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Please check the Age Chart to determine which division your child may register to play.


SEASON

Pre-season typically starts in mid March. Regular season typically starts in early April and runs through mid June.

GAMES

Each team plays 15–18 games per season, depending on the number of teams. Usually two games per week inclusive of Saturday.
Games played during the week start at 5:30 PM.
Games played on Saturday will be scheduled at times ranging from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Game length is typically 1½ hours, can go no longer than two hours and consist of 6 innings.

PRACTICE

Practice occurs as much as four times a week prior to the season with usually one practice per week during the season. Practice schedules vary from team to team based on the requirements of the manager.

UNIFORMS

TLL provides a T-shirt jersey, pants and cap. Parents must provide socks and rubber baseball cleats.

PLAYING EQUIPMENT

Parents must provide ball glove and bat. (See our bat size chart for guidance on choosing a bat)

TEAM

Teams usually consist of 12 players, a volunteer manager, two volunteer coaches, and a volunteer team parent.

Teams are selected via a draft in early March after a player skills assessment clinic is conducted in February.

PHILOSOPHY

To continue to teach the basic fundamentals of baseball.

VOLUNTEER WORK/FUND RAISING

TLL is an all volunteer organization.We need everyone’s help! Parents are expected to serve one shift of concession stand duty during the season and to support the TLL Family Fun Day (Carnival-Picture Day).

 

MINOR LEAGUE - FAQ's

Q: Do you keep score, and are there umpires?
A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. League standings are kept to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games. There is a home plate umpire and each manager from the previous game umpires at first and third.

Q: What size field do they play on and where is the field?
A: All games are played on a regulation Little League field with a grass infield and grass outfield. Fields #6 and #7. Bases are 60’ apart and the pitcher mound is 46’ from home plate.

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?
A: Not unless they are drafted on to that team. In this age group, player’s skills are evaluated in a skills assessment clinic. Then a draft is held. Selection order in the draft is based on the where the team finished in the previous season.

Q: Can I manage or coach a team?
A: Yes, if positions are available. Prospective managers must complete an online application in December. If you would like to serve as a coach please note that on your child’s spring registration form. All managers and coaches must be approved by the Tuckahoe Little League Board of Directors.

Q: Will my child get to play all the time?
A: Probably not all of the game, but our rules require the manager to play each child at least 50% of each game.

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?
A: TLL is an all volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer. Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with picture and carnival day activities, helping with post-season tournaments, and working in the concession stand to name just a few of the many ways to help support TLL.

Q: Why a draft? Sounds pretty serious.
A: A draft is the best way to evenly spread the various skill level of players throughout the league. TLL holds a player skills assessment clinic. Each child is required to swing a bat and run to first base, field a ground ball and catch a fly ball. The player’s skills are assessed and the manager then decides what child he would like to draft in the various rounds of the draft.

Q: What is the difference between the Major League and the Minor League? A: The Minor League serves the same purpose here at TLL as it does in Professional baseball. It provides a venue for the player that is still refining his baseball playing skills and may not quite be ready for the next level of play.

Q: Why is my child drafted by a Major league team even though I know he is not ready to play in the Majors yet?
A: Please click here to review our Minor/Major Baseball Information Page.

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