Registration FAQ

What is the "league age" of my player?
- Registration for WSLL is done by “league age” not actual age at the time of registration, per Little League International rules. 
- For baseball, the league age is your player's age on August 31st of the calendar year of that given season. 
- For softball, January 1st of the calendar year of that given season is the age determination date. 
- Little League has a helpful league age calculator to easily find your player's league age.
- WSLL has also created a table to help you quickly determine your player’s league age and which division they will typically play in.

What division should I select for my player?

- The League Age table can help you determine the correct division based on your player’s league age
- Please see the baseball and softball divisions of play for more details on the typical ages, skill levels, and rule enforcement at each level

What is required for verifying residency?
For a child to play with WSLL, eligibility must first be established by way of residency inside the boundaries of WSLL, or the location of the school where the child attends is located inside WSLL's boundaries.

Please review the boundary map and residency verification page for complete details.

Can I upload a photo of my child’s passport, instead of a birth certificate?
Per Little League International rules, we will need a copy of your child's birth certificate - we cannot accept passports.

What is the League ID on the School Enrollment form?
Our League ID is 4470709

The School Enrollment form doesn't list my player's division. What should I do?
For Tee Ball and Coach pitch please select Tee Ball. For Rookies and Minors please select Minors. For Majors please select LL (Majors). Unfortunately we can't modify the form from Little League International standards.

I already registered and need to provide the birth certificate and/or residency verification documents. Where do I send?
To upload verification documents: Login to your WSLL account, -> on the 'My Account' page, click on the pencil icon that is located to the right of your player's name -> upload document(s) using the applicable fields in the form. Note: you must first register in order to upload the forms.


What are the residency verification requirements for players in preschool?
School enrollment forms can not be used for preschools. Residence shall be established and supported by one document
dated February 1 of the previous year and February 1 of the current year, from ONE of the categories as outlined by Little League International to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian.

What do I use if my player is in pre-school in the boundaries OR my player goes to school outside the boundaries but we live in the boundaries?
If you are not able to use the school enrollment form due to one of these situations, you may provide three additional forms to prove residency. The full list can be found on the bottom of the Boundaries Map page of our website and include most official residency forms, bills, driver's license etc. 

I want my player to play up/down a division - what do I do?
If you want your player to play up or down a division, please register your player according to their age and email [email protected] with your request. Once your request is noted, your player will be asked to assess with the division they hope to play for. At assessments, our Director of Coaching and other coaches will assess your player’s skills and determine if there are any safety concerns. Shortly after assessments, the coaches will determine if your player has approval to play up to the next division. Please note that if it is determined that your player is best suited to playing with their league age peers and this means they will be playing Coach Pitch baseball or Rookies softball, we may not be able to honor coach and friend requests as teams will already be formed and your player will end up on a team with the least amount of players.

My player wants to play with friends. How do I request that?
You may request a specific coach or specific friends for Tee Ball, Coach Pitch and Rookies softball. There is a field in the form during the registration process to include your request. It is unfortunately not guaranteed but we try our best. For Rookies baseball, as well as Minors, and Majors softball and baseball, players are drafted after an assessment day and no special requests may be made outside of siblings which, if requested, can be drafted onto the same team.
 
If you already registered and didn't include your friend/coach request (Tee Ball, Coach Pitch and Rookies softball only), you may edit the form after submission. 

1. Login to your WSLL account
2. Click on 'My Account' from the left-hand menu
3. Click on the pencil icon next to your player's name
4. Edit the friend and coach request fields to include your request
4. Click 'Save'

When will I find out what team my child will play on?
Players and their parents will be directly contacted by their manager by phone or by email in late February/early March. If you don't hear from a manager by March 10, 2023, please contact [email protected].

How much does it cost to play for one player?
Registration fees vary by division and may be found on the Registration Page (fees will be displayed on the page during the open registration period).

If a player decides not to play, is it possible to get a refund?
If a player decides to withdraw, a refund of registration fees minus the service fee is available only up to the time of a player's first game. Parents should contact the i[email protected] about the decision not to play and a refund.

I'd like to inquire about a scholarship - who do I reach out to?
Please reach out to [email protected]. You can also find more info on our scholarships page.

