Welcome to Highland Park Little League!!!
We provide recreational/competitive baseball ages 3-18 in the Highland Park, Oakpark and Union Park neighborhoods. Players who live within the boundaries of our league are eligible for play in tournaments. Players who live out of the boundaries but attend any school within the boundaries are also eligible. Everyone is welcome to play for Highland Park Little League, no one will be turn away. Players who do not reside within the boundary area or attend school within the area are required to complete a residency exemption waiver. Parents of players aged 7 and older should provide proof of residencey and/ waivers as needed, along with the Medical Release form, before the first practice. This waiver simply states the player is not playing for another league in the district during the same season. This does not include non-little league groups. Any participation in other groups does not affect eligibility. Residency documents will be the same as Des Moines Schools enrollment: Photo ID, utility bill, or lease documents showing name to match ID and address.
Calculation of League Age is done based on the age of the player on April 30th of the season year. The age on that date determines division eligibility. Players are welcome to play UP in older divisions dependent on the skill and coaches acceptance, but may not play down. Players may only register and compete for 1 team. Dual registrations are not allowed.
Participation in Little League is not dependent on a parent's ability to pay nor a player's race, sex, religion, skill level, etc... We have offered some financial assistance in the past, but these funds are extremely limited. If financial assistance is needed, please provide written request and the amount you are able to pay at registration. We have the lowest fees within the state, but we are willing to make payments arrangements where necessary and reasonable.
Players are expected to provide a glove, baseball pants, and shoes. Cleats are discouraged in the younger division, metal cleats are not allowed except in the Junior and Senior levels. HPLL will provide batting helmets, bats and catchers equipments. However, having your own helmets and bast are allowed they meet LL specifications. Players who expect to be in the catchers position, may also supply their own regulation equipment if so desired. Uniforms are provided by the league as part of the registration fee. Players are expected to keep the uniform shirt is playing condition throughout the season. We provide 1 shirt per player on the team. Replacements will be at the expense of parents.
Parents and players are expected to abide by all safety regulations and behave in a sportsmanlike manner.
Volunteers: Highland Park Little League is a 100% volunteer organization and listed as a non profit organization with the IRS. With currently 12 to 15 board members trying to maintain our facilities, there is a need for more volunteers to help out. We have several specific needs. We will post tasks which need to be completed and schedules on the website. If you'd like to help with one of the tasks posted, and or for concession help during the season please contact our communications director,
Regular season registration is held the last few weekends in January and the first fee weekends in February of each year. We will have a registration table located on the west end of Park Fair Mall. Please look for flyers to be distributed to the schools or check back here for updates on specific dates and times. If you would like to register early, (and encouraged to do so) please send us an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highland Park Little League Board