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General Season Overview

General Season Overview

Welcome to Sno-Valley North Little League! The contents below help provide an overview of SVNLL and things to keep in mind. The following topics are addressed below:

  • Program Costs
  • Calendar of Events
  • Little League Age Chart
  • Residency Requirements
  • SVNLL Division Descriptions

If you have questions related to league info, please contact the Webmaster & Registrar.

Schedule

COVID 19: Due to coronavirus, the season expectations will likely be modified
 

January:

  • Registration opens for all ages. 

Feburary:

  • Player Evaluations for League Ages 9-12 (advanced 8 year-olds may attend if they wish to play on Upper Division team).
  • Winter training begins for Upper Division players.

March: 

  • Practices begin for Upper Division teams in late February. 
  • Upper Division game play begins (end month).
  • Lower Division registration remains active until teams are formed.

April:

  • Games begin for Upper Level Divisions
  • Practices begin for Lower Divisions. 

May:

  • Spring Jamboree Festival & Team Photos (Likely will not occur due to COVID)
  • Games begin for Lower Division teams. 

June:

  • End of Regular Season Play.
  • All Star Teams Formed for Upper Divisions. 

July:

  • Upper Division All Star teams begin game play. 

2021 Program Fees

Below are the program fees for 2021.

Please note, these may change due to field availability for COVID. 
Player Age Division Cost
4 Mickeys: Co-ed Free
5-6 A * $155
7-8 AA * $155
9-12 AAA, Coast, Majors * $210
13 Intermediate * $210
14-15 Jr, Sr * $210

* Subject to change due to COVID.

2021 Registration FAQ

Are we going to play in 2021?
SVNLL is optimistic we will be able to play in 2021.  At this time, we are not requiring any money to be paid for 2021.  When we have confirmation the season will start we will then collect funds.  

What does the league do with the registration funds?  
The registration fees enable the league to cover the basic costs.  Here are a few examples of the costs that are covered : Field rental, uniforms, umpires, baseball equipment, yearly website dues, player training, safety training, coach training, score keeping training, scholarships, and field improvements.  The league also depends on individual and corporate donations, sponsorships, fundraising, and company matches of volunteer hours.

Can I register my player who is a Little League age 13 -16?
Yes, Sno-Valley North Little League combines with other area Little Leagues for baseball programs at ages 13-16.  This arrangement changes yearly depending on registration numbers and interest. Please register your child and if for some reason we aren’t able to form a team, the league treasurer will issue you a refund.

Does SVNLL offer scholarships?
Yes.  SVNLL doesn't want any child to be left out of the joy of Little League baseball. If your family is in need of scholarship this season, please inquire via svnll@outlook.com.

2021 LITTLE LEAGUE AGE CHART

Sno-Valley North Little League offers baseball and softball for many age brackets that are determined by the player's "Little League age" which is determined by looking up the player's birth month and year in the following age chart.  Please choose the right sport (baseball or softball).  You may also use the Little League Age Calculator.

 

2021 Baseball League Age Chart

2021 Baseball League Age Chart

2021 Softball League Age Chart

2021 Softball League Age Chart

SVNLL Residency Requirements

SVNLL serves youth baseball and softball players in the Snoqualmie Valley. Players who reside within the boundary limits or attend schools in the cities of Duvall or Carnation are eligible to play in SVNLL. Specific Little League Residency Requirements can be found at the link provided below.