Programs, Games & Practices FAQ

Does West Seattle Little League (WSLL) offer a fall season?
WSLL does not offer a fall baseball/softball season; we only offer a spring season. For our spring season, we generally open registration in the mid-December timeframe.

Where can I find important league dates so that I can mark my calendar?
Visit WSLL's Important Dates page and check back often as the planning for our season evolves, we continue to update the page with confirmed dates/times.

When does the season start and end?
Exact dates vary each year, but the season generally begins in early-March and concludes in either late-May/early June (Tee Ball and Coach Pitch) or mid-June (Rookies, Minors, Majors and other upper divisions).

When and where are practices and games?
Practices and games vary in quantity and location by division but general outlines can be found for each division on the Baseball divisions and Softball divisions pages. The schedule is set after all teams have been formed. Practices and games are held at several fields throughout West Seattle.

What is the difference between the Intermediate 50/70 and Juniors division?
Intermediate 50/70 is for players age 13 and uses 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.

The Juniors division is for age 13-16 and uses the conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.

Equipment FAQ

What equipment does my player need?
Required equipment to be provided by families:
  - Baseball glove
  - Shoes (athletic or cleats)
  - Athletic supporter and cup for boys
  - Water bottle

Optional equipment to be provided by families:
  - Bat (baseball bats must be Little League approved)  
  - Personal helmet (due to health concerns with sharing headgear, we recommend each player have their own helmet)
  - Batting gloves 
  - Extra baseball pants
  - Gear bag

Equipment provided by WSLL:
  - Team balls
  - Two team bats
  - Two team helmets (hat must be worn under) 
  - Team catcher gear
  - Team jersey
  - Baseball/softball pants (players keep after season ends)
  - Baseball/softball socks (players keep after season ends)
  - Baseball hats/softball visors (players keep after season ends)

Please contact [email protected] if your family needs assistance to outfit your child with appropriate equipment. WSLL is committed to including all players who wish to play and we will help your child acquire what he/she need.

What size bat should I get for my player?
See the DICK'S Sporting Goods baseball bat guide and softball bat guide and below videos for guidance on selecting a bat.

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Website Support FAQs

As board volunteers, we manage league administration questions and support. The website is hosted by Sports Connect and any technical support should be submitted to them for assistance. When registering, we recommend using a desktop device for optimal experience and to limit issues.

If your question isn't answered below, please visit the Sports Connect Parent Registration FAQ for website registration and profile management related questions.

Sports Connect support
When you are logged into your account you should see an icon in the lower left corner that says: Support When you click on this button it opens up a knowledge base that may be able to help you troubleshoot your problem directly.



If you are unable to find what you need there is an option to Contact Us and that goes directly to the website support.  You can also contact SportsConnect at 866-258-3303.
 


How do I add another adult to the account?
See info here.

How do I change my password?
Go to your account page (top right icon). Click on the 'Edit Account Info' wheel icon. Scroll to the bottom of the form where you can edit your password and click 'Save'.

I forgot my Username or Password?
Your username will be the email address associated to the account.

Sports Connect moved to a single sign-on (SSO) in October of 2021. When you log in to your Sports Connect account on/after October 27, 2021, you will be prompted to create new login credentials by entering the email address associated with your account. This is only required one-time to update your account. For complete details, see the new login FAQ.

Other FAQ

What do we do with the Medical Release forms?
The Medical Release forms should be completed and given to you team head coach/manager or team parent. The coach will keep all completed forms with them and bring them to all games and practices. This is information that can assist the coach if there is an injury to a player and the parents cannot be located or are not at the practice or game. The coach or team parent will collect these at the first team meeting or practice.

How do I volunteer for a team position?
Login to your WSLL profile > select ‘Volunteer’ > select ‘Find Volunteer Roles’.

How do I change the volunteer position(s) I signed up for?
Login to your WSLL profile > select ‘Volunteer’
The position(s) you're currently signed up for will be listed. You can delete positions and/or select 'Find Volunteer Roles' in the top-right corner to select additional role(s).

Where can I learn more about WSLL's COVID-19 and other safety protocols?
Please see our safety page for more info.

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