Washington Little League was first charted in 1978 under the direction of the League’s first President, and then Washington Elementary Principal, Fred Neilson. Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball.”
Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
Thank you to the many volunteers over the years that have helped make Washington Little League one of the premier Little League Programs in the State of Utah. All are invited to get involved to ensure a positive experience for youth in our community for many more years to come.
Little League Pledge
I trust in God.
I love my country
and will respect its laws.
I will play fair and strive to win.
But win or lose
I will always do my best.
Little League Parent/Volunteer Pledge
I will teach all children to play fair
and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort
despite the outcome of the game.
Utah State Champions – 1980, 2010, 2011
Washington Little League endorses the National Little League philosophy, and has made only slight modifications to some of the playing rules in an attempt to enhance the playing experience for our children. The following is an excerpt from the National Little League organization:
Little League Baseball is a program of service to youth. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in the atmosphere of wholesome community participation. The movement is dedicated to helping children become good and decent citizens. It strives to inspire them with a goal and to enrich their lives toward the day when they must take their places in the world. It establishes for them rudiments of teamwork and fair play.
Washington Little League consists of the following:
- Pony Division: 13 up
- Majors Division: 12-year-olds and drafted 11 and 10-year olds
- AAA Division: 11 and 10-year-olds that did not get drafted into majors
- AA Division: 10-year-olds that did not get drafted into AAA and 9-year-olds with some 8-year-olds that want to play up.
- Sing A Division: Machine pitch-8, 7, and 6-year-olds that have experience and want to play up
- Junior Division: 13 to 15-year-olds
- Majors Division: 10 to 12-year-olds with some 9-year-olds that try out and are drafted to a team
- Minor Division: 2nd Grade to 9 or 10 year-olds, live pitching
Washington Little League boundaries are posted in the office located at the Little League Complex. Player candidates who reside within the approved boundaries are eligible to participate in Washington Little League’s youth baseball programs. Washington Little League boundaries, which are meant to include areas beyond the Washington County School district boundaries.
Washington Little League is open to all children between the ages of 7 and 16. A player’s age is based on the National Little League age cutoff. The league is open to players who live within the established physical boundaries, subject to adherence to established rules and required parental support. In addition, player candidates must have parental or legal guardian consent.
Washington Little League is an all-volunteer league. Many parents devote their personal time to support and operate the league. Help is always needed – if you are interested in volunteering some time, please read more on the volunteering section.