SportsEngine Registration: Granada Hills Little League

Spring 2018

Welcome

Welcome to the GHLL Spring 2018 Registration!

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. 

To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Checking information available.

 


Payment Option

We have added a payment plan option this year.  You will be asked to pay a certain amount upfront and the remaining fee will be deducted in equal amounts in December, January, and February.  Selecting the payment option will add $30 to the total fee.


What Division Should My Child Play?

For children born on or after September 1, 2005, your player’s Little League age for the 2018 spring season is your player’s age on August 31, 2018.

For children born before September 1, 2005, your player’s Little League age for the 2018 spring season is your player's age on April 30, 2018. 

If you want your player to play outside of the division typical for their age, do not fudge his/her birth date. When registering, select the age appropriate division. If you want to request for your son or daughter to be eligible to “play up” in an older division, enter that request in the special request section on the registration form. Please note, however, that limited play up requests will be granted as our experience over many years has shown that players benefit more from being in an age appropriate division as opposed to possibly having to compete for playing time and not pitching in an older division. Likewise, enter “play down” requests in the special request section. Playing down requests are generally honored, subject to potential safety issues.

GHLL reserves the right to re-assign a child to a division other than the one in which he or she is originally registered or requested by his parent. This is done for a variety of reasons: safety, the need for equal teams, for the development of any one particular child, to ensure that each division has the requisite number of players, or for the general well-being of the league as a whole. A parent that is not satisfied with the assignment and no longer wishes for their child to play at GHLL as a result will be entitled to a full refund. 

 

2018 Little League Age Chart - BASEBALL ONLY
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 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 6
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 12
        2005 2005 2005 2005         12
2005 2005 2005 2005         2004 2004 2004 2004 13
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 14
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 15
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 16
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 16

Division Descriptions

Division Age Description
Tee Ball 4-5 Focus is to learn fundamentals, experience teamwork, and give an opportunity to play baseball with their friends.
Rookie 5-6 Participated in one season of Tee Ball unless new to the area. Hitting is coach pitch, 5 pitches or 3 strikes.
Farm 7-8 First level of kid pitch. Division requires tryouts and teams are formed by a draft. League age 6 players must be one of the most highly skilled/mature players from Rookie the previous year and need league approval before registering for Farm. No coach pitch to 6 year olds.
Minors 9-12 Division requires tryouts and teams are formed by a draft. League age 8 players must be one of the most highly skilled and mature players from Farm the previous year and need league approval before registering for Minors.
Majors 9-12 Division requires tryouts for players who have not played in this divison before. Players who have previously played in this divison are already assigned to a team. League age 9 & 10 players must be one of the most highly skilled and mature players from Minors the previous year and need league approval before registering for Majors.
Intermediate 11-13 Division requires tryouts and teams are formed by a draft. This is a transition division for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths).
[Note - If we are unable to field a team, all 13 year olds will be moved to the Junior Division.]
Juniors 13-15 Division requires tryouts and teams are formed by a draft. In very rare cases, highly skilled 12-year-olds may qualify.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My child tried out last year, does he/she have to try out again this year?

A. Yes. Unless your child played on a Major team last year in the Spring 2017 season she/he will need to try-out again. Tee Ball & Rookie players do not try-out. 

Q. What will happen during the tryouts, and what should my child bring?

A. After the players warm up they will be timed running to 1st base and then evaluated on throwing, catching and batting. 

Q. How many baseball games are there and what day of the week are the games scheduled?

A. Tee Ball is scheduled for 10 games(*). Most of the games are played on Saturdays. In order to finish the season on time, there may be some weekday games.

Rookie is scheduled for 12 games(*). Most of the games are played on Saturdays. In order to finish the season on time, there are some weekday games.

Farm, Minor & Major are scheduled for a minimum of 18 games(*). Two games are played each week. In most cases, there is one weekday game and one weekend game each week. The days and times of the games vary each week.

Intermediate & Junior games can vary from season to season depending on if we have to interlock with other local leagues. In most seasons there are at least 18 games scheduled(*).

*Not all rained out games are rescheduled for Tee Ball and Rookie. In Farm, through Majors, we try to make up any rained out games but it is not guaranteed. 

Q. How will my child be selected to a team, and when will the teams be announced?

A. The teams are usually drafted within two weeks of try-outs. They are notified shortly after that. 

Q. I have more than one child, can they play together on the same team?

A. Yes. There is a place for requests when signing up that you can let us know. 

Q. Do you offer a sibling(s) discount?

A. Yes. If you have 3 or more children you won't pay more than $700 for the regular season (+any extra fees). For instance, if you have 4 players you would pay $700 for registration plus any applicable fees (payment plan, snackbar etc.).

• The discount applies to siblings only.

• Original birth certificates must be shown during sign-ups (no copies).

