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Alamo Little League

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’S

 

What are the divisions of play and what are normal game days?

Tee Ball – age 4-5 – Coed - M, W and F if necessary

Coach Pitch – age 5–6 – Coed - M,W&F if necessary

Pitching machine baseball – age 7-8 – boys - M, Th

Pitching machine softball – age 7-8 – girls – M, W

Little Major baseball – age 9-10 – boys – Tu, F

Little Major softball – age 9-10 – girls – Tu, Th

Major baseball – age 11-12 – boys – M, Tu

Major softball – age 11-12 – girls – M, W

Intermediate baseball – age 12-13 – boys – Tu, Th

Junior baseball – age 13-14 – M, W, F

Junior softball – age 13-14 – Tu, Th

 

How is League Age determined?

Tee Ball and Coach Pitch – age on 8/31

 

Pitching machine and above:

Boys – age on 8/31

Girls – age on 12/31

 

When do practice and games begin?

Games will begin on Opening Day, Saturday, April 25.  Thereafter teams will play twice per week through mid-June.

 

Practice will begin when the weather permits, hopefully by April 1st.  Teams mostly practice on the same day as game days; but due to limited fields some practices are on non-game days.

 

When will I know what team my child is on?

For pitching machine division and younger, teams are drafted at the coaches meeting in mid-March and you will be contacted soon thereafter.

 

For Little Major and above teams will be drafted on March 21st the same day as Player Evaluations and you will be contacted soon thereafter.

 

Are siblings placed on the same team?

Yes – for Tee Ball and Coach Pitch siblings are placed on the same team.  For pitching machine and above brothers are placed together on baseball teams and sisters are placed together on softball teams.

 

If my child cannot make Player Evaluations can they still play?

Yes the coaches will place as they deem appropriate.

 

 

 

What do I do if I have not heard from my child’s coach?

 E mail [email protected]

 

Can my child play above or below the age appropriate division?

Players are occasionally placed above or below the normal division for their age based on their ability or other factors.  Due to safety concerns and the need to have appropriate numbers on each team this will need to be approved by the coaches involved and the division director.

 

What does the league provide for uniform and equipment and what do the parents need to provide?

The league provides balls, bats and catching gear and the parent will provide the mitt.

The league provides the uniform hat and shirt and the parents will provide the pants and shoes.

It is a good idea to wait to buy pants till your first contact with the coach as there may be a certain team pants color the coach will decide on.

 

When are game schedules available?

Mid to late April.

 

Is there travel to other leagues to play games?

For Tee Ball and Coach Pitch there is no travel.  For pitching machine and above there will most likely be travel to other teams in the Kalamazoo area unless Alamo has enough teams to just play at home.

 

Alamo is part of Michigan District 2.  There are 12 leagues in D2:

 

Alamo, Delton, Eastwood, Gull Lake, Lakeview, Millwood, Northwood, Parchment, Quad Cities, South Portage, West Portage and Westwood

 

How will I know when games are cancelled for inclement weather?

You coach will let you know.  We try to cancel games by 4:30 pm.

 

What time do games begin?

Other than opening day and weekend tournaments all games begin at 6:00 pm.