East Lane Little League Baseball & Softball: FAQ

East Lane Little League FAQ

When does the season begin and end?
Teams are formed by the middle of March and coaches contact players by the end of March. Practices start the first two weeks of April. Some player pitch baseball and softball teams may begin practicing the last week or two of March with the understanding that some players may not be available during spring break.

The regular season ends on Saturday, June 14 2014. All-Star post season play will continue into the summer with dates to be announced.

How are teams formed?
T-ball and coach pitch teams are formed by school boundaries when possible so children are able to play with their friends and classmates. Parents can make special requests for their player during the online registration process if they would prefer a team placement other than by school. If your child has not started school they will be placed by the elementary school they will attend.

Player pitch baseball and softball teams are formed by player skill and school boundaries when possible. Each player in this age group is required to participate in a player evaluation to assure they are placed in a division that is suited to their abilities for safety and maximum player development.

What days and times are practices?
T-ball and coach pitch teams usually practice twice a week during the weekday evenings for an hour each practice. Depending on field availability, coach schedule and player participation these practices may last an hour and a half.

Player pitch baseball and softball teams typically practice a minimum of twice a week during the weekday evenings. Most teams at this level practice a minimum of an hour and a half each practice. Occasionally practices may be held on Saturdays.

Where are practices held?
Practices are held at a nearby elementary or middle school field in Springfield, Lowell, Walterville or Pleasant Hill depending on where the team was formed.

When do games begin?
Player pitch baseball and softball games begin around the middle of April. T-ball and coach pitch games will begin at the end of April.

Where are games played?
T-ball and coach pitch games are held at nearby elementary schools. Teams are assigned a home field and game locations rotate depending on the home team.

Player pitch baseball and softball games are held within Springfield, Eugene, Cottage Grove and surrounding areas. Depending on the number of teams at each division interleague play may be scheduled with teams from Albany, Corvallis and Salem. Games with teams from outside of the Eugene/Springfield/Cottage Grove area will be scheduled on Saturday.

What days and times are games scheduled?
T-ball and coach pitch teams play one game during the week, Monday through Friday with games starting at 6pm. One game is also scheduled each Saturday with games starting between 9am and 3pm. We do not schedule games on Sundays.

Player pitch baseball and softball teams play a minimum of two games each week. Most weeks these teams will play three games and possibly four games if a double-header is scheduled on Saturday. Games are scheduled during the weekdays starting at 6pm and Saturday games are scheduled to start between 9am and 6pm. We do not schedule games on Sundays.



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