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What is League Age?
 

Baseball - Little League International has changed how baseball's league age determination date is calculated.

Please click below for the new League Age Determination Date announcement:

Update to the Implementation of Little League Baseball Age Determination Date

 

Baseball - 2018 Season

League Age Fee Birth Date Range Eligible Divisions
4 - 6 $75 Sept. 1, 2011 - Aug. 31, 2013 Tee Ball
6 - 7 $100 Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2012 A (Coach Pitch)
7 - 8 $100 Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2011 AA
8 - 11 $125 Sept. 1, 2006 - Aug. 31, 2010 AAA
9 - 12 $140 May 1, 2005 - Aug. 31, 2009 Majors
11 - 13 $140 Sept. 1, 2004 - Aug. 31, 2007 Intermediate 50/70
12 - 14 $150 Sept. 1, 2003 - May 1, 2005 Juniors

 

Softball - December 31st of the previous year in question.

For the 2018 season, if the child is 12 before Dec. 31st, 2017 then they are League Age 12.

Softball - 2018 Season

League Age Fee Birth Date Range Eligible Divisions
4 - 6 $75 Jan. 1, 11 - Dec. 31, 13 Tee Ball
6 - 7 $100 Jan. 1, 10 - Dec. 31, 11 Farm (Coach Pitch)
8 - 11 $125 Jan. 1, 06 - Dec. 31, 09 Minors
9 - 12 $140 Jan. 1, 05 - Dec. 31, 08 Majors
 
 
 
 
CLL PLAYER PROGRESSION CHART - Softball
         
  Tee Ball A AAA  Majors 
Little League Age 4-6 6-7 8-11 9-12
Restrictions       9 with 1 year AAA
Pre Game 15 Minutes 20 Minutes 30 Minutes 45 Minutes
Time - Game 1 hour or 4 innings 1 hour or 4 innings 1.5 hours or 5 inn 6 inn
On Field Coaching Yes Yes Yes No
Infield 4 4 4 4
Outfield 4 4 4 4
Catcher No Yes Yes Yes
Pitcher fielding fielding Yes Yes
Tee Yes - no exceptions As needed No No
Coach Pitch No Yes After Kid Pitch No
Kid Pitch No No Yes until 4 pitched balls or 3 strikes Yes
Bat around inning Yes Yes No No
3 outs clear bases No No Yes Yes
K’s (strikeouts) No No Yes Yes
BB’s (walks) No No No Yes
Runner advancement Base to Base Can advance 2 bases Can advance 2 bases Regular
Last batter Touches all 4 bases End with hit or out 5 run max No run limit
but mercy rule
Leading, Stealing No No Stealing Stealing
Tagging Up No No Yes Yes
Playoffs No No No Yes
GOALS HAVE FUN! HAVE FUN! HAVE FUN! HAVE FUN!
  Team Mate Team Mate Team Mate Team Mate
  Sportsmanship Sportsmanship Sportsmanship Sportsmanship
  Field Layout Field Layout Positions Positions
  Positions Positions Base Running Base Running
  Base Running Base Running Throwing Throwing
  Throwing Throwing Hitting Hitting
  Hitting Hitting    
  Defense: force out, tag out, fly out Defense: force out, tag out, fly out Defense: fly-out, tag out, force out, cut-offs, backing up, steal defense. Defense: fly-out, tag out, force out, cut-offs, backing up, steal defense.
  Basic Rules Basic Rules Advanced Rules Advanced Rules
    Introduce Coach Pitch Develop as many pitchers as possible during practice and games Develop as many pitchers as possible during practice and games
      Hitting from kid pitch & coach pitch Advanced hitting 
      Develop strategy Develop strategy
      Stealing bases Stealing bases

 

 

CLL PLAYER PROGRESSION CHART - Baseball    

 

Tee Ball

A

AA 

AAA 

Majors 

Intermediate 50/70

Juniors

Little League Age

4-6

6-7

7-8

8-11

9-12

11-13

12-14

Restrictions

 

1 year tee ball

 

8 with 1 year AA
12 with waiver

9 with 1 Year AAA

 

 

Pre Game

15 Minutes

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

45 Minutes

45 Minutes

Time - Game

1 hour or 4 innings

1 hour or 4 innings

2 hrs (3 inn)

5 inn or 2 hours
no inning started after 1 1/2 hour

6 inning

7 inning

7 inning

On Field Coaching

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Infield

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Outfield

4

4

4

3

3

3

3

Catcher

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pitcher

fielding

fielding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tee

Yes - no exceptions

As needed

As needed

No

No

No

No

Coach Pitch

No

Yes

After Kid Pitch

No

No

No

No

Kid Pitch

No

No

Yes until 4 pitched balls or 3 strikes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bat around inning

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

3 outs clear bases

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

K’s (strikeouts)

No

No

Yes at coaches discretion

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

BB’s (walks)

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Runner advancement

Base to Base

Can advance 2 bases

Can advance 2 bases

Regular

Regular

Regular

Regular

Last batter

Touches all 4 bases

End with hit or out

End with hit or out

5 run max

No run limit
but mercy rule

No run limit
but mercy rule

No run limit
but mercy rule

Leading, Stealing

No

No

Stealing 3rd base for
1/2 of season

Stealing

Stealing

Stealing & Leading

Stealing & Leading

Tagging Up

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bunting

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keep Score

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Playoffs

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Tournament

GOALS

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

 

Team Mate

Team Mate

Team Mate

Team Mate

Team Mate

Team Mate

Team Mate

 

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

 

Field Layout

Field Layout

Field Layout

Positions

Positions

Positions

Positions

 

Positions

Positions

Positions

Base Running

Base Running

Base Running

Base Running

 

Base Running

Base Running

Base Running

Throwing

Throwing

Throwing

Throwing

 

Throwing

Throwing

Throwing

Hitting

Hitting

Hitting

Hitting

 

Hitting

Hitting

Hitting

 

 

 

 

 

Defense: force out, tag out, fly out

Defense: force out, tag out, fly out

Defense: force out, tag out, fly out, cut-offs, backing up

Defense: fly-out, tag out, force out, cut-offs, backing up, steal defense.

Defense: fly-out, tag out, force out, cut-offs, backing up, steal defense.

Defense: fly-out, tag out, force out, cut-offs, backing up, steal defense.

Defense: fly-out, tag out, force out, cut-offs, backing up, steal defense.

 

Basic Rules

Basic Rules

Intermediate Rules

Advanced Rules

Advanced Rules

Advanced Rules & Strategy

Advanced Rules & Strategy

 

 

 

 

Develop Catchers

Develop Catchers

Develop Catchers

Develop Catchers

 

 

Introduce Coach Pitch

Introduce Pitching

Develop as many pitchers as possible during practice and games

Develop as many pitchers as possible during practice and games

Develop as many pitchers as possible during practice and games

Refine pitchers  during practice and games

 

 

 

Hitting off kid pitch

Hitting from only kid pitch

Advanced hitting 

Advanced hitting 

Advanced hitting strategey

 

 

 

Introduce strategy

Develop strategy

Develop strategy

Develop  Game strategy

Develop Game strategy

 

 

 

 

Stealing bases

Stealing bases

Stealing bases

Stealing bases

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longer base paths

Longest base path

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longer pitching distance

Longest pitching distance