Frequently Answered Questions Please take a moment to review this page. We hope that most questions parents have can be answered here.
Registration and Fees
1. When is Registration ?
Registration typically takes place online between November and January. Please check the Registration link for information on walk-in registrations. We will post the date when it is time.
2. What are the registration fees for Mission San Jose Little League?
This information will be posted on the Registration page. The League Board of Directors reviews the registration fees each year. In addition to general league operations and field maintenance, your registration fees are also used to provide team equipment as well as a uniform shirt and cap to each player. You will have to provide all other equipment including pants, socks, belt, shoes, etc. Additional details are available in the Equipment section of this FAQ.
3. Can I register my child online and is it safe?
MSJLL began offering online registration during the 2013 season. MSJLL’s online presence and your documents are hosted in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders.
4. Are credit and debit cards accepted at walk-in registration sessions?
For walk-in registrations, we currently accept payments by cash or check only. Online registrations have the option to pay registration fees by credit card or PayPal.
5. Is there a refund policy?
Our registration refund policy for Minors through Juniors is as follows:
- $25 cancellation fee is applied if cancellation is requested before second tryout.
- 50% refund if requested between second tryout through Opening Day.
- No refund after Opening Day.
Refunds for T-Ball and Seniors players are decided on a case-by-case basis. Players who live outside the MSJLL borders and incorrectly register are subject to the refund policy.
6. Why do I need to provide a birth certificate and proofs of residency for registration?
These documents are needed for the Age and Address Verification process as required by Little League International. Little League International requires all local Little Leagues to verify the Age and Address of all their players. Because we are affiliated with Little League, we are bound to this requirement. Parents must remember that the registration process will not be complete until all paperwork is received. (i.e., Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency, and Medical Release)
7. What documents do I need to verify age?
We need to see the original birth certificates during registration. This is the only acceptable form of proof of birth.
8. What documents do I need to verify address?
Little League requires three (3) separate items to demonstrate proof of residence so we can verify that you live within MSJLL's boundaries. The documents will be reviewed and returned to you at registration. You can find more details here.
9. Are scholarships available?
It is MSJLL's goal to include every eligible child who wishes to play Little League. We understand that families come into hard times and need financial assistance at times. To receive a scholarship, please contact the [email protected]. MSJLL does require that parents make a commitment to volunteer in exchange for the financial commitment we've made with your family.
10. How are other revenues generated for Mission San Jose Little League?
As you know, operating such a program requires a lot of volunteer time and costs a great deal of money. In order to keep the registration fees affordable for all, MSJLL must turn to corporate and community sponsorships for much of our financial support to make up the difference needed to provide uniforms, upgrade equipment, pay for upkeep of the facilities, insurance, and other direct expenses of running the league. In addition to registration fees and corporate sponsorships, MSJLL usually has several small fundraisers throughout the year. Also, in our snack shack we try hard to provide affordable food and drinks and brings in some profit so please patronize the snack shack often.