Radnor-Wayne Little League: FAQ

The Mission Of Little League

Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball."

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

Founded in 1939; granted Federal Charter July 16, 1964, by unanimous act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Public Law 88-378, 88th Congress H.R. 9234, and amended December 26, 1974, Public Law 93-551, 93rd Congress, H.R. 8864. Little League is tax exempt.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 



Information about RWLL Softball Leagues
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Tee Ball Primarily Kindergartners.* Players hit a squishy soft baseball off a Tee. Everyone bats and plays in the field. Typically one practice during the week and one game on the weekend. T Shirt Primarily First Graders.* 10" soft core softball. Pitching by Parents is introduced but not mandatory. Typically one practice during the week and one game on the weekend.
Rookie Primarily Second Graders.* Parents Pitch and kids catch. Soft/Youth size Softball is used. Teams start to keep score but there are no formal standings. Typically preseason practice only then two games per week. Pony Primarily Third Graders.* Parents Pitch and kids catch, with kid pitch introduced later in the season. Soft/Youth size Softball is used. Teams start to keep score but there are no formal standings. Typically preseason practice only then two games per week.
Minors Primarily Fourth and Fifth Graders.* Kids Pitch using Hard/Youth Size softball. Real Paid Umpires call balls and strikes. There are standings and playoffs. Typically preseason practice only then two games per week Majors Little League ages 12, 11 and 10 which could include girls in grades 5 to 7.* Kids pitch using regulation softball. Real Paid Umpires call balls and strikes There are standings and playoffs. Typically preseason practice only then two games per week.
Seniors Ages range from 7-11 Graders.* Regulation softball is used. Real Paid Umpires call balls and strikes. There are standings and playoffs. Typically preseason practice only then two games per week.

* The age group mix varies from year to year depending upon enrollment


Info about transitioning from Majors to Juniors and Seniors for baseball players

After the last year playing Majors baseball on the small field, the Little League program continues for the 12's in the fall, but on the big 90 foot diamonds. They play in "Juniors" combined with the age group ahead of them. Juniors is for 13-14 year olds and is no longer a house league.  It plays surrounding townships on Saturdays and Sundays only. RWLL typicalls fields around 4 teams in the Spring and a team or two in the Fall.  In the Spring, the teams may be split between a Varsity and a JV (or an A & a few B's). We generally have 14-16 boys on each team and batting is no longer continuous so some will sit out portions of the game, although there are very liberal rules about re-entry. There are no cuts.  The season ends mid June but there may be a tourney into July.

In addition to the Juniors program, Williamsport has just announced a 50-70 division for 12/13 year olds. Details for RWLL are still on the drawing board as we dont have an official 50-70 foot field. Stay tuned for details as they emerge.

After Juniors, there is "Seniors" for 15-16 year olds. At this age we are lucky to field a team in the Spring and generally haven't fielded a team in the fall. Again there are no cuts, no continuous batting (once-again there are liberal re-entry rules), we play surrounding townships on Saturdays and Sundays.  The season ends mid-June but a tourney may run into July.

In addition to the Little League program, Wayne is fortunate to have a great American Legion baseball program.  Legion has three core teams. "Prep" which is for 13's, Junior Legion for 14 and 15's and Senior Legion for 16-19 year olds. Additionally depending on demand, there may also be a Sandlot level team for just 14's or a Cadets level team for just 16's. Sandlot teams and Cadet teams really depend on how many boys tryout. There are cuts for Legion ball and expectations are high for the boys to make every practice and every game. The season offcially runs from mid-May to mid-July, but non-league games are typically scheduled earlier than that and playoffs can run into late July. The teams play virtually every Saturday and Sunday and average 4-5 games per week so there are weekday evening games. See the attached websites for more details.

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=waynewolverines

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?cmenuid=1&url=waynelegionbaseball&sid=91184797

Marty Connor