What equipment and clothing does my player need?
Each player will need to bring a glove and helmet. While each player is not required to bring their own bat, it is encouraged.
All players must wear closed-toe / athletic shoes at all practices and games. Cleats are recommended but not required. Metal cleats are not allowed.
Baseball pants are required for Minors and Majors divisions during practices and games (to be able to slide). Players in lower divisions are encouraged to wear baseball pants to protect their legs, but athletic shorts or pants are also allowed.
What kind of bat does my player need?
Bats must conform to USA BAT standards and have the USA BAT manufacturer stamp on it. The length of a bat cannot exceed 32 inches. For more information please visit https://usabat.com/. Please note, that USSSA BPF 1.15 bats are strictly prohibited.
Is there a uniform provided?
The League provides the following in the Fall:
The League provides the following in the Spring:
When does registration open and close for Fall 2022?
Registration will open Monday, July 11 and close on Sunday, July 31. Please note, registration may close earlier due to capacity limitations.
What are the dates of the Fall 2022 season?
Games will start on August 27 and run through October 22.
How do I know what division my child should play in?
Information can be found on the Divisions page located here>>
For the Fall season it is recommended that your child plays in the division that they would play in following Spring. Since the Fall season is more developmental, this is typically the time that a player would move up to the next division.
My child is 10 or 11, should they play in Minors or Majors?
We want to ensure that players are in a division where they will be challenged and continue to develop. The majority of 10 year old players will play in the Minors Division and generally suggest that 11 year old players move up to the Majors Division. If you are unsure of where your child should play, MPLL will be able to provide a recommendation for you player after the player assessment.
What divisions attend the player assessment for the spring season?
All Minors and Majors players must attend the player assessment. There is no assessment for the Fall season.
What should I do if I feel my child should play in a different division than the Little League guidelines indicate?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How are teams selected / formed?
Teams for Tee Ball, Rookies, and Coach Pitch are formed based on coach requests, player requests, school and other factors. Minors teams in the spring are formed based on player assessment score, coach request and player requests. Majors teams in the spring are formed by a draft following the player assessment. MPLL attempts to accommodate coach and player requests for Tee-Ball through Minors divisions but does not make any guarantee that all requests can be accommodated.
Do I have to request a teammate or coach to register?
Not at all. You do not have to request a teammate or coach for your player. All players that register will be placed on team.
We are new to the league, how do we assemble our team?
For coach pitch, rookie and tee ball please have everyone request the same coach during registration and send an email to email@example.com with all the players expected to sign up. MPLL is not responsible for players that do not sign up.
How many players are on each team?
MPLL aims to have 12 players on each roster
Does MPLL offer financial assistance or need based scholarships?
Yes. MPLL does offer financial assistance and wants to make sure that every child that has a desire to play baseball is able to. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How do I volunteer to help out?
MPLL is a volunteer run organization and welcomes new volunteers! Please just email email@example.com or reach out to any of the Board Members to talk about it.
Is there a Lost and Found?
The Lost and Found is at the concession stand.
This is my first year in Tee Ball. What do I need to know?
Spring regular season games will start in late March and will conclude in late May. The Fall season typically starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the first games. Tee Ball teams play one game per week on Saturdays and have one practice each week. Games are subject to a 45 minute time limit. Each player will need to bring a glove and helmet.
What happens now that we've registered?
Once registration closes and coaches receive their rosters, we ask them to contact parents immediately to introduce themselves and inform you of your practice time and location.
Can you tell me what day my child will practice?
We allow our coaches to indicate their preference for practice days/times. The coach will contact you at the beginning of the season to tell you when practices begin and where.
Can you tell me where and when my child's games will be?
Tee Ball and Rookie divisions will play on Saturday. Coach Pitch, Minors and Majors divisions may play games during the week (except Fridays) and on weekends. Games will be held at McCabe Park or at other designated fields located within the league boundary. Occasionally Coach Pitch, Minors and Majors may travel to play against another local Little League.
Does McCabe Park send teams to play in the District 7 All-Star Tournament?
Yes. MPLL will send teams to compete in the Coach Pitch, Minors and Majors divisions.
How are the All-Star teams selected?
Teams are selected based on feedback received from MPLL coaches and player agents.
How long does the All-Star experience run?
Typically the entire month of June and sometimes into July