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Register for the 2023 Baseball Season

(For SOFTBALL registration, click here)

BASEBALL REGISTRATION STEPS
Review each step BEFORE registering online:

1 Verify you live or attend a school in the Issaquah Little League Boundary using Little League Finder
2 Find your Little League Age and Division
3 Review the Division Calendar
4 Special Cases: Scholarships
5 Special Cases: Managers, Coaches, Umpires, and Other Volunteers
6 Register for the Baseball Season

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Register by Jan 1, 2023 and save $25
Registration, refund & confidentiality policies

1. ISSAQUAH LITTLE LEAGUE BOUNDARY

Little League International requires all participants at every level in a local league must either reside and/or attend school within the boundary of the league. Players that do not reside within a league boundary but attend a school that is physically located within the league boundary are permitted to participate in that league with full eligibility. If your player does not meet eligibility, they may still be permitted to play by submitting a waiver. Learn more about the waiver process.   

Issaquah Little League does not require you to provide proof of residence to register for the Little League season unless your player is selected for All-Stars. If your player is selected for All-Stars you will be notified of requirements at that time. 

 Elementary SchoolsNotes 
Clark Elementary  
Cedar TrailsShared school boundary; only Players who reside within the ILL boundary 
Cougar Ridge Elementary  
Grand Ridge Elementary  
Issaquah Valley Elementary  
Maple Hills Elementary  
Sunset Elementary  
Apollo Elementary

shared residential boundary Bellevue Thunder Little League and Renton Little League

 Middle SchoolsNotes 
 Cougar Mountain MiddleShared residential boundary with Bellevue Thunderbird Little League
 Issaquah Middle 
 Maywood Middle Shared residential boundary Renton Little League
 Pacific Cascade MiddleShared residential boundary with Sammamish Little League
 Private SchoolsNotes 
 Private schools within the boundary.  
 Private school outside the boundary, but the player resides within the boundary they are included. 
 Contact the Player agent confirmation if the player attends a private school outside the boundary and resides within a shared boundary. 


    Be sure your player resides and/or attends a school within the boundary or request a waiverprior to registering. We cannot refund your registration processing fee if you are not eligible to play for Issaquah Little League. For more information regarding the Issaquah Little League Boundary, visit 
    League Boundary or contact the Player Agent [email protected].  

2A. Baseball Age Chart

You must register for the Division listed for your player's age. Your player's age must be verifiable by a government issued birth certificate. Please do not falsify your child's birthday in order to register for a non-age appropriate level. You may indicate your desire to have your child play up during the registration process.
If you would like to request to play at a higher or lower division, you can indicate PETITION TO PLAY UP or PETITION TO PLAY DOWN during your registration.

 
(https://www.littleleague.org/downloads/2023-baseball-age-chart/)

 

2B. Baseball Division Info and Registration Guide

Instructional Divisions
 
T-Ball
(Ages 4-5) 
 At this level of play, the focus is exclusively on learning the very basic fundamental of the game and having tons of fun, so the kids will come back next year. Coaches place balls on the tee for hitting. Emphasis is on basic skills, teamwork, and fun. Teams are formed by neighborhood where possible and may vary depending on enrollment for a given neighborhood. Expect one practice and one game each week 
A
(Ages 6-7)

At this level of play, we continue to focus on learning the basis and coaches pitch to the players using a soft safety ball. Emphasis is on basic skills, teamwork, and fun. Teams are formed by neighborhood where possible and may vary depending on enrollment for a given neighborhood. Expect one practice and one game each week.

Players may petition to play up or down, depending on previous experience.
AA
(Age 8)

At this level of play, there is increased focus on basic skills, teamwork, respect for coaches, and the rules of the game while still retaining a fun atmosphere. Coaches pitch to the players or use a pitching machine using RIF (Reduced Injury Factor) 5 ball. Team formation is based upon neighborhood as much as possible and may vary depending on enrollment for a given neighborhood. Expect one practice and one game each week.      

Players may petition to play up or down, depending on previous experience. Players petitioning to play up into competitive must meet the petition criteria, including attending the skills evaluation.

8u players may petition to play up if:

  • They played AA the year prior and/or score in the top 25% of AAA eligible players on their skills evaluations.
  • AND must be drafted and placed on a AAA team.
Competitive Divisions 
AAA
(Age 9)

At this level of play, players pitch for the first time and stealing is introduced. This is the entry into competitive baseball with increased emphasis on basic skills, playmaking decisions, teamwork along with respect for umpires and coaches. Intensity level of play appropriately increased. Regulation hardballs are used. Balanced teams are formed as Managers draft players to be on their team using results from the mandatory Skills Evaluation. Scorekeeping, pitch counts, game scores, standings are all introduced, end of season Tournament, and Championship. Expect two-three events each week.

