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2023 Spring Season

This spring we will once again be offering the chance for kids to participate in Little League® right here in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, AZ, a tradition dating back to 1961! We are so glad to have you as part of our local community!  

Little League® began in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1938, when Carl Stotz created a league for children to play baseball like the Major Leaguers of the day, on a field that was two-thirds the size of a standard baseball diamond. For more than 75 years, Little League has been the premier local community provider of baseball and softball opportunities to millions boys and girls of all abilities. And it's all volunteer-run, so please consider volunteering to coach, serve on the board (or a committee), or help the league in some other capacity this year.

The season begins for the older kids with player evaluations held in late January at Cocopah Middle School. All players wishing to play in the Minors or Majors divisions must attend one of the evaluations. Teams in all divisions are announced and practices begin in February, with games beginning in March. The regular season concludes in May before school ends. Your child's Little League Age this season is their age as of Aug 31, 2023

TEE BALL: Often, a player's first introduction to Little League® is in the Tee Ball program. Tee Ball is the entry-level division for players league ages 4-6. The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals. Smaller team rosters ensure the best experience possible. As players gain more skill and confidence, they may begin to hit thrown pitches from their kneeling coach later in the season.

FARM (COACH PITCH/RESCUE): The next step in a young player's development is to experience live pitching and learn more about the positions in the field and game flow. This division is designed for league age 7 and 8-year-olds, as well as experienced league age 6-year-olds. This season, parents will be able to select "coach pitch" (only the coach pitches for the entire season; ideal for experienced LL 6s and newer 7s) or "coach rescue" (halfway through the season, players begin pitching, but are "rescued" by the coach if the pitcher throws four balls; ideal for experienced 7s and most 8s).
NOTE: If we do not have enough registrants to create these two mini-divisions at the Farm level, all teams will implement coach rescue. You can read more about what coach rescue looks like here.

MINORS/MAJORS (PLAYER PITCH): Only players pitch at this level. To ensure fair teams, all players are evaluated and teams are formed via a draft process. Although some experienced league age 8s may tryout to play in the Minors division, it is typically made up of players league ages 9-11. Majors is typically made up of league ages 11-12, but some league age 10s may be considered.

All players are subject to placement within the divisions above based on age, skill, and experience level, with safety and fairness being key. This is entirely the choice of the MRLL Player Agent, with consultation by the Executive Board.

SOFTBALL: MRLL partners with Arcadia Little League to offer softball in the Farm, Minors, and Majors divisions. If you are interested in registering your child for softball, please sign up in one of the above divisions and indicate an interest in softball in the question provided.

JUNIORS: This division is for players league ages 13-14 who play on a regulation field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths). If we do not have enough registrants to form an MRLL-only Juniors team, we will strive for a combined team with other leagues in District 6, as we did in Spring 2022.

RESIDENCY/AGE VERIFICATION: If your child will be participating in the Tee Ball or Farm divisions, please upload the required documents during registration; there is NO in-person verification for our younger players. If your child will be participating in the Minors or Majors divisions, you do NOT need to upload documents during registration; residency/age verification will be required IN PERSON during evaluations for our upper-division players.

You will receive information about your child's team, coach, practices, and games at a later date. Practices may fall any day of the week except Sundays and are determined by the coach. Games typically take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Most weeks, your child will play in one weekday game + one Saturday game. These details will not be finalized until after registration closes--stay tuned!

Tee Ball

Registration closes on 01/22/2023 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 02/13/2023 to 05/06/2023
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Farm (Coach Pitch/Coach Rescue)

Registration closes on 01/22/2023 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 02/13/2023 to 05/13/2023
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Minors/Majors (Player Pitch)

Registration closes on 01/22/2023 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 02/06/2023 to 05/18/2023
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Juniors (60/90)

Registration closes on 01/22/2023 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 02/07/2023 to 05/18/2023
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Jackie Witzke, President 
Scottsdale, Arizona  

Email: [email protected]

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