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Registration Information

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]

Spring registration utilizes the 2024 Little League Age Chart. Determine your child's league age here: 2024 Softball-Only Age Chart | 2024 Baseball-Only Age Chart.

Spring 2024 Registration

Harlem Little League's Spring 2024 programs are as follows:

Co-Ed Tee Ball, ages 5-6

Harlem Little League's youngest division, tee ballers practice and play at Jackie Robinson Park. Practices are held one afternoon/evening a week with games on Saturdays. A full schedule is released prior to opening day.

Cost
: $125

Co-Ed Baseball, ages 7-16

Co-ed baseball is offered across three divisions:

Rookie Division, ages 7-8
The first, is our Rookie Ball Division, which is coach-pitch. Practices and games are held at Jackie Robinson Park. Practices are held one afternoon/evening a week with games on Saturdays and Sundays. A full schedule is released prior to opening day.

Cost
: $125

AAA and Majors Divisions, ages 9-12
As players progress through Harlem Little League, the program gets more competitive in our AAA and Majors Divisions. Both of these divisions are kid pitch and players are eligible to try out for post-season tournaments to represent Harlem Little League in the Little League Baseball International Tournament. The AAA Division practices one afternoon/evening a week and plays games on Saturdays and Sundays at Holcombe Rucker Park. The Majors Division practices one afternoon/evening a week and plays games on Saturdays, Sundays, and some weeknights at Marcus Garvey Park. 

Reflective of the more competitive nature of these divisions, Harlem Little League instituted a new skills-based alignment in 2023 (rather than age-based as in season's past). The following policy remains in effect for the Spring 2024 season. Players ages 9-11 who wish to play in the Majors Division must attend an assessment to determine their eligibility for the higher division. Players will be assessed on their general baseball abilities, including but not limited to (1) Ability to consistently catch and throw the baseball (2) Ability to consistently make contact while hitting and (3) General understanding of baseball rules. Based on the results of the assessment, players with a baseball age of 9-11 will be placed in the appropriate division based on their skill-level, not age. The assessment is mandatory for any players who wish to be considered for the Majors Division and have a league age of 9, 10, or 11 years old. Those who are baseball age 12 must play in the Majors Division. If players do not attend the mandatory assessment, they will be placed in the age-appropriate division (9-10 years for AAA; 11-12 for Majors). 

Cost
: $150

Seniors Division, ages 13-16
Our Seniors Division plays an interleague schedule, with home games and practices in Harlem and away games at various fields in and around Manhattan. Players in our Seniors Division are eligible to try out for the post-season Little League Baseball International Tournament. In the past, participation in the Seniors Division has exceeded available roster spots and a tryout has been required for regular season participation.

Cost
: $150


Girls Softball, ages 10-14

Our Girls Softball division encompasses two teams, who play an interleague schedule against other teams in and around Manhattan. Home games and practices are held at Marcus Garvey Park.

Cost: $100

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 Fall 2022 or 2023 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

Skills Assessments for the Spring 2023 season 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

Spring 2023 team assignments will be announced in early March 2023. Practices begin the shortly thereafter, and our annual Opening Day Parade and first games will be played on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The season runs through late June 2023.

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

Teams in our Softball, Majors and Seniors Divisions can expect to travel throughout Manhattan to play interleague 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, which 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 our district.

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