Rocky Hill Little League is proud to offer a quality Baseball and Softball program to the residents of Rocky Hill, CT.

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Rocky Hill Little League Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • What age can my child start playing in Rocky Hill Little League (RHLL)?
    • Your daughter or son can start to play at the age of 4 years old based on their "league age".
  • How does RHLL determine my child's "league age"?
    • Softball and Challengers divisions are based on the players’ age on or before December 31 of the previous year.
    • Baseball is based on players’ age on or before August 31st of that given year.
    • Little League has a handy age calculator HERE
  • How long can they participate in RHLL?
    • Softball and Challengers Divisions does offer programs until they are Softball 16yrs old.
    • Baseball does offer programs until they are Baseball 12yrs old.
      • After that (13 and older) there are other local programs that are not affiliated with RHLL.  Please contact your coach to discuss any options.
  • What are the different divisions that are offered for my child?
T-Ball Rookie (Girls and Boys Co-ed)
  • Players Little League Age 4 (1st year playing). Players are assigned to a team.
  • No Evaluations for this level.
  • Parent involvement is requested
T-Ball (Girls and Boys Co-ed)
  • Players Little League Age 5-6 (1st year playing or played T-Ball Rookie the previous season). Players are assigned to a team.
  • No Evaluations for this level.
Challengers
  • Open for any Rocky Hill or “local” children between ages of 4 and 16.
  • Encourage and welcome kids with any disability or limitation
  • No knowledge of the sport is required
  • At least one parent must stay for the entire 1 hour clinic or game
  • Contact Challengers Division Director for more info click HERE
SOFTBALL
Farm League
  • Players Little League Age 6 with at least 1 year experience playing in T-Ball or Players Little League Age 7 with no experience.
  • Players are assigned to a team.
  • No Evaluations for this level.
Minor League
  • Players Little League Ages 8 with at least 1 year experience playing in Farm or Players Little League Age 9 or 10 with no experience.
  • Evaluations held for this level. While evaluations are held, they are for placement purposes only. Players eligible for Minors are placed on a team.
Major League
  • Players Little League Age 9-12 with at least 1 year experience playing in Minors. 11 or 12 year olds are automatically eligible to move up to Majors, must attend an evaluation for placement purposes prior to the first year they would play in majors.
  • Players that are not successfully evaluated for a major softball team will be placed on a minor league team.
  • Evaluations required for this level. (Players do not need to be evaluated again if played in Majors the prior year).
Juniors/Seniors League
  • Little League Age 13-16. Rocky Hill typically fields 2 – 4 teams per season. The number of teams formed will depend on the number of players interested.
  • Evaluations held for team placement at this level.
BASEBALL
Minors "A" League (Former Farm “Rookie”)
  • Players Little League Age 6 and at least 1 year experience playing in T-Ball or Players Little League Age 7 with no experience.
  • Players are assigned to a team.
  • No evaluations held for this level.
Minors "AA" League (Former Farm “A”)
  • Players Little League Age 7 and at least 1 year experience playing in Farm
  • Players Little League Age 8 with no experience.
  • Players are assigned to a team. 
  • No evaluations held for this level. 
Minors "AAA" League
  • Players Little League Age 8 with 1 year experience playing at Farm Level in Little League and scored in top 25% in evaluations, Players Little League Age 8 with 2 years experience at Farm Level playing in Little League, Players Little League Age 9 with no experience or Players that do not advance to a major league baseball team.
  • Evaluations are held for this level.
Major League
  • Players Little League Age 9-12.               
  • Player’s Little League Age 9 must have at least 1 year experience playing in Minors and must score in top 15% in evaluation scores.
  • A 12 year old automatically moves up to Majors if they were in Little League as an 11 year old.
  • The number of 9 year olds will be limited to the number of Major League Teams. Players that are not successfully evaluated for a major baseball team will be placed on a minor league team.
  • Evaluations are required for this level (Players do not need to be evaluated again if played in Majors the prior year).
 
  •  How can I sign up to volunteer to assist RHLL?
We are a volunteer organization.  There are lots of ways to volunteer, not all of them time consuming.  We always need people who can lend a hand for an hour or two for field preparations, announcing games, painting, concessions, opening day, etc. If you are interested in getting involved please send an e-mail to expressing your interest.
 
