Residency Requirements

Proof of Residency is required for registration. If you are registering online, you will be able to upload your required documentation. If you are registering in person, please bring your required documentation with you.

 

Beginning with the 2017 season, the following changes will be implemented for establishing residency and school attendance eligibility:

• A school issued report card or performance record will no longer be accepted to establish school attendance.

• Also,

 
1.     A PLAYER WILL BE DEEMED TO RESIDE WITHIN THE LEAGUE BOUNDARIES IF:

 

  1. His/her parents are living together and are residing within such league boundaries, OR;
  2. Either of the player’s parents (or his/her court-appointed legal guardian) reside within such boundaries. It is unacceptable if a parent moves into a league’s boundaries for the purpose of qualifying for tournament play. As detailed later in these rules, the penalty for violation of this rule may, in Little League Baseball, Incorporated’s discretion, result in the disqualification of a player, team or entire league from regular season and/or tournament play.

    “Residence,” “reside” and “residing” refers to a place of bona fide continuous habitation. A place of residence once established shall not be considered changed unless the parents, parent or guardian makes a bona fide change of residence. Residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state and zip code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2016 (previous year) and February 1, 2017 (current year), from one or more documents from EACH of the three Groups outlined below:

    Group I
    1. Driver's License
    2. School records
    3. Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
    4. Employment records
    5. Insurance documents

    Group II
    1. Welfare/child care records
    2. Federal records (i.e., Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)
    3. State records
    4. Local (municipal) records
    5. Support payment records
    6. Homeowner or tenant records
    7. Military records

    Group III
    1. Voter's Registration
    2. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
    3. Financial records
    4. Medical records
    5. Internet, cable, or satellite records

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Example - Three documents from the same Group (utility bill, cable bill, and bank statement) constitute only ONE document. Players who established "residence" or "school attendance" for regular season and/or tournament prior to the 2016-2017 season using the Player Verification Form, and can produce the form with proper proofs and signatures, will be grandfathered and will NOT need to complete a new Player Verification Form.

  3. Any documents submitted as proof of residence must show customary usage or consumption to demonstrate bona fide continuous habitation as determined by Little League Baseball, Incorporated in its discretion.

 

2.     A PLAYER WILL BE DEEMED TO ATTEND SCHOOL IN THE BOUNDARIES IF:


The physical location of the school where they attend classes is within the boundaries established by the local league. NOTE: This excludes home schools, cyber schools, sports-related schools, sports academies, or preschool or after school where a student participates outside of the primary school the player is enrolled.

“School attendance” refers to the (place) physical location the player in question attends school during the traditional academic year. Once established, a location of school attendance shall not be considered changed unless the child is enrolled and attends another school or is no longer enrolled in the previous school.

School attendance shall be established and supported by a document indicating enrollment for the current academic year, dated prior to October 1, 2016 and with the physical location of the school, from ONE of the following categories to determine school attendance by such player:

  1.  Official/Certified school enrollment record dated prior to October 1, 2016
  2.  A Little League issued school attendance form completed by the principal, assistant principal or administrator

 

It is recommended that the league require some proof of residence or school attendance within the league’s boundaries at the time the player registers. Players and their parents/guardians are advised that a false statement of residence or school attendance may lead to ineligibility to play Little League Baseball or Softball. Under NO circumstances does ANY person have the authority to grant a waiver that allows a child to play in a local Little League program IN ANY DIVISION, when that child does not qualify under these residency requirements. Any league who accepts any player outside of their boundaries and fails to properly document compliance with the “Residence and/or School Attendance Player Eligibility Requirement” or obtain a waiver through the Charter Committee may result in the disqualification of a player, team or entire league from regular season and/or tournament play.

If the claim for residency or school attendance is challenged, the above materials must be submitted to Little League Baseball, Incorporated, with an affidavit of residency or school attendance from the parent(s) or guardian. Little League Baseball, Incorporated shall have the right to request additional documentation in support of the claim of residency or school attendance. The parent(s) or legal guardian will be required to provide said documentation to obtain eligibility. Little League Baseball, Incorporated shall decide the issue in its sole discretion, and that decision will be final and binding. Residency or school documents must illustrate that the residence or school attendance (as defined above) was inside the league’s boundaries throughout the regular season (as of June 15 of the year in question).

In the case of a Regulation II(d) Waiver Form, or a Regulation IV(h) Waiver Form, the proof of residence for the FORMER residence of the parent(s) or former school that was within the current league’s boundaries must be obtained. This proof of residence for the former residence or former school attendance must be supported by the same documentation as noted above.


League Residence & School Attendance:

Any child who attends a school that is located within the RLLL boundaries is eligible to play with RLLL. See the list of schools located within RLLL boundaries below:

  • Alpha Middle School
  • Alpha Charter School
  • Bell Avenue School
  • Dry Creek School
  • Elverta Elementary School
  • Glenwood Elementary School
  • Main Avenue Elementary School
  • Norwood Junior High School
  • NOVA Opportunity Program
  • Orchard Elementary
  • Rio Linda High School
  • Rio Linda Preparatory Academy
  • Robla Elementary School
  • Taylor Street School
  • Vista Nueva Career & Technology High School
  • Westside Elementary School
  • Westside Preparatory Carter School: Westside Campus
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