Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Message from the League President

Hello Southern Little League,

As I compose this letter the thermometer says 8 degrees. Really! Hard to believe we will have evaluations the end of March. Sign ups are now open on our website. Be on the look out for emails as we get closer to opening day.

The main purpose of this letter is to inform you of a change that Little League International has implemented effective this year.

  1. Players age on your 2015 birthday only for those born on or after January 1, 2006.
  2. Due to new little league age requirements we will no longer allow 6 yr olds to participate in coach pitch baseball or softball, no exceptions!
  3. Softball age determination will remain the same as previous years.

  1. As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will tuen the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the remainder of their Little League career. Players Will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.
  2. Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons.
  3. In 2018 all players born prior to January 1, 2006, will begin utilizing December 31 as their age determination date.
  4. The majority of concerns will surround the fact that a 2015 league age nine (9) year old will be 10 in 2016, 11 in 2017, but in 2018 will effectively be league age 13 and will advance out of the Major league division. All players represented within the baseball age chart will all use the December 31 date beginning in the 2018 season.

Thank you for patience and understanding.

If you have any questions or need confirmation for your players age please refer to the baseball and softball age charts on the Southern Website. Thank you again and we will see you at the fields!

Joe Mead
President, Southern Little League