Baseball Division Guidelines

General guidelines for the baseball divisions are provided below. For baseball, a player's League Age is determined by how old they are on the 31st of August after the regular season. Age charts for both baseball and softball can be found here.


Tee Ball

This division is for children League Age 4-6 years old. Its purpose is to introduce children to the skills of batting, throwing, catching, and base running. Batting will start with the ball on a tee and may progress through the season to the coach short-tossing to those batters showing appropriate skill development. Each player will bat in each inning and no score will be kept.

Rookies I
This division is designed to introduce kids to baseball and is designed as a transition from tee ball to more advanced levels. In this division, the basic rules of baseball will be taught along with the fundamental skills involved in hitting, throwing, and catching. Many skills will be represented and no prior experience is required for League Age 7 and above. A League Age 6 child with at least one year of Tee Ball will be considered. This division will strive to provide balanced playing time for all players and a continuous batting order will be used.

In Rookies I, coaches will pitch to the batters. After a few attempts at hitting a coach-pitched ball, a player will be provided a tee so that strikeouts are not recorded.

Rookies II
This division is designed to expand on the fundamental skills and rules taught in Rookies I and to prepare players for Minors. A League Age 7 or 8 child may be considered with at least one year of Rookies I experience. A League Age 9 player may be considered with no prior baseball experience as long as the player has a working knowledge of the fundamentals of baseball. This division will strive for balanced playing time for all players and a continuous batting order will be used.

In Rookies II, coaches will pitch to the batters. Strikeouts will be recorded and no tee will be used.

Minors
This division is designed to prepare players to participate in the Major Division. Players will pitch and extensive work with catchers and pitchers will begin along with advanced instruction on base running skills. Fundamental baseball skills will be emphasized. Players who have not been selected for Majors may also be eligible for Minors. This division will strive to provide more than a minimum playing time for all players and a continuous batting order will be used. Pitch count rules will be strictly enforced.

Minors is the first division where players pitch to batters.

Majors
This is the division that ultimately competes to play in the Little League World Series. This division is player pitch. All League Age 11 and 12 year-olds must try out for Majors, but it is possible not all will be selected. League Age 10 players may also try out for Majors with at least one year prior experience in Minors. Minimum playing time rules exist for this division, but lineups will begin to reflect the Manager's decisions as to skill levels of the players. A continuous batting order is used. Pitch count rules will be strictly enforced.

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