Frequently Answered Questions

New Player FAQ

  1. My Child's birthday is just after the cutoff date, is there any way they can still play? No, our guidelines and insurance are provided by Little League International (www.littleleague.org), and we must abide by their rules. 
  2. Can I request to be on a friend's team? Wee and Tee-ballers are placed on teams based on their current school/preschool. We will try our best to grant any requests; however, it is not guaranteed. All other ages must go through a try-out/skills evaluation, and will be placed on a team in order to evenly distribute talent on teams.
  3. I heard that there is zoning and that my child might not be eligible to play at Maryville Little League, is this true? Maryville Little League is now the only local ballpark that is associated with "Little League International"; therefore, all children residing in Blount County are eligible to play.  Children from outside Blount County may also register and play at Maryville Little League, but they may be ineligible for playing in All Star tournaments against other leagues at the end of the regular season.  
  4. Can I bring an already formed team to play at Maryville Little League? No, we do not accept teams or partial teams. Each child must tryout and will be evaluated and placed upon a team through an equitable draft system.  While not guaranteed, MLL makes every effort to place siblings that are in the same age group upon the same team.   
  5. When and where will my child have practice/games? Practice location and times are determined by each coach. Most coaches reserve fields through Parks and Rec (Sandy Springs, Everett, etc.) or use a school. Wee and Tee Ball players will have 1 game per week on Saturdays, all others have 2 games per week. All games are located at Maryville Little League behind Blount Memorial Hospital. 
  6. How long does the Spring Season last? The season will begin the first week of April and will consist of 10 weeks ending in early June.   
  7. What type of uniform/equipment will my child need? Shirts and hats/visors are included in your registration. Your coach will determine what color pants and socks your child will need to wear. Your child will need a glove and cleats. Most players bring their own bat and batting helmet; however, the league does provide these to those who do not bring their own.
  8. Will I be required to volunteer in the concession stand or pay for a concession stand buy-out? No, our concession stand does not require either. 
  9. What does my registration fee go to? Registration fees are put towards the following items; park utilities, umpires, concession stand workers, field maintenance, equipment/balls, garbage pickup, mowing, uniforms, insurance, tax services, and website fees. Our total expenses for last year were $190,000.  Please note, registration fees make up about 42% of the operating costs of the league. The balance comes from business sponsorship, concession sales and the sales of discount cards by the ball players.  We ask each participating child to sell 4 cards at $10 each.    That is the only direct fundraising that we ask from ball players and parents.  Without the discount card sales from each child, we would be forced to raise registration fees by that same $40 per child.  

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