Divisions

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League Age
Spring 2017 Divisions 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
TBall X X
Farm A ~ X ~
Farm B ~ X ~
Minors – AA ~1 X ~
Minors – AAA ~2 X ~
Majors ~2 X ~
Intermediate ~3 X ~
Juniors ~3 X X
Seniors ~3 ~4 X X
1 = Experienced 8s may tryout for Minors
2 = Player/family can opt to play in the primary division for this age group by request
3 = Player/family must request to be included in draft for this division
4 = 14s on a HS team (Fr, JV, Varsity) play Seniors
X = greatest percentage of players of this age
~ = smaller percentage of players of this age

 

Divisions
Characteristics TBall Farm – A Farm – B Minors – AA Minors – AAA Majors Intermediate Juniors Seniors
Goal/Style Introduction
to Baseball
Fun and
Instructional
Fun and
Instructional
Slightly Competitive Moderately Competitive Competitive Competitive Competitive Competitive
NOLL/SOLL Mixed Mixed Mixed Separated Separated Separated Separated Mixed Mixed
Team Formation by School+Grade by School+Grade by School+Grade Tryouts/Draft Tryouts/Draft Tryouts/Draft Tryouts/Draft Tryouts/Draft Tryouts/Draft
Practices 1 midweek practice 1 midweek practice 1 midweek practice 1 midweek practice (2nd optional) 1 midweek practice (2nd optional) 2 midweek practices 2 midweek practices 1 midweek practice No weekly practice
Games 1 weekend game 1 weekend game 1 weekend game 1-2 weekend games 1-2 weekend games 1-2 weekend games 1-2 weekend games 1-2 weekend games 2 midweek games
2 weekend games
Game Length 3 Inn 1.5 Hrs 1.5 Hrs 6 Inn or 2 Hrs 6 Inn or 2 Hrs 6 Inn or 2 Hrs 7 Inn or 2 Hrs 7 Inn or 2 Hrs 7 Inn
Inning Length Everybody Scores 5 runs 3 outs or 5 runs 3 outs or 5 runs 3 outs or 5 runs 3 outs 3 outs 3 outs 3 outs
Pitches off a Tee
some Coach Pitch
Coach Pitch Coach Pitch
some Kid Pitch
Kid Pitch Kid Pitch Kid Pitch Kid Pitch Kid Pitch Kid Pitch
Mound/Bases (ft) 42/50 42/60 42/60 42/60 46/60 46/60 50/70 60/90 60/90
Umpires No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Defenders Infield Only 11 10 9 or 10 (based on team sizes per year) 9 9 9 9 9
PostSeason None None None Playoffs, TOC, Local AllStars Playoffs, TOC, District AllStars Playoffs, TOC, District AllStars (10-11 team only, no 11-12 team) Playoffs, TOC, District AllStars, Local AllStars (12 team selected for local tournament play) Playoffs, TOC, District AllStars Playoffs, TOC, District AllStars

TBall

Required for all league age five year old players. Team formation in this division is done by league age and teams organized by the Division Coordinator, generally by school. It is an instructional division where players hit off a tee rather than hit a pitched ball using a soft, Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) ball for safety. Teams practice once midweek and play one game per weekend. No scores or standings are kept, every offensive player bats each inning regardless of outs and no player sits on defense. Players are taught the fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and running the bases.

Farm – A

Primarily for league age seven year old players, or younger players with a year of TBall experience. Team formation in this division is done by league age and teams organized by the Division Coordinator, generally by school and grade. It is an instructional division where players hit Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) balls pitched by their own coach from a short distance. Teams practice once midweek and play one game per weekend. No scores are kept, every offensive player bats each inning regardless of outs and no player sits on defense. Players are taught the fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and running the bases. This division is intended to be a logical transition from tee ball to coach pitch. As per Little League requirements, a league age 6 year old player can only participate in coach pitch if they played one full year of tee ball in an approved Little League program.

