Spring 2023 Baseball
Fall registrations are now open!
Umpires- our umpire scheduling agent notified us that they will no longer be able to provide umpires for games at SCAA and LKW fields. There has been a growing umpire shortage over the past several seasons and they are reducing the number of leagues that they will cover. We experienced this shortage firsthand last season with a number of games needing to be officiated by parent volunteers. We already have plans in the works to arrange umpires for our games, and you will likely see many of the same umpires at our fields again this season, just being scheduled via a different avenue. We also responded to this shortage last season by recruiting some of our parents and teenage players to undergo training and begin umpiring some of the younger division games. We need to expand on this strategy to cover games in the younger divisions (primarily Machine Pitch) so that we can prioritize the veteran umpires to the older divisions. Keep in mind that umpiring is a paid position for those that have undergone training and have the required gear and uniform. Please email
for more details if you would consider getting involved as an umpire. Parents will be scheduled to officiate games where their child is not playing, and scheduling can be worked around your availability. Seniors and 18U players will be scheduled around their own game schedules.
Uniforms- the country has experienced supply chain issues over the past year, and this impacted us by not having all uniform items in time for our first games last season. To avoid this again, we absolutely must get our uniform order in early this season, which means we must also adjust our registration deadline (see below).
Registration deadlines- Our initial registration deadline for Machine Pitch, Minors, and Majors is Sunday, 2/5. On 2/6, all divisions will increase $20. Player evaluation dates for MP, Minors and Intermediate will be 2/18 and 2/25. Caps my be put in place based on coaching availability. Coaching needs are based on the number of teams, which of course is based on the registration totals. We will determine the number of teams for each division and then cap the number of total registrations for each age division to limit teams sizes to no more than 12 players. We will only accept “late registrations” up until the cap is reached for that age division, and no later than the day before teams are drafted. There is no guarantee we can accept a late registration, and IF accepted a late fee will be added, AND uniforms for players registered late are not guaranteed to arrive before first games. Please be sure to register early! TeeBall will continue taking registrations up until when teams are formed, however uniforms will not be guaranteed to arrive before first games for players registered late.
Juniors (13-14), Seniors (15-16), and 18U registration are open now. We will start preseason workouts in March on the weekends. Games will begin around May 5th and wrap up in Late October.
Coaching needs- due to the advanced timeline above, we need to line up coaching commitments as early as possible. If you have coached in the past (manager or assistant) or would consider coaching this season, please email
so we can get you into the loop. There will be a preseason coaches meeting and training and support is available for new coaches.
Player Evaluations (Machine Pitch (MP), Minors, Majors)- players must attend a minimum of one evaluation session. **players wishing to play-up a Division must attend an evaluation session for both their correct-age Division AND the older Division they wish to play-up to**.
Key Dates Spring 2023 T-Ball through Majors
1/1 Spring Registrations Open
2/5 Early Registration Deadline (register before this date and save on registration fees)
2/15 Registrations Close for MP/Minors/Majors
2/18, 2/25 Evaluations (League Age is player's age as of August 31, 2023 - https://www.littleleague.org/downloads/2023-baseball-age-chart/)
MP 9a: 7 year olds and 6 year olds trying to play up
MP 10a: 8 year olds and 9 year olds pre-approved to play down in Machine Pitch
Minors 11a: 9 year olds and 7/8 year olds trying to play up
Minors 12p: 10 year olds and 11 year olds pre-approved to play down in Minors
Majors 1p: 11 year olds and 10 year olds trying to play up
Majors 2p: 12 year olds
3/4 – 3/5 Make up Evaluation date / DRAFT / Uniforms Ordere
3/11 Practices Begin
3/5, 3/11, 3/12 Challenge tryouts (12U, 11U, 10U, 9U, 8U, 7U) times TBD
3/25 Field workday- all hands-on deck to clean up and prepare the facility for the season
3/27 Week 1st Game / Fundraiser Kick Off
4/1 Opening Day
4/7 -4/14 CMS Spring Break
4/17 Week Games Resume
5/13 Regular Season Ends / All Star Voting
5/15 Week Make up week
5/20 EOS Tournament Start / All Star Team Announced
6/10 District TOC Tournament (Tentative)
6/12 - 6/15 HQ4 Summer Camp (Mornings)
6/24 District Machine Pitch / Minors / Majors All Star Tournament (Tentative)
7/31 - 8/3 HQ4 Summer Camp (Mornings)
ALL DIVISIONS- SCAA is a parent volunteer run organization. We are a non-profit, member-only association. All board members, commissioners, field maintainers, uniform/equipment/concessions/awards coordinators and other volunteers donate their time and effort to make our youth sports programs possible. Without volunteers, we don’t function. Added to the registration process this year is a drop down box to select how your family would like to pitch in with our program by volunteering. There are over a dozen options with varying degrees of time commitment to fulfill, and we recognize that family and personal situations may make certain roles difficult for some members, but at a minimum each family is expected to volunteer two shifts in the concession stand over the course of the season.
SCAA Baseball has structured the baseball divisions to be in line with Little League guidelines and the other Little League North Carolina District 3 associations. The structure builds our association from the T-Ball Division through Majors or Intermediate Division and then onto a full size field with the LL Junior and Senior League program.