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Tee-Ball Division

The Tee-Ball Division program is for players aged 4 to 6 who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. As this is usually the first experience for most players, a softer baseball is used during practices and games. In Tee-Ball, players learn how to hit a ball off a batting tee, run the bases and basic fielding techniques.

Program Characteristics:
 - Players League Ages: 4 - 6 (Age as of 08/31/20)
 - Rosters are typically 10 - 12 players per team
 - 10 Game Season
 - Games are limited to a maximum of 1 hours and 15 minutes
 - Generally, games are played on weeknights at 5:15 pm and 6:35 pm and on Saturdays between 8:00 am and 1:15 pm
 - Game is played on a 60 ft. baseball diamond

 - All players bat every inning
 - All players play the field every inning
 - We do not keep score!

We consider coach and friend requests when forming teams in this division.  These requests are not guaranteed.  After requests are considered, teams are formed primarily by grouping players by geography.

Machine Pitch Division

The Machine Pitch Division program is for players aged 5 to 7 who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. As this is usually the first or second year experience for most players, a softer baseball is used during practices and games. In Machine Pitch, players learn how to hit a ball delivered from a manual pitching machine, run the bases and basic fielding techniques.

Program Characteristics:
 - Players League Ages: 5 - 7 (Age as of 08/31/20) - It is highly recommended that 5 year olds have played at least one season of Tee Ball before moving to Machine Pitch
 - Rosters are typically 10 - 12 players per team
 - 12 Game Season
 - Games are limited to a maximum of 1 hours and 15 minutes
 - Generally, games are played on weeknights at 5:15 pm and 6:35 pm and on Saturdays between 8:00 am and 1:15 pm
 - Game is played on a 60 ft. baseball diamond
 - All players bat every inning
 - All players play the field every inning
 - We do not keep score!

We consider coach and friend requests when forming teams in this division.  These requests are not guaranteed.  After requests are considered, teams are formed primarily by grouping players by geography.

Junior Minors Division

The Junior Minors Division program is for players aged 7 to 9 who want continue to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. At this division, we switch away from the softer baseball and start using a normal baseball. This is also the first division that introduces kid pitching.  Players will pitch the first two innings of every game; the same machines used at the Machine Pitch level are used for remaining innings. In Junior Minors, players are primarily focused on skill development. There is some introduction to keeping score, but final scores and standings are not tracked at this level.

Program Characteristics:
 - Players League Ages: 7 - 9 (Age as of 08/31/20)
 - Rosters are typically 12 - 13 players per team
 - 12 Game Season
 - A post season single elimination tournament will be played to determine the league champion (blind seeding)

 - Games are limited to a maximum of 1 hours and 30 minutes
 - Generally, games are played on weeknights at 5:30 pm and 7:15 pm and on Saturdays between 8:00 am and 1:15 pm
 - Game is played on a 60 ft. baseball diamond

 - All players are in the batting order 
 - Only 9 players play the field. There are minimum play requirements to ensure everyone plays the field
 - Scores are kept during the game, but final scores and standings are not maintained
 - Little League pitch count rules apply to all players

Teams in this division are formed through a player draft.  No coach or friend requests will be considered. All players will be assigned to a team.

Senior Minors Division

The Senior Minors Division program is for players aged 9 to 11 who want continue to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. This is the first division where all pitching is done by kids.  This is the first age division where scoring occurs and overall standings are kept. At the end of the season, all teams will participate in a double elimination tournament to determine the league champion. Although this division has an increased level of competitiveness, the primary focus is still on  personal development, encouragement and team work.

Program Characteristics:
 - Players League Ages: 9 - 11 (Age as of 08/31/20)
 - Rosters are typically 12 - 13 players per team
 - 12 Game Season
 - A post season double elimination tournament will be played to determine the league champion
 - Games are limited to a maximum of 2 hours
 - Generally, games are played on weeknights at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm and on Saturdays between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
 - Game is played on a 60 ft. baseball diamond
 - Pitching distance is 46 ft.
 - All players are in the batting order 
 - Only 9 players play the field. There are minimum play requirements to ensure everyone plays the field.
 - Scores are kept during the game and league standing are maintained
 - Little League pitch count rules apply to all players

Teams in this division are formed through a player draft.  No coach or friend requests will be considered. All players will be assigned to a team.

Majors Division

The Majors Division program is for players aged 10 to 12 who want continue to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. Some additional advanced rules are incorporated in this division (e.g. dropped third strike). At the end of the season, all teams will participate in a double elimination tournament to determine the league champion. Although this division has a high level of competitiveness, the primary focus is still on personal development, encouragement and team work.

Program Characteristics:
 - Players League Ages: 10 - 12 (Age as of 08/31/20)
 - Rosters are typically 12 - 13 players per team
 - 12 Game Season
 - A post season double elimination tournament will be played to determine the league champion
 - Games are limited to a maximum of 2 hours
 - Generally, games are played on weeknights at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm and on Saturdays between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
 - Game is played on a 60 ft. baseball diamond
 - Pitching distance is 46 ft.
 - All players are in the batting order 
 - Only 9 players play the field. There are minimum play requirements to ensure everyone plays the field.
 - Scores are kept during the game and league standing are maintained
 - Little League pitch count rules apply to all players

Teams in this division are formed through a player draft.  No coach or friend requests will be considered. All players will be assigned to a team.


Juniors Division

The Juniors Division program is for players aged 12 to 14 who want continue to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. This is the first division that moves to the full sized baseball diamond. This division will most likely have some inter-league play with other local Little Leagues. Registration numbers will drive our ability to offer this division and how much inter-league play will be required.

Program Characteristics:
 - Players League Ages: 12 - 14 (Age as of 08/31/20)
 - Rosters are typically 12-15 players per team
 - 12 Game Season
 - A play-off tournament involving the neighboring Little League is conducted at the end of the regular season
 - Team will play against some neighboring Little Leagues. Travel may be required for a few games
 - Game is played on a 90 ft. baseball diamond
 - Pitching distance is 60 ft. 6 in.
 - All players are in the batting order 
 - Only 9 players play the field. There are minimum play requirements to ensure everyone plays the field.
 - Scores are kept during the game and league standings are maintained
 - Little League pitch count rules apply to all players

Teams in this division are formed through a player draft.  No coach or friend requests will be considered. All players will be assigned to a team.

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