The mission of Fort Hunt Little League is to provide a quality youth baseball program for the Fort Hunt community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Spring 2022 Key Dates

Registration January 1 – February 6, 2022

AA-Majors Skills Assessments Dates: January 30 and February 6, 2022

Player Selection Process: February 25 – March 10, 2022

Opening Ceremonies and First Games: March 26, 2022

 

Who is eligible to participate in Fort Hunt Little League?

FHLL offers baseball programs from T-Ball through Seniors division for boys and girls.  The following criteria must be met to be eligible to play in FHLL:
 

Age: FHLL is open to players with a “League Age” of 4-15. "League Age" refers to a player's age as of August 31 of the current year for the Spring season.  The Fall season uses a player's age as of August 31 of the following year. 
 

Click here to determine your ballplayer’s League Age

ResidencyFHLL is open to players living within our boundaries.  Little league sets the criteria for how a player is considered a resident of our boundaries.  In general, a player is eligible to play within FHLL if a player's parents or a player's court-appointed legal guardian resides within the boundaries, or the player attends a school with the boundaries.

 

Click here for the boundaries of Fort Hunt Little League

 

 

Divisions of Play Information
FHLL has different divisions for players based on their age, experience, and ability.  Click here to learn more about each FHLL division.

 

What if I don't live in the boundaries of Fort Hunt Little League?

There are certain exceptions that could apply even if your player does not live or attend school within our boundaries. Please contact one of our Player Agents, or if you have any questions regarding your player's eligibility. 

 

How do I register my child to play Fort Hunt Little League?

You may register your child online through our website. 

 

Can we request a specific coach or teammate during registration? 

In T-Ball and A-Ball, the league will work to accommodate coach or teammate requests. In AA and higher, parent requests are considered, but the goal of our player selection process is to create fair and balanced teams, so requests cannot be guaranteed, but will be strongly considered by the Player Agents. 

 

How are team assignments made?

 

T-Ball and A-Ball: Typically, these ballplayers are placed on teams based upon parent requests, neighborhood, and school. Parents should make these and player/friend grouping requests during the registration process.  FHLL Player Agents will work to accommodate these requests. There are no skills assessments for T-Ball and A-Ball.

 

AA, AAA, Minors and Majors: Each ballplayer, even those who have played FHLL before, must attend one of the two planned skills assessments, which occur during the first two Sundays in February. At assessments, each ballplayer will be asked to perform a few basic baseball skills, like throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting.  The skills assessments are not a tryout, but a process that helps the league place your ballplayer in the appropriate division and to balance out teams during the player placement process.

 

When do we find out what the team assignments will be?

Teams are assigned in late February/Early March, and you should hear from your ballplayer’s Manager within in a week after the Player Selection Process is completed. T-Ball and A-Ball will be mid-March.

 

When does the Spring Season Start and End?

Players will be assigned to teams in late February, with practices beginning in early March. Regular season games run from the last week of March to late May.  AA through Majors Divisions host a Season Ending Tournament, which generally concludes by the first weekend in June.  FHLL hosts an Opening Day Ceremony at Red Stevens Field at Carl Sandburg Middle School on [Date]. At the Opening Day Ceremony, all the teams are in their uniforms, are introduced and march around the field as a team. The ceremony includes, the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Little League Pledge, a few announcements, and awards, and concludes with the throwing of the First Pitch for each division.  Individual and team pictures will occur that day.

 

When are practices and games typically scheduled?

In T-Ball and A-Ball, there are typically around 2 events, one practice and game per week. Games are usually on Friday evenings or on Saturday.  For AA, AAA, Minors and Majors, there are usually one practice and two games per week.  Weekday games are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with weekend games on Saturday.  Practices are generally on a non-game day and around the coaches’ schedules. You are not able to request specific practice or game days.  Weekday events start between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm and Saturday events are typically scheduled between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

 

Are practices and games scheduled during holidays?

No practices or games are typically scheduled during Fairfax County Public School holiday periods.
 

Are uniforms provided?

FHLL provides a jersey and hat for each ballplayer in time to wear them at our Opening Day Ceremony.  Parents are responsible for providing pants, belts and socks and cleats.  Our Dugout Swap has a great selection of gently used pants, belts, socks, and cleats that are free to our FHLL families. Click here to learn more about Dugout Swap.

 

What equipment does my ballplayer need?

FHLL COVID protocols have restrict communal team equipment.  Each ballplayer will need their own fielding glove, bat, and batting helmet.  Our Dugout Swap has a great selection of gently used gloves, bats, batting helmets, and baseball bags that are free to our FHLL families. Click here to learn more about Dugout Swap.  Catchers are welcome to use their own catcher’s gear or may pick up gear at our Dugout Swap.  

