FAQs

Common Questions:

Q: Which division should my child play in? Can you tell me the difference between the divisions?

A: First, determine your child's "league age" through the appropriate link here. Then, see table below showing differences between the divisions, including number of days per week, age groups, and different rules.

Division League Ages Tryouts? Season Dates # of Events* / Week Notes
T-Ball 4 - 6 No Mid Mar - Early Jun 2 Co-Ed. 1 Hour or 3 innings. No score kept. Continuous batting order.
Rookies 7 - 8 No Mid Mar - Early Jun 3 1.5 Hours. No score kept. Continuous batting order. 6-yr olds can attend a try up to play in Rookies if they have played a minimum of 1 year in t-ball.
Minors 9 - 11 Yes Mid Feb - May 4 2 Hours or 6 innings max. Continuous batting order. Developmental. 8-yr olds can attend a try up to play in Minors. Must attend a min of 1 tryout session.
Majors 10 - 12 Yes Mid Feb - May 5 Competition. 6 innings max. Position-specific skills. Must attend a min of 2 tryout sessions.
Intermediate 11 - 13 Yes TBD TBD 50' pitching / 70' basepaths. Leadoffs & pickoffs.
Juniors 13 - 14 Yes TBD 5 - 6 60' pitching / 90' basepaths. 9-person lineup.
Seniors 15 - 16 Yes TBD 5 - 6 9-person lineup. Competitive.

* Total # of games and/or practices per week.

Q: What equipment is necessary?

A: The league provides a hat and a jersey. In addition, the team will have helmets and bats available to use/share. You are responsible for baseball pants, socks, belt, cleats, and a glove. The team's manager may assign specific colors. You are welcome to provide your own helmet, bat, batter's gloves, etc at your option. If you need more information about bats, including which ones are legal, click here.

Q: When does the season start?

A: Practices for Minors division and above typically start around March 1st, with games beginning around the end of March and running through the end of May. Rookies and T-Ball typically start practicing around mid-March with games beginning in April and running through early June.

Q: Can my child play up to the next division?

A: If a 6-year old child has played at least 1 year of t-ball, they may attend a try up to play in Rookies. Likewise, an 8-year old child may attend a try up to try up for Minors.

Q: What do tryouts consist of:

A: Tryouts for Majors and Minors typically consists of hitting, catching fly balls, and fielding grounders and is only meant to give the coaches an idea of the child's ability. It is not a test.

Q. Who must attend tryouts?

A: There are tryouts for the Minors division and above. For Minors, we require attending a minimum of 1 tryout session so that the coaches may evaluate the player with the idea that going into the draft, all teams will be relatively even. You must attend a minimum of 2 tryout sessions to be eligible for the Majors draft. However, we recommend attending all tryout sessions for maximum exposure and player evaluation. ALL PLAYERS WILL BE ASSIGNED A TEAM. There are no tryouts for the Rookies and T-ball divisions.

Q. When are tryouts?

A: Tryouts for Intermediate, Majors, and Minors are typically in mid-February. Check the league calendar for specific dates, times, and location.

Q: What if I can't make tryouts?

A: You should contact the Player Agent at playeragent@everettlittleleague.org as it could affect eligibility for the Intermediate & Majors divisions, but your player will still be assigned a team in a division.

Q: What if I would like to help coach a team? What if I would like to volunteer? How can I get involved?

A: Please see our Volunteer Information page. Included is instructions on how to apply to manage or coach a team,and what you need to do to volunteer. We rely 100% on volunteers, so please get involved as much as you can. We would love your help. Additionally, we are always looking for Board Members and Director positions, so contact us if you are willing to help!