SVNLL League Boundary

SVNLL League Boundary

SVNLL Division Descriptions

T-BALL, A, AA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Little league ages 4-8 are welcome to play T-ball, A, or AA. 
    • Mickeys (T-ball): Players hit off tee and bat through batting order.  No score is kept.  If runner is out they return to bench. 1-2 events per week.
    • Single A: Coach pitch, everyone bats each inning. 7 pitches to put ball into play.  After 7 pitches and not in play, the player hits off of tee.   If runner/batter is out they return to dugout/bench. 1-2 events per week
    • Double AA: Coach pitch. Inning at bat ends after 3 outs or team has batted through the entire lineup.  Towards end of season, coaches may introduce kid pitching into the games. 2-3 events per week.
  • Players are assigned to a team by the Baseball & Softball Player Agents
    • Buddy and special requests are considered as well as school affiliation.
    • Registration closes in February & teams are formed in early March.
    • Players will be contacted by their coach once teams are formed.
  • Practices & Games
    • Practices begin in early March
    • Practice days and times are TBD by coach in association with Field manager.
    • Practice schedules may vary from week to week depending on field availability, daylight, etc.
    • Plan to practice rain or shine, cancellations will be determined by coach and/or field representatives
    • Practices will be held at local school locations. We try and keep the players on teams with their schoolmates.
    • Games typically begin after Spring Break (late March, early April)
    • There are approximately 12-13 games, some fall on weekdays and some on Saturdays.
    • Games for T-ball are usually 1 hour in length
    • Games for A and AA Sluggers are 1- 1 1/2 hours in length.
    • The season ends in early June.
    • We highly encourage parents and guardians to get to know other families on the team and setup carpools to help out those who are busy working or shuffling other kids around to other events.
  • What your player needs before 1st practice
    • Required: Baseball glove, cup (for all boys), and water bottle
    • Optional: Cleats, baseball pants, bat (check rules), bat bag
    • Provided by league: Team bats, balls, tees, bases, uniforms (Team hat, jersey).  Uniforms will be provided prior to 1st game.
  • Season Priorities & Expectations (why we are here)
    • Fun, sportsmanship & teamwork, and development of baseball skills
    • Everyone must show respect for players, coaches, and parents
    • Attendance & Punctuality to practices and games
    • Coaches are fair to all players so that everyone gets the same play time and field positions
    • Coaches encourage players to keep trying and coach positively
    • Parents/Guardians are expected to help out if their child is behaving inappropriately on the field/bench
    • Safety is a top priority!
    • Parents are expected to volunteer in some capacity.  There are many opportunities such as Coach, Assistant coach, Team Mom, etc.  These will be listed and suggested by the VP of IB or your child’s Coach.
  • Lower Level Basic Playing Rules
    • Playing Rules: The intent of the lower levels is to teach the game of baseball. Rules will be outlined by the Coach per SVNLL local rules and Green book rules.
    • Standings: There shall be no score keeping and no league standings.
    • Official Games: A game consists of 4 innings and is official after 3 innings. Managers may contact the League Scheduler to reschedule a canceled or incomplete game. 
    • Umpires: Not required in Instructional ball.   Parent base coaches will be used.

AAA OVERVIEW

  • AAA is the first program level that is 100% kid-pitch and includes players ages 8, 9 and 10.  
  • AAA is an INSTRUCTIONAL division that intends to be inclusive and build a strong skills foundation in anticipation of introducing competition in our year end tournament and in subsequent baseball divisions.
  • Teams typically have 11-13 players and the teams are organized by draft.
  • AAA is predominately 9 & 10 year-olds with select 8 year-olds. 
  • Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).
  • There are approximately 16 games in a season.
  • Practice starts in early March and games start in late March / early April.
  • Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.
  • Players pitch a reduced impact force (RIF) baseball. Base stealing is allowed.
  • Score and standings are kept.

COAST BASEBALL

  • Coast baseball is an introduction to competitive baseball but still maintains an instructional focus.  
  • Coast teams typically have 11-13 players and the teams are organized by draft. 
  • Coast is geared towards 11-year-olds and select 10 year-olds
  • Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).
  • There are approximately 16-18 games in a season.
  • Practice starts in early March and games start in late March / early April.
  • Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.
  • Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs.
  • Base stealing is allowed (once the ball crosses the plate).
  • Score and standings are kept.

MAJORS BASEBALL

  • Majors baseball is the first fully competitive program in Little League.
  • Majors teams typically have 12-13 players and the teams are organized by draft. 
  • Majors is geared towards 11 and 12-year-olds. 
  • Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).
  • There are approximately 20-22 games in a season.
  • Practice starts in March and games start in April.
  • Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning
  • Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs.
  • Base stealing is allowed.
  • Score and standings are kept.

INTERMEDIATE & JUNIORS OVERVIEW

  • These levels typically have 12-14 players, and may include players from other area Little Leagues.
  • Targeted at 13 and 14-year-olds.  
  • Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).
  • Games are played against other District 9 teams.
  • There are about 20 games in a season.
  • Practice starts in early March and games start in late March or early April.
  • Games are 7 innings in length.
  • This is players first opportunity to play on full size fields with more traditional baseball rules.  
  • Scores are kept and players have the opportunity to possibly continue playing as All-Stars in post season tournaments.