 

What are the various volunteering opportunities that are available?

FHLL is an all-volunteer league and to be successful, we rely upon parents to perform some volunteer activities throughout the season. During the on-line registration process, please indicate if you are willing to volunteer as a Head Coach or Coach. All Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and any volunteers that come in contact with a ballplayer must complete a background screening and be approved by the Board of Directors prior to assignment to a team.  Other volunteering opportunities for parents include umpiring, field setup (raking, setting out bases, applying lines), post-game field clean up, and team score keeper.  

 

I’d like to volunteer to be a team Head Coach, how do I do that?

We always need new volunteers to help each season. Just select that you would like to volunteer to be a Head Coach when you register your ballplayer and someone from the league will contact you. Don’t worried if you’ve never coached baseball before.  We have many coaching resources and can help place you with a parent that has previous coaching experience. All Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and any volunteers that come in contact with a ballplayer must complete a background check and be approved by the Board of Directors prior to assignment to a team.

 

What is FHLL's waitlist policy? 

Ballplayers who sign up after registration closes, will be placed on a waitlist. You will not be charged for registration unless an opening becomes available. Ballplayers on the waitlist will be placed on teams on a first come first served basis upon availability.



 

 

T-BALL

A-BALL

AA

AAA

MINORS

MAJORS

INTERMEDIATE

JUNIORS

SENIORS

PRIMARY AGES

4-6

7-8

7-9

8-10

10-11

11-12

13-14

12-14

14-16

PLAYERS SELECTION

SPRING SEASON

Parental, school attendance, & neighborhood requests

Parental, school attendance, & neighborhood requests

Player selection process that considers skills assessment, previous baseball experience, & parental requests

Player selection process that considers skills assessment, previous baseball experience, & parental requests

Player selection process that considers skills assessment, previous baseball experience, & parental requests

Player selection process that considers skills assessment, previous baseball experience, & parental requests

Player selection process that considers skills assessment, previous baseball experience, & parental requests

Player selection process that considers skills assessment, previous baseball experience, & parental requests

Player selection process that considers skills assessment, previous baseball experience, & parental requests

LEAGUE PROVIDED
UNIFORM

Jersey & Hat

Jersey & Hat

Jersey & Hat

Jersey & Hat

Jersey & Hat

Jersey & Hat

Jersey & Hat

Jersey & Hat

Jersey & Hat

PLAYER PROVIDED UNIFORM

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

Pants, Socks & Belt (color determined by Manager)

LEAGUE PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls & Tee

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls, Catcher's Gear

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls, Catcher's Gear, & Tee

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls & Catcher's Gear

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls & Catcher's Gear

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls & Catcher's Gear

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls & Catcher's Gear

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls & Catcher's Gear

Batting Helmets, Bats, Balls & Catcher's Gear

PLAYER REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Fielding gloves are required. Molded cleats are recommended in A-Ball and above.
PROTECTIVE CUPS REQUIRED IN A-BALL AND ABOVE

Metal cleats permitted

Metal cleats permitted

TYPICAL PRACTICE SCHEDULE 

Once a week

TYPICAL GAME SCHEDULE

Saturday

Saturday

Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday & Saturday

Interleague Play, but typically Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday & Saturday

Interleague Play, but typically Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday & Saturday

Interleague Play, but typically Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday & Saturday

GAME LENGTH

Max 3 innings or 1-hour of play

6 innings/90-minute limit: no new inning after 1 and half  hours

6 innings/2-hour limit: no new inning after 2 hours

6 innings/2-hour limit: no new inning after 2 hours

6 innings/2-hour limit: no new inning after 2 hours

6 innings/2-hour limit: no new inning after 2 hours

6 innings/2:15 limit: no new inning after 2 hours and 15 minutes

7 innings/2:15 limit: no new inning after 2 hours and 15 minutes

7 innings/2:15 limit: no new inning after 2 hours and 15 minutes

BATTING ORDER

Continuous

Continuous with option to Bat 9 with substitutions

Continuous with option to Bat 9 with substitutions

RUN LIMITS

Inning ends after each player bats once through the line up

4 runs per inning

In the 1-4 innings - 4 runs per inning; 5-6 innings 5 runs per inning

5 runs per inning

None, but game is if a team is up 15 after 3 or 10 after 4.

     

STANDINGS

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SPRING

CHAMPIONSHIP

No Post Season

No Post Season

Post Season Bracket

Post Season Bracket

Post Season Bracket

Post Season Bracket

Post Season Bracket

Post Season Bracket

Post Season Bracket

PLAYER AFFILIATION

Teams re-form each year