Levels of Play

What age will my child be considered by Little League?  Click on the Age Chart or Little League Age Calculator below to determine your child's age according to Little League.  If you would like to have your child play at a lower level or higher level then their age recommends, indicate so by answer that question during registration.

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Level's of Play offered by SMYBA

Tee Ball (ages 4-6)
Tee Ball Baseball is for boys and girls 4-6 years old who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding.

In Tee 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 Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Minors A (Coach Pitch) (ages 6/7)
A natural extension of the Tee ball program with the tee removed.

The coaches pitch to the players and learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, hitting and throwing.

The primary goals of Minors A is to continue to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork at a slightly more advanced level than T Ball.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Minors AA (Kid Pitch) (7/8)
Players control all aspects of the game and it looks much more like a real game of baseball. The fundamentals of fielding, catching, hitting and throwing are reinforced and the players learn to take appropriate action based on the game situation.  Often this division is created as a "hybrid" where players will pitch until they throw 4 balls to a batter before the batter hits the ball or strikes out.  If this happens, rather then the player drawing a walk as in typical baseball rules, a coach will step in to pitch to the batter, giving the batter an opportunity to hit the ball and reach base.  Players in this division are eligible to participate in the District 14 Clarence Boyd All Star Tournament at the end of the season.  A selection process will take place depending on the number of interested players.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Minors AAA (9/10)
Players control all aspects of the game and continue to increase skills. Players pitch to each other, steal bases, and bunt. Players prepare for eventual selection to a major team division while having an opportunity to experience tournament play ending with a World Series Tournament.

Majors (11/12)
The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for boys and girls ages 11&12.

The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 10-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Intermediate (12/13)
The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division was introduced in January, 2010, as a pilot program for 12- and 13-year-olds which utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths .  The division, which was new division of Little League Baseball in 2013 for players league-age 11-13 with postseason tournament opportunities, including a World Series, 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).

Many of the Junior League rules are used such as runners being permitted to lead off bases, runners may attempt to steal at any time, and allowing an on-deck batter.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

Juniors (13/14)
The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 12-14, 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.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

 

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