Levels of Play

Updated Tuesday November 4, 2014 by Mission San Jose Little League.

 

T-Ball

The T-Ball Division is for boys and girls 4 and 5 years old and some 6 year olds who have never played baseball before and are not ready for coach-pitch. In T-Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of T-Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. No live pitching is permitted in this division.

 

Farm

The Farm Division is the next level up from T-Ball. This level is for boys and girls that are 6 and 7 years of age. This level is a coach pitch level and are for younger players with less experience. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

 

Minor American

The Minor American Division is the first of two divisions in the Minors for boys and girls ages 8-10. Tryouts are scheduled for this level of play. This is a player/coach pitch level where the coach only pitches after four balls have been already pitched from the pitcher. Walks or base on balls are not rewarded at this level. Rosters may be composed of between 12 to 15 players. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

 

Minor National

The Minor National Division is the second of the two divisions in the Minors. This division is for boys and girls ages 9-11 who are playing at a more experienced level. This is a player pitch "only" level, and the batter can be rewarded a base on balls (walk) on a four ball count from the pitcher. This level participates in post season tournament play. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

 

Majors

The Majors Division is for boys and girls ages 10-12. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

 

Intermediate (50/70)

The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division is a new division of Little League Baseball in 2013 for players league-age 11-13 with postseason tournament opportunities, including a World Series. This 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).

 

Juniors

The Junior Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

 

Seniors

The Seniors Division is for boys and girls 14-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

 

Big League

The Big League Division is for boys and girls ages 16-18, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

 




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