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REGISTRATION FAQ'S

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS : SIGNUPS

When are sign ups?

Sign-ups for Spring baseball are usually between November and January.  For our draft programs, Farm Prep, Minors and Majors, when registration closes in January, we cannot accept more players.

For Tee Ball and Machine Pitch we will accept players until all our teams are full, occasionally we may have additional room after sign ups close.  If we are full and you still want to sign up, volunteer to manage a team and we may be able to create more slots for your player.

How much does it cost?

See the "Register your player here" tab under REGISTRATION.  Fees for each division are listed there.

 ANLL Website > REGISTRATION > REGISTER YOUR PLAYER HERE

I am late, can I still sign up?


If teams have already been formed and tryouts are complete, we typically cannot take any new players.   Sign up for the wait list, if there is a cancellation that creates an opening, we may be able to accept a new player late.   Email us and ask if registration is closed.  We will do our best to find an opening at ANLL or point to toward another local program that still has openings for new players.

What areas Does ANLL Cover?


See the Signups > League Boundaries page on our site.

Do I live within ANLL League Boundaries? 

See the About us > League Boundaries page on our site, or lookup your address at this link; ANLL League Boundaries

We live outside of ANLL Boundaries, can we still play for ANLL?

If your player attends school within our league boundaries, or you live in an area NOT serviced by another little league, you may play at ANLL.  Any players not living within ANLL boundaries must obtain a Little League Residency Waiver form.  This form can be downloaded from Little League at http://www.littleleague.org   Google "Little league school enrollment form" if you have any trouble finding it.

We attend a school inside of ANLL Boundaries, can we play for ANLL?

Yes but the player must provide a Little league school enrollment form.  This form can be downloaded from Little League at http://www.littleleague.org  This form must be signed by a school administrator.

What division should I sign up for?

See the Divisions Player Age FAQ's below.  Also see the baseball age chart below.   If you are uncertain feel free to contact our player agent to help understand where your player is best suited to play.  If you have a younger player and are still not sure we can arrange a short skills assessment to help give you guidance on the best spot for your player.

When will I know what team my player is on?

You will be contacted by your team manager in early February.  If you have not heard from your team manager or coach 2 weeks before opening ceremonies, please contact us.

When do practices start?

Typically early to mid February.

When do games start?

Games start the same day as opening ceremonies, see the League calendar for opening ceremonies date and time, usually last Saturday of February.

What equipment do I need to buy?  What does the league supply?

League supplies your player a team jersey and a hat.  You will provide everything else; this should include:

Baseball GloveBat (USA) approved
Cleats (not metal)
Belt*
Cup
Baseball pants* 
Socks*
Sliders (padded undershorts that make sliding a lot more fun, and less painful) *optional
*Color for pants, belt, and sox will be selected by team manager, typically in February.

How do I pay?

Payment Options are as follows:
1) Pay by credit card on the website
2) Bring a check or cash to one of our in person sign up events.
3) Email us and we can discuss other options if 1 and 2 don't work. 

Tryouts, Draft & player placement into divisions:Farm Prep, Minors and Majors are all draft programs.  Players will attend tryouts and will placed in the appropriate division based on skill level.  The draft is designed provide evenly matched teams and player safety

Are Tryouts Mandatory?

All players who want to play Farm Prep, Minors and Majors must tryout, even returning players.  Players cannot advance to a new division without a tryout.We do not run tryouts for Fall Baseball.

Tryouts are not required for tee ball or machine pitch divisions.

Upcoming Dates:See the Calendar tab on our website for the League Events Calendar.

When does the season start and end?

General dates for a typical baseball year.

December signups for spring complete 
January: Tryouts 
January: Draft for Majors, Minors, and Prep teams
February:  Teams formed practices start
End of Feb: Opening Ceremonies, Games Start
First week of June: Closing Ceremonies, final regular season games
2nd Week of June: TOC and City Tournaments
2nd Weekend of June:  All-Star teams announced
Last week of June:  All-Star games start
2nd week of July: All-Star final games
4th week of Sept:  Fall Ball Starts
2nd week of November:  Fall Ball Ends

Is attendance at in-person sign up event is required? 

YES!All new and returning parents must attend an in-person sign up event to provide proof of residency and age documents to the league.  Dates and locations for upcoming in person sign up events will be posted on the calendar tab of our website. League events are also posted on our Facebook Page. 

 How do I get news about sign ups and other League Events?

Notifications emails about league events are sent to all users registered on our website.  Create an account on our website and like our Facebook page so you are sure to get all the latest news.

LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENTS/NEWS

Please visit our website for the latest news & events at anll.info and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/arcadianational.

Why are players required to attend Try-outs?

Farm Prep, Minors and Majors are all draft programs.  Players will attend tryouts and will placed in the appropriate division based on skill level.  The draft helps us provide evenly matched teams and player safety and keeps kids of similar skill levels playing together.

Why are Farm Prep, Minors and Majors teams formed by a draft?

The League runs the Farm Prep, Minors and Majors team selection process as a draft to provide evenly matched, competitive teams and to keep kids of similar skill levels playing together. It's not a perfect process, and there are always a few kids unhappy not being drafted up to a higher division, but it is the best process we have for ensuring balanced teams and player safety.  