Priority placement for players little league age 9. Younger players who meet the petition criteria will be eligible for the draft.

9u players may petition to play up if:

  • They played AAA the year prior and/or score in the top 25% of eligible Coast players on their skills evaluations.
  • AND must be drafted and placed on a Coast team.
The Player Agent may opt to bring up players from younger divisions to fill a roster to ensure balanced teams for competitive play 
Coast
(Ages 10-11)

At this level of play, competition increases as players pitch with steals allowed. Emphasis on basic skills, playmaking decisions, teamwork and respect for umpires and coaches. Balanced teams are formed as Managers draft players to be on their team using results from the mandatory Skills Evaluation. Scorekeeping, pitch counts, game scores, standings, end of season Tournament, and Championship. Expect one practice and two games each week.

Priority placement for players little league age 10-11. Younger players who meet the petition criteria will be eligible for the draft.

10 and 11u players may petition to play up if:

  • They played Coast the year prior and/or score in the top 25% of eligible Majors players on their skills evaluations.
  • AND must be drafted and placed on a Majors team.
The Player Agent may opt to bring up players from younger divisions to fill a roster to ensure balanced teams for competitive play 
Majors
(Age 12)

Advanced, competitive play. Emphasis on refining of all skills learned at previous levels. Balanced teams are formed as Managers draft players to be on their team using results from the mandatory Skills Evaluation. Those players not assigned to a Majors team are automatically entered into the Coast level. Scorekeeping, pitch counts, game scores, standings, end of season Tournament, and Championship. Expect one practice and two games each week.

Players little league age 12 have priority placement in the Major’s division. Younger players who meet the petition criteria will be eligible for the draft.

Players requesting to play down must complete a district evaluation and may be subject to play restriction as deemed appropriate by the district evaluators.

The player agent may opt to bring up players from younger divisions to fill a roster to ensure balanced teams for competitive play.

Intermediate (Age 13)

Juniors
(Age 14)

Seniors
(Age 15-16)

Advanced, competitive play. Players must be ready to add more skill and strategy to their game. Defensive awareness along with knowing where to make the play and how to run the bases becomes a more critical part of the game. Base stealing, sliding, and lead offs are allowed starting at this level. Diamond size is an 80 or 90 foot base path with a 54 or 60 foot pitching distance. Depending upon the number of players that register to play, teams will typically have between 12-15 players. Practice starts in March and games start in April. There will be approximately 22-25 games against other District 9 leagues including Bellevue, Sammamish, Eastlake, Redmond, etc. during the season and games are 7 innings. Includes Post-season District and State All-Star Tournaments, Regional tournament and the Junior League Baseball World Series. Bat size goes up to a maximum of 2-5/8" diameter (big barrel) and 2-1/4" diameter bats may still be utilized. Metal or molded rubber cleats depending upon fields utilized.

 


T-Ball A AA AAA Coast Majors
Description Beginners Coach Pitch Advanced Coach Pitch (machine) Kid Pitch, Playoffs Competitive, Playoffs Advanced, Playoffs
Ball Type Safety Ball Semi-Soft
Semi-Soft
Hardball
Hardball
Hardball
Team Organization School / Area School / Area School / Area Skills Evaluation / Draft Skills Evaluation / Draft Skills Evaluation  / Draft
League Age T-Ball A AA AAA Coast Majors
4-5 Get Started!
6 Register
for T-Ball
If successful at T-Ball, register for A
7 If not ready for A, register for A, and petition to Play Down Register
for A
If successful at A, register for A, and petition to Play Up
8 If not ready for AA, register for AA, and petition to Play Down to A Register
for AA
If successful at AA, register for AA, and petition to Play Up
(Skills Evaluation Required) 
9 If not ready for AAA, register for AAA, and petition to Play Down to AA Register for AAA
If successful at AAA, register for AAA, petition to Play Up.
(Skills Evaluation Required) 
10 If not ready for Coast, register for Coast, and petition to Play Down.
Register for Coast
If successful at Coast, register for Coast and petition to Play Up,
(Skills Evaluation required)
11 If not ready for Coast, register for Coast, and petition to Play Down
Register for Coast
If successful at Coast, register for Coast and petition to Play Up,
(Skills Evaluation required) 
12 Petitioning to play down requires district approval, consult your Player Agent  Register for Majors
13+ Jr. Umpires
Intermediate Baseball Division
 14-16Junior and Senior Baseball Divisions 

