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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Kerrisdale Little League is a volunteer run organization.   If you can’t see your question on here, be sure to look around the rest of the website.  If you still can’t find what you are looking for, make sure you e-mail the President at president@kerrisdalebaseball.com

What is Kerrisdale Little League?
Established in 1952, Kerrisdale Little League is a volunteer run non-profit society baseball league for children ages 4-12.  Our association is a member of Little League Canada which is played in approximately 6,500 communities across more than 80 countries around the world.  Children are given the opportunity to develop and practice baseball skills and play games with our teams in the league and division.

Who can play at Kerrisdale Little League?
We welcome all children between the "baseball ages" of 4 and 12 during the season who live or attend school within the KLL boundaries.  The age determination date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child on August 31 of the current year.   Players born before September 1, 2009 are considered "aged out" of Little League and unable to play.

What are the Kerrisdale Little League boundaries?
If you live in the KLL catchment area (see Google map link) OR attend a school in our catchment area.  For more information, refer to our Registration page under "Eligibility".

When does the season start and end?
Teams will be formed in March and announced by mid (for older divisions) to late March (younger divisions).  The Spring season officially starts on April 3 and runs until June 18.

My child is new to baseball and I don't know what division to register for?
We welcome all players to our league - new or old - as it is never too late to start!  Please refer to our Registration page for details, including our Division chart.  This chart is used as a guideline for registration purposes.  For children born 2013 and older, they will attend pre-season assessments.  In the event, the league determines a player should play up or down a level for safety considerations, the league will contact you to discuss and provide a price difference refund.

How are players assigned to teams?  Can I friend request?
For the Majors and Minors Divisions, teams are formed by a draft process by coaches based on pre-season assessments, with the goal of having evenly skilled and balanced teams.  For this reason, we do not accept friend requests for players within the Majors and Minors Divisions.
For all other Divisions, teams are formed by the Division Coordinator and  we consider friend requests and school catchments if you register before January 15.  We do our best to accommodate all requests, but can’t guarantee anything.

Can you place siblings in the same division on the same team?
We can guarantee that siblings living at the same address will  be placed on the same team.  Please email the Registrar before your assessment date to advise.

What are the pre-season assessments?
Players registering in Minors or Majors are required to attend assessments before the season starts.

The purpose of the assessment process is to meet three primary goals:
(1) to place players in the appropriate division based on skill, emotional level and safety considerations
(2) to facilitate the drafting of teams in Minors and Majors
(3) to assist in creating evenly skilled, balanced teams.

Form more information regarding assessments, refer to our Registration page.

Can my child play up a level?
Players considering playing up in a higher level should indicate so during the registration process as there may need to be an assessment conducted for safety purposes.  Please contact the Registrar if you you have questions.

When do I find out when practices and games will be scheduled?
For the younger Divisions, the schedule is set and posted on the Divisions tab.

For the Majors and Minors Divisions, the schedule is generated after the teams are formed.  We try our best to post the schedule when it is available (by April 1st at the latest).

What equipment is required?
For the younger divisions, all you need is a glove and a batting helmet. In the older divisions, you will want to have baseball cleats, baseball pants and protective cup.  KLL supplies hats and “keeper” shirts.  For detailed information on what is required, refer to the Divisions tab.

What are the expectations of me as a parent?
KLL is a volunteer-run operation and a team effort on the part of players and families alike.  Board members put in many hours before, during, and after the season to ensure the league runs successfully.  The coaches and team managers for our teams are volunteer parents.  There are team and league wide duties that each parent is expected to volunteer.  Each family is expected to assist in volunteering during the season to do their part as a community effort.  Refer to our Volunteer Policy page for detailed information.

My child has aged out of Kerrisdale Little League and no longer eligible to play, what are the options?
For baseball players born before September 1, 2009 and have "aged out" of Little League, many of graduated players continue on their baseball journey through Vancouver Community Baseball.

Who do I contact if I have a problem that needs to be resolved by the league?
If at any time you have a problem or just want information, you can contact the league.  However, please first discuss any concerns with your child’s Coach or Team Manager, and then with the Division’s Coordinator. If you cannot find resolution, you may then ask to have the matter forwarded to the Player Agent and then finally, the President. Contact information is on our website under Contact Us.

Who do I contact for a copy of the KLL Board minutes?
Board Minutes and AGM minutes (draft) are available on request from the Secretary.