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Ballard Little League

Ballard Little League

Note

For each of the programs below, please keep in mind that softball leagues are girls only, while baseball teams are coed. When registering, please choose your desired team type appropriately.

Tee Ball

Tee Ball is for beginning players, league ages 5 and 6 (some 7) typically Kindergarten or last year of pre-school. 

Girls may select to play on an all-girl team or coed. No tryouts. 

Team selection is based on coach/teammate requests, siblings, and school and grade. 

A safety ball is used and players bat off a tee. 

No scores or standings are kept, and no umpire. 

In the pre-season there are two practices per week; during the season there is one practice (weeknight) and one game (Saturday) per week. Approximately 8 games. 

Practices typically are at Loyal Heights Playfield and games at Ballard Community Center. 

Players get a team t-shirt and cap/visor to keep and are required to wear cleats and to bring a glove.

Practices will start in late March/early April and games will continue until early June.

$130

A - Baseball / Softball

"A" is for players league ages 7 and 8 (some 6) typically 1st and 2nd grade. 

If your 8 year old is still developing better hand eye coordination or they are on the younger side of their classmates or have not played baseball before, this is the place to start. 

No tryouts. 

Team selection is based on coach/teammate requests, siblings, and school and grade and previous year's team. Players who are league age 6 may be considered for this division but must have played one year of Tee Ball and/or be approved by the Player Agent and their previous coach. 

Small pitching machines are used at this level. A Safety 5 ball will be used at this level since this will be the first-time children will be pitched to versus hitting off of a tee. 

No scores or standings are kept, and no umpire. 

In the pre-season there are two practices per week; during the season there is one practice (weeknight) and one game (Saturday) per week. Approximately 8 games. 

Practices and games are typically at Ballard Community Center. 

Players get a team t-shirt and cap to keep. Players should have their own glove. Boys must wear an athletic cup.

Practices will start in late March/early April and games will continue until early June.

$145

AA - Baseball / Softball

"AA" is designed for primarily for players league age 9 - 3rd grade - but also 8 year olds who have successfully demonstrated "A-level" skills, as determined by their coach, and are ready to begin pitching and hitting live pitching.

Kids pitch, 60 foot diamond.

Teams are created through a draft process. Assessments are highly recommended, but not required. Soon after assessments, the team managers get together to place the players on teams. New teams are drafted each year.

Scores and standings are kept culminating with a league championship tournament. Games are umpired by volunteer umpires.

In the pre-season there are two practices per week; during the season there are two games ( weeknight and Saturday) per week with one practice during the week. Approximately 15-20 games.

Practices and games are typically at Gilman Playground.

Complete game playing attire (baseball/softball pants, socks and belt) required. Players get a team t-shirt and cap to keep and are required to wear cleats and to have a glove. Boys must wear an athletic cup.

Assessments will be in early February.  Practices will start in late March/early April and games will continue until early June.

$170

AAA - Baseball / Softball

"AAA" is generally for players league ages 10 and 11, who have played at least one year at the "AA" level.

Kids pitch, 60 foot diamond.

Teams are created through a draft process. Assessments are highly recommended, but not required. Soon after assessments, the team managers get together to place the players on teams. New teams are drafted each year.

Scores and standings are kept culminating with a league championship tournament. Games are umpired by volunteer umpires.

In the pre-season there are two practices per week; during the season there are two games ( weeknight and Saturday) and two practices per week. Approximately 15-20 games.

Practices and games are typically at Ballard Community Center.

Complete game playing attire (baseball/softball pants, socks and belt) required. Players get a team t-shirt and cap to keep and are required to wear cleats and to have a glove. Boys must wear an athletic cup.

Assessments will be in early February.  Practices and games will start in March and games will continue until early June.

$190

Majors - Baseball / Softball

"Majors" is for players league ages 11 and 12, with a limited number of 10 year old players. 

Kids pitch, 60 foot diamond, approximately 20-22 games.

Scores and standings are kept, and games are umpired by volunteer umpires. Interleague with other City Little League teams.

Assessments are required. At this level new players are added to teams through a draft process. Soon after assessments, the team managers get together to draft the players on teams. 

Complete baseball attire (baseball/softball pants, socks and belt) required. Players are issued a league-owned jersey, which must be returned at the end of the season, and are required to wear cleats and to have a glove. Boys must wear an athletic cup.

$215

Juniors - Baseball / Softball

"Juniors" is generally for players league ages 13 and 14

Kids pitch, 90 foot diamond, approximately 20-25 games.

Scores and standings are kept, and games are umpired by volunteer umpires. Interleague with other District 8 (Ballard to Woodinville) teams. High school players are encouraged to play Little League as well, for playing time.

Assessments may be required.

Complete baseball attire (baseball/softball pants, socks and belt) required. Players are issued a league-owned jersey, which must be returned at the end of the season, and are required to wear cleats and to have a glove. Boys must wear an athletic cup.

$215

Seniors - Baseball / Softball

"Seniors" is generally for players league ages 15 and 16

Kids pitch, 90 foot diamond, approximately 20-25 games.

Scores and standings are kept, and games are umpired by volunteer umpires. Interleague with other District 8 (Ballard to Woodinville) teams.

High school players are encouraged to play Little League as well, for playing time.

Assessments may be required.

Complete baseball attire (baseball/softball pants, socks and belt) required. Players are issued a league-owned jersey, which must be returned at the end of the season, and are required to wear cleats and to have a glove. Boys must wear an athletic cup.

$215

Contact

Ballard Little League
P.O. Box 17458 
Seattle, Washington 98127

Email: [email protected]

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