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Spring Season Overview

The spring baseball season is Parkway's most popular, and attracts over 700 children to participate each year.  Parkway Little League offers several divisions of play for players aged 4-12, from Tee Ball through Majors as described below.  PLL strives to build a love of the game and to develop strong fundamental skills in each player.

Please refer back to the League Overview page for a full overview of residency and age requirements.

There are 5 divisions of play in the Spring season:

Division

Ages

Additional Information
Majors10-12Eligible by tryout only, held in September each year
Minors - AAA9-129 year old players by tryout only; 12-year-olds are ineligible to pitch and require a waiver to participate
Minors - AA8-9
Minors - A6-7
Tee Ball4-6 6-year-old players with no prior experience if appropriate

The player's age as of August 31 following the spring season is the basis for their "Little League Age".  Please match your child's month and year of birth to the table below to determine their 2020 "Little League Age"

 

Parents should register their children for the division available to them based on their Little League age, and make a request via email to [email protected] if they would like to request a waiver for another division.

Fees and Discounts

The base registration fee is $225 per player.

The following discounted registration fees apply, and will be calculated after completing registration but prior to payment:

 Oldest Child:  $150 if registering for Tee Ball or Single A 
 2nd Child: $100
 3rd Child: $75
 4th+ Child: No charge

There will be a $35 per player late fee for any registration after March 15.

Registration

2020 Spring Season

Parkway Little League is happy to open registration for it's 68th Spring Season, to take place from April - June 2020.

Tee Ball

Registration closes on 04/30/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
$225.00

Single A

Registration closes on 04/30/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
$225.00

Double A / Triple A

Registration closes on 04/30/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
$225.00

Majors

Registration closes on 04/30/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
$225.00

Divisions of Play

FRANK NOLAN LEAGUE - T-BALL DIVISION

This division continues Parkway Little League’s long history of a strong neighborhood T-Ball program and is designed for children league ages 4 and 5 along with first time 6 yr. old players. Parkway’s T-Ball program is intended to provide a foundation and introduction to baseball that is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals. Games lasting no longer than one hour are scheduled twice weekly, generally on Sunday mornings and one weeknight during an 8 week season. Team practices are usually optional and scheduled at the discretion of the team manager. The T-Ball division does not maintain scores or standings and should be viewed as an entry level program with its primary focus on children having fun over everything else.

Playing Time: This division uses an all-player lineup with free substitution. Teams will bat the entire order on offense each inning based on the number of players attending. Defensive alignments and substitutions are at the discretion of the team manager


PAUL MCLAUGHLIN LEAGUE – DIVISION A

The A division is known as the instructional division and is intended to introduce players to a simulated real-game baseball experience at an earlier age, using the tee as the primary hitting tool. Pursuant to Little League regulations, rosters are limited to players age 7 as well as 6 year olds with a minimum of one year of T-Ball experience. The primary focus of Division A is for players to achieve a solid foundation of core baseball skills in throwing, catching, fielding, hitting, and base-running. 

Playing Time: The A division uses 9 players defensively with free substitution. An on-field coach(es) will be available to teach kids the fundamentals of hitting, throwing and fielding as well as real-time game situations. In the second half of the season, coaches will have the option of designating 2 or 3 innings per game as coach pitch.


DIVISION AA

The AA division is is designed to offer a development through progression model to players age 8 and 9.

During the first half of the season, the division is structured to have each team hit for 3 innings off the tee followed by 3 innings of player pitch (one inning per player). The intention of this model is to provide each kid with more at-bats per game while focusing on core fundamentals of the game such as fielding, throwing and game-like situations. As the season progresses into the second half of the season, the game model advances to 6 innings of full player pitch, with a maximum of 2 innings pitched per player in each game. 

In this format, coaches are encouraged to be actively engaged to teach game situations and (1) umpire will be present to simulate a full game experience. The AA division will maintain game scores, team standings, and feature an end-of-season championship game or playoff bracket (league discretion). Coaches will focus more on game fundamentals, enhancing skills, game situations and game preparation rather than win-at-all costs competition. 

Playing Time: The AA division uses 9 players defensively with free substitution. Teams will bat the entire order on offense until 3 outs, 5 runs, or the full batting lineup have been reached, with exception of the 6th inning where there is no maximum for runs or batters. Pitch count rules for pitchers and catchers remain in effect (but a pitcher may not exceed 2 innings pitched per game- 1 inning in the first half of the season).


TIM SWEENEY LEAGUE - DIVISION AAA

The AAA division offers full player-pitch competition with (2) umpires and is similar to Parkway’s former Minor division. Rosters are limited to players ages 10-11. Players age 12 registering after the Major division tryout are automatically enrolled in the AAA division and assigned to the Player Agent List for possible call-up to a Major division team (based on availability). Players age 12 may also waive their Major privileges and remain in AAA for the duration of the season upon league approval of a waiver requested by their parent. The smaller division size and narrower age group will provide for greater competition and enable more focused instruction and skill development. Practices may be interspersed with professional instruction and/or combined with other teams. The AAA season will feature a full playoff bracket, championship series, and AAA All-Star game. 

Playing Time: The AAA division uses 9 players defensively with free substitution. Teams will bat the entire order on offense. Pitch count rules for pitchers and catchers remain in effect. Players league-age 12 are not permitted to pitch.


MAJOR DIVISION

This is the highest level of play in Parkway Little League for players ages 10 thru 12. This division consists of a single 10 team league, is capped at 12 players per roster, and is conducted under the strictest interpretation of the rules and regulations of Little League International. Players are selected annually by tryout and draft during the fall season. In accordance with the Little League International rules, attendance at tryouts assures each 12 year old player a roster position and each player under 12 a chance to be drafted or a spot on the Player Agent’s list for filling any vacancy that may occur during the season. 

Playing Time: This division uses a 9 player lineup. Playing time is at the discretion of the team manager, but not less than (2) innings defensively and (1) at-bat. Pitch count rules for pitchers and catchers remain in effect