Frequently Asked Questions
Little League Baseball offers fun, competitive, developmentally orientated baseball leagues for players age 6-15 year olds in the Fargo Metropolitan Area and Eastern North Dakota. The summer league season runs from the end of April to August. Coaches are allowed to keep their teams year after year and coaches can form teams prior to the player selection date. For players that are currently not on a roster, they will be placed on a team that has other players either within their school district or geographical location. We are not perfect, but we will do our best on making sure the player is on a team with their friends. All summer games are played Monday through Thursday evenings with no Friday, Saturday, or Sunday league games. All leagues are competitive and a season-ending playoff tournament is held for each league.
How many games do we play, where and when?
Teams play between 20 and 25 games depending on weather each year. Some league teams and players choose to play in local weekend tournaments of their choosing outside of Little League play. Little League also offers a Fall Baseball League which is played on Sunday afternoons and starts in August.
Is there post season play?
Each league selects an All-Star team in June. A committee and coaches nominates players and a selection meeting is conducted. Fargo Little League has a lot of talent players, but roster spots are limited. We strive to do our best on selecting players that we feel will best represent Fargo, North Dakota, and our organization. The 10 & 11 year old All-Star team will play games additional to the league games and will play in the Minnesota State Tournament which is held at the end of July. The 12 year old All-Star Team will play games additional to the league games and will advance to Rapid City, SD to play in the advancement District Tournament. If the team wins they will advance to the Central Regional held in Indianapolis, IN which is televised on ESPN. The winner of the regional will then advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. The Junior League age group will host the District Tournament in Fargo, ND and the winner will advance to Fort Wayne, IN for the Central Regional. If the tournament is won, the team will advance to the Junior League World Series.
Leagues offered, where and when?
Rookie League – “Coach Pitch” league for players age 6-8 depending on ability. Games are played at the new Little League Complex.
Minor League – For players age 9-10. Coaches are allowed to bring their team back year after year. For players that are currently not on a roster. They will be placed on a team based on their school and geographic location. Games are played at Davies Complex and the new Little League Complex.
Major League – For players age 11 and 12. Coaches are allowed to bring their team back year after year. For players that are currently not on a roster. They will be placed on a team based on their school and geographic location. Games are played at Davies Complex and the new Little League Complex.
Junior League – For players 13-15. Coaches are allowed to bring their team back year after year. For players that are currently not on a roster. They will be placed on a team based on their school and geographic location. Games are played at Bennett Field and Davies High School Field.
Is Little League Baseball in the Fargo area on ESPN?
All our leagues field All-Star teams that have a travel schedule. The 12 year old All-Star and the Junior League All-Star team play in advancement tournaments that are seen on ESPN. While none of our All-Star teams have appeared on ESPN, our All-Star teams have played against teams that have made it to the World Series which is televised on ESPN. In the future, we hope an All-Star team from North Dakota makes an ESPN appearance.
What is the Little League season schedule?
A: Games are played Monday through Thursday at 5:30 and 7:15. The season runs from the last week of April and runs through July, depending on the age level. There is no league games schedule on weekends.
Do some Little League teams play weekend tournaments?
Yes. Some teams and combinations of teams and players play in local tournaments of their choosing which is outside Little League play.
Does Little League Baseball have a Fall Baseball League?
Yes. Fall League runs six Sunday afternoons in August through October each year. Double headers are played. Registration for Fall League opens at the end of July.
What equipment and uniforms are provided?
Little League provides uniform jerseys and hats. Players must provide WHITE pants, shoes, socks, gloves, and bats. Little League provides batting helmets and catcher’s gear.