Please register for the appropriate league based on the grade your little league player will be in when school begins in September.
The Fall 2020 schedule is lighter and the program is more relaxed than the Spring. From a weather perspective, Fall is the best time of the year for baseball in New England! With WLL's adoption and implementation of the COVID-19 safety guidelines, the proposed schedules for Westport schools and the uncertainty of other sports offerings, Little League Baseball may offer one of the few organized outdoor sports programs this Fall for our children and opportunities for them to interact with their friends.
Given the ongoing fluidity regarding the permissibility and scope under state and local rules of the operation of organized Fall sports in Connecticut due to COVID-19 and uncertainty with respect to registration numbers for this Fall, the below is subject to change. We ask that you are patient as Westport Little League (WLL) monitors and responds to external forces and firms up plans; it may need to change the nature or scheduling of the program at any time before or following the start of the season. Items such as uniforms and equipment may take longer this season.
FALL LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL SCHEDULE:
We have attempted to schedule game times on Saturdays that do not conflict with known organized games for the traditional Fall sports. Games that are canceled due to rainouts or otherwise can be rescheduled during the week.
Pre-K and Kindergarten – Saturday Game, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM, 9/12-10/31. For our youngest age group, our main focus is introducing players to and teaching the basics of the game – throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running. One game per week on Saturday afternoons + one practice per week scheduled by each team’s coaches.
1st and 2nd Grades – Saturday Game, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, 9/12-10/31. A mix of coach pitch and machine pitch during 6-inning games. Goals include maximizing hitting and fielding reps for players. One game per week on Saturday afternoons + one practice per week scheduled by each team’s coaches.
3rd and 4th Grades – Saturday Game, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 9/12-10/31. Games are a combination of machine pitch and player pitch as players participate in competitive little league baseball. One 6-inning game per week on Saturday mornings + one practice per week scheduled by each team’s coaches. Scores and standings are kept.
5th, 6th + 7th Grades – Saturday Game, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 9/12-10/31. One 6-inning player-pitched game per week on Saturday afternoons + one practice per week scheduled by each team's coaches. One practice per week scheduled by each team’s coaches. Scores and standings are kept.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 7TH GRADERS:
For the first time in recent years, Little League International is permitting 7th graders born before September 1, 2008 (i.e., Little League 13s) to participate in Fall Little League given the cancellation of the Little League season during the Spring. A separate email will be sent to parents of Little League 11-13 year olds to gauge interest in Intermediate 50/70 Baseball by the Commissioner of that program.
(Please note that grade pairings for these leagues (e.g., 5th grade could play with 3rd and 4th grades) are subject to change based on final registration numbers. Game times are also subject to change based on registration levels and other conflicts which may necessitate a change to our anticipated schedule.)
CHALLENGER LEAGUE FALL BASEBALL: This league, which focuses on fun and building life-long friendships, is open to boys and girls with mental and/or physical challenges. Games will be played on Sundays at White Field in Westport from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please email Challenger Commissioner, Beth Cody, at
with any questions.
WESTPORT YOUTH TRAVEL BASEBALL: We also wish to remind you that Westport Youth Travel Baseball (WYTB) registration will open shortly. Unlike in the Spring, Westport Youth Travel baseball players are not required to play Westport Little League baseball in the Fall, although we do encourage it. WYTB games should not conflict with WLL games.
ADDITIONAL FALL LITTLE LEAGUE INFORMATION:
Teams are expected to be selected and announced by September 7. Team practices will be scheduled by coaches once teams are selected. When registering, please note your child's scheduling conflicts so that the commissioners responsible for populating teams can try to take them into account to avoid schedule conflicts.
REGISTRATION, FEES AND WAIVER:
The registration fee for Fall Little League Baseball is $215 per player in grades 3-7 and $195 per player in grades PK-2. After September 4, the registration fee increases by $50 per player.
