Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the various Little League fields located in Rapid City?
Canyon Lake Little League, 1610 32nd Street
Harney, 610 E. Fairmont Blvd.
Rushmore, 131 E. New York St.
Timberline, 1450 32nd Street
Bandit Ball, South Ellsworth Road, Box Elder
Additional field address can be found at the City of Rapid City's Recreation page
My son tried out for Majors, but did not make a team. Does he still need to go to the Minors tryouts? I had been told that if we were not selected for Majors, we would be put on Minors automatically.
Although it is not required for your son to tryout for minors, it is strongly suggested that he do so. Even though all boys signed up for the minors division will be placed on a team, it is helpful for the coaches to see the boys tryout so they can evaluate them and make appropriate team selections.
My son is 10 yrs old and has never played baseball so if he does the tryout and doesn't do very well will he still be able to play?
Your son can try out for a minors team and will be guaranteed a spot. If your son tries out for majors and doesn't make it, he will be able to play in the minors.
What do the tryouts consist of?
Typically athletes will field fly balls and grounders and they will bat. Pitching and catching are optional.
Is there any recourse if a league age 12-year-old is drafted, practices, and even participates in Major Division games – and then the player, parents, and/or league realize the player is not capable of playing in that division?
Little League encourages local leagues to conduct a thorough assessment of each player at tryouts to avoid this situation. In cases where a player’s assessment causes concern about participation in the Major Division, league officials should review the assessment with the parents to identify what is in the best interest of the child. However, when situations above arise, these matters should be forwarded to the District Administrator for a final decision.
If the player is drafted onto a Major Division team, what if the parent’s assessment and the manager’s assessment of a player differ?
If the parent’s assessment is that the player should be moved to the Minor Division, but the manager believes the player should remain in the Major Division, the local league board of directors has two choices:
1. Support the parent’s assessment and forward the request to the District Administrator for final approval.
2. Support the manager’s assessment and inform the parents that the player will remain on the Major Division roster. (The parent may then choose to allow the player to continue in the Major Division, or remove the child from the league.)
If the manager of the Major Division team believes that the player should be moved to the Minor Division, the local league board of directors needs to review the assessment with the parents. If the parents do not support the assessment, the player must remain in the Major Division
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