Seniors Baseball



UPDATE
LEAGUE AGE 15 YEAR-OLDS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE SPRING 2020 JUNIORS DIVISION!!


This is an exception provided to eligible players for the REGULAR SEASON ONLY. League age 15s WILL NOT be eligible to play in the Juniors Division All-Stars Tournament. This exception supersedes any details listed in the FAQs below.

Due to this change, we strongly recommend any league age 15 year old player to join the Juniors Division as we have not had the numbers to field a Seniors Division team for a number of years.

Keep in mind that by doing so, you fully understand the eligibility is for the Spring 2020 regular season only, and your player WILL NOT be eligible for Juniors All-Stars.

If you’re interested in having your 15 year-old play in the Juniors Division, register them in the Seniors Division registration. They must also attend each of the Juniors tryout sessions listed in the Juniors FAQs.

SENIORS Division Baseball
SENIORS Leadership
JP Guerra, VP

MPLL Juniors/Seniors Baseball
McAllister Park Little League MAY OFFER a Kid pitch SENIORS baseball program during the
Spring of 2020 for League Age 15 and 16 year olds. See the 2020 Little League Age Chart to
determine your player’s league age.
The Seniors Division is unique in that many of the eligible players are busy with their High
School baseball team, therefore it is an abbreviated season beginning in late April, and running
for 5-6 weeks.
IF we have enough participants to field a competitive team, we will participate in an inter-league
regular season with teams from other local Little Leagues comprising a minimum of 10 games,
and culminating in the City and District Championships.

NOTE:  All league age 15 year olds will play the regular season in the Juniors Division.  By registering your 15 year old player you understand that they ARE NOT eligible for post-season play.
If you agree to this, please register your league age 15 year old as a Senior and we will move them to Juniors prior to the draft.

See the home page at MPLL.org for league-wide frequently asked questions and our spring 2020
registration form for in-person registration.
If you’re interested in having your child play at the Seniors Division, please register on our wait list online.

The Division Leadership will be in contact and will confirm whether we will field a team, and
provide details to tryouts/practices/games/etc. by mid-April.

SPRING 2020 SENIORS DIVISION FAQs:

Who can play at MPLL?
You must either live or go to school within our league boundaries. We have a very detailed map
on the our website under MPLL Maps. Please check this map and confirm that you either live or
go to school within the boundary before proceeding any further.

What age groups play SENIORS during the spring season?

Kids born between 9/1/2003 and 8/31/2005.

How do I get my kid registered?
Because of the limited participants, please indicate interest by waitlisting your child for the
division. IF we have enough participants, the league will contact you with details by mid-April
(see description above).
PLEASE CONFIRM THAT YOU LIVE OR GO TO SCHOOL WITHIN OUR BOUNDARY
BEFORE COMING TO IN-PERSON REGISTRATION.

I’d like to coach or assist in coaching a SENIORS team. How do I do this?

Please fill out a manager interest form online.

Do players try out for Seniors? Is there a draft?
Yes, all players in kid pitch baseball tryout. The purpose of tryouts and the subsequent draft is
to allow for as much competitive balance as possible between teams. Each player that tries out
will make a team.

How many games will we play each week?

Typically, teams play two or more games each week, although this won’t be finalized until we
know exactly how many players and teams we have for the spring.

How often will our team practice?
Teams will be allotted assigned practices at MPLL in the weeks prior to the start of the season.
Once the season starts, practices are at the discretion of the manager/head coach. If teams
elect to practice at MPLL during the season, or at some of the city parks or local indoor or
outdoor baseball facilities, those locations have a fee associated that can be covered by parents
to share the responsibility of paying for these practice locations, or acquiring sponsors to cover
those fees.

When does the season start, and when does it end?
SENIORS practices will begin in late April and inter-league games will begin shortly thereafter.
The regular season typically concludes by Memorial Day weekend.

Where will we play our games?
The SENIORS division teams inter-league with other nearby Little Leagues. When scheduling,
League Leadership works hard to schedule as many games as possible for each team at their
local facility, however, SENIORS division teams should expect to play road games at Alamo
Heights LL, Bulverde LL, Capitol Park LL, Greater NE LL, and potentially Windcrest LL.
I have two (or more) children playing. Can they play on the same team?
Yes, please make this designation on your online or in-person registration in the special
requests or comments section.

What positions will my child play? Will they rotate through various positions?

Your child’s positions will be determined by their ability, skill set, and effort. Your child’s
manager and coaches will place each child in positions that they are most likely to be
successful, and to develop their skills.

What gear does my child need?
MPLL will provide each player with a team jersey and hat. Parents will be responsible for
baseball pants, belt, and socks (your child’s coach will discuss colors with you once you are on
a team) as well as cleats, a baseball glove, a bat, and a batting helmet. Additionally, if your child
plays catcher, they will need a cup and catcher’s gear. (Check with your coach before buying
catcher’s gear, though.)

Are there any other costs aside from the registration fees?
There may be additional costs to secure a practice location, batting cages, and to get
names/numbers on caps/jerseys. You will receive this information directly from your coach once
your child is drafted to a team. If these (or registration costs) fees create an issue, please reach
out to league leadership, or your child’s coach to discuss scholarship opportunities

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