Divisions

Instructional Division (Ages 4 - 6)

All 5 and 6-year-olds not placed on a Rookie (A) Division team will be placed on an Instructional Division team 

All 4-year-olds will be placed on an Instructional Division team.

This division provides an introduction to baseball for ages 4 to 6. All players shall play all positions, if his or her skill level will allow. Safety is a primary concern. If a player is unable to defend himself, he should play the outfield until his skill level improves to a point where he can play other positions safely. The primary objective of this division is to introduce young players to baseball, to provide a safe environment in which to have fun, and to develop skills. Competition between teams is not to be encouraged, as no team standings will be kept. In an effort to promote safety, a “Safety Ball” (RIF-5) will be used for this division. All players will use the tee during the season. Players will also be introduced to coach pitched balls.

Single A (A) - Machine Pitch Division (Ages 5 - 8)

All 5 and 6-year-old players, with at least 1 year of Instructional experience, are eligible to be placed on a Rookie (A) Division team.

This division provides a sound foundation for players from ages 5 to 8. Proper instruction should ALWAYS take priority over winning at this level. Players should play all positions where possible but should be encouraged to concentrate on 2 or 3 positions by the end of the season. Player safety and enjoyment is of particular concern in this division. No player should be placed in a position where he/she is unable to play safely (defend him/herself). All pitching will be done by a manual pitching machine that will be operated by a coach. Competition between teams is not to be encouraged, as no team standings will be kept.

Double A (AA) Division (Ages 7 - 9)

All 9-year-olds not selected for an AAA Division team, must be placed on a AA team

All 7 and 8-year-olds are eligible to be assigned to a AA Division team.

This division provides a sound foundation for players from ages 7 to 9. Proper instruction should ALWAYS take priority over winning at this level. Players should play all positions where possible but should be encouraged to concentrate on 2 or 3 positions by the end of the season. Player safety and enjoyment is of particular concern in this division. No player should be placed in a position where he/she is unable to play safely (defend him/herself). This division will utilize a combination of player and coach pitch. No standings will be kept the first half of the season to encourage an emphasis on instruction.

Triple A (AAA) Division (Ages 8 - 11)

All 10 and 11-year-old players not selected for the Majors must be placed on an AAA Division team. 

All 8 and 9-year-old players are eligible to be placed on an AAA Division team. 

This division provides an opportunity for players 8 to 11 years of age to play baseball. Each player should be encouraged to play up to his ability. Competition is a secondary concern. Players should be encouraged to play many positions. Player safety and enjoyment is of particular concern in this division. Players should be encouraged to improve their skills to advance to the Major Division.

Majors Division (Ages 10 - 12)

All 12-year-old players are required to play in the Major League unless specifically requested by the parents to play in the International Division and the request is approved by the Executive Board, the District Administrator, and Little League International.

All 10 and 11-year-olds are eligible to be selected in the Major League Division unless specifically requested by the parents to play in the AAA Division.

This division provides the more advanced player the opportunity to improve their skills. Through an increased level of competition and leadership, these players will be encouraged to continue their participation in organized baseball. Player safety and enjoyment are major concerns. Players age 10 to 12 are eligible for this division, however, not all players in the 10-12 age group play in this division. An increased commitment from players, parents, managers, and coaches is required to participate in this division.

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