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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I register?
Short Answer is ASAP. Registration for Spring Season opens January 1st. It is very imperative to sign up early so we can ensure the participant is added to the tryout and draft sheets if they are in an older division. There is NO registrations after the registration end date which can be found here. Anyone that registers after that date will NOT be added to a team unless there is an opening in that division whether they are a returner or new participant. Returners are NOT guaranteed a spot unless they sign up prior to registration closing. Once we hit our limit for that division, we can close down a division prior to the registration closing date. So, it is imperative to get your children registered ASAP once registration opens on January 1.

Is Elkton the correct place for me to sign up?
You can use the Little League Finder tool here to verify if your residence is within the Elkton boundary. Current Little League rules state you must play for the league where your residence falls within district of.

What division should I register my child for?
This is probably the most common question we get, no need to be concerned we have a page set up to describe each division and where your child should be placed. The descriptions for all divisions is located here

Do I need any paperwork to register my child?
To finish the registration process you do not have to have the residency paperwork but it MUST be uploaded shortly after or paper copies handed to your manager. This paperwork is required for league verification as well as All Stars. If your child is selected to all stars it is much easier and smoother if all the paperwork is already uploaded or handed in and we aren't scrambling around later in the season.

Little League residency requirements can be found here

If you attend a school within the Elkton boundaries below you are eligible to use a school enrollment form located here

  • Elkton High
  • Elkton Middle
  • Cherry Hill Middle
  • Kenmore Elementary
  • Thompson Estates Elemntary
  • Gilpin Manor Elementary
  • Cecil Manor Elementary

Why am I charged a Work Bond fee during registration?
Our entire league is made of volunteers. There is not a single paid employee at Elkton Little League. In stating that the only way to get the complex ready for the season and keep the concession stand running for all of our late night dinners at the field we need YOUR help. The Work Bond is the enticement for people to help us volunteer. If you complete your required four (4) hours of work you will receive a full refund of the work bond money.

The work bond requirements and further explanation can be found here

What happens after I register?
A very common concern among parents is what to expect after you register your child. After you complete registration your child will be added to our player database.

  • Next Steps
    • You will need to upload your proof of residency or school enrollment forms
    • After the registrations close we will have our tryouts for the older divisions
    • Managers will then draft the older divisions
    • After JR/SR, Majors, Minor A divisions are drafted, the VP of Minor B and T-Ball will allocate teams in their divisions
    • Teams are allocated in our website and parents are notified via e-mail
    • Manager will reach out to introduce themselves and discuss practice location and times

    The tryout and draft process is explained in further detail here. You can also look at the Important Dates to get an idea of when you should hear from your manager.

How do I upload my proof of residency or school enrollment form?
We have a page set up explaining how to upload these forms. Please read it here.

Can I request my child to play on same team as other kids or for certain manager?
The short answer is for Minor B and T-Ball yes but it is not 100% guaranteed. For Minor A, Majors, JR/SR the teams are done via draft so we are unable to take requests except for direct family members (brothers/sisters). Thanks in advance for understanding.

What do I need to do if I want to volunteer as a coach or manager?
During the registration process please select the button to let us know you are interested in being a manager or coach. If you are unable to complete the online volunteer registration please send an email to Bryan Hughes ASAP so we do not miss you. After registration you are required to complete the following steps:

  • Background Check
    • Email Safety Office Mike Bogus who can get you the link to complete the background check
  • Training
    • Diamond Leader Training
      • Course is located here
    • Abuse Awareness Training (new requirement for 2024)
      • Course can be taken here
        • NOTE: You must create a free USA baseball account to access the training

What Equipment does my child need to participate?
  • Required
    • Glove
    • Cleats
    • Protective cup for boys
    • Face-mask for girls ages 8 and over when on the infield
  • Recommended
    • Helmet
    • Bat
    • Personal catchers gear (if you would like to be a catcher)

Where will games be played?
In order to give our kids the most opportunities to learn and grow and avoid only playing one or two teams over and over, both baseball and softball games are played throughout the district. Most games in the Spring season will take place in either Elkton, North East, or Chesapeake City. Currently T-Ball and Minor B Baseball only play at Elkton during the spring season..

Fall Season Baseball & Softball games also travel and play throughout the all District 5 teams. Each weekend, one town in the district will host all games for that weekend. The host for each weekend rotates on a weekly basis.

Is there a list of things the league needs help with?
There most certainly is. Please take a look at this document to explain all the things we need help with to make Elkton Little League run as efficient as possible.

How can I advertise with Elkton Little League?
Please take a look here to explain how advertising with Elkton Little League Works. Any questions feel free to reach out to [email protected].

Can i bring a pet to the complex?
No. Elkton Little League Complex as well as all other little league complexes in District 5 do not allow pets on the premises. We strictly enforce this and if you bring a pet to a game or practice, you will be asked to remove them from the league property. This is a safety issue and for insurance reasons we cannot allow animals at our complex.

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