Illinois District 13 Softball is comprised of 8 leagues whom participate in the Minors, Majors, Juniors, and Seniors divisions of Little League Softball. We believe in the Little League Mission and incorporate it into everything we do.
Little League Softball was established in 1974 and today 360,000 athletes participate on more than 24,000 softball teams in over 20 countries. Softball initially began with only two divisions, but now offers programs for girls ages 4 through 16. Every year, local Little Leagues enroll players within their boundaries to create teams and play a regular season against neighboring communities. In June, leagues have the opportunity to select and enter all-star teams to compete in the Little League International Tournament.
Little League Softball currently operates seven tournament divisions as part of the International Tournament where teams must play to advance through District, Section, State, Region, and World Series tournaments. Four divisions culminate at a Softball World Series where athletes will make lasting memories, create life-long friendships, compete against the best teams from nine US and International regions and one league will be crowned World Champions. In addition to each World Series championship televised on ESPN’s family of networks, the Little League, Senior League and Big League semi-finals are also broadcasted.
Tee Ball: League Ages 4-5
Minor B: League Ages 6-9
Minor A League Ages 8-10
Majors: League Ages 10-12
Juniors: League Ages 12-14
*Seniors: League Ages 15-16
*Note: The Senior League Softball Division season start after the local High School Softball seasons end to accommodate IHSA rules
Each season Little League International and District 13 review the playing rules and make changes to make the season as fun and interactive as possible for players, parents, leagues, managers, and coaches. Click the links below for the most current rules and rule changes.
The Little League Softball Orange rulebook is available through the Apple, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble electronic bookstores. The new eBook format, is optimized for use on all mobile devices, will feature the complete rules, along with search functionality and a new lower price of $4.99 per book for digital editions and $7.00 plus shipping for print editions. Click the links below to download or purchase.
Leagues that have softball programs include those listed below. Click on the league name to go to their website:
Click the link below to access the Little League "League Finder" to find the league near you.
Little League "League Finder" Tool
Click Here for a map of the Softball Field locations throughout District 13.
To help determine the "League Age" of a player for Softball please see the resources via the links below.
Little League Softball Age Chart
Little League Age Calculator
Want to be in the know about what's happening in District 13 Softball? Click the links below for important Softball schedules, dates and locations.
District 13 Softball Schedule, Standings, and More