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!
The 2014 Little League season is fast approaching and online registration is now open!
Early registration is due February 19th. After this date, registration will remain open with an additional fee of $30 until (a) February 26th, for AAA and Majors divisions, (b) March 14th, for AA and A divisions, and (c) March 29st for T-ball levels. Late fees will be waived for T-ball and first time A-ball players.
Raleigh Hills Little League, or "RHLL," is a non-profit affiliated with Little League International chartered in 1957 to provide baseball and softball for children in our local area. RHLL focuses on offering baseball and softball to players aged 5-12 that live within the attendance areas of Beaverton School District elementary schools Raleigh Park, Raleigh Hills, Montclair, McKay, Vose and Greenway. It is open to all children in these areas regardless of where they attend school. Please help us spread the word!
Big picture for the season is that registration begins in December and continues into February. Teams are formed at the AAA and Majors levels in early March. Team formation for T-ball, A and AA is completed by the third week of March. Practices will begin for most levels in the month of March, with teams generally starting practices throughout the month in roughly reverse order of level (Marjors earlier - T-Ball likely after Spring Break). Opening Day is April 5th!
Additional details for the 2014 season can be found throughout this site - the following is a summary of key dates to keep in mind:
February 23rd - Softball try-outs for prospective AAA & Majors\ players (Southridge High School Gym, 9 - 1 PM)
February 23 - 12:30-3:30pm Coach Clinic w/ Len Clarke (for both new & exp RHLL Managers & Coaches)
February 26th - Registration deadline for participation in AAA / Majors baseball
March 3rd - Baseball try-outs for prospective AAA 5:30-7pm & Majors players 7-9pm
March 8th - GEAR UP Day at Dick's Sports: extra 20% off EVERYTHING - not just Baseball/Softball items. 9AM-8PM
March 14th - Registration deadline for participation in A-Level / AA-Level
March 23rd - 29th - Spring Break
March 29th - Registration deadline for participation in T-Ball
April 5th - Opening Day & Player/Team Photos
May 23rd - 26th Memorial Day weekend
June 4th - Season ends for Majors and AAA
June 7th - AA, A and T-ball season ends
June 7th - 13th - Majors & AAA interlock tournament
June 15th - Majors & AAA Players notified if selected for postseason teams
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 tab.)
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.
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Love Little League Baseball and Softball and want to save $40 on your 2014 registration?
RHLL recognizes that some families have been instrumental in bringing new players to the league each year - NEW for the 2014 season, when you help bring a new player (Level A to Majors) to RHLL baseball or softball, you can earn a $40 registration discount coupon!
*Does not apply to T-Ball registrations and prior Beaverton Area Little League Softball players.
To claim your discount coupon, just email RHLL Registration Admin at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the first time baseball or softball player and we'll send you back a coupon code to use with your player's registration once the new player has completed registering for the 2014 season!
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.
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