Why can't I pick my coach and teammates in Farm Prep, Minors and Majors?

Farm Prep, Minors & Majors teams are formed by a draft.  We usually have 1-2 teams at each at the higher division and 3-4 in Tee-Ball & Machine Pitch.

Want specific kids on your team? 

Volunteer to manage a team you can draft your own team.

What Proof of residency/Age documents are acceptable?

All players (new and returning) must bring THREE different approved proof of residency documents to one of our in person sign up events.  (examples of approved documents are vehicle registration, driver's License, utility bill, bank statement, credit card bill, passport, or another document approved by Little League.  Note that only ONE utility bill may be used as proof, the remaining two documents must be from another of the approved type. Copies or originals are acceptable.  ANLL will keep the documents provided on file.  Documents provided will not be returned.   (These documents are required to be on file by the league for tournament play later in the season).   League boundaries and a listing of acceptable proof of residency documents are listed on the sign-up page on our website.   All new players must bring a birth certificate for proof of age.  

Are Special Requests accepted?

We will do our best to accommodate division request, coach requests and player pairings, however, please understand it is not always possible to accommodate all requests, especially for our draft programs.  There is an exception for sibling pairing if in the same division.

I signed up online, do I still have to come to a sign-up event?

Yes!  The league is required to verify proof of residency for each new season.  We can only do this at a sign-up event. In anticipation that stringent gathering  protocols remain in effect for the next couple of months, an appointment window will be implemented to keep crowd density to a minimum.

Do I need to bring a birth certificate?

First time players to ANLL need to bring a birth certificate for proof of age.  Returning players do not need to provide a birth certificate.

I provided all this information last year, why do I have to do this again?

Sorry, Little League rules.   Required for every season.  People move, information changes etc.  Sadly, leagues have cheated by getting players from out of boundaries to win tournaments, including the Little League Worlds Series.  Read about it here; http://www.sbnation.com/2015/6/24/8831551/little-league-big-trouble

Does my player have to attend signups, or can just a parent come?

A Parent/Adult required.   Player is not required. To maintain crowd density to a minimum and promote physical distancing, one parent will only be required to attend.

Try-outs? Does my player have to attend?  When are they?

Farm Prep, Minors and Majors are all draft programs.  Players who wish to play farm prep or above must attend tryouts.  Players will be drafted into the appropriate division based on skill level.  The draft helps us provide evenly matched teams and player safety. Younger players not drafted to prep, minors or majors will be placed into machine pitch.  See league events calendar for tryout dates, typically in the first week in January. You may request to review our constitution for draft procedure.

My child is only available certain days of the week due to other activities; can the League make sure he/she is on a team that aligns perfectly with my child's other extracurricular activities?


Unfortunately we cannot.

Can we pick our practice day?

Volunteer to manage a team and you may have some influence on the team's practice schedule.  Otherwise, your team's practice day will be the day the team manager/coach has selected.  We cannot adjust practice and game schedules to work around individual players extracurricular activities.

 My player will play tee-ball do we need to attend tryouts?

No.  Tee Ball players do not need to attend tryouts

My player will play machine pitch, do we need to attend tryouts?

Maybe. If your player is somewhere between machine pitch and farm prep, come to tryouts.  It’s fun and it will help us determine if your player is best suited for machine pitch or farm prep.  If you are certain you will be playing machine pitch, no need to attend tryouts.

What is my Players Baseball Age?

See the Chart below to look up your players, baseball age.Read more about Little Leagues baseball age policy here Yes, we are aware the recent rule changes on ages has cut short some little league careers, no we do not like it either.

Managers and Coaches:

ANLL will always try to make room for all interested parents to participate in their child's Little League experience via various volunteer opportunities.  Managers & Coaches are chosen by the League's President and approved by the Board of Directors based on certain criteria including, but not limited to, ability to be a good role model for all players, knowledge of the game, experience, good sportsmanship, dependability, accountability, and responsibility. 

Parents interested in managing or coaching a team should contact the League President: Manny Loayza

NOTE: Previous year's managers & coaches are not guaranteed positions for the upcoming season.  Tryouts are mandatory to everyone except for t-ball and address verification is required.

Do Board Members' kids get special treatment?

Absolutely Not!  See below how draft and all-star teams are formed.  All players are treated equally regardless of their parent's level of involvement.  Don't believe it?  Become a volunteer, join the board, and see how it all works.

Volunteer!

The league is an all-volunteer organization and relies on parent volunteers for a successful season each year.  If you are not already a volunteer for ANLL, please consider volunteering. Complete the volunteer form located on the forms page of the website.  We always can use help with various fun activities, behind the scenes work to maintain an safe and healthy environment for our members.

Become a Sponsor!

The league is a non-profit organization that relies on our sponsors and donations from generous individuals to fund our league’s operation, pay for umpires, balls, fields, uniforms, trophies, equipment, and other operating expenses.  If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know.

Questions/Suggestions?

Please let us know if you had any problems with the registration process or any other suggestions for improvement.   It is still under construction, please email suggestions, problems, or other issues to [email protected] 

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