Website Manager

Division Summary by Age


































* This table shows where kids of a certain age typically play.

Divisions of Play

Baseball Divisions

Division Ages Description
Challenger Division 4-18 The Challenger Division enables boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy baseball. Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, with 15-20 players. Games can be tee ball, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination.
TBall 4-6 TBall is the first introduction to baseball for new players. Players will learn the basics of baseball in a supportive, positive, and encouraging environment. All players will have an opportunity to bat and play defense every inning. Score will not be kept at this level.  T-Ball will be on Friday evenings.
A - Coach Pitch 5-9 *1 year or more of TBall is encouraged prior to Coach Pitch.

At the Coach Pitch level, the Coach always pitches, and a safety ball is used. If necessary, the coach can determine that a player should hit off a tee to finish the at bat. The primary objective at this level is to ensure each player has a positive experience with baseball and desires to play again the following year. All players will have an opportunity to bat and play defense every inning. Score will not be kept at this level.  A - Coach Pitch will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
AA – Developmental Kid Pitch 8-11 *1-2 years of Coach Pitch is encouraged prior to the AA level and players should be able to regularly hit and catch the ball. 

At this level, players are introduced to player-pitch and for the first time, three outs will be enforced. Teams will hit with a continuous batting order and only nine players will play on defense at the same time. This is an introductory level where players will be given an opportunity to try all positions and learn the flow of a baseball game.  AA - Kid Pitch will be on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The following rules will be followed:
  • Coaches will umpire their own games
    • If a pitcher walks/hits three batters in one inning, a coach may be asked to help pitch
  • Players cannot move up on wild pitches
  • No Stealing
  • If a thrown ball gets by a fielder, the runners must stay at their bases
  • Innings will stop if three outs are made or if 5 runs have been scored
    • Score will not be kept for early games but will be kept as the season progresses
AAA – Competitive Kid Pitch 8-11 *1-2 years of AA Developmental Kid Pitch is encouraged and players should have experienced success at the AA level.

At this level, Little League rules will apply and a higher level of game understanding is taught. AAA introduces a much more competitive environment where kids pitch, umpires are present, score and standings are kept and a playoff system is implemented. Playing time will be relatively even but not all players will see an equal time at all positions.  AAA will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The following rules will be followed: 

  • Continuous batting order
  • Pitch counts limitations 
  • Stealing is allowed when the ball crosses the plate
  • Players may move up on wild pitches 
    • If a thrown ball gets by a fielder, runners may continue to move as long as the ball is in play 
  • Mercy rules apply when it comes to offensive runs scored 
Majors 10-12 *2-3 years of AA/AAA is encouraged. 

At this level, all AAA rules still apply as players gain more experience and skill. Little League rules will apply, and our oldest and best players should be at this level. If your child is 12 but has not played organized baseball, or has not achieved a minimum level of skill, your majors coach can recommend the player be designated for a AAA team.  Majors will be on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Challenger Division

The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable 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.  Today, more than 30,000 children participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide. 

Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players. Challenger games can be played as tee ball games, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination of the three.

In a Challenger game, each player gets a chance to bat. The side is retired when the offense has batted through the roster, or when a pre-determined number of runs have been scored, or when three outs are recorded. Little League recommends that no score be kept during Challenger games. The Challenger players wear the same uniforms, shoulder patches and safety equipment as other Little League players.

Spokane South Little League major division players participate each year with the Challenger division as "buddies".   The buddies assist the Challenger players on the field, but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed.

Parents and teenagers are strongly encouraged to become involved in this uniquely-rewarding division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, teenagers may become buddies, while parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 

Local Sponsors

Copyright © 2024 Spokane South Little League  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Login