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Little League Baseball For Boys & Girls Ages 4 - 16

Dale City Little League


What is District 9?
Little League breaks up each state into districts, DCLL resides in District 9; there are 16 districts in Virginia.
Can I play for DCLL?
Visit the Little League Finder to find out if you reside within the DCLL boundaries - Little League Finder

What is my player(s) little league age?
Visit the Little League Age Calculator Little League League Age Determination - this will help determine what division your player fits within.

What seasons does DCLL offer?
Spring runs from April to June. Registration for Spring typically opens in November and closes in February.
Fall runs from August to October. Registration for Fall typically opens in June and closes in August.

What is included with my uniform?
Generally speaking: Hat, shirt, pants, and socks

Is there basic equipment that should be purchased for the season?
Bat, Helmet, Glove, Cleats

What type of bat is authorized for Little League use?
T-Ball: Under the USA Bat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26″ and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text.

Machine Pitch, Minors, and Majors Divisions: It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8) inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.
NOTE 1: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.
NOTE 2: Approved Tee Ball bats may also be used for the Machine Pitch Division only with the use of approved Tee Balls.

Juniors/Seniors Divisions: It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
Source: Bat Rules - Little League

What type of glove is authorized for little league use?
A baseball glove or mitt is a large leather glove worn by baseball players of the defending team, which assists players in catching and fielding balls hit by a batter or thrown by a teammate. By convention, the glove is described by the handedness of the intended wearer, rather than the hand on which the glove is worn: a glove that fits on the left hand—used by a right-handed thrower—is called a right-handed or "right-hand throw" glove. Conversely, a left-handed glove is worn on the right hand, allowing the player to throw the ball with the left hand. Any brand of glove is acceptable.
NOTE 1: “White gloves” are not permitted for use while pitching.

What type of helmet is authorized for little league use?
The safety of all our participants is our utmost concern, and, like most youth organizations, Little League requires our batters to wear helmets that meet National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) specifications and bear the NOCSAE stamp. Please avoid “shiny” helmets as the sun glare could blind the pitcher and fielding players.

What type of cleats are authorized for little league use?
Little Leaguers are permitted to wear cleats or spikes on their feet. For players in the Major Division and below, plastic cleats (often called molded cleats) are to be worn. In the Junior and Senior Divisions metal cleats may be worn. 

What fields/areas will game(s) and practices be held at?
Fields are by permit only, and we strive to secure the below listed fields. Please note these are subject to change based on availability.

Birchdale Park – Jenkins and Turley Fields (60-foot fields)
Andrew Leitch Park – Easterly Field (90-foot field) (behind Water Works)
Logan Park – Rec Center Fields #1, #2 and Alexander Compton Field (60-foot fields) (behind the Dale City Rec Center)

What are some volunteer opportunities that are available?
There are volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Here is a list of volunteer opportunities including but not limited to: Opening Day, Umpiring, Pre-Season Camps, Skills Assessments, Concessions, Team Manager, Assistant Coach, Post Season Tournaments, etc. If you are interested in volunteering for DCLL, please send an email to [email protected].

NOTE 1: All Team Managers and Assistant Coaches must have a manager application on file, and a completed and cleared background investigation. They must also complete the concussion training prior to the start of the season. There is only one manager and two assistant coaches of record permitted per team.

What is a typical schedule like?
T-Ball – 1 practice, 1 game per weekday and 1 game on Saturday
Machine Pitch – 1 practice, 1 game per weekday and 1 game on Saturday
Minors/Majors – 1-2 practices, 1 game per weekday and 1 game on Saturday
Juniors/Seniors – 1-2 practices, 1-2 games per weekday and 1-2 games on Saturday
Challengers/Senior Challengers - No practices, 1-2 games per week

NOTE 1: All items above are stated in “general terms”.
NOTE 2: All Team Managers have the right to request additional practice times when the fields are available.
NOTE 3: Juniors/Seniors Division players participate in interleague games and often play double headers on the weekends.

Can I make a request to play with a particular Team Manager or player?
We cannot guarantee placement with players or Team Managers. We want everyone to have a great Little League experience. We typically use assessment scores, coach evaluations, and age to determine the teams. Player requests can be granted for T-Ball and Machine Pitch Divisions.

What is interleague play?
Operating using Interleague Play and Combined Teams provides leagues an opportunity to come together to offer the Little League program where a single league cannot offer a complete program at a given level of play. For DCLL Interleague play occurs at the Juniors and Seniors Division level, however there are some seasons where local leagues have very low numbers in the Minors and Majors divisions in which we will allow interleague play.

NOTE 1: Juniors/Seniors Divisions participates in interleague play. Games are mostly double headers on the weekends, and some travel to visiting fields required. Please talk to your manager about your team’s schedule.
NOTE 2: Minors/Majors “sometimes” participates in interleague play. Games are often within a 20 miles radius of Dale City.

Where can I find Little League Rules?
Little League rules can be found here - Little League Rules, Regulations, and Policies

NOTE 1: DCLL also has local rules in place that may further restrict and/or define rules/regulations stated in the link above. The specific rules for each division can be found on the Handouts page.

Why do emails from the [email protected] go to my spam folder?
Please ensure you check your email platform settings and ensure you list our [email protected] email as an accepted/trusted email address.

Contact Us

Dale City Little League

P.O. Box 1428 
Dale City, Virginia 22195

Email Us: [email protected]
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