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TEE BALL - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Tee Ball (Ages 5-6*)

Often, a family’s first introduction to Little League® is in the Tee Ball program. Tee Ball is the entry level division for players, ages 4-6. The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child’s love for the game.  NOTE: Players must be 4 years old by the first official day of the season.

The Little League Tee Ball program provides volunteer coaches with everything they need to create an environment where players will learn the skills of the game, while having fun and staying active. Parents and legal guardians of Tee Ball players are crucial to the extension of the program, and their satisfaction is equally important to its success. The outreach and inclusion of this division sets the foundation for continued participation in the local Little League program.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this entry level of Little League. Parents may become involved in practices and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

 

LITTLE LEAGUE AGE DETERMINATION*

Your player’s league age is determined by the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Age Charts. The dates for baseball and softball are different, but each determines the division in which your Little Leaguer will play this season. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child as of August 31 of the current year. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Softball player is the actual age of a child as of January 1 of the current year.

 

SEASON

Practices typically start 1-2 weeks prior to the first game. Regular season typically starts in early April and runs through mid-June. 

 

GAMES

Each team plays approximately of 8 games per season, depending on the number of teams.
Game length is typically 1 hour (all games include 3 full innings).

 

PRACTICES

Practices take place 1-3 weeknights per week during the season.
Practice schedules vary from team to team based on the requirements of the manager.  Practices typically last 1 hour.

 

UNIFORMS

LGLL provides a T-shirt jersey and a cap.

 

PLAYING EQUIPMENT

What equipment does my player need? 
Glove
Fielding face mask - Softball
Baseball/softball pants
Batting helmet (optional, coaches can help you determine right length and weight)
Bat (optional, coaches can help you determine right length and weight)

TEAM

Teams usually consist of 7-10 players, a volunteer manager and one to two volunteer coaches. Parents are encouraged to help out during practices. Teams are formed by the Player Agent with consideration taken for coach and friend requests; however, we do not guarantee that all requests can be accommodated.

Contact

La Grande Little League
P.O. Box 3054 
La Grande, Oregon 97850

Phone: 541-910-2227
Email: [email protected]

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