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Little League Divisions of Play

Divisions of Play

 
Little League® encompasses divisions of play for boys and girls ages 4-to-16 in baseball and softball. In many cases, the local league’s Little League Board of Directors reserves the option to determine the age ranges for the divisions it chooses to charter within in the current rules, regulations, and policies set forth by Little League International. Select the respective division of interest for more detailed information.
 
 

Baseball Divisions by Age

 

·         Players who are league age 4-7 are eligible to be selected to a Tee Ball team.

·         Players who are league age 5-6 that have participated for one regular season in the Tee Ball Division are eligible to be selected to a Minor League Division (coach pitch or machine pitch) team.

·         Players who are league age 7-12 are eligible to be selected to a Minor League Division team (player pitch, coach pitch, or machine pitch) for the regular season. The local league board of directors may decide the age-cutoffs within this age grouping.

·         Players who are league age 9-12 are eligible to be selected to a Little League (“Major”) Division team for the regular season. The local league board of directors may restrict this division to players who are league age 10-12 or 11-12.

·         Players who are league age 11-13 are eligible to be selected to an Intermediate (50/70) Division team for the regular season. The local league board of directors may decide to have a different age-cutoff for this division, provided it is within the grouping noted. For example, the Intermediate Division in a local Little League could be limited to players who are league age 12-13.

·         Players who are league age 12-14 are eligible to be selected to a Junior League Division team for the regular season. The local league board of directors may decide to have a different age-cutoff for this division, provided it is within the grouping noted. For example, the Junior Division in a local Little League could be limited to players who are league age 13-14.

·         Players who are league age 13-16 are eligible to be selected to a Senior League Division team for the regular season. The local league board of directors may decide to have a different age-cutoff for this division, provided it is within the grouping noted. For example, the Senior Division in a local Little League could be limited to players who are league age 15-16.

Those who are not included among the league ages listed above are not eligible for any baseball division in Little League for the current season.

 

Softball Divisions by Age

 

·         Players who are league age 4-7 are eligible to be selected to a Tee Ball team.

·         Players who are league age 5-6 that have participated for one regular season in the Tee Ball Division are eligible to be selected to a Minor League Division (coach pitch or machine pitch) team.

·         Players who are league age 7-12 are eligible to be selected to a Minor League Division team (player pitch, coach pitch, or machine pitch) for the regular season. The local league board of directors may decide the age-cutoffs within this age grouping.

·         Players who are league age 9-12 are eligible to be selected to a Little League (“Major”) Division team for the regular season. The local league board of directors may restrict this division to players who are league age 10-12 or 11-12.

·         Players who are league age 12-14 are eligible to be selected to a Junior League Division team for the regular season. The local league board of directors may decide to have a different age-cutoff for this division, provided it is within the grouping noted. For example, the Junior Division in a local Little League could be limited to players who are league age 13-14.

·         Players who are league age 13-16 are eligible to be selected to a Senior League Division team for the regular season. The local league board of directors (or district administrator, if the program is operated by the district) may decide to have a different age-cutoff for this division, provided it is within the grouping noted. For example, the Senior Division in a local Little League could be limited to players who are league age 15-16.

Those who are not included among the league ages listed above are not eligible for any softball division in Little League for the current season.

 

Challenger Divisions by Age

 

The local league will establish the age structure and levels of play for the Little League Challenger Division based upon the ages and abilities of the participants.

 

·         Players who are league age 4-18 are eligible to be selected to a Little League Challenger Division team. If a player is still in school and the league is not operating a Senior League Challenger Division, a local league may allow players up to age 22.

·         Players who are league age 15-above, and who have aged out of the Little League Challenger Division are eligible to be selected to a Senior League Challenger Division team.

 

Updated 7/2019