AAA Division

A major league division hosting children ages 11 and 12 years of age. Played on a standard size Little League field with a 46’ pitching distance and a 60’ base path, the children in this division represent the best of what Little League has to offer. All games are 100% kid pitch and, aside from a few minor exceptions, are played with full baseball rules. The goal in this division is to teach many of the finer points of the game including base running, advanced fielding, improved hitting techniques as well as stealing bases and understanding offensive and defensive strategies.

Rules and Regulations (AAA)
  • General Little League rules apply. 9 players must be available for both teams to begin the game.
  • Games are 6 innings in length. Extra innings will be played to determine winner in the case of a tie after 6 innings. Games shortened by weather will be considered complete if 4 innings (3.5 if home team is ahead) are completed and the score is not tied.
  • Players pitch to opposing batters. Pitches must be counted and all pitchers must abide by the pitch count rules in the LL handbook. Pitcher’s rest between games is determined by # of pitches thrown. Any child who has pitched will not be eligible to play the position of catcher that day.
  • Runners must attempt to avoid contact and slide into all bases except first on a close play. Failure to slide will be recorded as an out. There are NO head first slides into any base, doing so will be recorded as an out. Sliding head first back into a base previously occupied is allowed.
  • No on deck batter is allowed.
  • Players must warm up all field players between innings.
  • Two adults will coach the bases. If a team is understaffed, a player may coach the bases with a batting helmet. Only 1 manager and 2 coaches are allowed in the dugout at any time.
  • Catchers must wear a mask while warming up a pitcher.
  • All players must play in the field for a minimum of two innings per game.
  • Make-up games. If a game is cancelled, the managers of the two teams involved will immediately discuss a make-up date and should be done on the next practice time of the home field if possible. If not, home team manager will communicate with schedule manager for next open slot.
  • Continuous Batting Order will be used. All players bat and lineup does not change throughout the game when defensive substitutions are made.
  • A defensive team will field 9 players.

The above information is for overall general knowledge purpose only; there may be additional phases of the game that will be coached based on individual player talents. Feel free to contact your League Representative if you should have any questions.

Remember, you are responsible for your players and their actions throughout the course of the season. Any concerns should be brought to the attention of the instructional league representative immediately. If you feel your concerns are not met in a timely manner, you may be referred to the league president for further action. Have a great season, and remember “(It’s) not that you won or lost, but how you played the game” {Grantland Rice}.

AA Division

A major league division hosting children ages 9 through 11 years of age. Also played on a standard field, this league features younger players learning the next level of the fundamentals; hitting, fielding, base running and an introduction to pitching. All games are kid pitch in order to prepare players for the next level. Fielding lessons are expanded to include proper cut-offs, specific position skills as well as dealing with specifics such as getting batters caught in a “pickle”.

Rules and Regulations (AA)
  • General Little League rules apply. 9 players must be available for both teams to begin the game.
  • Games are 6 innings in length. Extra innings will be played to determine winner in the case of a tie after 6 innings. Games shortened by weather will be considered complete if 4 innings (3.5 if home team is ahead) are completed and the score is not tied.
  • Players pitch to opposing batters. Pitches must be counted and all pitchers must abide by the pitch count rules in the LL handbook. Pitcher’s rest between games is determined by # of pitches thrown. Any child who has pitched will not be eligible to play the position of catcher that day.
  • Runners must attempt to avoid contact and slide into all bases except first on a close play. Failure to slide will be recorded as an out. There are NO head first slides into any base, doing so will be recorded as an out. Sliding head first back into a base previously occupied is allowed.
  • No on deck batter is allowed.
  • Players must warm up all field players between innings.
  • Two adults will coach the bases. If a team is understaffed, a player may coach the bases with a batting helmet. Only 1 manager and 2 coaches are allowed in the dugout at any time.
  • Catchers must wear a mask while warming up a pitcher.
  • All players must play in the field for a minimum of two innings per game.
  • Make-up games. If a game is cancelled, the managers of the two teams involved will immediately discuss a make-up date and should be done on the next practice time of the home field if possible. If not, home team manager will communicate with schedule manager for next open slot.
  • Continuous Batting Order will be used. All players bat and lineup does not change throughout the game when defensive substitutions are made.
  • A defensive team will field 9 players.

The above information is for overall general knowledge purpose only; there may be additional phases of the game that will be coached based on individual player talents. Feel free to contact your League Representative if you should have any questions.

