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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Q: Can my player play baseball with East Fullerton Little League?

Players who live or go to school in our boundaries may play with EFLL. You can check your home or school address here: League Finder

Players outside of our boundaries can request a waiver to play with EFLL if a hardship exists. For more information on waivers, please contact info@efll.org.

Q: What age players are eligible to play?

East Fullerton Little League has baseball programs for players ages 4 thru 15. A players "league age" is determined by Little League's Age Chart. Please note that some players league age may be different from their actual age. Check the Age Chart to determine your players league age before registering.

Q: What division will my child play in?

A: Player placement is determined by several factors including age, skill level and experience, parent requests, and the draft system (for divisions Single A thru Juniors). The Player Agent will oversee all placements. Safety is ALWAYS the main factor when placing kids.

T-Ball

Ages 4-6 (first and/or second year players)

Rookie Ages 6-8 (typically second and third year players)
A Ages 7-9 – requires skill evaluation
AA Ages 8-10 – requires skill evaluation
AAA Ages 9-11 – requires skill evaluation
Major Ages 10-12 – requires skill evaluation
Junior Ages 13-15 – requires skill evaluation

 

T-Ball: Our T-Ball division is for our first and/or second year players (4-6 years) Typically there will be 2-3 team meetings per week consisting of at least one game per week and possibly one-two practices per week. A season will consist of 10-15 games in the Spring season. A baseball tee is used for the first half of the season with the second half of the season involving a combination of coach pitch and baseball tee hitting. 

Rookie: The Rookie division consists of more advanced second and third players that have graduated from our T-Ball program. The season consists of 3 team meetings per week, involving two games and one practice. Coach pitch and the baseball tee are utilized for hitting for the entire season. A season will consist of 15-20 games in the Spring season.

Single A:  The Single A division is targeted toward children that are 7-9 years-old with the introduction of player pitch in addition to coach pitch.  These games will have umpires. The division will be semi-competitive, but standings will not be kept. This division will be helpful in developing our players and getting them ready for the competitive AA Division. Player

AA thru Majors:  These divisions are for children ages 7-12. Teams in these divisions are formed by a draft process. Age ranges for each division can vary based on player experience and skill level. Our Player Agent will assist managers in ensuring players are properly placed.

Q: What can I expect at evaluations?

A: All new and returning players league age 7 or older must attend a skills evaluation. 

At evaluations, each player will be asked to 1) catch 3 fly balls, 2) throw the caught fly balls to home plate 3) field 3 ground balls at shortstop and throw to first base 4) hit a ball from a pitching machine or coach and 5) run the bases after his/her final swing.  The player will be rated by each team’s manager and coach and EFLL’s Player Agent, President and Vice President.  A player draft for divisions Single A thru Juniors will be held with the team managers and EFLL’s Player Agent, President, Vice President and Secretary in attendance. The skill evaluation serves as an aide to the managers of the draft selection process to ensure balanced teams. The divisions are not age-bound; rather, teams are selected based on player’s skill level according to each team’s manager.

Q: How long is the Little League season?

A: Typically, practices begin in February and games run March through late May (one-week break for Easter). Upper divisions continue with post-season tournaments and All-Star games into late June and early July. (Please refer to the calendar on the website for more information.)

Q: What is included with the League fees?

A: The registration fees pay for the players' uniform, pictures, umpires and year-end trophy.

Q: Why does each team need to raise $300 in Sponsorships?  

A: The registration fees alone do not cover all of the expenses to operate the league. It also allows businesses in our community to support EFLL.

Q: How many games/practices can we expect?

A: A 16-20 game regular season with at LEAST one practice per week.  There will be two games per week in all divisions.

Q: When will games/practices be held?

A: Practices will generally be held on either a Monday/Wednesday or a Tuesday/Thursday. Once games begin, teams will have one weekday game and one Saturday game each week. Due to volunteer schedules, field availability, and the complexity of scheduling teams, we cannot guarantee practice times on certain days of the week for players with other commitments.

Practices begin in February when it gets dark very early. Practices will be held as early as the managers are available (usually around 4:00/4:30). We understand this may be difficult for some families. Once the time changes and we have longer daylight hours, managers generally push practices back to later starting times.

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. Please check the Little League website for bat regulations. Our managers and coaches can also help parents make informed decisions on equipment purchases.

Q: Where are the games and practices?

A: Practices are held at various fields in East Fullerton. Most games will be played in Fullerton, with occasional games in nearby cities for interleague play. Check our FIELDS tab for more information.
 

Consider this...

1) Be sure your player is at practice and games ON TIME. Baseball is a team sport 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.

3) Let the coaches do the coaching.

4) Be supportive at games. 

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 countless hours and rely on parents to help when they can.

6) Fields: All of the work done on the fields are done by volunteers, and they need help. This includes dragging the infields, mowing the grass and upkeep of the dugouts and fences. The City does not maintain the fields, we do. If you are able, please feel free to contact our field coordinator to lend your services.

7) 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.