FAQ

Q. When is registration?

A. Online Registration will begin January 13 and end on March 1.  We will also hold registration in-person at the Bend FieldHouse on January 20-21.  Anyone registering after March 1 will go on a wait list.

Q.  What are registration fees?

A.  It depends on which division your child will be participating in.  
2017 Baseball fees: 
T-Ball - $65, 
Farm - $75
Minor American - $85
Minor National - $95
Majors - $105
Juniors - $105

2017 Softball fees:  
Rookies - $85
Minors - $95
Majors - $105

Q.  What does my registration include?

A.  Your registration includes the team uniform (socks, belt, cap, jersey, pants). A mandatory fundraising fee of $50 will be added to your registration fee.  You can offset this mandatory fundraising cost by selling the Big Deal cards that your child will receive from his coach. 


Q.  What are the Big Deal cards?

A.  Big Deal cards are the mandatory fundraiser that all players in Bend South Little League participate in.  Each registered player receives 5 Big Deal cards for the $50 fee.  These cards can be sold for $10 each to offset the cost of the cards.  Additional cards can be bought at a discounted price of $25 per pack of 5 cards.  The Big Deal cards offer excellent discounts to local businesses.

Q.  What division should my child play in?

A.  Our divisions are based on your child's LEAGUE AGE, which may be different than their actual age.  
For help, determining your child's league age, click here.
Our baseball divisions are generally broken up into the following LEAGUE AGE:  
T-Ball – 5/6
Farm – 6/7
Minor American – 7/8
Minor National – 9/10
Majors – 11/12
Juniors – 13/14  
Our softball divisions are:  
Rookies – 7/8
Minors – 9/10
Majors – 11/12

Q.  What is the boundary to determine whether I should play in Bend North or Bend South Little League?

A.  Bend South Little League encompasses the south portion of the city of Bend.  The dividing lines are:
  - South of Highway 20
  - South of Greenwood Avenue
  - South of Galveston Avenue
  - South of Skyline / Tumalo Falls Road
  - Players must reside within these boundaries, or be enrolled in a school within these boundaries, in order to play in the Bend South Little League and/or be eligible for our all-star teams. If you reside north of the boundaries, you are encouraged to register with Bend North Little League.


Q.  Why do I have to show an original birth certificate?

A.  The National Little League rules require that proof of age must be obtained. Proof of age will also have to be shown again if the player is selected to the All-Star Tournament team.

 

Q.  When does the season begin? How long is the season?

A.  Games for the 2017 BSLL season will begin in early April, with T-Ball starting closer to the end of April. Teams will practice for approximately two weeks before games begin.  Games will last through the end of May/beginning of June.

 

Q.  Why does my child need to tryout?

A.  Tryouts are held at the Minor National and Majors level.  Tryouts are an opportunity for coaches to see the skills of the aspiring players (ages 9 and older).  Check our calendar for tryout dates.

 

Q.  What equipment will my child need?  What is provided by BSLL and what will I need to provide?

A.  Bend South Little League provides each child with a full uniform (hat, shirt, pants, and socks) that they may keep at the end of the season. Team bats and batting helmets are also available. Your child will need a glove and appropriate footwear.

 

Q.  Can my child be placed on his/her friend’s team?

A.  We will make every attempt to honor friend and/or coach requests.  This option is only available in our T-Ball, Farm and Minor American divisions.  Due to the draft process for Minor National and Majors Divisions, we cannot accommodate friend requests.

 

Q.  How often are games and practices?

A.  Schedules vary from team to team and between divisions.  Plan on 3 Little League commitments each week, whether practices or games, understanding that each week will be different. Once games begin, teams generally have one game during the week and one game on Saturday, with a practice sometime during the week. Weekday game times are typically at 5:30 pm, while Saturday game times vary.  

T-ball teams do not have separate practice and game times. They meet twice a week and practice for the first half, then play a game for the second half.

 

 

 

 

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