FAQs

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Frequent Questions:


 

Q:  Where are games played?

A:  It depends on the Cap City Division:

  • National = Macomb Park
  • A Division = Lafayette
  • AA Division =Upshur, Forest Hills
  • AAA/Majors = Takoma 4, Livingston, Forest Hills
  • Juniors = Deal, Fort Reno
  • Games are also sometimes played at other fields in the city, especially when playing interleague games against teams from other DC Little Leagues.

 


Q:  How do I know when my player's team will practice?

A:  The coach of the team will communicate with the players' parents to schedule practice times and locations.

 


Q: My player would like to be on the same team his/her friends (siblings, classmates, etc.). Is that possible?

A:  Please note your requests in the online registration form.  After registration closes, Commissioners in the National, A, and AA Divisions will assign teams based on the number of registrants.  The Commissioners will make efforts to accommodate team requests until rosters are filled.  Note that in the AAA, Majors, and Juniors Divisions, teams are drafted by the Coaches in those Divisions, although all efforts are made to ensure that siblings in the same Division who want to play together are assigned to the same team.

 


Q: How do I determine my player's age under Little League rules?

A:  Use the chart below to determine the correct league.

CCLL Baseball League Age Chart (valid for Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 seasons only)

Baseball Player Birthdate Range CCLL League Age
May 1, 2003 – April 30, 2004 14
May 1, 2004 – April 30, 2005 13
May 1, 2005 – August 31, 2006 12
September 1, 2006 – August 31, 2007 11
September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2008 10
September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009 9
September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2010 8
September 1, 2010 – August 31, 2011 7
September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012 6
September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013 5
September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014 4

 


Q: My child was born in the summer of 2006 - why are the dates different?

A: Little League adjusted the League Year cutoffs several years ago from April 30 to August 31, so children born in the summer of 2006 will be considered league age 12 and will play in the Majors for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 seasons.

 


Q: My child is 11 and has never played baseball before - is it too late to begin playing?

A: Absolutely not. CapCity welcomes all players regardless of experience or skill level. We will ensure an appropriate team placement, and our coaches are excellent at teaching the basic skills necessary for success and fun.

 


Q: My child played in the Minors Division last spring. What Division will he be in this Fall?

A: Every player who is at least League Age 11 or   who played a Spring Season in the Minors/AA Division must participate in the Fall Tryouts in September 2017. Based on those tryouts, the player may be placed in the Majors Division (if at least League Age 10), the AAA Division, or the AA (formerly Minors) Division.

 


Q: My child is league age 12. Is she guaranteed to play in the Majors?

A: Yes, all children League Age 12 have the right to play in the Majors Division. In very limited circumstances, a parent can request that the child play in the AAA Division.

 


Q: My child is League Age 11. Is there a chance he plays in the AA Division?

A: No, all children League Age 11 will play at least in the AAA Division if not otherwise drafted into the Majors Division.

 


Q: My child is League Age 13, can he play in the Majors Division?

A: No, children League Age 13 and 13 will play in the Juniors Division, which uses a full-size (60'-90') field and regular baseball rules.  The Juniors Division is an excellent opportunity to continue the development of skills for Middle School and High School play, and we have seen a tremendous expansion of players continuing on from the Majors Division to the Junior Division in recent years.

 


Q:  The registration fee(s) for my player(s) would represent a financial hardship for me.  Is financial assistance available?

A:  Yes. Please contact us with your request.

About Capitol City Little League

Capitol City Little League is a volunteer run organization focused on introducing and teaching baseball and softball to our children - ages 5 to 14.  Each season, more than 500 children participate in CCLL.  See boundaries for eligibility.
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Mailing Address

Capitol City Little League
P.O. Box 5764
Washington, D.C.  20016