Farm – B

Primarily for league age eight year old players, or younger players with a year of Coach Pitch experience. Team formation in this division is done by league age and teams organized by the Division Coordinator, generally by school and grade. It is an instructional division where players hit Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) balls pitched by their own coach from a short distance, eventually transitioning to hitting balls pitched by players from the opposing team. Teams practice once midweek and play one game per weekend. At this level, outs are recorded with three ending each half inning. The nine standard defensive positions plus an extra outfielder are used (meaning players rotate sitting) but no scores are kept. Players are taught the fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and running the bases. This division is intended to be a logical transition from coach pitch to kid pitch.

Minors – AA

The first competitive division, AA is for primarily league age nine year old players, with eight year old players being allowed to try-out (8s and 9s are not guaranteed to be drafted and will be placed on a Farm B team if not drafted). All players age 9 or older are required to try-out and teams are formed through a draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator and Player Agent. Teams practice once midweek (sometimes coaches have a second optional practice) and play one game most weekends, with occasional 2-game weekends or midweek games. Players pitch (rest restrictions apply) and offenses use the Continuous Batting Order. Ten defensive positions are used (4 outfielders) and scores and standings are kept. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre-pitch preparedness, live batting and aggressive base running. A post-season tournament will determine the champion for each division. That team will advance to the District 4 TOC. AA players may be selected to the various Minors AllStar teams, depending on league age.

Minors – AAA

Continuing both instruction and competitive balance, AAA is primarily for league age ten year old players, with some nine year old players traditionally drafted as well. All players are required to try-out and teams are formed through a draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator and Player Agent. Teams practice once midweek (sometimes coaches have a second optional practice) and play one game most weekends, with occasional 2-game weekends or midweek games. Players pitch (rest restrictions apply) and offenses use the Continuous Batting Order. The standard nine defensive positions are used and scores and standings are kept. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre-pitch preparedness, live batting and aggressive base running. A post-season tournament will determine the champion for each division. That team will advance to the District 4 TOC. AAA players may be selected to the various Minors AllStar teams, depending on league age.

Majors

Primarily for players who are eleven years old.. All players are required to try-out and teams are formed through a draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator and Player Agent. Teams practice twice midweek, including one field-practice and one batting-cage-practice. Teams play two games most weekends, with occasional midweek games. This level focuses fundamentals. Overall pace of the game is faster with fewer walks. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. A post-season tournament will determine the champion for each division. That team will advance to the District 4 TOC Majors players may be selected to the various Minors and Majors AllStar teams, depending on league age.

Intermediate

Primarily for players who are twelve years old. All players are required to try-out and teams are formed through a draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator and Player Agent. Teams practice twice midweek, including one field-practice and one batting-cage-practice. Teams play two games most weekends, with occasional midweek games. This level focuses on more advanced skills and fundamentals and adds leads and balks as added rules. The diamond size increases to 50/70 to provide a transition to the 60/90 diamond coming in the Upper Divisions. Pitching speeds are faster (45-60mph) and balls are hit harder. Overall pace of the game is much faster as well with fewer walks. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. A post-season tournament will determine the champion for each division. That team will advance to the District 4 TOC Majors players may be selected to the various Minors and Majors AllStar teams, depending on league age.

Juniors

Designed as a transition from Little League to High School baseball, for players who are thirteen or fourteen years old. Players are required to try-out and teams are formed through a draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator and Player Agent. Teams practice once midweek, and play two games most weekends, with occasional midweek games. This level includes leads and pickoffs, enlarges the diamond and focuses on more advanced skills and fundamentals. Fourteen year old players who make a HS team, regardless of level, will be moved to Seniors for the regular season to avoid conflicts with the HS schedules. Those players will be eligible for Juniors AllStars. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. A post-season tournament will determine the champion for each division. That team will advance to the District 4 TOC Juniors players may be selected to the Juniors AllStar team.

Seniors

Designed as a continuation of the High School baseball season starting after Memorial Day weekend, for experienced players who are fifteen or sixteen years old. Players age 13 and 14 can request to play in this division but will only be drafted if there is space and a commensurate skill level, determined by the Division Coordinators. Players are required to try-out and teams are formed through a draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator and Player Agent. Teams do not practice, playing two games midweek and doubleheaders on Sundays in a condensed, month-long season. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. A post-season tournament will determine the Seniors champion. Seniors players may be selected to the Seniors AllStar team.