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Documentation Verification 

There are two main criteria to meet to be eligible to play in South Scottsdale Little League: 

  • Age: SSLL is open to players with a League Age of 4 to 14 inclusive for T-Ball through Little League Juniors, and League Age 15-16 for Little League Seniors. To determine a player's League Age, see the chart below.
  • Residency: Except for our Seniors division, SSLL is only open to players living within our boundaries. Little League sets the criteria for how a player is considered a resident of our boundaries; in general, if either of the player's parents OR a player's court-appointed legal guardian resides within our boundaries, then that player is permitted to play in our league.

For eligibility questions, including situations where the league in which you reside does not offer a baseball program for players of that League Age, contact the SSLL Player Agents (  ) before registering. 

What is the player's League Age?

Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure. 

For players born on or before August 31, 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.  (Note: If the player was born between May 1 and August 31, 2005, the player is grandfathered into the April 30 age determination until 2019 season to make them eligible for the 2018 season as a LA12).

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date started with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 5 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. 

2018 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 6
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 12
        2005 2005 2005 2005         12
2005 2005 2005 2005         2004 2004 2004 2004 13
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 14
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 15
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 16

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY, and only for 2018.

 

How can I be sure my child resides within SSLL's boundaries?

Click this link to verify that your child resides within SSLL's boundaries.

 

How and when do I prove my residency within SSLL's boundaries, and why do we have to do this?

Beginning with the 2017 season, the following changes will be implemented for the Residency and School Attendance Eligibility Requirements:

  • A school issued report card or performance record will no longer be accepted to establish school attendance. Either the school enrollment form or an official/certified school enrollment record dated prior to October 1, 2017 can be used to establish school attendance for the 2018 season.
  • Also, residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state and zip code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2017 (previous year) and February 1, 2018 (current year), from one or more documents from EACH of the three Groups outlined below:

Group I

  1. Driver’s License (photo ID of parent(s) or guardian(s) with qualifying residence address)
  2. School records (home address of player’s parents or guardians)
  3. Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
  4. Employment records
  5. Insurance documents (with residence address)

Group II

  1. Welfare/child care records
  2. Federal records (i.e., Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)
  3. State records
  4. Local (municipal) records
  5. Support payment records
  6. Homeowner or tenant records
  7. Military records

Group III

  1. Voter’s Registration
  2. Utility bills (i.e., - gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
  3. Financial records (loan, credit, investments, etc.)
  4. Medical records
  5. Internet, cable, or satellite television records

NOTE: Example – Three documents from the same Group (utility bill, cable bill, and bank statement) constitute only ONE document.

For the 2018 Spring season, all required documents must be received by SSLL no later than Feb 10, 2018.

All proof of residency documents must be dated within 3 months of February 9, 2016 to be considered valid. Little League regulations require SSLL to verify eligibility and collect proof of residency to verify eligibility to participate in SSLL and potentially participate in a Little League All-Star tournament.

Each family should submit a COPY of the player’s birth certificate and 3 proofs of residency to SSLL in ONE of the following ways, listed in order of preference:

  1. Upload them during online registration. If you have already registered online, you can login and update your registration and add them in the pop-up window.
  2. Scan and email copies of your documents, with your player's name clearly written on top, to: info@southscottsdalelittleleague.com
  3. Fax legible copies of your documents, with your player's name clearly written on top, to SSLL’s fax number: 480-718-8715 (no cover sheet needed, this sends to email)
  4. Bring paper copies of your documents to one of SSLL’s 2018 Player Evaluation (PE) sessions (schedule on SSLL website). Note that documents brought to a PE session will NOT be reviewed or validated during the PE session, only collected for review at a later time.
  5. Mail copies of your documents, with your player's name clearly written on top, to: SSLL, PO Box 2317, Scottsdale, AZ 85252.

ALL players are required to submit this documentation to the league before participating in practices or games. If you submitted a copy of your player's birth certificate in a prior season, you do not need to resubmit that document, but you do need to submit new proof of residency documents.

WAIVER FORMS

Boundary Waiver - If you previously lived within the SSLL boundary and have moved

(http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/school-enrollment-form.pdf)

School Wavier - If you live outside the boundary but attend a school (K-12) within league boundaries

(http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/school-enrollment-form.pdf)

DOCUMENT VERIFICATION DATES

Jan 14 (Sat)                 Document Certification at Tonalea Ball Fields:         10:00am - 12:00pm

Jan 28 (Sat)                 Document Certification at Tonalea Ball Fields:         10:00am - 12:00pm

Feb 8 (Wed)                Document Certification at Tonalea Ball Fields:         6:00pm  - 8:00pm

Feb 9 (Thu)                  Document Certification at Tonalea Ball Fields:         6:00pm  - 8:00pm

Feb 10 (Fri)                  Document Certification at Tonalea Ball Fields:         6:00pm  - 8:00pm

 

FAQ's

Why is SSLL collecting birth certificate and proof of residency documents?

Birth certificates have always been used to verify a first-time player’s age eligibility to participate in SSLL. SSLL has always verified league eligibility based on the address(es) used during player registration. SSLL is collecting birth certificates and proof of residency documents for ALL players to comply with a Little League requirement that requires us to do so.

 

Why can’t I just show my documentation to someone to prove my player’s eligibility and residency?

For a league of the size of SSLL, it simply isn’t feasible to validate the documents on-the-fly. Having a small number of Board member volunteers validate and file the documentation for players will obviously be a time-consuming task that is best completed in the “off-season”. Furthermore, players who participate in All-Stars have always been required to submit this documentation. Collecting and cataloging this documentation in the offseason allows SSLL to comply with the Little League regulation, and removes the documentation burden on participants to the offseason.

 

Who will have access to the birth certificates and proof of residency documentation?

A small number of SSLL Board members who have completed a background check.

 

I previously submitted all the documentation for my player… why haven’t I heard back from anyone?

Due to the large volume and varying formats of documents, it will take several weeks to validate and catalog all the documents that have been received. That activity will be taking place while a small number of league volunteers prepare for the upcoming season by conducting Player Evaluations, Player Drafts, preseason meetings and training for SSLL managers, and while they complete all other player-to- team assignments. A SSLL representative will contact you if we require additional documentation. If you are not sure if you've submitted all the required documentation, please resubmit!

Where/how will my documentation be stored?

Paper documents will be stored and archived in a secured location. Electronic documents will be stored and archived to a Board member’s computer and/or CD stored in a secured location. 

How long will SSLL keep my documents?

Birth certificates will be kept on file until a player is no longer eligible to play in SSLL. Once a player becomes ineligible for any reason, those documents will be shredded and/or deleted. The revised Little League regulation requires participating players to submit proof of residency documents prior to the start of each season. Following each season, proof of residency documents will be shredded and/or deleted. Upon request, SSLL may make paper documents available for pickup by the participant at a designated time/date.