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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

FARM

COACH PITCH

MINORS

Majors 

Little League Age

4-6

6-7

8-11

9-12

Restrictions

     

9 with 1 year minors

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

3

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

Single A

Double A 

Triple A

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

11 with 1 year majors

 

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