Southeast Portland Little League

Major Baseball



The Little League Baseball Division is also known as the Major Division.

 Ages:  Boys and girls League Age 10 through 12 may play Major baseball. Please use the "League Age Calculator" on the left side of this page.

Please understand that we cannot guarantee players League Age 10 and 11 a spot in the Major Division. A player's placement in the Major Division is based on several factors including the number of players registered by age group, the number of teams in the division, and player assessments. If your child is not placed on a team in the Major Division, he or she will be placed in the Minor Division.  Final decisions on player placement are determined by the Player Agent and Board.

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.

Volunteers: Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in 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.

Team Formation: Major teams may have from 12 to 15 players. The selection of players for the teams in Major must comply with the Little League Draft Selection System. This is done to ensure a competitive balance among the teams. SEPLL does not accept requests to play with friends or a specific coach.

Uniforms: The League provides each player with a team hat and jersey, which is theirs to keep after the season. Players must provide their own pants and cleats.

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

Practices: Teams may begin practicing in about mid-March. How often a team practices is up to the manager. Teams generally practice about 2-3 times per week until the regular season begins in early April. After the regular season begins, team coaches determine the frequency of practices.

Games:  Teams play 2-3 games per week. Weekday games generally begin at 6:00 pmSaturday games are scheduled throughout the day. Games are scheduled from early April through mid-June. Games are played at Essex Park. In late March the official schedule will be published at www.sepll.org. 

Rules: Major Baseball follows the Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules and District #2 Local Rules.  Games are played on a 60-feet diamond with a pitching distance of 46 feet.

Little League Division Tournament (All Stars):  The objective of the Little League Division Tournament is to provide Majors players the opportunity to participate in a baseball tournament at the District, Sectional and State levels at the end of the regular season. Leagues may place a maximum of 14 players on the All Stars team. To be eligible for play, a player must meet Little League’s “Residency Eligibility Requirement” and have participated in at least 60% of the regular season games as of June 15. SEPLL announces its All Stars team on about June 1. Practices and games generally take place from mid-June into early July, but may continue if the team advances beyond district play. The culmination of the Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, featuring teams from around the world.

District #2 Honors Tournament: All Majors players not selected to the All Stars team are eligible to play in the District #2 Honors Tournament. SEPLL announces its Honors team on about June 1. Practices and games generally take place from mid-June into early July.