Capitol Little League, Olympia, Washington: Frequently Asked Questions

Wednesday, January 16
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How long is the season?
A1. Teams are created the last week of February. Coaches then notify their players and begin practice the first part of March. Opening Day is April 12, 2014.  End of Season Tournament will begin in early June, and Closing Ceremony will be June 14, 2014 followed immediately by the AAA All Star game.

Q2. What days are practices?
A2. Each coach signs up for practice days, so it depends upon what day your child’s coach signs up for.

Q3. How long are practices?
A3. Typically practices run 1½ to 2 hours.

Q4. What days are games?
A4. Games begin in April. Each team usually plays one weekday game and one Saturday game. The actual game schedules are not made up until the middle of March, when the number of players and teams has been finalized.

Q5. How many games and practices are there?
A5. During the month of March, teams typically practice two or three times a week (weather and daylight permitting). In April, once games start, teams will typically be playing two games a week and practicing one other day during the week. Some teams may practice more if that is the desire of the coach.  The number of games played per week depends greatly on the number of teams our league has for each division.  In 2014, we will attempt to provide players with more game opportunities.

Q6. My child cannot make tryouts on the specific date/time that is posted, what do we do?
A6. Your child need only attend tryouts if they want to be considered for draft into a kid pitch/hardball division (AAA, Minor or Major). If your child will be playing in one of these divisions and cannot make the tryout, contact our Player Agent, Russ Gies (usgies@comcast.net) or President, Mike Salvitti (salvitti@me.com) for an alternative date. Please note that players MUST tryout to be drafted on a team and to be eligible for post season tournament team consideration.

Q7. Can my child play with their friends all on the same team?
A7. In the A and AA divisions (t-ball and machine pitch) there is more flexibility in accommodating these types of requests. However in any kid pitch/hardball division, teams are drafted after tryouts have been conducted. The most control you can have over who your child plays with is actually to manage and draft a team.  We will attempt to honor requests to draft players together when family and travel are a concern, but are unable to force this to happen.

Q8. What area does Capitol Little League encompass?
A8. Basically residents of North Thurston, Olympia, Tumwater and Griffin school districts are in the boundary of CLL.

Q9. What are the different divisions of play offered?
A9. See the table below for division information:

Ages: 4, 5, 6 Tee Ball (Introductory w/ “safety” balls) Games have a 1 ½ hour limit
Ages: 5, 6, 7 AA (Machine Pitch w/ “safety” balls) Games have a 1 ½ hour limit
Ages: 8, 9, 10 AAA (First hard ball, kid pitch division) Games are 6 innings/2 hour limit
Ages: 9,10,11 Minor (Developmental division for Major) Games are 6 innings/2 hour limit
Ages 10,11,12 Major (Competitive) Games are 6 innings/no time limit/some inter-league travel

Q10. Do we get a refund if our child decides to quit?
A10: For the spring season:  Refund requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  Excepting extenuating circumstances (hospitalization, move out of district) refund fee requests received before the earlier of The Draft or March 1 of the current year will be refunded at 80% registration fee.  Requests received between the later of March 2 of the current year and the date the uniform order is placed will be refunded at 50%.  No refunds will be issued once uniforms are ordered.  Requests must be in writing and e mailed to CapitolLittleLeague@outlook.com.  If registration is done on-line, the processing fee will not be refunded as it is charged by the third party vendor who operates the eCommerce site.

Mailing Address:

Capitol Little League
Attn: President
PO Box 1985
Olympia WA
98507

Please include your players name and age, and your name, address and telephone number for processing.