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Juniors


Please check the Baseball Age Chart (hover over the "Baseball" tab) to determine which division your child may register to play.

NEW FORMAT

This season we are separating our Junior aged kids (13 and 14 year olds) from our Senior aged kids (15 and 16 year olds) and forming a Junior Division and Senior Division.  This was a very popular request for the past several years, and we believe this year we may have the registration numbers to support the two separate divisions.  (Remember that the Senior Division and Junior Division have been playing together over the past few years.)

As a result of this change, we are excited to offer a Junior Division to our 13 and 14 year old players. If you are a returning 14 year old, who played in the Senior Division last year, you are eligible to play in the Junior Division this year.

SEASON

Practices will start the week of March 12.  Games will begin on March 23 and run until June(ish).

GAMES

Each team plays 15 to 18 games per season, depending on the number of teams. We usually play one game during the week and one game on Saturday. There may be at least one Saturday where your team will play a double header. Games played during the week start at 7:00 PM or at 7:30 PM. Games played on Saturday will be scheduled at times ranging from 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM.  There are no games on Sunday unless there is a makeup game that can’t be absorbed during the week.  Game length is typically 2 hours and can go no longer than two and a half hours, and consists of 7 innings.  All games are played at the complex unless an inter-league game is schedule at the opponent’s field.

PRACTICE

Practice generally occurs two times a week prior to the season, one on a week night and one on a Saturday. During the season practice schedules vary from team to team based on the requirements of the manager.

UNIFORMS

TLL provides a jersey, pants and cap. Parents must provide socks and rubber or metal 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 12–14 players, a volunteer manager, two volunteer coaches, and a volunteer team parent.  Anyone interested in managing should refer to our website for manager application information, or contact a league official.

New teams are selected via a draft in mid-March after a player skills assessment clinic is conducted.

PHILOSOPHY

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).

13-14 YEAR OLD JUNIOR LEAGUE - FAQ'S

Q: Do you keep score and are there umpires?
A: Yes. Every manager maintains a score book. League standings are kept to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games. There is a professional home plate and field umpire.

Q: What size field do they play on and where is the field?
A: All games are played on a regulation Senior League field with a grass infield and grass outfield. Fields #8 and #9 are normally used. Bases are 90’ apart and the pitchers mound is 60’6” from home plate.

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?
A: Not unless they are drafted onto the same team. In this age group, players are assigned to a team through a draft process.

Q: Can I manage or coach a team?
A: Yes, if positions are available we welcome the help.  Prospective managers must complete an online application.  If you would like to serve as a manager, then please monitor the website for manager application information, or contact a league official for more information.  If you would like to help a manager by being an assistant coach, make sure you note that on your son's registration
form.  All managers and coaches must pass a Little League background check and be approved by the Tuckahoe Little League Board of Directors.

Q: Will my child get to play all the time?
A: Probably not the entire 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.  Every parent is expected to help with his/her team's shift in the league concession stand.  That's it!

However, help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with picture and carnival day activities and helping with post-season tournaments to name just a few of the many ways to help support TLL.  If you are interested in helping, please let us know!

Q: My son might make his middle/high school team. If he does can he still play at TLL? What if he makes the middle school team and I don’t want him to play on two teams. Can I get a refund from TLL?
A: Yes, he can still play at TLL. We understand that school baseball take priority over Little League baseball.  Our managers will work with your school schedule!  We give refunds up until the first game is played. Once the season starts, we don’t give refunds.

Q: My son is a pitcher/catcher on his middle/high school team. I don’t want him pitching at school and then pitching at TLL and possibly injuring his arm. How can I be assured that he won’t be overused and worn out?
A: Talk with the managers of BOTH teams and make sure they are aware of this situation. Express your concern and make sure, regardless of the situation in any game, that neither team overuses your son as either a pitcher or catcher.  Our managers are very used to working with this scenario.

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