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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How old does my child have to be to play?
A: We offer divisions for players ages 4-16. The cutoff date for all age groups is August 31st. A child must be 4 by August 31st of the current season and cannot turn 17 before August 31st. For this year's Little League Age Chart please click on our Registration tab.

Q: Do I have to live near the league to play?
A: All Players must reside or go to school with in the boundaries set forth by Little League. Please click on the Registration link to view Eagledale's boundary map.

Q: Do player's have to "try out"?
A: We have Player Evaluations. These are not "Try Outs" as every player makes the team. The Evaluations help us decide which division your player should play in and to make teams as fair as possible. Players under league age 6 do not need to attend Player Evaluations.

Q: How do I know what my child's League Age is?
A: League Age for Baseball is determined by the age the player will be on August 31st of the current season.
League Age for Softball is determined by the age the player is on January 1st of the current season's year. Girls under 8 years old playing PeeWee's, Single A or AA will go by the Baseball League Age Chart.


Q: What do I need to buy for my child to play?
A: The only equipment necessary is a baseball or softball glove and a pair of cleats are recommended if the player is in the minor division or higher. The league will supply all bats, helmets and baseballs for the team. If you would like to buy a bat please make sure that it has a USA Bat logo. For more information visit littleleague.org

Q: When will I hear from my child's coach?  
A: After Player Evaluations are completed minor-senior coaches will meet to select their teams. You should hear back from a coach within 2-3 weeks after evaluations have been completed. Tee Ball and Single A Players should hear from a coach by the last week of March. If you have not heard from your coach please email us at [email protected] and this will be directed to your child's player agent.

Q: How often do teams practice?
A: It is the team's managers discretion on how often teams practice. In most cases Pee Wee and Single A practice twice a week while the older children may practice 3 or more days. All teams are given 2-3 days a week of diamond time and the manager may also practice at another location. This location will be approved by the Board of Directors before the first practice. Generally once games start there will not be many practices for the lower level divisions.

Q: How many games will there be a week?
A: Each team will play one game on a Saturday and one week day game. There may be more games played in a week for Majors-Seniors depending on scheduling and possible tournaments.

Q: When is Picture Day?
A: Picture Day will be on Opening Day. All players will be given the chance to have individual pictures done and team pictures done. Prices vary depending on the package you select. Expect delivery 2-3 weeks after pictures are taken. If you pay by check or debit card please remember to check your bank account to make sure payment went through. If payment was declined you will not receive your pictures.


Q: What is Opening Day?
A: Every year on the first official day of the Season we have Opening Day Ceremonies. The day will start out with a Parade starting from 30th & High School Rd. The players will march down the street carrying their team's banners and chanting Baseball & Softball Cheers! We will then have a few remarks from the League's president and hand out service Awards. Lastly a Special Guest will throw out the Ceremonial first pitches. Teams will have their pictures taken and play their first games of the Season! Opening Day is usually the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in April.

Q: Is Fundraising Required?
A: We ask that all families participate in our Annual League fundraiser. Participation in the fundraiser helps us keep the Registration cost for our League the LOWEST on this side of Indy! If you would prefer not sell anything you may take advantage of our No-Fuss Buy Out option.

Q: How do I find out about cancellations due to weather?
A: Spring weather in Indiana can be unpredictable! When we have to cancel due to extreme cold weather or rain outs we will post a message on the League's Facebook and Twitter Accounts. You may also call the league phone 317-762-6299. However your teams coach should notify all parents once they have been notified. We rarely will make a decision on games more than an hour before game time.
We will do our best to reschedule all cancelled games if the schedule allows.

Contact

Eagledale Little League
5700 W 30th Street, Mailing Address: PO Box 53588 Indianapolis IN 46253
Indianapolis, Indiana 46224

Phone: 317-762-6299
Email: [email protected]

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