In 2023, Atlee Little League will be entering its 56th season in providing our community with the facilities and opportunity to participate in Little League Baseball, Softball and Challenger programs. We look forward to serving the kids and families of our community once again.
This page has been created to assist you with the many questions that arise during the registration period and the spring season.
OFFERING AGAIN IN 2023!!!
Atlee Little League will be offering a Coach Pitch Softball division for the second time this year. This division is intended for girls LL Ages 5-6. The girls will play with a 10″ safety softball and be pitched to with an underhand motion. It will operate similar to our baseball coach pitch division in that if a child has difficulty hitting a pitched ball, they will be given the opportunity to put the ball in play off a tee. Please reach out to the VP of Softball with any questions.
What Divisions Do We Offer?
Tee Ball, Coach Pitch and Baseball Minors 6/7: 12/1/2022 thru 2/19/2023
Baseball and Softball Minors 7/8 and up: 12/1/2022 thru 2/5/2023
Registration will begin December 1st. In the closing days of registration, some divisions will start reaching capacity. We urge all to register early to avoid any possible division closures. Once registration closes, Atlee Little League will accept late registrations only if availability remains to fill out teams. At that time your child may be wait listed until assigned a team. A $50.00 late fee will be assessed to all late registrations. This late fee maybe waived by the league, due to unforeseen circumstances or hardship that prevents a family from registering by the closing date.
Families that register late may experience a delay in receiving their child’s uniform.
All children that reside within our boundaries or attend a qualifying school within our boundaries and who’s league age falls within the age requirements of our programs will be eligible to participate at Atlee Little League. Please visit our League Boundaries and School Attendance page for more information regarding waivers, league boundaries and school attendance.
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- If you want your child to play “up” or “down” a division, please contact either the VP of Baseball of the VP of Softball to inquire about the process.
Atlee Little League has many families with multiple children that participate in league programs during the spring season. Atlee Little League will continue to honor the $350.00 maximum charge per family. The family max will not include a child participating in multiple divisions, uniform extras or all star fees. Please contact the President prior to paying for registration so that an adjustment to your balance can be made.
2023 Spring Registration Fees:
- Tee Ball/Coach Pitch: $ 100.00
- Machine Pitch: $ 150.00
- Minors and up: $ 175.00
- Challenger Division: Free
Your 2023 Division Directors:
Division Directors are responsible for conducting player evaluations (in player evaluation eligible divisions), managing player drafts or team assignments, and shall oversee the player selection process for post season teams within their division. The division director shall also be the first point of contact for all managers, coaches, and parents within their assigned division.
Tee Ball Wally Hart email@example.com
Coach Pitch BB Paul Long firstname.lastname@example.org
Minors 6/7 Tee Daniel email@example.com
Minors 7/8 Brian Kerr firstname.lastname@example.org
Minors 9 Kyle Keno email@example.com
Minors 10 Jay Breneman firstname.lastname@example.org
Majors Kris Edelman email@example.com
50/70, Jrs, Srs Matt Freundt firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Pitch SB Amanda Simpson email@example.com
Minors 7/8 SB Erick Zohn firstname.lastname@example.org
Minors 9/10 SB Jeff Allen email@example.com
Majors & Seniors SB Wade Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org
Play With Requests:
Requests will reviewed on an individual basis. Due to the draft system employed in Minors 7/8 and above, the league cannot honor play with requests in these divisions. This helps the league maintain the fair and competitive balance of the division. All siblings registered within the same division will automatically be paired together. If your child plays in Tee Ball, Coach Pitch BB/SB or Machine Pitch 1 BB, please submit all play-with requests via the link below:
Note: We will do our best to honor the requests but none are guaranteed as we need to maintain balance throughout the leagues based on age and experience.
Atlee Little League understands that circumstances may arise that may hinder a families ability to pay for registration fees. If you have a situation that prevents your family from registering your children, please contact the league president. Your email should include your children’s name(s), what kind of assistance you are requesting, and a brief reason why you are making such request. The five members of the Executive Board will review all requests. Financial assistance can range from partial to full scholarship. The league also has the ability to offer your family a payment plan.
You may also look a the T-Mobile Call Up Grant program. This is a Little League program that assists families with paying for registration fees.
Walk-In Registration Dates:
Atlee Little League will be hosting several walk in registration dates as seen below:
Saturday, January 7th from 2 PM – 5:30 PM @ the Atlee Branch Library (9212 Rutlandshire Dr)
Saturday, January 21st from 2 PM – 5:30 PM @ the Atlee Branch Library (9212 Rutlandshire Dr)
All new participants are urged to register in person. Please bring proof of residency and birth certificate to the registration.
Each player will be receive a hat and a shirt as a part of their registration fees (Softball players will receive “crazy socks” in lieu of the hat). Optional purchases offered are:
Baseball Belt/Sock Combo: $ 13.00 (color chosen by team manager)
Softball Belt Only Option: $ 7.00 (color chosen by team manager)
All belt and sock purchases are non-refundable.
*Atlee Little League will no longer offer pants for purchase in 2023. We will have a 20% off coupon at Dick’s Sporting Goods in the spring to use if you wish.
Please visit our equipment page for more information in regards to what equipment your child will need. It is very important that you take the time to become familiar with the 2018 USA Baseball Bat rules that went into effect in January 1, 2018.
Evaluation Schedule: February 18th-19th
Evaluations are held for all division of Machine Pitch 7/8 and older. Juniors/Seniors will not have evaluations. Specific times will be determined at a later date. It is important for all children to attend to ensure that coaches have the ability to evaluate the children so teams are as fair and balanced as possible.
Opening Day 2023: Saturday, April 15th
Atlee Little League over the years has celebrated each season with opening day. This year will be no different. We will begin assembling teams around 11:30am to begin opening ceremonies for our 56th season at 12:00pm.
Festivities will include bounce houses, games, raffles, vendors and more. Our concession stand will be open as well to serve you. More details will be coming soon…
Picture Day: Saturday, April 29th
Schedules will be posted and communicated when available.
Please refer to the league calendar for more exact information regarding dates
The practice season will typically start by the first week of March and continue through the end of March. Teams will be scheduled a minimum of one practice during the week and one practice on Saturday. Due to the high number of participants older age divisions, Majors and older, should expect to have practices start around 7:45pm during the week. Practice times on Saturday will be random. Teams will also be randomly scheduled through the week. Tee Ball, Coach Pitch and Minors 6/7 BB will start practices in Mid-March.
The game season will start at the end of March and continue through the second week of June. Divisions that incorporate playoffs into their schedules can expect playoffs to conclude by the first week of June. All other divisions continue play through the end of the school year. Teams should expect one to three games per week depending on division and if any games are needed to rescheduled due to weather. Games will only be scheduled on Sunday if extreme circumstances warrant the league to do so. During the game season, the older age divisions, Majors and older, should expect to have game times starting at 8:00pm. All games shall be concluded by 10:00pm. All teams in every division will be scheduled a minimum of twelve games not including playoffs. No games are scheduled for the week of spring break or Memorial Day weekend.
All practices will be held at the Atlee Little League Complex (8324 Whippoorwill Rd, Mechanicsville, VA). Some games may be played at other area Little Leagues depending on enrollment numbers and the availability of interleague play.
Atlee Little League is a 100% volunteer run youth sports organization. The league has many opportunities in areas such as board membership, field preparation, marketing, opening day, coaches, and more. If you are interested in volunteering, you can simply fill out the contact form below and a member of the league will be sure to contact you.
Atlee Little League is in need of managers and coaches for the 2023 spring season. Please reach out to the appropriate division director if you have any questions or visit our volunteer page for more information.