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Online registration for the 2019 Spring Little League baseball season will be open from November 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 at delmaramerican.org.  After that time, registrants could be placed on a wait list to ensure space availability. We hope this document will answer many of the questions you have about Del Mar Little League baseball.  If you have any additional questions, please email the Registrar at registrar@delmaramerican.org.

Who is eligible to play baseball in the Del Mar Little League?

Age Requirements:  Del Mar Little League provides Youth Baseball for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 14 years. For the 2018 Spring season, children with birthdays between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2015 are eligible to participate.  Effective February 9, 2019 the league has raised its minimum age to Little League 5.

Boundary Requirements: To be eligible to play in the Del Mar Little League, you must either:

  1. Live within the DMLL boundary,
  2. Attend school within the DMLL boundary or have a sibling who attends school within the DMLL boundary, or
  3. Have played for DMLL last year

How Do I Register A Player For the 2019 Spring Season?

To register for the 2019 Spring Baseball season, please go to delmaramerican.org and click the “Register Online” link on the left hand side of the page.  Then, complete the online registration and submit payment. 

What Are The Registration Fees For the 2019 Season?

$175.00 for each child registered for T-Ball or Coach Pitch

$230.00 for each child registered for Rookie, AA, AAA, or Majors

$295.00 for each child registered for Juniors

 

How Are Ages Determined for Little League?

The chart below will help you determine your child’s age for the 2019 season.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
                         
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

 

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

 

Please be aware that certain age restrictions apply in the various divisions. A player that is older than the ages indicated below for a division should contact the Player Agent and be prepared to fill out a waive explaining their request. Evaluations will be held for players that are Little League 8 through Little 14. For Juniors the evaluations will be at a separate location than for the Little League Divisions. 

When Will Evaluations Be Held?
Evaluations are planned to be held on Sunday, January 12, 2019, at Ashley Falls.   They usually last approximately 90 minutes and are arranged by the Players Little League age. Specific about the event will be on the league website two to three weeks before.

What Happens At Evaluations?
Evaluations help the league decide on the number of teams withing its Majors to AA Division. It provides a means for all players to be evaluated equally on a range of skills by Managers and the League's Boards.  Managers attend and conduct their own assessments. All players participating in AA through Majors must attend. Players will be evaluated on the following skills:  fielding fly balls, fielding ground balls, throwing (from outfield and infield positions), batting, and running.  Regardless of how a player does at evaluations, all players will be placed on a team in accordance with the age and division guidelines approved by the league. 

This is Little League – everyone plays!

Who Needs to Attend Evaluations?
All 9-, 10-, 11-, and 12-year-olds are required to attend evaluations. 

All 8-year-olds are expected to attend and need to attend if they were in the Rookie division the previous year.

There are no evaluations for 4-,5-, 6-, or 7-year-olds.

What Should I Do If I Am Interested In Being A Manager for the 2019 Season?

If you are interested in managing a team for the 2019 season, please contact the division coordinator for the division you are interested in managing.  The contact information for all division coordinators can be found on the Del Mar American website (delmaramerican.org) under the “Board” tab.

What Important Dates Should I Be Aware Of For The 2018 Spring Little League Season?

  • Online Registration – November 1 – December 31, 2018
  • Player Evaluations – Sunday, January 12, 2019 at Ashley Falls
  • Practices Begin – Practices will begin in early to mid-February depending on the division

What Divisions are Offered by Del Mar Little League?

Del Mar Little League is a leadership organization using the game of baseball as our vehicle. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for all children to have fun, while learning and developing in the sport of baseball. We provide several levels of play in order to meet the needs of the community that we serve. Below is a list of divisions that we are offering for the 2019 season. PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY and contact the Player Agent at   if you are considering requesting that your child play DOWN in a lower division due to safety or ability concerns. 

Juniors Division – All 13- and 14-year-olds

This division is for ALL 13- and 14-year-olds. Relatively competitive baseball played on a field with a distance of 60’ for the mound and 90’ for the bases. Coaches draft teams in order to create parity.

Majors Division – All 12-year-olds (unless parent request a waivered down to AAA), the majority of our 11-year-olds and a very few of the highest level 10-year-olds.