Remember, you are responsible for your players and their actions throughout the course of the season. Any concerns should be brought to the attention of the instructional league representative immediately. If you feel your concerns are not met in a timely manner, you may be referred to the league president for further action. Have a great season, and remember “(It’s) not that you won or lost, but how you played the game” {Grantland Rice}.

A Division

A minor league division hosting children ages 7 through 10. As with all leagues, this is played on a standard size field but with modified rules to ensure safety and increase the enjoyment for the younger players. This league is a coach pitch league that plays to the standard 3 outs, but with variations such as a 10-run limit per inning to keep players from getting discouraged. Lessons are fundamental in this division, including proper throwing techniques, how to swing a bat, fundamental base running and fielding techniques, and as always having fun.

Rules and Regulations (A)
  • General Little League rules apply, the major difference between the minors and majors are as follows: no stealing, and coach pitch.
  • The visiting team will take the field for warm-ups first, approximately 15 minutes before game time. Once completed, the home team will take the field for warm-ups and remain on the field for the start of the game.
  • 8 players must be available for both teams to begin the game, coaches are not allowed on the field while playing defense, they must remain in the dugout.
  • Games are 6 innings in length. Extra innings will be played to determine winner in the case of a tie after 6 innings. Games shortened by weather will be considered complete if 4 innings (3.5 if home team is ahead) are completed and the score is not tied.
  • An inning is complete after 3 outs or seven runs have scored.
  • Pitching is coach pitch, so no pitching rules apply at this level.
  • One extra base will be granted on an overthrown ball with a maximum of one overthrow per batted ball.
  • Runners must attempt to avoid contact and slide into all bases except first on a close play. Failure to slide will be recorded as an out. There are NO head first slides into any base, doing so will be recorded as an out. Sliding head first back into a base previously occupied is allowed.
  • No on deck batter is allowed.
  • There will be no mercy rule on scoring.
  • Players must warm up all field players between innings.
  • Two adults will coach the bases. If a team is understaffed, a player may coach the bases with a batting helmet. Only 1 manager and 2 coaches are allowed in the dugout at any time.
  • All players must play in the field for a minimum of two innings per game.
  • Make-up games. If a game is cancelled, the managers of the two teams involved will immediately discuss a make-up date and should be done on the next practice time of the home field if possible. If not, home team manager will communicate with schedule manager for next open slot.
  • Continuous Batting Order will be used. All players bat and lineup does not change throughout the game when defensive substitutions are made.
  • A defensive team will field 9 players.

The above information is for overall general knowledge purpose only; there may be additional phases of the game that will be coached based on individual player talents. Feel free to contact your League Representative if you should have any questions.

Remember, you are responsible for your players and their actions throughout the course of the season. Any concerns should be brought to the attention of the instructional league representative immediately. If you feel your concerns are not met in a timely manner, you may be referred to the league president for further action. Have a great season, and remember “(It’s) not that you won or lost, but how you played the game” {Grantland Rice}.

Instructional Division

This division is for children 5 and 6 years of age looking to give baseball a shot.  This level is a step up from “T-Ball” but is still managed more loosely than the other 3 leagues due to the nature of most players this age.  The line between game and practice is blurred in order to afford coaches the opportunity to work on basic baseball education while providing the appearance of a competitive atmosphere.  Players are placed in and taught about fielding positions, base locations and the proper way in which to run them.  Teams are typically kept to 7 or 8 players at this level in order to avoid confusion on both the player and coaches part.  This division is considered coach pitch, but T’s are available to ensure each child gets a chance to make contact with the ball and run the bases.  Scores are not kept, neither are outs… players simply bat through the order before taking the field.  Attention span is the most limiting factor in this division, so don’t be surprised to only sneak in 2-3 innings on most occasions.

Rules and Regulations (Instructional)
  • Hitting: At this level, the most important thing is making contact. Coaches pitch, and may move in as close as necessary to get the kids making contact.
  • Fielding: A basic understanding of the positions, and where to throw the ball, as well as beginning to develop good catching and throwing techniques is what a coach should be looking for. Some kids will pick things up quicker, so don’t expect each player to be pros just yet.
  • Running: You can’t score if you’re not on!
    • Developing basic base running skills and understanding.
    • Sliding into bases is also an important skill to touch on, though mastering takes years.

Have a great season, and remember “(It’s) not that you won or lost, but how you played the game” {Grantland Rice}.