FAQs | Upper Providence Little League

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
sm logo  What are the guidelines for determining a child's age?
Player Age in both baseball and softball is determined by Little League International:
  • For baseball, please click on the Little League Age Determination Chart to determine the player's age for 2019.
  • For softball, the player will play the 2019 season based on their age on December 31, 2018   
  • T-ball players must be 4 by April 30, 2019. 
sm logo  Does my child have to attend evaluations?
Players that are league age 7, 8, 9 and 10 need to attend baseball evaluations.  Players that are league age 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 need to attend softball evaluations
sm logo  Can my child be on the same team as a friend/neighbor for car-pooling purposes?
You can request that a player be paired with another player at any time before the season begins. We try to honor these requests as much as possible in the younger divisions; however we cannot guarantee any request because our first goal is team parity. 
Requests cannot be accepted for Major softball, Minor softball, Major baseball or Minor baseball as these teams are established through a draft.
sm logo  Can girls play in a boys division?
Little League rules allow girls to play on a boys’ team. If this is your preference, please be sure to indicate it when you register.
sm logo  How can I get more involved?
A good way to start is by attending monthly UPLL board meetings; we welcome input and ideas from everyone.
The board meets the first Wednesday of every month. Check the calendar on this website for exact times and locations. 
sm logo  Do I have to volunteer?
We are an all-volunteer organization and will ask each family to participate in various volunteer events throughout the season.  Typically, these opportunities will be communicated to you through your Team Parent and/or Coaching staff.  In addition to other volunteer options, each family will be asked to assist in the snack bar over the course of the season.
For more details about volunteering, please check out our volunteer tab on our web site.
sm logo  Do I need to submit a background check to volunteer?
We make every effort possible to protect our children. As part of that protection and as part of Little League International, we perform thorough background checks on all volunteers who have substantial contact with our children (managers, coaches and team parents).
This nationwide background check covers all applicable government sex offender registry data. The background check goes beyond the minimums originally required to include a nationwide criminal and sex offender search. 
sm logo How are the results of background checks handled?
If there are any offenses on your report, you will receive a copy in the mail directly from First Advantage, which performs the checks for Little League International.  The background check process (including results) is strictly confidential.
To learn more about First Advantage, please visit http://littleleague.fadv.com.
sm logo Can a parent to umpire a game in which his or her child is playing?
You can umpire a game in which your child is participating. We believe that people want to do a good job and they are doing the league a service by volunteering.
UPLL is an all-volunteer league, and that includes umpires. The single largest source of volunteers for our umpire pool is the parents of the children involved in the league.
If no one is assigned in advance, the home team must provide an umpire. In addition, teams may be assigned additional games to provide an umpire.
If you want to umpire, please contact John Wowak for baseball or John Pastor for softball to volunteer.
sm logo How do the practice and game schedules work?
Practices are organized at the team manager’s discretion, typically once per week for younger players and twice per week for older players. Preseason practice slots are assigned during the managers’ meeting in early March.
The game schedule is published just prior to Opening Day. There are usually one or two games per week on a rotating schedule.
Games are played weeknights beginning at 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. Games can run through mid-June. Older divisions and tournament teams can play longer into the summer.
sm logo Must I attend my son's or daughter's practices and games?
The best support you can be to your child’s Little League career is to experience it with him or her. Please attend, participate, and volunteer as much as possible.
sm logo When does an injury require reporting?
You must report an incident that causes any player, manager, coach, umpire, or volunteer to receive medical treatment or first aid, or if there is a concern that further medical evaluation may be required.
A team manager must complete the Incident/Injury Tracking Report and submit it to the league safety officer within 48 hours of the incident. The form should be filed in the Safety and Security Officer’s mailbox located in the Snack Stand. 
Please contact the Safety and Security Officer if you need assistance or further information.
sm logo What if I have a question or concern?
You should first ask your team manager, coach or team parent. If they are unavailable, please contact the commissioner of your child's division.  Additionally, you can email any board member by clicking on the email link within their profile on this website.