Information/ FAQ’s

 

What Does WLL Offer and When?

Woodcreek Little League offers a Spring league for over 700 boys and girls ages 5-16. Registration takes place from November-January, tryouts are in mid to late January, teams begin practicing in mid-February, and the game season goes from early March through late May/early June. All-Star teams for ages 9-14 compete in the summer months. We also offer a Fall Ball league that is typically much smaller than the Spring league.

 

Who Can Play?

We welcome boys and girls ages 5-16 (Little League Age) who live or attend school within our boundaries. Your child’s Little League Age may be different from his or her current age. Please see additional information on our age chart/divisions.

 

How Can I Register My Child?

For the Spring season, registration is a 2-part process. Registration dates (November-January) will be posted on the home page of our website. First, you must register your child through our online registration system, using a free TeamSideline account. Second, you must attend one of our in-person address verification/payment dates. Your child does not need to be present. At this time, you will show 3 proofs of residency within our boundaries (or a school enrollment form), show your child’s certified birth certificate, and pay registration fees. We are required by Little League International to verify addresses and birth dates.

For the Fall Ball season, registration information will be posted on our website in the summer.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

For the Spring season, early-bird registration (November) is $160 for T-ball/Farm and $190 for AA/AAA/Majors. In December the rates go up by $20, and in January they go up by another $20. Important: these fees include $50 toward the purchase of 5 coupon/discount cards that can be sold to friends/neighbors for $10 each, effectively reducing the registration fees by $50.

Your registration fees include: practices and games, umpires (except for T-ball and Farm), a jersey and hat, a team and individual picture, a trophy, and use of shared team equipment (baseballs, bats, helmets, and catcher’s gear). A portion of games are played on the lighted fields at Mahany, and our registration fees reflect the costly use of the lights.

Your child will need some things not included in the cost of registration, including: a baseball glove, baseball pants, socks, belt, protective cup for boys, and cleats. Some teams also ask parents to contribute to end-of-the-season parties and coaches’ gifts, but these are optional.

 

When and Where Are the Practices and Games?

Before games start, from mid-February to early March, your team will be assigned 1-2 practices per week. Your manager will notify your team of the days and times. Locations usually include Mahany, Wanish, Santucci, Doyle, Chilton and other parks/schools in west Roseville. After games start, teams are typically assigned 1 practice per week. Some managers choose to supplement with additional practices. During the game season, your team will usually play 1-3 games per week, and the days and times will vary. Games are played Monday through Friday at 5:00pm and 7:30pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 7:30pm.

 

How Can I Become a Manager/Coach?

Each team typically has 1 manager and 2 coaches. At the younger age levels (especially T-ball and Farm), baseball and coaching experience are helpful but not necessary. Moving to the higher and more competitive divisions, it becomes more important to have coaching experience and baseball knowledge. At the higher divisions, we often have more managers apply than there are teams to manage, thus requiring us to make selections based on managers’ applications, experience, past parent evaluations, and possibly interviews.

Anyone interested in managing or coaching a team should 1) register yourself as a volunteer through our online registration system, and 2) complete the Little League Volunteer Application and email it with a copy of your driver’s license to the President of WLL. All applicants must pass a background check as required by Little League International.

 

What Are Other Ways to Volunteer?

Each family is required to work two, 2-hour shifts in the snack bar during the Spring season (total of 4 hours).

Each team needs a Team Parent who coordinates the team’s snack bar shifts, puts together an auction/raffle prize for our annual fundraiser, distributes pictures and trophies, plans end-of-the-season activities, etc.

For AAA, Majors and higher divisions, each team needs an official Scorekeeper. We have a scorekeeping clinic in February for those interested in learning how to keep score.

Finally, volunteers are needed to serve on the 19-member Board of Directors. Elections for the Board are held annually in early June.

 

What About Events and Fundraisers?

Woodcreek Little League typically has one main fundraiser each year. In the past we have done crabfeeds, and in 2017 we are planning a golf tournament/dinner. Opening Day is a fun league-wide event where the teams are introduced in a ceremony and we have other activities and vendors. Our league is also invited to attend a River Cats baseball game at discounted ticket prices. At the end of the season, the AAA teams participate in a “Fun Fest” playoff tournament. The top 2 Majors teams compete against other local leagues in a Tournament of Champions.

 

Additional Questions?

For more information on division-specific baseball rules, manager and coach selections, draft procedures, All-Star selections, etc., see our Local League Rules.

For more information on the Board of Directors and league governance, see our Bylaws.

For a specific question, email the appropriate Board member: Board contact information.

 

 

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