While registration fees and equipment needs for youth activities are a reality, at no time should
payment be a prerequisite for participation in the Little League program. It is important for leagues to
find a way to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be a part of the program, no matter their
family’s financial or personal situation. We encourage families in this scenario to work with their
Little League Board of Directors to identify other solutions to help offset those registration costs and
ensure those children have the opportunity to enjoy the Little League experience. Additional tips for
leagues on how to handle this situation can be found on LittleLeagueUniversity.org.