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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated for the 2021 fall season)

The below Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are geared more towards our spring seasons. However, some of the answers can translate into our fall season.


When does the season begin and end? Do you only offer a spring season?

When do registrations for the fall baseball season begin?

How do I register?

What are the registration boundaries?

What if I missed registration for CSLL? Where can my child still play baseball?

May I play with CSLL even though I don't live within your boundaries?

If my child played with CSLL last year but moved out of the league boundaries, can we continue to play with CSLL?

What are the required forms to be eligible for All-Star Play (Tournament Play)?

What are the age divisions?

Can my child play in a different age division then they are supposed to be in?

Do I sign my younger child up in Tee Ball or Machine Pitch?

What is the cost?

May I get a refund if we decide not to play or registered in the wrong league?

What is included with the registration cost? What equipment do I need to purchase?

How are players placed on teams?

Evaluations information, and why are there evaluations for the older divisions?

What if my child misses evaluations or chooses not to go?

When are teams announced?

When and where are practices held?

How many games will be played?

How long is the season?

What days will games be played?

How long does each game last?

Where are games played?

Okay, I've signed up... now what?

When is Opening Day?

What if the weather looks bad? Who do I call?

How do I volunteer to be a coach or umpire?

I have a complaint about a coach/umpire/rule, etc.?

What are the Current Bat Rules?

What fundraising does CSLL have?

How do I become a Sponsor?

Do you offer Scholarships/Rate Reduction?

When does the season begin and end? Do you only offer a spring season?

Registration for the 2021 fall season will open June 7, 2021. Teams will start meeting beginning of August. Games begin the week of August 9th 2021 for most divisions. The 2021 fall season will end in Mid October. If you missed registration please see What if I missed registration for CSLL? Where can my child still play baseball? Please also see How do I register? for the online registration link. Please also see How long is the season? for further information on the fall season.

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When do registrations for the fall baseball season begin?

On-line registrations open June 7th and continue until teams are full.


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How do I register?

On-line on the website at: http://www.coloradospringslittleleague.com/ 

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What are the registration boundaries?

CSLL's boundaries are basically everywhere south of Garden of the Gods Rd./Austin Bluffs Blvd./Stetson Hills Blvd. If you live north of these streets, then you reside in Academy Little League or Tri-Lakes boundaries. If you live east of our boundaries you may reside in High Plains boundaries.
Academy Little League: http://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=429172
Tri Lakes Little League: http://www.trilakeslittleleague.com/
High Plains Little League: http://sports.bluesombrero.com/highplainslittleleague/
Boundaries may differ for Girls Softball, 50/70 and Juniors. Contact us at [email protected]. For more information please also visit the boundary map page here.

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What if I missed registration for CSLL? Where can my child still play baseball?

If you missed registration and we are no longer accepting late registrants please visit Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Youth Sports for summer T-ball, Baseball, and Softball. More information can be found here: https://coloradosprings.gov/parks-recreation-and-cultural-services/page/youth-sports

There are also other summer and fall programs available (these programs are not associated with Little League or Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation):
www.coloradospringsummerbaseball.com and www.coloradospringsfallbaseball.com


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May I play with CSLL even though I don't live within your boundaries?

Yes, but a waiver approved by Little League International, Charter Committee, is required and it is for a single season. A new waiver request with approval by the Charter Committee is required for the next season. IMPORTANT LITTLE LEAGUE FACT: If you reside out of our boundaries your child will not be eligible for All-Star tournament play. Younger players may sign up with us, but we strongly encourage them to begin their baseball experience in the proper league. If there is any doubt or questions, contact the Registrar, [email protected], immediately.

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If my child played with CSLL last year but moved out of the league boundaries, can we continue to play with CSLL?

Yes. You will be asked to provide proof of your old address and your current address. Your child WILL be eligible for All-Stars. This is an authorized Little League exception.

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What are the required forms to be eligible for All-Star Play (Tournament Play)?

