General FAQs

Is {insert bat make/model} ok to use?

If it is not wood, it MUST have the USA stamp. If it doesn’t, it cannot be used. In 50/70 and Juniors, bats with the BBCOR stamp are allowed as well as USA stamped bats.

When are the practices/games?

Practice days and times are set by the coaches and cannot be done until the teams are formed. The game schedule is typically finalized one week before Opening Day.

What division will my son/daughter be in?

Since Little League has quite a bit of overlap with their age groups, there are many factors involved with the division is which one is placed. Machine pitch and above have assessments. This is to ensure that the player is placed in the division which their skills are better suited. If age allows, they may be placed up or down based on skill level. Ages are based on League Age, not Calendar age. League age is set by Little League International and cannot be changed.

In Minor A and above, there is a draft. A draft does not guarantee a player will play in the division they desire. If a player does not get drafted, they will move to the lower division. BSLL staff are prohibited to discuss the outcomes of a draft until the coaches have contacted their team. Little League International also prohibits parents and coaches discussing the draft in any way prior to the draft taking place. Any violation to this rule may result in the player and/or coach being removed from the league. There is a league representative present to make sure that drafts are in compliance with Little League International rules.

Why isn’t there an umpire? Why is the concession not opened?

BSLL is run 100% by volunteers and we are ALWAYS short-handed. If there is no umpire or the concession is not opened, it is because no one volunteered.

How can I help?

 This is most likely not the best section for this question since this is hardly ever asked, but send us a message through the Contact page and we will put you to work.