Spring 2021 Registration

Registration has now closed for most divisions. We still have a few slots left for our Majors Baseball (ages 11-12) and Softball (10-12) Divisions, plus our Junior Baseball Division (13-14). For all other divisions, you can put your child's name on our waitlist. 

The waitlist is a list of children who did not register on time and wish to play on a team. Your child may be on the waitlist because registration has closed and we are reviewing what spaces are available, if any, in each division. The waitlist is first-come, first-served.  When you are on the waitlist there is no guarantee your child will be able to register and play. We will notify you via email if a space is available. Since very few spaces open up during the season, you may want to find an alternate youth baseball program for your child if you have been waitlisted.

To register, log on to your account at harlemlittleleague.org. Players new to Harlem Little League must set up an account and:
  — Upload a copy of their birth certificate
  — Email a proof of address or school attendance to our player agent, Omar Taveras at [email protected]

Softball

We will offer softball for girls ages 10-12. 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. Please note: Our softball teams participate in inter-league play, necessitating travel to other fields throughout Manhattan.

Tee Ball

Co-ed Tee Ball is offered for ages 5-6 years old based on this Baseball-Only Age Chart. The registration fee is $125. Games and practices are held at Jackie Robinson Park on 153rd and Bradhurst. Tee ballers generally practice once per week and play games on Saturdays. 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.

Baseball

All baseball divisions are co-ed. The registration fee is $125 for our Rookie Divisions (ages 7-8) and $150 for our AAA (ages 9-10), Majors (11-12), Juniors (13-14) and Seniors (15-16) Divisions. Find your child's league age, which may differ from their actual age using this Baseball-Only Age Chart. 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. Our home fields are in Harlem; players ages 10 and younger will play only in Harlem. Teams in our Majors, Juniors and Seniors Divisions will participate in inter-league play necessitating travel to other fields throughout Manhattan.

 

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

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

Financial Aid

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.

If your family needs financial assistance for Harlem Little League's 2021 Spring Season, please apply for the T-Mobile Call-Up Grant. T-Mobile and Little League share Harlem Little League's belief that every child should have the chance to experience Little League, regardless of their financial or personal situation. The T-Mobile Call-Up Grant  helps supplement Harlem Little League's scholarship funds.

If you do not qualify for the grant, or need assistance beyond what it offers, Harlem Little League offers additional financial assistance. 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 $239 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

New in 2021: All players will be required to attend a skills assessment. Skills assessments will be held the first two weeks in February. Skills Assessments will be held in February. This is NOT a tryout; it's 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

Team assignments will be announced the week of February 28, 2021. Practices can begin the week of March 7, and our annual Opening Day Parade and first games will be played on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The season runs June 26, 2021.

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.

Teams in our Softball, Majors, Juniors and Seniors Divisions can expect to travel throughout Manhattan to play inter-league games for at least a portion of their schedule.

Tournament Teams

Each season, Harlem Little League enters teams in the Little League Baseball Postseason Tournaments. These teams are made up of players ages 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.

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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