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Little League Age Determination

What exactly does “league age” mean?
A.  The league age is the age a player has attained as of a specific date, for the purpose of placing the player in a particular division. 

What is the league age determination date for softball?
Starting in 2006, the age of a softball player as of Dec. 31 of the previous year will be that player’s league age for the season.  As an example if a player turns 10 on Dec 15th (of the PREVIOUS year), that player would be considered league age 10.  However, if the player turns 10 on February 15 of the playing year, she would be considered 9, since she was 9 on December 31.

2016 Little League International League Age Update: 

In August 2015, the Little League International Board of Directors approved the Little League District Administrators vote on amending the Little League Baseball Age Determination Date, moving it to August 31.

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

For players born on or before August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

What’s the impact of this new change to my child?

If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.

If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.

If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.

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