Find the 2023 Little League Softball league age chart available to be viewed, downloaded or printed. The Little League Softball league age determination is different than the Little League Baseball Age Chart.
The age determination date for a Little League Softball player is the actual age of a child on December 31 of the current year. This year’s age determination date is December 31, of 2023. Little League’s baseball and softball divisions have slight differences regarding the age classification of players that overlap, allowing players to play at the division of play based on their age and experience.
The league age helps determines what “division” a player should register in and determines eligibility for Little League tournaments. This date is the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, which allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.
Current Seasons Used: Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023.
Locate the softball player’s birth month and year in the chart below to find the division they are recommended to participate in.
Download & Print the Softball Little League Age Chart
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You can also use Little League’s League Age Calculator to determine league age.
Find a Little League near you with the official Little League Finder.
Little Leaguers can play in a specific Little League based on their residence or where their school is located.
- Players whose primary residence is within the local league’s boundary can play for that hometown league.
- Players can play for the league where their school is located.
- Players from divided homes may choose to play in a league in whose boundaries either parent resides.
The Little League Softball program includes divisions for all children, ages 4–16.
- Tee Ball – Ages 4-5 (with a local option for 6- and/or 7-year-olds)
- Minor League – Ages 5-11
- Major Division – Ages 9-12
- Junior League – Ages 12-14
- Senior League – Ages 13-16
Little League also has an out-of-league boundary waiver request process. Typically, the president of both the league where there player resides and the league accepting the player have to agree to sign off. The parent(s)/legal guardian have to provide a statement with a reason(s) for the request and the local little league district needs to provide a statement. Little League International reviews all requests and makes a determination from there. Here is an example of a Little League Out-Of-League boundary waiver request form.