Participation in Little League is based on age and skill level. Once players are registered according to age, their skill level will be evaluated at tryouts, and they will be assigned to the appropriate league.The following is a quick guide to determine a player’s league options and tuition.
Spring 2022 Softball Age and Tuition Requirements:
Softball League Options
All girls in K
Softball Tee Ball
All girls in 1st
All girls in 2nd
Born in 2013
Born in 2012
AAA or Minors
Born in 20011
Minors or AAA
Born in 2010
Majors or Minors
Born in 2009
Born in 2008
Born in 2007
Notes regarding League Options and Tuition:
The Board of Education has instituted a mandatory fee of $28 per player per sport per season to use the Darien school fields. This fee will be added to your registration.
Girls in Kindergarten, most all of whom will have been born in 2016, will play in Softball Tee Ball.
Girls in first grade, most all of whom will have been born in 2015, will play in A softball.
Girls in second grade, most all of whom will have been born in 2014, will play in AA.
Girls born in 2013 will play in AA or AAA. 3rd graders will play in AAA, 2nd graders will play in AA.
Girls born in 2012 may try out for Minors. Those not selected for Minors will play in AAA.
Girls born in 2011 may try out for Minors. Most girls will play in Minors.
Girls born in 2010 may try out for Majors. Those not selected for Majors will play in Minors.
Most girls born in 2009 will play in Majors.
All girls born in 2008 and 2007 will play in Juniors.
From time to time, District and/or Friendship teams may be formed, particularly in the upper age groups.
DLL New Player Field Improvement Fee - Increased participation in the baseball and softball programs has put enormous pressure on all of our facilities. In order to continue to maintain and improve McGuane and to ensure the highest quality playing conditions at all of the other facilities that we use on an on going basis, the Field Improvement Fee of $100 will be assessed for first time registrants in Spring Darien Little League (returning players are not required to pay this fee). If a player has played Summer Ball or Fall Ball but has not played in the Spring season he or she is considered a New Player. The maximum field improvement fee per family is $200.
Board of Education Field Use Fee: The BOE has instituted a mandatory fee of $28 per player, per sport, per season to use the Darien school fields. This fee will be in addition to your base registration fee and is automatically added.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available upon request. Please contact Shawn Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CANCELLATION POLICY T-Ball, A Ball, AA Ball: Refunds will be issued (less a $25 processing fee) before the player's first game. After the player's first game, refunds will only be issued (on a pro-rata basis) for season-ending injuries with a doctor's note.
AAA, Minors, Majors: Refunds will be issued (less a $25 processing fee) before notification of team rosters. After notification of team rosters, refunds will only be issued (on a pro-rata basis) for season-ending injuries with a doctor's note.
If you have any questions about registration, please email Akshay Das at thedases+DLL@gmail.com.