  • What does RHLL supply for uniforms?
  • T-Ball, Challenger and Farm Divisions - each player will receive a numbered jersey and hat.
  • Minors and Majors Divisions – each player will receive a numbered jersey, hat and socks that match their jersey.
  • What equipment does RHLL supply?
    • Uniforms (See question above).
    • Each team is supplied with a bag that includes
      • Batting helmets
      • Bats
      • First-aid kit
      • Softballs or Baseballs
      • Catching equipment (Farm A and up)
  • What does my child need for equipment to play?
    • Each player should have their own:
      • Glove (See Bat & Glove Chart for recommendations)
      • Cleats (T-ball not required but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
      • Baseball – Farm A and up are required to wear protective cups (Cannot play catching position without)
      • Baseball pants (GREY pants for Majors through Farm levels)
      • Softball pants (BLACK pants for Majors through Farm levels)
      • T-Ball pants (GREY pants are recommended)
      • Mouth Guard to play infield (Softball Majors requirement / Baseball optional)
      • Face Mask to play infield (Softball Majors recommended)
      • Shin Guards – Both Legs (Softball Majors recommended to be a Pitcher)
    • Some players supply their own but not required:
    • Challenger Division - Players should provide their own glove but bats and batting helmets will be provided.
  • How can I sign up to volunteer to coach my child's team?
    • RHLL encourages and appreciates the members to volunteer to either assist or lead the coaching of a team.  During your registration process for your child, there is a question to volunteer as an assistant or Head Coach.  You can also contact the league director you are looking to volunteer for the particular division.  All official assistant and head coaches must complete league background check conducted by the RHLL President.  Forms can be located on our website under the registration tab. 
  • When are team’s setups and how do we find out what team my child is on?
    • Each division under the direction of its respective Division Director will establish a draft/player
    • The coach that selected your child will contact you on the notification day for each division.  We try to contact everyone in the division on the same day.
    • Major’s and Minor’s teams are drafted based on the evaluation dates that are determined by the Board of Directors.
    • Player notification will be that Friday following the minors draft. 
    • Farm teams will have their player selection meetings conducted by the division Director, typically 7-10 days after following Major’s/Minor’s player notification and be contacted by the coach within a few days after the meeting.
    • T-Ball has a player selection/coaches meeting and notification a few days after the Farm notifications.
    • Please see our events calendar on this website for this year's dates.
  • Can we request a coach or teammates?
    • Due to Minor’s and Major’s divisions being a draft format; we do not allow requests of teammates or coaches.  Coach’s child is automatically placed on their respective team.  Special requests must be approved by League Director.
    • T-Ball and Farm: Yes, in the general comments section while registering for one can submit requests for coaches or teammates, BUT they cannot always be fulfilled.
  • When does the season start?
    • Opening Day for games are set by the Board of Directors but is generally falling on the last Saturday of April. 
    • Practices begin at the beginning of April staggered by division starting off with Majors and continuing to our Minors and Farm levels. 
    • T-ball typically starts their practices in the middle of April.
    • All of this is dependent on Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation letting us on the fields when they deem them ready.
    • Please see our events calendar on this website for this year's dates.
  • How often are practices?
    • T-Ball Rookie
      • Have 1 practice/game per week.
    • T-Ball
      • Have 1 practice during the week (fixed day through the season) and 1 game on Saturday each week.
    • Softball
      • Farm and Minors will have a few practices per week but will vary week to week based on field time
      • Majors have practices 2 times during the week and practices on both Saturday and Sunday (through the month of April). Any practices after games are started will be communicated and scheduled by the coach through their division director. 
    • Baseball
      • Farm has 1 practice during the week (fixed day through the month of April) and 1 practice on either Saturday or Sunday (through the month of April).  Any practices after games are started will be communicated and scheduled by the coach through their division director. 
      • Minors have 1 practice during the week and a practice on both Saturday and Sunday (through the month of April).  Any practices after games are started will be communicated and scheduled by the coach through their division director. 
      • Majors have 2 practices during the week and a practice on both Saturday and Sunday (through the month of April). Any practices after games are started will be communicated and scheduled by the coach through their division director.
  • How often are games?
    • After Opening Day games are scheduled during different times and days based on field availability and overall number of teams.  The scheduling director will communicate the game schedules through the league website and coaches. 
    • T-Ball will have a game each Saturday
    • Challengers will have clinics/games on Saturday
    • Farm will have 1-2 games per week
    • Minors and Majors will have 2-3 games per week
  • Are there programs offered in the Summer and/or Fall?
    • Summer and Fall programs are typically based on volunteer involvement per each division as well as player interest.  Contact the Summer/Fall Director for more information.  Email requesting interest to play is sent out by end of May.
    • RHLL puts together summer travel programs for different age group with surrounding towns.  Try outs are not typically required for these teams.
      • Travel Girls 7/8 (Farm & Minors)
      • Travel Girls 9/10 (Minors & Majors)
      • Travel Boys 7/8 (Farm A & Minors)
      • Travel Boys 9/10 (Minors & Majors)
      • Travel Boys 11/12 (Majors)
    • RHLL has All-star teams that will represent RHLL in Little League tournaments. Teams are selected by the coaches and/or peers. The league will take into account the number of players available in each age group and determine if RHLL can field a team at each level of play.
      • Baseball Minors All-Star Team (Players selected by coaches)
      • Softball District 9/10 All-Star (Players selected by Player ballot and Coaches)
      • Softball District 10/11 All-Star (Players selected by Player ballot and Coaches)
      • Softball District 11/12 All-Star (Players selected by Player ballot and Coaches)
      • Baseball District 9/10 All-Star (Players selected by Player ballot and Coaches)
      • Baseball District 10/11 All-Star (Players selected by Player ballot and Coaches)
      • Baseball District 11/12 All-Star (Players selected by Player ballot and Coaches)
    • Programs for 6yr olds have been offered and encouraged but is based on volunteer involvement and interest within group
    • Summer programs typically will run from mid-June (conclusion of regular season) until end of July (or team is eliminated for tournament play)
    • Fall programs typically will run from end of August until last weekend of October

 

  • How do I setup my son/daughter's schedule on my phone or work calendar?
  • How do I edit my account so I receive emails and text message notifications for my childs practices/games?