2020 - Need to Know

What do I need to know for the 2020 season?

UpdatedThursday May 28, 2020 by Darold Mergens.

Every parent, grandparent, guardian or player wants to know what is needed each season. Hopefully this page will answer all your questions.

Important 2020 Dates

NO HILLSIDE LITTLE LEAGUE ACTIVITIES WILL OCCUR FOR THE 2020 SEASON

THE HILLSIDE TRAINING ACADEMY (HTA) WILL PLAY, PROVIDED ADEQUATE INTEREST

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Age groups

  • Click these links for official Little League age charts
  • T-Ball (Co-ed)
    • Ages 4-7
  •  Baseball
    • Farm: 6-8
    • Minor: 9-10
    • Major: 11-12
    • Reserve: 13-14
    • Jr. Varsity: 15-16
    • Varsity: 17-18
  • Softball
    • Farm: 7-8
    • Minor: 9-10
    • Major: 11-12
    • Junior: 13-14
    • Senior: 15-16

What equipment is needed

  • Glove
  • Bat (Hillside provides bats to each team but recommends players bring their own) Click here for sizing recommendations
    • Baseball: Little League has different requirements for bats depending on playing levels. Bats must have the following logosClick here for more information 
      • USA BASEBALL logo
        • T-Ball
        • Farm
        • Minor
        • Major
      • USA BASEBALL logo or BBCOR logo
        • Reserve
        • Jr. Varsity
      • BBCOR logo
        • Varsity
    • Softball: There are currently NO bat requirements at any level of Little League softball
  • Protective headgear
    • Batting helmet with face mask (Hillside provides batting helmets with masks to each team but recommends players bring their own)
      • Batting helmets with face masks are a Hillside Little League requirement, NOT a general Little League requirement
    • Softball defensive face guards
      • Hillside Little League does not require softball players to wear face guards while playing defense but are strongly recommended
  • Cleats (not required but highly recommended)
    • MUST be molded plastic/rubber for the following playing levels
      • T-Ball
      • Farm
      • Minor
      • Major
    • CAN be molded plastic/rubber OR metal cleats/spikes for the following playing levels
      • Jr./Sr. Softball
      • Reserve/Jr. Varsity/Varsity Baseball

Typical game scheduling (home games)

  • Weekdays
    • Games start at either 6:00pm or 8:00pm
  • Saturdays
    • Games start at two-hour intervals beginning at 10:00am through 8:00pm
  • Sundays
    • Games start at two-hour intervals beginning at 12:00pm through 8:00pm
  • Game-free dates (Hillside Spikes play under their own schedule)
    • Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-25)
      • No league games scheduled

Leagues or Athletic Associations we play against (not all teams/age groups play these opponents)

  • Memorial Little League
  • Westgate (WWAA)
  • Keystone Little League
  • Suburban (OSAA)
  • Gretna
  • Fremont
  • Millard United
  • Benson Little League
  • Grover Little League