Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I determine my child’s age for registration?
Is it true that all 12-year-olds must play in Majors?
Can a parent request that their child not play in Majors?
Yes. If a parent/guardian does not feel their 12-year-old child would enjoy playing in a competitive division or feel that there may be safety concerns, they may request to have their child eligible for the AAA Divison. Per Little League, the parent/guardian must complete a waiver request form and forward it to the Player Agent and President for consideration. If approved, the Board of Directors will forward it to the local District Administrator (DA) for a final decision. The DA has final approval or denial of the request and cannot be appealed.
BOUNDARY RELATED QUESTIONS
I live in zip code 85XXX, can I register my child to play for CNLL?
I live in North/South Division; can I request my child to play in alternate division?
I live in North/South Division; but my child attends school in the other division, can I request my child to play in alternate division?
I live in a zip code outside the boundaries; can I still play for CNLL?
Why are there no boundary limits in the Fall Season like there is in the Spring?
EQUIPMENT RELATED QUESTIONS
Are helmet masks/”C-flaps” mandatory?
How do I know if my child’s bat is legal?
FINANCIAL RELATED QUESTIONS
Are there any fees other than the registration fee?
Do I have to sell raffle tickets and what should I do with unsold raffle tickets if I do sell them?
GAME/PRACTICE LOCATION QUESTIONS
Where are games held?
Where are team practices?
ON-FIELD RELATED QUESTIONS
Why can't players take warm-up swings outside of the dugout?
Why can't coaches warm-up pitchers?
Why do Board members get involved in controversial calls on the field?
Every time there is a controversial call on the field the umpires have a couple of options. They can either get together and discuss the play and confirm or overturn their call; OR they can request the assistance of a Board member who is present at the game.
The Board gets a lot of feedback after one of these situations. Some parents believe the Board member is overturning these calls. Quite the contrary, the Board member’s role is to ensure the umpires are properly considering the rule(s) which would affect their decision and that they are carefully reviewing all the circumstances of the play as it applies to a rule.
Part of the reason for this role is that it is quite unlikely that the Board member actually saw the play. Quite often there are four games going on simultaneously and the Board member has responsibility for all four of the games. Most of the Board members are not experts on the playing rules. Therefore, their role is to mediate the meeting and NOT make a decision on the call. On the other hand, all of our umpires have passed an extensive rules test. For the most part, they have better knowledge of the rules than many of our managers.
Hopefully this clears up the question of the Board member making the decision on the call. All the member does is lead a meeting between the umpires. It is still solely the responsibility of the umpire who made the original call to either confirm or overturn his call.
REGISTRATION RELATED QUESTIONS
How do I register my child to play in CNLL?
Why are birth certificates and proof of residency form need to be submitted every year?
I have not received confirmation that I successfully registered my child on-line.
TEAM RELATED QUESTIONS
How is the number of teams in each division determined?
When are evaluations?
The date and time of evaluations can be found on the website in the file “Important Dates” under “Resources.” The player participates in the evaluation group of his/her LEAGUE AGE. Evaluations are by League (North/South) and by age group: Majors (11-12), “AAA” (10-11), and “AA” (8-10). “A” division (7-8) and Rookie (4-6) do not get evaluated as their teams are assigned by the Player Agent.
What will happen if my child does not attend tryouts?
My child is 8-years-old and wants to play in the “AA” division (9-10 years old), is that possible?
Baseball league age 8-year-olds wishing to be considered in the draft to play “AA” Division must attend the league evaluations. Any 8-year-old that does not attend the evaluations, shall be placed on an “A” division team. League-age 8-year-old kids that are evaluated are not guaranteed a spot in the AA Division as the number of league-age 8-year-olds that can be moved up from the A division is limited.
Can I "bring" a team to CNLL?
As a manager can I protect my coach’s child in the draft?
Can I request a specific manager?
Are 10-year-olds eligible to be drafted into the Majors?
Is it true that all Majors, “AAA” and “AA” teams will be redrafted?
We registered late and were put on a wait list, when do we know if our child is on a team?
How soon will we know what team our child is on?
Why does CNLL do background checks on all volunteers?
I have an issue or see an issue involving a parent, manager/coach, player or league official. Who do I contact to make my issue heard?
It is best to contact the corresponding Division Director. However, you may also contact the President or Vice President. All of their names and email address are listed on the website under the CONTACT US button.
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