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What is the mailing address for South Portage Little League?
P.O. Box 523
Portage, MI 49081

Where will games be played?
SPLL fields are located at:
4801 E. Centre Ave
Portage, MI 49002
*For those that inter-league and/or for tournaments there will be games at other sites.  Address's are listed in the About Us tab.

When is Registration for the 2019 season?
Online registration will open the first week in January.  New for 2019 - all registration will be handled online only.  Refer to the website for updates on registration.

Which nights of the week will my child(ren) practice and play games?

We know that planning your Spring/Summer is always a challenge – and we appreciate your patience as we do our best to provide our best estimate of game nights for SPLL.  Again, the following are ESTIMATES – AND THESE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE:

ALL players should plan on having a game on OPENING DAY - Saturday, April 25, 2020

Co-ed T-ball - Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday (2 of 3 days, rotating)

Baseball
Minors (Machine Pitch) - Monday, Wednesday & Friday (2 of 3 days, rotating)
Little Majors - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (2 of 3 days, rotating)
Majors - Monday, Thursday, Friday (2 of 3 days, rotating)

Softball
Minors (Machine Pitch) - Monday & Wednesday
Little Majors - Monday & Wednesday
Majors - Monday & Wednesday

*With rain-outs and other cancellations, it may be necessary to change days of play to accommodate game requirements.

What if we missed registration?
Late registrations are accepted (with a late registration fee) and added to a wait list.  Late registrants will then be added to a team on an "as needed" basis.  Please make every attempt to sign up during the registration period.

What is the Refund Policy?
SPLL only offers a refund if the league is advised before the first practice for tee ball and before skill assessments for minors and up.

Why does SPLL do Background Checks on all volunteers?
In order to protect the safety of our children we process all volunteers using a thorough background check (criminal and sex offender in all states) as required by Little League International.

When are Skill Assessments?

ALL assessments will be at the PC Stables (new for 2020!)
Sat 3/7/2020
12noon-2:00 - MAJORS & LITTLE MAJORS Baseball

Sat 3/14/2020
9-11:30 - MINORS Baseball
9-10:30 - MINORS Softball
10:30-12 - LITTLE MAJORS & MAJORS Softball

If you can't make your assessment date/time, contact [email protected] (baseball) or [email protected] (softball).

What are Skill Assessments?
A skill assessment is a method for measuring the skill of a player.  This allows each manager to assess each players potential and make an informed decision as he/she assembles their team during the draft process.

What does the league supply for uniform?
Baseball receives team shirt and cap
Softball receives team shirt and socks

What if a parent wants their child on a specific team/coach?
In an effort to create leveled teams, we are only able to consider coach/player requests for the tee ball division.

What if I do not attend the Skill Assessment?
Players who do not participate in assessments are restricted to which division they may play.  6 yr olds will play in Tee Ball, 8 yr olds in minor, 9 &10 in Little Majors, and 11 & 12 in Majors.  In addition players who do not complete an assessment may forfeit their eligibility for All Star consideration.

What is the "Draft"?
The draft process is a method in which the managers select their teams.  There are specific rules mandated by Little League International that we must follow as part of our charter.  During a division draft, each manager is given a list of eligible players from which to select.  Selection is made in a "serpentine process" where Manager #1 picks a player then Manager #2 and so on until the last manager has picked a player.  This ends a "draft round" and the process reverses with the last manager starting the next round.  This continues until all teams have selected a predetermined amount of players.

Why can't players take warm-up swings outside of the dugout?
Over the years Little League has found that the likelihood for injuries to players is greatly reduced if players stay in the dugout.  Once players reach the Junior level, they will be allowed to take an "on-deck" position outside the dugout.

Why can't coaches warm-up pitchers?
Little League's position is that adults are here to teach the children and as such children should warm-up pitchers.  Rosters are not limited to nine players so there should be additional players to warm-up a pitcher.  The player must wear at least a catcher's helmet with a  throat protector ("dangler").  This is a Little League International mandate for safety and liability which will be strictly enforced. 

Contact Us

South Portage Little League

4801 E Centre Ave 
Portage, Michigan 49002

Phone : 269-350-4724
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