Spring Registration FAQ's
Updated Sunday November 10, 2019 by Davis Little League.
Spring Registration FAQ
Please check our Important Dates page for a list of Fall dates.
- What Divisions are offered in Spring Ball?
- Spring Ball includes Challenger, T-Ball, Farm, AA, AAA, Majors & 50/70 and/or Juniors
- 50/70 and Juniors teams will be subject to enrollment and may close (with a refund provided) if there are not enough players or coaches to make the experience a success.
- What level should my child play?
- 50/70 or Juniors is for players who have aged out of Little League Majors and want to continue play. These divisions are open to players who are Little League age 13 or 14. 13yo players may register for either division. 14yo players may only register for Juniors.
- The 50/70 (Intermediate division) offers a transition for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths).
- The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.
- Majors is for kids who played in Majors during the Spring 2019 Season OR who are ready to play in Majors in Spring 2020. 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 District All-Star Players are required to tryout for Majors.
- 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 Fall Ball 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.
- Our Challenger Division is a unique division for players ages 4-18 years old with physical, developmental, or intelectual challenges. They play other Challenger teams in our D64 Area and are supported by parents and volunteers to help them learn and play the game. It is a truly magical experience to witness. Volunteers and older DLL players are encouraged to volunteer as "buddies" for the players.
- When does registration start?
- Regular Registration opens November 11, 2020 and closes at the end of day on Friday, January 3, 2020
- Late registration will remain open until Friday, January 17, 2020 for AAA and Majors Divisions, and February 28, 2020 for all other divisions, with a $30 late fee applied.
- When are Skills Evaluations and who are they for?
- 2020 Spring Player Evaluations will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 for Majors Players and Sunday, January 26, 2020 for AAA Players.
- Make up day for missed tryouts for both divisions is on Monday, January 27, 2020.
- 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 Skills Evaluaions
- T-Ball, Farm, AA, do not have skills evaluations.
- 50/70 and Juniors teams may have a more informal evaluation process (in the forms of open practices) before teams are formed.
- When does the season start?
- Opening Day is Saturday, March 7, 2020
- Games begin will begin on 3/7/20 for for all divisions
- Games will end on 5/13/20 for all divisions. Playoffs will begin on Saturday, 5/16/20 for AA, AAA and Majors Divisions and will culminate in the City Championships on June 6, 2020.
- How old does my child have to play to participate in the Davis Little League
- Davis Little League is for players ages 4-14. DLL goes by the 2020 Little League Age Chart. 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, 50/70, and Junior Board 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". But baseball is all about making new friends. As in life. Part of the team sport 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 team placement 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 manage 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 February 10, 2020.
DLL Spring 2020 Baseball is currently open to all players with birthdates between September 2005 - August, 2016.
Regular Registration closes at the end of day on Friday, January 3, 2020
Late registration ($30) will close at the end of the day on Friday, January 17, 2020 for Majors and AAA Divisions and Friday, February 28, 2020 for all other divisions.