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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the registration fee?: Spring Registration for the Pee Wee, Tee Ball and Farms is $125 per child, Minors and Majors is $140, Jr and Sr Babe Ruth is $150.

2. When is the season, and on which days are the games and practices played? The Practice Season ("Spring Training") starts in Late March or Early April, depending on weather conditions. The regular season games begin in Mid-April and run through the end of June. We also hold several clinics at an indoor gym during February, which gives the kids a chance to prepare their skills for the season, and gives the coaches a chance to work with the kids early in the year to help them get ready for the season.

Pee Wee/Tee Ball league games are generally played on Mondays and Wednesdays. Farms games are on Tuesday and Thursdays. Minors are also on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Majors play on Monday and Wednesdays. Fridays and the very infrequent Saturday are used primarily to make up games that had been rained out during the week.

3.What does the league supply, and what must I supply for my child? The league provides a Uniform shirt, a Team Cap, and Baseball Stirrup socks. You will need to provide a pair of gray baseball pants, glove and athletic supporter. Though not mandatory, a pair of cleats is also recommended. These items are available at relatively low cost at local sporting goods stores such as Dick's, Modell's, Plaza Sports and Port Jeff Sports.

4.What is involved in the fundraiser? Each child enrolled in our program is required to sell raffal tickets($25 book at $5 each).

5.My child's best friend is also enrolled. Can they be put on the same team? If they are playing in the Pee Wee/Tee Ball or Farms division this can usually be done. Simply make a notation in the "Comments" box on your registration form saying "play with (child's name)". We will make every effort to accommodate your request. In the Minors and higher divisions, players are selected by a draft system. There is no guarantee that we can honor requests in the Minors and Majors.

6. Can my child use his own equipment during games? We supply the bats, balls, batting helmets and catchers gear. However, your child can bring his own helmet (must be Little League approved) or bat. Wooden bats are not permitted. All bats must be aluminum and be marked "Little League Approved" . Since this equipment tends to look very similar, please mark the helmet or bat with your child's name.

7.Must I attend each game? We require that a parent or designated guardian be present at all games and practices, particularly in the Tee Ball and Farms levels.

8.What League events can we expect?: We have an Opening Day breakfast ceremony at the beginning of the season, and a year end picnic and awards ceremony. Every child participating in the league receives a trophy. We also march in the Middle Country Memorial Day Parade.

9. I'd like to volunteer my help. What can I do? How do I sign up?: We can use all the help we can get. Team Managers and Coaches are always needed. Strong hands are needed to help prepare the fields for play. Moms may want to volunteer to help with the fundraising or setting up and serving at the Year End Picnic. If you or your employer  would like to contribute to the league as a sponsor, that financial support would be greatly appreciated.

For more information on how you can help, fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you by phone or email. Remember: "It's All for the Kids"!

10.How will I be informed of League Events: Major events are announced via direct mail and through the managers.

11.What are the age requirements: The Williamsport Little League, as well as most travel leagues, has adopted a age cutoff date of April 30.
This date will ensure that most players will have reached their"league age" by the middle of the current season.

Contact Us

Middle Country Youth Association

P.O. Box 209 
Centereach, New York 11720

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 631-648-7875
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