Spring Registration FAQ's
UpdatedTuesday February 23, 2021 byDavis Little League.
Spring Registration FAQ
Please check our Important Dates page for a list of important Spring 2021 dates.
- I have COVID-19 Questions
- Please see our COVID Safety page to read how DLL is working to keep players and volunteers safe. Here is a list of the topics covered:
- Universal Guidelines
- Policies for Coaches/Volunteers
- Policies for Players
- Policies for Families
- Guidelines for practices, equimpment, and restrooms
- What to do if you believe your player has been exposed to COVID-19
- Responsibiity to report a COVID-19 positive test in a player or close contact of the player
- Return to participation if a player tests postive, or becomes symptomatic, for COVID-19
- What Divisions are offered in Spring Ball?
- The Spring 2021 Season will include T-Ball, Farm, AA, AAA, Majors, Juniors and Challenger
- What level should my child play?
- Majors is for kids who were assigned to a Majors team in the Spring 2020 Season OR who are ready to play in Majors in Spring 2021. Skill level is significantly higher than AAA. Play is faster and pitching becomes more consistent and accurate. Strategy becomes an integral part of the game.
- NOTE - ALL LL Age 12 players must apply for Majors
- AAA is for the players who are ready for AAA baseball. This may include some players who played AAA last season as well as some who played AA. Kids move up to the big fields w/lights. Skill levels increase as does the speed of the game. At this level, players start to understand strategy as the game has fewer restrictions than lower levels.
- NOTE – LL Age 10 players are required to attend an evaluation session, even if your desire is to play in AA.
- AA level is for those players who are not ready for AAA baseball and would benefit from a skills refresher. This AA level will stress skills development. There are NO TRYOUTS for AA players. Live pitching is introduced and kids move up on field size. Players become more familiar with positions. Plays are now being made on a consistent basis.
- FARM is for players who are ready for real field play on a bigger field than T-Ball. They hit off a pitching machine, where pitches are usually accurate. Players do not walk, but they can strike out. Scores are kept and the players learn the trials and tribulations of winning and losing games.
- T-Ball is for our youngest Little League players. This division is perfect for new players ages 4-6 years old. They start the season hitting off a tee, but they often graduate to a soft coach-pitch by the end of the season. Every player hits every inning, and every player plays in the field with the help of their parents to make plays and learn the game.
- Juniors - Players who are Little League ages 13 and 14 who wish to continue their Little League career with DLL on larger 60/90 fields as they perpare for high school competition
- Challenger - our division for children ages 6-22 with intellectional and physical challenges who have a love for the game of baseball but cannot play in the competitive divisions listed above.
- When does registration start?
- Regular Registration opens January 20, 2021 and closes at the end of day on Wednesday, February 24, 2021
- Late registration will remain open until Friday, March 5, 2021. A $75 non-refundable late fee applied to all registrations received after midnight on 2/24/21
- When are Tryouts and who are they for?
- 2021 Spring Tryouts will be Saturday, February 27, 2021 for Majors Players and Sunday, February 28, 2021 for AAA Players.
- Players will be assigned a 30 minutes time slot for evaluations. More information will be emailed to registered AAA and Majors players that week.
- Only AAA and Majors attend tryouts
- T-Ball, Farm, AA, do not have skills evaluations.
- All players will be assigned to a team, regardless of their tryout performance. Help your child relax. This is just a way for the managers to get a quick look at your child's skills to help with competitive team balances at these levels.
- Will you offer refunds if the season cancels like last year?
- No. Last year, we offered refunds to families who requested it because everything hit us at once and we had no idea what to expect. A year later, we're ALL smarter and the world has figured out how to live with this disease in our presence. If we do not move into the Red Tier, which will allow for games to be played, then practice pods will continue to play and the kids will continue to get exercise and social interaction, which we all can agree are desperately needed. So this year, the season may end without playing games, but we do not anticipate it ending prematurely, like it did last year, warranting the refunds we offered last year.
- You will see an option to purchase registration insurance when you check out during the registration process. This is not through DLL and we know nothing about it, but it's another option to consider if you want to protect yourselves against losing your fees due to injuries, or an unanticipated change in the COVID-19 tides.
- We live in Dixon. Can my child play in Davis?
- Unfortunately, because of COVID this year, CDPH does not allow for mixing of players from different counties in youth sports. This is indeed a change from the past where if your child attended school in Davis, they could play with the Davis Little League. We hope to invite our Dixon players back next year.
- We live in Woodland. Can my child play in Davis?
- Depends. If your child attends school in Davis, yes, they can register for DLL. If they go to school in Woodland, they must play for the Woodland Little League.
- We live in Winters. Can my child play in Davis?
- We are waiting to hear if Winters has a little league season this year. If they do not, and we have space on our teams, we will be happy to welcome Winters to play with us this spring.
- When does the season start?
- Pod practices will begin will begin the week of 3/15/21 for for all divisions
- As we anticipate Yolo County moving into the Red Tier before practices begin, we have a tentative start date for games as 4/3/21. Practices will continue until that time.
- How old does my child have to play to participate in the Davis Little League
- The Spring 2021 Davis Little League Season is for players ages 4-12. DLL adheres to the 2021 Little League Age Chart (attached below as well). PLEASE FIGURE OUR YOUR CHILD'S LL AGE BEFORE REGISTERING. Your child's LL age can be different from their actual age as our age chart flips over to the new year in September of every year.
- Can I request a specific coach or to play with a friend?
- No. In order to keep teams fair, our Farm & AA Division Reps balance teams by dispersing players based on their league, age, experience, and school. We endeavor to have kids play with a few others from their schools so they'll know "someone". Baseball is all about making new friends. Part of team sports is developing the individuals into a team. While we all value friendships and love our former coaches, growth comes from trying new things and playing with new friends and coaches. Baseball is a perfect training ground for developing new relationships in the future. AAA and Majors players are chosen in a draft that follows the skills evaluations, thus same rules apply.
- The only way to guarantee 2 friends play together is if their parents register as manager/asst coach and agree to coach a team together.
- Siblings will be placed together on the same team unless one is not ready to play at the same level or the family requests separate teams.
- We do allow player/coach requests at the T-Ball level but please keep in mind these requests cannot be guarenteed in every circumstance. We will do our best to balance teams and place players with their desired buddies, but no guarentees.
- When will I be notified of my child's team placement?
- You should hear from your child's coach by Monday, March 8, 2021
DLL Spring 2021 Baseball is currently open to all players with birthdates between September 2008 - August, 2017.
Regular Registration closes at the end of day on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5pm
Late registration ($75 - non-refundable) will close at the end of the day on March 5, 2021.