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.

 

What’s the Difference Between “Little League Baseball/Softball” and “Recreation Baseball/Softball”? 

We often get asked whether you should sign up your child for “recreation” or “Little League” baseball or softball. To help with your decision, here is some information:

  • Little League baseball/softball has more practices, games and is more of a time commitment
  • Little League baseball/softball ranges in age from 7-14 years old, while Recreation baseball/softball ranges in age from K-4th grade
  • Recreation baseball/softball are less of a time commitment and more of an “introduction” to baseball or softball
  • Recreation baseball/softball ranges in age of Kindergarteners – 4th graders
  • 7-9 year olds can choose Little League baseball/softball or Recreation baseball/softball. The choice should be made based on whether or not your child loves the game, has any experience, and wants to commit more or less time.

 

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: 7:45am-10am
    • 11 yr olds: 9:45am-12:30pm
    • 10 yr olds trying out for “Majors”: 1pm-1:30pm
    • All other 10 yr olds: 1:30pm-3:30pm
    • 9 yr olds: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • March 18:
    • 14 yr olds: 8am-9am
    • 13 yr old Juniors: 8am-9am
    • 13 yr old 50/70: 9am-10am
    • 8 yr olds: 10am-11am
    • 7 yr olds: 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