Frequently Answered Questions

RNLL LEAGUE ID FOR SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORMS: 04470507

1)  What division will my child play?

T-Ball      4-5 year olds and those under age 7 that are new to Little League
Single A (coach pitch)       5-6 year olds who have played at least one season of Little League
Double AA             7-8 year olds, some 9's if newer to baseball or more comfortable at this level
Triple AAA                      9-11 year olds (kid pitch)
Majors                     10-12 year olds (kid pitch, approximately first half of season is free substitution & bat entire roster)

 

2)  What league age is my child?  

Use the following link to determine your child's 2019 league age or use the League Age Chart on the RNLL Website.

https://ll-production-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2018/09/2019-baseball-age-chart-v2.pdf

 

3)  How long is the season?

Try-outs are usually the first two Saturdays of March. Games begin around the second week of April (after Spring Break) and the last week of play is the first week of June (this includes the City Tournament for AAA and Majors). Memorial weekend is a baseball holiday.

 

4)  How can I volunteer to coach?

Coaches must attend a mandatory registration session held by the league in January and submit an application and pass a background check. You may attend either Jan. 15th or Jan. 30th anytime between 6 - 7:30pm at the clubhouse. 

 

5)  How is my child assigned a team?

AAA and Majors will try-out and be placed in a draft. You will be notified by email when your child has been placed on a team. T-Ball, Single A and Double A will be placed on teams by coaching staff. Coach’s kids will be placed on teams and then a random generator will assign players. Player / Coaches requests are not permitted for upper divisions (AA - Maj).

 

6)  How are registration fees used?  

Income

  • 50% - registration fees 
  • 40% - fundraising cards
  • 10% - donations, sponsorships

Expense

  • 24% - equipment (player and safety)
  • 20% - special field projects and concession equipment
  • 7% - field prep, rental, and maintenance
  • 18% - umpires
  • 16% - misc. (awards, tournaments All Stars/City tournament, advertising, fundraising)
  • 6% - office admin (office supplies, various fees-accounting, website, bank). 
  • 6% - insurance and Little League charter fees
  • 3% - security monitoring, utilities

There are no paid employees of RNLL, all positions are volunteers.

 

7)  Why do the registrations costs seem high?

Included in your registration fees are prepaid fundraiser cards. You will be given discount cards to sell when the season begins and this money reimburses a portion of your fees. You keep the funds from the sale of your initial cards. Additionaly, a new contract was implemented by the City of Richland for 2019, which has raised costs throughout the league. 

 

8)  Is my child Richland National or Greater Richland Little League?

If you reside within our boundary, or your child attends a school within our boundary, you are eligible to register for Richland National Little League.  

Richland National boundaries are all of the City Richland south of Swift Avenue and all of Kennewick

Please see the website for a map of our league boundaries.

 

9)  What gear is provided by the league?  

Players receive a cap (to keep) and jersey (to return).  (Tee ball and single A keep their jerseys)

Players will need baseball pants, cup (for males) and a glove.  The league provides the coaches with some batting helmets and catchers' gear.

 

10)  How many games/practices can I expect?  

Majors - practices/games 3 games a week, 3 practices a week.  Total ~ 21 games.

AAA - practices/games 2 games, 2-3 practices per week.  Total ~16 games.

AA - practices/games 2 games, 1-2 practices per week. Total ~14 games.

A and Tee ball - 1 practice and 1 game per week.  Total ~7 games.

 

11) I understand I am required to volunteer at times for my child's team. How do I go about doing so?

Your coach or team coordinator will let you know the game day duties required to play ball! Some examples of responsibilities would be: Field Prep (see helpful youtube link), Scoreboard, Pitch count, etc. 

https://youtu.be/DdGdzZ1t00o

If you are ever in need of assistance, you may contact your coach or look for a board member (the red lanyard folks). Board members are always willing to help!

12) I heard Little League is requiring a specific bat to use?

Little League is not requiring one specific brand of bat, however, Little League has impemented the new USA Bat Standard as of 2018. Tee Ball bats may qualify for the sticker program which means they can still use an older TEE BALL bat, however, all other size bats must have the USABat logo on them. See link:

https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-information/usa-baseball-bat-standard-faq/

 

 

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