Snoqualmie Valley Little League

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Snoqualmie Valley Little League!

League Divisions - Baseball - Softball - Farm League - Challengers

TERMS TO KNOW

Farm League - SVLL's youngest players - league age 5-7. Division includes Tee Ball, Sluggers and Single-A levels. All teams are co-ed.

Upper Divisions - SVLL's oldest players - league age 8 and above. Division includes, Double-A, Triple-A, Coast, Majors, Intermediate and Juniors levels. Players are divided into baseball and softball teams starting at league age 8.

Challenger - SVLL's adaptive baseball program for boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges. Any child ages 5-18, or up to 22 if still enrolled in a school program, with a physical or developmental challenge may participate. All kids are partnered with a "buddy" to assist Challenger athletes in areas of batting, base running and defense, but only as needed. Often buddies are peer athletes who are participating in the Little League baseball or softball programs.

REGISTRATION

When and how do I register?

Registration opens Nov. 1, 2017 and a $25 early registration discount is applied to all players signed up by Dec. 31. SVLL has moved to a strictly online registration format.

When does registration close?

Upper Division players (Double-A and higher) must register by Jan. 20, 2017. Those registering after January 20th will incur a $75 late fee and will only be added to a roster if space allows. No new teams will be formed for late registrations.

Farm League players (Tee Ball, Sluggers, Single-A) must register by Mar. 15, 2018. Those registering after that date will be charged a $25 late fee and will only be added to a roster if space allows. No new teams will be formed for late registrations.

How are teams formed?

Upper Division players are assigned to a team through a Player Draft. All players must attend a Skills Assessment, which assists our managers in creating balanced and competitive teams. No coach or players requests can be made at this level. Every player will be drafted onto a team.

Farm League teams are formed at random. SVLL Farm League will not grant player requests for specific coaches. We will be assigning players by Elementary School identified in the registration process, to attempt to keep players/teams local.

The only exceptions to this rule are:

  • Siblings will play on the same team, unless otherwise requested.
  • Managers will always have their child on their team, unless otherwise requested.
  • Managers may request up to two additional children to play on their team.

Typical SCHEDULE

What days are events held?

Tee Ball: Tuesdays/Thursdays

Sluggers: Tuesdays/Thursdays and some Saturdays

Single-A: Mondays/Wednesdays and some Saturday

When does the season start?

  • Upper Division practices start the first week of March. Game will start the third week of March.
  • Farm League practices start after Spring Break and games will start mid-May 2018.

Are there games during Spring Break or Memorial Day weekend?

No. There are no games when school is on break.

What division should my child play?

Little League uses what is called "league age" to determine a player's recommended division. Their school grade or other factors are not considered when placing players in the recommended division. *Note - there are different league age charts for boys and girls.

EQUIPMENT

What clothing/equipment will my child need?

SVLL provides most of the necessary gear, including catcher's gear, individual batting helmets, team bats, balls and uniform jerseys and hats. Gloves, cleats, protective cups, uniform pants and socks are to be purchased by the families.

IMPORTANT DATES - 2017-18

  • Registration Opens - Nov. 1
  • Early Registration Ends - Dec. 31 - save $25
  • Skills Assessment Upper Divisions only (AA and higher) - Jan. 27th
  • $75 late fee begins - Upper Divisions (AA and higher) - Jan. 20th
  • Farm League Registration closes - Mar. 15
  • $25 late fee begins - Farm League (Tee Ball, Sluggers, Single-A) - Mar. 15