Please note that your registration is not considered complete until payment of the registration fee is made and you have completed and signed the COVID-19 waiver in the registration process. Please also be aware that the Little League website automatically deletes registrations that are not paid in full within two hours, thereby deregistering your child and preventing us from placing him/her on a team. If you have unpaid registration fees in respect of any summer baseball program, your request for registration will be declined, and your child will not be placed on a team until you have paid such outstanding fees.
If participation of your child(ren) in Little League presents a financial hardship for your family, you may apply for financial aid through Town of Westport Youth Services. If you wish to apply, please complete the online registration and select the financial aid option. Your registration with WLL will not be deleted for non-payment. Please contact
with any questions.
If your child is playing in one of our programs for the first time, you must mail a copy of his/her birth certificate to Westport Little League. In addition, if this is the first time a member of your family is participating in one of our programs, you must also mail proof of residency (such as a utility or phone bill). Please mail these items to:
Westport Little League, Attention Beth Cody
P.O. Box 581
Westport CT 06881
Your child cannot participate without first meeting these requirements.
Westport Baseball & Softball is a nonprofit organization that, among other things, funds repairs and capital improvements of fields in town. If you wish to support the organization and its programs by making a tax deductible donation, please do so by entering an amount in the donation box on the registration form. This amount will be added to your total at the end of registration. Please note that all donations made via Little League registration will be utilized exclusively to support Little League programs.
If your child is in 6th grade or older and is interested in working as an umpire and earning money this Fall, please sign up in registration.
PLAYER AND COACH REQUESTS:
WLLB manages programs for hundreds of children, and we do our best to form balanced teams. For grades pre-K through second grade, teams generally include players from the same elementary school. The Commissioners of these leagues will make efforts to accommodate teammate and coach preferences indicated in registration when populating teams. However, starting in third grade in the Fall (second grade in the Spring), we unfortunately cannot honor requests for children to be placed on a particular team or with a specific coach or other player due to the size of our program, the conflicting nature of requests, the need to create balanced teams, the complexity of populating teams and the volunteer nature of our organization. Rosters for teams with players in older grades are usually chosen via draft.
COACHES, COACHING REQUIREMENTS AND PAIRING REQUESTS:
If you wish to volunteer to coach, please select the appropriate option when registering. We need parents to volunteer their time to coach Little League baseball teams this Fall. Westport Little League Commissioners will choose a manager and an assistant coach for each team from among those who have volunteered to coach. Once teams are announced, the manager may subsequently add another (league-approved) assistant coach(es) who is a parent of a player on the team's roster. If you are interested in coaching or volunteering to help run our programs, please check the appropriate box when registering. All coaches will be required to pass a background check, have a valid National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) membership and undergo mandatory concussion training prior to the start of the season.
WLL will provide helmets to first time registrants. WLL will provide caged helmets to children playing Westport Little League in third grade and older which are required for participants in the leagues with player pitching.
Non-wooden bats must have the “USA Baseball” stamp, and one “USA Baseball” bat will be provided to each team.
Refunds will be issued for cancellations that occur before the announcement of team rosters. After team rosters are announced, refunds will only be issued (on a pro-rata basis) for season-ending injuries with a doctor's note. WLL has certain up-front non-recoverable costs such that if the Fall season is canceled or shortened prematurely due to COVID-19, we will not be able to refund the entire registration fee.
If you have any questions about our programs, please refer to the tabs along the left side of our website for more information. You can also ask questions by emailing
. We will follow up with more information, including the names of and contact information for the Commissioners for this Fall.
Welcome to our Westport Little League Baseball website!
Welcome to our Westport Little League Baseball (WLLB) website. You will find information on baseball for ages 5-12 here. WLLB is a subdivision of Westport Baseball & Softball, Inc. (WBS) which also oversees Softball, Travel Baseball (ages 8-15), and Advanced Baseball (ages 16-19). Please see the links above for information on these programs. Feel free to send us suggestions on the site and on our programs via the "Feedback" page on our Main Menu.