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Burlington American Little League

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Basic Registration Information

2024 Burlington American - Spring Season

There are 4 baseball divisions, with players placed primarily based on age. However, our goal is for players to play in the division which best reflects skill and developmental level. Thus, players may be moved from one division to another if coaches believe that it is appropriate for skills development, player safety, or social and emotional comfort. Please feel free to contact the league administrator with any questions or requests regarding player placement.

The 4 divisions are as follows. All ages refer to "league age" as defined by Little League International. LEAGUE AGE CHART

Tee Ball- Tee Ball is for players 4-5 years of age (and may include 6 year olds who have never played before). No previous skill is required. The goal of Tee Ball is primarily to introduce to the game of baseball and teach fundamental skills including throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and above all to have fun. All players bat each inning and outs are not recorded. Teams will typically have one game per week played on Saturday morning and one practice per week as scheduled by the coach.

Division "A" - This league is for players league age 6-8. Ideally players have had some exposure to baseball, but experience is not required. The primary focus is on skills development- throwing, catching, hitting, base running, etc. Coaches pitch to hitters, greatly increasing the likelihood of the ball being put in play. Teams will typically have one game per week mid-morning on Saturdays, with an occasional "friendly" scheduled during the week against another team from the Burlington area and a practice scheduled by the coach. Teams may introduce basic rules and incorporate outs and strategic base running depending on the readiness of the kids.

Minor League- Minor league is for players league age 8-10. It is expected, but not required that players will have had some experience with baseball or at minimum will have some ability to throw and catch a baseball. The emphasis of Minor Leagues is on skills development, specialized positions, and the rules of baseball. Players with strong throwing ability and control will pitch to hitters. Outs are recorded and the players play 6 innings of 3 outs. With the exception of no stealing or running on a dropped third strike, rules are the same as in the Major League division. Players do not need to try out for the Minor Leagues, but we ask that they attend the tryouts/skills assessment to aid in team balancing and potentially to be brought up to the Major Leagues. Teams will have a scheduled game early afternoons every Saturday and generally one game scheduled in the evening during the week as well as one practice. Some games require traveling to surrounding towns.

Major League-The Major League division is for players 10-12, but may occasionally include skilled 9-year-old players. In the Major League division the emphasis is on skills development, rules of baseball, sportsmanship, specialization, and game strategy. While coaches attempt to provide fair playing time for all players, there is more emphasis on competition and there is no guarantee that all players will receive equal playing time or will be able to play their preferred position. Teams will have a regular game on Saturday morning and up to two additional games during the week, typically Tuesday - Thursday. Approximately half of weekday games will be away games played in the Old North end of New North End of Burlington, the other half will involve travel to surrounding towns. Teams will typically practice once or twice per week when the game schedule permits. Players must attend tryouts for the Major League division. There may be a limited number of spots and not all players will have the opportunity to play in the Major League division. Where space is limited, preference will typically be given to players league age 11 and 12.

Your player’s league age is determined by the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Age Charts. The dates for baseball and softball are different, but each determines the division in which your Little Leaguer will play this season. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child on August 31 of the current year.

"T-Ball" 4-6 Years Old

Registration closes on 03/15/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/01/2024 to 06/08/2024
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$25.00

"Division A" 6-8 Years Old

Registration closes on 03/15/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/01/2024 to 06/08/2024
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$75.00

"Minors" 9-10 Years Old

Registration closes on 03/15/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/01/2024 to 06/08/2024
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$110.00

"Majors" 11-12 Years Old

Registration closes on 03/15/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/01/2024 to 06/08/2024
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$110.00

Uniform Sizing Information

Please refer to the following infographics to determine the appropriate sizing for your player!

             
         

Age/Division Calculator

Your player’s league age is determined by the official American Little League  Baseball Age Chart.
A players age determines the division in which your Little Leaguer will play this season.

Registration Information

REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE

You can register online any time starting February 1st, 2024!

DATES:            

The season officially begins on Opening day - which is typically the last weekend in April or 1st weekend in May. There are optional clinics hosted in March and April.

LOCATION:

This web site! Follow the links to register by division.

FEES:

Division

Age

Cost

T-Ball

4-6 yrs. old

$25.00

Division A

6-8 yrs. old

$75.00

Minors

9-10 yrs. old

$110.00

Majors

11-12 yrs. old

$110.00

SPONSOR A PLAYER AND CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR COMMUNITY:Burlington American Little League is a non-profit organization operating under license agreement with Little League International. The League is 100% volunteer run, providing programming through a combination of registration fees, proceeds from operating the famous Callahan Park snack shack at Callahan Park in Burlington, and fundraising activities. If you would like to support this amazing Community Organization, please make a donation during your registration process!


With Burlington American Little League, registration fees will never be a barrier to participation! Please contact us at [email protected] if you need a hand. Remember - we all get by with a little help from our friends!

Notes on Registration

The questions regarding player and parent gender are required by Little League International and cannot be changed in the system. The information is not used for anything and you may feel free to respond however you prefer.

You do not need to upload your residency support materials at the time of registration. Just please verify that your player lives or attends school within the boundaries of the district.

No player will ever be denied a chance to play baseball due to financial need. If you require financial assistance, please complete the registration process without submitting payment and then send an email to the listed contact to request assistance. Likewise, if acquiring personal equipment presents a financial burden, please contact us for assistance.

If you are interested in coaching and are confused by the volunteer registration process, please send a note to the email below expressing your interest.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please send them to [email protected]

Contact Us

Burlington American Little League

 
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Email: [email protected]

Burlington American Little League

 
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Email: [email protected]
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