2017 Little League Age Chart

In 2015, the Little League International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball. This policy will not be fully implemented until 2018, therefore players aged 10 and older will not be impacted. Players aged 10 and older (in 2016 under the old age determination) will continue through the balance of their little league career using the old age determination formula. 

To make things simpler, we've provided the chart below so that you can easily figure out your player's league age based on their birth month and year. Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age is indicated on the left or right. 

Example: a player with a birthdate of June 7th, 2006 would be league-age 11, as highlighted below.

AGE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
5 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011
2011
2011
5
6 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 6
7 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 7
8 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 8
9 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 9
10 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 10
11 2006 2006 2006
2006
2006 2006 2006 2006 2005
2005
2005
2005
11
11



2005 2005 2005 2005



11
12 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 12
13 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 13
14 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 14
15 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 15
16 2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 16
17 2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 17
18 1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 18

Little League Age Determination

Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and Little League has sought input from volunteers, parents, and coaches that has helped guide District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors to ultimately change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31.

Why the change?

In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.

This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.

What’s the difference?

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

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.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 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.

What’s the impact of this new change to my child?

If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.

If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.

If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.

“After announcing the new age determination date for our baseball divisions in 2014, we have received important feedback from many volunteers and parents,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We continue to work with all our volunteers and our International Board of Directors toward the goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.”

Registration for Spring 2017 Baseball is Open

 Division Age Eligibility
 Grade Eligibility Cost
Register by:
 Late Fee
 T-Ball 9/1/2010 to 8/31/2012 (LL Age 5-6)
Pre-K/K  $75  April 1st
 none
 Instructional (IL) 9/1/2009 to 8/31/2011 (LL Age 6-7)
K/1st Grade  $100  April 1st
 none
 A
9/1/2008 to 8/31/2009 (LL Age 8)
2nd Grade  $150  March 15th
 $25 after March 15th
 AA
9/1/2007 to 8/31/2008 (LL Age 9)
3rd Grade  $150  March 15th
 $25 after March 15th
 AAA/Majors 5/1/2004 to 8/31/2007 (LL Age 10-12)
4th-7th Grade  $195  March 15th
 $25 after March 15th
 Juniors  LL Age 13 & 7th grade 12s (optional)
7th Grade  $200  April 1st
 $25 after April 1st
 Seniors LL Age 14-15 & 8th grade 13s (optional)
 8th-9th Grade $200  April 1st
 $25 after April 1st
 Big League LL Age 16-19 & 10th grade 15s (optional)
 10th-12th Grade $200  April 1st
 $25 after April 1st
 Challenger All ages All grades $0  none  none

A few notes about registration:

  1. To read a description of each of our divisions, visit the Programs page on our website. If you have any questions about in which division you should register your child, please email the Player Agent or Registrar.
  2. Visit our Registration page for information about the new Little League guidelines on age determination.
  3. Here is the registration link: https://isis.sportspilot.com/register/family/default.asp?asoid=105662.

If you have any questions or experience difficulty with the registration process, simply send an email to stephen.vetere@gmail.com and we will be sure to help you out.

Link to Registration Page

Link to North Andover Youth Baseball registration page: https://isis.sportspilot.com/register/family/default.asp?asoid=105662.