Eligibility and League Age

League Age
Little League uses "league age" to determine a player's eligibility to participate in regular season programs and post-season tournaments. For baseball, league age equals the child's age on or before April 30; for softball, league age equals the child's age on or before January 1.

Use this chart to determine your child's League Age, or contact us for more information.

RESIDENCE AND SCHOOL ATTENDANCE PLAYER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Each local Little League determines the actual geographic boundaries of the area from within which it shall select players. These boundaries must be described in detail and shown on a map and dated when making application for a Little League charter. Players will be eligible to play with that league only if they reside or the physical location of the school where they attend classes is within the boundaries provided to and approved by Little League Baseball, Incorporated.

You can check to see if you are within South Everett Little League's boundaries by clicking here.

I. A player will be deemed to reside within the league boundaries if:

A. His/her parents are living together and are residing within such league boundaries, OR;
B. Either of the player’s parents (or his/her court-appointed legal guardian) reside within such boundaries. It is unacceptable if a parent moves into a league’s boundaries for the purpose of qualifying for tournament play. As detailed later in these rules, the penalty for violation of this rule may, in Little League Baseball, Incorporated’s discretion, result in the disqualification of a player, team or entire league from regular season and/or tournament play.
“Residence,” “reside” and “residing” refers to a place of bona fide continuous habitation. A place of residence once established shall not be considered changed unless the parents, parent or guardian makes a bona fide change of residence.

Residence shall be established and supported by documents, dated or in force between February 1, 2013 (previous year) and February 1, 2014 (current year), from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian:

  • Driver’s License 
  • Voter’s Registration
  • School records 
  • Welfare/child care records
  • Federal records 
  • State records 
  • Local (municipal) records 
  • Support payment records 
  • Homeowner or tenant records 
  • Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
  • Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records 
  • Insurance documents 
  • Medical records 
  • Military records 
  • Internet, cable or satellite records 
  • Vehicle records 
  • Employment records

NOTE: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10 above) constitute only ONE document. Any documents submitted as proof of residence must show customary usage or consumption to demonstrate bona fide continuous habitation as determined by Little League Baseball, Incorporated in its discretion.

II. A player will be deemed to attend school in the boundaries if:

A. The physical location of the school where they attend classes is within the boundaries established by the local league. Note: This excludes home schools, cyber schools, sports-related schools, sports academies, or preschool or after school where a student participates outside of the primary school the player is enrolled.

“School attendance” refers to the (place) physical location the player in question attends school during the traditional academic year. Once established, a location of school attendance shall not be considered changed unless the child is enrolled and attends another school or is no longer enrolled in the previous school.

School attendance shall be established and supported by a document indicating enrollment for the current academic year, dated prior to October 1, 2013 and with the physical location of the school, from ONE of the following categories to determine school attendance by such player:

  • Official/Certified School enrollment record 
  • School issued report card or performance record
  • A Little League issued school attendance form completed by the principal, assistant principal or administrator

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are new to the league and you've already registered online you will still need to come by one of the in-person registration events to provide your player’s proof of age (Birth Certificate) and three proofs of residence. We will have an "express line" set up for those that have already registered online.

New to the league:

Please note:  You are also considered new to the league if you've left the league for a year or more and are now returning.

Last years members:

If you were a member last year, your proof of residency and age documentation will be collected by your child's manager.  Most likely at the first parents meeting.  If you have already registered online and would still like to bring your proof of residency and age documentation to the in-person registration, that is okay too; but it is not required.

These records must be provided whether your player is new OR a returning player.