Registration & Programs
This division is for beginners and second year players who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. All 4s and 5s must play at this level to continue to build on basic skills and understanding of baseball.
COACH PITCH BASEBALL
Coach Pitch is for players with previous Tee Ball experience and is also appropriate for beginners. Younger or beginning 7-year olds may also prefer this division.
Machine Pitch Baseball
The Machine Pitch division is generally for players with previous organized baseball experience and some beginners. League age 7s should have played as a 6-yr old and learned the basic skills to play at this level.
Minor League Baseball
This division is for players with previous organized baseball experience and some beginners. This is the first level of player-pitch baseball.
major league baseball
This is the highest, most competitive level of play for this age group. All players in this age category are eligible to be selected regardless of prior experience. Players are selected to play on a Major League team by one of the established coaches after the evaluation process. Players not selected to a Major League team are placed on a Minor League team. Once drafted, players remain on the same team through age 12.
Intermediate, Juniors, Seniors, and 18U
Big Leagues at Dilworth, which provide youth between the ages of 13 and 18 an opportunity to continue playing baseball on larger and full-sized fields with their friends in a fun, competitive, and structured environment. This spring we are also planning for a new “Challenge-like” team at the Juniors level!
Dilworth’s Challenge program operates independently of Little League and offers additional instruction and playing opportunities for advanced players. Challenge baseball is open to all players participating on a recreational team in the Spring or Fall. Within the program, teams will be organized to play in local tournaments. Participation in the Challenge program does not guarantee participation on the TOC or All-Star teams as part of Little League.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re unsure of your child’s “League Age”, please visit Little League’s Age Calculator for more information.
Players are eligible to play in Dilworth if they live inside the league boundary OR if they attend an elementary, middle or high school that sits within the league boundary. This regulation applies to public and private schools located within our boundaries (for example, Trinity Episcopal School, both Dilworth Elementary School, St. Patrick’s and St. Ann’s Schools, Park Road Montessori and Holy Trinity Middle School) but does not apply to home schools, cyber schools, sports-related schools, sports academies or preschool or after-school programs. To be eligible to play for Dilworth Little League under the “school rule,” you must complete Little League’s School Enrollment Form.
We will not be accepting requests to be placed on a team with a specific coach or with other children, except for Tee Ball and AA Machine Pitch. There will only be one Head Coach and one Assistant Coach designated to each team. Only the Head Coach’s children and the Assistant Coach’s children will be placed on that team. This change was deemed necessary due to high number of requests that were made in the past that resulted in unbalanced teams from both a skill level and from a coaching resource level. We believe this change will create more balanced teams and will enable parents and players to meet more of the their fellow Dilworth Little League community and peers. We appreciate your understanding of this change.
***For Fall baseball, player evaluations will only occur at the Juniors and Seniors level, for purposes of balancing teams.
Evaluations are mandatory for players interested in being drafted into the major league. We strongly recommend that all 9-12 year olds (not already on a major league team) attend evaluations. This enables us to place undrafted players on minor league teams more evenly.
Little League Baseball, Inc., requires that all Coaches & volunteers complete the Little League Volunteer Application. Important Note: You must provide a photocopy of your driver’s license along with this form and a back ground check will be performed by the League.