Everybody plays. Anyone (if one has enough money, but they keep it as inexpensive as possible) can be on a team and play. At the youngest ages they don’t even keep score (though people know). Even our beleaguered city has managed to keep a small league going (though some people go to the next town over where there are more teams and better fields).
Wordgirl has a had a good time playing and wants to try again in the Spring. Kids running around on a field getting exercise, being outside, and learning to be a team: it’s worthwhile, and I’m glad she has the opportunity.