Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and the Little League International Board of Directors has now decided to change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division to August 31.
In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.
HERE IS HOW THIS IMPACTS YOUR PLAYERS:
For players born on or before April 30, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.
For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.
For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The August 31 age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.
To see a complete chart of ages for the 2016 season, please go to this link: http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/September-December/llb-age-determination-date.htm