An amazing and historic youth baseball tradition! The Little League Baseball World Series is held every August in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Little League all-star teams from across the United States (and the entire world) compete in the summer months, with a final goal of making it to the Little League World Series Championship. Yarmouth Little League Baseball is proud to field all-star teams each summer.
Making an all-star team is an incredible honor but it is also a serious commitment.
Practices will be held every day and the season could last until late August, depending on how your team does in the tournament. All-star players and families must be ready to make this commitment.
We will ask that all interested families fill out the online registration form (it will be shared and posted by late May) and teams will be selected by early June. The online registration form is simply to be considered for selection and does NOT guarantee all-star placement. Please read through all of the all-star information on our website and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions so you have a clear understanding of the commitment level. You must sign on for the entire all-star run, as we can’t replace players once the rosters are finalized. Families will be asked to sign a commitment form, and playing time will not be equal at the all-star level. Attendance at all all-star practices and games is mandatory.
Please note Yarmouth Little League also hosts a casual and local summer league every July and August. All players are invited and encouraged to play in this free and fun league! This summer league is an important and valued part of Yarmouth Little League, and these casual games and practices end up being a better fit for many families.
Yarmouth Little League may field multiple baseball all-star teams depending on league participation numbers. The all-star teams would be divided up by age group and ability level.
For example, we may have three Yarmouth all-star baseball teams: a 12-and-under team, an 11-and-under team, and a 10-and-under team. The “12s” are considered to be the highest level of competition and are the only ones with the opportunity to make it to the Little League World Series. The official tournament ends at the state level for the 11s and 10s.
- Practices will start in early to mid June once teams are announced. The first round of games is often the last week of June.
- There may be a fee (often around $50) to participate, which goes towards uniform expenses. Please note families are responsible for the cost of travel.
- Little League International requires that each player must provide three proofs of residency (i.e. parent drivers license, utility bills) and an original birth certificate or certified copy. These items will be collected by a Yarmouth Little League official at a location and date to be announced.
All-Star tournaments are double elimination.
Yarmouth Little League is a member of Maine Little League District 6. The tournament begins at the district level. District champions move on to the state tournament (12-year-old state champion teams have the opportunity to move on to regionals and eventually the Little League World Series).
District 6 Tournament
Maine is organized into six different regional Little League districts, and Yarmouth is a member of Maine Little League District 6.
The all-star tournament starts at the district level. It is a double-elimination tournament, and District 6 is a large district (with teams mostly from Cumberland County).
Yarmouth has won the District 6 Title four times in the past: 1988, 1989, 2006, and 2011.
The winner of District 6 moves on to the Maine State Little League Championship.
We are also very proud to share that our 11-year-old team won the 2022 District 6 Championship at the younger age level.
Maine State Little League Championship
The Maine State Little League Championship is a double-elimination tournament between the six district champions from around the state. The tournament is held at different host locations every year. The winner of the tournament is crowned Maine State Champion and will move on to the New England Regional tournament.
Yarmouth won the Maine State Little League Championship in 2006 and 2011. Yarmouth lost in the semifinals in 1989 and was the state runner up in 1988.
A team from District 6 has won the Maine State Championship ten times since 2000, making it the most successful district in the state.
We are also very proud to share that our 11-year-old team won the 2022 Maine State Championship at the younger level.
New England Regional
The winner of the Maine State Little League Championship moves on to the New England Regional Championship in Bristol, Connecticut each year. It is the last stop before moving on to the Little League World Series.
In 2006 and 2011, Yarmouth went 1-3 at the regional level and did not advance to the Little League World Series. But this year could be our year!
Little League World Series
Three Maine teams have made it to the Little League World Series:
Augusta East (1971)
Portland Suburban (1951)
The Little League World Series is held every August in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Maine has never won a Little League World Series but we hope to change that in the years to come!