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FAQ

FAQ’s about St. James-Smithtown Little League (SJSLL)

Who runs the SJSLL?

The SJSLL is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The Board Members are listed on the SJSLL website.

Who can play in the league?

 Boys and Girls in the Smithtown area between the ages of 4-12.

How can we register?

 Log onto the new and improved SJSLL website at : www.sjsll.com and follow the instructions.

What does my registration fee include?

  • Opening Ceremonies / Parade with Food, Beverages and Giveaways
  • Spring Baseball/Softball for Little League
  • Playoffs in the Minors / Majors Divisions (trophies provided to winners and runner-up
  • Participation trophy for all players
  • Championship Picnic 
  • Eligible to tryout for Smithtown Bulls Travel Team (ages 8-12) 
  • Eligible to tryout for Williamsport teams (ages 10-12)

When does the season start and end?

You will be contacted by your coach at the end of March.  The season begins for practice April 1. The games begin in mid-April.  The season ends at the Championship Picnic in June. Start dates are dependent on weather and field conditions. 

When do the teams play and practice?

Games are scheduled weeknights Monday-Friday and start at 6 PM.  Practices are not scheduled by the league.  Each Coach will schedule practices on his own.

How does my child get a uniform?

All players will be given a baseball cap. Tee Ball Division (ages 4&5) will be given uniforms. Players in all other age groups can either use uniform from prior years or purchase a new one at MAP Custom Tees  6518 Jericho Tpke, Commack NY 11725. (631)4992188.
 Last year we are introduced new uniforms but you may use "old" uniforms from prior years.  Typically, players can get 2 seasons of use from a new uniform.

Does the SJSLL provide equipment?

Each team gets an equipment bag with Little League approved catchers equipment, batting helmets, bases and baseballs.  The SJSLL DOES NOT provide baseball gloves or bats.  You may use your own personal batting helmet.  ALL BATTING HELMETS IN AGES 4-10 MUST HAVE A FACE MASK.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!

Who will coach my child? Are the Coaches qualified?

Teams are coached by volunteer parents.  All volunteers are required to submit to a background check prior to being accepted as a Coach.  Prior to the season all Coaches are required to attend a meeting where league rules and policies are discussed as well as a separate Coaches Clinic.  During the season all coaches, parents and players can contact the Division Coordinator for advise, questions and problems.

How can I volunteer to be a Coach?

The SJSLL is always looking for volunteers.  When registering your child indicate your desire to be a coach and you will be contacted by the SJSLL.

How are teams chosen?  Can my child be placed on a team with a friend?

There are PLAYER AGENTS for each division that bear the ultimate responsibility for making teams.  All players will be placed in the appropriate age group. Requests are welcomed but NOT GUARANTEED in age groups 4-8. All teams in 9-12 age groups (Minors and Majors) will be created by a draft (girls softball excluded).  The draft is done to insure that teams are balanced and the games will be competitive.  Requests to be placed on a specific team will not be honored.

Is every child guaranteed to play in every game?

Yes.  There are rules requiring that each child play in every game that vary by division and are strictly enforced.

How are refunds handled?

This is a volunteer organization.  We encourage anyone seeking a refund to reconsider first as by processing a refund it actually costs the little league money to process from our vendors.  Refunds are handled on a case by case basis and are not always granted.  Absolutely no refunds are given after the coaches meeting takes place.  At that point, teams are assigned and schedules are generated.  

Does my child have to play SJSLL to play on a Smithtown Bulls Travel Team?

Yes.  Although the Smithtown Bulls and SJSLL are separate organizations a child MUST play SJSLL in order to be eligible to try-out for a Bulls team.

If my child plays SJSLL is he guaranteed a spot on a Smithtown Bulls Team?

No.  There are separate tryouts for Smithtown Bulls Teams.

Does the SJSLL participate in the Williamsport Tournament I see on TV?

Yes.  All boys ages 10-12 are eligible to tryout for a team that will represent our league.  Girls softball may participate based on number of players interested.  In order to be eligible the player must be registered in the SJSLL AND participate in 60% of the games.  All uniforms and fees related to that Tournament are included in the cost of registration.

How are teams chosen for the Williamsport Tournament?

 Eligible boys are invited to a tryout supervised by the members of the SJSLL Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors chooses the players for each team.  The Board also appoints the Coaches.

 

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St. James - Smithtown Little League

PO Box 29 
St. James, New York 11780

Email Us: [email protected]
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