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Arbutus Little League - Since 1953, Everyday a Hit!



  • League Age 4 to 6 years old.
  • This division is an introductory program to baseball. This is about having fun and learning basic baseball skills
  • Coaches will help their players develop the basics of throwing, hitting off a tee, catching, and good sportsmanship.
  • This is a non-competitive division
  • The teams are between 7 to 10 players each.
  • The season typically runs from mid April through late June.
  • Little League's Parents Guide.

Game Schedule

  • Two weeknight games for approximately 60-75 minutes starting at 6pm (You could play any weeknight)
  • There may 2-3 Saturday games for special league events (i.e Parade Day, Picture Day)
  • Games will be played regardless of the number of players present. If teams are drastically unbalanced, the players in attendance shall be divided into 2 teams.

Practice Schedule:

  • Practices generally start 3 weeks before the playing season begins in mid-April.

Player's Equipment

  • Players are given a team shirt, pants, and baseball hat.
  • Cleats (plastic spikes) are optional but recommended.
  • Bats are provided (you may provide your own if desired).
  • Helmets are required and each player must have their own (NOCSAE certified).
  • Players provide their own glove.
  • Before you buy, read "Players Equipment" on our Tips for Parents and Players webpage.

Game Rules:

  • Little League Rules
  • Four or five innings are played. An inning is defined as each player that is present getting up to bat. The last batter of the inning clears the bases with a "home run". 
  • Fielding positions - All positions are fielded except catcher.
  • Batters hit from a tee, which the coach can adjust per player.   
  • All plays on the ball must be made by team players. No coach/adult may field a ball.
  • Outs are introduced as the season progresses.
  • There is no stealing.
  • Score is not kept.
  • Gloves must be used by all fielders.
Game Safety Rules
  • Only the batter is allowed to have a bat in their hands.  There is no on deck batter.
  • Only the adult coaches should handle the bats.
  • Batters and all base runners must wear a helmet.

Arbutus Little League

5525 Shelbourne Rd 
Arbutus, Maryland 21227
Email : [email protected]
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