When does the Little League season start and end?
The Spring season begins in February with Opening Day generally scheduled around the second week of March. Depending on the division you are in, the regular season will run through mid May.
The Fall season generally starts mid-August and runs through the end of October. Fall baseball is inter-league play and a great way to hone skills or as a transition to the next division.
How old must my son or daughter be to play Little League?
Little League is available for children from 4 to 16 years old.
Little League provides an easy to read chart to help you determine the baseball age of your child. To view this chart.
Baseball click HERE.
Softball click HERE
Can I choose what team my child plays on?
Parkway Little League tries to accommodate parent requests for our Tee Ball and Coach Pitch divisions. Minors and above are 'draft' level divisions, and this limits what we can do to accommodate requests.
When will I know what team my child is playing on?
Minors, Majors, Juniors and Seniors division managers will contact players immediately following team drafts, usually within a day or two. Drafts are typically held the beginning of February.
Tee Ball and Coach Pitch managers will begin contacting players/parents soon after the League forms the teams. This usually occurs mid to late February.
When will I know about location and schedules for practices?
Each Manager will provide their respective team's practice schedules and location.
When will I know about game schedules?
Game schedules will be posted on the website or emailed from your Manager as soon as they are made available. Typically, schedules are finalized the beginning of March.
Do I have to also buy a team uniform?
The League provides a hat and jersey however you will be required to supply baseball pants, belt and socks. Please wait to purchase these items until your team’s Manager provides the colors being used by your team.
What equipment do I need?
Each player needs to supply their own glove and Little League approved batting helmet. The League does provide a single batting helmet to each team however it is recommended you purchase your own to insure proper fit and hygiene. Bats, balls, tees and catcher's gear will be provided by the league for team practice and game use. Boys are required to wear an athletic cup.
Can I use my own bat?
Absolutely! Approved bats for use in Little League are constantly changing so it is highly recommended you visit https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-information/ for the most up to date information and approved bat listings. Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.
Do you need Coaches, Umpires, or other volunteers? Parkway Little League is a completely volunteer program. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to help support the league in any capacity possible. We would welcome anyone willing to volunteer their time to coach, umpire, keep score or help with several other duties. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the Volunteer Form and/or the Manager/Coach Application.
Is Little League available for girls?
Yes! Parkway Little League is for both boys and girls. Many girls participate in the Tee Ball and Coach Pitch divisions before moving on to the Softball. While girls do tend to move over to softball, girls are welcome to continue with baseball as long as they are interested. We encourage girls to sign-up and be a part of the fun!