Youth Baseball

Spring & Summer

Rookie Ball

4-5 Yr Olds

This coed program serves as the perfect intro to softball and baseball! It consists of one day a week of skill development for four weeks. Each week will consist of skill development stations that parents and children rotate through together, with parents teaching the skills at each station along with guidance from Zeeland Rec staff on site. There will also be modified games played to build an understanding of the sport.

  • Late Registration: Deadline was May 25. Call 616-748-3230 to inquire about late registration options. 
  • Cost: $54r/$69nr
  • Session 1: Tue | July 9-30 | 6pm-7pm
  • Session 2: Thur | July 11-Aug 1 | 6pm-7pm
  • Location: Jim Kaat Baseball Park

ZEELAND Little League Baseball

Zeeland Little League is designed to teach the skills and concepts of baseball at a high level, while also emphasizing having fun and building character. Join us to make lifelong memories this Spring & Summer!



 Dates   Late Cost  
 Rookie Ball (Coed)   4-5   Jul 9-30 (Tue)   $54r/$69nr 
 Rookie Ball (Coed)   4-5   Jul 11-Aug 1 (Tue)   $54r/$69nr 
 Tee Ball   4-6   Apr 8-Jun 8   Closed
 Coach Pitch   5-7   Apr 8-Jun 8   Closed
 Advanced Coach-Pitch (NEW)   6-8   Apr 8-Jun 8   Closed
 A League   7-9   Mar 25-Jun 15   Closed
 AA League   8-10   Mar 25-Jun 22   Closed
 AAA League   9-11   Mar 25-Jun 22   Closed
 Majors   10-12   Mar 25-Jun 29   Closed


Kaat Kids Day and the Gentex Games: Returning for the 2024 season, ZLL wants to recognize players that have had outstanding seasons. Every ZLL team will select players to take part in an exhibition All-Star Game in June consisting of only ZLL players within their same division. Baseball players play on Kaat Kids Day (June 1). More details will be shared in the Spring after teams are formed.

Postseason Opportunities: After the regular season ends in mid-late June, some leagues play in postseason tournaments that vary based on division. These tournaments involve playing additional games, in some cases against other local leagues, and can last up until the end of June. More details on postseason tournaments are determined after team selections.

All-Star Tournament Teams: After the completion of the regular season and postseason tournaments, an All-Star tournament takes place from the end of June-mid July. If a player is interested in playing on an All-Star team, families must complete an All-Star Commitment Form for the player to be eligible for selection. Anyone who submits the commitment form can try-out for an All-Star team. All-Star teams are then selected by appointed committees in early June. Team selections are based on multiple factors (try-out performance, regular season performance, team needs, etc.) as decided by the committee. More information on All-Stars will be released in the Spring.

Little League Baseball & Softball Umpires

12 Yr Olds-Adults

Zeeland Rec is looking for umpires for our Zeeland Little League Baseball and Softball programs! Both home plate and field umpires are needed. Umpire resource guides, equipment and training is provided. 

  • Sign Up to Ump: If you did not ump for ZLL in the 2023 season and wish to ump in the 2024 season, COMPLETE THIS FORM
  • Dates: April-July
  • Game Days: Monday-Saturday
  • Times: Mon-Fri games range from 5pm-8pm | Sat games range from 9am-1pm (games last around 2 hrs each)
  • Pay Rate: $25-$45 p/game (depending on age, certification, etc)
  • Qualifications: Knowledge of the game of baseball/softball (training will be provided upon hiring) | Love for kids | Dependable
  • Training: In-person training is required in April | Details TBD
  • Questions? Email our Little League President, Brandon LaRosa @