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FNLL is a Frederick, Maryland-based chartered member of Little League International and provides a program of instructional and competitive baseball for kids ages 4 to 16 with several divisions that accommodate age and skill levels. Our goal is to not just to create competitive baseball players, but also teach life lessons, community commitment, and citizenship through the great sport of baseball. 

We are a part of Maryland District 2 Little League, and our league consists of players from schools that include; Yellow Springs Elem., Monocacy Elem., North Frederick Elem., Glade Elem., Walkersville Elem., Liberty Elem, Monocacy Middle, TJ Middle, Walkersville Middle, Heather Ridge School, The Banner School, St. John’s Reg. Catholic, Monocacy Valley Montessori, Frederick Classical Charter, and Frederick County Day Montessori. 

Established in 1951, Frederick National is steeped in a legacy that is one of the oldest, most respected, and successful leagues in the entire state of Maryland. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

When can we sign up?
Spring registrations start around the end of the calendar year and go through the beginning of February.  Fall registrations takes place at the beginning of August.


How often do they practice and how often are games?

  • T-Ball practices 1 to 2 times per week with games on Saturdays and an occasional game during the week. (total commitment:  2 days per week)
  • Machine or Coach pitch and Minors practice 1 to 2 times per week with games 1 to 2 times per week on both Saturdays and during the week. . (total commitment:  2-3 days per week)
  • Majors practice 2- 5 days a week before the season begins and then 1-2 days a week during the season.  Games are 2-3 days a week mostly during weekdays, makeups are on Saturdays. . (total commitment:  3-5 days per week)


Where are the fields located? Our playing fields include:

  • Staley Stadium- located on Staley Ave behind YMCA - our main field for games and Majors practices.
  • Practice Fields:  Riverwalk, Staley Park, Staley Stadium
  • Games can be played throughout Frederick County as we often schedule with other leagues in Little League, District 2.
  • Information about all fields are located on About Us/Locations


What does the registration fee include? 
Shirt, hat,  fees and dues to District 2 and Little League International, equipment, operations, insurance, facilities upkeep, etc.

What do I need to get?  The league has some donated items from the list below that you may have.  

  • Each player needs to bring a water bottle to practice and games.

  • Everyone should have their own glove.  Here’s some help on getting the right size: Baseball Sizing Guide, Softball Sizing Guide

  • Baseball Bats are to be wooden or have the USAbat logo and be no bigger than 2 ⅝” in diameter.  We often see young players struggling to use bats that are too big.  Kids don’t grow into bats.  Bats that are too big destroy form and reduce a player’s confidence.  It is perfectly ok to use a T-ball bat so long as it meets the criteria above.  Here’s a resource to help you find the right size: Sizing Guide.

  • Softball Bats are to be wooden or metal.  If metal they can be no longer than 33" and no bigger than 2 1/4” in diameter.  Visit the Softball Bats link for full details on the legality of wooden bats.  Here’s a resource to help you find the right size: Sizing Guide.

  • It is not recommended to share helmets as this can spread lice among other things.  For that reason, it’s highly recommended that you get your own helmet.  Helmets must have the NOCSAE seal.

  • Catching Gear is provided by the league. 

  • Cleats are recommended.  Soccer cleats work fine.  Metal cleats are not allowed.

  • Gray baseball or softball pants are recommended for all divisions other than Majors.  Majors players should consult with their coach before buying pants.

  • Belts and stirrups/socks are optional.  If you are purchasing either of these items, please do so to match the jersey color.

  • Protective Cups are required for male catchers.  We recommend all males in the Majors, Minors, and Machine or Coach Pitch division wear a cup.

  • Softball Face-masks both defensive and helmet cages are optional, but strongly recommended

  • If your player wears glasses, we strongly recommend sports glasses or goggles

What are Evaluations?
Players will be given the opportunity to run through various baseball drills. Please know that this isn't Try Outs; no one gets cut.  Our goal is to match a players skill level with the appropriate opportunity and help our coaches formulate their teams. 

What's the draft?
During Evaluations, Coaches will be evaluating the players and then the Majors draft will occur shortly after. Once the Majors draft is completed, players that have been drafted to a Majors Team will be notified by the Manager of that team. Any player in this age group that was not drafted to a Majors Team will then be drafted to a Minors Team.  Players in Machine or Coach Pitch and Tee Ball are not drafted, but rather placed on teams.

How are All-Stars picked and what is expected of them? 

As of the 2015 season, Majors All Stars are chosen by team member voting for the first 9 players.  Managers have discretion for the last 3 players to fill any needs ie outfielder, catcher, pitcher.  Majors All-Star players are expected to be available from mid-June to mid-July for practices and games. Potential for further if the teams continue winning. 

Minors All Stars as chosen by manager nominations. 

What is Fall Ball?
This is a developmental program for the off season.  It typically begins in September and runs through the end of October.  This is a great time to move a player up a level to try it out and be able to learn and progress their skills.

What is Intermediate (50/70) and Juniors/Seniors?  
These are opportunities for players to have a chance to play more baseball within our District.  

50/70 is for 11-13 year-olds and refer to greater distances between pitchers mound and bases then Little League.  This helps prepare players for play when they age up to Juniors/Seniors. Juniors/Seniors is for 13-16 year olds and is played on 90' fields.


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