Little League Age Determination Change
Little League International made the decision to change the age determination date for kids playing little league baseball and softball. This change, going from April 30 to December 31 has forced kids to play a year of the sport at an age that truly are not at yet. Last year a 7 year old by league rules who has a birthday between June and December, this year would now be a 9 year old. In most cases, the players will play the entire season a true year younger then their actual age.
Kids are considering giving up the sport to play a sport they can play that is more age appropriate such as Lacrosse, soccer or even club baseball, which all have age determination dates of May 31.
Please help us convey to Little League International that the age determination date change has had a negative impact of thousands of young kids and is pushing kids out of the sport.
A player born in May of 2005 and a player born in December of 2006 are now considered the same league age. That is a 20 month difference between the kids but are both considered 9 years old by league age. That is RIDICULOUS!