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Questions and Answers

Where can my child play Little League?
Please use the Little League Finder to determine if your home or school address is within ILL boundaries. 

What division should my child play in the 2020 Spring Little League season? 
The division placement is based on players age and years of playing.

What is my child’s league age?
Your child's actual age and league age may be different.  Your child’s league age can be found on the 2020 Little Age Chart. [Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.]  Player's league age determines which division they are eligible to play in.

Can I use a passport to prove age?
No, only an original birth certificate will be accepted.

What do I need to bring to Prove Residency?
Residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence (player must live at this address) which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state and zip code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2018 (previous year) and February 1, 2019 (current year), from one or more documents from EACH of the three Groups outlined below:

Note: Relatives who live in boundary do not qualify players.  
A school issued report card or performance record will no longer be accepted to establish school attendance.  Documents MUST list address, date, and some may need parent or guardian signatures.

Group I
1. Driver's License
2. School records
3. Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
4. Employment records
5. Insurance documents

Group II
1. Welfare/child care records
2. Federal records (i.e., Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)
3. State records
4. Local (municipal) records
5. Support payment records
6. Homeowner or tenant records
7. Military records

Group III
1. Voter's Registration
2. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
3. Financial records (loan, credit, investments, etc.)
4. Medical records
5. Internet, cable, or satellite records

If my child attends a school in the ILL boundary can he/she play at ILL? 
Yes your child will be playing on a school waiver (school is within ILL boundaries). You must bring this School Enrollment form signed by the school administration proving enrollment prior to October 1st. Only complete paperwork will be accepted during the registration dates.

If my child does not live or attend a school in the ILL boundary can he/she play at ILL? 
For the Spring Little League season, your child will be considered after submitting a notarized waiver signed by your home league president and a reason letter.  The request will be reviewed by both the ILL President and District 22 Administrator. Approval is not guaranteed and may be denied by home league, ILL or district administrator. Players will not be eligible for post season teams.  For Fall Ball, your child can play without approved waivers.

Can I make friend requests or ask for a specific Manager or Coach?

Imperial Little League will try to accommodate friend or manager requests during the spring season, but it does not guarantee any requests. 

What do I do if I am interested in coaching or managing a team this coming season?
The registration process provides the opportunity to express your volunteer interest.  Prior to the start of the season there will also be a Call For Managers email sent out to the membership requesting you send an email to [email protected] with a completed manager questionnaire application and volunteer application that can be found on the league website under the FORMS tab. In order to be considered both forms must be completed and returned prior to the 1/17/2019 deadline.   

My schedule does not allow me the manage a team though I would like to help coach or serve as a team parent. What do I need to do?

Fill out the 2020 Volunteer Application also found under the FORMS & DOCUMENTS tab and submit by email to  [email protected].  All volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application for the safety of the kids playing at ILL.  An application must be done on a yearly basis. Submit your application by email to the ILL or bring to one of the registration verification days. In February the manager of your child's team will contact you.  Speak to the manager about your interest in coaching, team parent, or helping in another capacity.  

For the divisions utilizing the draft process (all Minor, Little League, Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Divisions) what is expected at player assessments? 
Players will be evaluated on their hitting, throwing/catching, fielding, and running. Players who registered on time will be placed on a team pending sufficient registrants and managers to create the team.

When are practices held?
Practice days and times are tbd by the manager and field/batting cage availability.  We do not assign team practice times or finalize our game schedules until after teams are formed.

When are games held?
In the spring season T-ball through Majors divisions have games during the weekday and possibly some weekends. Junior Divisions will participate in inter-league and information will be posted as it becomes available. 

How long is the Spring Season?
Practices begin February. Regular season games begin on end of February and run until the end of May. Those divisions that participate in post-season play-offs will have the opportunity to play through mid-June depending on how far the team advances.  

What is Fall Ball?
Fall Ball is intended to be an instructional season for player’s league age 4-13.  This a great opportunity to work on baseball skills and/or try out a higher division to help prepare for the next level in the Spring. ILL currently does not have a Fall Ball Season but other local leagues offer this opportunity for our players.

Where are the rules for Imperial Little League?
Imperial Little League has local rules in addition to following the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies. ("The Green Book")

Why is Pitch Count important and how is it calculated?
The answer is simple – to protect young arms. Player safety is paramount, and we’re proud of the regulations we’ve put in place. The healthier Little Leaguers® are, the more games they’ll play, which results in them having more fun with their friends. Pitch count rules differ for several divisions. Please visit Regular Season Pitching Rules for more information, and be sure to alert your team’s manager if your child pitches in youth baseball programs other that Little League. (cited from

What bat can my child use for Little League?
Please use the following link to for further information on the Little League approved bats.

*Starting January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season  are no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity.. All bats used for practice and games must have the USA bat stamp.

What type of equipment will my player need?
All I.L.L. players will be provided with a uniform (jersey and hat) as part of your registration fees.  Other equipment that is needed is baseball cleats, little league approved bat, glove, athletic protective cup, baseball pants and belt. Your team manager will let you know what color pants and belt to purchase. 

What is the refund policy?
Any refund request must be submitted via email to [email protected]The request will generally be honored based on the following schedule.  

Date the notice of withdraw is received                                                              Amount of Refund
Prior to team assignment (Before draft date)                                                          50% of registration fee
After team assignment (On or after draft date)                                                       No Refund
* For T-Ball, team assignment is when Player Agents place your child on a roster.

If you read all the above information and still have registration, verification or player questions, please email [email protected].com.

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