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Oct, 2023

Divisions Description Guide

You may have questions about the differences between each division, check out our handy guide that will provide answers. 

T-ball Division
 is played on a smaller scale, and instead of a pitcher, a stationary tee (hence the name "T-ball") is used to place the ball for the batter to hit. This format is intended to introduce young kids to the basic concepts of baseball, such as hitting, running the bases, and fielding, in a fun and non-competitive environment. T-ball is a popular starting point for children who may later progress to more traditional baseball or softball leagues as they grow and develop their skills. It focuses on building a love for the game and providing a gentle introduction to the sport.
Bantam Player Pitch Division has coaches pitch the ball to young players for most of the season instead of the players pitching to each other. This format is often used to bridge the gap between T-ball (where the ball is stationary on a tee) and player-pitch baseball. In this division, young players, usually between the ages of 6 to 8, are introduced to the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and base running. Coaches are responsible for delivering consistent and controlled pitches to ensure that players have the opportunity to hit the ball and make plays in the field. This format allows for a gradual transition from the simplified T-ball level to the more advanced player-pitch levels of the sport, where young athletes will eventually throw pitches to each other.
Minor Player Pitch Division is an introductory level of youth baseball where young players learn the fundamentals of the sport and begin to develop their skills as both pitchers and batters. In this league, the emphasis is on player development, with kids typically ranging in age from 7 to 11. It is often seen as a transitional stage between T-Ball and more competitive youth leagues. In this setting, players are gradually introduced to the concept of pitching, allowing them to take the mound and pitch to their peers, which fosters an early appreciation for the strategic aspects of the game. This level of play also helps instill sportsmanship, teamwork, and a love for the game in young athletes as they gain a deeper understanding of the sport's rules and dynamics. 
Major Division is a more advanced and competitive stage of youth baseball. Typically, it includes players aged 10 to 12 years old. In this division, young athletes have honed their fundamental skills and gained more experience, making for a more competitive and exciting brand of baseball. The Major division places a strong emphasis on player development, teamwork, and sportsmanship, while also introducing more complex aspects of the game. It is often considered a critical stepping stone before players transition into higher-level youth baseball leagues. The division provides young athletes with opportunities to showcase their talent, compete at a higher level, and continue to build a deep passion for the sport as they progress in their baseball journey. 
Intermediate (50/70) Division is an intermediate level of play designed to bridge the gap between the traditional Little League dimensions and the larger, more advanced fields seen in Junior and Senior divisions. In this division, the "50/70" refers to the field dimensions, with a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths, which are larger than the traditional Little League dimensions. This division is typically for players aged 13 to 14 years old and provides a unique experience that prepares them for the increased challenges of full-size baseball fields. With the extended base paths and pitching distance, players develop their skills, including pitching, fielding, and base running, in a way that mirrors regulation baseball more closely. The Intermediate (50/70) division helps players transition to the larger fields used in high school and higher-level youth leagues, ensuring they are well-prepared for future competition. 
Junior Division represents a more advanced and competitive level of youth baseball within the Little League organization. It is typically designed for players aged 14 to 16, serving as an important stepping stone before they transition to high school baseball. In this division, the field dimensions and rules closely resemble those of high school and more advanced youth baseball leagues. Junior Little League Baseball places a strong emphasis on further player development, teamwork, and sportsmanship while introducing more complex elements of the game. Players refine their skills in pitching, hitting, fielding, and base running in a competitive environment. This division provides an excellent opportunity for young athletes to compete at a higher level and prepare for the increased challenges they will face in high school and beyond. 

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