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WHLL FAQ

Western Hills Little League

 

Q:  Where is WHLL located?
Western Hills boundary map can be located here. All practices and games will be played at either Hatley Fields, 1st Street Fields, or Joseph Field @ WAYA.
For more information, and locations of each field please visit our Fields and Facilities page.

Q:  What are the divisions for Little League baseball
Your player’s “baseball age” can be found using the Little League Age chart found here.

• Players who are Little League age twelve (12) play in the Majors division.
All players are required to try out, and teams are formed via draft.
 

• Players who are Little League age nine and ten (9-10) play in the Minors division.
All players are required to try out, and teams are formed via draft.
 

• Players who are Little League age eight (8) play in the Machine Pitch 8 division.
All players are required to try out, and teams are formed via draft.
 

• Players who are Little League age seven (7) play in the Machine Pitch 7 division.
This division focuses on basic skills development. Teams are formed by League Commissioners.
 

• Players who are Little League age six (6) play in the Coach Pitch division.
This division focuses on basic skills development. Teams are formed by League Commissioners.
 

• Players who are Little League age five and under (5) play in the T-Ball division.  
This division focuses on basic skills development. Teams are formed by League Commissioners.

Q:  How are teams formed?
For players participating in Majors (Age 11-12), Minors (Age 9-10), and Machine Pitch 8 (Age 8) Divisions, all teams are formed by a two-part process: a player evaluation based on previous playing experience followed by a coach-led draft.
*Please note* There is no formal evaluation or "try out" for Fall Instructional League.
*Please note* For Majors, Minors, and MP8 Divisions, there are no teams based on school, history, preference, buddy request or any other type of request. All draft decisions are final.

For players participating in T-ball, Coach Pitch, and Machine Pitch (MP) 7 Divisions, teams are formed directly by the Commissioner and Coaches.
Teams will be formed primarily based on: school and previous coach history.
*Please note* It is very important that parents submit elementary school information during the registration process to help build teams more efficiently.

 Q: Why are there fewer division options for the Fall season?
There are limited division options in the Fall due to the fewer number of players that typically register for the Fall season. We combine age groups and divisions in order to ensure that there are a sufficient number of teams for a successful season.

Q:  Are there try-outs for Fall Ball?
There are no try-outs for our fall season. Teams are formed by the division commissioner/coaches and announced prior to the start of the season.

 

Q:  May I request for my child to play with a certain coach and/or with friends?
For players with ages 4 to 6, we will do our best to accommodate requests to play with a coach (presuming he or she is coaching in the child’s division) or with friends, but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be granted.  Please note that most of the teams are formed with the players school in mind, so chances are you will be on a team with school mates. For players ages 8 and above, we do not grant such requests because teams are put together via tryouts and drafts in order that the competition is balanced.

 

Q:  Can baseball players “play up” a division?
WHLL does not allow playing-up a division.

Q:  Can baseball players “play down” a division?
WHLL does not allow playing-down a division.

Q:  What if my child can't make the scheduled tryout?
Only players ages 8 and up are required to tryout. Scheduled tryouts usually take place 3-4 weeks before the season begins. Tryout dates will be clearly listed during registration for the respected season. If you know during registration that you absolutely can not make the scheduled tryout date, please reach out to your league Commissioner asap.

Q:  What is a typical practice/game schedule for my division?
Schedules are not determined until after registration is closed and teams are formed.
• Practices usually start two weeks before games begin. Practices will be the same day and time each week.
• Games can be any day of the week except Sunday. Saturday games will start between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Weekday games will start between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Expect games to run ~2 hours. Some coaches will ask that kids show up an 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the game to warm up.
• Games will be scheduled on different days of the week. (For example, your season schedule will not be "Games on Thursdays." Games could be Monday one week, Tuesday the next week, ect.)

 Q: How do I register for Western Hills Softball?
Western Hills Softball is operating under their own website! Visit http://www.wh-gs.org/ for league information and registration details.


Q:  Does Western Hills Little League offer financial aid to help with registration fees?
Yes.  Financial aid is available for families residing within league boundaries and who are experiencing financial hardships.  Please contact our registration team at westernhillslittleleague@gmail.com to request assistance.

Q:  What forms of payment does WHLL accept?
Registration fees may be paid with either MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit cards.


Q:  What equipment do I need to provide?
WHLL will provide a jersey and cap to each player, and coaches will have access to team catcher’s gear (as appropriate).  Players are responsible for providing their own baseball pants and shoes. Players are also responsible for their own glove, bat, and batting helmet.  WHLL requires players to use batting helmets with a face guard and bat barrels cannot exceed 2 5/8 inches in diameter. These bats must also be compliant with the new Little League standards (USABats)


Q:  May I purchase a sponsorship online?
Yes! You may utilize our website to purchase team sponsorships, field signs and to make a “Friend of WHLL” donation.  If you have questions or special requests, please contact our Sponsorship Team by email (jaywinetroub@gmail.com).  We thank you in advance for your support!