Zeeland Little League

Jim Kaat Sign   Girls Jr Allstar 2012   Zeeland Little League

Zeeland Little League is a competitive baseball/softball league for boys and girls ages 7-14 years old. To participate, you must live within the Zeeland Little League boundaries (or attend a Zeeland School within our boundaries) and meet age requirements. Contact our youth coordinator, Kelli Koss, with any questions at (616)748-3232 or kkoss@zps.org.

 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL & RECREATION BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

We often get asked whether you should sign up your child for “recreation” or “Little League” baseball/softball. The biggest area that causes parents confusion is the fact that 7-9 years olds can choose to either do recreation baseball/softball, or little league baseball/softball. To help with your decision, below is a brief breakdown of the difference between Little League baseball/softball and Recreation baseball/softball:

  • Little League Baseball or Softball
    • Age Level: 7-14 yr olds
    • Price: $65-$75 (depending on age level)
    • Dates/Times: early April – late June (with July as an additional possibility for those that make the Little League all-star team)
    • Practices/Games: There are multiple practice and games per week, including Saturdays
    • Experience: Little League is a good fit for kids who have at least some previous experience
  • Recreation Baseball or Softball
    • Age Level: K-4th Graders
    • Price: $30
    • Dates/Times: early May – late June
    • Practices/Games: There is one game per week and 1-2 practices per week
    • Experience: Recreation baseball/softball is a good fit for those with limited experience. It is a great introduction to the game of baseball/softball with less of a time commitment

 

Zeeland – Hudsonville Little League Softball Partnership:

Our Little League softball program partners their game schedule with Hudsonville Little League Softball. Hudsonville Little League’s website is the home for game schedules, league info, and much more. You can find that site by clicking here.

 

2017 Registration:

Registration opened on December 20, 2016, and closed on February 11, 2017. For late registration opportunities, contact Kelli Koss at kkoss@zps.org or (616) 748-3232. 

 

2017 Age Chart:

To learn what age level your child should register for, click here: Softball Age Chart | Baseball Age Chart

 

2017 Ability Testing:

To ensure we have evenly skilled teams, we hold an “Ability Testing” for all participants prior to the selection of teams. To be clear, this is not a tryout. All players will be placed on a team. Dates and times for those ability testings are…

 

Girls Little League: March 4, 2017 @ SportsQuest (3255 100th Ave, Zeeland)

  • 12 yr olds: 8am-9am
  • 11 yr olds: 8:30am-9:30am
  • 10 yr olds: 9am-10am
  • 9 yr olds: 10:30am-11:30am
  • 7-8 yr olds: 12pm-1pm
  • 13-14 yr olds: 1pm-2pm

 

Boys Little League: March 11 and 18, 2017 @ SportsQuest (3255 100th Ave, Zeeland)

  • March 11:
    • 12 yr olds (Majors): 7:45am-10am
    • 11 yr olds (Majors or AAA): 9:45am-12:30pm
    • 10 yr olds trying out for “Majors”: 1pm-1:30pm
    • All other 10 yr olds (AAA): 1:30pm-3:30pm
    • 9 yr olds (AA or AAA): 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • March 18:
    • 14 yr olds (Juniors): 8am-9am
    • 13 yr old who want to try out for Juniors: 8am-9am
    • 13 yr old (50/70): 9am-10am
    • 8 yr olds (AA): 10am-11am
    • 7 yr olds (AA): 11am-12pm

 

2017 Little League Coaches Draft Information: 

To ensure we have evenly skilled teams, all volunteer coaches hold a draft in order to select evenly skilled teams. Dates, times and locations for those drafts are listed below:

  • Girls Little League Draft & Coaches Meeting: March 6, 7pm, Cityside Middle School
  • Boys Little League (all taking place at Double Tree Hilton, 650 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423):
    • Major Leagues: Mon, March 20 @ 6pm
    • AAA Leagues: Tue, March 21 at 6pm
    • AA Leagues: Mon, March 27 @ 6pm
    • 50/70 League: Mon, March 27 @ 7pm
    • Junior League: Mon, March 27 @ 7pm