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For children league age 5 and 6. 7 year olds who have not played at least one year of Tee Ball should play at this level. Our league is focused on the basics of baseball. This includes proper positioning in the field, running bases, learning where to throw the ball and proper form for batting. Scores are not kept and importance is placed on team work and good sportsmanship.
Youth league age 7 – 8. Coach assisted, kid-pitch baseball. Children learn how to pitch and how to hit off of a live pitcher. After 5 balls are thrown without a hit or a strike out, the coach steps in to pitch. Children continue to be coached in the field during play and develop playing skills. Four innings are played or a two hour limit – which ever comes first. Coaches continue to emphasize teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Youth league age 9 – 10. Kid-pitch competitive play. At this level children will start learning the finer details of the game. This includes; stealing bases, following signals, strategies in the field and more. This is for intermediate players who can play up to the expected skill criteria. Tryouts are required to show readiness to play at this level. Younger players may move up if they can demonstrate the ability to do so. Please notify the Players Agent if your child intends to play up. The Player agent and League President make the final decision.
Youth league age 11 – 12. Children are introduced to higher expectations of play and are able to demonstrate a high level of sportsmanship and responsibility. Tryouts are necessary to show readiness to move up. Younger players may move up if they can demonstrate the ability to do so. Please notify the Player Agent if your child intends to play up. The Players agent and League President make the final decision.
Youth league age 11-13. The Intermediate Division was formed by Little League to bridge the transition to Juniors. It is available to accommodate players whose skills permit rules closer to conventional baseball (leading off, pick-offs, balks), but on a field not as large. You may not “play up” to this division. You must be 11-13 years of age.
Youth league age 13 – 14. More advanced play. Tryouts are necessary to demonstrate readiness to play at this level. This is the next step before high school baseball.
The Big League Baseball Division is for participants ages 15-18, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.
Softball Minor B
Youth league age 6 – 8, District 13 travel league. This league will be coach pitch for the entire season which includes approximately 14 games with an emphasis on practices and basic skills throughout the season; 11 inch softballs are used for play.
Softball Minor A
Youth league age 9 – 10, District 13 travel league. This league is player pitch until 3 players are walked and then the remaining inning is coach pitch. The season will consist of approximately 18 games and 11 inch softballs are used for play. Tryouts are required to show readiness for this level of play.
Youth league age 11 – 12, District 13 travel league. This league is player pitch and follows all Blue Book rules, with a few exceptions. Continuous batting order is utilized, approximately 22 games are played and 12 inch softballs are used for play. Tryouts are required to access player readiness for this level. If you have any questions regarding softball please contact the VP of Softball.
Youth league age 13 – 14, District 13 travel league. This league is player pitch and follows Little League International rules. Standard batting order is used and 12 inch softballs are used for play. Tryouts are required to access player readiness for this level.
Softball Seniors (Big League)This division will be managed at the district level and all registrations will be done by Aaron Kelly. Big League Softball is available to ALL girls who are 14 – 18 as of January 1st.
Contact: Aaron Kelly, ADA Softball District 13 at D13Softball@gmail.com
What are your 2022 fees and what are the league ages?
T-Ball (5-6): $150.00
14 Game Season
Instructional (7-8): $160.00
18 Game Season
Minors (9-10): $175.00
18 Game Season
Majors (11-12): $200.00
18 Game Season
Intermediate – 50/70 Division: (11-13): $200.00
24 Game Season
Juniors (13-14): $200.00
28 Game Season
Seniors (15-16): $200.00
28 Game Season
An early registration discount of $25 applies to all sign ups prior to January 26, 2020!
Additional discounts available if registering 3 or more baseball and/or softball players per family, as long as they are completed in the same transaction/registration.
What do your fees include?
There are many things your child’s fee includes: uniform, games including an In-House All-Star game and a post season tournament. Every child receives a trophy or medal with additional trophies for champions and runners up in their division. League fees also allow us to maintain operations. These include: equipment, field maintenance, umpire fees, insurance and Little League membership dues.
How many games do you play?
Following is a list of the projected number of games for each division. The number of participants and/or coaches will dictate the number of teams per division. Field availability, rain outs, rescheduling availability and other factors may result in fewer games being played. These numbers include practice games, but do not include the mid-season In-House All-Star Game or the end of season In-House Tournament games, which may result in your child playing more than the scheduled games. There is no guarantee that all games will be played due to inclement weather. TCLL Board will do it’s best to get all games rescheduled.
T-Ball = 14 Game Season
Instructional = 18 Game Season
Minors = 18 Game Season
Majors = 18 Game Season
Intermediate = Approx. 24 Game Season
Juniors = Approx. 28 Game Season
Seniors = Approx. 28 Game Season
When will schedules come out?
