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South Beaches Little League

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions...

What does my child wear on the first day of practice?

If your child has baseball pants, they should wear those. You may want to wait to hear from your coach if you don't already have baseball pants so you can purchase the right color for the season. Your child should also wear a hat. Don't forget sunscreen and plenty of water.

Uniforms include a shirt and a hat and will be handed out on Opening Day (February 25, 2017) and should be worn on game days. Your team manager will also tell you what color socks and belt to purchase.

Can I make a request for a particular coach or team?

SBLL cannot commit to requests for players to be placed on specific teams; however, we will do our best to handle special requests. Please email any requests to the player agent for your child's specific division.

When will I get my practice schedule?

Your practice schedule will become available once you are placed on a team. For the Spring 2017 season, rosters will be announced at the parent meeting on January 23, 2018.

What equipment does my child need?

Your child should have their own baseball glove. You may want to purchase your own helmet and bat. SBLL has equipment that your child can borrow (catcher's gear, helmets and bats). Please visit: Little League Bat Information before making bat purchases. THERE ARE NEW BAT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018.

Where are practices held? Where are games held?

All practices are held at Flutie Athletic Complex. TeeBall games are held at Flutie. Minors games will be held at Flutie but may have some games at other field locations. Majors, Juniors, Intermediate and Seniors games will be held at Flutie as well as other local locations.  

If my child attends a local school, can they participate in South Beaches Little League programs regardless of home address?

Yes. Any child that either attends school or lives within the SBLL boundaries will also be eligible for the selection to an AllStar team. 

What skills are measured in the evaluations?

SBLL conducts player evaluations so that managers may evaluate the ability of various players in an effort to form teams that are competitive with one another. Not all children that try out for a specific division will be chosen for that division; however, ALL children will be provided a place to play regardless of ability. 

What are the age groups for the different divisions?

Baseball
Tee Ball (ages 4-6)  
Coach Pitch (ages 6-9) 
Minors (ages 8-11)    
Majors (ages 10-12)    
Intermediate: (ages 11-13)  
Juniors (ages 13-14)    
Seniors (ages 13-16)   

Softball
Coach Pitch (ages 6-8)
Minors (ages 8-11)  
Majors (ages 10-12)  
Juniors (ages 13-14) 
Seniors (ages 13-16)  

What is the Non-Volunteer Fee?
Non-Volunteer Fee (New in 2018)

SBLL require 3 hours of volunteerism from each family. At the request from some parents, we have included an option to “opt-out” of that.  We are a 100% volunteer organization and need the help from everyone.  We have a lot of volunteer options and the one most families do is “concession” where you work in the concession stand during your team’s shift.  Other options include coaching, helping with the board, umpiring and field maintenance.  The “volunteer opt-out fee” gives parents the choice of making a donation to the league and then they will be exempt from the 3 hour requirement.

Does SBLL provide financial assistance to families who cannot afford registration?

South Beaches Little League is ready and willing to help any family in financial need.  No child will be denied entry to our league due to financial hardship.  Please send an email to our league President, John Phillips ([email protected]), and he will contact you to arrange financial assistance.  Any communication with the league President on this subject will be in the strictest of confidence. Please submit requests prior to December 31, 2017.