What are boundaries?
Answer: As with all other local Little League programs, our league has a boundary map. The map serves several purposes within our program, including maintaining a community environment within the league. Streets and areas are specifically outlined, and no local league boundary can overlap or encroach on another chartered Little League’s boundary. Players may either reside or attend a school within the boundary map. Our map is the area west of US-27 in Fayette County, as well as the area west of US-27 and north of SR 169 in Jessamine County. We allow players who don't live or attend school within our boundary map to participate in our program, but they must meet this condition to be eligible to compete in Little League Tournament Play during the summer.
What is my child's league age and in what division can he/she play?
Answer: Your child’s league age can be determined by referring to the Little League Age Calculator
. The age determination dates are different for baseball and softball, so be sure to use the correct calendar. After checking your child’s league age, consult Little League’s Division of Play page
to see in what division your child is eligible to play in this season. Visit this page
for a description of the divisions we offer.
What costs are covered by the player registration fee?
Answer: The registration fee is used to pay for various operational costs during the course of the season, including team jerseys and hats, umpires, field maintenance, scorekeepers, and playing equipment. Starting in 2019, LFUCG Parks and Recreation requires all youth franchise leagues to charge a nominal fee per player to help offset general costs associated with the park.
If I want to volunteer, how do I know what is available?
Answer: The general operation of our league is completely dependent upon adult volunteers. In fact, all league officials and coaches are volunteers. We are always looking for parents/guardians to get involved, and we have many opportunities available throughout the spring season, specifically. First, you must complete a Volunteer Application, a requirement of Little League. Then, you may indicate your interests in volunteering when you register your child online. We will also email and post information to our Facebook page about volunteer opportunities.
Where do games and practices occur?
Answer: As part of our agreement with LFUCG Parks and Recreation, we use two public parks for games and practices across all age divisions. All games and many practices will occur at Cardinal Run Park on fields 1, 5, or 6, depending on the age division. It is one of the premier youth baseball complexes in the Lexington area. Practices may also occur at Wolf Run Park, which is where our league had all of its games and practices for over 40 years before Cardinal Run Park was built.
What is the history of your league?
Answer: Our league has a proud history. Founded in 1959, the original name of our league was Gardenside Little League. All games and practices of Gardenside occurred at Wolf Run Park. We still use that park for practices and to store equipment. In 1971, Gardenside Little League became Kentucky's first representative in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania that you see played on ESPN every August. In 2001, when Cardinal Run Park was founded, our league name changed to Western Little League to represent the western part of Fayette County. Our league is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our community. In 2017, we became the only local Little League program in the Lexington area to have an Intermediate division for players ages 11-13 that provides an advanced level of baseball to players.
What other rules and regulations should I know?