FAQ'S

When does the season start and end?

The regular season starts on April 18 and commences with the NPMYAC Family Fun Fest on June 13.


When do practices start, and what is the practice schedule?

Practices start the week of March 30. Managers determine the practice schedule during the player draft, and will let you know the practice schedule once teams are formed. 

How many practices and/or games per week will there typically be?

There are two practices per week in the pre-season(if possible), and then one practice and one game (2 games if needed) per week during the season for the Tee-ball and Minor division.  There will be two games a week for the Major division. Junior and Senior Baseball divisions as well as the Softball schedule will be determined by membership numbers. 


What days and times are games played?

Games are typically played Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Wednesday and Sunday reserved for rain-out makeup games. We typically have weekday games starting at 5:30pm and weekend games starting at 9:30am.


What if I want my son/daughter wants to play up in the next age group? 

Little League rules require that a player wishing to move up must either (a) have already played in the division he/she would be in based upon current age for one year; and/or (b) pose a safety risk to other players in that division. We strongly encourage players to play with their age group, but a request can be submitted by filling out our Play Up/Down Request Form


Are there tryouts?

There are no tryouts.  Little League gives all players an opportunity to play, regardless of skill or experience. The AAA and Majors division will request a player rating evaluation from prior years managers and a draft will then be held to fairly compile teams. 

I’d like to manage my son/daughter’s team. What do I need to do? 

During the sign up process you should identify that you're interested in being a Manager. You will then be asked to fill out a volunteer form indicating what qualifications you have. All submissions will be reviewed by the Division Directors and the League President to determine who will manage a team. 


I’d like to help coach my son/daughter’s team. What do I need to do?

When you sign your child up to play you should indicate that you’re interested in coaching. The team manager will ultimately be the one to decide his/her coaches. Little League rules only allow for one manager and two coaches per team, although you may have many more people that help out at practices and games performing functions like keeping score and pitch counts. 


I want my son/daughter to play with my neighbor to help with car pooling and scheduling. Am I able to make sure they play on the same team?

During the registration process, special requests can be made. However, the Player Agent and Division Directors will review all requests. Please understand that not all requests can be honored. Teams must be formed to allow fair competition.  AAA and Majors will have a draft, therefore requests within these divisions may not be granted.


Can my siblings be guaranteed to play on the same team if I request it?

Yes, if the siblings play in the same division, we would place them on the same team. 

What do Registration Fees pay for?

Your registration fee pays for all the operating costs associated with organized little league. This includes uniforms, team equipment, trophies, field maintenance/equipment, umpires, charter fees, insurance premiums, CPR/1st Aid courses for coaches, and porta potty rentals, among other things.  We are a non- profit organization run solely by volunteers and it takes everyone working together to make this a successful program.


Are scholarships or financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available. No child will be turned away because of an inability to pay. You should not let a lack of funds stop you from registering your child on time. The League will waive all or part of the registration fee if you need financial assistance. We encourage families to pay at least a portion of the fee for each child since our fees are kept deliberately low in an attempt to make it possible for everyone to play. If you need financial assistance, please let us know what amount, if any, you can contribute by emailing [email protected] to request financial aid. All information will be kept confidential.

Can I get a refund if we decide not to play? 

Full refunds can be made until teams are drafted. After teams are formed, $25 will be withheld from each refund to cover administrative fees that are charged to the league. No refunds will be granted after April 5. 

Can I still sign up if I live outside the boundaries?

You may also play in NPMYAC Little League if the school you attend is within the boundaries for our league, otherwise, a waiver request must be submitted to NPMYAC Little League. This waiver will then be submitted for review and approval by Little League International.


What equipment does a player need? 

That's a common question asked by many parents and players entering Little League for the first time. 

Players will need to provide their own:

  • Baseball pants and belt 
  • Rubber molded cleats or turf shoes (no metal allowed)
  • Protective cups for all male players
  • Approved Batting Helmet (optional, but recommended)
  • Bat (optional). Must be a USA Baseball approved bat. See our Bat Information page for details.
  • Baseball Glove
  • Heart protector undershirt (highly recommended)

In general, NPMYAC LL will provide:

  • Team Hat, Jersey and a pair of socks
  • Catching gear (and team bag for gear)
  • Batting helmets, though many players prefer to have their own, and we recommend that as well for sanitary reasons.
  • Game Balls
  • Practice Balls
  • Batting Tee for Tee-Ball
  • First Aid Kit

Will my child get a chance to play in each game? 

Yes. Every player who shows up on time and attends weekly practices must play at least nine outs in the field and bat at least once. Please remember, regular attendance at practices as well as games is important. It helps the players to learn to play as a team. Frequent absences from practices are not in the best interest of the player or the team. 

What happens if my child misses a game or is late to a game?

Players who intend to be absent must notify their manager or coach. Parents, if you know in advance your child will miss four or more games during the season, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER HIM/HER. Absences affect not only your team, but opposing teams also.

Official games can only be played if at least nine players are present from each team. Players missing three games will be warned about possible removal from the team. If a player misses four or more games or practices, he or she may be removed from the team at the manager’s request, with approval from the League.

If your child is late to a game, he or she may not get to play. Coaches are not obliged to play any child who arrives 15 minutes after a game has started, so please be sure your child is on time. If a player arrives within the 15 minute window, they can be inserted at the end of the lineup.

Local Sponsors

North Patchogue Medford Youth Athletic Club Raiders Baseball and Softball Little League

NPMYAC, PO Box 629
Patchogue, New York 11772

Phone: 631-980-0038

Email: [email protected]

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