When are practices/games?
PCLL does not have their own baseball fields. We lease fields from the community and private owners to enable our teams to practice and play games. Many of these field permits do not become available until Mid-April. Game/Practice schedules will not be available until them.
In the past games are usually on the weekends with practice during the week. The older divisions have occasional weekday games.
How long is the season?
Opening day is tentatively scheduled for April 20th. Games run thru the end of June weather permitting. Some makeup games often fall the first few weeks of July. There are no games during the Memorial Day of 4th of July weekends.
What type of equipment does my child need?
PCLL provides a full uniform (hat, jersey, pants, socks) and equipment (bats, helmets, catchers gear etc). Players are only required to bring a glove.
How are teams formed?
T-Ball and 7U Machine Pitch are formed using coach requests, player requests and schools to make it easier on the younger players.
8U and above is formed by a player draft. The importance of the draft is to create balanced teams. This eliminates the house team versus travel team imbalance that is sometimes found in other programs.
How are players “Drafted”?
Each player ages 8+ will be evaluated on a set of basic baseball skills (throwing, hitting, running, catching). They will be given a ranking that will be used during the draft process. At the end of the process each player will be placed on a team. The rankings will be used to ensure each team has a similar set of skills.
Are volunteers screened?
All PCLL volunteers who work with players are subject to a full background check thru Lexis Nexus. PCLL typically operated with 125+ screened volunteers each season.
What makes PCLL different?
Our commitment to player development and safety is key to our success. PCLL is the first league in Michigan to win the ASAP Safety Award from Little League International. Each year 5 leagues across the country are selected. In 2012 PCLL was one of them. We have committed to player development adding 3 player development and 3 player agent positions to our board this year. Our winter clinics are just the start of the developmental opportunities we are planning for our players. Through our draft process we are able to make the season a more enjoyable experience for all.