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FAQs

Q: When is Spring Season?
A: The spring season runs from mid-April to mid-June. All Star participation may last into August. Register online by clicking on the Register Online button on the left side of the website (only available during open registration).

Games start the week of April 20 | Opening Day & Parade April 25 | Playoff Week June 9 

Q: Does Dexter Little League offer scholarships?
A: Dexter Little League currently offers a limited number of scholarships per season to families needing financial assistance. Contact Player Agent Melissa Boobyer at [email protected]

Q: When are practices and games?
A: Once teams are selected, practice days will be determined by the manager of your team.  Managers will select practice days based on field availability and game schedule. Game schedules will be available online after teams are selected.

TENTATIVE GAME NIGHTS
Please note: game nights are subject to change for all divisions based on registration numbers and field
availability. All teams will play on Opening Day (April 25) and all divisions should expect to have at least one other
Saturday game. Minors & Majors Softball and Juniors Baseball divisions will have home games on Dexter fields and away games in nearby communities, and the game days may vary.

Juniors Baseball - TBD
Majors Baseball – Tuesdays & Thursdays
Minors Baseball – Mondays & Wednesdays
Machine Pitch Baseball – Mondays &
Fridays Tball – Saturdays

Majors Softball – Mondays & Wednesdays 
Minors Softball – Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays
Machine Pitch Softball – Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays

Challengers – Sundays
  
Q: How are teams selected? 
A: Player Evaluations take place in March with teams announced soon thereafter.  A draft is conducted for all divisions to ensure our teams are balanced. We are unable to accommodate friend/classmate requests, however siblings playing within the same division of play will always be placed on the same team.

Q: Why are there mandatory evaluations? 

A: DLL  conducts player evaluations for all drafted divisions of play (typically 5 to 14 years olds) in order to fairly evaluate each player across a determined set of skills including catching, throwing, base running, hitting and pitching (pitching evaluations for interested players held separately).  This allows us to 1) ensure that players are playing at the most appropriate level, 2) help avoid any safety risks to an individual player, and 3) help to ensure competitive parity across teams playing within the same division. Evaluations are not tryouts for a particular division of play and/or team; they are exclusively used to assess the general skill level of each unique player.

Q: What is included in the uniform?
A: The uniform for baseball includes hat, jersey top, and pants; the softball uniform includes top & pants. Uniform samples will be available at our Dine to Donate at Aubrees on February 20, and at evaluations. 

Q: What kind of equipment do I need?
A: At the very least, a good glove. Rubber-molded spikes / cleats would also be a sound investment. Before spending a lot of money on a bat, please refer to the front page of the website and visit the Little League link of approved equipment.

Little League Approved Equipment

Q: Where are the games and practices?
A: Please visit the "Fields" link on the homepage of the website.

Q: What is my child's "Player's Age":
A: A player’s age is determined by the age they will be on or before August 31 of the spring season for baseball, or by calendar year for softball. This is called their “league age.” See the 2020 League Age Chart.

The term "League Age" refers to the age your player is on the date determined to be the "cut-off" date by Little League International for the then current season of play. For tee ball and/ or baseball, League Age is determined as the age your player is on August 31 of the then current year. For softball, League Age is determined as the age your player was on December 31 of the then previous year.

Tee Ball and Baseball League Age Example:

  • If Jack was born August 15, 2011, his 2020 League Age is 9 because on August 31, 2020 Jack is 9 years old.
  • If Frank was born September 1, 2011, his 2020 League Age is 8 because on August 31, 2020, Frank is 8 years old.

Softball League Age Example:

  • If Cassidy was born September 15, 2011, her 2020 League Age is 8 as on December 31, 2019 Cassidy is 8 years old.
  • If Chloe was born January 2, 2012, her 2020 League Age is 7 as on December 31, 2019 Chloe is 7 years old.

This website has a calculator to easy know what your players LL age is. Little League Age Calculator Our website registration system will direct you to the correct division. 

Q: What Divisions are offered?:
A: All players will be registered in divisions according to their league age.

Tee ball: League age 5 & 6.
Machine Pitch: League age 7 & 8
Minors: League age 9 & 10.
Majors: League age 11 & 12.
Juniors: League age 13 & 14
 
We want your player to have fun and succeed, so the division of play is adjustable depending on their skill and/or experience. Some like to stay an extra year in a lower division and others like to try out for an older division. At registration your player will be registered according to their league age division noted above. Players desiring to "play up" in a division MUST contact their player agent in advance. All players are subject to limited spaces available. There are no guarantees of placement for requests.

Q: Are there Playoffs?:
A: At the end of every Spring season, we host playoffs for divisions that have enough teams to make a bracket. For other divisions DLL will attempt to arrange games for Closing Day. 

CONSIDER THIS...

1) Be sure your player is at practice and games ON TIME. Baseball and Softball are team sports and the team depends on everybody to be working together within the scheduled times.

2) If you're dropping your player off for a practice or a game, please be sure to pick up your player ON TIME (coaches are not babysitters).

3) Let the coaches do the coaching. If you want to coach, volunteer.

4) Be supportive at games. If you have nothing positive to say about the team, players, coaches, or umpires, keep it to yourself.

5) Offer to help out. Help set up the fields, help with the equipment, help keeping score, help cleaning up the field. The coaches put in more time at one game than most parents during the whole season.

6) Fields: All of the work done on the fields are done by volunteers, and they need help. There is no "Field Fairy" that magically does the fields. This includes dragging the infields, mowing the grass and upkeep of the dugouts and fences. Feel free to contact  Tom Arbaugh to lend your services to him and our league.

7) Again this year, all local Little Leagues are required to conduct background checks on Managers, Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. More information on this phase in the Little League Child Protection Program can be found here.

Dexter Little League

PO Box 67 
Dexter, Michigan 48130
Email : [email protected]
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