QUESTION: How do I find out if a game or practice is cancelled due to weather conditions?
ANSWER: In the event of rain, the league will notify each player via email of field closures. If during the weekday, if you do not hear from the league by 5pm then report to your field of play. Determination will be made at the field by the coaches. You can also visit the website.
QUESTION: When does the season start?
ANSWER: The season will begin a few weeks or more after the close of registration. DFYLL depends on registration information to determine the number of teams, coaches, and fields available to support the season. DFYLL will email player families and volunteers with updates.
QUESTION: When will I find out what team my player is on?
ANSWER: After registration closes for a season, DFYLL will determine how many teams we can have in a given season. Players and coaches will be assigned. Then, player families will be notified via email.
QUESTION: Can I request that my player be on the same team with another player?
ANSWER: You may submit requests during the registration period for T-ball and Pony divisions only. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that requests will be accommodated. Requests will not be considered for Minors divisions and above.
QUESTION: How are teams determined and what about the Draft?
ANSWER: With all leagues except for T-ball, the league and division coordinators do their best to divide the children evenly based on prior year evaluations.
QUESTION: How long does the season last?
ANSWER: Seasons can vary based on many factors. We aim for 10-12 weeks of play, but seasons may vary. Anticipated season start dates will be communicated upon the opening of registration. Season schedules will be made available before or upon the start of a season.
QUESTION: What equipment does my player need?
Bats: All levels (including T-ball) should have their own bat. Bats must be little league approved.
- Softball (all divisions): All bats must conform to Little League Standards. Not more than 2 1/4" diameter and must be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor ) of 1.2
- Baseball (all divisions): All bats must conform to Little League Standards and bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat standard. All BPF baseball 1.15 bats will be prohibited
- Additional information about bat requirements is available on the Little League Bat Rules web page.
- Gloves: all divisions of play must bring their own glove
- Helmet: all divisions of play must bring their own helmet with stamp "NOCSAE" on back
- Uniform: All players required to purchase pants: Baseball - white plants; Softball - black pants. Jerseys/shirts and socks will be provided
- Cleats: Suggested for all divisions except T-ball (t-ball plays on turf field). NO METAL CLEATS
- Athletic Cups: should be worn by all boys Pony Level and above
- Recommended: chest wall protective devices (EvoShield, Heart-Guard, etc.) for Pony level baseball and above
- Recommended: mouth guards
- Recommended: face shields
QUESTION: How do I get involved in coaching a team?
ANSWER: We ask that anyone interested to please notify the league ASAP if they wish to volunteer as a Coach and/or register when Call for Coaches registration opens before each season. With enough coaches, we can make sure that each child will have an enjoyable experience. In the event of lack of coaches, we unfortunately have to increase the roster size of each team.
QUESTION: How are coaches, and teams determined?
ANSWER: The DFYLL Board of Directors determines coach assignments at each division level.
QUESTION: What should or can I do to help?
ANSWER: Please remember all Board members, coaches and others volunteer their time to help your children and league thrive. Without coaching, we can all do more to help. Pick up trash; practice with your child at home; communicate with your coach; arrive on time to practice and games; and most of all be supportive of your child, teammates, coaches and umpires.
QUESTION: What does league age mean?
ANSWER: Please review this Little League web page to learn more about what the Little League age determination date is and how it helps determine eligibility. You can also find your player's League Age here using the League Age Calculator and Age Charts.
QUESTION: My child participates in other sports. How much time is required?
ANSWER: As with all sports, the more you practice the better player your child becomes and the game becomes more enjoyable. As a general guide (highly subject to change):
- T-ball typically runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
- Pony is typically scheduled Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
- All other divisions are determined as we get closer to the season.
- All schedules are subject to change based on field and coach availability.