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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AGE DETERMINATION DATE TO MOVE TO AUGUST

Please see the information below provided by Little League International regarding the Age Date Determination

 

Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31.

Why the change?

In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children's to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.

This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.

What’s the difference?

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

For players born on or before August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

What’s the impact of this new change to my child?

If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.

If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.

If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.

“After announcing the new age determination date for our baseball divisions in 2014, we have received important feedback from many volunteers and parents,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We continue to work with all our volunteers and our International Board of Directors toward the goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.”

2016 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

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

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Registration Open - 2016 Spring Baseball and Softball Season

Registration for the 2016 Spring Baseball and Softball Season is currently open at http://cantonlittleleague.org/.   To secure a spot for the Spring Season, players must be registered prior to the Registration Close Dates.

 

Listed below is information regarding the Divisions offered by Canton Little League:

 

Division

Age

Fees

Closing Date

Softball –  Pre-Rookie

Age 5 - 6

$85

04/01/2016

Softball – Rookie

Grades 1 - 2

$85

04/01/2016

Softball – Juniors

Grades 3 - 5

$100

02/01/2016

Girls Softball - Seniors

Grades 6 - 8

$115

02/01/2016

T-Ball

Age 5 - 6

$85

04/01/2016

Instructional

Age 7 - 8

$150

02/01/2016

Minors

Age 9 - 11

$165

01/22/2016

Majors

Age 10 - 12

$165

01/22/2016

Juniors

Age 13 - 14

$185

02/01/2016

Seniors **

Age 15 - 16

$185

02/01/2016

** Senior League will only be offered if a sufficient number of players register for the program by the closing date.

 

This year Little League International made changes to Age Date Determination.  Information regarding Age Determination is available at http://cantonlittleleague.org/.

 

Children must be born on or before 9/1/2010 in order to be eligible to play in Little League.   All new players must upload a copy of their birth certificate when registering on-line.

 

This year we are asking that all payments be made online using MasterCard or Visa.   If this will cause an issue, please contact the treasurer Alan Middleton via email at treasurer.cantonll@gmail.com

 

For questions regarding Canton Little League, or registration, please visit our web site, contact the registrar Steve Cusack via email at stevecusack@gmail.com, or contact any Canton Little League Board Member,

 

 

A discount is offered of one half off the lowest fee for the 3rd/4th child of a family registering. No family will pay more than $370 regardless of the number of children registered. All children are welcome and encouraged to participate regardless of financial circumstances. Please contact League President Lou Tarmy at for details.


by posted 11/20/2015
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