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AA DIVISION (Ages 5 and 6)
The focus in AA is to introduce the basics of baseball and to teach the fundamentals and teamwork. Coaches use a combination of coach pitch and a T-Ball. In AA the entire roster bats every inning and everyone plays in the field. The batting order will rotate each game with no scoring and outs. Defensive positions will be varied per player, so that all players get the opportunity to play the infield at least once per game. Pitcher will wear a batting helmet and stand behind coach who is pitching and the Catcher will wear full gear (teams have the option of not using a catcher). Games and practices will last approximately one hour.
AAA DIVISION (Ages 7 and 8)
In AAA the entire roster bats and ten positions are used on defense (4 outfielders, 4 infielders, catcher, pitcher). A pitching machine is used and each batter receives up to 6 strikes to put the ball in play (or three swinging strikes). Coach pitching is also a viable option and may be determined by each team. Score is not recorded and standings are not kept. In the field, each player will be regularly rotated to gain experience at different positions. Players playing the pitcher position must wear a helmet; catchers should wear full gear. Games and practices will last about 90 minutes.
MINORS DIVISION (Ages 9, 10, 11)
The Minors division is the first level of true competition. Although still considered instructional, the players will experience tryouts, learn specific skills, and be introduced to baseball strategies. Players will pitch the entire game, with strict pitch limits enforced. Stealing is allowed based on preseason agreements. Game scores will be recorded and standings will be kept. Teams are “drafted” by the Managers and League Officers to be as competitively equal as possible. A “five run rule” is in effect and works to keep the game progressing. Only the nine defensive positions are filled, but every member of the team is placed in the batting order. Practices will expand up to 2 hours, and games will consist of 6 innings or approximately 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 hours. At the conclusion of the season a tournament is played. Umpires are utilized.
MAJORS DIVISION (Ages 10, 11, 12)
Majors is the standard premier division of Little League. The play within this division is highly competitive and all Little League rules apply. All players will be in the continuous batting order, but only nine players will play the field. Each player must play six defensive outs. Since we utilize the full batting order, free defensive substitution is allowed. League standings are kept, which determine seeding for any post-season league tournament and the following year’s draft. There are no run limit rules in the Majors division.
50-70 INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (Ages 11, 12, 13)
50-70 Intermediate Baseball is a transition division and utilizes a modified baseball field using a 50- foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths, with traditional baseball rules including leads, pick-offs, dropped 3rd strike, etc. The full roster will bat, with free defensive substitutions. It is a transition from 46/60 to 60/90 and is similar to other competitive baseball programs. Players who are 11 or 12 may enter this division and also play in the Majors division.
JUNIORS DIVISION (Ages 12, 13, 14)
Juniors is also a transition year, with base paths extended to the regulation 90 feet and the pitching distance is 60 feet 6 inches. Leading off and pitching from the stretch are allowed, and the full roster is in the batting order. Base runners are not required to wait until the ball reaches the batter before attempting to steal. Headfirst sliding is allowed. Free defensive substitution is allowed. Interleague play begins at this division with other leagues within District 6. Senior league rules apply with additional standards established by an Interleague Agreement established by the District each season.
SENIORS DIVISION (Ages 13,14, 15, 16)
Seniors use rules similar to more advanced leagues. Only nine members of the team are in the batting order at any time. Each player must play six defensive outs and bat once during each game. Defensive substitution is limited by Little League rules. Field dimensions are 90 foot base paths with 60’ 6” pitching distances. Senior League rules apply. Interleague play applies under the Senior rules with additional standards established by an Interleague Agreement established by the District each season.