Welcome to Bellaire Little League - Spring Registration!
Are you ready for an exciting season of youth baseball!!? Look no further than Bellaire Little League! Our Spring Registration will be open November 1 - December 15, and we can't wait to welcome new and returning players and families to our baseball community.
League Age: Your child’s “League Age” is determined by the Little League International age chart. The age determination date for your player for the upcoming spring 2024 spring season is the actual age of your child on August 31, 2024.
USE THIS HANDY AGE CALCULATOR to determine which league your child should be in.
TEEBALL - League Ages 4 and 5
Teeball is usually a family’s first introduction to BLL. It is designed for boys and girls, League Ages 4 and 5.
Teeball players use bats and balls designated specifically with safety in mind. Umpires are not used because the score is not kept and outs are not recorded. Coaches are allowed on the field during play to help players with alertness and defensive positioning.
All practices and games are held on Gee Field at Horn Elementary. Teams meet twice each week: Saturday sometime between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, plus either Monday or Wednesday beginning at 5:00 pm or 6:15 pm. Practices and games typically last 60 minutes.
Regardless of your baseball experience, we strongly encourage you to apply to volunteer as a coach or some other volunteer position within our league. While Bellaire Little League contracts with Little Sluggers to provide skilled coaching assistants to help run practices and games during the Tee Ball season, parents play a crucial role in making Tee Ball a positive experience for their children and the foundation for continued participation in our league for years to come.
ROOKIE BALL - League Ages 5 and 6
Rookie Ball is BLL’s version of "half Tee Ball and half pitching machine.” The ball is pitched at 28 mph from a machine positioned on the grass in front of the mound, but in the event of three missed swings, a hitter will be given the chance to hit from a batting tee. This level uses a semi-soft ball that is not quite as hard as a regular baseball. While the score is not kept, the hitter and runners may be called out by the coaches and returned to the dugout. Two coaches are allowed on the field to help with alertness and defensive positioning.
All practices and games are held at Horn Elementary (Fox Field, Kindle Field, and Gee Field). Teams meet twice each week: Saturday sometime between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, plus either Tuesday or Thursday beginning at 5:00 pm or 6:30 pm. Practices and games typically last 75 minutes.
TEXAS LEAGUE - League Ages 7, 8, and 9
Texas League is BLL’s primary pitching machine league. The ball is pitched at 38mph from a machine positioned at the standard Little League distance of 46 feet. Players use a regular (hard) little league baseball. At least one umpire is used for every game. Field scoreboards are turned on, win-loss records are tracked, and a competitive post-season tournament is the highlight of every season.
All practices and games are held at Horn Elementary (Fox Field and Kindle Field). Teams meet three times each week on a combination of Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday, but families should prepare to play each Saturday. Weekday touches begin at 5:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m., while Saturday touches typically begin between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Practices and games last 90 minutes, but players are also expected to arrive for warmups approximately 45 minutes before every game.
NATIONAL LEAGUE - League Ages 9, 10 and 11
National League (Minors) is BLL’s entry-level kid pitch division. Most games and practices are held at Weston Field or Tiras Field, with some practices at Bayland Field as well. Teams meet three times each week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Weekday practices begin at either 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., while weekday games begin at either 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Saturday touches typically begin between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Practices and games last 90 minutes, but players are also expected to arrive for warmups approximately 45-60 minutes before every game. A competitive playoff tournament is held at the end of the regular season.
AMERICAN LEAGUE - League Ages 11 and 12
American League (Majors) is our highest kid pitch division. All practices and games are held at Weston Field or Tiras Field (occasional practices at Bayland Field as well). Teams meet four times each week on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Saturdays. Weekday practices begin at either 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., while weekday games begin at either 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Saturday touches are typically between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Practices and games typically last 90-100 minutes, but players are also expected to arrive for warmups approximately 45-60 minutes before every game. A competitive playoff tournament is held at the end of the regular season.
13U - League Ages 12 and 13
As part of our mission to use baseball as a way to build community and character in our neighborhood, we have decided to expand BLL to include 13U players!
We will play each other as well as other 13U Intermediate teams in the area. In addition, we will form a post-season tournament team with hopes of a shot at playing in the Little League Intermediate World Series in Livermore, California!
Practices and games will be on a combination of M, W, F with optional weekend touches.
Registering is easy! Simply click on the link above between November 1 - December 15 and complete the online registration form through TeamSnap.com. Don't wait too long, as spots fill up quickly.
Join Bellaire Little League this fall and give your child an unforgettable season of baseball. Lace up those cleats, grab your glove, and get ready to hit it out of the park!
For any questions or inquiries, please contact our friendly team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's play ball and make memories together at Bellaire Little League!
Why choose Bellaire Little League?
- Parent Volunteer Coaching: Our dedicated coaches bring years of experience and a passion for the game. They focus on developing skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship, ensuring that every player has a positive and fulfilling experience.
- Fun for All Skill Levels: Whether your child is a beginner or an experienced player, Bellaire Little League provides a supportive environment for growth and improvement. From T-ball to competitive divisions, we offer programs that cater to various skill levels and ages.
- Lasting Friendships: Little League is about more than just the game; it's about fostering lifelong friendships. Our league promotes camaraderie and teamwork, giving kids the opportunity to build relationships that extend beyond the field.
- Community Involvement: Bellaire Little League is deeply rooted in the local community. We believe in the power of sports to bring people together and create a sense of belonging. By joining our league, you become part of a vibrant community that celebrates the love of the game.
- State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our league is proud to offer top-notch facilities and well-maintained fields. We strive to provide a safe and enjoyable playing environment for all participants, ensuring that their Little League experience is nothing short of exceptional.