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Registration FAQ

IMPORTANT 2021 REGISTRATION CHANGES

2021 has changed a few of these timelines. Please use the official 2021 registration as a guideline for this coming spring season, as some of the information on this page may vary due to the changes necessary for proceeding safely with a 2021 baseball season during this pandemic. There will be a new HARD DEADLINE for ages 8-12 to register by March 1st due to the "pod" sizes required in the gym space. This new deadline will allow for plans to be made safely for evaluations during the ever-changing guidelines of Covid-19, this is new for 2021. Players age 8-12 will NOT be allowed to register after March 1st 2021.

 

The 2021 season will also have some weekend games and practices. This will allow us to do our best to safely spread out game nights, and help prevent the crowding of the outdoor facilities. Please plan on being flexible and accommodating for changes, as we know that things change rapidly and are usually out of our control during this trying time. 

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation


When does registration open?

  • Spring registration opens in December and closes in early March - based on when Evaluations take place.

HOW IS LITTLE LEAGUE DIFFERENT?

Little League is a competitive form of baseball dedicated to teaching strong fundamentals at all levels of play.

 Most games and practices take place during the week. There are very few weekend games, leaving time for you to enjoy your families. Minors and Majors divisions play games against other cities in the metro area, where it may require close travel. Most cities we play are very close by. 

We have opportunities for children to play in tournament teams at the end of the year extending the season for those who are selected, and who would like to participate. 

It is important to know that PNHLL is different from park and rec community baseball, as it is a more competitive form of play. Our main focus is to develop strong baseball foundations, while still allowing play for all kids who want to join.

We are run by a board of directors and not by city officials. Though we partner with the cities on field use, we are run independently. 

We are a non-profit organization, and charter of the Official Little League program, run solely by our community of Board Members and volunteers. 

Kids are placed in divisions based on the number of registrations we have and their skill level.  See our divisions faq page for more information. 

The Regular Season Begins the Final Saturday in April and Regular Season Teams play until mid-late June

Tournament Teams/ All Star Teams play July-early August

What is the cost to participate?

For the Spring 2021 season, early bird player registration fees are as follows:

$160 for ages 6 & 7

 $210 for ages 8-10

 $225 for  ages 11 & 12.  

Early bird registration CLOSED FOR 2021 due to COVID-19 Registration fees usually increase by$25 per child for all levels after the early bird dates.

Majors, Minor A, and Minor B registration for will be locked at 9:00 am CST on March 1, 2021 due to Covid-19 Gym restrictions.

2021: Rookie Registration (ages 6-7U) stays open until Mid-April, Rookie Registration prices will not increase this year. Any 8U players who are a 1st year player or register after the eval date will be automatically placed in Rookies. 

Registration fees are subject to change each season to cover rising costs for field rentals, equipment, insurance, umpires, uniforms, and continued investment in our facilities. 100% of the net proceeds are directly invested in the operation and enhancement of our programs. 


How do I register?

Registration is held through our online registration portal.  To register, click on the registration link available on our homepage and Facebook page during open registration.

 

You must have a Sports Engine account to register, sign up and/or sign in using the tools at the top of the page. 

 

Questions can be emailed to Chris Johnson HERE


Do you offer scholarships to players?

Yes, thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer partial scholarships utilizing the local school system free lunch program as a guide.  To inquire about obtaining a scholarship, please email us a copy of your child's free or reduced lunch eligibility form. We will respond with other materials and instructions for registration.


When does registration close?

 Majors, Minor-A, and Minor-B, and Rookie Registrations close the day before Evaluations take place in March. This day varies each year

Rookie registration can continue to take late registrations until Mid-April pending availability. 

Majors, Minor-A, and Minor-B do not accept registrations after Evaluations. As a league we do our best to communicate our open registration deadlines to our current patrons via email, to local schools, and by use of signage throughout the city. After evaluations take place divisions are formed and teams are drafted. We simply cannot alter the amount of children per team - and we must enforce a deadline.

However, children can be placed on a wait-list in the event that a registered participant drops out before the season begins

read more about Evaluations and skill assessments here

read more about our DIVISIONS HERE


What is the refund policy?

please note some of these policies have changed for 2021

There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee with every individual registration.

Understanding that unusual circumstances may result in a player needing to withdraw their registration for a particular season, the following refund policy has been established: 

  • Withdrawals prior to Evaluation Day:  100% refund of registration fees minus  the $25 non-refundable deposit.
  • From Evaluation Day forward, there will be no refunds. As we break down our division based on numbers and immediately draft teams and order uniforms, we are unable to refund registrations fees after evaluations take place. 
  • If Injury or Relocation occurs before regular season play, we will certainly review specific cases should an injury or move result in a player being unable to continue the season. Refund request for these reasons must be submitted for board approval. Refunds will not include the  non-refundable $25 deposit or uniform costs.  

In 2021 there is a $75 uniform fee, once uniforms are distributed this will not be refundable even if there is a cancellation.

In 2021 - 7 games will be considered a full season. If we are unable to have a full season due to the pandemic fees will be pro-rated based on the amount of games played, costs of field use, and costs of umpires. Registration/Eval fees $25 will not be refundable. Uniform fee $75 will not be refundable once distributed. 


What are the Volunteer Requirements?

When you register we ask families to commit to volunteering in our program.

The requirement for 6-7 year olds is 6 hours.

The requirement for 8+ year olds is 14 hours. 

The requirement for families with more than one player in the league is 16 hours.

Please read our DIBs FAQ page for more information