Spring 2019 Baseball:
Spring 2019 Little League baseball registration is now open !!
Check the "Spring 2019 Registration" and "2019 Spring Calendar" Pages for all the information you need about the upcoming season.
Late fees for most divisions begin March 2nd. T Ball and Coach Pitch Late Fees begin April 1.
Important Upcoming Dates:
February 9: Pitching Clinic with Steven Ridings. 9am to 12:30pm. By invitation only.
February 21: Juniors Travel Try Outs and 13 Year Old Juniors Assessments. 6pm at DAA#1.
February 23: Bottner and DAA#3 field conversions to 50/70. Volunteers needed. 9am.
February 23: Juniors Travel Try Outs and 13 Year Old Juniors Assessments. 2pm at DAA#1.
March 2: Late Fees Begin for all divisions except T Ball and Coach Pitch
March 2: Majors Assessments, 10am to 12pm. DAA#2.
March 2: Minors Assessments, 1pm to 3pm. DAA#2
March 4: Majors and Minors make up assessments. 6pm. DAA#1
March 9. Machine Pitch Assessments, 1pm to 3pm, DAA#2.
April 1: Late Fees Begin for T Ball and Coach Pitch divisions
For a complete season calendar, please see the Spring 2019 Calendar page.
New This Year for SMLL Spring Baseball:
Majors Division to Play 50/70: SMLL is excited to announce that the Majors division will play 50'/70' baseball in 2019. This division is called "Intermediate" by Little League and is an 11-13 year old division. The transition to 50' pitching mounds and 70' bases, allowing baserunner leads, aligns SMLL with our fall program that plays 50'/70' at 12u. What's more, the age range of this division permits our 13 year old players that are not ready for the immense jump to the Major League sized field to have another year to develop their skills.
Juniors Uniform Cost Reduction: To reduce the costs to our families, players at the Juniors level (13u+) will buy their uniforms and be able to resuse them in the following years, saving the uniform costs. Players returning from last years Juniors program (13u+) can reuse their uniforms if they still fit and are in good playing condition. Players new to the Juniors level will purchase their uniforms this year and be able to reuse them in future years.
Assessments: With the addition of the 11-13 year old 50/70 division, SMLL will assess players that are 13 to determine if they are ready for the Juniors level or if they should particpate in the Majors division. Likewise, 11 year olds will be assessed to determine if they are ready for the jump to 50/70 baseball or if they could use another year at 46'/60' to develop. Like last year, the assessment of all 9 year olds to determine if they are ready for competitive kid pitch will continue.
South Maryland Little League - is a chartered affiliate of Little League Baseball, Inc. of Williamsport, PA (www.littleleague.org) and has been serving central Anne Arundel County since 1997. We are a nonprofit organization serving 250 youths playing T-Ball through Little League Juniors. We are community-neutral and focused solely on baseball. Our players hail from Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Harwood, Mayo, Riva, South River, and elsewhere. We provide a quality youth baseball program that focuses on teaching the skills of America's Pastime and also helps the young people of our communities learn to work together as a team, develop individual leadership skills and increase their self- confidence. We have developed players who have gone on to play high school, collegiate, and even professional baseball.
We are staffed entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to creating the best quality program possible for the children, and we need your help to continue this tradition. All funds are generated through fees, fundraisers, business and community support like your own.
Our coaches and umpires attend clinics in the fall and winter for organization and team management, coaching, rules and umpiring. The SMLL community enjoys the social side of our league at opening day held at Bottner field, a field exclusively dedicated to Little League.