The Raleigh Hills Key Center of KeyBank is proud to join RHLL and support youth baseball/softball in the Raleigh Hills community!
Thanks to great local business sponsors like KeyBank and the many community volunteers, RHLL continues to succeed as one of the most successful Little League programs in Oregon. Welcome to the team, KeyBank!
Youth baseball and softball for the Raleigh Hills community since 1957
Raleigh Hills Little League (RHLL) was chartered by Little League baseball in 1957. The league was incorporated as an Oregon non-profit corporation in 1995.
RHLL offers baseball and softball programs for boys and girls in the spring and fall seasons, and is run entirely by volunteers and funded through player registration fees, family donations, and
individual and corporate sponsorships. Fee schedules each year are based on projected budget expenses for the league year. It is Little League and RHLL policy that no child be turned away due to
Boys and girls ages 5-12 years old are eligible to participate in our programs, which are offered to families residing within the Beaverton School District boundaries of Raleigh Park, Raleigh Hills, Montclair, McKay, Vose and Greenway schools, even if the players do not attend those schools. New for 2014, children may also register for a little league in which their school is located. If you are new to RHLL, we encourage you to confirm that your family resides within our boundaries.
RHLL offers programs in t-ball, baseball and softball. The regular season runs from April through June with practices beginning in March, or early April for the younger levels. Post-season play begins in mid-June and generally continues into early July at most levels, and mid-July for the 11-12 all-star team. All practices are held at local schools and games are played there and, at older levels, at Alpenrose and fields hosted by our neighboring Interlock partners. Softball games are played within the footprint of the District 4 leagues, which include Lake Oswego to the east out to Hillsboro in the west.
Raleigh Hills Little League has had a long, proud and successful history of providing a community-based youth baseball and softball program for children in our community. Adult alums are sprinkled throughout our community, including on our current board. The success of our program over the years has been the direct result of the dedication and support of the parents, volunteers, sponsors and members of the community.
Our Spring Programs
(For additional information, see the play levels
T-Ball is for boys and girls ages 5-6 years old. In T-Ball, players hit off a batting tee, before frequently graduating to coach pitch. Rules of the game are varied to accommodate the teaching of basic skills and keep the pace of games up. The primary goals of T-Ball are to instruct the children in the fundamentals of baseball/softball, to encourage team work and participation in team-based activities, and most importantly to have fun and enjoy success. Rosters are generally composed of between 8 and 12 players, although we try to keep rosters on the smaller end if we have enough coaches to do so.
A-Ball is open to boys and girls ages 6-8 years old. This level is coach pitch, and the players begin to record outs. The A level is again primarily an instructional level that allows kids to learn basic skills and enjoy the team-based environment. Rosters are generally composed of 9-12 players. At this age, many of the girls transition to the softball-specific program, although they are not required to do so.
AA baseball and softball are for boys and girls ages 8-10 years old. Pitching machines are used early in the season, and as the year moves along the teams transition to a combination of machine and player pitch. Rosters are composed of 10-13 players.
AAA baseball and softball programs are for boys and girls ages 9-11 years old. All players participate in an evaluation (try-out) session at the beginning of the year. Players are selected to teams through a draft system conducted by the Managers and the Player Agent, with a goal of forming teams that are comparable in talent levels. Rosters are composed of 11- 13 players. Player pitching is used exclusively in this division. At the completion of the regular season, tournament teams comprised of 9 and 10 year old players are selected to participate in LL and district sponsored tournaments in late-June and early July.
The Majors baseball and softball programs are for boys and girls ages 10-12 years old. All players again participate in an evaluation (try-out) session at the beginning of the year, and by local rule, returning players are drafted to a new team each year. Players are selected to teams through a draft system conducted by the Managers, VP Baseball and the Player Agent, with a goal of forming teams that are comparable in talent levels. Rosters are composed of 11 or 12 players. Player pitching is used exclusively in this division. At the completion of the regular season, a tournament team is selected from within the Division for participation in tournaments leading to the Little League World Series competition. There are also Honors teams formed that participate in a local tournament at Alpenrose operated by LL District 4.
Raleigh Hills Little League is a non-profit, fully parent/volunteer-run organization set up to provide baseball and softball programs for boys and girls ages 5-12 in our neighborhoods. All the league activities are planned and performed by parent-volunteers. This includes securing fields, buying uniforms, training umpires, scheduling over 600 games, coordinating with neighbor leagues, maintaining this website, paying the bills, and so on. And of course, managing and coaching over 400 kids for a season. All together this work requires about 175 volunteers each season.
Our goal is to offer sport and recreation to our children, and positive experiences that will create lasting memories that will shape them into fine young adults.
It does cost money to run a little league- for field usage fees, equipment, umpires, etc. Although we try to keep registration fees as low as possible, many families still struggle with these fees, and to try to ease the financial burden we invite your support through individual donations and community business sponsorships to help pay for some of our costs. Thank you for considering supporting the families and children of Raleigh Hills Little League.