Frequently Asked Questions

Key Dates

  • Jan 13 In Person / Walk-in Registration 1PM-4PM at American Legion Post 176
  • Jan 20 In Person / Walk-in Registration 1PM-4PM at American Legion Post 176
  • Late Registration - TBD
  • Feb 10 Skills Assessment for AA through Majors TBD at Key Middle School
  • Feb 17 Skills Assessment for AA through Majors TBD at Key Middle School
  • Early-Mar Teams Assigned
  • Mar 17 & 18 Juniors Assessment
  • Mid-Mar First Practices Start
  • April 5 Opening Day Ceremonies Spring 2019 Season

2019 Little League Age Chart

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

AGE

2015

2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 4

2014

2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 5

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2012

2012

2012

2012

6

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2011

2011

2011

2011

7

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2010

2010

2010

2010

8

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2009

2009

2009

2009

9

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2009

2008

2008

2008

2008

10

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2008

2007

2007

2007

2007

11

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2006

2006

2006

2006

12

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2005

2005

2005

2005

13

2005

2005

2005

2005

2005

2005

2005

2005

2004

2004

2004

2004

14

2004

2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 15

2003

2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 16

NOTE: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2019.

Why do I have to attend In-Person Registration if I've already registered online?

We require members to come to one of our in-person registration sessions in order for us to confirm each player's date-of-birth and residence, in accordance with Little League requirements.

There are three options for completing the registration forms:

  1. You can register online. You do not have to complete registration forms at in-person registration if you have completed on-line registration and we have a record of your registration. We do prefer that you use our online registration site in order to minimize paperwork.
  2. You can download the forms to complete them at home and bring the completed forms with you.
  3. You can complete the forms at in-person registration.

If I have registered online, what documents do I need to bring to in-person registration?

Date of Birth: In order to prove a player's date of birth, you must show the player's birth certificate. State-issued IDs cannot serve as proof of a player's date of birth.

Residency: In order to prove residency, you must bring one document from each of the following three groups, for a total of THREE documents:

Group I

  1. Driver's License
  2. School records
  3. Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
  4. Employment records
  5. Insurance documents

Group II

  1. Welfare/child care records
  2. Federal records (i.e., Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)
  3. State records
  4. Local (municipal) records
  5. Support payment records
  6. Homeowner or tenant records
  7. Military records

Group III

  1. Voter Registration
  2. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
  3. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records
  4. Medical records
  5. Internet, cable, or satellite records

NOTE: Example — Three documents from the same Group (utility bill, cable bill, and bank statement) constitute only ONE document.

What if I don't live in the boundaries of Central Springfield Little League?

Even if you do not live in our boundaries, your player may play baseball at CSLL if his or her school is located inside CSLL's boundaries.  Additionally, there are certain excpetions that could apply even if your player does not live or attend school within our boundaries.  Please contact Annemarie McGavin at playeragent@csll.org if you have any questions regarding your player's eligibility. 

What are the boundaries of Central Springfield Little League?

The boundaries of the franchised territory of the Central Springfield Little League (CSLL) are as follows:

  1. Begin where the Southern Railroad tracks cross Accotink Creek.
  2. Proceed south along Accotink Creek to the Springfield-Franconia Parkway (Route 7900).
  3. Then west on the Springfield-Franconia Parkway until it merges with the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100).
  4. Then west along the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100) to the intersection of Pohick Road (Route 641).
  5. Then southeast along Pohick Road until it intersects the Shirley Memorial Highway (1-95).
  6. Then north on I-95 to Backlick Road (Route 617).
  7. Then southeast on Backlick Road until it intersects Ehlers Road, then northeast to the western boundary of the Fort Belvoir Military Reservation, continuing northeast then northwest along the western boundary of the Fort Belvoir Military Reservation until intersecting Telegraph Road (Route 611).
  8. Then northeast on Telegraph Road to the northeast boundary of the Humphrey's Engineering Center (Ft. Belvoir).
  9. Then southeast and east along the boundary of Humphrey's Engineering Center to the southwest corner of Huntley Meadows Park, thence north along the western boundary of Huntley Meadows Park to the boundary of the U.S. Coast Guard Radio Station.
  10. Then northwest along the southwest boundary of the U.S. Coast Guard Radio Station to Telegraph Road (Route 611).
  11. Then northeast along Telegraph Road to the northeast boundary of the U.S. Coast Guard Radio Station.
  12. Then southeast along the northeast boundary of the U.S. Coast Guard Radio Station to the western boundary of Huntley Meadows park.
  13. Then north along the west boundary of Huntley Meadows Park to Telegraph Road (Route 611).
  14. Then northeast on Telegraph Road to Rose Hill Drive.
  15. Then north on Rose Hill Drive to Franconia Road (Route 644).
  16. Then west on Franconia Road to Bush Hill Drive.
  17. Then north on Bush Hill Drive to the end of Bush Hill Drive thence due north until reaching the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad tracks.
  18. Then west along the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad tracks until intersecting the Beltway (I-95/I-495)
  19. Then due west until intersecting the Southern Railway tracks.
  20. Then west along the Southern Railway tracks until reaching Accotink Creek (the starting point.)

