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Oct, 2018

Registration for the Spring 2019 Season is Now Open!

Harlem Little League is pleased to announce registration is now open for our Spring 2019 season! We will provide baseball for children ages 5-16 and softball for girls ages 9-11. Read on for full registration details and sign up today!

Everyone who registers before the deadline is guaranteed space on a team. Once registration closes, we will start a wait list on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, log on to your account at harlemlittleleague.org. Players new to Harlem Little League must:

  1. Upload a copy of their birth certificate
  2. Email a proof of address or school attendance to our player agent, Omar Taveras at [email protected].
  3. All new baseball players with a league age of 7 or older must attend a skills assessment.

Softball

We will offer softball for girls ages 9-11. Utilize this Softball-Only Age Chart to determine your daughter's league age, which may be different than her baseball age. Cost for the program will be $100.

Baseball

All baseball divisions are co-ed. The registration fee is $125 for our Tee Ball and Rookie Divisions and $150 for our AAA, Majors, Juniors and Seniors Divisions. The registration fee covers the cost of your child’s uniform, playing equipment and umpire fees. Families are responsible for purchasing gloves and athletic cups, which are required for boys at games and practices. 

Age: Harlem Little League offers Tee Ball and baseball for boys and girls ages 5-16. For more information and to determine your child’s league age see the 2019 Age Chart or visit the Little League Baseball International site for more details.

Harlem Little League's baseball divisions are as follows:

  • Tee Ball Division ages 5-6
  • Rookie Division ages 7-8
  • AAA Division ages 9-10
  • Major Division ages 11-12
  • Junior Division ages 13-14
  • Senior Division ages 15-16

Residency Requirements

Little League Baseball Inc. approves Harlem Little League’s boundaries. Players who live or attend school within the area of 110th to 120th Streets from Frederick Douglass Boulevard to Fifth Avenue or 120th to 160th Streets, river to river are eligible. First-time players should check to see if we are your local Little League. To find your neighborhood chartered Little League, please click here.

A player will be considered to reside within our boundaries if:

  1. Parents are living together and residing within the boundaries, OR;
  2. Either of the player’s parents (or his/her court appointed legal guardian) resides within the boundaries, OR;
  3. A player attends school within our boundaries.


Click here for acceptable proof of age, residency and school attendance.

Financial Aid

The League will waive all or part of the registration fee if you need financial assistance. No child will be turned away from Harlem Little League because of an inability to pay. Therefore, you should register your child on time and not let a lack of funds stop you from registering.

We encourage families to pay at least a portion of the fee for each child. Our fees are kept deliberately low (lower than that of other leagues) in an attempt to make it possible for everyone to play. The actual cost to run this program is about $175 per player. If you need financial assistance, please let us know what amount, if any, you can contribute by clicking on this link to request financial aid. All information will be kept confidential.

Skills Assessments

Skills Assessments will be held in February. All players new to Harlem Little League, with a league age of 7 or older, are expected to attend. This is NOT a tryout, merely an opportunity for our coaches to evaluate a child's skills so that we can best try and balance our team assignments.

Season Schedule

Practice typically begins in mid-March and our annual Opening Day Parade and first games will be played on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The season runs through late June.

Practices are held on at least one weekday afternoon each week; games are held on weekends, with children ages 7+ generally playing both Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. 

Tournament Teams

Each season, Harlem Little League enters teams in the Little League Baseball Postseason Tournaments. These teams are made up of players aged 9+ who are selected through a tryout process. Extra practices are required and play in the tournament begins in late June and extends until teams are eliminated from contention. All tournaments are double-elimination leading up to their respective divisions World Series in August. Our 2018 Juniors Tournament Team won the District and Sectional Titles before advancing deep into the State Tournament and playing well into July. 

Another opportunity for increased playing time comes over the Memorial Day Weekend, when Harlem Little League generally participates in a fun, round-robin style tournament with other teams in Manhattan. 

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