ee Ball Baseball Ages 4-6
The goals of this program are to introduce the kids to the fundamentals of baseball or softball, provide an encouraging environment, and leave the kids with a positive, memorable experience. There will be separate leagues for baseball and softball.
Your child will participate in a structured program teaching the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, base running and fielding through practices as well as through controlled games to promote the development of their skills. Introducing the children to baseball and softball fundamentals is the primary goal of the program. It is expected that tee ball sessions will be scheduled twice a week beginning in April and ending in early June.
Single A Baseball Ages 6-7
The goals of this program are to build on the fundamentals of baseball, provide an encouraging environment, and leave the kids with a positive, memorable experience. This is a COACH PITCH league and only available to 6 year olds that have completed at least one year of Tee Ball or any 7 year old.
Your child will participate in a structured program teaching the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, base running and fielding through practices as well as through controlled games to promote the development of their skills. Introducing the children to baseball fundamentals is the primary goal of the program. It is expected that Single A sessions will be scheduled twice a week beginning in April and ending in early June.
Double A Baseball Ages 7-8
The primary goal of AA (Double A) is continued teaching of baseball fundamentals and developing your child's baseball skills. We want this time to be an exciting, rewarding and memorable experience, which will prepare your child for baseball at a higher, competitive level. It is not required that players have previously played in tee ball or Single A in order to participate at this level. Players will split their time between practices where they will learn the game through drills, and slightly competitive, controlled games. There are playing rules in place to move the game and promote the development of player skills. The format of the program is combined kid pitch/coach pitch.
Triple A Baseball Ages 8-11
Players at this level consist of: (1) 8 year olds who try out for the Minor League and are drafted onto a Minor league team and (2) 9 through 11 year olds that either choose not to play in the Major League or try out for the Major League and are not drafted onto a Major League team. Any 8 year old wishing to try out must have played one year of Double A. Triple A is an instructional, yet competitive program where coaches are encouraged to rotate players through various positions and prepare players to move to the Major League. Controlled games are played using primarily Major League rules, although there are exceptions including limitations on stealing and runs per inning to move the game along and to begin to develop an understanding of baseball strategy. This league stresses the teaching of baseball fundamentals and sportsmanship, as well as the overall development and refinement of proper baseball skills and techniques. Players will be assigned/drafted to teams in a manner that provides for balanced, competitive teams.
Majors Baseball - Ages 9 -12
The Major League is a competitive program that focuses on developing a more advanced understanding of baseball strategy as well as refinement of skills. Players between the Little League ages of 9 through 12 years old can try out for the Major League. Any 9 year old wishing to try out for baseball must have played one year of Competitive Minors. According to Little League International, there is a minimum allowable playing time rule - 6 consecutive defensive outs and one at bat per game.
Player's knowledge and experience will grow with the regular game schedule, post season playoffs, and an extensive practice schedule. Players are selected for Majors through a try out process. All 11 & 12 year olds will play in Majors unless their family asks otherwise. Players previously selected for a Major league team do not need to tryout.
Practices: Usually 2 per week beginning late March
Games: approximately 16 total regular season games, usually 2 per week from April to early June.
Players registered in Majors may register in 50/70 as well.
Intermediate Baseball 50/70 ages 11-13
Utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths and many of the Junior League rules such as runners being permitted to lead off bases, runners may attempt to steal at any time, and allowing an on-deck batter. The division offers a transition for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths).
Players registered in 50/70 may register in the Majors division as well.
Juniors/Seniors Baseball Ages 12-17
The Junior/Seniors League Baseball Division is a program ages 12-17, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.
Teams may compete in and out of District play or compete in the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life League.