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About DPLL

Established in 1954, Delaney Park Little League is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We are a 100% volunteer run organization affiliated with Little League International, offering downtown Orlando area youth baseball and softball programs for regular season play and access to the world’s largest youth sports tournament for more advanced players with the Little League World Series that takes place each summer. Delaney Park Little League's boundary resides within Florida District 24 and Little League's Southeast region. Our boundary map can be viewed here --> online version  or on the Forms & Resources page. 


When does registration open?

  • Spring Season registration opens online in mid/late-December and typically runs through mid-January. 
  • Fall Season registration opens online early/mid August and runs through late August.

Registration is available through our online registration portal.  To register, click on the registration link on our homepage during open registration periods.  You must have an account, or create one using the link at top of this site, in order to register.  If you already have a SportsEngine(SportNgin) account, even if from another league/organization, you can login with that and 'Become a Member' of DPLL.


What is the cost to participate?

  • $110 per player for Tee Ball Division
  • $125 per player for all other Baseball and Softball Divisions
  • $10 family discount (must register siblings at same time for discount to apply)

Fees are subject to change. The Board of Directors budget monies each season to cover national charter and district fees, insurance, field rentals, equipment, umpires, uniforms, and continued maintenance of our facilities.  100% of the net proceeds are directly invested in the operation and enhancement of our programs.


what equipment does my child need?

Registration fees include team uniform (hat, jersey, and socks) for every player.  Pants and belt are not included as part of the team uniform. Pant color is determined by team manager after selection. A belt is not typically needed for teeball and rookie levels as those pant sizes are generally of a pull-up/drawstring variety, without belt loops. Team bats, balls, helmets, and catchers gear is provided by the league.  Note that players may share team helmets, however many players in upper divisions purchase their own batting helmets.

  • Players need a baseball/softball glove and cleats; tennis shoes can be worn at the teeball and rookie divisions.
  • Parents may opt to purchase their own bats and helmets, however the league does provide some as part of a team equipment bag to each manager.  Bats can be very expensive and must comply with Little League Rules --> http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

What seasons are offered?

Spring Season

  • The Spring Season runs from early February through late May (finishes before Memorial Day).  
  • All players registered in Minor division and up are required to participate in one(1) of the Player Evaluation dates in late January in order to be chosen on a team in these divisions. Dates are determined prior to registration opening and will be posted online. We do not hold evaluations for Rookie and Tee Ball divisions.
  • Minors, Majors, Intermediate, and Junior division teams are typically scheduled to play 2 games each week, including a weeknight game.  Teams typically practice a minimum of 1 day, and potentially up to 2 days, each week as determined by the manager.  
  • Rookie and TeeBall teams are typically scheduled to play 1 game each week, on Saturdays; and teams practice 1 day each week.  
  • Specific practice nights in all divisions are determined after registration closes and the teams are set.   

Fall Season

  • Fall Season runs from early September through mid November (finishes before Thanksgiving).  
  • Minors, Majors, Intermediate, and Junior division teams are typically scheduled to play 1 game each week, on Saturdays. Teams typically practice a minimum of 1 day each week as determined by the manager.  
  • Rookie and TeeBall teams are typically scheduled to play 1 game each week, on Saturdays; and teams practice 1 day each week.  
  • Specific practice nights in all divisions are determined after registration closes and the teams are set.   

All Stars

At the end of the Spring season All Star teams are formed to participate in the District 24 Tournament. Age groups are established by Little League International.  DPLL, upon approval of the Board, will attempt to field a team in all Little League approved age divisions. The selection process for players, managers and coaches varies per division and is detailed in the By-Laws, but generally follows the Little League recommended components for a fair and democratic selection. 

  • Teams are announced June 1st and begin practices immediately to prepare for District games later in June.
  • Section tournaments are typically held in mid-July, and State tournaments are in late July.
  • All age divisions have the opportunity to advance to the State tournament.  
  • In addition, Majors, Intermediate, and Junior division All Stars each have the opportunity to advance to State, Regional, and Little League's International Tournament. 

All Stars is a very enriching event in the lives of our players and coaches, which requires dedication and commitment beyond the normal requirements of regular season. Tournament play is intensely competitive and requires more focused, committed effort. Players commit to represent DPLL to the highest standards.

  • Give 100% at every practice and game.
  • Be available and attend a minimum of 75% of scheduled team practices.
  • Restrict high-risk activities, eat healthy, hydrate, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Encourage and support teammates in every situation, win or lose.
  • Exemplify high standards of sportsmanship and character.  Disrespect towards coaches, teammates, umpires, or parents will not be tolerated; including showboating successes of displays or temper with disappointment.

What are the division age groups?

  • BASEBALL
    • Tee Ball (ages 4-6)
    • Rookies  - Machine Pitch (ages 6-9)
    • Minors - Player Pitch (ages 9-11)
    • Majors (ages 10-12)
    • Intermediate 50/70 (ages 11-13)
    • Juniors (ages 13-14)
    • Seniors (ages 15-16)
  • SOFTBALL
    • Minors (ages 7-11)
    • Majors (ages 10-12)
    • Juniors (ages 13-14)

DPLL's goal is to provide all players an opportunity to learn the game in a safe environment, develop skills, and most importantly HAVE FUN.  Division age groups are established by Little League and the DPLL Board of Director's policies.  We are committed to ensuring player development at the appropriate level and maintaining overall player safety, and a competitive balance among teams in each division. Additional division descriptions can be found under Our Divisions page.


How is league age calculated?

A player's league age is determined by Little League International. League age is calculated automatically during registration based on a players DOB.  

Current year age charts can be found under Forms & Resources.

More information regarding age determination for Baseball divisions can be found here on the Little League website. 


How are the teams formed?

Our registration numbers vary each season by available divisions and age groups.  Teams are assembled by a combination of managers, coaches, league player agents, and the Board of Director's policies.  Selection to divisions is based on team counts, the player evaluation, and draft.  We are committed to ensuring player safety, and a competitive balance among teams in each division. 

  • Players are drafted by managers in the Intermediate, Major, and Minor baseball divisions.  
  • Intermediate and Major divisions will fill their rosters with: 1- Returning players from a previous Spring season Intermediate or Major team; 2- Players selected from the pool of draft eligible players.
  • Minor division players are selected from the pool of draft eligible players NOT selected in the upper division drafts.
  • Players are assigned to teams by the League Player Agent(s) in the Rookies and Tee Ball divisions.

The league will attempt to honor requests for coaches and/or friends at the Rookies and Tee Ball levels, however they cannot be guaranteed.  LL rules require that teams be assembled each season(Minors, Rookies, and Tee Ball), thus do not allow teams to have the same players/coaches automatically from season to season.  Some players may end up on a team from a prior season, however it must occur naturally through the draft/selection process.  

Fielding teams in all divisions cannot be guaranteed.  The Board of Directors will determine final divisions and team counts based on number of registrations received and available facilities/fields.


Do you offer scholarships to players?

Yes, thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer partial and full scholarships each season.  To inquire about obtaining a scholarship, please email us and a league volunteer will contact you.


What is the refund policy?

We understand that unusual circumstances may result in a player needing to withdraw for a particular season.  The following refund policy has been established.

  • Junior divisions(baseball and softball) fees will be refunded in whole if there are not enough players to field a team in a respective division.  Players may also have the option of 'combining' with a neighboring league(NOKLL) to field a team.
  • Refunds in all other divisions may be allowed in circumstances as determined by the Board of Directors.  If a refund is granted in other divisions, a processing fee of $5.00 may be deducted from the refund to offset applicable merchant/credit card processing fees incurred by DPLL.