Use the Age Determination Chart below to assess the "league age" for your player. Lamar Little League has several divisions that are grouped by league age to make the competition fair for all players.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball.
At the fall 2015 meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was approved to grandfather the four months of children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005, for the 2018 season, so that no child will lose their 12-year-old season of Little League Baseball.
How does this affect MY CHILD?
For players born on or before April 30, 2005:
The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.
For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005:
The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.
For players born on or after September 1, 2005:
The August 31 age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.
Lamar Little League allows players to elect to "play-up" into a division ahead of where their league age determines them to be in a given season. Applications to play-up will be reviewed on an individual basis and will only be approved by the Player Agent.
For a player to play-up they must be drafted in the first five rounds of the division they are requesting to play in. If they are not drafted in the first five rounds then they will automatically be drafted into the division that their league age defines for them.
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