Homepage for Zeeland Little League, which is a baseball and softball organization for 8-14 year olds living in the Zeeland, Michigan area. Find information about the league along with rosters, schedules, and other events here.
Teams that will not have at least 9 players for a game may request to use a player from a different team within the same division. Players may request to be included on the sub list during registration, or by contacting
. If a sub is needed, the coach(es) of the team must follow the steps outlined below:
Zeeland Little League will assemble, post, and regularly update a substitute availability list on the Zeeland Little League website for each division. Only players on the list are eligible to be a substitute player. Players can be added to the list by indicating such at Showcase Day or emailing
The substitute list will only be used when a team expects to have less than 9 players attending a game. It is important to communicate with parents to let coaches know of absences as soon as possible. The earlier a coach is aware of needing a sub, the smoother the process will be.
Refer to the sub list corresponding to the division of your team on the Zeeland Little League website. Start by contacting the first player on the list. If the first player on the list isn’t available, continue contacting players on the list in the proper numerical order. Please refrain from calling a player you would prefer on the sub list and be sure to follow the numerical order. Failing to follow this protocol will result in an automatic forfeit for your team for that game, along with potential coach discipline from Zeeland Recreation. NOTE: If you have contacted everyone on the sub list and no players are available, contact the president, vice president, or player agent to find a resolution. This will be handled on a case-by-case basis in an attempt to avoid forfeiting.
Once a sub (or multiple subs) have verified they will attend your game, notify the ZLL Board by emailing
. Include the division, team name, game, and substitute(s) name(s) that is being used.
For the game where a sub is used, only play the sub(s) you obtained if you have 8 or less players from your roster at the start of your game. If 9 of your roster players are available at the game start, the sub may not play. If a 9th player from your roster shows up after the game start time, and that player was not listed in your lineup to start the game, he/she may not play in that game.
Subs may not pitch or catch and must be listed as the last batter in the batting order. Failing to follow this protocol will result in an automatic forfeit for your team for that game, along with potential coach discipline from Zeeland Little League.
If you are going to play a necessary sub, report your sub to the umpire and opposing coach prior to the game.