The mission of Huntington West Little League is to promote, develop, supervise and voluntarily assist youth by teaching sportsmanship, building self-esteem, providing service, and advancing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty.
 
 
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Registration Frequently Asked Questions for the 2017 Spring Season

When does online registration begin?
If I register online do I have to show up for a document review?
What are this years dates that I can come in for a document review?
What documents do I need to bring to verify the leagues boundary qualifications?
If I have a signed school verification form but do not go to that school any longer can I still use that form?
How do I know what division to register my child in?
Do all kids have to tryout to get on a team?
When are tryouts?
Can my child be on the same team as their friends?
Can I get a refund if my child decides not to play?
When does the Spring season start?
What days are practices and games?

How much does it cost to register?
Why do I have to pay a $40 league fundraiser fee (one per family) along with my registration fee?
Are there other costs associated with playing baseball?
What is provided with my registration fee?

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Q: When does online registration begin?

A: November 1st, 2016

Q: If I register online do I have to show up for a document review?

A: Yes.  We still have to verify your child's birth date by showing us a birth certificate.  We also need to verify that your child lives OR goes to an elementary or junior high school in our league's boundary. This is a mandatory Little League rule.  It must be done every year even if your child played with us last year.

Q: What are this years dates that I can come in for a document review?

A: Saturday, November 12th, 2016. 9am-12pm, HWLL Robinwood Field
    Sunday, November 13th, 2016. 12pm-3pm, HWLL Robinwood Field
    Saturday, December 10th, 2016. 9am-12pm, HWLL Robinwood Field
For late registrants - Document Review will be on Saturday or Sunday at tryouts.  Any participants not fully registered (this includes a document review) will be placed on the waiting list.


Q: What documents do I need to bring to verify the leagues boundary qualifications?

A: You can choose one of two methods; school verification or residence verification.

If you will be using the school verification method your child will need to go to an elementary or junior high school in our league boundaries.  Download a Little League School Enrollment form (LLSE) HERE and get it signed by your principle. You must be enrolled in the school prior to October, 2016 to use this form. Also, if you have used this form in the past you can bring in a previously signed LLSE form if they still go to that school.  No need to get a new one for this year.

If you will be using the proof of residency verification method you will need to provide 3 original documents showing the parents name and residential address within our boundaries, using at least three different verification categories

NOTE: Documents (other than a driver's license) must show a date between February 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.

CATEGORIES
1. Drivers License
2. School records
3. Federal records
4. Local (municipal) records
5. Homeowner or tenant records
6. Employment records
7. Insurance documents
8. Military records
9. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, trash)
10. Vehicle records
11. Welfare/child care records
12. State records
13. Support payment records
14. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records
15. Voters Registration
16. Medical records
17. Internet, cable or satellite records

Example - Three utility bills  would NOT meet the requirements because they all come from item No. 9 above. However, one utility bill, one drivers license and one insurance document would complete the 3 required documents needed.

TIP! If your child is selected for an All Star team, these records will need to be provided again and turned into the district administrator. It is a good idea to keep these records in a safe place so that you have access to them once again at the end of the season.


Q: If I have a signed school verification form but do not go to that school any longer can I still use that form?

A: No. If you have changed schools you will need a new form from the new school as long as it is in our league boundary area.  If the new school is not in our boundary you will need to use the residency verification method to finish your registration. If you have completely moved out of our area and no longer attend a school in our area you may still continue to play with us as long as you played the previous Spring season and will need a Regulation IId Waiver.  Let us know during document verification if this is the case so we can get the Regulation IId Waiver taken care of.


Q: How do I know what division to register my child in?

A: Registration this year is by "League Age" and what division you would prefer your child to play in, as some ages in each division overlap.  For Little League, League Age is determined by dates set by Little League and not necessarily the age of your child during the season.  You can view the league age chart below.  Understand that ultimately the league will choose the division your child plays in by considering your child's league age, how many teams we have in each division and by the league draft.

 

2017 HWLL League Age Chart
Match birth month (top line) with year of birth to determine League Age
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2013 2013             2012 2012 2012 2012 4
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 5
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 6
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 7
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 8
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 9
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 10
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 11
        2005 2005 2005 2005         11
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 12
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 13
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 14
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 15

 

 


Q: Do all kids have to tryout to get on a team?

A: If your child is League Age 7 or older and playing in Minor C or higher, tryouts are mandatory no matter what division they signed up for. Children League Age 6 will tryout if they signed up for the Minor C division.


Q: When are tryouts?

A: For the 2017 Spring season, tryout dates are January 7th or January 8th, 2017.  Dates and times of tryouts will be posted on the website as we get closer to this date.  We will send out an email letting you know when the information is posted.  Please keep these dates open.


Q: Can my child be on the same team as their friends?

A: This depends on the division your child plays in.  Requests to play with friends can be made for children who are registered for the T-ball and Farm divisions.  The league will try their best to accommodate all requests but there is no guarantee.


Q: Can I get a refund if my child decides not to play?

A: Refunds are available up until January 6th, 2017 per district guidelines.  After this date you won't be able to get a refund.


Q: When does the Spring season start?

A: Tryouts are in January, practices start in February and Games usually begin in March.  The regular season ends before June.  Qualifying upper division teams may play into June.  Qualifying All Star players may play into July and even August if they keep winning.


Q: What days are practices and games?

A: Practices are usually scheduled by the individual managers based on field availabilty and the managers personal schedule.  Games can be played any day during the week and on Saturdays as well.  Expect one game during the week and one game on Saturday.  Weekday games usually begin at 5pm after daylight savings in March.  Spring schedules are created in February.

 

Q: How much does it cost to register?

A: 2017 Registration Fees are based on the division your child plays on.  There is a discount for a 3rd child and also a family cap at $450 (All family members need to be siblings, not cousins).  There is also a mandatory $40 raffle fundraiser per familiy that must be purchased during document verification. To recoup the cost of the raffle fundraiser you may sell your tickets to family and friends (this fundraiser cost is not included in the below registration fees).

T-Ball (ages 4-5) $120
Farm (ages 5-7) $120
Minor C (ages 6-8) $165
Minor B (ages 7-9) $165
Minor A (Ages 9-11) $165
Majors (Ages 10-12) $175
Intermediate (Ages 11-13) $175
Juniors (Ages 13-15) $175


Q: Why do I have to pay a $40 league fundraiser fee (one per family) along with my registration fee?

A: Registration fees only cover a portion of the league's operation costs.  By making it a fundraiser instead of just adding it to the registration fees you are able to sell the raffle tickets to family and friends. The fundraiser will help keep our fields looking nice and give the teams the proper equipment necessary to run a program.  The fundraiser fee is collected during document review, not during the online registration process.

 

Q: Are there other costs associated with playing baseball?

A: Possibly. We do require parents to help by volunteering to work some snack bar assignments and we also need teams to provide volunteers to help umpire some games. There will be buyout opportunities if you prefer to have someone work your snack bar assignments.  Teams may also decide to buyout their umpire volunteer duties if they can't find someone to help.  Other items such as team banners, coaches gifts, etc are also the teams responsibility.

 

Q: What is provided with my registration fee?

A: The league provides fields to play on, a uniform (jersey, hat, socks and belt - pants are not included), a basic picture package and a yearbook. Coaches are provided with practice baseballs, game baseballs, team batting helmets and catchers gear.  Kids should have  their own glove and cleats.  Most kids have their own bats and helmets.