Hopefully schedules will come out at the beginning of April. Your Team Manager will be able to provide you with a schedule as soon as he or she receives it. Some of our divisions play a Metro Schedule (Little League District 13 Travel Schedule) and we need to receive these first and then complete our schedules. Once the season begins, make up games for rain-outs can be mixed in though-out the season, but are primarily played on Sundays.
What important dates do I need to be aware of?
Saturdays in February – Evaluations: Baseball… all players age 9 and up or any player wishing to play up will be attending evaluations as it is a requirement of Little League to play.
Beginning of March: Our draft process begins, this is for Team Managers and one coach. All Players should be contacted by their team manager by mid to late March. If not please do not hesitate to contact the VP of your Division.
Mid April: Opening Day
Mid May: Picture Day
Mid May: Challenger Picture Day and Make Up Day
Mid June: In-House Tournaments begin
End of June: Closing Ceremonies
Please check our web calendar prior to the start of the season for exact dates.
Are Evaluations Required?
T-Ball and Instructional players do not need to attend evaluations. At this level, every effort is made to group these players by neighborhood and/or school. Special requests are collected during the registration process, and we try to honor those during selection for ages 8 and below. Instructional and T-Ball Players are encouraged to participate in any clinics we may offer.
Players participating in Minors and Majors must be evaluated. These evaluations are used in our draft process make equitable teams for the season. Team selection for 9 year-olds and up is based on skill. We try our best to distribute talent and build balanced teams, therefore your child may be placed on a team different from his usual group of friends. Generally, they will know someone on their team, and it is great opportunity to meet NEW friends and families. If you make a request for placement, that will only be considered secondarily to the drafting manager’s pick priorities. Everyone makes it on a team at the Majors level and below (If not enough players register for teams at intermediate and above for baseball and Juniors for softball, they may be asked to join another league in our district or offered a refund).
Where can I find documentation of the official rules?
Tri-Cities uses the Little League Green Book rules along with some in house developed rules per division for our in house season. The “House” rules are meant to try and maintain a level playing field for all skill levels within the divisions and give each child a chance to be successful. Any division that plays a metro schedule and our summer all star teams plays Green book rules exclusively. Please contact Michelle Westland, our Player Agent if you have questions about our governing process, game rules, or concerns regarding fairness.
What are your fees and what are the league ages?
Softball Minor B – $150.00
Youth 7 – 8, District 13 travel league. Coach Pitch. Evaluations are required for team placement.
Softball Minor A – $175.00
Youth 9 – 10, District 13 travel league. This league is player pitch until 3 players are walked and then the remaining inning is coach pitch. Evaluations are required for team placement.
Softball Majors – $200.00
Youth 11 – 12, District 13 travel league. This league is player pitch and follows Orange Book rules. Continuous batting order is utilized and 12” softballs are used for play. Evaluations are required to access player readiness for this level.
Softball Juniors – $200.00
Youth 13 – 14, District 13 travel league. This league is player pitch and follows Little League International rules. Standard batting order is used and 12” softballs are used for play. Evaluations are required to access player readiness for this level.
How many games do you play?
Minors B = Approx. 14 Games
Minors A = Approx. 18 Games
Majors = Approx. 22 Games
Juniors = Approx. 18 Games
Tri-Cities Softball games are played at the following fields…
Deerpath Park Field – Prairies of Winchester Glen Subdivision, West of Randall Road (off of Huntley), Carpentersville
Randall Oaks Complex – Randall Road behind the Randall Oaks Rec Center
Carpenter Park – Across from Parkview Elementary
Concord Park – Concord Avenue and Valley Forge Ave., South Elgin, Illinois 60177
Hampshire – Pingree Grove – Cambridge Lakes subdivision Wester Boulevard and Birchwood Drive, Hampshire, Illinois 60140
Hanover Park – 1201 Sycamore Ave, Hanover Park, Illinois 60133
Elgin National – Summit and Hiawatha, South Side of Summit, Elgin, Illinois 60120
Elgin Continental – 601 S State St, Elgin, Illinois, 60123
Elgin Classic – Wing Park Boulevard and Wing Street, Elgin, Illinois, 60120
Board of Directors
Ahmad Kashani- Vice President
Michelle Westland- Player Agent
Becca Gillie- Treasurer
Rob Westland – VP Fields
Rachel McDougall- Public Relations
Jennifer Merritt – Safety Officer
Missy Bluhm – Secretary
Nick Pomzack- VP of Majors
Paul Venezia- VP of Minors
Ray McConnaughay- VP of Instructional
Drew Bley- VP of Tball
Ryan Keller- VP of Softball
Adam Lohrmann- Uniforms
Danielle Stark- Player Agent Assistant