WORKS Little League: FAQ's

FAQ's

GENERAL QUESTIONS:


How old must my child be to play in WORKS Little League?
* T-Ball - 4, 5 & 6 Years Old
* Rookie Division - 7 & 8 Years Old
* Minor Division - 9 & 10 Years Old
* Major Division - 11 & 12 Years Old
* Junior Division - 13, 14 & 15 Years Old

* Girls Softball - Major  - 10-12 Years Old
* Girls Softball – Senior – 12-14 Years Old
* Challengers - 5 to 18 Years Old

* If a child is 6 years old and never played baseball before he/she will be placed in the Tee Ball Division. If a child is 6 years old and has played in the league before they will be moved up to the Rookie division.

 
Does WORKS Little League have a Girls softball program?
Yes, we do accept girls for softball however not till the age of 10.  Prior to that we recommend that the girls play regular baseball.  

 
How long does each season last?
Spring teams are established in Late April and the season is usually complete at the end of June.

 

What time does the games start?

Most weeknight games start at 5:45PM.  Check the website calendar.

What is the practice schedule?
Team practices are determined by each coach. Expect one to two practices a week (depending on coach).

 

Does my child need to attend every game and practice?

We ask that you please try to make every effort to ensure your child attends all practices and games, particularly if your child is in an older, more competitive division. If you know your child will miss a practice or game, please let the Coach know as far in advance as possible. In cases of illness or injury, alert the Coach as soon as you know your child will not be able to play.

 

How can I find out if a game is cancelled due to weather?

Your Coach will send out  an e-mail  or text you on game day to let you know if the game has been cancelled.


What are the game rules by division?

The rules differ somewhat by division. You can review the rules HERE for each division.

 

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:

 

When is registration?
Early Registration for Spring Ball will open in SEPTEMBER 2018, unless noted otherwise.

How can I register?

Download the Registration Form HERE, fill it out and bring it to the WORKS Little League Club House on any of the scheduled registration dates. Location: 84-01 Jamaica Avenue, Suite 975, Woodhaven, NY 11421


What are the registration fees for WORKS LL and what form of payment is accepted?

Early registration fee is $80 for all Divisions (except for Challenger Divsion),
$110
after October 20, 2018.
Registration for Challenger Division is $75 per family.
A late fee of $10 will be charged to anyone applying after April 1, 2019.
We only accept cash, check or money order. You must provide proof of your child's age (passport, birth certificate) and proof of residence (cable bill, rent or maintenance charge receipt, utility bill, etc.) that confirms that you reside within the WORK LL boundary.)


What does my registration fees pay for?

Each player is required to pay a registration fee, which is used to cover most of the cost of player uniforms, team equipment, fields maintenance, umpires and administrative expenses, including League insurance costs, LL charter fees. Sponsors provide additional support and underwrite the costs per player.  Your coach will distribute uniforms at the start of the season.

Does WORKS LL have a refund policy?

WORKS LL does NOT offer refunds on registration fees unless it is for a valid medical reason, supported by a doctor's note. NO refunds will be given for any reason after uniforms have been distributed.

What documents do I need to provide if my child is a new player?

Little League of America rules require that all children provide proof of age and residency in order to play on a Little League of America chartered team.
 
You must provide proof of your child's age (passport, birth certificate) and proof of residence (cable bill, rent or maintenance charge receipt, utility bill, etc.) that confirms that you reside within the WORK LL boundary.

Can I register late?

Yes, but a late fee of $10 will be charged to anyone applying after April 1, 2019.

When will we know what team my child has been assigned to?
The parent/guardian of each player will receive an e-mail or call from the child’s coach letting them know what team the player is on. If you have not heard from a coach 1 week prior to the start of the season, please email WORKSLittleLeague@gmail.com.


CODE OF CONDUCT

Are there codes of conduct for parents, players and volunteers?

