New year means sign up for Little League

By Paul Danzer, Columbian community sports reporter

Published:

Updated: December 31, 2013, 4:15 PM

 

Clarification:The story below on Little League registration states: A player’s league is determined by where they live. On top of the existing boundary definitions, the new eligibility rule adds players can register with a local league whose boundaries within where they attend school. This rule was implemented by Little League to allow players to play with classmates.

The turn of the calendar means spring is right around the corner. At least that is true for area Little Leagues.

January is the month when area Little Leagues register players for the coming spring-summer season.

Below is a list of scheduled in-person registration opportunities for Little Leagues in Southwest Washington. Most — but not all — Little Leagues now offer online registration.

A player's league is determined by where they live. Interactive maps showing league boundaries can be found on the district and league websites listed below. An interactive online league finder is available at http://www.littleleaguewa.org/findyourleague.

Each league sets its own fees.

Check league websites for the cost to play in 2014. Leagues usually offer discounts for families with more than one player. Little Leagues offer financial aid for those who need it.

Here is some basic information about Little League programs:

Most Little Leagues offer baseball for boys and softball for girls from T-ball (ages 4-6) through majors (age 12). Some leagues also offer Intermediate League baseball (for players ages 12-13 with 70-foot basepaths), as well as Junior League (ages 13-14), Senior League (ages 15-16) and Big League (ages 17-18) for baseball and softball.

Little League's best known age level is for players 11-12. This is the division where teams can advance to the Little League World Series in baseball and softball.

A baseball player's Little League age for this season is how old he will be on April 30, 2014.

A softball player's Little League age for this season is how old she will be on Dec. 31, 2013.

Little League is run by volunteers, including all local administrators, coaches and umpires. To sign up, a player's parent or guardian must supply the player's birth certificate and proof of residence within the league boundary. A current utility bill is one example of proof of residence.

District 4 Leagues

BRIDGE OF THE GODS

Registration will be online starting Jan. 1. Visit website www.bogll.com.

Contacts: Alex Hayes, 360-355-7755, alexhays39@hotmail.com.

CAMAS

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Grass Valley Fire Station, 4321 NW Parker Street in Camas.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Grass Valley Fire Station, 4321 NW Parker Street in Camas.

Online Registration at Leaguelineup.com

CASCADE

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Big Al's, 16615 SE 18th St., in Vancouver.

5-9 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Big Al's, 16615 SE 18th St., in Vancouver.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Big Al's, 16615 SE 18th St., in Vancouver.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Big Al's, 16615 SE 18th St., in Vancouver.

Online Registration at www.cascadelittleleague.org

Contact: Shawn Owens at: info@cascadelittleleague

CENTRAL VANCOUVER

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Round Table Pizza, 5016 N.E. Thurston Way.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Round Table Pizza, 5016 N.E. Thurston Way.

No online registration

Contact: Dawn Quintana 360-773-6928, Dawn.Quintana@yahoo.com

COLUMBIA

6-8 p.m. Jan. 22 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at David Douglas Park

6-8 p.m. Jan. 29 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at David Douglas Park

6-8 p.m. Feb. 5 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at David Douglas Park

6-8 p.m. Feb. 12 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at David Douglas Park

6-8 p.m. Feb. 19 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at David Douglas Park

Online Registration: www.eteamz.com/columbiall

COLUMBIA GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Columbia Girls Softball League encompasses the boundaries of Central Vancouver, Fort Vancouver and Columbia Little Leagues.

6-8 p.m. Jan. 22 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at David Douglas Park

6-8 p.m. Jan. 29 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at David Douglas Park

6-8 p.m. Feb. 5 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at David Douglas Park

6-8 p.m. Feb. 12 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at David Douglas Park

6-8 p.m. Feb. 19 at David Douglas Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at David Douglas Park

Online Registration: www.eteamz.com/columbiall

EAST COUNTY

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Jemtegaard Middle School, 35300 S.E. Evergreen Hwy., Washougal.

5-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Papa's Ice Cream, 1700 Main St., Ste. 130, Washougal.

Online Registration at www.eastcountyll.com

Contact: Jennie Brown, 360-635-1057.

EVERGREEN

Noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 N.E. Fourth Plain Rd.

Noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 N.E. Fourth Plain Rd.

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 N.E. Fourth Plain Rd.

Online Registration: www.evergreenlittleleague.com

FORT VANCOUVER

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Washington Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Hazel Dell Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Franklin Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Lincoln Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Hough Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Harney Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Fruit Valley Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Minnehaha Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 22 at King Elementary School

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Discovery Middle School

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Hough Grade School (Pancake Feed)

Contact: Dave Wallis, 360-696-2994; Dave.Wallis@fortvancouverlittleleague.org

Online registration available through the website: www.fortvancouverlittleleague.org

District 6 Leagues

BATTLE GROUND

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 at the Battle Ground Community Center.

Website: http://www.bgll.org

GLENWOOD

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the New Traditions Building, 11815 N.E. 113th St., Ste. 110.

Online registration opened in December at www.glenwoodlittleleague.org. Note, prices vary by division. After Jan. 31 there will be a $25 late fee.

Contact: For registration questions, e-mail registration@glenwoodlittleleague.org

HAZEL DELL

9-11 a.m. on Jan. 11 at the league's clubhouse at H.B. Fuller Community Park, Northwest 139th Street at Northeast Second Avenue.

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the league's clubhouse at H.B. Fuller Community Park, Northwest 139th Street at Northeast Second Avenue.

Online registration is open at www.hdll.org.

Contact: Send registration questions by e-mail to Amy Karcher at playeragent@hdll.org

HIGHLANDS

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Hockinson Fire House, 17718 N.E. 159th St., Brush Prairie.

1-4 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Hockinson Fire House, 17718 N.E. 159th St., Brush Prairie.

Online registration is under way at http://highlandsll-org1.webs.com

Contact: Send registration questions by e-mail to Highlandshawks@gmail.com

KALAMA

No information provided.

LA CENTER

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 4 at the La Center Community Center, 1000 E Fourth St.

5-8 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the La Center Community Center, 1000 E Fourth St.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the La Center Community Center, 1000 E Fourth St.

No online registration.

Website: lacenterlittleleague.org

NORTH CLARK LITTLE LEAGUE

Noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 4 at the North Clark Little League Snack Shack, 202 W. Christy St., Yacolt. (Register on this date to get $10 off the normal registration fee).

Noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the North Clark Little League Snack Shack, 202 W. Christy St., Yacolt.

5-8 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the North Clark Little League Snack Shack, 202 W. Christy St., Yacolt. (Late registration fee applies).

Website: http://www.eteamz.com/northclarklittleleague/

Anyone interested in volunteering for the league can send e-mail to ncllsecretary@gmail.com

RIDGEFIELD

No information available.

Website: www.ridgefieldlittleleague.com

SALMON CREEK

6-8 p.m. on Jan. 15 and Jan. 21 in the Bud Van Cleve Community Room (second floor) at Luke Jensen Sports Park, 4000 N.E. 78th St.

Online registration open at www.SalmonCreekLL.com