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T-Ball Division

Allowable age range: 4-6; teams assigned based on buddy/coach requests at registration and home school

T-Ball is an introductory division for boys and girls ages 4 - 6 who are new to the game of baseball. T-Ball is not competitive but entirely for fun. No score is kept and a cushioned baseball is used. Players will be exposed to the basics of baseball including but not limited to, catching, throwing, hitting, and base running. Players hit balls placed on a tee. Teams typically have a practice and play one game a week. 

Skill Goals:

  • Learn bat/equipment safety
  • Learn basic throwing skills
  • Introduction to positions (infield, outfield, bases)
  • Learn which direction to run the bases
  • Introduction to team sports and getting along with others
  • Have Fun!


There is usually 1 practice per week and 1 game on Saturday. Everyone plays!

 

Rookie Division

Allowable age range: 6-8; teams assigned based on buddy/coach requests at registration and home school

The Rookie Division is a non-competitive, developmental division; coaching emphasis is on player instruction and development. Batters will be introduced to live pitching with 5 coach pitches and then the use of the tee if necessary.  Division rules are in-place to mandate player rotation in a variety of positions. Ten players are assigned to field positions each inning, and all rostered players bat, whether assigned to a field position or not, in a continuous batting order. 


Skill Goals:

  • Learn the fundamentals of how to hold, aim and throw a ball
  • Learn the fundamentals of fielding ground balls with emphasis on proper stance and glove position.
  • Learn the fundamentals of catching fly balls with emphasis on moving to the ball location and proper glove and hand position
  • Learn the fundamentals of base running
  • Learn the fundamentals of hitting
  • Learn to love the game of baseball 

There are usually 1 practice per week and 1 game, which is always on Saturday.

 

Minor A Division

Allowable age range: 6-7; teams assigned based on buddy/coach requests at registration and home school

“Single A” Division is non-competitive, developmental division; coaching emphasis is on player instruction and development. Batters will be introduced to live pitching with 6 coach pitches; strike outs do not count as an out.  In the second half of the season, teams will transition to player pitch with players throwing 3 pitches to batters, then coach pitches 3 more if necessary.  Division rules (fair play) are in-place to mandate player rotation in a variety of positions. Ten players are assigned to field positions each inning, and all rostered players bat whether assigned to a field position or not in  continuous batting order.


Skill Goals:

  • Learn the fundamentals of how to hold, aim and throw a ball
  • Learn the fundamentals of fielding ground balls with emphasis on proper stance, glove position, and knowing what base to throw to
  • Learn the fundamentals of catching fly balls with emphasis on moving to the ball location and proper glove and hand position
  • Learn the fundamentals of base running
  • Learn the fundamentals of hitting                                                                                                             
  • Learn the fundamentals of pitching mechanics              
  • Learn to love the game of baseball

There are usually 1 practice per week and 2 games, one of which is always on Saturday.

 

AA Division

Player evaluations required to assess ability; teams assigned based on manager draft

Allowable age range: 7-10

Geared for: 

  • 7-10 year olds with baseball experience that have mastered skills of Minor A division

Rules Restrictions: 10yr olds are NOT allowed to pitch

AA is a developmental division with semi-competitive play. All players are evaluated prior to team formation in the areas of hitting, catching, throwing, and base running. Managers draft players based on evaluation ratings.  Coaches are encouraged to emphasize player instruction and development. AA is player pitch.  Each player must play a minimum of 1 at bat and 6 defensive outs (2 innings) in a six-inning game. Division rules (fair play) are in-place to mandate player rotation in a variety of positions.  Nine players are assigned to field positions each inning, and all roster players bat whether assigned to the field or not (continuous batting order). Game scores are recorded. Upon completion of the regular season, all teams participate in a playoff tournament to determine first and second place. 

Skill Goals:

  • Develop batting skills through proper stance and pitch recognition.
  • Develop fielding skills (infield and outfield positions, making the play at the correct base, backing up plays at the plate and in the field)
  • Develop base running ability (when to run and listening to the 1st and 3rd base coaches)
  • Develop proper sliding technique
  • Develop tracking skills for catching fly balls
  • Pitchers learning proper throwing mechanics                                                                                                  
  • Develop “big 3” skills of catching (receiving, blocking, throwing), as importance of this position increases at this level
  • Develop good sportsmanship and respect for umpires


There are usually 2 practices per week and 2 games, one of which is always on Saturday.
 

