FAQs

Miscellaneous
 
1. What does league age mean?
 
All divisions are broken down by ages. Your child’s league age will always be determined using their birthdate. League age is determined by Little League Baseball, Incorporated and we have no control over this. If there are any questions as to a player’s league age, you may be asked to produce a birth certificate.

2. How come in some divisions all the players bat the entire game?

Each division has its own set of rules. The older your child gets, the more rules come into play. See our divisions page for further information regarding the current breakdown of the divisions and rules.

3. Do girls play baseball?

Yes, girls have played baseball in every age group (4-16) in the Grafton Little League. Most of them are in our T-Ball and minor league divisions. You will find that as they get older, many will switch to softball.

Registration

1. How do I register?

You can register online and pay by check, Visa or Mastercard.

2. Who can register?

Boys and girls ages 4-16. Players must be 4 on or before August 31st to be eligible for a league.

3. When does the season run?

The season begins in early April (weather dependent) and runs through mid-June for most leagues.  In the fall, the season runs early September through mid October.

4. When are games and practices held?

  • T-Ball (ages 4-5) - There are no practices in this division and two games per week will  be played. Specific nights vary. Games last 45-60 minutes. Not available in the Fall
  •  Single A (ages 6-7) (Coach Pitch) - There is one practice per week and two games. Specific game nights vary. Practice is typically on a Sat or Sun. Games last roughly 75-90 minutes. No new inning is started after 75 minutes of play. Players with advanced baseball skills are eligible to try out for Double A. The player needs to have advanced fielding, throwing and hitting skills for their age. 
  •  AA (age 8-9) (Kid Pitch) - There is one practice per week and two games.  Players are required to attend tryouts.   Dates and times are still being confirmed and parents will be notified in advance through email, the LL web site and in the Grafton News and Grafton Times.   Games last roughly 75-90 minutes.   No new inning is started after 75 minutes of play.
  •  AAA (ages 10-11) (Bazinet) - There is one practice per week and possibly one hitting session per week at either the Ferry Street or Miner Field batting cages.   There are also two games per week and game nights vary.   Players are required to attend tryouts.   Dates and times are still being confirmed and parents will be notified in advance through email, the LL web site and in the Grafton News and Grafton Times.   Games last six innings and extra innings are played to decide a tie.
  •  Majors (ages 12) - There is one practice per week and possibly one hitting session per week at either the Ferry Street or Miner Field batting cages.   The hitting session is scheduled at the discretion of the head coach.   There are also two games per week and game nights vary.   Players are required to attend tryouts.   Dates and times are still being confirmed and parents will be notified in advance both through email, the LL web site and in the Grafton News and Grafton Times.   Ten year olds showing advanced baseball skills (hitting, fielding, pitching,)  could be given an opportunity to play in the Majors Division based on the number of teams and openings.   Should the parents/player decide they aren’t ready for Majors, they simply play in Bazinet.   No 12 year old player will be allowed to play in the Bazinet Division.   Games last six innings and extra innings occur in tied games, pending darkness.
  • Junior & Senior League (ages 13-16) - There is one practice per week and typically two games. Players are required to attend tryouts.   Dates and times are still being confirmed and parents will be notified in advance both through email, the LL web site and in the Grafton News and Grafton Times.
  • Challenger (ages 4 - 18) - 6 to 8 game season.  Any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate.  See the Challenger Buddy Guidelines. Not available in the Fall

5. How many divisions are there?

Check out the divisions page for more details.

6. What equipment do I need to buy for my child?

Your child will need a glove and athletic clothes for practices. All players receive a uniform which consists of a shirt and a hat. Cleats are optional, but METAL SPIKES ARE NOT ALLOWED.
COVID-19 NOTE: For as long as COVID-19 is an issue, players will also need a batting helmet and bat.  Sharing of equipment is not allowed.

7. Can I request a certain coach?

You can indicate a desired coach or team in the “Notes” section of the registration page. However, we cannot guarantee that your request can be fulfilled.


8. Can I request that my child be on the same team as his friends?

You can request this via the “Notes” section of the registration page, but we cannot guarantee that these requests will be fulfilled.

9. When is the deadline for registration?

Early registration for AAA and Majors ends January 1st and registration will close on January 31st.

Early registration for all other divisions ends on January 31st and registration will close on March 31st.

10. Are scholarships available?

Yes. Full and partial scholarships are available upon request for families in need of financial assistance.
Email us with any questions about scholarships.

11. Who do I contact if I have any questions?

If you know your division’s VP, you can contact them. Alternatively, you can email Grafton Little League with any questions.
How can I volunteer to assist with the Grafton Little League?
Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

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