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Spring Baseball Leagues

The information on this page represents the current plan for Spring 2018 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 2nd grade can play in leagues that are organized by grade: These are teeball (pre-k and k), instructional coach pitch (1st grade) and intructional machine pitch (2nd 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. The following table shows how age will be determined in 2018, by birth year and month.

Age Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013
5 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012
6 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011
7 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010
8 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009
9 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008
10 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007
11 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006
12 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005
12         2005 2005 2005 2005        
13 2005 2005 2005 2005         2004 2004 2004 2004
14 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003
15 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002
16 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001
 

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 11/30/2017. 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.
Draft and balanced by GM. ~12 players per team.
Minors (AA and AAA) 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.