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For what division should I register my child(ren)?
It depends upon your child and their experience.  Young children (ages 4-6) who have never played baseball would probably do best in T-Ball.  If your 5-7 year old has played a year of T-Ball and was beginning to get better at hitting, catching, and throwing then s/he may be ready to move up to Minor AA Coach Pitch.  8 year old's can play Coach Pitch or Player Pitch depending upon their experience, but keep in mind that players can throw much faster than the coaches generally do.  9-10 year old's belong in Minor AAA Player Pitch, even if they lack experience.  Very talented 10 year old's may register for Majors, but can just as easily remain in Minor AAA as an advanced player.  11-12 year old's usually belong in Majors. 13 year old's can play either 50-70 or Seniors.  Seniors is more advanced with ages 13-16 whereas 50-70 is an easier level for players ages 11-13.  Players in Majors, 50-70, and Seniors can elect to play in multiple divisions during a single season.  At the beginning of the season, the coaches will evaluate their players and suggest moves (either up or down divisions) that should be made.  

Please be sure to register for the correct division for your child. If you want your child in a higher or lower division, please register in the correct division, then send an email request to [email protected] with your requested division. Please include details on why the player should be in a different division. Plan to attend the Player Evaluation Day on January 23, 2021. AMLL will always do our best to ensure each child is in an appropriate division based on age, experience and skill level.

Can my daughter play?
Absolutely!  We offer co-ed T-Ball baseball teams, and Girls Softball Coach Pitch and Player Pitch teams. Some of the younger baseball teams in our league have girl players. 

What's my child's league age?
Little League determines your child's age based on how old they will be on August 31st of the current year.

What are the age groups for Little League?
T-ball (4-7)
Minor coach pitch (5-9)
Minor kid pitch (8-11)
Majors (10-12)
50-70 (11-13)
Seniors (13-16)

What's the time commitment like?
(In the spring) T-ball and coach-pitch teams typically have one game per week and one practice.  All other divisions typically play 2 games per week.

(In the fall) All divisions typically play 1 game per week.

What's included with my registration fee?
Your child gets a shirt, hat and socks.  Pants are not included.

What equipment does my child need?
Your child needs their own glove.  A cup is highly recommended for boys (and is required to play catcher).  Bats and helmets are optional.  Cleats are optional as well, but are recommended for older age groups.

When does the season begin/end?
Spring season begins at the beginning of January and typically lasts through May.
Fall season begins in early September and ends in November.

Where do the teams practice and play?
Practices are held at North and South Park.  Games are played at North and South Park as well as several other fields throughout the Naples area.

My family absolutely can't afford the registration fee.  Can my child play?
Little League International 2021 is offering The T-Mobile Little League┬« Call Up Grant, that is dedicated to helping families in need by covering registration fees associated with their local Little League program. The T-Mobile Little League┬« Call Up Grant offers a simple-to-use application to assist families in need with registration fees. Families interested in applying for a grant should click here.

I have other questions that aren't answered here.  Whom should I contact?
You can e-mail [email protected]

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