Pocket Little League FAQs


How do I know my child’s baseball age?

Here’s a link to the 2024 Little League Age Chart for baseball.

What are the PLL boundaries?

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Click here for information about why Little League boundaries are important and what the rules are.

I live outside PLL boundaries, but go to a school within.  Can my child play?

Yes. In the registration process, you will be requested to upload a school form or document in place of proof of Residency and indicate what school the player goes to.

If my child met Pocket Little League boundary requirements the previous season, but now attends a school outside of the boundary, or has moved outside of the boundary, can my child still play in Pocket Little League?

There are Little League waivers that will allow players to continue playing in Pocket Little League. Please click here for more information.

Please email [email protected] to request a waiver.

What months do Spring and Fall season start and when does registration usually come out?

The Spring season begins in March and ends in June. Registration begins in November. The Fall season begins in September and ends in October. Registration begins in July.

Can my child still register after the registration period has closed?

If registration has closed and there are no waiting lists for the division you are trying to register your child in, please email [email protected].

How do I request to be on the same team as another player or coach?

When you register your child for Tee Ball and Minor A, you will have an opportunity to request a manager. If you have already completed registration, please email [email protected] with your requested player(s) and/or coach. These requests cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best.

There are no requests for Minor AA, Minor AAA, and Majors because the teams are formed via draft.

How can I request financial assistance for the registration fee or volunteer fee?” 

T-Mobile has partnered with Little League to offer grants. Click here to apply for a grant.

Pocket Little League offers payment plans and reduced or deferred payments for families who need assistance with registration. Please fill out this Financial Assistance Request Form and send via email to [email protected].

What equipment do I need for my child?

Every player will be given the following:

  • Jersey
  • Hat
  • Socks
  • Belt

 Every player will need to have the following:

  • Glove
  • Pants (Your manager will tell you what color pants to buy)
  • Cleats

It is also recommended that players have their own bats and helmets. If you are buying your own bat, please ensure that the bats are approved by Little League International. If you are unable to provide the equipment for your player, each team will have an equipment bag with bats, helmets and catching gear for your player to use.

 Click here for Little League’s most current bat information.

What size bat and fielding glove should I purchase for my child?

Click here for information from Dick’s Sporting Goods on how to choose a baseball bat. Only bats with the “USA Baseball” logo on it are allowed.

Click here for the Baseball Glove Buying Guide from Dick’s Sporting Goods.

What types of cleats should I buy?

Click here to learn how to buy the right baseball cleats. If your child already has soccer cleats, those can be worn to play baseball. Shoes with metal cleats are not allowed.

Where can I purchase equipment?

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Big-5
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Bases Loaded
  • Amazon
  • Second-hand stores, including Once Upon a Child and Facebook Marketplace

We will be holding an equipment and gear swap on skills assessment day.  There will be a table outside of the Snack Shack for you to bring new or gently used equipment to donate and/or “shop” around for some “new to you” gear for the upcoming season. You do not need to bring any gear to shop around. This is a great way to share and pass on gloves, pants, belts, helmets, bats, etc. to our community.  

Our ongoing equipment exchange program can be found here: Equipment Exchange.

How long before the season starts should we hear from our manager?

For the Spring season, families should receive an email from their team manager in early February.

For the Fall season, families should receive an email from their team manager towards the end of August.

When do the game schedules get released?

Game schedules are typically released by the end of February or early March. 

How many weeks of practices are there before games start?

Teams typically practice for 4-6 weeks before Opening Day.

How many practices a week are there and will that change when games start?

Teams typically practice 2 times a week before Opening Day. Once games start, teams may practice 1-2 times a week or not at all, depending on the team.

How long are the games in each division?

  • T-ball: 1 hour
  • Minor A: 1 hour
  • Minor AA: 1.5 hours
  • Minor AAA*: 6 innings, approximately 2 hours, or if there is not enough daylight
  • Majors*: 6 innings, approximately 2 hours, or if there is not enough daylight.

*The game ends if one team is leading by 15 runs or more after 3 innings or 10 runs or more after 4 innings.

Does my child need to know the rules before playing?

For those playing in the T-ball, Minor A and Minor AA divisions, the coaches will help the players understand the rules. As players move up to the Minor AAA and Majors divisions, they will be expected to know the rules, though coaches are continuously going over rules in practices and games regardless of the divisions.

What are some good resources if I’d like to help my child get a head start?

Here’s a link to backyard tips on the Little League Baseball website with great resources for parents and coaches.

Does my child need to be able to hit a coach-pitch baseball in order to play in the Minor A division?”

No. Players will learn how to hit a coach-pitch ball in Minor A.

What happens if it’s raining on a practice day or game day?

Your manager will inform you via email or text if a practice or game is canceled.

What temperature and air quality rating will/should games and practices be canceled? 

Health and safety is of utmost importance to the league so if the air quality is unhealthy or if the temperature is well above 100 degrees, the league may choose to cancel practices and games.

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