2017 FAQ on RegistrationsUpdated Friday December 2, 2016 by Los Banos Little League.
2017 FAQ on Registrations
Q: When does online registration begin?
A: December 1st, 2017
Q: If I register online do I have to upload proofs of residency and Birth Certificate?
A: Yes. We still have to verify your child's birth date by showing us a birth certificate. We also need to verify that your child lives OR goes to an elementary or junior high school in our league's boundary. This is a mandatory Little League rule. It must be done every year even if your child played with us last year.
Q: What are this years dates that I can bring in my documents instead of uploading to website?
A: Friday, December 9th, 2016. 5:30pm-8:30pm, The Pizza Factory
Saturday, January 7th 2017, 12pm-3pm, The Pizza Factory
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 12pm-3pm, The Pizza Factory
For late registrants - Document Review will be on Saturday or Monday at tryouts. Any participants not fully registered (this includes a document review) will be placed on the waiting list.
Q: What documents do I need to bring to verify the leagues boundary qualifications?
A: You can choose one of two methods; school verification or residence verification.
If you will be using the school verification method your child will need to go to an elementary or junior high school in our league boundaries. Download a Little League School Enrollment form (LLSE) HERE and get it signed by your principle. You must be enrolled in the school prior to October, 2017 to use this form. Also, if you have used this form in the past you can bring in a previously signed LLSE form if they still go to that school. No need to get a new one for this year.
If you will be using the proof of residency verification method you will need to provide 3 original documents showing the parents name and residential address within our boundaries, using at least three different verification categories
NOTE: Documents (other than a driver's license) must show a date between February 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.
1. Drivers License
2. School records
3. Federal records
4. Local (municipal) records
5. Homeowner or tenant records
6. Employment records
7. Insurance documents
8. Military records
9. Utility bills (i.e.., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, trash)
10. Vehicle records
11. Welfare/child care records
12. State records
13. Support payment records
14. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records
15. Voters Registration
16. Medical records
17. Internet, cable or satellite records
Example - Three utility bills would NOT meet the requirements because they all come from item No. 9 above. However, one utility bill, one drivers license and one insurance document would complete the 3 required documents needed.
TIP! If your child is selected for an All Star team, these records will need to be provided again and turned into the district administrator. It is a good idea to keep these records in a safe place so that you have access to them once again at the end of the season.
Q: If I have a signed school verification form but do not go to that school any longer can I still use that form?
A: No. If you have changed schools you will need a new form from the new school as long as it is in our league boundary area. If the new school is not in our boundary you will need to use the residency verification method to finish your registration. If you have completely moved out of our area and no longer attend a school in our area you may still continue to play with us as long as you played the previous Spring season and will need a Regulation IId Waiver. Let us know during document verification if this is the case so we can get the Regulation IId Waiver taken care of.
Q: How do I know what division to register my child in?
A: Registration this year is by "League Age" and what division you would prefer your child to play in, as some ages in each division overlap. For Little League, League Age is determined by dates set by Little League and not necessarily the age of your child during the season. You can view the league age chart below. Understand that ultimately the league will choose the division your child plays in by considering your child's league age, how many teams we have in each division and by the league draft.
Q: Do all kids have to tryout to get on a team?
A: If your child is League Age 7 or older and playing in Minor AA or higher, tryouts are mandatory no matter what division they signed up for.
Q: When are tryouts?
A: For the 2017 Spring season, tryout dates are January 21st or January 23rd, 2017. Dates and times of tryouts will be posted on the website as we get closer to this date. We will send out an email letting you know when the information is posted. Info will also be posted on our Facebook Page. Please keep these dates open.
Q: Can my child be on the same team as their friends?
A: This depends on the division your child plays in. Requests to play with friends can be made for children who are registered for the Tee Ball and Minor A Division. The league will try their best to accommodate all requests but there is no guarantee.
Q: Can I get a refund if my child decides not to play?
A: Refunds are available up until January 21st, 2017. After this date you won't be able to get a refund.
Q: When does the Spring season start?
A: Tryouts are in January, practices start in February and Games usually begin in March. The regular season ends before June. Qualifying upper division teams may play into June. Qualifying All Star players may play into July and even August if they keep winning.
Q: What days are practices and games?
A: Practices are usually scheduled by the individual managers based on field availability and the managers personal schedule. Games can be played any day during the week and on Saturdays as well. Expect one game during the week and one game on Saturday. Weekday games usually begin at 5pm. Game schedules are created in February.
Q: How much does it cost to register?
A: 2017 Registration Fees are based on the division your child plays on. There is a discount for a 2nd and 3rd child and also a family cap at $300 (All family members need to be siblings, not cousins). Sibling discounts can not be combined with early bird registration discounts. No sibling discounts allowed in Tee Ball
T-Ball (ages 4-6) $55
Minor A (ages 5-7) $100 (first 2 weeks in December $85.00)
Minor AA (ages 7-9) $100 (first 2 weeks in December $85.00)
Minor AAA (ages 9-11) $100 (first 2 weeks in December $85.00)
Majors (Ages 10-12) $100
Intermediate (Ages 11-13) $75
Seniors (Ages 14-16) $75
Q: Are there other costs associated with playing in Los Banos Little League?
A: Possibly. We do require parents to help by volunteering to work some snack bar assignments and we also need teams to provide volunteers to help umpire some games. There will be buyout opportunities if you prefer to have someone work your snack bar assignments. Teams may also decide to buyout their umpire volunteer duties if they can't find someone to help. Other items such as team banners, coaches gifts, etc are also the teams responsibility.
Q: What is provided with my registration fee?
A: The league provides fields to play on, a uniform (jersey & hat. socks, belt & pants are not included), Managers are provided with practice baseballs (if available), game baseballs, team batting helmets and catchers gear. Kids should have their own glove and cleats. Most kids have their own bats and helmets.