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Little League Age Chart 2020 – Cutoffs Rules

Little League Age Chart 2020 – Cutoffs Rules

July 11, 2019 | @BatDigest

Little League Age Chart for 2020 (and 2019) follow. These cuttoff age rules affect players born August of 2002. Those born before are no longer eligible for “Little League” as they are too old.

Not all little leagues follow the same age rules as Little League. (Notice the capitalization). Little League, properly known, is a formal, nationally recognized league that controls a good swatch of the recreational, neighborhood baseball type leagues throughout the world. But, their rules might not be the ones your local league abides by. If those leagues have different age cutoff dates then you’d do better to ask them.

Aren’t There Age Rule Changes?

Yes. Well, there were age rule changes. 2018 was the last year a previous May 1 cutoff date was grandfathered for some leagues. Now, September 1st is the new cutoff date for (capital) Little League. Going forward, there are no expectations the birthday or cutoffs (September 1st) will change.

Little League Age Chart 2020

The little league baseball age chart for 2020 looks like the one from 2019. From 2019 and beyond is the same (remove, of course, one year) age cut offs are used to determine the right league by month and birthday. The cutoff date change that occurred, and has been grandfathered in the last several years, no longer affects current players.

As such, the following chart will show you the birth years and months that coincide with the correct age division. As an example, the chart shows a person born in September of 2005 will be in the 14U division Little League season 2020.

Little League Age Chart 2020

Little League Cutoff Dates

September 1st*

*The 12U 2018 season is the last year and age class (2005 Birthdays) that will allow the May 1st birthday ball players. Come 2018 and beyond all leagues and ages will use September 1st.

Little League Age Charts

These charts are published on Little League’s website. We simply cropped them from the PDF and put them here. They are at least a little bit confusing—especially the 2018 season where the change in little league cutoff dates is affected.

But, once you get the hang of them, they are easy enough. Simply find the month your child was born and follow it down to the year they were born. Once your cell is found, the far right column is the lowest age division your child can play in.

Below are the age charts for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Little Leauge Age Chart 2019

This 2019 Little League Age Chart shows the division a player is allowed to play in based on their birth year and month for the 2019 Season. Most 2019 seasons start officially in September of 2018.

Little League Age Chart

This 2018 Little League Age Chart shows the division a player is allowed to play in based on their birth year and month for the 2019 Season.

The major hullabaloo that sent many to the internet scrambling for answers was the change in the cutoff date for Little League international. We discuss the reasons and history behind that here.


Anonymous says:

No one may turn 13 before September 1st in the Major division end of story.

JD says:

That’s because LL is a business. They don’t actually care about the kids. This age change is all about the LL World Series. They got blasted for having 13 years old playing last year. So in order to make things right, they are willing to screw over a whole country of kids who won’t get to play another year just to hold their precious travel ball tournament. My kid is one of the victims. He is a August 28 birthday. He will never be the age of the league he is forced to play in. He was 11 all this season, but counted as a 12 year old. Next year? They say too old now. But a kid the year before got a 5th(!) year of LL because they wanted to “grandfather” those kids in to the age change.

Sarah F. says:

My son’s birthday is 8/28 also. He is 12 today. We’re coming back to little league for the fall season this year after a few years off and I’m trying to understand where he will be playing. Does fall ball use the 2020 league age to determine this? Basically, I’m wanting to know if he’s moving up to the big senior field or if he’ll get one more season on the smaller major field.

Cruz says:

Big mistake. Why the age cut changed?

Linda Rolands says:

I am against 2020 age chart, so someone who turns 7 in May, June and so forth is considered 8 years old. Should be same as 2019 so no 13 year olds, but 7 playing 8 really makes a difference or 6 playing 7. This makes no sense!!

Ray cook says:

The cut off date should be August 1st, it was that date for many years and it worked great. It should have never been changed in the first place, May first was a joke.

Bobby says:

My son is August 16th 2007 and going into 6th grade, we should be able to get a waiver for him

Anonymous says:

Should be eligible until day they turn 13.

Cruz says:

Big mistake. Why the age cut changed? My Kid turns 11 on June 2020, and chats the end of the season and with this new rule he has to face potchers with 12 years he only having 10. Moving to American Congress to not frustrate my son.

Lou says:

That is so true. The kids that where born August 20 to 31 get punished and told there too old but the kid that was born on September 1st is perfect

Lacey Smith says:

Wanting to know the cut off date to play little league baseball for 2020 season?

Lacey Smith says:

And why if so.Say you just turn 12 after the season is over so you wouldn’t be 13 until after the next still no 13 year old would be playing on a little league field

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