 Yes, players and volunteers are expected to behave in a manner that reflects the integrity and spirit of the league. No abusive language or profanity is allowed. Likewise, illegal drugs and/or alcohol are not allowed on the playing field or in the parks. There is no abusive physical contact with a player or volunteer. Any player or volunteer violating the code of conduct can risk suspension and/or dismissal from W.O.R.K.S Little League by the Board of Directors. Please refer to the Parent Code of Conduct handout for specific information regarding expectations of you and your child.  (You can download it HERE)

EQUIPMENT & UNIFORM QUESTIONS:


What Equipment will I need to provide my child?

Parents are expected to provide:

·      A baseball/softball glove (WITH THEIR FULL NAME WRITTEN ON IT)

·      Footwear (no metal cleats/spikes)

·      An athletic supporter and an athletic cup if your player is a boy who in the Majors division or above or if he is a catcher, regardless of division.

 

Additionally, parents may want to consider:

·      Additional pairs of baseball pants (grey pants only) and socks

·      The League provides bats, balls, team batting helmets & catcher's gear or if you prefer that your child have his or her own (PLEASE WRITE THEIR FULL NAME ON IT).

·      You may also want to provide a bat bag for your child to carry gear to games in, and a water bottle is a good idea.

·      Protective arm guards, sliding pants, sunglasses and eye black, which are strictly optional.

·      Thermal shirts and pants, which are recommended but not required for chilly mornings and evenings in early spring.

If a player brings his/her own bat it must conform to Little League bat policy and be marked with the player's name. Below are some links to provide guidance in choosing an authorized bat https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-information/

Uniform:
In Spring the League provides each player with a jersey, baseball pants, socks and a baseball cap. Players are responsible for wearing appropriate footwear---either sneakers or NON-METAL cleats. Your coach will distribute uniforms at the start of the season.

 

COMMUNICATION

Are parents informed of league events on a regular basis?
Yes. Make sure you join our Facebook group, where we post news. The league will also utilize email, social media and text messaging to deliver messages about schedule changes and game cancellations. 


VOLUNTEER QUESTIONS


How can I volunteer?
WORKS LL is an all-volunteer organization and we ask that everyone lend a hand. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children.

Parents, take a minute to fill out the volunteer form while registering your child. If you are not a parent and would like to volunteer, take a minute to fill out the form while visiting our website or in person at our club house location. you can download and complete the 2018 Little League of America Volunteer form, which you can find by clicking HERE. We’ll keep your request on file and contact you when need your help. Or feel free to contact WORKSLittleLeague@gmail.com to let us know you’d like to help out or to find out more about volunteering opportunities.

 

Does WORKS LL perform background checks on its volunteers?
Yes. All WORKS LL volunteers who are working with kids/coaching are required to submit to an annual background check, per Little League of America regulations.


How can I become a WORKS LL coach? 

You may request to beCOME a coach at the beginning of the season by contacting WORKSLittleLeague@gmail.com or fill out the Volunteer form HERE.

 

Can a parent coach his or her child’s team?

You may volunteer to coach your child’s team and, if selected, you will be allowed to do so as long as you treat your child like any other player on the team and refrain from showing any favoritism.

 

How are umpires chosen for WORKS LL? 

Umpires are former players or parents. Anyone can be an ump as long as they take the course we run. 

 

Are umpires paid?

Yes, the umpires who work for WORKS LL are paid.

 

SPONSORSHIP QUESTIONS

 

What roles do sponsors and contributors play?

League sponsors, team sponsors  and contributors provide the bulk of our financial support. They step forward to make the League possible for our children. Their contributions help keep registration fees low. You are encouraged to patronize their businesses and thank them for their support.

 
Who are WORKS Little League's current sponsors?

WORKS Little League's sponsors are listed here.


How can I become a sponsor?

WORKS Little League is a non-profit, completely volunteer youth organization.
All donations are tax deductible. Any local businesses or individuals that would like to become a sponsor, please email Doreen Callanan: dcall310@aol.com