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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is my player eligible to play at Lakewood Ranch Little League?
A..  All players must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible to play with LWRLL:
A1) Live east of Interstate 75, south of the Manatee River, and north of University Parkway. If there are questions about this, please enter your address here 
A2) Go to school in the above area.   Type the school's address into that same link.  Please complete the school form and return it to us.  
A3) If you used to meeting one of those criteria but you don't any longer, contact us.  If you haven't missed a spring season since moving, you might still be eligible.

 

Q. What are the player age ranges for the various divisions at LWRLL?
A. While some divisions do accept younger or older players, this is on a case-by-case basis, and only after a face-to-face evaluation.  
Tee Ball: League Age 4-5.  To determine League Age, find the appropriate calendar on littleleague.org.   We flip the calendar for the fall season.  Here is the current calendar.
Coach Pitch: LA5-6.   The pitch is tossed from a knee about 15-20 feet away.  A squishy ball is used.  The tee is brought out if the batter can't hit the tossed ball.
Machine Pitch: LA6-7.  The pitch is fired by a machine.   A hard ball is used.
Minors: LA8-10.  The kids pitch.
Majors: LA10-12.  Like the lower divisions, this is played on a 46/60 field, meaning 46 feet from the mound to the plate, and 60 feet between bases.
Intermediates: LA11-13.  This is played on a (50/70) field.  Full baseball rules are followed.
Seniors: LA13-16.  This is played on a full-sized (60/90) field.

 

Q. When do you play games?
A. League games are played nightly during the week. 
Coach pitch starts at 5:15 on Tuesdays and Fridays, followed by minors at 7PM. 
Machine pitch starts at 5:15 on Mondays and Thursdays, followed by majors or intermediates.
Seniors also plays at 7PM on Mondays and Thursdays.
Tee Ball plays on various nights, either Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday (two games per week).
Wednesday is our practice night.  

Q. Which Divisions are draft based?  Is tryout mandatory?
A. Machine pitch on up are draft based and yes, there is a mandatory tryout in order to be eligible to play.

Q.      What is the draft procedure used by the league?
A.       LWRLL uses the Serpentine Draft Method, as outlined in the Little League Handbook.

Q. Are player fees refundable?
A. Fees are fully refundable until the player draft and/or teams are formed.  After that, the league keeps 25% of the registration fee.  

Lakewood Ranch Little League

5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, at the corner of Lakewood Ranch Blvd & Malachite Road
Bradenton, Florida 34211
Email : [email protected]
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