All participants must complete on-line registration with the league before participating in any games or practices. As a part of the registration process, a liability waiver and medical release document will need to be completed.
Official Little League programs like Hopkins Area Little League, and other neighboring Little Leagues, are assigned charter boundaries for their programs to operate within. More information can be found on the league documents page. If you are not within the HALL boundary, your child can play with an approved waiver, but will not be allowed to participate in All Stars.
Registration includes a volunteer deposit that will only be cashed at the end of the season if your volunteer hours are not fulfilled. There is a 4-hour volunteer requirement for each player. See the volunteer page for more information on types of shifts and to fill out your volunteer form.
The registration fee includes the cost of a shirt and cap. Uniforms will be distributed once the volunteer deposit, liability waiver and medical release forms are received.
|Tball||4-5||Late April - Late June||1/week (Saturday morning)||1/week (week night)||Tee Ball is for players ages 4-5 and teaches them the basics of baseball in a fun and safe environment. Player will hit off of a tee and may try coach pitch half way through the season. Kids will receive a jersey and a baseball hat for their uniform. Approximately 8-10 games per year and 2 times per week including 1 game and 1 practice per week.|
|Minors C (coach pitch)||5-6||Late April - Late June||1/week (Saturday morning)||1/week (week night)||Minors C is for players ages 5-6 that have played at least one year of Tee Ball and are in Kindergarten or 1st grade. Coaches pitch to their players, and games are scored but standings are not kept. This level is for players that are beginning to understand the game and techniques for hitting, fielding and throwing. Kids will receive a jersey and a baseball hat for their uniform. Approximately 8-10 games per year and 2 times per week including games and practices.|
|Minors B (machine pitch)||7-8||Late April - Late June||2/week (typically Wednesday or Thursday nights and Saturday morning/midday)||2/week (typically scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays, or Friday night)||Minors B is for players ages 7-9 and teaches them more advanced baseball basics in a fun and safe environment. Players will hit from a pitching machine using a hard ball and games will be coach-umpired. Kids will receive a jersey and baseball hat for their uniform. Approximately 12-15 games per year and 3-4 times per week including both games and practices.|
|Minors A (kid pitch)||9-11||Late April - Late June||2/week (some games may be played on Sundays)||2/week||Minors A is for players ages 9-12 and teaches them team, position and advanced baseball skills in a fun environment. This is a kid-pitch division using a hard ball. All players will need to attend evaluations on March 9th to be placed in Minors A. Players will receive a jersey and a baseball hat for their uniform (the jersey will need to be returned at the end of the season). Approximately 15 games per year and 4-5 times per week including both games and practices. Some games may be held on Sundays. Tournaments go through the end of June.|
|Majors (kid pitch)||10-12||Late April - Late June||2-3/week (some games may be played on Sundays)||2-3/week||Majors is for players ages 10-12 and teaches them advanced baseball skills and player positions. All players will need to attend evaluations on March 9th to be placed in Majors. Players will receive a jersey and a baseball hat for their uniform (the jersey will need to be returned at the end of the season). Approximately 20 games per year and 5 times per week including both games and practices. Some games may be held on Sundays and tournaments go through the end of June.|
|Challenger||6-18||May through Mid-June||Sundays at Maetzold from 1-2. Season opener April 30th, May 7th, May 14th, May 21st, June 4th, and June 11th||None||We will have uniform handout and an optional practice Sunday April 23rd from 1-3pm at Maetzold Field|
Knowing the "Little League age" of your player is important for ensuring they are playing in the appropriate division, attending the appropriate events and are part of the appropriate tournaments.
HALL offers baseball to players little league ages 4-12.
For 13-15 year old Hopkins players, check out Hopkins Baseball Association
All-Star teams for 8-12 year olds are formed at the end of the season, based on voting and input from Coaches. All-Star players participate in practices and Post-season tournaments through the end of July. In addition to All-Star teams, we offer additional tournament teams, giving many players an opportunity to continue playing baseball through the end of July!
More about the Little League All Star Tournament:
The pinnacle of Little League baseball is the Little League World Series played every August in Williamsport, PA. The LLWS is truly a world-wide event, involving 8 U.S. teams and 8 International teams. The teams that reach the LLWS consist of the top 12 year olds from a given league that have competed and won at the District, State, and Regional levels. Although only the 12 year old All-Star team can make it to the LLWS, each league selects All-Star teams at the 12, 11, 10, and 9 year old level. The 9's compete only at the district level, while the 10's and 11's compete at the district and state level. The 12 year old team that wins their district All-Star tournament, proceeds a State tournament. If they win there, they advance to a Regional tournament, and if they win that, they head to Williamsport for an incredible experience.
Any inquiries or requests for assistance can be directed to:
HALL Registration Coordinator