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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

What does the registration fee pay for?

o   The registration fee pays for umpires, field rental to the City of Aurora, Little League insurance, hats, equipment and field maintenance. The league does not profit from player registration fees. League income comes from concessions and donations.


What do I need to provide for my player?

o   Players provide their own gloves, cleats, pants, socks, belts, batting gloves (optional), bats (optional), equipment bags (optional) and cups for male players.

 

Does the league provide bats and batting helmets?

o   Yes, the league provides bats and batting helmets. Players are welcome to provide their own bats and helmets. Please visit http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm to ensure your bat is legal for little league play.

 

Why do I have to volunteer?

o   Arapahoe Little League is run entirely by volunteers. We do not employ any paid staff other than umpires. In order for the league to run successfully and ensure a positive experience for all players, each family must volunteer at least 10 hour per season to the league. Volunteer opportunities include working in concessions, changing trash, scoreboard, scorebook, pitch count, coaching, assistant coaching, team mom, board member, etc. For more information about volunteering with Arapahoe Little League, please click on the volunteer tab on our website.  

 

Can I choose my player’s coach?

o   T-ball players may request a particular coach. All other division teams are drafted after assessments each year. There is no guarantee that a player will be drafted by a specific coach.

 

Can my child play up to the next age division?

o   Players who are interested in playing up to the next division should inform coaches at assessment check-in, in order to ensure they are assessed for the correct division. Assessing to play up a division does not guarantee that a player will play up. Coaches will evaluate player skills at assessments. During all-star tournaments, players MUST meet standard age requirements in each division. If a player played up a division during the regular season and that player is selected for all-stars, that player must play in his or her correct age division. For example, an 8 year who plays up to the major/minor division is not eligible to play on the 9 or 10 year old all-star teams.

 

I live outside Arapahoe Little League’s Boundaries. Can my child still play baseball/softball with Arapahoe Little League?

o   Unfortunately, Little League rules do not allow us to accept baseball players from outside our boundaries, because there are many other little league baseball programs available in our area. However, we ARE able to accept softball players from outside our boundaries because we are the only official Little League softball program in the area.

 

Can I bring my whole team to Arapahoe to play together?

o   To ensure that all teams are competitive and the season is fun for all participants, Arapahoe Little League drafts all teams from scratch at the start of each season. We do not accept preformed teams.

 

I am considering coaching for Arapahoe Little League. Is my child guaranteed to play on my team?

o   Yes

 

I have more than one child in the same division. Will they be on the same team?

o   Yes

 

Are all games played at Arapahoe Little League fields?

o   All t-ball, Farm, and Major/Minor games are played at Arapahoe Little League fields. 50/70, Junior, Senior and Big League baseball and softball divisions usually require traveling to other fields for interleague play.  Approximately 50% of games for these divisions are played at Arapahoe Little League fields.

 

Why do some games begin before opening day?

o   The City of Aurora gives us the rights to our fields on the Monday before Mother’s Day each year. Games begin on that Monday to ensure we play as many games as possible during the regular season. Opening Day is scheduled for the following Saturday to allow as many players as possible to attend.

 

Will my child receive a trophy at the end of the regular season?

o   T-ball players will all receive a participation trophy. All other divisions will participate in a playoff tournament at the end of which trophies are awarded to the top team(s) in each division. Depending on the number of teams in each division, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies may be awarded.


Can I put my name on the back of my regular season jersey?

o   In order to keep our registration fees as affordable as possible, we reuse baseball and junior/senior softball jerseys each year. Please DO NOT make any permanent changes to your jersey. It will be turned in at the end of the season. Because t-ball, softball farm and softball major/minor players keep their shirts, they are welcome to add their names to the back of the shirt.

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Arapahoe Little League

PO Box 470005 
Aurora, Colorado 80047

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