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Youth Baseball

Spring & Summer Programs

Little League Baseball (4-14 yr olds)

Showcase Day - Sat, Mar 6 (8-12 Yr Olds)

In order to form evenly skilled teams, ZLL evaluates skill levels at our “Showcase Day”, along with using ratings given to each player by their coaches from previous seasons (if your child is in his first season playing Little League, the “Showcase Day” will be used as the baseline for his skill set). “Showcase Day” involves coaches leading all participants through a series of drills while volunteer coaches and ZLL Board members evaluate skill sets to ensure teams are formed as evenly skilled as possible. This IS NOT a tryout, as everyone gets placed on a team and plays! 

Sat, Mar 6      
Age Check-In Time Start Time End Time
 8   7:30am  8am  9:45am
 9  9:15am  9:45am  11:30am
 10  11:30am  12pm  1:45pm
 11  1:15pm  1:45pm  3:30pm
 12  3pm  3:30pm  5:15pm
 13-14  No Showcase Day  N/A  N/A

 

Team Formation Process:

  • Rookie, T-League, and Single A teams are put together by the ZLL Board
  • AA, AAA, Majors, 50/70, and Juniors teams are put together during a Draft where coaches select their team
  • For full details on the process of placing players on teams, Click Here
  • Parents also have some options on determining what division their child plays in. For details, check out our Division Waivers Page
  • Requests to play on the same team as a sibling will be granted unless the skill gap between players is large enough to pose a safety concern
  • Requests to play for a certain coach or play on the same team as a friend or other non-sibling relative cannot be granted

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL DIVISIONS

Rookie Ball (4 Yr Olds): 

This new and improved co-ed program serves as the perfect intro to baseball and softball! It consists of one day a week of skill development for four weeks.

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline: Apr 30
  • Costs: $54r/$69nr (Includes $15 Late Fee - Original Deadline was Feb 13)
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Session 1: May 31-June 25 | 6-7pm | One Day P/Week | Parents Will Be Given Options for Days to Choose From at Later Time
  • Session 2: July 12-Aug 6 | 6-7pm | One Day P/Week | Parents Will Be Given Options for Which Day of the Week Works Best for Them at Later Time

T-League (5-6 Yr Olds):

This is our Tee-Ball League! All balls are hit off tees with no live pitching from coaches or players. This program includes one practice and one game per week.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: One practice per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: One game per week (Mon-Sat)

Single A League (6-7 Yr Olds):

This is our Coach-Pitch League. Coaches pitch to players, with no live pitching from participants. This program includes one practice and one game per week.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: One practice per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: One game per week (Mon-Sat)

AA National League (8-9 Yr Olds):

This is our Kid-Pitch/Coach-Pitch League. It’s designed to teach participants how to pitch and how to hit against live pitching from other participants. Batters will begin by facing an opposing pitcher, but coaches will step in to pitch if the batter is walked to ensure all hitters get the chance to improve their hitting skills. Stealing is not allowed.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to End of June
  • Practices: One practice per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-2 games per week (Mon-Sat)

AA American League (8-9 Yr Olds):

This is a Kid-Pitch League designed for those with more experience in pitching and hitting live pitching. Coaches do not assist in pitching. Stealing is not allowed.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to End of June
  • Practices: One practice per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-2 games per week (Mon-Sat)

AAA National League (8-10 Yr Olds):

This is a more advanced Kid-Pitch League that also introduces players to stealing while on base. The regular season ends with a post-season “Karl Elzinga Tournament” between all AAA National teams. This is also the first level where players are eligible to try out for Zeeland Little League All-Star Teams (All-Star seasons occur after the regular season ends).

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: 1-2 practices per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-3 games per week (Mon-Sat)
  • Karl Elzinga Tournament: Mid-June
  • All-Stars: Mid-June to Mid-July

AAA American League (9-11 Yr Olds):

This league has similar rules to the Majors division (10-12 yr olds). This league helps to prepare players for playing in the Majors division. The regular season ends with a post-season “Karl Elzinga Tournament” between all of the AAA National teams. All players are eligible to try out for Zeeland Little League All-Star Teams (All-Star seasons occur after the regular season ends).

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: 1-2 practices per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-3 games per week (Mon-Sat)
  • Karl Elzinga Tournament: Mid-June
  • All-Stars: Mid-June to Mid-July

Majors League (10-12 Yr Olds):

This league is for 12 year olds and younger and is the division that the Little League World Series is associated with. This is the highest division playing with 60 ft bases and 48 ft mounds, as the later divisions for 13 year olds and older have larger field dimensions. Teams in the Majors division also play in a District wide tournament at the end of the regular season.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: 1-2 practices per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-3 games per week (Mon-Sat)
  • District 9 Tournament: Mid-June
  • All-Stars: Mid-June to Mid-July

50-70 League (12-13 Yr Olds):

This league is primarily for 13 year olds, but 12 year olds also have the option to bypass the Majors League (10-12 yr olds) and play 50/70 instead. Teams play home games at Zeeland Christian, where the field dimensions are 50 ft mounds and 70 ft bases. Teams play against other 50/70 teams in the West-Michigan area, which involves travel. This is the first time players are introduced to leading off on the bases and pitchers can “balk”. Teams in the 50/70 division also play in a District wide tournament at the end of the regular season. Players in the 50/70 Division are eligible to play on a 50/70 All-Star team after the District Tournament.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: 1-2 practices per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-3 games per week (Mon-Sat)
  • District 9 Tournament: Mid-June
  • All-Stars: Mid-June to Mid-July

Juniors League (13-14 Yr Olds):

This league is primarily for 14 year olds, but 13 year olds also have the option to bypass 50/70 League (12-13 yr olds) and play Juniors instead. Teams play home games at Legends Field, where the field dimensions are 60 ft mound and 90 ft bases. Teams play against other Juniors teams in the West-Michigan area, which involves some travel. This division is the first time players are playing at the field dimensions they will play at for the rest of their career. Teams in the Juniors Division also play in a District wide tournament at the end of the regular season. Players in the Juniors Division are eligible to play on a Juniors All-Star team after the District Tournament.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call 616-748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: 1-2 practices per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-3 games per week (Mon-Sat)
  • District 9 Tournament: Mid-June
  • All-Stars: Mid-June to Mid-July