Which Little League do we belong to?
We are the Centennial Lakes Little League (CLLL) located serves youth in the Lino Lakes, Centerville, Lexington, Circle Pines and East Blaine. We are chartered through International Little League in Williamsport, PA. We also run the girls Centennial Lakes Fastpitch league. Please see the section on Fastpitch for more details
Are there residency requirements for CLLL?
Yes, to play in baseball, players must reside within our league boundary. Consult our Little League Boundary Map for specifics. If you live outside of our boundaries you must obtain a waiver to play in our league for any post-season (All-Stars) play. When you register you will be asked questions about residency and directed to the process of obtaining a waiver if necessary.
Starting in 2014, Little League now allows for a player to live outside our league boundaries and play in our league if you go to school in the Centennial School District, live outside our boundaries but played with our league last year, or qualify under a few other exemptions. See Little League International's Residence and School Attendance Player Eligibility Requirements for full details.
What levels of play are provided in Little League?
Centennial Lakes Little League offers T-Ball, Coach Pitch, AAA, International and Majors. We also offer girls fastpitch in our Centennial Lakes Fastpitch program including 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and with enough interest 16U and 18U.
T-Ball: (Ages 4-5 with 6 yr old option) This is instructional baseball and game scores are not recorded. Players in this division are co-ed. At this level the ball is hit from a tee. Games consist of four innings or 1-1/2 hours. Teams are formed by random draft each season. 6 yr olds are encouraged to play Coach Pitch (see below) but inexperienced 6 yr olds can play T-Ball. Games are scheduled for Fridays and a Sundays at 5:45, 6:30 or 7:15 pm.
Coach Pitch: (Ages 6-8) This is instructional baseball and game scores are not recorded. Players in this division are co-ed however, we recommend girls consider switching to our girls only Silver Bullets Fastpitch 8U program. At this level coaches pitch to their own team. Games consist of five innings or 1-1/2 hours. Teams are formed by random draft each season. Games are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays with some weekend play, mostly at 6:00 pm.
AAA Pitching & Skills development Baseball: (Ages 9, **8 yr olds allowed if already played 2 years at coach pitch) At this level of play, players pitch to each other. Games consist of six innings or two hours. Teams are formed by random draft each season. Games are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, mostly at 6:00 pm.
Major Baseball: (Ages 10-12) All players are selected for teams based on player evaluations (tryouts) by team Managers in a player draft. Majors is the highest level of play in Little League for ages 12 and under and is divided into three levels, International, American League and National League, with National League being our most competitive, followed by American League and then International League. All Majors players participate in a tryout and teams are formed through a draft process every year.
International League generally plays two times a week at 6:00 pm. Play will be Mondays through Sundays depending on field availability. International League plays some games against Coon Rapids.
American League has four teams and generally plays two games a week at 6:00 pm. Play will be Mondays through Sundays depending on field availability and will periodically play against several other Little League associations.
National League (Traveling) has two teams and generally plays two or three games a week at 6:00 pm. National League is more competitive and have more games and practices than American League. Play will be Mondays through Sundays and will regularly play against other Little League associations.
How old does my child have to be in order to be eligible to play Little League? What is League Age?
Little League baseball is for children ages 4-12 and is based on how old the child is as of August 31st (generally) of the year they will be playing, known as "League Age". See the Age Chart
or our Little League Age Calculator
to figure out your child's "League Age"
Are there any volunteer opportunities?
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities you can do for both your team and for the league. At the team level, you can volunteer to coach, assistant coach, team parent (team manager or organizer), field preparation, or be the scorekeeper for your team. At the league level there are also many committees and events that you can participate in including, opening day ceremonies, fundraising, league publicity, picture day, team/league sponsorship, newsletter, fall ball, team parent orientation, tournaments, or assisting with the league's communications efforts. By participating in these positions, you are helping the Little League Organization to provide the best possible playing opportunities for your child! If you are interested in helping please email the office with what you are interested in at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should I contact to get more information about CLLL or to get an answer to a specific question?
The roster of board members
is posted on this website. Each board member can answer the questions pertinent to their area of responsibility.
Who do I contact if I have a problem that needs to be resolved with the league?
This depends on the nature of the problem or issue, as follows:
For issues regarding your Child’s selection to a particular team, please contact the League Representative for your division. This can be found on our Baseball Board Members
page or Softball Board Members
page. If there are questions regarding league rules and more specifically, Centennial Lakes Little League rules, please read through the house rules posted on the website in our league manual.