Murrayhill Little League

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Little League

If you have Questions you don't see answered here, please send an email to one of our Board Members using the "Contact Info" page.

(The following information was last updated on December 9, 2014)

  1. Who can sign up for Murrayhill Little League?
  2. How many players are in MHLL?
  3. What do MHLL registration fees pay for?
  4. How are registration fees established?
  5. What is league age?
  6. What equipment does my player need?
  7. What size bat does my child need?

1. Who can sign up for Murrayhill Little League?

  • Players who are league age 5-12 years old and live within MHLL service area are eligible to play. MHLL serves families in the Fir Grove, Hiteon, Nancy Ryles, Scholls Heights and Sexton Mountain grade school attendance boundaries.
  • If your child attends another school, but lives within the boundaries for one of these schools, you are welcome to register.
  • All registrants new to Murrayhill Little League must submit a copy of birth certificate and proof of residency for permanent file.
  • Verify you are within MHLL boundaries

2. How many players are in MHLL?

In 2014 over 700 boys and girls registered for Spring, Post Season, Summer and Fall seasons. While the number of boys remained flat from 2013, the girls softball program continues to grow. In fact, there were more softball post season teams in 2014 than baseball at the Minors, Majors and Juniors divisions.

3. What do MHLL registration fees pay for?

For 2014 MHLL expenses went to the following categories: Regular Season Uniforms 26%, THPRD Field Fees 16%, Post Season expenses including D4 fee, THPRD field use for practices, and uniforms 16%, umpires 9%, equipment 8%, facility rental for clinics, tryouts and batting cages 7%, storage facility for uniforms and equipment 6%, annual dues to Little League International 4%, Other 8% (marketing, website, field materials, admin). We did have funds left over due to sponsorships income that went to increase the cash balance back to historical levels.

In 2015 we will not be increasing the cash balance any further and will spend more in the following areas: THPRD Field fees due to hourly rate increase and change in field giveback policy, equipment in lower divisions, uniforms resulting from a change in policy that provides for upper division players - Juniors, Majors, Minors - to keep their jerseys after the season ends (and wear with pride), rental of Beaverton Aloha Little League indoor facility to increase batting practice, and a one time donation to Alpenrose to assist in their East field improvement.

4. How are registration fees established?

Murrayhill Little League has a history of success. That success is in part due to the investment the League has historically made in the League. From field access to uniforms to equipment, the Board believes that to develop boys and girls the League needs to continually make prudent investments in the program while maintaining an ongoing cash balance for unexpected expenses. In 2014, MHLL registration fees were in line with other D4 Leagues.

While not the cheapest, none of the MHLL divisions were the most expensive when compared to the same divisions in other D4 Leagues. Little League still represents a good value when compared to other baseball options in the area. In 2015, we are taking a small increase in upper divisions - Minors, Majors, Juniors - to help with the incremental cost in players keeping their jerseys after the season ends. However, we implemented an early registration discount to partially offset some of that fee increase.

5. What is league age?

  • Children ages 5 to 12 are eligible to play little league. Players who are 13 to 14 years old will play in the Juniors program. Tee ball is co-ed and little league baseball league ages apply. Please see the "League Age chart" on the MHLL website.
  • Generally boys play baseball and girls begin softball starting at the Coast level. League ages differ for softball. Please see the Softball link on the MHLL website for softball league age information.
  • League age for girls is the age they are on December 31.
  • Due to changes implemented in September 2015 by Little League Baseball International, league ages for BASEBALL are being adjusted once again.

2016 Quick reference chart on League Age:


  • League Age 5 if born (September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011)
  • League Age 6 if born (September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010)
  • League Age 7 if born (September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009)
  • League Age 8 if born (September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008)
  • League Age 9 if born (September 1, 2006 to August 31, 2007)
  • League Age 10 if born (May 1, 2005 to August 31, 2006)
  • League Age 11 if born (May 1, 2004 to April 30, 2005)
  • League Age 12 if born (May 1, 2003 to April 30, 2004)
  • League Age 13 if born (May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003)
  • League Age 14 if born (May 1, 2001 to April 30, 2002)

6. What equipment does my player need?

  • Each player needs their own mitt and cleats although tee ball players can play in regular sneakers.
  • Bats and batting helmets are provided by MHLL, however most players prefer to have their own, especially in Minors and above.
  • Catching gear is provided by MHLL but those serious about the position usually have their own gear once in Minors.
  • MHLL uniform policy for 2016:
    • Caps & Visors: MHLL provides caps and visors for all divisions which players keep
    • Socks: MHLL provides sock to lower divisons in baseball (Tball, Coast, and Farm) and all softball divisions. Baseball Minors, Majors, and Juniors are responsible for their own socks.
    • Jerseys: MHLL provides jerseys in in Minors, Majors, and Juniors that players can keep. MHLL assigns jerseys for Farm and Coast players that will be returned at the end of the year. The Board's plan is to move to Farm and Coast keeping their jerseys in future years as the budget allows. Tee ball players receive a t-shirt that they keep.
    • Pants: Parents are responsible for providing pants. The coach will designate the pants color no later than first practice.

7. What size bat does my child need?

  • MHLL provides a selection of bats for each team, however if your player prefers to have their own bat, please make educated choices when selecting a bat. For Minors and above, please make sure the bat is Little League approved for the CURRENT season. Please refer to the Little League International website to find a list of manufacturers and models that are Little League approved. Umpires have the discretion to remove a bat from the game if the bat is not on the approved list, which changes yearly.
  • Bat size depends on the ability level and the size of the player. Please consult with your child's manager or visit websites that discuss appropriate bat sizes to choose a bat that fits the player. The biggest mistake is getting a bat that is too big for the child to swing effectively.