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Spring Baseball Leagues

The information on this page represents the current plan for Spring 2017 Baseball leagues. These are subject to change and may be adjusted or modified per season. This information should help you understand which leagues your children will or can play in.

Baseball is open to boys and girls from pre-k to 16 years old.

If you are looking specifically for information about Travel Baseball, see here.

If you are looking for information on Challenger Baseball (for kids with special needs), please go here.

Age Qualifications

Kids who are in Pre-K through 3rd grade can play in leagues that are organized by grade: These are teeball (pre-k and k) and instructional leagues (1st-3rd grade).

Once a child's "Little League age" is 9 years old, they are eligible to play in kid-pitch competitive leagues. Little League International is in the midst of a transition to a new age determination date. Following is a table that shows how age will be determined in 2017, by birth year and month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2003 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
2004 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
2005 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
2006 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10
2007 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9
2008 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8
2009 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7
2010 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6
 

The cells in red font highlight the transition to the new age determination dates. For instance, any child who turns 9 or 10 by 8/31/2017 will be considered a "9 year old" or "10 year old", respectively. And so on in each subsequent year until the phase-in is complete.

For more information about age determination, please see the Little League site.

The Leagues

League Description Qualifications Team Formation
Tee Ball Baseball Hit from tee. Non-competitive. 10 games. One practice per week. No playoffs. No intertown.

Pre-K and K, and at least 4 years old as of 11/30/2016. No evaluations. School/Neighborhood. 7-8 players per team. There may be separate leagues for pre-k and k.
Instructional Coach Pitch Baseball Coach pitch (with tee as backup). Non-competitive. 10 games. One practice per week. No playoffs. No intertown.

1st graders. Some 2nd graders by exception. No evaluations. School/Neighborhood. 9-11 players per team.
Instructional Machine Pitch Baseball Machine pitch from regulation distance (46'). Non-competitive. 10 games. One practice per week. No playoffs. No intertown.

Mostly 2nd graders. Some 3rd graders. No evaluations.

Note: If you will be 9+ this year, you may instead be able to play at the next level up (see below).
School/Neighborhood. 11-12 players per team.
Single A Baseball

Player pitch with coach as backup (to avoid excessive walks). Slightly competitive. 46/60 field. 12 games plus playoffs. 1-2 practices per week.

Spring league players at this level are eligible to play LL sponsored tournaments in July.

Mostly 9 year olds. Some 10 year olds. Evaluations required.

Note that Travel Baseball is also an option for this age group.
Balanced by the GM. ~12 players per team.
Minors Baseball

Player pitch. Moderately competitive. 46/60 field. 12 games plus playoffs. 1-2 practices per week.

Spring league players at this level are eligible to play LL sponsored tournaments in July.

Mostly 10 and 11 year olds. Some 9 year olds. Evaluations required. 10-11 year olds automatically qualify. 9 year olds must demonstrate adequate skill, else be placed into Single A.

Note that Travel Baseball is also an option for this age group.
Draft. ~12 players per team.
Majors Baseball

Player pitch. Highly competitive. 46/60 field. 13 games plus playoffs. 1-2 practices per week.

This is the level of the LL Williamsport World Series. Spring league payers at this level are eligible to play in the summer LL tournaments in July.

Mostly 11 and 12 year olds. Some 10 year olds. Evaluations required. 12 year olds automatically qualify. 10 year olds must demonstrate exceptional skill to be drafted. Players not drafted into Majors will play Minors.

You can also play Intermediate in addition to Majors if you are at least 11.

Note that Travel Baseball is also an option for this age group.

Draft. ~12 players per team.
Intermediate 50/70 Baseball Player pitch. Intertown. Moderately to highly competitive. Bigger field than Majors: 50' pitching mound, 70' base paths. Stealing on any pitch. Live ball on dropped third strikes. Head first sliding allowed. A good transition between the small field (46/60) and the big field (60/90).

This is an official Little League division. Summer (July) tournament play may be a possibility.

This league is designed to co-exist with Modified, with more games after Memorial Day. There are 12 games plus playoffs. 1-2 practices per week.

11-13 years old. Evaluations required.

You can also play Majors in addition to Intermediate if you are less than 13 years old. If you are 13, you can also play Juniors.

Note that Travel Baseball is also an option for this age group.

Draft and/or balanced by GM. 12-14 players per team.
Juniors 60/90 Baseball Player pitch. Full size field (60/90). Moderately competitive.

This league is designed to co-exist with Modified, with more games after Memorial Day. There are 12 games plus playoffs. 1-2 practices per week. Games are intertown.

13-14 years old. Evaluations are required for players new to this league. Draft.
Seniors 60/90 Baseball Player pitch. Moderately to highly competitive. 12 games plus playoffs. 1-2 practices per week. Games are intertown.

15-16 years old. No evaluations. Balanced by GM.
Travel Baseball Highly competitive player pitch travel teams. Teams may be formed at the following age groups: 13s, 12U, 11U, 10U, 9U, and 8s. League structures are subject to change, based on decisions made by District 4 (Monroe County) Little League.

10 games. 1-2 practices per week, starting indoors in January; then 1/week during season. Post-season tournament play is TBD. All games are intertown. Half of games are in Pittsford. Other half are in Monroe County (and Victor).

12U and 13 year old league play on 50/70. Others play on traditional 46/60.

More info about Travel Baseball can be found here.

8-13 years old. Try-outs are required. 12 and under must also play in spring house league. Draft. There will be cuts if more players try-out than there are slots available. 12 players per team. There may also be designated alternates.