Southeast Portland Little League

Farm Baseball (League Age 8-9)

Farm Baseball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. Players hit a ball off a pitching machine. Rules of the game are modified to to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Farm Baseball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.

 Ages:  SEPLL offers Farm Ball for boys and girls who are League Age 8. Boys and girls who are League Age 9 may play Farm Ball with permission of the League. Please use the "League Age Calculator" on the left side of this page.

 Fees: Please go here for information on our current fees. Scholarships are available to families in need. Contact the Player Agent or Treasurer for information on scholarships.

 Team Formation: Farm Baseball teams have approximately 10 to 12 players. SEPLL does its best to create teams by grouping children according to their neighborhoods and schools, while also ensuring a relative balance of ages among the teams.  We will do our best to honor requests to play with friends or a specific coach, but we cannot make any guarantees.

 Uniforms: Each player will receive a team hat and shirt, which they may keep after the season. Players are encouraged to wear comfortable pants and shoes.

 Equipment:  Players are encouraged to bring their own glove to practice and games. SEPLL provides each team with bats, tees, balls and helmets. Players may also bring their own.

 Practices: Teams may begin practicing in about mid-March. Where and how often a team practices is up to the manager. Farm Baseball teams generally practice about 2 times per week until the regular season begins in early April. After the regular season begins, team coaches determine the frequency of practices.

 Games:  Farm Baseball teams play 2 games per week - one at 6:00 pm during the week and one on Saturday. Games are scheduled from early April through end of the school year. Games are limited to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Games are usually played at Woodstock Park, but may be played at parks within our league boundaries. In late March the official schedule will be published at 

 Rules: Farm Baseball follows the Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules. Games are played on a 60-foot diamond.

 Volunteers: Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introductory level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.