AAA Division

Player evaluations required to assess ability; teams assigned based on manager draft

Allowable age range: 9-11

Geared for:

  • 9 & 10 yr olds who have mastered the skills of AA
  • 11 yr olds with limited experience or requiring more development time before entry to Majors

 

AAA is the highest level of competition in the Minors Division. Managers draft players based on evaluation ratings and their individual team needs. All players are evaluated prior to team formation in the areas of hitting, catching, throwing, and base running. Each player must play a minimum of 1 at bat and 6 defensive outs (2 innings) in a six-inning game. Division rules (fair play) are in-place to mandate player rotation in a variety of positions. Coaches focus on developing individual and team skills to prepare them for the Majors Division. Game scores and standings are recorded. Upon completion of the regular season, a playoff tournament is held to determine 1st and 2nd place. The First Place team from the tournament advances to the District Level Tournament of Champions (TOC’s)

Skill Goals:

  • Continued focus on good sportsmanship and team play!
  • Arm strengthening through practice (long toss, j-bands)
  • Batting skills development including bunting and pitch recognition and selection
  • Increased development of  “big 3” skills of catching (receiving, blocking, throwing), as importance of this position increases at this level
  • Pitching emphasis on good mechanics, injury prevention
  • Develop base running skills for situational play
  • Fielding emphasis on getting behind the ball and setting up the throw, getting ball to the correct
  • position for the out or to keep the runners from advancing


Usually 2-3 practices per week and 2 games, one of which is always on Saturday.
 

Majors Division

Player evaluations required to assess ability; teams assigned based on manager draft

Allowable age range: 11-12

Geared for:

  • 11 & 12 yr olds who have mastered the skills of AAA


Rules Restrictions: By Little League Rules, all 12 yr olds regardless of skill MUST play in this division unless the Parent/Guardian signs a waiver stating otherwise.

Majors is considered to be a highly competitive division. Managers draft players based on evaluation ratings and their individual team needs. . Each player must play a minimum of 1 at bat and 6 defensive outs (2 innings) in a six-inning game. Coaches focus on developing individual and overall team skills to field the most competitive team. Nine players are assigned to field positions and all 12 players bat with the exception of the second half of the season where we transition to a 9 player batting lineup. Game scores and standings are recorded.  Upon completion of the regular season, a playoff tournament is held to determine 1
st and 2nd place.  The First Place team advances to the District Level Tournament of Champions (TOC’s).

Skill Goals:

  • Develop batting mechanics and pitch recognition and selection
  • Develop accurate throws from outfielders to proper cutoff person
  • After fielding the ball knowing where to make an accurate throw. Develop fielding strategies based on skills.
  • Reading signals from Coach/Manager and implementing directives.
  • Arm strengthening and accuracy thru practices (long toss, j-bands)
  • Pitching emphasis is to develop good mechanics and injury prevention/arm care.
  • Catcher skills include developing pitch calling skills, accurate throws, minimize pass balls, etc.
  • Good Sportsmanship!


There are usually 3 practices per week and 2 games, one of which is always on Saturday. Majors’ teams also play teams from other local leagues in "interleague play”.
 

Intermediate Division


Player evaluations required to assess ability; teams assigned based on manager draft

Allowable age range: 13 yr olds

Geared for:

  • 13 yr olds who have mastered the skills of Majors


Rules Restrictions: Games are played on a 50/70 diamond: 70ft between bases and 50 ft inches from the pitcher's mound to home plate. The outfield fences are also be further as distances will vary by field.  Second half of season, games will transition to a 50/80 diamond

Intermediate is a highly competitive Division. Managers draft players based on tryout ratings and their individual team needs. Coaches focus on developing individual and overall team skills to field the most competitive team. Game scores and standings are recorded.  Games will be played between other Intermediate teams within District 57 and other surrounding districts.  Some travel to surrounding cities will be necessary.

Skill Goals:

  • Good Sportsmanship!
  • Develop batting mechanics and pitch selection
  • Develop accurate throws from outfielders to proper cutoff person.
  • After fielding the ball knowing where to make an accurate throw; Develop fielding strategies based on skills
  • Reading signals from Coach/Manager and implementing directives.
  • Arm strengthening and accuracy thru practices (long toss, j-bands)
  • Working as a team to get outs
  • Pitching emphasis is to develop good mechanics and injury prevention/arm care.
  • Catcher skills include developing the “big 3” skills (receiving, blocking, and throwing)

There are usually 3 practices and 2 games per week, with one of which is always on Saturdays.