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Levels of Play

Current Divisions

T-Ball
Farm
AA
AAA
Majors
Juniors

The appropriate level-of-play for a child is not determined strictly or solely by the player's age, although age is one factor that parents and managers use to help ascertain the correct level for that child.  In the level-of-play descriptions, below, we provide guidelines for the skill levels and ages of children who may play at each of the levels.  All of LGLL's age guidelines are consistent with those suggested by the international Little League organization.

You can click here to check your child's Little League Age based on their birthdate 

Based on with these guidelines, feedback from Player Evaluation Sessions, and evaluations from prior year's coaches, players are placed in divisions that best fit their age and ability level. Player Evaluation days are mandatory for Minors and Majors players. These evaluations are essential for determining appropriate levels and forming equitable teams. T-ball & Farm players do not participate in Evaluations. Generally, teams are formed in late January/early February after our Player Evaluation day(s).

T-BALL DIVISION (4 - 6 YEAR-OLDS)

T-ball is open to all league age 4, 5, and 6-year-old players. In T-Ball, players begin by hitting off a batting tee but may progress to hitting coach-pitch as the season advances.  The primary goals of T-ball are to have fun, to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball, and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. 

  • No previous skills or experience are required.
  • The T-Ball Vice President forms teams with the purpose of ensuring an enjoyable experience for players, parents and coaches.  The VP will consider criteria such as coach or teammate requests and the school attended by the player, although we cannot guarantee we will be able to honor all requests.
  • T-Ball games last a maximum of 3 innings  or 60 minutes.  Each inning, every player bats (either off of a batting tee or a coach's pitching), using a semi-cushioned T-ball, and plays in the field.  Players rotate positions in the infield/outfield.  No scores are kept.
  • Teams will typically have one weekday practice and one weekend game each week.  The season, which begins in early March, wraps up at the end of May, includes approximately 10 games.  (Schedules are subject to change rapidly due to rain out conditions).

FARM (7 & 8 YEAR-OLDS)

Many of the players in Farm will be 7 and 8 years old although, 6 year olds with T-Ball experience may enroll.  In Farm, coaches reinforce the fundamental skills: batting, throwing, catching, and base running, in a game environment.  Players improve their understanding of how to play the game of baseball.  They learn more about base running, defensive situations, and rules-of-play.

  • Players who register for Farm have learned basic skills (batting stance and grip, throwing motion, fielding stance) and should be familiar with the rules-of-play.  Players should be able to make semi-accurate throws and play catch with each other. 
  • The Farm VP works with Farm coaches and teams with the purpose of ensuring an enjoyable experience for players.  The VP and coaches will use information such as players' schools and coach or teammate requests when forming teams.  We cannot guarantee we will be able to honor all requests.
  • Farm games last a maximum of six innings or about 90 minutes.  Farm players get 6 pitches from a coach. Strike outs and put-outs are enforced. Players who haven't hit the ball after their sixth pitch are considered "out." Players who are "put-out" in the field return to the dug out.
  • Players rotate through infield and outfield positions, although coaches may consider safety in assigning positions.  Every player should play a minimum of 2 innings on the infield. Ten defensive players take the field during each half-inning.  Players share equal playing time and will sit out innings. Catchers can be positioned behind home plate and catch "live" pitches. Scores are kept.
  • Teams will typically have one practice, one weekday game, and one weekend game each week during the season which begins in early March and ends in late-May or early June. (Schedules are subject to change rapidly due to rain out conditions) ALL games are played at the River Glen Park Farm Field. Teams participate in a end-of-year tournament at the conclusion of the regular season.
  • CLICK HERE for more detailed Farm rules.

MINORS DIVISION (9 TO 11-YEAR-OLDS)

The goal of the Little League Minors divisions is to prepare children for eventual selection onto a Majors Division team.  LGLL has established two levels-of-play within the Minors Division.  Most of the players will be between 9 and 11 years old.

AA (9 & 10 YEAR-OLDS)

AA is a combination of "kid pitch" and "coach pitch." Since AA teams will be drafted by coaches, all kids must attend the Player Evaluation Sessions. In AA, coaches emphasize the advancement of players’ baseball skills. Players are taught to apply those skills and make their own decisions in live game situations.  AA introduces live pitching from the players.  AA is meant to prepare players for their introduction to competitive baseball in AAA. 

