What is “Little League Age” and How do I determine it?

“Little League Age” describes a baseball or softball players age for eligibility to play at different levels of Little League.

Note: ZLL does not have a tee ball program for 4-5 years olds, ZLL programs start at 6 years old. For information regarding tee ball in the Zionsville area go to the Boys and Girls Club website, http://bagcoz.org/t-ball/)

2016 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION (Softball information is below)

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 7
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 9
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 10
2005 2005 2005 2005 10
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 12
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 13
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 14
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 15
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 16
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 17
1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 18

For more information about Little League age determination for baseball, go to:

http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/September-December/llb-age-determination-date.htm


Softball age determination

Softball age determination does not change.  For softball players, Little League age is based on the player’s age as of December 31 before the Little League season.  For example, if a child is 11 years old on December 31, 2015, then that child is 11 years old for the 2016 Little League softball season.

Little League International has an age calculator you can use to determine your child’s Little League age.  http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/Determine_League_Age/League_Age_Calculator.htm

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