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Proof of Age and Proof of Residency

August 10, 2003
Little League Baseball requires proof of age AND proof of residency.
Proof of age is birth certificate (no copies)
Proof of residency is explained below

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Each local Little League determines the actual geographic boundaries of the area from within which it shall select players. These boundaries must be described in detail and shown on a map and dated when making application for a Little League charter. Players will be eligible to play with that league only if they reside within the boundaries provided to and approved by Little League Baseball, Incorporated. A player will be deemed to reside within the league boundaries if:
A. His/her parents are living together and are residing within such league boundaries, OR;
B. Either of the player's parents (or his/her court-appointed legal guardian) resides within such boundaries. (See amended language in rulebook)
"Residence," "reside" and "residing" refers to a place of bona fide continuous habitation. A place of residence once established shall not be considered changed unless the parents, parent or guardian makes a bona fide change of residence. Residence shall be established and supported by documents from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian:
1. Driver's License.
2. Voter's Registration.
3. School Records.
4. Welfare Records.
5. Federal, state and local records.
6. Support payment records.
7. Homeowner or tenant records.
8. Utility bills.
It is recommended that the league require some proof of residence within the league's boundaries at the time the player registers. Player and their parents/guardians are advised that a false statement of residence may lead to ineligibility to play Little League Baseball or Softball. Under NO circumstances does ANY person have the authority to grant a waiver that allows a child to play in a local Little League program IN ANY DIVISION, when that child does not qualify under these residency requirements. If the claim for residency is challenged, three of the above materials must be submitted to Little League Baseball, Incorporated, with an affidavit of residency from the parent(s) or guardian, which shall decide the issue. Residency documents must illustrate that the residence (as defined above) was inside the league's boundaries for at least one-half of the regular season (as of June 15 of the year in question).

Last revised: August 10, 2003. (send me mail telling me what you think about this page)

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