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Registration Dates: December 15th- February 15

KLL PROGRAM DETAILS

General Information

 

Practices for the 2018 Season will begin in March typically suring Spring break (depending on the coach). As soon as coaches have received their team rosters, they will contact player’s families to discuss practice days, times and location. Please be patient while waiting for that call or email from the coach. If you have not heard from a coach by Monday, March 19th, please contact KLL.

 

Opening Day Ceremonies: April 7th starting at 10:00 AM at the KLL fields. We will be having exhibition games starting at Noon. More details will be provided by your coach. 

 

Equipment requirements: Each player is required to provide their own cleats & mitt/glove and protective cup. Please label with player’s name.

 RULES ON PLAYER SELECTION

Minor, Major & Juniors & Seniors
Baseball & Softball

The draft method at KLL is basic and simple. Drafts take place for AAA and above. For AAA, Managers will pick a number from a hat and will go in order of the numbers picked such as 1, 2, 3 and so on. If there are no career managers, the board will draw numbers and draft teams in place of managers.

For Majors and above, The Manager with the best record the previous season will be granted first draft pick. 12 year olds will be drafted first. Once all 12 year olds have been placed on a team the non restricted players are selected. Non restricted are players who are not 12, or a child/sibling for the Manager/Coaches. If there are no career managers, the board will draw numbers and draft teams in place of Managers.

The draft process will include the attempt of keeping teammates together in their same division, during the players lifetime in that division, but is at the discretion of the Manager. A Manager is not required to draft returning players to the same team. If a parent has requested the same coach or a new coach, those will be taken into consideration as well.

Once a player moves on from AAA to Majors they are then a serpentine draft for the new division. The same applies any time a player moves up into a new division. 

There are almost always “Options” claimed in the draft at Keizer. Options regard only sons or daughters of the manager or eligible coach, or siblings of players. (Pamphlet - The Player Agent in Little League.)

Most Options must be submitted in writing to the player agent 48 hours before the draft begins, so he or she can properly prepare the list of eligible candidates.

Options are not secret, and should be discussed prior to the draft with all managers. If no Option is submitted, the candidate may be drafted by any team at any time.

Regarding coach’s Options, the coach must have been a manager or coach in Keizer Little League for at least the past two years AND must be returning to the same team on which he/she coached/managed last season (Operating Manual - Draft). “Gentlemen’s Agreements” are not valid during a draft.

 

Player Assessments:  All players registered for Minors and above are required to attend Player Assessments. Players must bring a glove and wear protective cup if male.

Players will be drafted by the individual coaches, so it’s imperative that players attend assessments so they can be properly scored and ranked. Remember, just because you request a coach, it is NOT guaranteed. If there are siblings in the same division (from the same household), please state sibling’s name in the Player Request area on the registration form.

 

Assessment Dates:                               

Dates coming!

 
T-Ball & AA Players do NOT need to attend assessments. 

Division Breakdown

T-Ball-Co-Ed           Ages 4 to 7:

The T-Ball Division is designed to be an instructional, non-competitive, division for boys and girls. Players will learn and develop the basics of the game (hitting from a tee, throwing, catching, and base running). There are no outs or score keeping.

AA Baseball          Ages 7 & 8:

The AA Division is designed to be an instructional non-competitive league. Learning baseball rules and developing skills will be the major focus. Coaches will pitch via machines for the first part of the season. Then players will begin to pitch the second half of the games for the last part of the season. Score is not kept.

AA Softball        Ages 7 & 8:

The Rookie Division is designed to be an instructional non-competitive league. Learning softball rules and developing skills will be the major focus. Coaches will pitch via machines for the first part of the season. Then players will begin to pitch the second half of the games for the last part of the season. Score is not kept.

All Softball Divisions and Baseball Minors and above will travel around the Oregon Valley for games as well as have home games.


Minor Baseball/Softball          Ages 8, 9 & 10:

The purpose of the Minor Division is to instruct and teach players fundamentals in baseball/softball and improve the player’s ability and skills in the sport. At this level, players will be pitching. Score is kept as well as pitch counts for baseball. Teams are built via a draft by the Managers of the division. This is a level where players can be drafted into All Stars! 

Major Baseball/Softball           Ages 10, 11 & 12:

The purpose of the Major Division is to instruct and teach players fundamentals in baseball/softball and improve the player’s ability and skills in the sport. Teams are built via a draft by the Managers of the division. This is player pitch as well as pitch count for baseball. This is a level where players can be drafted into All Stars! 

50/70 Baseball                 Ages 12 & 13:

The purpose of the 50/70 division is to instruct and prepare players for the advancement into the Juniors/Senior levels of play. 50/70 utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. This is meant to challenge players abilities and help them to hone in their skills as baseball players. 

Junior Baseball/Softball           Ages 13 & 14:

The purpose of the Junior division is to improve and perfect the player’s ability and skills in competitive baseball/softball. 

Seniors Baseball/ Softball       Ages 15 & 16:

The purpose of the Senior division is to improve and perfect the player's ability and to test their skills in competitive ball. 

Challengers

The Challenger Division of Little League enables boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. 
Please see our Challengers tab for more details.

 

2018 Baseball & Softball Age Charts

Please see the "Age Charts" tab.

The purpose of the Junior division is to improve and perfect the player’s ability and skills in competitive baseball/softball. 
The purpose of the Junior division is to improve and perfect the player’s ability and skills in competitive baseball/softball. 

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