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Warwick Little League (WLL) in Lititz, PA

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Warwick Little League Mission: The mission of WLL shall be to implant firmly, in the children of the community, the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority, with the hope that they will grow to be good, decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens.

-What is “league age”?
League age is the player’s age as determined by Little League International. Click for further information to determine your league age:
http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/determine_league_age/league_age_calculator.htm

-How many levels are in WLL?
WLL has many levels:

TBall – Ages 5-6

  • Beginning instructional level for ages 5 and new 6s
  • Fundamentals and rules of the game taught
  • All players bat each inning
  • Non-competitive. Scores, standings and stats are not kept
  • Players hit from adjustable tee. Soft-centered baseball used.
  • 4 innings or 1½ hours, whichever comes first

Rookie – Ages 6-7

  • Instructional level: some 8s may be included depending on demonstrated skill.
  • This level includessecond season6 year olds
  • Fundamentals and rules of the game taught
  • Roster batting. Tee used if needed by individual players.
  • Soft-centered baseball used.
  • Coach Pitch. Players may pitch second half of season with pitch limits.
  • Non-competitive. Scores, standings and stats not kept.
  • 6 inning or 2 hours, whichever comes first
Our older player divisions are set by a combination of age and demonstrated skill.The age ranges are just a guide depending on age and skill of the player.

Minor – Ages 8-10 (may be split into different sub-levels such as MinorA or Minor AA etc., as necessary)

  • Fundamentals and rules practiced and reinforced
  • More competitive. Scores and standings kept
  • Players pitch with pitch limits. Regular baseball is used
  • 6 innings. Five run maximum per team per inning (except last inning)
  • Umpires used (if available)
  • Players evaluated prior to being drafted onto teams: some 11s may be included depending on demonstrated skill.
  • All-Star team tryouts for post-season District 23 tournament

Major – Ages 10-12

  • Fundamentals and rules practiced and reinforced
  • Players evaluated prior to being drafted onto teams; some 9s may be included depending on demonstrated skill.
  • 6 innings. 10 run rule is used
  • Several travel games against other District 23 teams may be on the schedule in this division
  • All-Star team tryouts for post season District 23 tournament (11-12 year-old level is the age that plays in the Little League World Series in Williamsport)

Intermediate 50/70 – Ages 11-13

  • Players will play on an “intermediate” sized field.
  • Pitching will be at 50’ with 70’ baselines
  • Players evaluated prior to being drafted onto teams
  • 7 inning games
  • Leads, pick-offs, regular rules of the game
  • Team travels to play other leagues within District 23
  • All-Star team tryouts for post-season District 23 tournament

Junior– Ages 13-14

  • Players begin to play full-size field (90’ baselines)
  • Team travels to play other leagues within District 23
  • 7 inning games
  • Leads, pick-offs, regular rules of the game
  • All-Star team tryouts for post-season District 23 tournament

Seniors – Ages 13-16

  • Team travels to play other leagues within District 23
  • All-Star team tryouts for post-season District 23 tournament

-How often for practice/How many games a week?
We aim to have the kids on the field 3 times a week. Preseason practice is scheduled on any day Monday thru Saturday. During the season, 2 games are scheduled per week. (One on a weeknight and one on Saturday.) An occasional practice is also placed into the schedule.

-Does WLL provide a uniform?
WLL provides a jersey and a hat to each player

-Does my son have to wear an athletic supporter / cup?
Catchers at every level must wear a cup. Athletic supporters / cups are strongly recommended for all other players.

-What equipment do I need?
Glove, baseball pants, cleats (optional depending on level) and a great attitude. WLL provides helmets, bats, and catcher’s gear.

-Can I bring my own bat?
Yes you may. There is a list of Little League International approved bats on their website. Please check the list BEFORE you purchase. We will have bat inspection and bats that pass inspection & are LL approved will receive an official sticker that may be used all season.

-If we change our mind, what’s the refund date?
We hope you don’t change your mind, we’d love you to be part of the team, but if you do change your mind, you must request a full refund before February 1, 2016.50% refund betweenFebruary 1 to March 15. No raffle ticket refund.
-Why is there a mandatory fundraiser fee collected at registration?
We hope to streamline the fundraiser collection by asking every player to pay for their raffle ticket fundraiser right at registration. You will get your raffle tickets at Meet the Manager in March.

-What’s a sponsor?
Sponsors are our local businesses willing to help fund WLL teams during the season and during tournament time. If you have a business and want to help WLL, please contact Joe Stauffer [email protected]

-How can I help?
What is any good organization without volunteers? WLL relies completely on volunteers. However, coaches, managers, umpires and board members are not the only volunteers we depend upon. If you cannot commit to a season of coaching, lend some time during the season to help in one of our many committees, please contact Warwick Little League President Spencer Todd at [email protected] Each team will have some assigned times to work as needed at the Wilbur Complex.

-What’s District 23?
District 23 is the group of local little leagues that will play against each other during interleague play. The following 12 leagues are included in District 23:
  • Cocalico Little League
  • Conestoga Valley Little League
  • Ephrata Little League
  • Garden Spot Little League
  • Lampeter Strasburg Little League
  • Lancaster City Little League
  • Manheim Central Little League
  • Manheim Township Little League
  • Octorara Little League
  • Penn Manor Little League
  • Pequea Valley Little League
  • Solanco Little League
  • Warwick Little League

-What happens during evaluations?
EVERYONE gets assigned to a team! Players league age 9-13 are evaluated prior to being drafted onto teams. Players are evaluated by neutral evaluators and/or current managers of these levels and are given scores in the area of hitting, fielding (both infield and outfield), throwing, arm strength, and running. Players are also given the opportunity to pitch and catch at the evaluation.

-How can I help my child improve their skills?
Encourage your child and others. Reinforce the skills your kids learn by practicing at home; when you do, make sure you’re reinforcing the same skills and techniques that their coaches are teaching them. Take advantage of clinics. Take your child to the batting cages. Buy an instructional book or video. Watch high school, college and big league games in person or TV. Keep things fun and take cues from your child.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Contact Jenn Buch Information Officer at [email protected], or Andy Fries, Player Agent & VP at [email protected] for more information. 

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Warwick Little League (WLL)

PO Box 314 
Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543

Email Us: [email protected]
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