• Discount codes will be given once the above criteria are approved. 

Note: The family max plan is not available for payment plans.


Q. What do the registration fees go towards?

A. GHLL is a 100% non-profit, volunteer organization. Our budget addresses things such as (but not limited to) dues per player to the National Little League Headquarters, equipment for players and coaches, baseballs, uniforms, field improvements, field maintenance, field dirt, utilities, insurance, non-profit dues to city and state, trophies, pictures, yearbooks, dues for teams to compete in TOC & All-Stars and administrative expenses. In addition, GHLL is committed to providing umpires for all games from age 7 and up. The registration fees are reviewed each year by the league Board of Directors and modified as expenses go up. 

Q. Are there fundraisers throughout the season?

A. We do have a silent auction that teams are asked to provide baskets for. The team parent will decide what theme the basket will be and how much each player should donate to it. On top of that, each team is required to bring in $350 worth of sponsorships. 

Q. Am I required as a parent to volunteer?

A. Since Little League operates based on volunteers we encourage you to volunteer but you are not required to volunteer. During registration, you will have the option to work in the snack bar or to opt-out for a fee. 

Q. Do you offer refunds?

A. GHLL realizes that sometimes plans can change after registering a child which will not allow your child to play baseball or softball. Our refund policy is as follows: 

Tee Ball & Rookie Players:
All refunds requested prior to being assigned to a team will be honored in full.

Any requests after being assigned to a team must be in writing to the Board of Directors. The written request must include the reason why the affected player does not intend to participate in the Granada Hills Little League season. After the Board of Directors has received and reviewed your request, you will be notified of their decision.

Any refunds that are granted after being assigned to a team will be less the fees the Board of Directors has determined the league has incurred.

All other Divisions:
All refunds requested prior to the draft will be honored in full.

Any requests after the draft must be in writing to the Board of Directors. The written request must include the reason why the affected player does not intend to participate in the Granada Hills Little League season. After the Board of Directors has received and reviewed your request, you will be notified of their decision.

Any refunds that are granted after the draft will be less the fees the Board of Directors has determined the league has incurred. 

Q. When is the last day I can sign up?

A. Registration will be closed per division as soon as the division is full. Recently our divisions have been filling up in Mid-January. 

Q. Is there a Residency Requirement?

A. In most cases, your child must reside or attend a school within our league boundaries. In some cases, a child in Tee Ball, Rookie or Farm can play at GHLL and live outside our boundaries if they have a buddy request of someone in our league and we don't have an active waitlist. 

Q. What is the time commitment? How many practices and games per week?

A. Tee Ball & Rookie is generally one game and one practice. All other divisions generally consist of 2 games and 1 practice a week once the season starts. 

Q. Can I manage my child’s team?

A. You can apply to manage your child's team. Based on the number of applications we get per division we cannot guarantee you will be able to manage a team. 

Q. What will my child need to bring to practice?

A. Your child should be ready to play baseball when she/he attends practice. Cleats, pants, glove, hat & cup (boys) are required to practice. Bats and batting helmets can be borrowed. 

Q. If my child is selected to a Minor Division team, is there a chance he/she gets called up to Majors during the season?

A. Yes. If a Major team loses a player for the season it will call up a player from the Minor division. If a player refuses to move up that player will be ineligible for All-Star consideration. 

Q. How many players are on a Little League team?

A. We try to never have more than 12 players on a team. 

Q. Does each player play every game?

A. Yes. 

Q. Where can I find the Little League rules?

A. www.littleleague.org 

Q. Do you accept friend requests?

A. In Tee Ball & Rookie, we will try to accommodate requests to be on a team with one friend; however, because we try to keep the teams balanced and fair, we are unable to honor requests in ALL OTHER DIVISIONS. 

Q. When are the schedules handed out?

A. GHLL Spring game and practice schedules won't be published until after tryouts and team formation. 

Q. When is Opening Day, and what will be involved?

A. Opening Day is generally the first Saturday in March. In the morning we introduce the teams in a parade type ceremony. We play games after that and there are booths, food, and fun throughout the rest of the day. 

Q. How does the team and/or local league communicate with parents? Does the league have a social media presence?

A. We communicate through our Website and we are also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Q. What is an All-Star, and how is the team selected?

A. An All-Star is a player that is voted on to the team by the coaches to represent the league in tournament play. 

Q. Can my child “play up” on an older All-Star team?

A. The age brackets for All-Star teams are 8-10, 9-11, 10-12 and 13-14. 

Q. When will the All-Star team be announced?

A. The All-Star teams are announced at the end of the season once we have been told we are clear to announce them. 

Q. If my child isn’t picked to be an All-Star in my league can he/she go to another league to play all-stars?

A. Your child is only eligible to play on an All-Star team at the league she/he is within the boundaries for. 

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Mayra Mora

Inquiries