Parents these forms need to be completed! Please bring these forms and other required documentation to the All Star Tryouts!
http://www.littleleague.org/assets/forms_pubs/Tournament-Player-Verification.pdf
http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/school-enrollment-form.pdf (Needed if you live outside of boundaries but attend school in boundaries) This must be completed at the beginning of the season when registering.
Go here to get certified copy of Birth Certificate (if needed): http://www.vitalchek.com/

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What are the age divisions? (Ages as of 31 August for the upcoming season, See Age Determination Date Page)

Please also see Divisions Page Here.

Baseball

Tee Ball - ages 4-5
Rookies - ages 6-8 
Minors - ages 8-10
Intermediate 50/70 - ages 11-13

Girls Softball (Softball Age Determination differs from baseball, Visit page here)

Minors - ages 7-9
Majors - ages 10-12


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Can my child play in a different age division then they are supposed to be in?

For questions or concerns please contact [email protected].

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Do I sign my younger child up in Tee Ball or Machine Pitch?

We are encouraging all 3 (4 by Aug 31) and 4 year olds to sign up for the Tee Ball division. This division is also geared toward any player who has not played baseball or any other team sport before regardless of age. Our new improved Machine Pitch division is for any child who has played a year of Tee Ball and is ready for a more advanced program. This program is designed to be faster paced but still a developmental program. For questions or concerns please contact [email protected].

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What is the cost?

The registration fee must be paid at the time of registration. For questions or concerns please contact [email protected]. CSLL accepts checks and credit cards used with the on-line registration process. Late Fees apply after specified cut-off date - $25.

Baseball

Tee Ball (4-5) - $50

Rookies (6-8) - $125
Minors (8-10) - $150
Intermediate 50/70 (11-13) - $175


Girls Softball

Minors (7-9) - $50
Majors (10-12) - $50


Challenger League (all age groups) - $25 - This is our special needs program: For more information on Challenger please visit: https://www.coloradospringslittleleague.com/Default.aspx?tabid=715224

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May I get a refund if we decide not to play?

There are NO REFUNDS. EXCEPTIONS to this policy are season-ending injury, moving out-of-state (refunds are prorated), or if registered in the wrong league. If you registered in the wrong league and require a refund there will be a $20 processing fee.

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What is included with the registration cost? What equipment do I need to purchase?

Your player will receive a shirt, baseball cap, belt, and socks. Fees collected help pay for field rental, umpire fees, and injury insurance. Each player must provide his/her own baseball glove, cleats, batting helmet and pants. Each coach/team chooses their own pant color. For specific uniform/equipment concerns please contact [email protected].

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How are players placed on teams?

Modified Tee Ball, Machine Pitch, Minors Player Pitch and Girls Softball (with the exception of Majors Softball) are placed generally by zip code when possible and if possible and is NOT guaranteed. Player and/or coach requests are also available for Modified Tee Ball, Machine Pitch, Minors Player Pitch and Girls Softball (with the exception of Majors Softball). These divisions do not attend evaluations. Intermediate 50/70, Juniors, and Majors Softball are drafted onto teams and will need to attend player evaluations. They ARE NOT placed by zip code. Player and/or coach requests are not accepted at this level, except for family relationships (brothers/sisters). Requests for certain players to play with friends for car pool reasons are not guaranteed. Coaches may look at certain requests however again these are not guaranteed. There are no refunds given simply because you do not like what team your player is placed on.

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Evaluations information and why are there evaluations for the older divisions?

To prevent the perception that teams are unfairly created. Evaluations and the draft process are used to keep players with similar playing ability together while identifying developing or inexperienced players for proper placement in divisions. CSLL's goal is to encourage equitable playing strength of all teams. If you are registering a player for Intermediate 50/70, or Juniors & Softball Majors, Juniors please be aware that there are evaluations before the season starts. Tentative Evaluations dates for the 2021 Location and Times TBD. Sign up genius link will be sent soon. If you are unsure whether your player will need to attend evaluations please contact Cheryl at: [email protected]. Evaluations are only for registered players.

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What if my child misses evaluations or chooses not to go?

They will still be placed on a team. He or she will be placed on a team by random draw. This is called a Hat Pick. 

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When are teams announced?

