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Residency Requirements

Tri-Cities Residency Requirements


In order to play in Tri Cities Little league, players must reside within our boundaries OR the physical location of the school where they attend classes must be within our boundaries.  This rule is strictly enforced.

I. A player will be deemed to reside within the league boundaries if:

    A. His/her parents are living together and are residing within such league boundaries, OR;
    B. Either of the player’s parents (or his/her court-appointed legal guardian) reside within such boundaries.

It is unacceptable if a parent moves into a league’s boundaries for the purpose of qualifying for tournament play. As detailed later in these rules, the penalty for violation of this rule may, in Little League Baseball, Incorporated’s discretion, result in the disqualification of a player, team or entire league from regular season and/or tournament play.

“Residence,” “reside” and “residing” refers to a place of bona fide continuous habitation. A place of residence once established shall not be considered changed unless the parents, parent or guardian makes a bona fide change of residence.

Residence shall be established and supported by documents, dated or in force between February 1, 2015 (previous year) and February 1, 2016(current year), from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian: 

  • Driver’s License 
  • Voter’s Registration
  • School records 
  • Welfare/child care records
  • Federal records 
  • State records 
  • Local (municipal) records 
  • Support payment records 
  • Homeowner or tenant records 
  • Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
  • Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records 
  • Insurance documents 
  • Medical records 
  • Military records 
  • Internet, cable or satellite records 
  • Vehicle records 
  • Employment records

NOTE: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10 above) constitute only ONE document. Any documents submitted as proof of residence must show customary usage or consumption to demonstrate bona fide continuous habitation as determined by Little League Baseball, Incorporated in its discretion.

II. A player will be deemed to attend school in the boundaries if:


The physical location of the school where they attend classes is within the boundaries established by the local league. Note: This excludes home schools, cyber schools, sports-related schools, sports academies, or preschool or after school where a student participates outside of the primary school the player is enrolled.

“School attendance” refers to the (place) physical location the player in question attends school during the traditional academic year. Once established, a location of school attendance shall not be considered changed unless the child is enrolled and attends another school or is no longer enrolled in the previous school.

School attendance shall be established and supported by a document indicating enrollment for the current academic year, dated prior to October 1, 2015 and with the physical location of the school, from ONE of the following categories to determine school attendance by such player:

  • Official/Certified School enrollment record 
  • School issued report card or performance record
  • A Little League issued school attendance form completed by the principal, assistant principal or administrator
If you have any questions or need clarification as to wether your player is eligible to play for Tri-Cities, please contact Sandy Lood, our Player Agent, or Jeff Scheider our Board President.