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Little League New Age Determination Date, Good Idea?

By USABL, 03/10/16, 11:15AM EST


2018 little league cut off date moves from April 30th to August 31st.


"Little League Baseball® to Begin Utilization of August 31 Age Determination Date for the 2018 Season; Children Born Between May 1 and August 31, 2005 to be Grandfathered as 12-Year-Olds For 2018 Season” ~


This calculator is an excellent resource for determining your child’s current age for Spring 2016: Little league Age Calculator


How will this change things?  Well for one, the deadline will be closer to most board of education cut off dates.  It will keep ages and grades close together.  In the past, several players would be held back as their classmates moved on to the next level of baseball.  A child could still be playing at the rookie level in third grade, even if he is ready to play at the next level with all of his classmates.


Grandfather rule:

At the fall 2015 meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was approved to grandfather the four months of children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005, for the 2018 season, so that no child will lose their 12-year-old season of Little League Baseball.


Will NJ baseball tournaments, USABL, Cooperstown make the change?  Will all baseball on the Jersey Shore change the date?  All east coast baseball tournaments?  Stay tuned...