Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What equipment does my child need to in order to participate at TLL?
A: At a minimum, players will need a glove and protective cup. Cleats are highly recommended. Most players prefer to use their own batting helmet. Each team is provided with bats, helmets, and catcher's gear that are available for players to use. Each player is provided with a uniform at the start of the season.
Q: Is my child eligible to play at TLL?
A: Players who are league ages 4-13 and who reside in or attend school within our boundaries are eligible to play at TLL. Go to https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/league-finder/ to determine whether your child's home or school falls within the league boundaries. The communities of Thurmont, Emmitsburg, Sabillasville, Lewistown, Woodsboro, as well as parts of Taneytown, Union Bridge, and Libertytown lie with our boundaries.
Q: What is my child's "league age?"
A: The child's league age refers to their age on August 31st of the current calendar year. Click the link for more information. https://www.littleleague.org/downloads/baseball-age-chart/
Q: What do the registration fees cover?
A: TLL charges registration fees to help cover the cost of operating the league. Along with donations from sponsors, these fees help to pay for uniforms, equipment, field and facility maintenance, utilities, insurance, and more.
Q: The age ranges for different levels overlap. How do I know which level is best for my child?
A: First, start by looking for levels that your child's age allows him/her to play. If your child is more experienced or skilled in comparison to the average player of his/her age, then you may consider a higher level. If your child is less experienced or less skilled, you should consider playing a lower level. Minor and Major players participate in an evaluation process during the spring to help assign players to the appropriate levels. It is a good idea to ask a coach's opinion if you are considering moving your child to the next level.
Q: I would like to help, but I don't know where to start.
A: TLL is a volunteer organization, and we are always looking for team managers, assistant coaches, umpires, Team Moms, field maintenance volunteers, and more. No matter how much or how little time you are able to devote, there are plenty of opportunities to help out. Please reach out to a member of the Board of Directors or email [email protected] to inquire about volunteering.