Dallas Little League

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Welcome to Dallas Little League!
 
We provide recreational/competitive baseball and softball for ages 3-14 in the Lake Highlands, Lakewood, Forest Hills, M-Streets, East Dallas, North Dallas and Park Cities areas. 
 

 

Parents/Players:

Registration for Spring 2014 Baseball is now open.  Registration will be capped this year for each division.  When the capacity has been met, registration will close for that division. We will have the following divisions of play.  Please click through to each division for more information, including GAME DAYS each division will play on.

 

Blast Ball            3-4 yr olds

Tee Ball              4-6 yr olds

Coach Pitch        6-7 yr olds

8U Coach Pitch   7-8 yr olds

9U Kid Pitch       8-9 yr olds

11U                 10-11 yr olds

Intermediate    12-13 yr olds

Juniors             13-14 yr olds

Calculation of League Age is done based on the age of the player on April 30th, 2014.  The age on that date determines division eligibility.  Players are welcome to play UP in older divisions, but may not play down.  Players may only register and compete for 1 team.  Dual registrations are not allowed.

 

Participation in Little League is not dependent on a parent's ability to pay, nor a player's race, sex, religion, skill level, etc...  If financial assistance is needed, indicate the amount you are able to pay in the Scholarship field during online registration. Players are expected to provide a glove and batting helmet.  Uniforms are the responsibility of each team and are in addition to registration fees.  As part of registration fees, each team (Tee Ball and above) is given 1.5 hours of practice fields per week.  Additional practices are at the discretion of the team's parents, but no parent is obligated to spend additional money for practices or training, nor feel pressured to do so. Team sponsors can be utilized to pay for additional fees a team wants to incur, including uniforms or practices.

 

Players must reside within Dallas Little League boundaries or go to school within the DLL boundaries, or have or obtain an exemption allowing participation in the League.  See Little League's Residency Eligibility Requirements for guidance on residency documentation requirements and possible waiver requests that can be made.  Parents of players aged 7 and older should provide these documents to the team Manager, along with the Medical Release form, at the first practice.  For younger players, please provide the Medical Release at the first practice. Players who participated in 2013 All Stars or Classic tournaments will not be required to provide residency or birth certificates in 2014 as these documents are already on file from last year, but do need to provide an updated Medical Release form.  

 

Parents and players are expected to abide by all safety regulations and behave in a sportsmanlike way.  Each facility where we play has specific expectations for our participation.  Please review the policies for each facility before visiting it.

 

Facility Location and Rules:

Winfrey Point 

Bethel Lutheran Church

Norbuck Park

Randall Park

Baseball Nation

 

Important Spring Dates:

Jan 3rd       Registration Opens

Feb 6th       Coach/parent information meeting 

Feb 15th     Registration Closes

Feb 15th     Big Al Coaches Clinic: 

                        8:30 - 12:30  for coaches of 9-13 yr olds,

                        1:00 - 4:30 for coaches of 5-8 yr olds

Feb 16th     In Person PCA training

 

 

COACH MEETINGS at Samuell Grand Rec Center

Feb 17-20   5:00-8:00pm Coach Badge processing at Coach Meetings

 

Feb 17th     6-7pm  Intermediate/Juniors Coach Meetings

Feb 18th     6-7pm  9U/11U Coach Meetings 

Feb 19th     6-7pm  CP/8U Coach Meeting

Feb 20th     6-7pm  TBall Coach Meeting

 

Feb 22nd    Dick's Shopping Day with league discounts

Feb 22nd    Late Registration (if available) closes

 

Feb 22nd    Pitchers and Catchers clinics

Mar 1st       Tee Ball, Coach Pitch, 8-11U skill clinics

Mar 8th       Opening Day

Mar 15th     Dick's Shopping Day with league discounts

May 31st     Last day of regular season  -- League party/cookout at WhiteRock

Jun 2-7       Playoffs (Coach Pitch and above)

Jun 8th        Projected All Star tryouts  (8U and above)

Jun 15         All Star team announcements

Jun 19         Classic team announcements

Jun 16-27        All Star practice period

Jun 21-Jul 3     Classic practice period

Jun 28              Projected start date for All Star tournaments

July 5th            Projected start date for Classic tournaments

 

 

Volunteers:

Dallas Little League is a 100% volunteer organization.  With 1,600+ players, there is always room for more volunteers to help out.  We have several specific needs.  If you'd like to help with one of the following, please contact our VP of Administration, Monique Vander Molen for more details.  To express our gratitude to our volunteers, there are some minor perks...like being in the first group to select practice field day and time. 

 

Positions Needed:

Division Coordinators - Liaison for coaches, helps with reschedules

Secretary (Board) - Setup Board meetings, record meeting minutes, participate in league decision-making

Player Agent - Assist parents with questions during registration and team assignments, ensure paperwork is processed for All Stars

Equipment Manager - DLL has some player equipment and donations 

Field Managers - Insure supplies for fields (chalk, clay, rakes, bases, etc...) are available and fields are kept in good shape

Lost and Found Manager - Each season, players and parents lose a large amount of equipment and accessories.  We'd like to get it back to them :-)

Concessions Manager - Setup schedule for food trucks at Winfrey and liasion with team at Bethel Lutheran

Sponsor Manager - Help find sponsors for the league to provide capital for future improvements

Umpire Liaison - Work with umpire association to make sure schedules are maintained, rules are understood and followed by umpires/coaches

Disciplinary Committee - Create guidelines for reviewing complaints/reports and determine standards for how they will be resolved

Field Monitors - Spends a time shift at a DLL field facility, wears DLL Official shirt, and monitors operations on fields and facility 

 

We will be having an organization meeting for all volunteers on Sunday afternoon, January 12th, location TBD.  Please contact Monique and let her know you'd like to come.

 

 

Coaches:

New this year, all coaches will be required to attend a Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) seminar and acquire a certificate of completion.  See the important dates above for when PCA training is provided. Little League and the Positive Coaching Alliance are partners in the mission to transform the culture of youth sports so that youth athletes can have a positive, character-building experience. Coach ID badges with pictures will be provided after proof of completion. Only badged coaches will be allowed in the dugouts and on the fields.

 

1st year coaches are also highly encouraged to attend the Big Al's Baseball Coaches Clinic on February 15th. It is absolutely FREE to DLL coaches and assistant coaches and provides a wealth of valuable information. If you want to attend, please RSVP to Monique Vander Molen so she can add your name to the roster.

 

There will be an early Coaches Meeting this year on Feb 5th. Any coaches or potential coaches can attend to gather information about the upcoming season, and if volunteer form has been completed, get Coaches badge and pick practice fields.  The 2nd Coaches Meeting will be held on Feb 19th where final rosters, schedules, and coach kits will be distributed. 

 

For teams looking for additional baseball opportunities, we've teamed up with Northeast Classic Baseball operated out of Baseball Nation in Mesquite to provide a coordinated schedule where teams can participate in both leagues. 
 

 

Special Dallas Little League baseball deals from Dick's 
 
DLL Shop Day, Feb 22 at Dicks, get coupon here.
 
General Information:
 
Thanks to our sponsors:
 
                             
 
 
 

To find out the rain-out status for ALL fields where DLL plays, please call the following number:  214-736-3117.  It will be updated frequently when weather conditions threaten field playability.

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