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Online registration for the 2021 Spring Little League baseball season will open on January 15, 2021.  We hope this document will answer many of the questions you have about Del Mar Little League baseball.  If your questions involve registration or player selection,  please contact the player agent at . If you have any other questions please email the league at

 

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

Age Requirements:                                                                                          

For purposes of eligibility, a Player's Age is based on their age on August 31, 2021. For many players, that means their baseball age is a year higher than their age at registration. For example, while your player maybe only 9 as of March 1, 2021. If they turn 10 before August 31, 2021, they are Little League 10 and will be required to attend evaluations and will be assigned to one of our player (kid) pitch divisions.

Del Mar Little League provides Youth Baseball for boys and girls between the Little League ages of 5 and 14 years.  

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

  1. Live within the DMLL boundary (to check if you do, please go to the Little League Address Locator 
  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

What do I need to do to register with the league and specifically for the 2021f Spring Season?

To start, please click on the Register Tab on the left-hand side of the website.  After clicking on the tab you will be first asked to login in or register/subscribe an adult guardian that will be primarily responsible for registering a player for the 2021 season.

What Are The Registration Fees For the Season?

$100.00 for each child registered for T-Ball

$150.00 for each child registered for Coach Pitch

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

$280.00 for each child registered for Juniors or Intermediate

Because it is uncertain if the league will be able to play games. For 2021 the initial payment will only be $100 with the remaining about becoming due and payable only if the league starts having games.

Are there discounts if I register more than one player? Yes, there are discounts for multiple children; each child beyond the first received a $30 discount. For the 2021 season since we have broken out the payment into to portions, there will not be a discount applied until the second payment has billed.

Do you provide a refund if we cancel our child's registration? 

Yes, we will provide a refund of any payments up to February 13 when we will start forming teams, after that the initial fee of $100 will be nonrefundable.

If a credit was used to reduce the initial fee, the refund will only be for the amount of the payment made as part of registration.

 

Levels of play and limits on want levels we will place your player.

Depending on the players Little League Age we have restricted the levels our players can participate at. Our goal is to keep our players within a grade or two of each other. This does occasionally result in the need to change the level a parent has registered a player, along with sometimes a change in the fee that was charged. Our focus is on player development in all our divisions. If you have concerns about what level is best for your player please contact our Player Agent after you have reviewed our documents regarding divisions of play. If you want them to play down please complete our questionnaire/waiver regarding having your player participate at a level lower than what is stated in our guidelines. 

When Will Evaluations Be Held?
Evaluations are planned to be held on February 6, at Ashley Falls.  They will last approximately 25 minutes and will be arranged in smaller grouping of about 12 players alphabetically and by Little League Player age. Specific about the event will be on the league website about two weeks before the event.

What Happens At Evaluations?
Evaluations help the league decide on the number of teams within its Juniors 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 AAA through Juniors 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. 

Who Needs to Attend Evaluations?
All Players that are Little League 10 and Older

There are no evaluations for players participating in our Rookie,T-Ball and Coach Pitch divisions.

 

What Should I Do If I Am Interested In Being A Manager for the 2021 Season?

If you are interested in managing a team for the 2021 season, please contact the division coordinator for the division you are interested in managing.  The contact information for all division coordinators is on the league website under the “Board” tab. Also please indicate you wish to volunteer when submitting your player's registration.

When do Practices and the Games Start?

Practices will begin in early to mid-February depending on the division. When the start of games will be depended on the health and safe rules in place at the various fields the league will be using. While the league will continually work to have games on Saturday and sometimes during the week, the league does not plan on having any games until after the end of March 2021.

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 Below is a list of divisions that we are offering for the 2021 season. Time commitments provided are based on the ability to have games and access to fields. Prior to the start of games, Managers will be holding practices on Saturday and depending on the level of play and availability of fields one to two practices during the week. 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 and Possibly Intermediate Division – All 13- and 14-year-olds
These divisions are 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 for Juniors and 50' for the mound and 70' base paths for Intermediate... Coaches draft teams in order to create parity.

Majors Division – All 12-year-olds (unless parent requests 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 play a minimum of 4 innings in a defensive position, but no requirement for any player to play an infield position. Players will need to commit to 3 days per week to baseball, which includes a minimum of 2 games and one practice. The selection of players to teams will be done by a draft. No requests for a specific team or to be able to play on the same team with specific players are granted.

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. A player must be willing to commit 3 days per week to baseball, which includes a minimum of 2 games and usually one practice. Selection of players on to teams will be done by draft with no player request granted.

AA Division – Any 11-year-olds who have waivered down. All Little League 9 and Little League 10-year-olds not already on an AAA or higher level team, along with the Little League 8 that requested to play at the Kid Pitch Level.
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. Once games are started, player could be participating up to 3 days per week to baseball, which typically includes 2 games and one practice a week. For 2021. In addition to taking input for the Managers at this level they will also try to place players on teams with their own cohort group based on their school.

Rookie – 8-year-olds not on a AA team, and all 7-year-olds who want to play in this division. No League Age 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. Game scores and standings are not kept.  This division is an instructional league for League Ages 7 & 8. Objectives are to teach players to play as a team and bat and field effectively.  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 League Age 5-year-olds will be placed play in this division. Players that are Little League Age 5 that played in T-ball the year before will repeat T-Ball.
Our Coach Pitch Division is a little 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 – 5-year-olds 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 Saturdays. Players who sign up on time for this division will generally be placed on teams with some players from their school or neighborhood.