  • Players entering AA should be able to demonstrate the following skills:  the ability to hit a baseball pitched on a flat line (not lobbed), the ability to catch and throw a ball on a flat line, and knowledge of all field positions and base locations.  Players should not be afraid to catch a baseball or to have a ball pitched at them.  Most children play in AA for one year prior to entering AAA.
  • Managers will draft AA teams using information from the Player Evaluation Session and the evaluations from prior year coaches.
  • Youth umpires are used in AA games.  Official game scores are kept and team standings tracked. Each team needs to have an official score keeper. Teams participate in a end-of-year tournament at the conclusion of the regular season.
  • Teams will typically have one practice, one weekday game, and one weekend game each week during the season which begins in March and ends in early-June. (Game times are subject to change due to rain out conditions).
  • CLICK HERE for more detailed AA rules.

AAA (10 & 11 YEAR-OLDS)

Players are introduced to more competitive play in AAA.  Coaches continue to emphasize the development and use of good baseball mechanics for throwing, catching, fielding, and batting.  Players also develop an increased understanding of how to play in different game situations.  AAA provides a “real” Little League baseball experience and prepares players for the higher level of competitive play in Majors.  Most of the players in AAA will be 10 or 11-years-old.  Since AAA teams will be drafted by coaches, all kids must attend the Player Evaluation Sessions. Little League rules mandate that 12-year-olds may only play in AAA with specific District approval.

  • Players entering AAA should have command of the basic skills of baseball (fielding, catching, throwing, batting and base running).  Players should also understand appropriate actions in game situations, such as when and where to make put-outs, how to steal bases, how to tag-up on fly balls, and how to execute cut-offs. 
  • Teams are drafted (selected) by the AAA coaches using information from Player Evaluation Sessions and evaluations from prior year coaches. 
  • Games last a maximum of six innings or around 2 hours. 
  • AAA utilizes youth and adult umpires.  Official game scores are kept and standings are tracked.  Teams participate in a end-of-year tournament at the conclusion of the regular season.
  • Teams typically have two games and one practice each week during the season which begins in early to mid-February and ends in early-June. (Schedules are subject to change rapidly due to rain out conditions).
  • CLICK HERE for more detailed AAA rules.

MAJORS DIVISION (11 & 12 YEAR-OLDS)

At the Majors level, Managers increase the instructional focus on baseball strategies and tactics while continuing to reinforce the fundamental skills.  Majors is the most competitive level of baseball in LGLL and teams are drafted by Managers using information from Player Evaluation Sessions.  Most players in Majors will be 12 and 11-years-old. 10 year-olds who attend the Player Evaluation Session and evaluate high enough, may also be drafted onto a Majors team. Little League rules mandate that 12-year-olds play in Majors unless they receive specific District approval to play in AAA.

  • Players entering Majors have demonstrated command of the basic skills of baseball (fielding, catching, throwing, batting and base running). They also understand appropriate actions in game situations, such as when and where to make put-outs, how to steal bases, how to tag-up on fly balls, and how to execute cut-offs. 
  • Players compete for positions and playing time, although every child in Majors plays a minimum number of defensive innings and gets one at-bat each game. 
  • Games last a maximum of 6 innings or about 2 hours.
  • Experienced adult umpires officiate at Majors games.  In each game, the home team must supply an official scorekeeper.  Season standings are tracked and regular-season champions are recognized.  Majors teams participate in a end-of-year tournament at the conclusion of the regular season.
  • Teams begin practicing several times per week in late January/early February.  During the season, which lasts from early March through early-June, teams may continue to practice two or more times per week and will play two games each week. (Schedules are subject to change rapidly due to rain out conditions)  Games are played at River Glen Park and occasionally at neighboring Little Leagues.
  • CLICK HERE for more detailed Majors rules.

JUNIORS (13-14 YEAR-OLDS)

The Junior baseball level is a program for players ages 13-14. Juniors is considered more advanced and difficult than younger Little League divisions due to more advanced rules, including the ability to lead-off and steal as the pitcher breaks, along with longer base paths and greater pitching distance (90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches). 

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