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Mt. JUMBO WESTSIDE LITTLE LEAGUE

Mt. JUMBO WESTSIDE LITTLE LEAGUE

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Mount Jumbo Westside Little League?

  • Mount Jumbo Westside Little League (MJWSLL) is a volunteer run, non-profit in Missoula, Montana whose purpose is to manage our Little League baseball teams and maintain our fields and grounds. Our mission and history can be found under About Us/Our League.

What is a “volunteer-run” organization?

  • Everyone from our Board of Directors, Parent Members, Coaches, Score Keepers, Concessions, Grounds crew, and Umpires are volunteers. Generally we're folks with full-time employment and families.  One seasonal workers helps with grounds keeping.  There are many tasks to accomplish, and we need your help to complete them successfully.
  • Concessions:  Each team is assigned a week to cover shifts in our concession stand at the Renny Malach Complex during the season. 
  • Field Clean Up:  Teams (coaches/players) and families prep the fields for the season.  Specific projects vary from year to year.
  • All-Star Tournament:  When we host a Montana District 2 All-Star Tournament additional volunteers are needed for a successful event.

  • Volunteers need to complete an application & background check annually.  First, create a user account on the website then proceed with the application. Read more about our VOLUNTEERS HERE.

Who can play for Mount Jumbo Westside LL?

  • Players are eligible to play for Mount Jumbo Westside Little League by living within specified boundaries, attending a school within those boundaries, or be grandfathered in (requires board approval).
  • Children League Age 4 -16 are eligible to be placed on baseball teams based on age and skill set.
  • Visit our Player Eligibility  and Player Divisions pages for details.

What does it cost for my child to play baseball with Mount Jumbo Westside Little League?

  • The MJWSLL Regular Registration fee is $110.  Late Registration is $130.
  • TMobile Call Up Grant:  A grant is are available for players with financial need.
  • The Dominick Sharp Scholarship is awarded to one MJWSLL player annually.  Read about the Dominick Sharp Scholarship here.
  • Team and individual pictures are taken professionally at the beginning of the season, and are available for purchase.
  • Other expenses might include any necessary equipment or clothing. 

What gear does my player need?

  • T-Ball players need their own baseball mitt.  Optional:  Baseball pants and cleats
  • Rookie (coach-pitch) Division:  Baseball mitt and cleats. Optional:  Baseball pants
  • Minors & Above:  Mitt, pants, cleats, athletic supporter.  Optional:  batting gloves, baseball bat, slide shorts.
    • Players will check out a team jersey to be returned at the end of the season.
  • All players will have access to approved baseball bats and helmets.  Any personal gear must meet LL safety standards.
  • Players need to be appropriately dressed for the weather for practices and games.

Do we get to keep the uniform?

  • T-ball players will keep their hat.
  • Rookie (coach pitch) Division Players will keep their hat.
  • Minors & Above will be issued a jersey to be RETURNED at the end of the season.  Players will keep their team hats.  
  • All-star teams will receive personalized uniforms to keep.

When does registration open?

  • Registration information will be posted on our website and on our social media pages.
  • Online Registration for the 2022 Spring season will open January 31. 
  • No In Person registration is scheduled at this time. 

How are teams formed?

  • Teams are formed after registration closes and tryouts are held for our Minors and Majors division.
  • Teams are formed randomly with consideration given to how many players come out, and skill-set within an age-range.
  • Requests are considered for younger teams, but not guaranteed.
  • Players Drafts are held for majors, then minors.
  • Coaches will call or email once registration is over and division rosters are finalized.  This typically happens 2+ weeks after registration closes and after tryouts and player drafts have happened.

When does the season start/end?

  • Preseason activities begin in mid-March with player assessment for Minor/Major division players and Field Clean Up Day.
  • If we host Opening Day, it is typically toward the end of April and marks the season start.   Older teams tend to begin playing games prior to Opening Day, while younger teams typically begin games after.  All divisions will then play through the end of the school year.   *Calendars with specific schedules and season dates will be posted online and provided by your coach.

  • The All-star season is generally from mid-June through the tournaments in mid-July.  Practices are held at the discretion of the coach - generally weekdays with 2 tournaments played over 2 separate weekends as scheduled by the District 2 Little League.  Winning teams advance to the State tournament, with older teams potentially advancing to Regional and National tournaments.  Tournament dates are approximately the same dates each year; once set for the year we will publish them with the all-star information.

What important events do I need to remember?

Aside from games, MJWSLL players and families will want to plan for the following events with details announced through email, social media and on the website.

  • Fundraising:  Our players participate in 1 fundraiser annually. Our Board hosts a fundraiser in addition to its sponsorships.  Details TBA.
  • Clean Up Day:  A day in spring for teams, coaches, players and their families to help prepare our fields and grounds for the season.  Lunch provided.
  • Tryouts:  Players trying out for a minors or majors level team will need to attend Player Assessments (tryouts).
  • Opening Day (TBD):  Players and families gather for a celebratory Opening Day. Teams are announced as they run onto the field, and the official “First Pitch” is thrown as well as other festive activities.  Scrimmages can be arranged.
  • Team Pictures:  Schedule TBD.
  • City Tournament:  for minors and above, a single elimination tournament is played the last week of the season. Games start at the beginning of that week, winners advance to the next night of play.

  • All-stars: Nominations made toward the end of the season for Minors & above. Tryouts held after the regular season with preparation for two tournaments held mid-July against other District 2 Little League teams; winners advance to State Tournament.  When MJWSLL hosts an all-star tournament, volunteers are needed to fill the roles necessary for a successful event.

Where do we play games?

  • MJWSLL headquarters is located on the cross streets of Spurgin Road and Tower Street  (West of Reserve St) in Missoula, Montana. We are located adjacent to the Big Sky Horse Park, ½ mile from Big Sky High School and across the road from the Maverick's Legion Baseball field.  We use other fields located in the Missoula area that will be specified by your coach.
  • For Minors and above, games will likely be held at other fields in Missoula, Lolo or Frenchtown.
  • Game Locations -  We are in the process of coordinating fields for the 2022 season.  Information will be made available for our events and games.  See our fields under "Team Central" when the season has begun.
  • Practice Locations - Practices can be held anywhere coaches are able to hold practice. A baseball diamond is not a requirement to hold a successful practice.

Parent Code of Conduct:

Volunteers, coaches, parents, guests, and players are expected to conduct themselves with good sportsmanship.  Disagreements are expected to be resolved peaceably.  Anyone who cannot abide by these guidelines will be asked to leave the area.

Contact

Mount Jumbo Westside Little League
Mount Jumbo Westside Little League, 2120 S Reserve St PMB 341
Missoula, Montana 59801

Email: [email protected]

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