Welcome to Hodag Little League!
Hodag Little League is open to boys age 5-12 and girls age 5-14 living in Rhinelander. Hodag LL provides an opportunity to learn and excel at baseball or softball, while making friends and learning skills that apply to all areas of life.
Hodag LL is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. Please contact Brad Kowieski, Hodag LL President, at (715)902-0737 for more information.
There are no tryouts for little league baseball or softball; all children are welcome to play. Registration costs are $45/player or a $65/family maximum and include a jersey and hat. Late fees will apply if registration is after 4/2/18. Opening day will be May 1st and the season will run until the end of June.
5-6 Year Old T-Ball:
T-Ball is co-ed play with practices one weeknight and 75 minute games on Saturday mornings.
7-12 Year Old Baseball:
7-8 year old kids play pitching machine baseball, all other ages play kid pitch baseball. Games consist of 5 innings or 1 hour 45 minutes, whichever is reached first. Practices and games will be held twice a week on weeknights.
Baseball All Star Team:
Players are nominated by coaches at the end of the Little League season. All Star teams play against other teams in our division for a chance to play at State. Games will be played on week nights and will require travel outside of Rhinelander.
Baseball Travel Team:
This is a more competitive baseball experience which does require tryouts. Children must play Little League baseball to be eligible to try out for the Travel Team. Travel Team tournaments are held on weekends throughout Northern WI.
7-8 year old kids play pitching machine softball, all other ages play kid pitch softball. Games will consist of 5 innings or 1.5 hours, whichever is reached first. Practices are typically on weekday evenings but weekend practices may be required due to field space limitations. Games will be held on weeknight evenings and are sometimes played in neighboring towns (Eagle River, Minocqua, Three Lakes, Tomahawk, etc)
11-12 and 13-14 Year Old Travel Softball:
This is a more competitive softball experience which does require tryouts. Children must play Little League softball to be eligible to try out for the Travel Team. Travel Team will play in 3-4 weekend tournaments which will require travel outside of Rhinelander.
Detailed Level of Play descriptions can be found here: http://www.rhinelanderlittleleague.com/page/show/2380894-levels-of-play
Little League International has come out with new bat rules for the 2018 season. Many of the bats used in the 2017 season will no longer be legal for 2018. They must have a USA baseball logo to be legal. Please carefully read the two links below to learn more about legal bats. T-ball, Little League baseball ages 7-12 (often called Minors/Majors), and Babe Ruth are affected by the new rules; Softball is not.