Registration for Spring 2014 Baseball and Softball will open on Dec. 1, 2013
Player Registration Information
Welcome to the Ballard Little League 2014 Online Player Registration!
Register now for the 2014 Ballard Little League season! We're looking forward to another great year of baseball and softball. Don't miss your chance to get in the game.
Before continuing to the registration site, please read the information below. When you are ready to register, simply click this link and follow the instructions.
REMEMBER: If you registered online with Ballard Little League in the past, you already have a user name and password to access the registration tool. If you don't remember your password, the tool can mail it to you. If you don't remember your user name, or have other problems, please contact us.
And remind your friends to sign up, too! All registrations are due by February 28th, 2014.
We feel that for most of you, the online registration process will be fast and easy! But if you run into difficulty while registering, here are some resources to help you:
Online Registration Overview
When you reach the registration site, select "Spring Baseball and Softball 2014 - PLAYERS" to register players. Enter parent/guardian
information, player information, select your payment option, and you are done with the first and most important step. (Be prepared with basic medical information, such as your child's doctor's
name and telephone number, basic insurance information, medical conditions, and contact information for one emergency contact). A confirmation email will be sent for you records.
- At some point during the registration period, you will also receive a second email with information about next steps, including instructions for providing documentation required by Little League such as Proof of Residency and a copy of your player's birth certificate, and assessment information, if applicable.
William F. Gerard Fund Scholarship
Ballard Little League never turns away any player who is unable to pay fees. The William F. Gerard Fund was established to subsidize players who would not otherwise be able to play. These scholarships are funded by the generous donations of the families of our BLL Players. You may access scholarship funds or make donations to the scholarship funds from the registration site. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the families that make this program possible.
If you do choose to donate to this scholarship fund, and you work for a company that matches charitable donations, please follow through with your HR department to have your gift matched!
To Apply: During the registration process you will be able to select that you would like to apply to the scholarship program and enter the amount you are able to pay. During checkout you'll have to pay by check and send the amount you can pay.
Ballard Little League pledges to protect your private information and certainly not to sell or otherwise pass your contact information on to any other organization or company. It will only be used to keep you apprised of league and team information and activities. Coaches, Managers, and Umpires may also register at this time using those categories.
If you run into any problems in navigating the registration steps, up to and including online payment using your credit or debit card, please refer to the Troubleshooting Guide maintained by our partner Bonzi Sports Software. If you are still unable to register, feel free to contact us.
For questions specifically regarding registration (not necessarily the online part) for the 2014 Season, please contact the Baseball Player Agent or the Softball Player Agent. (See contact information below.)
Players must be:
- At least 5 years old and less than 9 years old as of April 30, 20114 for Tee Ball and 78'ers Baseball
- At least 8 years old and less than 17 years old as of April 30, 2014 for Baseball (89'ers, AAA, Majors, Juniors, Seniors)
- At least 8 years old and less than 17 years old as of December 31, 2013 for Softball
For additional help determining playing age for baseball and softball see this Age Chart
Residence Eligibility Requirements
Ballard Little League boundaries are north of the ship canal, west of 8th Ave NW, south of NW 85th S and east of Puget Sound. In order to play in Ballard Little League you must reside or attend a school within the Ballard Little League boundaries. If you live outside of these boundaries, you should register for your local Little League, such as North Central LL or Northwest LL. Click here to see which league you live in.
Tee Ball / 78'ers Baseball Information
Practices begin in early March. There will be approximately 8 games. No standings will be kept. Players get a t-shirt and cap to keep and are asked to wear cleats and to have a glove. Boys must wear an athletic cup.
Tee Ball will be targeted at boys and girls, ages 5-6; 78'ers Baseball for boys and girls, ages 7-8.
(For 6 year olds to play 78'ers baseball they must have played one year of Tee Ball and have league approval to "play-up", for safety reasons. Six
year olds should register for Tee Ball and then submit a request to the league to "play-up". Send requests to BallardLittleLeague@live.com. If approved the league will assign the player to the
Fees are $90.00.
Practices begin in early March. Games begin in early April and continue through the second week in June. Each team plays at least two games a week.
SHOE BANK & GLOVE BANK
This year we are offering a glove bank in addition to a shoe bank. Drop off your used cleats or glove, or come by and look through the collection if you need one. Batting gloves are OK. No helmets or bats, please!
