QUESTION: How do I find out if game is cancelled due to weather conditions? ANSWER: You will be notified by email and text (if you opt in for that service) if a game is cancelled. There will also be a scrolling message on the Ardsley Little League homepage informing you if a game is cancelled, or if the league needs more time to make a determination.
QUESTION: Where is McDowell Park? ANSWER: McDowell Park is located on Heatherdell Road in Ardsley. For directions click here
QUESTION: When will I find out what team my son/daughter is on? ANSWER: Members will receive an e-mail from Ardsley Little League in late February or early March informing them of their child’s/children’s team assignment for the Spring Season.
QUESTION: I would like my son/daughter to play on the same team as his or her best friend. Can we do this? ANSWER: You can submit requests during registration for players in T-Ball or A-Ball. Please make only friend request and confirm with the parents of that friend before you do so.
QUESTION: When does the spring season begin? ANSWER: Games usually begin during the beginning of April. Practices could begin in mid-to-late March, depending on the weather.
QUESTION: When will the spring season end? ANSWER: The season usually ends during the third week of June.
QUESTION: Will my child receive a trophy at the end of the season? ANSWER: All children that participate in T-Ball and A-Ball will receive a trophy at the end of the season. At the Double-A level and above, only the players on the teams that compete in their divisions’ championship game will receive a trophy.
QUESTION: What equipment do I need to purchase? ANSWER: Each child needs to have his or her own baseball mitt, batting helmet, and cleats. It is recommended that each child have his or her own bat (All baseball bats must have a USA baseball stamp on them.) Pitchers in the kid-pitch divisions (AA and above) must wear a heart guard. Boys in the kid-pitch divisions must wear a cup. All other equipment purchases are optional.
QUESTION: How do I get involved in coaching or managing a team? ANSWER: You should indicate your interest to be a manager or a coach when registering your child via our online registration system. All volunteers must pass a background check. Please contact our Safety Officer at
to receive access to the online background check form.
QUESTION: How are coaches and managers selected? ANSWER: A special meeting of the Board of Directors decides who will manage at each level, and who is eligible to coach.
QUESTION: What is the difference between a manager and a coach? ANSWER: Managers organize the team practices and determine the lineups and playing time during the games. They are responsible for collecting, cleaning and returning the equipment, and are ultimately responsible for leading their team, their coaches and their parents. Like managers, coaches are responsible for teaching the game to the kids at practices and games, and filling in as manager when needed.
QUESTION: As a parent, what can I do to help? ANSWER: Parents can sign up to be official volunteers. All volunteers must pass a background check. Please contact our Safety Officer at
to receive access to the online background check form. Parents who do not fill out the form can still help out by supporting their children during games, practicing on your own with your children, and helping keep the fields at McDowell Park clean.
QUESTION: What is the league age of my child? ANSWER: The age of your child on August 31st (Boys only) or January 1 (Girls only) is considered to be his/her "league age." This determines what level your child is qualified to play. For further details visit our Information section of the website.
QUESTION: What activities would occur during the season in a typical week? ANSWER: During the Spring Season, a typical week might include either one game and one practice or 2 games. The days/times will vary, but typically one event will be on a weekday evening (from 6-8pm), and one event will be on a weekend during the day (sometime between 9am-7pm).
QUESTION: Can my child play on a summer and/or fall team? ANSWER: Yes, an email blast regarding summer and fall registration is usually sent out in April and July, respectively. Please click here for further information about our summer and fall seasons.
QUESTION: Does my child need to be evaluated if this is his or her first season in Ardsley Little League’s Spring Season ANSWER: Yes; children in the AA divisions and above (older) who have never before played in Ardsley Little League will be invited to a New Player Evaluation that will take place in late January or early February. You will be notified via email when and where the new player evaluation is scheduled to take place.
QUESTION: How can I find out more information about using the website? ANSWER: The User Guide is an excellent resource that provides details including instructions on Registration, Accessing the Website and Team Pages.