When does the Spring Season Start and End?

Players will be assigned to teams in early March, and practices will start mid-March. The regular season of scheduled games will run from April to the first week of June. Opening Day Ceremonies will take place this year on Friday, April 6th. At Opening Day Ceremonies, all the teams are in their uniforms and march onto Trailside Park #2 as a team with their team banner. The pledge of allegiance and the little league pledge are said, there are some announcements, and an opening pitch is thrown. The first games of the season will be played on that night.

When do we find out what the team assignments will be?

Teams are assigned in early March and practices will start mid-March.

How are team assignments made?

T-Ball and A-Ball (Machine Pitch) do not have skills assessments, except for 6-year-olds requesting to play A-Ball. Typically, these players are placed based upon their neighborhood and/or school. During the registration process, players in these divisions can request to be grouped with other player/friends, although CSLL is not obligated to honor those requests.

AA through Juniors — There is a skills assessment process. All kids, even those who have played at CSLL before, must attend either one of the two planned skills assessments. The only exceptions are those who will continue playing on the same Majors team that they played on during Spring 2017. At assessments, each child will be asked to perform a few basic baseball skills, like throwing, catching, hitting, and running the bases.

What are system practices?

The first few practices for players drafted into AA through Majors will be "system practices." A system practice is one in which all teams in the same organization (e.g., Majors Nationals players, AAA Nationals players and AA Nationals players) practice together.

Typically, after a player has been drafted, he or she will be contacted by a manager or coach from the system (e.g., Yankees, Nationals, etc.) into which he or she was drafted. The player will be instructed to attend one or two "system practices."

During these practices, the managers and coaches will observe the players to determine whether each player in the system is in the appropriate division. After the final system practice, players and parents will be informed as to the division in which the player will play.

When are practices and games typically scheduled?

It depends ultimately on the number of players and teams that we have. From past experience, there are typically around 3-4 events (practice or games) per week. CSLL schedules practice and game events on Mondays through Saturdays, although makeup games are generally played on Sundays. Weekday events start between 5:30 and 6:00PM. Saturday events typically are scheduled between 9AM and 7PM.

Are uniforms provided?

Yes, they will be provided in time to wear them at Opening Ceremonies. Shirts, hats, pants, belts and socks are provided.

What are the various volunteering opportunities that are available?

CSLL is an all-volunteer league and in order to be successful, we rely upon parents to perform some volunteer activities throughout the season. During the on-line registration process, please indicate if you are willing to volunteer as a Manager or assistant coach. Other volunteering opportunities for parents include umpiring, working in the snack bar, field setup (raking, setting out bases, applying lines), post-game field clean up, team parent (organizing team volunteering requirements), and team score keeper. This year, each team will be scheduled for shifts in the concessions stand. Each team will be required to supply four or five volunteers to work the stand.

I’d like to volunteer to be a team manager, how do I do that?

Terrific! We always need new volunteers to help out each new season of players. There is a question that will come up during the registration process asking if you’d like to volunteer to be a manager. Just indicate your willingness to be a Manager when you register your child and the league will contact you. You can also contact Marc Dolphin, President, at president@csll.org.

 

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