How Old Does My Child Have To Be To Play In The League?
For Baseball, your child’s must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. The age determination date has changed for 2016. All players born prior to August 31, 2005 will continue to use April 30 as their age determination date; players born on September 1, 2005 and later will use August 31 as their age determination date. For more information on these changes, we have created a fact sheet to explain.
In 2015, Harlem Little League fielded the following divisions: Tee Ball Division (ages 5-6); Rookie Division (7-8); Triple A Division (9-10) Major Division (10-12). We did not have a Junior/Senior division in 2015 nor do we plan to in 2016.
For Softball, your child’s “league age” is determined by how old she is on December 31, 2013. For example, if your child is born in May of 2000, your child’s league age is 13. Minor/Major Division players’ ages are 8-12; Junior/Senior Division are ages 13-16.
Does My Child Have To Live or Attend School In A Certain Area To Play In Harlem Little League?
Harlem Little League’s boundaries are approved by Little League Baseball, Inc. 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.
For first-time players interested in joining Harlem Little League, please 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 the boundaries if:
- His/her parents are living together are residing within the boundaries, OR;
- Either of the player’s parents (or his/her court appointed legal guardian) resides within the boundaries.
What If We Lived in the Boundaries Last Year But moved?
If you are a returning player and lived within Harlem Little League boundaries last year, please let us know that you moved so that we can submit the appropriate waiver for you. The waiver will treat you as if you have not moved outside Harlem Little League’s boundaries. With the waiver, you are still eligible to play in the Little League World Series Tournament.
What Is Required For Proof Of Age And Residence or School Attendance To Join Harlem Little League?
Every player must provide Proof of Age and Proof of Residency or School Attendance at registration or prior to team assignments.
Acceptable Proofs of Birth Dates are original birth certificates issued by federal, state or provincial registrars within one year of your child’s birth date, passports, visas or a “Statement in Lieu of Acceptable Proof of Birth’ issued by a District Administrator of Little League Baseball, Inc. Not Acceptable as sole proof of birth are: Baptismal Certificate; Certificate of Blessing; Certificate of Dedication; Certificate of Circumcision, etc.; Hospital Certificate; photocopied records.
Acceptable Proofs of Residence are 1) driver’s license, 2) voter’s registration, 3) school records, 4) welfare/child care records, 5) federal records, 6) state records, 7) local or city records, 8) support payment records, 9) homeowner or tenant records, 10) Utility bills ( for example, gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal) 11) Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc) records, 12) insurance documents, 13) medical records, 14) military records, 15) internet, cable or satellite records, 16) vehicle records. Three (3) proofs of residence are required from each of the aforementioned categories in order to determine residency of parent / guardian.
Acceptable Proofs of School Attendance are official school documents, such as a report card or school enrollment form, confirming enrollment in the school within the boundaries for the current academic year, dated before October 1, 2014.