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Little League Divisions of Play

 

Little League® encompasses divisions of play for boys and girls 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.

 

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Baseball Divisions by Age

·         Players who are league age 4-5 are eligible to be selected to a Tee Ball Division 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 Division (coach pitch or machine pitch) team.

·         Players who are league age 7-10 are eligible to be selected to a Minor Division team (player pitch) for the regular season. 

·         Players who are league age 11-12 are eligible to be selected to a Major Division team for the regular season. 

·         Players who are league age 12-13 are eligible to be selected to an Intermediate (50/70) Division team for the regular season. 

·         Players who are league age 13-14 are eligible to be selected to a Junior League Division team for the regular season. 

 

Softball Divisions by Age

 

·         Players who are league age 7-11 are eligible to be selected to a Minor 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 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 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 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.

 

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.

 

Updated 10/2019