Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
There are 8 little leagues in Washington, D.C. See which neighborhoods each little league serves using this interactive map.
Cap City serves certain neighborhoods in NW Washington, D.C. Players must either live within Cap City's boundary or attend a school that is within Cap City's boundary to be eligible to play with Cap City. In very limited circumstances, Cap City may consider submitting a boundary waiver to the DC District Administrator. See our boundary page for more details.
To check if your home address or your player's school address falls within Cap City's boundaries, go to Little League's league finder page.
It depends on the Cap City Division:
- National (4 to 6)= Macomb Recreation Center
- A Division (6 to 8) = Lafayette-Pointer Park
- AA Division (8 to 10) = Forest Hills, Upshur Field
- AAA (9 to 11) = Bryce Harper Field; Upshur, Chevy Chase (Livingston)
- Majors (10 to 12) = Chevy Chase (Livingston)
- Juniors (13 & 14) = Fort Reno
Games are also sometimes played at other fields in the city, especially when playing interleague games against teams from other DC Little Leagues.
- Rising Stars (4 to 6) = Forest Hills
- Single A (7 to 8) = Forest Hills & Upshur
- Minors ( 8 to 10) = Forest Hills & Upshur
- Majors (11 to 12) = Upshur & other area fields
- Juniors (12 to 14) = Upshur & other area fields
Softball teams play many interleague games, so games are often held at fields across DC.
Depends on the Cap City Division. Indicate this request in the registration form when signing your child up for the season. Commissioners (volunteers) in the Softball, National, A, and AA Divisions will assign teams. The Commissioners will make efforts to accommodate team requests until rosters are filled.
In AAA, Majors, and Juniors Divisions, teams are drafted by the Managers in those Divisions, although all efforts are made to ensure that siblings in the same Division who want to play together are assigned to the same team. Friend and school requests are not considered.
For baseball, little league age is your players age as of August 31 of a specific year. Cap City uses the same baseball year for the Fall and Spring seasons. For example, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 seasons use a player's 2024 Little League age (age as of Aug. 31, 2024).
For softball, little league age is your player's age as of December 31 of the prior year. Cap City uses the same little league age for the Fall and Spring seasons. For example, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 seasons use a players age as of December 31, 2023.
Capitol City Little League, like all local Little League programs, is required to assign players to Majors divisions teams via a draft. According to Little League, “[h]aving a draft is not only a requirement in the Little League [Majors] Divisions and above, it also allows for parity within your league that will provide for a valuable experience for all players and teams.” For these reasons, Little League actually recommends that all divisions utilize a fair and equitable draft method to select teams.
In addition to following Little League rules, the draft provides competitive balance and a safer level of play. At these levels, players of the same age have varying degrees of ability. Positional play—especially pitching and catching—is especially important to the safe and enjoyable flow of the game. As we have observed and decades of Little League experience has found, competitive imbalance leads to lopsided games that sour the experience for both the winning and losing teams, even when those teams have familiar friends and teammates, and is one of the main reasons that players decide to give up on baseball.
Besides offering a safer level of play and better team parity, the draft most importantly helps foster a stronger Cap City community. The draft allows players to develop a wide range of friends across teams and divisions. Indeed, it is not uncommon for Majors division players to have played on a team at one time or another with many of the kids on the other Majors teams. The draft also gives our players the chance to learn from a number of coaches, all of whom connect with kids in different ways to inspire them, help them improve, and develop a love for the game. This familiarity and friendship across teams, we have observed, improves the Little League experience for everyone.
Yes, Cap City provides scholarships/fee waivers with no questions asked. Please contact us with your request.
No, children League Age 13 and 14 will play in the Juniors Division, which uses a full-size (60'-90') field and regular baseball rules. The Juniors Division is an excellent opportunity to continue the development of skills for Middle School and High School play, and we have seen a tremendous expansion of players continuing on from the Majors Division to the Junior Division in recent years.
Team rosters and schedules (games & practices) will be posted in TeamSnap. TeamSnap is the portal through which you registered your player. Coaches generally communicate through TeamSnap as well. Access TeamSnap through a browser or by downloading the app onto your phone.
Every player who is at least League Age 11 or who played a Spring Season in the AA (baseball) Division must participate in preseason assessments. Based on those assessments, the player may be placed in the Majors Division (if at least League Age 10), the AAA Division, or the AA Division (unless they are 11, then they will most likely play in AAA).