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Southwest Little League's Majors program is for players from 10 to 12 years old, playing under Little League Baseball Rules and Regulations.

Games and Practices

Teams practice 4 times per week in March. When games being in April, teams will conduct 1 to 2 practices per week and play 2 to 3 games per week.

The regular season ends in early July.

Tryouts

All Majors players are required to attend at least 50% of the scheduled tryout sessions and enter the league draft for team assignment.

Any player failing to attend at least half of the tryout sessions must have a board-approved excuse in order to play and will be assigned randomly to a roster.

Game Duration

A game lasts six innings, with no time limit, as per Little League Rules and Regulations. Only the umpire can decide whether a game should be stopped early due to darkness, weather, or concerns about field conditions.

Equipment

Southwest Little League provides its teams with the equipment necessary for games and practices, including helmets, bats, balls, and catcher's equipment.

Additionally, each player should be provided a uniform shirt and hat. Parents will need to provide their player a mitt/glove, baseball pants, and cleats.

Some parents may also choose to purchase a bat for their child to use. Before shopping for a bat, however, please review the current Little League bat rules, as only bats meeting Little League safety regulations are allowed to be used.

Volunteering

Volunteers are the backbone of every successful Little League program. Southwest Little League is no different and has a wide range of volunteer opportunities available.

In addition to coaching roles working directly with the players and teams, help is needed in a number of baseball and other organizational functions, including fundraising, event planning, scorekeeping, umpiring, etc.

Additionally, the season-ending picnic and awards ceremony is a huge effort requiring many hands. If you have a limited amount of time but want to contribute, consider offering your volunteer efforts for that fun-filled day!

Little League encourages all parents to get involved and be an active part of your community's Little League program.

Parent Connection

The Parent Connection newsletter is Little League's monthly newsletter.

All parents are encouraged to register to receive The Parent Connection by visiting LittleLeague.org/register.

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