Baseball registration is CLOSED for the fall. Thanks for all your continued support !!!
Please read the league information and information for parents below. If you still have baseball questions, please email
. If you have questions about the registration process, please email
South Maryland will register teams this fall in the following divisions:
6u (NEW): Born between 9/1/20014 and 8/31/2016
8u: Born between 9/1/20012 and 8/31/2014
10u: Born between 9/1/2010 and 8/31/2012
12u: Born between 9/1/2008 and 8/31/2010
15u: Born between 9/1/2005 and 8/31/2008
18u (NEW): Born between 9/1/2002 and 8/31/2005
Information for Parents:
South Maryland is committed to the safety of our players and families. We will be following guidelines of Anne Arundel County Rec & Parks, State of Maryland, and the CDC to determine best operations for the Fall season. There will be safety guidelines provided to parents and coaches prior to any on field activities.
Fall Baseball Age Determination:
The ages for fall are based on the player’s age for the UPCOMING spring 2021 season. The purpose of fall baseball is to prepare the player for their spring league. As a result, many players will participate in a league "age" they have not reached as of this fall, but that will be the case for players from all teams in the leagues so your child is NOT playing against OLDER kids.
The player is expected to provide gray pants, a black belt, and black socks. SMLL will provide a jersey to be returned at season end. Parents will need to provide a $50 deposit check to receive the jersey, which will be destroyed upon return of jersey at the end of the season. Hats will be provided to those players who currently do not have a South Maryland “SM” hat.
Practices will begin around August 15th. The season will be an 8 game Sunday schedule beginning the Sunday AFTER Labor Day weekend. Practices will vary, but 6u, 8u, and 10u should expect to practice one time a week and on Sundays (until games start) and 12u,15u, and 18u should expect to practice twice a week and on Sundays (until games start). Please note practices will conclude before the season ends since darkness in early October makes practicing after the school/work day impractical.
South Maryland Little League has at the top of its mission the inclusion of ALL willing participants in spring Little League baseball. Due to the limited number of teams and the intention of limiting roster sizes to 12 or 13, SMLL may need to wait list players until rosters fill for another team at that age group.
Information concerning roster sizes and assessments will be provided in early August. We remain committed to providing every willing participant a place to play baseball but can’t predict the future until registration is underway.
SMLL Covid Policies
The Board of South Maryland Little League would like to outline a series of protocol measures that we intend to follow during the fall season. First and foremost, we intend to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Governor, Anne Arundel Parks & Recreation, and local health officials when it comes to public gatherings, organized youth sports, and sporting events. Your child’s health and safety are always our number one priority, even under normal circumstances. We are currently adapting to the present landscape, and have agreed as a board to implement the following protocols for the fall baseball season:
- Players are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer for personal use.
- Gaiter face masks are being ordered for all players for their use.
- During games, no more than two (2) coaches will be present in a dugout. This will allow enough coaches to supervise kids, while also limiting the number of bodies.
- All individuals should measure their body temperature to ensure that no fever is present prior to participating or attending each activity.
- No handshakes/personal contact celebrations.
- Players and families should vacate the field as soon as reasonably possible after the conclusion of their game to minimize unnecessary contact.
- Their will be no “team snacks” provided post-game, as can be traditional amongst the younger age groups.
- All players should bring their own personal drinks. Please ensure all drinks are clearly labeled, and adequate liquids are provided so that your player is not searching for drinks from others.
- No personal equipment will be allowed in the dugout. Player equipment will be spaced accordingly outside the dugout to prevent direct contact.
- No sharing of equipment! This will be particularly emphasized with catchers.
- No spitting. Because of this, sunflower seeds are not allowed.
- We would ask that spectators are limited, and that there is no regular movement of players from the dugout to visit with family during the game.
We thank you for your understanding and know that your help in enforcing these rules with your players will help ensure a safe and fun season. We are excited to bring baseball back, as we know it will be wonderful for the physical and mental health of all our children.
South Maryland Little League - is a chartered affiliate of Little League Baseball, Inc. of Williamsport, PA (www.littleleague.org) and has been serving central Anne Arundel County since 1997. We are a nonprofit organization serving 250 youths playing T-Ball through Little League Juniors. We are community-neutral and focused solely on baseball. Our players hail from Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Harwood, Mayo, Riva, South River, and elsewhere. We provide a quality youth baseball program that focuses on teaching the skills of America's Pastime and also helps the young people of our communities learn to work together as a team, develop individual leadership skills and increase their self- confidence. We have developed players who have gone on to play high school, collegiate, and even professional baseball.
We are staffed entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to creating the best quality program possible for the children, and we need your help to continue this tradition. All funds are generated through fees, fundraisers, business and community support like your own.
Our coaches and umpires attend clinics in the fall and winter for organization and team management, coaching, rules and umpiring. The SMLL community enjoys the social side of our league at opening day held at Bottner field, a field exclusively dedicated to Little League.