February 2024 News

The Spring baseball and softball season is right around the corner! Close to 600 kids have signed up to play baseball and softball this spring with Cap City and we are busy getting ready. Please see below for information on a variety of topics related to the spring season and beyond, including our Cap City Parent Softball Game this weekend.

Calendar At-a-Glance

Here is the calendar of events for now through the end of the Spring 2024 season. Watch your inboxes and our Facebook and Instagram accounts for more details:

  • March 2: Parent Softball Game (Rain date is March 3). Sign-up below!
  • Week of March 11: Practices & games begin for AAA & Majors (baseball)
  • Week of March 18: Practices & games begin for all other divisions
  • April 6: Spring Cap City Family Fun Day at Chevy Chase Recreation Center from 5-7:30pm. Save the date!
  • June 9*: Spring season ends

*Subject to change given forced schedule changes due to weather.


Parent Softball Game – Saturday, March 2

Calling all Cap City parents who secretly wish they were out there hitting the ball! Sign-up here!

We are hosting our 2nd Cap City parent-only softball game. The game will be Saturday, March 2 from 12 to 1:30 pm at Chevy Chase Recreation Center. Warm-ups start at 11:30 am. Rain date is Sunday, March 3.

This is a super casual, fun, slow pitch softball game. Kids are welcome to attend and cheer on their parents. Bring two shirts, a white and a dark colored shirt, and teams will be divided that morning. Any questions, please email events@capcityll.org.


Getting Ready for the Spring Season

As Cap City prepares for the Spring season, all divisions are working to roster teams and prepare practice and game schedules. Once these are finalized, rosters and schedules will be posted in TeamSnap (the online platform Cap City uses for registration and team management).

Before the season begins, we ask that all parents read through Cap City’s Code of Conduct!

We also want to hear your feedback throughout the season to ensure we are providing the best possible experience for the kids. Positive, constructive, etc.—all feedback is welcome. Please send comments to Cap City President, Adam Kaplan at president@capcityll.org


Looking forward to Summer All-Stars Tournaments 

All-Stars teams participate in state tournaments and if they advance, continue to compete at regional tournaments. For the 12U teams, those that win at the regional tournaments advance to the Little League World Series.

The dates for the DC State Little League Tournaments, which take place in D.C., are proposed and will not be finalized until next month. However, below are the likely time frames for these tournaments:

  • 12U Softball Tournament: 6/19 to 6/23
  • 10U Baseball Tournament: 6/29 to 7/6
  • 11U Baseball Tournament: 7/7 to 7/13
  • 12U Baseball Tournament: 7/13 to 7/20

Teams that win their DC Little League Championship advance to the regional tournaments.The dates and locations for the regional tournaments are:

  • 10U Baseball Invitational Tournament (Cranston, RI): 8/1* to 8/10
  • 11U Baseball Invitational Tournament (Beverly, MA): 7/28* to 8/6
  • 12U Baseball Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament (Bristol, CT): 8/2* to 8/9
  • 12U Softball Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament (Bristol, CT): 7/20* to 7/27
  • LL Baseball World Series (Williamsport, PA): 8/14 to 8/25
  • LL Softball World Series (Greenville, NC): 8/4 to 8/11

*These are the report dates.

More information on Cap City’s All-Stars plans will be shared in the coming weeks.


Thank you to the Washington Nationals Team UP Program 

Team UP is a Washington Nationals program supporting youth baseball and softball in the DMV. Cap City is a proud and grateful Team UP member league that receives financial and unique experiential benefits, including:

  • No-cost, high-quality uniform tops and caps for players, and caps for team coaches, for all seasons.
  • Team UP Game at Nationals Park – free tickets to all kids and coaches in a member league
  • Clinics at Nationals Park for kids in a member league

We encourage Cap City families to sign up to receive information directly from the Nationals about youth baseball and Team Up activities at www.nationals.com/TeamUPStayInTouch

The Nationals will limit the use of your opted-in email address to communicate with you only about youth baseball and Team UP membership opportunities.


New Umpires Welcome

Teens and adults are welcome to join our in-house umpiring program. Free training is provided to officiate baseball games for our AA, AAA, Majors, and Juniors Division. E-mail umpires@capcityll.org if you are interested.


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Keep up to date on all news, events, and photos from Cap City on Instagram and Facebook. Follow us on Instagram @capcityll and on Facebook at Capitol City Little League.