League History

Updated Friday February 26, 2016 by Joseph Campbell.

Pottstown Little League: PLL Facts

Pottstown Little League
"Where dreams are made that last a lifetime"

The Borough of Pottstown received its official Little League Baseball and Softball charter in January 1980. Pottstown Little League is a member of Pennsylvania District 27, Section 8 and the Mid-Atlantic Division of the U.S. Eastern Region. Charter #2382711

All youngsters living in the Pottstown Little League boundaries are placed on a team regardless of their playing ability. Boundary is the Pottstown School District.  Candidates must reside within this boundary or attend a credited school within this boundary.  Players attend tryout sessions in early Spring and are selected by the Managers and Coaches of the various teams through a draft system to determine which team and division they will play on. The draft system applies to all divisions except Teeball where players are assigned a team. 

The League is divided into divisions as follows depending on skill level:
Baseball                               Age
Tee-Ball League                     5-7
Minor American League          6-9
Minor National League            8-11
Major League                         9-12

Girls Softball                        Age
Rookie League                        6-9
Minor League                          7-11
Major League                         10-12                     

Junior League                         12-14
Senior League                        13-16
Big League                             14-18

More than 100 adult volunteers donate their time and energy to serve as managers, coaches, umpires, team moms and committee members throughout the year.

The League is governed by a President and Board of Directors elected each year by the Managers and Coaches of the various teams in the league. 

Funding is provided primarily through local businesses and service organizations in the Pottstown area and fund raising activities conducted by the League. 

Regular board meetings are held throughout the year and are open to the public.

Pottstown Little League is a 100% Volunteer Program.