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Spring Evaluation Schedule
Farm Division - Friday, February 5th (evening)
Minors Division - Saturday, February 6th (morning)
Majors Division - Saturday, February 6th (afternoon)
Little League is fun! Unlike other organized baseball leagues, Little League accepts all players and ensures your kid gets playing time. Moreover, we don't recruit players...our teams are based on registration age and basic skill levels determined after an evaluation day. This process makes each division competitive and ensures your kids a fantastic, memorable experience! The registration fee includes all practices, games, baseball jersey, hat, most clinics, umpires, and it covers our fees paid to the national Little League organization as well as city permits for baseball fields and lights, etc. All Board members, coaches and individuals helping with events are volunteers.
Little League Baseball teaches your kids how to be part of a team and binds them to the community. Boys and girls of all skill levels welcome. For more information on the Spring 2021 season, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org...
DIVISIONS & REGISTRATION FEES:
Which Local League? The Little League organization mandates in which local baseball league your son or daughter will play based on your home address or school address...either one works if within our borders. Our local league is called McDowell Mountain Little League or MMLL in Scottsdale, Arizona. To check which league you should register, enter your home or school address at Find Your League.
If you previously played in the Desert Foothills league or Mountain View league and you have questions, email us at info@MMLLbaseball.com.
If you recently moved and you want your son or daughter to continue playing in McDowell Mountain Little League, then you can request permission to grandfather in to MMLL by completing Form II(d) and emailing it to info@MMLLbaseball.com.
Ages & Divisions. Your son or daughter is eligible to play in one of our divisions based on his or her "league age" according to the national Little League organization. To determine your child's "league age", go to the League Age Calculator and choose "Little League Baseball" from the dropdown. Please note, sometimes we'll move a kid up or down based on skill level, to take into consideration families with multiple registrations, or safety concerns. If in your opinion, as the parent, the eligible division does not suit your child's skill level, or you are concerned about safety, then contact us to discuss at info@MMLLbaseball.com.
the kids get a few pitches from their own coach and if necessary hit from a tee; score is not kept...everyone is simply focused on learning the rules and basics of the game, having fun, making friends in the community, and giving the kids a great experience so they will want to continue playing baseball.
the kids take pitches from their own coach; coaches act as umpires; games are scored; this is when the kids start to learn the fundemental skills of playing baseball and begin to learn the rules of the field.
kids are the pitchers so hitters are facing kid-pitch for the first time; coaches have rules on how many innings each kid plays in the infield, etc.; professional umpires call the game and score is kept; this is when things start to get competitive...coaches focus on teaching the details of game rules and honing skills at various positions.
kids are the pitchers; professional umpires call the game and score is kept; this is competitive baseball...coaches usually assign specific positions and have more discretion on playing time, etc.
*Upper Division: During the Fall Season, Minors and Majors may be combined to create an "Upper Division" or "Kid Pitch" which might be necessary to keep teams competitive because of lower fall season registration numbers.
Team Assignments: For Tee-Ball, teams are assigned rather randomly since the kids are usually learning the game for the first-time. However, for Farm, Minors, and Majors, teams are assigned based on skill level. See the Events & Schedule section below for more information...
2021 Spring Season Registration Fees. Multiple registrations receive a $25 discount. Evaluations, practices, and games are included in the Registration Fee as well as a team baseball jersey and hat. Registration Fees also cover the cost of umpires, all the baseball field equipment, fees paid to Little League, website maintenance, baseball field permits and lights, etc. All the Board members, coaches and individuals that help out with events are volunteers.
2021 Spring Season Commissioners and Player Agents. A Commissioner has the responsibility of ensuring the season goes smoothly mainly by keeping in contact with coaches and listening to any issues that might arise. The Player Agent will intervene should a parent or coach raise a concern regarding a child's behavior or safety, etc. Commissioners and Player Agents are volunteers.
QUESTIONS? Email info@MMLLbaseball.com.
EVENTS & SCHEDULE:
Spring versus Fall Season. Because Little league is coached by parent-volunteers, practice schedules and game schedules for either season revolve around the coach’s schedule. During Registration you can add comments on conflicts and we will take it into consideration during team assignments.
Events. All events are posted in the schedule below (this schedule is updated frequently so check back often...). Once registered you will receive emails on scheduled events and instructions for signing up, etc.
Copper Ridge Fields: 10101 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 - click to see a map.
Aztec Park: 10636 N. 100th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Interleague Games: played at various fields within Scottsdale and Phoenix.
QUESTIONS? Email info@MMLLbaseball.com.
COACH A TEAM OR ASSIST & SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR KIDS:
All teams are coached and managed by Moms, Dads, and Grandfathers, etc., JUST LIKE YOU...join us for a fun and fulfilling way to spend time with your kids and make friends in the community! If you're interested but not sure what it's all about, or for any other reason please email info@MMLLbaseball.com.
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT:
Glove. Your son or daughter will need a glove. Make sure it’s not too small and do your best to soften it up before your first practice - it should be soft enough to close freely. If you have a new glove that is stiff, here's a 4-minute video from the professional Glove Guru at Wilson Sports on how to soften/break-in a stiff glove.
Batting Gloves. Some coaches recommend them and some don't - it's your call. The argument against batting gloves is that kids become dependent on them. The argument for batting gloves is that it gives a kid more confidence and if the ball isn't hit on the sweet spot it's less likely to sting.
Bats. Your son or daughter will need a bat. All bats must have the USA Baseball logo on the barrel (see below)…without it the bat is not allowed. Bat speed is critical so be sure to get a bat that is the right size for your Little Leaguer...below is a guide on the size of the bat you should consider.
Uniforms. All kids will be supplied with a jersey and hat. Below are the things you will need to buy but keep in mind that your Coach will tell you the colors required so wait until you get some instruction before you purchase. Also, you might want to consider getting more than one pair - games and practices don't wait for the laundry to get done! Here's what you'll need before the first practice:
(1) baseball pants for games and practices,
(2) baseball uniform belt,
(3) baseball socks for games and practices,
(4) baseball cleats, and
(5) a protective cup and support brief for boys which is required for practices and games.
Shopping. Some good places to shop are:
QUESTIONS? Email info@MMLLbaseball.com.