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KNLL 2020 Baseball & Softball FAQs

KNLL 2020 Baseball & Softball Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Kirkland National Little League boundaries?

To see if you are within the boundaries for Kirkland National Little League, please input your home or school address into the Little League Finder found here: https://www.littleleague.org/LeagueFinder.htm

What is Little League Age?

Little League Age is the age established by Little League to determine eligibility for a particular year/season. This age also helps determine, in part, what level your child may play. Visit the Little League Age Calculator to determine your child’s Little League Age.  Note: The age calculations for baseball and softball are different.

When does the 2020 season start?

Practices for the 2020 Spring Season start late February. However, there are optional skills clinics, and mandatory evaluations for baseball and softball that take place in January and February.  T-ball begins on April 15; for more information visit the T-Ball Page.

When is registration open and when does it close?

Online registration for the 2020 Spring Season opens in November 2019 @ https://www.kirklandnational.com/registration.  In-person registration will be held at the Parent Information Night on January 13th (FHMS Commons from 7-9pm).  Registration closes on the following dates:

  • February 1 – Baseball Upper Divisions (AAA, Coast, Majors, Intermediates, Juniors)
  • February 21 – Baseball Lower Divisions (A & AA)
  • February 21 – Softball Divisions A thru Juniors
  • March 16 – Baseball and Softball Tee Ball (registration deadline extended)

How much does it cost per player?

The fees differ based on division:

Baseball

  • T-Ball - Baseball - $75
  • A - Baseball - $155
  • AA - Baseball - $155
  • AAA - Baseball - $195
  • Coast - Baseball - $195
  • Major - Baseball - $195
  • Intermediates - Baseball - $195
  • Juniors - Baseball - $195

Softball:

  • T-Ball - Softball - $75
  • A - Softball - $155
  • AAA - Softball - $155
  • Coast - Softball - $195
  • Major - Softball - $195
  • Junior - Softball - $195

Is there a discount for more than one player in a family?

Yes, there is a family maximum per season of $390 per family.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, scholarships are available. Please download the form fill out the information and bring it to the in-person registration on January 13th (FHMS Commons from 7-9pm).  Or you can email a copy or photo of the completed form to registrar@kirklandnational.com.

How long is the season?

Typically, the active baseball season is from late February to mid-June.  Your division and results from playoffs will determine exactly when it finishes.

The T-ball season is 9 weeks, starting April 15 and ending June 14; for more information visit the T-Ball Page.

What are the different levels for baseball?

Please see the information located here - https://www.kirklandnational.com/baseball/

What are the different levels for softball?

Please see the information located here - https://www.kirklandnational.com/softball/

When will teams be formed and when will I be contacted?

Teams for baseball and softball are drafted very shortly after both evaluations are completed.  Managers are then notified of their rosters who then send out an announcement to the team and set up a team meeting for parents and players before practices get underway.

When do practices start?

Outdoor practices begin after March 1, the first day that the City and County will allow our league to use fields. Some teams may arrange indoor practices between team announcements and March 1.  The manager or coach will determine the practice schedule, team name and uniform colors.

What equipment do I need?

Parents will need to supply a glove, uniform pants, belt, cleats, socks, long sleeve undershirt, and cup (baseball).  The team manager will contact the parents to let them know the uniform colors.  KNLL supplies each team with an equipment kit of bats, helmets, and balls to share for the season.  Typically, upper division players often provide their own bats, batting helmets and face guards (softball).

I want to volunteer, what are the opportunities?

Great!  KNLL is 100% staffed by volunteers.  Each season we need additional volunteer managers, coaches, umpires, score keepers, grounds keepers, and temporary help at clinics, Fan Fest, photo shoots, and even organizing floats for the Kirkland 4th of July Parade! If you are interested in any of these areas, please contact us at parentliaison@kirklandnational.com and we will have someone from our Board of Directors get back to you as soon as we can.

How do I become a volunteer manager or coach?

Please join us at our annual Managers and Coaches Information Meeting in December (date, time, location - to be determined) to find out more information on the selection process as well as the responsibilities of managers and coaches.

How do I volunteer to become an umpire?

Our umpires are all volunteers. And we are looking for more help! If you would like to learn more, please contact Steven Kehrli, Baseball Umpire-in-Chief, at uic.baseball@kirklandnational.com

What are the steps to become a volunteer?

If you wish to become a volunteer, please complete the simple process.

Register online with TeamSnap at https://www.kirklandnational.com/registration

Note: the program that Little League uses for these background checks requires the volunteers SSN, so please be sure to include this on your application.  This is a requirement of Little League Baseball & Softball, which is KNLL's parent organization.  While we understand your concerns with identity theft etc., please understand that these background checks are done for the safety of our children.

How do I donate funds to Kirkland National Little League?

Donations are accepted by clicking on the Donate Now button on the home page.

Is there a player evaluation?

Yes, KNLL Baseball and Softball each holds separate player evaluations, at the end of January and beginning of February for the Baseball Upper Divisions (AAA, Coast & Majors) and for Softball Little League ages 9-years old and up. The evaluation allows us to place players in a division were they will have the best chance to succeed and have fun. The evaluations also help the league create teams with even talent distribution.

Please see this page for softball evaluations dates, locations and times - https://www.kirklandnational.com/sbevals

Please see this page for baseball evaluations dates, locations and times - https://www.kirklandnational.com/bbevals

Can my child play with his or her friends?

One of the great things about playing Little League is meeting new kids and making new friends. In the lower levels, players are able to make one mutual friend request and we form teams by school.  We do our best, but don’t have the ability to guarantee that every player is placed on a team with friends or classmates. The upper level teams are formed through a draft process using the evaluation scores of each individual to create teams of parity.