We will have a virtual parent or in person night TBD.
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When and where are practices held?

Each coach decides where and when practices are held. It is recommended that the teams do not meet more than 4 times a week with practices and games.

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How many games will be played? (approximation based on the number of teams/players)

T-Ball - 8-10
Machine Pitch - 12-14
Minors - 12-16
Majors - 12-16
50/70 - 12-16
Juniors- 12-16
Softball - 12-16

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How long is the season?

Practices may begin immediately after teams are announced in August. Games will start mid August and continue until mid October. There is also an end of season tournament for Rookies, Minors, and 50/70, that will be scheduled after regularly scheduled games. 

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What days will games be played?

The game schedule varies and will be posted as soon as it is available. In some instances this may be only a few days before games start so please be flexible. It is always recommended to not make any big vacation plans until after the season is over. This includes the spring break as most coaches will want to have practices before the season starts and some games will be played the first week of April. Most likely, all teams will have at least one weeknight game and one Saturday game. Some teams on occasion may have games three times a week. It is recommended that teams do not meet on Sundays and meet no more that 4 times a week with games and practices. There is also an end of season tournament for Rookies, Minors, and 50/70.

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How long does each game last? (We are aware that in some divisions there is not supposed to be an imposed time limit) These are recommended for when there are days when it is needed to schedule multiple games. This allows for the other games to begin on time.

Tee Ball - No new inning at the 1 hour mark
Rookies - No new inning at the 1 hour 30 minute mark
Minors - No new inning at the 1 hour 45 minute mark
Intermediate 50/70 - No new inning at the 2 hour mark


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Where are games played? 

Our home fields are at Leon Young Sports Complex, 1335 S Chelton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Some games may also be held at Goose Gossage, Village Green, Wasson Field, Penrose Park, or Spurgeon Field at Memorial Park. Softball and Juniors baseball will inter-league with the other leagues so they will also travel up to Monument and out to High Plains (Falcon).

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Okay, I've signed up... now what?

You should have received a confirmation registration email. If you are unsure if your child is registered or that payment went through please feel free to contact [email protected]. You will also receive information about evaluations if your player is signed up in 50/70, Juniors or Majors Softball. Please check your Spam folder and if you are unsure if you are receiving emails please contact [email protected].

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What if the weather looks bad? Who do I call?

We encourage coaches to notify their players as soon as games are canceled. The best way to get notification from the league is through Facebook. The website may also be updated. Never assume games are canceled without checking with your coach. Weather in Colorado can change quickly!

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How do I volunteer to be a coach or umpire?

Please visit our Volunteer Information page for more information. All volunteers are subject to a background check.

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I have a complaint about a coach/umpire/rule, etc.?

First, you are encouraged to address your concerns with your team’s manager. It is highly recommended that you use the "24 Hour" rule before you complain. Sometimes waiting 24 hours before issuing a complaint allows you to think things through more. If there is no resolution, all complaints should be provided in writing to a division commissioner.

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What are the Current Bat Rules? (Please note these were changes made in the 2018 season)

Please visit the Little League Website here. More information on baseball bats can also be found on the Baseball Bat Resource Page here.

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What fundraising does CSLL have?

We have awesome sponsors!!!

We are also planning to have have a Colorado Springs Little League Day at the Rockies just like we did for the 2019 season. More information will follow.

All players who attend Colorado Springs Little League’s Day at Coors Field and wear their uniform hat and shirt will have the opportunity to participate in a parade around the warning track during a special pre-game ceremony.
Only two coaches per team are allowed to participate in the parade!

Tickets will be available to purchase.

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How do I become a Sponsor?

Each team is encouraged to have a team sponsor. Team sponsorships are $1,000. If you are interested in becoming a team, division, or league sponsor, please contact our sponsorship coordinator at [email protected] for more information.

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Do you offer Scholarships/Rate Reduction?

For inquiry about specific scholarships or fee reductions please see this page: here.

You can also apply to the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant. More information can be found here: https://www.littleleague.org/call-up-grant-program/


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Contact

Colorado Springs Little League
P.O. Box 76742 
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80970

Email: [email protected]

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