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Baseball Programs

Redmond West Little League offers baseball for many age brackets by "league age".  League age can be determined by using the age chart below.  NOTE: Girls playing baseball must use the baseball age chart below to determine league age.

Redmond West Little League combines with other area Little Leagues for baseball programs at ages 13-16.  This arrangement changes yearly depending on registrations and interest. Please contact us for more information at  president@redwestll.org.

REGISTRATION:
Registration for the 2018 Spring season will open during November 2017.

LATE FEES:
Majors/Minors (AAA, Coast, Majors) will be charged a $40.00 late fee for registrations after 1/xx/18.  This allows the league enough time to organize evaluation day.

A-AA will be charged a $25 late fee for registrations after 1/xx/18.

Rookie Baseball (T-Ball) will be charged a $25 late fee for registrations after 1/xx/18.

Residency Requirements

RWLL serves boys and girls from Audubon, Ben Rush, Redmond, Horace Mann, Einstein and Rockwell Elementary Schools, plus Redmond Middle and Redmond High School. The league also serves children who live East of 132nd Avenue NE and attend Ben Franklin Elementary, Rose Hill Elementary, Mark Twain  Elementary, Rose Hill Middle School, or Lake Washington High School. 
View a map showing the boundaries of RWLL.

Baseball Program Overview

Player Age Description 2017 Cost
4-5 Rookie Baseball parents may request their 6-year-olds who are new to baseball be considered for Rookie baseball. $60
6-7 A Baseball (coach-pitch) $145
7-8 AA Baseball (first level kid-pitch) only for players age 7 who have played coach-pitch baseball. $145
8*-12 AAA, Coast, Majors (all kid-pitch)

*8 year olds must contact the Player Agent to arrange tryout for AAA.

$195
13-14 Juniors Baseball $245
15-16 Seniors Baseball $245
 

2018 Baseball registration fees are still TBD and the table will be updated once the fees are set. 

Why are costs rising in the past couple years?

Our registration costs are largely driven by the field use fees charged by the city of Redmond.  Despite the fact that Hartman Park was developed for the express purpose of Little League in Redmond, Washington, the city has decided to phase out our discounted field use rates beginning with the 2016 season and we will be paying full field rental rates starting in 2018.

The city of Redmond is not alone as many cities around the US have taken this approach to augment their Parks Department budgets.

The Board voted unanimously to increase player fees across all levels of play to offset these costs.  It is the Board's hope that there will not be further prorgam cost increases for the next few years.

If you have questions or would like information about scholarships, please contact the League President at president@redwestll.org. The Redmond West Little League Board feels strongly that any player who wants to play should not be excluded for any reason including financial constraints. 

2018 Baseball Age Chart

Use your player's month and year of birth to find their "Little League" age.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 6
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 12
        2005 2005 2005 2005         12
2005 2005 2005 2005         2004 2004 2004 2004 13
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 14
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 15
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 16

 


Baseball Program/Division Descriptions

ROOKIE BASEBALL  (T-BALL)
Rookie baseball introduces 4 & 5 year-olds to the fundamental rules and skills of baseball.  Players will be introduced to hitting, throwing and catching mechanics in a safe and fun environment.  In order to make games more lively, fun and confidence-boosting, whiffle baseballs and bats will be used.  Players will still learn to hit regular weight SAFE-T / Tee Ball style baseballs during practices.  Games are 3 innings in length and every player bats in each inning.  No scores are kept during games. 

Teams will meet once per week on Saturday mornings – up to a 2.0 hour total time commitment.  The meetings will be a combined practice and game format for 6 weeks.  The season will run from late-April through early-June.

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear and team uniforms.   The volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season.  Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, and athletic supporter (including cup) for boys.  Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended, but running shoes will suffice.  The League provides all players and 3 coaches with a team hat and jersey.  Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, field prep, photo coordinator, and more.