This division has a high level of play. The pitching is generally quite fast and the speed of the game is rapid. There are play-time requirements that include all players playing a minimum of 3 innings in a defensive position, but no requirement for any player to play an infield position. Players will need to commit to 4 days per week to baseball, which includes a minimum of 2 games and two practices. Selection of pla ayers to teams will be done by a draft. Request for specific team or to be able to play on the same team with specific other players will not be considered.

AAA Division – Any 12-year-olds who have waivered down. All 11-year-olds who were not drafted onto Majors teams (unless waivered down to AA), 10-year-olds and very few of the highest level 9-year-olds.

This division is for players who are prepared for a moderately high level of play. The pitching will be relatively strong, but generally unrefined. There are play-time requirements that include no player sitting out a 2nd inning until all players have sat out once. In addition, there is a requirement that every player play at least 2 innings in an infield position during each game. Many players will have a chance to pitch during the season, but 12 year olds in this division are not allowed to pitch. Player must be willing to commit 4 days per week to baseball, which includes a minimum of 2 games and usually two practices. Selection of players on to teams will be done by a draft players and no requests are granted

AA Division – Any 11-year-olds who have waivered down. All 10-year-olds who were not drafted onto AAA teams (unless waivered down to AA), 9-year-olds, and very few of the highest level 8-year-olds.

This division is for players who are prepared for a moderate level of play. The pitching will be less developed and generally quite a bit slower than the divisions above. There are playtime requirements that include no player sitting out a 2nd inning until all players have sat out once. In addition, there is a requirement that every player play at least 3 innings in an infield position during each game. Players that are Little League 8 that want to be considered in the draft for this division will need to participate in the 9 year old evaluations. Player must be willing to commit 3 days per week to baseball, which typically include 2 games and one practice a week. The Managers of the division will draft players onto their teams and no requests are granted.

Rookie – 8-year-olds that were not placed on a AA team, and all 7-year-olds who want to play in this division. No Little League 6-year-olds will be placed in the division.

This division will focus on player development and expand on the skills developed in Coach Pitch. Standing and game scores will not be kept by the league. This division is an instructional league for little league players ages 7 and 8 where kid pitching is introduced for the first time. The objectives are to teach players to play as a team and bat and field effectively. Managers are encouraged to develop each player’s fundamentals in both practice and game environments throughout the season.  The season will be split into 2 phases.  In the first phase, coaches will pitch from the mound during games and players will work on their pitching during practices.  This phase will last approximately one month or until such time as the Division Coordinator, in discussions with the Managers, determines that the players are prepared to proceed to the next phase.  In the second phase, kids will begin pitching. In this Division, kids will be called out on strikes during both the coach pitch and kid pitch phases. Players who sign up on time for this division will generally be placed on teams with some players from their school or neighborhood.  This division will generally include one practice and one game per week.

Coach Pitch – All remaining 7 year olds and all 6 year olds who want to be in this division. No Little League 5 year olds will be placed play in this division. Players that are Little League 5 and play in T-ball the year before will need to repeat T-Ball.

This is our standard Coach Pitch Division. It is a bit higher level of play than T-Ball. Players play all positions during the season and players are rotated so no player plays more than one inning at any one position during a game.  Coaches pitch the ball from a safe distance from the batter’s box.  There are no strikeouts or walks and each batter must hit a fair ball during his/her at bat.  If a player does not hit the ball after 6 pitches, players will hit from the tee.  This division will include one practice and one game per week. Six-year-old players that are in first grade or have already played T-ball are encouraged to participate in this division. Players who sign up on time for this division will generally be placed on teams with some players from their school or neighborhood.

T-Ball – All 4 and 5 year olds (NO EXCEPTIONS) and all remaining 6 year olds who do not choose to play in the Coach Pitch division.

This is our standard T-Ball Division. It is an introductory level of play. Players play all positions during the season and all players are in the field each inning.  Managers will rotate players so that each player plays a different position each inning.  Each team will bat through their entire lineup each inning. This division holds practice for approximately 1 hour prior to game times, which are only on Saturday’s. Players who sign up on time for this division will generally be placed on teams with some players from their school or neighborhood.