March through end of school in June.   All players league age 8 or older may be eligible to be selected to an ALL-STAR TEAM.  All Star Teams travel and play in the Maryland District 4 tournament.  The teams that win the All-Star District tournaments will advance to the next level.

Juniors / Seniors This division is competitive and travels.  None of the games are played at our field. 

All players will be provided with team shirt, baseball pants, hat, socks, and belts.  Bats, helmets, and catching gear are provided by the league.   A baseball glove is required to participate and is NOT provided by the league.  Cleats are recommended for players and athletic supporters are recommended for boys.  All players playing catcher are REQUIRED to wear athletic supporters and cups.  

There will be practices per week at the discretion of the coach.  Game schedules and times are depending on how many teams are in the league.

The season typically runs from early March through end of school in June.   All players league age 8 or older may be eligible to be selected to an ALL-STAR TEAM.  All Star Teams travel and play in the Maryland District 4 tournament.  The teams that win the All-Star District tournaments will advance to the next level.

Q: How are teams formed?

A:  Every player that registers is drafted to a team in their division.  We cannot promise friends will be placed on the same team.   You can request siblings to be placed on the same team if they are in the same division. 

Q:  How does our league communicate?

A:  Our league uses the SI Play App to keep our schedule organized and to communicate.  Please download this app once you register on-line.  When your child is assigned to a team you will have access to their schedule as well as coaches and team mates contact info.  We also use Facebook as a tool to communicate.  We can be found on Facebook at South Baltimore Little League.

Q:  How can I get more involved?

A:  Attend one of our meetings.  Meeting are held the first Wednesday and third Wednesday of every month.  From April through June meeting time starts at 8:30 PM.  During July through March meeting time starts at 7 PM.  We welcome all to attend and share your thoughts!  To become a member of the board you must attend 4 meetings in one year.

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