Baseball Divisions (Levels)
League age, experience and skill help determine which division your player will be in.
Your player's league age is the age s/he will be on August 31, 2019.
(For additional details, see the league age chart for 2019 at the bottom of this page).
Typical League Ages and Division
League Age 4 = Junior Tee Ball Kids
League Ages 5 - 6 = Tee Ball
League Ages 7 - 8 = Minors A (Coach Pitch)
League Ages 9 - 10 = Minors AA (Kid Pitch)
League Ages 10 - 12 = Minors AAA
League Ages 10 - 12 = Majors
League Age 13 = Intermediate 50 / 70
Junior T-Ball Kids
The T-Ball Kids division is for kids age 4. This is an 8-week instructional program that will meet one day a week, for about an hour. Experienced coaches will work with the players on all aspects of the game, from proper throwing mechanics and good glove work, to proper base running and how to be a good teammate. Essentially our goal is to build a proper baseball foundation, so that our when our younger players grow through the league they will be prepared for each step along the way. T-Ball The Tee Ball division is for kids ages 5 through 6. It is an introduction to baseball, played on a small diamond. A tee is used for the first 2 games of the season then coaches pitch. Safety balls are used during the entire year.
The Tee Ball division is for kids ages 5 through 6. It is an introduction to baseball, played on a small diamond. A tee is used for the first 2 games of the season then coaches pitch. Safety balls are used during the entire year.
The Minor “A” Division is for kids age 7 to 8. 9 years olds must waive down to play at this level. Coaches pitch all year. Games are an extension of practice - low key and noncompetitive. Focus is on fundamental skills and sportsmanship. Accordingly, game scores and league standings are not maintained. Players and parents should expect 2 games and/or practices a week. This level is similar to the Rookie level in past seasons and is played with a safety ball for the entire season.
The Minor “AA” division is for players age 9 to 10 years of age that are drafted following try outs. 7 and 8 year olds must try out to play at this level. 11 year olds must waive down to play at this level. This division is intended to be an introductory competitive division. Managers and Coaches should keep this in mind as they develop the skills of all players on their team. This is a kid pitch division using a hard ball and umpires will call balls and strikes. Games are 6 innings. Batting orders will be continuous. Players and parents should expect 3 games and/or practices a week.
The Minor “AAA” division is for players age 8 to 12 years of age that are drafted following tryouts. 12 year olds must waive down to play at this level. Games are 6 innings. Batting orders will be continuous and players will play a minimum of 3 innings in the field. Players and parents should expect 4 games and/or practices a week.
The Major Division is for players age 10 to 12 that are drafted following tryouts. It is a highly competitive level of play. There is no continuous batting order and each player will play a minimum of 2 innings in the field and bat at least once. Players and parents should expect 5 games and/or practices a week.
The Intermediate division is for players league-age 13 and will utilize a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. The 50/70 Intermediate division offers a transition between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior field size (60-foot pitching distance and 90-foot base paths). Many of the Junior League rules will be introduced such as allowing runners to lead off bases and attempting to steal at any time. Games will be played against local teams, at other Marin County 50/70 fields. No games will played in Novato, thus travel to games will be required. Most Games will be played on Sunday’s. All Practices will be held at Hamann field, and depending on field availability, twice a week.
League Age Chart for 2019