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T-Ball
Age: 4 and 5 Year Olds 
Tee Ball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. In Tee Ball, players learn how to hit a ball off a batting tee, running the bases and learning what the positions on the field are called. In our league's tee-ball program, players hit a ball off a batting tee to learn proper hitting mechanics for the first few games of the season. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. Rosters may be composed of between 7-12 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 7-9 range. Practices are held once per week for one hour, with games on Saturdays. Practice times could start at 5:30, 6. or 6:30pm. We will not know the practice day or time until registration closes and we know how many teams we have and who is coaching.


PeeWee 1
Age: 5 and 6 years old
PeeWee 1 is for boys and girls still learning the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. We use a pitching machine in this division.   In PW1, all players are in the field on defense and all players bat every inning.  No players will strike out or can be put out at base.  Batters will be given 5
pitches and if unable to hit one, the coach will throw ball into field and batter will advance to 1st base.  Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of PW1 are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. Rosters may be composed of between 7-12 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 7-9 range. Practices are held once per week for one hour, with games on Saturdays. We will not know the practice day or time until registration closes and we know how many teams we have and who is coaching.

PeeWee 2 
Age: 6 and 7 years old
PeeWee 2 is a step up from peewee 1 and a little more competitive.  A pitching machine is still used in this division but players can strike out and be put out at base.   Batters will be given 5 pitches, with three swinging strikes.  Players in field will play positions and will be taught to throw runners out.  The primary goals of PW2 are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. score is kept in this league, but no league standings are kept. Rosters may be composed of between 7-12 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 9-11 range. Practices are held once per week for one hour, with games on Saturdays. Midway through the season, an additional game will be added during the week to prepare players/parents for Rookie ball. We will not know the practice day or time until registration closes and we know how many teams we have and who is coaching.

Rookie
Age: 7 and 8 years old
Rookie division is a pitching machine league, with machine set to 40mph.  There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  5 pitches are thrown from machine with three swinging strikes.
Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the spring.  Post- season All-Star selections are also made at this age.
There will be one practice per week, one game during the week and one game on Saturdays.  Player evaluations are held so that fair teams can be drafted. Weekday events may not have the same schedule each week in order for all the teams to play each other, however you will receive a schedule in advance.

AA
This is a kid pitch division for 9 year olds. There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used, so all players on roster will bat. Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the spring.  Post- season All-Star selections are also made at this age.
There will be one practice per week, one game during the week and one game on Saturdays.  Player evaluations are held so that fair teams can be drafted. Weekday events may not have the same schedule each week in order for all the teams to play each other, however you will receive a schedule in advance.
Depending on the number of registrants, we may combine AA and AAA divisions during the fall season.

AAA
Kid pitch league for 10 and 11 year olds. There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used, so all players on roster will bat. Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the spring.  Post- season All-Star selections are also made at this age.
There will be one practice per week, one game during the week and one game on Saturdays.  Player evaluations are held so that fair teams can be drafted. Weekday events may not have the same schedule each week in order for all the teams to play each other, however you will receive a schedule in advance.
Depending on the number of registrants, we may combine AA and AAA divisions during the fall season.

Majors
Kid pitch league for 11 and 12 year olds. There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat. Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the spring.  Post- season All-Star selections are also made at this age.
There will be one practice per week, one game during the week and one game on Saturdays.  Player evaluations are held so that fair teams can be drafted. Weekday events may not have the same schedule each week in order for all the teams to play each other, however you will receive a schedule in advance.

Intermediate ....This division is not offered every season. 
Kid pitch League for 13 year olds.  Base path moves to 70 feet and pitching distance is 50 feet. Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the spring.  Post season All-Star selections are also made at this age.
There will be one practices per week, one game during the week and one game on Saturdays.  Player evaluations are held so that fair teams can be drafted. Weekday events may not have the same schedule each week in order for all the teams to play each other, however you will receive a schedule in advance.



 


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