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Softball Divisions Of Play


Tee Ball Softball Division:

Tee Ball Softball is for girls 4-6 years olds who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. In Tee Ball Softball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching and should focus on fun, fitness, and fundamentals. The primary goals of Tee Ball Softball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of softball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. There is no minimum or maximum composition for Tee Ball rosters, but we conduct smaller roster sizes to help keep all players engaged. No live pitching is permitted in this division. Generally, the diamond used is a 60-foot diamond, but the league has the option to use a 50-foot diamond. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.

Little League - Tee Ball Softball Division


Farm Softball Division:

Farm Softball Division is for participants 7 to 8 years old and can is operated as “coach pitch” (first half of season) and “player pitch” (second half of season). By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball is eligible for the Farm Softball Division. Some of the 9-year-olds could “play down” in the coach pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could “play up.” This is entirely the choice of the local league board of directors. There is no minimum or maximum composition for rosters, but most leagues have rosters in the 8-12 range. The diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.



Minor Softball Division:

Minor League Softball is for participants 9-11 years old. There is no minimum or maximum composition for rosters, but most teams have rosters in the 10-12 range. Minor League Softball may only use nine players on defense. The diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.



Major Softball Division:

The Little League Softball® division (sometimes known as the Major Division) is for players ages 9-12. A local league may choose to limit its Major Division to 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds, or 11-12-year-olds. The field uses a 60-foot diamond and a 40 foot pitching distance. A local league may dual-roster 12-year-olds, assessed capable, to a Major and a Junior division softball teams. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 10-to-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Girls Little League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals, and housing) are paid by Little League International. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.

IMPORTANT: A local league must only have ONE Major Division. For instance, if the local league has all 11-12 year olds in the Majors, and all 9-10s in another division, then the 9-10s MUST be chartered an play a Minor Division.



Junior Softball Division:

The Junior League Softball division is a program for players ages 12-14, and uses a conventional 60-foot diamond with a 43 foot pitching distance. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Girls Senior League Softball Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals, and housing) are paid by Little League International.



Senior Softball Division:

The Senior League Softball Division is for girls 13-16 years old, using a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 43 feet. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 13-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League Softball divisions), and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Baseball Divisions Of Play


Tee Ball Baseball Division:

League age 4-6. The Tee-Ball division is non-competitive, instructional baseball and should be viewed as such by managers, coaches, parents, and fans. The emphasis should be on having fun and skill development for all players. Score and standings are not kept and there are no playoffs. This Division is comprised mainly of children that are league age four and five. There will be some league age six playing down.

Little League - Tee Ball Baseball Division



Farm Baseball Division:

League age 6-8. The Farm Division is instructional baseball and should be viewed as such by managers, coaches, parents, and fans. The playing rules for the Farm Division conform to the 2019 “Official Regulation and Playing Rules” for Minor League Baseball with some modifications or additions as documented in the La Sierra LL Local Rules. The emphasis should be on skill development for all players.  This Division is comprised mainly of children that are league age seven and eight. There will be some league age six playing up and some league age nine playing down.



Minor Baseball Division:

League age 9-11. The playing rules for the Minor division conform to the 2019 “Official Regulation and Playing Rules” for Minor League Baseball with some modifications or additions as documented in the La Sierra LL Local Rules.  All Players will tryout and be drafted per local rules.  Players will be eligible for all-star team selection.

Little League - Minor Baseball Division



Major Baseball Division:

League age 10-12. The playing rules for the Majors Division conform to the 2019 “Official Regulation and Playing Rules” for Minor League Baseball with some modifications or additions as documented in the La Sierra LL Local Rules. The top team will move on to the District 24 Tournament of Champions.  All players will tryout and be drafted as per local rules.  Players will be eligible for all-star team selection.

Little League - Major Baseball Division



Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division:

League age 12-14. The Intermediate Division playing rules will be determined based on the format and schedule proposed by District 24 (RBI).  Any rules addendum will be documented by the Board of Directors.  In the event of two or more teams, tryouts and draft will occur as per local rules.  All players will be eligible for all-star team selection. The top team will advance to District 24 Tournament of Champions.  All players will be eligible for all-star team selection.

Little League - Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division



Junior Baseball Division:

League age 13-14. The Juniors division playing rules will be determined based on the format and schedule proposed by District 24 (RBI). Any rules addendum will be documented by the Board of Directors.  In the event of two or more teams, tryouts and draft will occur as per local rules.  The top team will advance to District 24 Tournament of Champions.  All players will be eligible for all-star team selection.

Little League - Junior Baseball Division



Senior Baseball Division:

League age 14-16. The Seniors division playing rules will be determined based on the format and schedule proposed by District 24 (RBI). Any rules addendum will be documented by the Board of Directors.  In the event of two or more teams, tryouts and draft will occur as per local rules.  All players will be eligible for all-star team selection.

Little League - Senior Baseball Division
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