 

3. BASEBALL DIVISION CALENDAR

2022 Season Calendar
(preliminary)

T-Ball

A

AA

AAA

Coast

Majors

Upper Divisions

REGISTRATION INFO       
 Ages4-5 6-7 8 9 10-11 12 13-16
Price$105 $175 $175 $225 $225 $225 $275 
Registration Opens Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov 7
Early Registration Discount Ends Jan 1, 2023 Ends Jan 1, 2023 Ends Jan 1, 2023 Ends Jan 1, 2023 Ends Jan 1, 2023 Ends Jan 1, 2023 Ends Jan 1, 2023
Team Formation School / Area School / Area School / Area DraftDraft Draft Assigned 
# of Teams Expected 10-12 10-12 10-12 8-10 8-10 8 1-2
Roster Size 10 10 10 12 12 12 12
SCHEDULE       
Managers NamedEarly March Early March Early March Late Jan Late Jan Late Jan Early Mar 
Skills Evaluation None None If Play Up it will be the same as AAA
Jan 29, 2023
Jan 29, 2023 Jan 29, 2023 TBD
Draft DateNone None None Feb 8 Feb 7 Feb 6 None 
Teams Announced Mid-March Mid March Mid March Mid Feb Mid Feb Mid Feb Early March
Practice Start Early April        Early April  Mid March Early Mar        Early Mar    Early Mar    Early Mar
Events per Week 2 2 2 2-3 2-3 3-4 3-4
Regular Season Games 12 12 12 12 12 12 Interlock
Game Days 1 weekday & Sat 1 weekday & Sat 1 weekday & Sat Tue/Thu/Sat Mon/Wed/Sat Tue/Thu/Sat Varies
Practice Days Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
POST SEASON       
Tournament Format N/A N/A N/A Pool Play then Single Elim Pool Play then Single Elim Pool Play then Single Elim Interlock across District 9
Tournament Start N/A N/A N/A Mid-May Mid-May Mid-May TBD
Championship N/A N/A N/A June 3 June 3 June 3 TBD
All-Stars Announced N/A N/A N/A N/A Week of June 1 Week of June 1 Week of June 1

4. SCHOLARSHIPS

Registration Fee and Equipment Scholarships

5. MANAGERS, COACHES, UMPIRES, AND OTHER VOLUNTEERS

MANAGERS, COACHES, and PARENT VOLUNTEERS
  • If you are going to Volunteer to Manager, Coach, or be a parent volunteer for your players team, please sign up child first and either submit your interest during that process or later by clicking the “Volunteers” section of your account, click “Find Volunteer Roles”, select the role(s) you are interested in, and follow the remaining on-screen instructions to complete your registration form (Remember in baseball the MANAGER is the "Head Coach" while the COACH is the "Assistant Coach").
  • Note that the mandatory Little League background checks are handled electronically as part of the volunteer registration process. Contact our League Secretary ([email protected]issaquahlittleleague.org) for more info.  
  • For additional information please review the Volunteering page.
UMPIRES
  • If you plan to be a volunteer Adult Umpire or a paid Junior Umpire you will need to register for that role via your account.
  • Adult Umpires: login to your account, click the “Volunteers” section of your account, click “Find Volunteer Roles”, select the role you are interested in, and follow the remaining on-screen instructions to complete your registration form.
  • Junior Umpires: login to your account, click "Register Now", select the Junior Umpires program, and follow the remaining on-screen instructions to complete your registration form.
  • Note that the mandatory Little League background checks are handled electronically as part of the volunteer registration process. Contact our League Secretary ([email protected]issaquahlittleleague.org) for more info.
  • Read about the program and training requirements on our Umpire page or contact our Chief Umpire ([email protected]org) for more info.
OTHER VOLUNTEERS
  • If you are going to Volunteer in any capacity from Scorekeeper, Snack Parent, Booster Club, Board of Directors, etc...you’ll need to register for that separately.

  • To register for a volunteer role, login to your account, click the “Volunteers” section of your account, click “Find Volunteer Roles”, select the role you are interested in, and follow the remaining on-screen instructions to complete your registration form.

  •  Note that the mandatory Little League background checks are handled electronically as part of the volunteer registration process. Contact our League Secretary ([email protected]issaquahlittleleague.org) for more info.

  • For additional information please review the Volunteering page.

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    ISSAQUAH LITTLE LEAGUE
    P.O. Box 488 
    Issaquah, Washington 98027

    Email: [email protected]

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