Teams are generally organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which is indicated during online registration process.  It’s recommended that any buddy requests you make during registration are reciprocated by the buddy’s parents, so please coordinate with other parents prior to registration.

Registrations for 6-year-olds in this program must be approved. Please contact president@redwestll.org with questions.

A BASEBALL (coach-pitch)
Single A (coach-pitch) baseball is for 6 and 7-year-olds, and continues the skill building that starts in Rookie baseball.  Players will continue to develop individual hitting, throwing and catching mechanics in a safe and fun environment. In addition, they’ll start to learn more rules of the game, with more focus on base running and team fielding techniques. Games are 3 innings in length and every player bats in each inning. No scores are kept during games.

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear, jerseys and hats for players and 3 coaches. Volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season. Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, athletic supporter (including cup for boys), and socks. Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended. Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants and socks to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, field prep, photo coordinator, and more. Teams are organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which is indicated during online registration process.  It’s recommended that any buddy requests you make during registration are reciprocated by the buddy’s parents, so please coordinate with other parents prior to registration.

AA BASEBALL (first level kid-pitch)
The AA (coach + player pitch) baseball program is for 7 and 8-year-olds, and is a transitional level to AAA baseball. Players further develop their baseball skills, baseball IQ and sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment. Innings are limited to 3 outs or 4 runs scored, whichever comes first, and a maximum of 6 innings. Players will learn to pitch at practice in the first half of the season while coaches pitch to them in games, then the last 4-5 games of the season players will pitch to batters. In this division, players will be called out at the bases and can strikeout while batting. Scores are kept to track runs per inning, but wins-losses aren’t tracked.

Teams have 11-12 players, depending on the number of coach volunteers, and teams are organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which parents indicate during the online registration process. Teams meet 2-3 times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game). Parents should expect a 5-hour time commitment per week.

Practice starts in mid-March and games start within 21 days. There are approximately 10 games in a season, and the season usually concludes with a baseball Jamboree in early June, where teams play each other in a tournament format.

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear, jerseys and hats for players and 3 coaches. Volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season. Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, athletic supporter (including cup for boys), and socks. Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended. Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants and socks to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, score keeper, umpire, field prep, photo coordinator, and more.

AAA BASEBALL
AAA is the first program level that is 100% kid-pitch and includes players ages 8, 9 and 10.  AAA is an INSTRUCTIONAL division that intends to be inclusive and build a strong skills foundation in anticipation of introducing competition in our year end tournament and in subsequent baseball divisions.

Teams typically have 12 players and the teams are organized by draft. AAA is predominately 9 with select 8 and 10-year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are approximately 16 games in a season. Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch a reduced impact force (RIF) baseball or softball. Base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.

COAST BASEBALL
Coast baseball is an introduction to competitive baseball but still maintains an instructional focus.  Coast teams typically have 12 players and the teams are organized by draft. Coast is geared towards 10, 11, and 12-year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are approximately 18-20 games in a season. Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs. Base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.

MAJORS BASEBALL
Majors baseball is the first fully competitive program in Little League.

Majors teams typically have 12 players and the teams are organized by draft. Majors is geared towards 11 and 12-year-olds. Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are approximately 22 games in a season. Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs. Base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.

JUNIORS BASEBALL
Juniors teams typically have 12-14 players, and may include players from other area Little Leagues. Juniors Baseball is for 13 and 14-year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

Games are played against team from all over district 9.  There are around 20 games in a season. Practice starts in early March and games start in late March or early April. Games are 7 innings in length.

This is players first opportunity to play on full size fields with more traditional baseball rules.  Scores are kept and players have the opportunity to possibly continue playing as all stars in post season tournaments. 

SENIORS BASEBALL
Seniors, for 15 and 16-year-olds, typically have 13-15 players.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are around 20 games in a season. Practice starts in early March and games start in late March or early April. Games are 7 innings in length. Play continues on the full size fields. Scores are kept and players have the opportunity to possibly continue playing as all stars in post season tournaments.