These are located in bins at the Vadino residence: 6742 18th Avenue NW
Players in the Tee Ball, 78'ers, and 89'ers division will be given a cap and uniform t-shirt to keep. Players in the AAA, Major, Junior, and Senior Divisions will be given a cap and jersey to use throughout the season. Players must return the League-owned jersey in its original condition at the end of the season. If the jersey is lost, damaged or modified in any way the player will be liable for the original cost of the uniform. All players, in every division, will now be responsible for providing their own gray baseball pants, and team-colored socks.
Player assessments are conducted to give the coaches an opportunity to see the skills of each player. This information is then used to create a balance among the teams. Every player is guaranteed a spot on a team. For these reasons it is important to attend the assessment.
There will be no assessment required for Tee Ball or 78'ers.
89'ers assessments will be held indoors. Please wear long athletic pants, athletic shoes, and bring a glove.
For AAA, Majors, Juniors and Seniors divisions, outdoor assessments are held rain or shine so dress appropriately (complete baseball/softball attire, including long pants, cleats and athletic cups for boys.) If you wish to be considered for a Major division team it is MANDATORY that you attend at least one complete assessment.
Junior and Senior division players may be required to attend an assessment; this will depend on the number of teams being formed. Outdoor assessments are held rain or shine so dress appropriately. (89'ers assessments will be indoors). Wear athletic shoes and bring a glove.
Players are placed in one of the following divisions based on age and in some cases (AAA & Majors) player ability. Age is determined as of April 30, 2014. Coaches will notify players of their team placement.
Baseball Seniors/Juniors - those players who are or will turn 13, 14, 15, or 16 years old by April 30, 2014. 90-foot diamond. Player draft used for team placement.
- Fees are $120.00 for Seniors (Ages 15 & 16) and $110.00 for Juniors (Ages 13 & 14).
- Skills assessments will be held and players must attend at least one session. Time and place is TBD.
- 13-14 year olds:All players will play on a Junior Team.
- 15-16 year olds: Allplayers will play on a Senior Team.
Returning & New Senior Leaguers: Senior division team players will be notified if they need to attend a skills assessment. Assessments will only be conducted if there will be more than one senior division team in 2014. Any returning Senior Leaguer not registered by February 28 will have his/her place on the team filled. Your only option if this occurs is to be placed on a wait list in order received.
Baseball AAA/Major Divisions - those players who are or will turn 10, 11, or 12 years old by April 30, 2014. 60-foot diamond. Player draft used for team placement.
- Fees are $105.00
- Separate outdoor skills assessments will be held for 10 year olds and 11-12 year olds. Time and place is TBD. Please attend at least one session.
- Players will sign up for a skill assessment time/date at the in-person registration or have one mailed to them if registering online. Each skill assessment will last approximately 90 minutes.
- You must attend at least one entire assessment session to be eligible for a Majors team.
- If your child does not wish to be considered fora Majors division team you must contact Baseball Player Agent Mari Putnam prior to the first skills assessment.
Returning Major Leaguers: those players who were on a Majors team in 2013. Returning Majors players do not need to attend a skills assessment. Any returning Major Leaguer not registered by February 28 will have his/her place on the team filled. Your only option if this occurs is to be placed on a wait list in order received.
89'ers Division - those players who are or will turn 8 or 9 years old by April 30, 2014. 60-foot diamond. Player draft used for team placement.
- Fees are $105.00.
- Indoor skill assessments will be held. Time and place is TBD.
- Individual assessment times will be scheduled at either in-person registration or mailed to them if registering online. Each skills assessment will last approximately 15 minutes and four players will be scheduled together.
- Players ages 8 & 9 only may request to be placed on the same team with a friend. To qualify for a "two pack" both players must email their request to the Baseball Player Agent, or indicate this during registration.
Age Groups: (Age as of December 31, 2013)
- Age 8-10 Minors
- Age 10-12 Majors
- Age 13-16 Juniors/Seniors
- December: Registration opens
- February: Skills Assessments
- Early March: Practices begin
- Early April: Games begin
We are actively recruiting volunteer coaches. If you have any questions about coaching, please contact Libby Wood (contact info below), BLL VP and Player Agent for Softball.
We are always looking for more girls between the ages of 8 and 16. Feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested in playing softball this coming season.
Please call or email Libby Wood, Ballard Little League Softball VP, with questions or comments.
For further information not found here, please contact:
Kimberlie Boston, Player Agent, Baseball
Libby Wood, Player Agent, Softball