- We are now Little League
- Please check the website often for updates, game cancellations, and rescheduled games.
Upcoming changes to the 2018 Season.
Please read everything below... very important, Thank you.
All sign ups after Feb 12th will include a $10.00 late fee. Signup early to avoid the late fee. Players trying out for their high school team are allowed to signup after tryouts if need be and avoid a late fee.
NEW BAT RULES: Very important: Starting January 1, 2018 Little League has adopted the new USA Baseball standard for baseball bats, ages 4 thru 12. (LINK). All bats must have the new USA Baseball standards logo on the bat in order to be used. This allows all divisions to be able to use a bat up to 2 5/8" diameter as long as it meets the new standard. Solid piece wood bats, do not require the USA Baseball Standards logo. All previous bats from years past are no longer allowed. The logo looks like this below:
Note: Ages 13-16 (Senior League) have to follow high school bat rules and use a -3 Bat.
CHANGE IN AGE RULE: Little League also changed the age date starting 2018. Instead of being of age by April 30th, that date has been moved to August 31st. This makes it so kids play within their own age group or school grade.
REGISTRATION: Registration will start two weeks earlier, around the 15th of January 2018 (official dates to be posted soon). This year registration cost will remain the same: 4-7 year olds $70.00, 8-12 $90.00, 13-16 $100.00 plus $20.00 fundraising fee.
However, we are changing how we do our fundraiser this year. In past years we used a raffle as our fundraiser. The coaches were responsible for handing out the raffle tickets to sell. Sometimes this worked and other times tickets were handed out too late or not at all. Many coaches we spoke to liked the idea of not having to deal with fundraising. The raffle tickets (in the past) allowed you to keep a large portion of the sold ticket money to help make back your registration money, basically if you sold all your tickets baseball would cost you nothing.
THIS YEAR... At the time of registration everyone will be charged $20.00 fundraising fee and at that time will receive 10 raffle tickets to sell; you get to keep all money you receive from selling your tickets. This does several things. One, it removes the fundraising responsibility from the coaches and lets them get back to just coaching. Two, The league gets the opportunity to talk to every family/player signing up, we can then explain the fundraiser at that time; years past sometimes that information didn't always get out and some didn't even know about the raffle. Here is an example as to how it can help you lower your baseball costs: If you have a 7 year old, to register would cost you $70 plus $20 totaling $90.00. You then get your 10 tickets to sell. Selling all those tickets would give you $100.00, money you get to keep and covers 100% of what you paid for baseball this year. If you don't want to sell the raffle tickets, simply fill out your information and turn them in for your chance at the prizes.
What does fundraising do for Tooele Little League? Fundraising helps us replace old and tired equipment along with paying umpires. Without it, registration would be far higher.
We do feel we are still very inexpensive compared to other areas in SLC, plus we give an ability to make baseball completely free with the raffle. See image below of West Jordan Copper Hills costs:
UMPIRES: Umpires, Umpires, Umpires... We need parents/adults to umpire this year. One of our biggest issues is umpires each year. We do our best to schedule umpires, with young adults there are always issues especially when school is about to get out. We do rely heavily on teenagers and the majority performed very well for us.
More adults would help us in making sure all games are officiated properly, especially around the end of the school year. We also pay umpires (pay increasing this year).
Umpiring is a way you can give back to the league (and community) helping to make the league as great as it should be. It can be very fullfilling to umpire knowing you are helping these young players enjoy and love the game of baseball.
Please contact us. We also need an Umpire-in-Chief this year as well.
Last: Umpires, Umpires, Umpires... We need parents/adults to umpire this year. :)
LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS: We are always looking for additional help and ideas to make the league successful. From running the snack bar, being a league coordinator, or a league coordinator assistant.. all help is accepted. Please volunteer and lend us a hand. Everyone is welcome.
Senior League Change: Each year our 13-16 year old age group (Senior League) has around 10 teams with 12-14 players on each team. This year we are wanting to split that age group up into two divisions similar to how the American and Pioneer league are in the younger divisions. This will allow less experienced players to gain more experience playing in different positions in one division and more experienced players together playing in the other. This helps create more playing time, more opportunities playing different positions.
Machine Tee and Machine Pitch League Changes: We are going to move to "coach pitch" instead of using a machine pitch for those two leagues. This will keep us in line with Little League and will help the little players time and see the ball better making them better hitters. The old Machine Tee division will work the same with each player seeing five coach pitches and if they don't hit then they get a chance using the Tee. The old Machine Pitch division would be "Coach Pitch" only.,
Little League All-Stars: All-Star player and coach selection will begin a month earlier this year. This helps solve issues with uniforms and team selection.
Other Changes/Reminders: Metal cleats are only allowed in the Intermediate (American League 70' bases) and the Senior League age groups. That means they are not allowed in Tee Ball, Coach Tee, Coach Pitch, National League, or the Pioneer League.
League Division Descriptions and Information
In the handout menu option, under the forms menu, is a description of each age group/division we provide. Hopefully this answers questions regarding what each age division or division offers. Here is a link as well.
Coaching & Parent Instruction Guide for Better Baseball
Click below for our:
League Uniform Requirements
All players must show up to play in the league uniforms provided by the league; this is a league requirement. Teams are not allowed to wear any uniform other than what was provided. The uniforms were approved by the board to help instill pride in the organization and the city they live in. Wearing any other uniform will result in a forfeit by your team. If you have any questions, please contact the league: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Northern Utah Little League All Stars Information
Good News... Grantsville and Tooele are hosting the 2017 Northern Utah Little League All-Stars for all age groups. Please click the link below to view the 8u through 14u Pool Play Brackets. After Pool Play, there will be Double Elimination Brackets, soon to be posted. All games will be at Deseret Peak, Championship games may be located at Grantsville, or Tooele. Thank you! *** Brackets might still change until 1-3 days before tournament.
2017 Northern Utah Little League All-Star Pool Play - CLICK HERE!
Post Pool Play - Double Elimination Championship Bracket (links below)
Brackets will be updated at each location.(updated 7/6/17 10:14 am)
9U - Champions: Rose Park
10/12U - Champions: Tooele
13/14U - Champions: Tooele