Q. Why play for South Elgin Little League?
A. In our 61st year as a community organization we offer a more affordable option to play baseball and
softball in our hometown. We offer winter clinics for player development and strive to build an overall
community effort and experience that promotes togetherness and advancement for all players. 

Q. When does registration start?
A. Generally in December and ends in February. The actual season starts in April through the end of

Q. How do I register? 
A. By creating an account at

Q. How do I know what division my child should play?
A. Division is based on your child's league age. Evaluations will determine if your child needs to move up
or down in divisions for safety. Please see the attached links from Little League International's website
to clarify what league age your child is for the upcoming season.
 League Age Determination - Little League
 2023 Baseball Age Chart (
 2023 Softball Age Chart (

Q. When and where are Evaluations? 
A. Evaluations are held in March. Location and date will be emailed and posted on the Facebook page.
Here you will be fitted for uniforms.

Q. What is the cost?
A. Cost varies depending on what division you play. Payment plans, financial assistance if qualified are

Q. What do I need to purchase?
A. All players need their own glove, cleats and batting helmet and most purchase their own bats. If purchasing
a bat make sure it is stamped with the USA baseball logo (link below). However, most teams will have
plenty of bats to go around and you do not need your own but most players do like to have one. T-ball,
Coach Pitch and Softball require helmets with face masks. Water bottles are an obvious and good idea
and should be labeled with your players name (as should all equipment). Socks will need to be
purchased but wait to see what team you are on and discuss with your coaches. Athletic supporters are
required for all boys to participate in practices and games. Jerseys and pants will be provided by the
Bat Information - Little League

Q. How do I know what team I am on?
A. After evaluations coaches will draft players. Once all players are drafted the coaches will reach out to
you and introduce themselves. Team Moms will also collect your child’s desired player number for the

Q. When are practices and games?
A. Practices are generally 2-3 times a week for all divisions except t-ball. T-ball is generally 1 day a week
for practice and 1 game a week. All other divisions have 1-3 games a week. 

T-ball and Coach Pitch schedule is done by the VP of T-ball and Coach Pitch. The schedule comes out
after the other division's schedule comes out which is done by District 13 Little League. South Elgin has
no control.

Q. Where are games held?

A. All T-ball, and Coach Pitch are held at Lions Park, South Elgin. All other divisions are held at Jim
Hansen Fields. Away games are held at the other District 13 towns. 

Q. Are there any other expenses?
A. There is a Slush Fund; that the Team Mom will collect that ranges from $30-$50 that goes towards
your child’s, trophy, team party and coach gift (or whatever each team decides to do). Each family will
get assigned a game in which they responsible for team snacks. The Team Mom will make the

Q. When is picture day?

A. In May, players come in uniform with bat and glove.

Q. How do I volunteer?
A. We are a parent led 501c3 non-profit organization so we thrive on volunteers. There are several ways
you can volunteer; Team Mom, Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Concessions, field help etc. Volunteers are
what make this league a continued success and we encourage all to get involved in any way they can.

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South Elgin Little League

South Elgin Little League (SELL), PO Box 433
South Elgin, Illinois 60177

Email: [email protected]