What are the New Age Determination Dates?
Little League Baseball & Softball International (LLB) changed the age determination dates effective this year. The new cut off is December 31 instead of April 30.
As a chartered member of Little League Baseball, Inc. we are required to follow the regulation. Therefore,
- Children born from 2006-2010, the cut off date is 12/31/2015.
- Children born from 2002-2005, the cut off date is 4/30/2015
Why are there two age cut off dates?
LLB kept the old cut off date of April 30 for children born in 2002-2005 so they would not lose their opportunity for tournament play.
By 2018, all age groups will have the cut off date of December 31st.
Are there any New Divisions in Harlem Little League this year?
No. Divisions will remain the same. Tee Ball for 5-6 years olds. Rookies for 7-8 years olds. AAA for 9-10 years olds. Major Division for 11-12 years olds.
Although the age determination date has changed, we are still able to organize our divisions as we see fit. Therefore we will make best efforts to make sure children are playing at their appropriate level.
Why is there just a division for 9s on the Registration Site?
Since there were children turning 9 as of December 31 AND April 30, we had to create another category to capture ALL 9 year olds. The registration site allows us only to have one cut off date per category.
How Do I Register For My Child For Division I Think He Or She Should Play?
The only way you can only register your child is based your child’s birth year category. Again, with the new age changes, we will make best efforts to make sure children are playing at their appropriate level.
Is There More Information Available About The New Age Determination Date?
Yes. Little League Baseball and Softball International has prepared a statement about this transition.
I’m not happy about this change, who can I contact?