FAQS AND SUPPORT
The competition is open to athletes league age 9-12 years old who are currently registered and meet all eligibility requirements within their chartered Little League for the 2022 season. The baseball competition is open to athletes league age 9 – 12 years old and the softball competition is limited to female athletes league age 9 – 12 years old. A participant’s league age is determined per Little League Baseball and Softball guidelines. There is no minimum or maximum of the number of participants.
Reach out to your local Little League officers to receive information about how to sign up for a local competition. If your league officers have not registered, please encourage them to do so!
Participating leagues will need a baseball/softball field with either a permanent fence, temporary fence, chalk or cone line at the distances of 170’ for baseball and 130’ for softball. These distances are typically shorter than standard fence dimensions – we recommend a chalk line on the field at each distance, cones or the use of a temporary fence. All equipment including baseballs/softballs will need to be provided by hosting leagues and should meet Little League specifications.
Yes, you are able to host a competition with multiple league participation. You must register through the website and identify the hosting league as such during the registration process. You may add and remove leagues in your dashboard at LittleLeague.org/HomeRunDerby
You can use the results of the home run competition as long as they fall within the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby event Rules. Leagues will still need to register and submit all results through the website portal.
Local competitions will be held right at local Little League parks from February 18, 2022 through June 26 2022*.
*Dates are subject to change
There is no fee associated with participating in the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby.
The League Officer who registers will receive a digital toolkit within 48 hours that includes all of the information needed to run a competition including rules, scoresheets, sample social media graphics, and a media advisory template. A physical toolkit will also be sent with the event banner, staff t-shirts, in advance of your registered event date. Hosting leagues will receive a notification when your toolkit is on the way!
Each digital toolkit will include a media advisory template, posters, and sample social media posts to encourage your local sluggers to join! Some other fun ways to drive participation include but are not limited to, incorporating the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby into a pre-existing league event, such as opening day or closing ceremonies, or hosting during a community wide event.
In order to qualify for the T-Mobile Equipment Donation, leagues will need to submit the following on the league dashboard at LittleLeague.org/HomeRunDerby
- Official score sheet
- Completed participant release forms
- Champion photo and information
Once submitted and verified by the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby team, league donations will begin shipping to leagues starting in early June.
Each participating league will receive the following from T-Mobile for participating in the 2022 T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby, while supplies last.
- Six Dozen AD 100 LL-XL WS Baseballs (if participating in baseball division)
- Four Dozen OLL 12 PL-WS Softballs (if participating in softball division)
- 2 Ball Buckets (If participating in baseball division)
- 2 Ball Buckets (if participating in softball division)
Once all local competitions have been completed and results have been verified, our team will directly contact any individuals that have advanced to the next round of the competition. Please note, winning a local competition does not immediately qualify your Little Leaguer for any advancement opportunities. Information regarding the next stages of the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby will be announced in the coming months.
Information regarding the Regional Finals and Championship events of the T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby will be shared at a later date.
Absolutely! We encourage you to share your experience on your league’s social media platforms. When sharing please make sure to use the hashtag #LittleLeaguersSwingBig!
The upload tool accepts the following formats: jpg, jpeg, pdf. All participating leagues will be required to submit completed scoresheet, participant release forms, and champion photo.
In the first round, it is recommended that the batting order be determined by random draw. In the following rounds, the participant with the lowest total number of home runs will hit first and so on.
Live arm pitching is preferred, but pitching machines may be used if necessary. The use of side toss is not permitted.
Up to 5 of your Little Leaguers can be in the outfield, but they must allow all balls to land (no catching).
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