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Northampton Little League.... Hampton, VA... District 7 Little League

Northampton Little League

Levels of Play


 

 Levels of Play





Northampton Little League


Division

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18


Tee Ball

O

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Instructional
C-League

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Minors
B-League

 

 

 

 

O

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Majors
A-League

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 


Intermediate (TBD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Senior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 


Fast Pitch Minor Softball

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fast Pitch Majors Softball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Fast Pitch Junior / Senior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 X

X

X

X

 

 


X= greatest percentage of players of this age


O = smaller percentage of players of this age


 


 


Tee Ball:


The Tee Ball Division is required for all league age 4, 5, and 6-year-old players.  League-age 6-year-old players may also be required to play t-ball based on previous experience. Teams are organized by league age and school attendance when possible. This is an instructional division where players hit off a tee rather than hit a pitched ball. Soft, Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) balls are used for safety. No scores are kept, every offensive player bats each inning regardless of outs and no player sits on defense. Players are taught the basic fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and base running. First Place in this division receive participation medals.






Instructional Minors - AA:


The Minors-AA Division is the first “draft” level division consisting primarily of league-age 7 and 8-year-old players. League-age 6-year-old players are allowed to play in this league on a limited basis determined by the one year of t-ball play and the Division Commissioner and the Player Agent. All players are required to try out and teams are formed through a manager draft process supervised by the Division Commissioner and Player Agent. This is an instructional division where players hit regulation Little League balls pitched by a machine during the entire season. Protective cups are required by all players (except girls) during games and practices.





Players are taught next step fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and base running. At this level, outs are recorded with three ending each half inning. The inning will end if every batter has a chance to hit if three outs are not recorded. The standard nine defensive positions are used (meaning players rotate sitting) but scores are kept. Players are taught the fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and base running. There is no stealing. First Place in this division receive participation medals.





Minors - AAA:


The Minors-AAA Division is a "draft" level division consisting primarily of league-age 9- and10-year-old players. Traditionally, a limited number of league-age 8-year-old players are drafted as well. Interleague play is possible. All players are required to try out and teams are formed through a formal manager draft process supervised by the Division Commissioner and Player Agent. Protective cups are required by all players (except girls) during games and practices.






Players pitch (pitch-count restrictions apply) and all players in the lineup bat (continuous hitting). The standard nine defensive positions are used as scores and standings are kept. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre-pitch preparedness, live batting and aggressive base running. A single-elimination postseason tournament will determine the champion for the division. The top team will receive a trophy.


Majors:


The Majors Division is "draft" level and represents the first level of competitive play.  The Majors Division is designed for experienced, league age 11 and 12 years old players. Interleague play is possible.  All players are required to try out and teams are formed through a formal manager draft process supervised by the Division Commissioner and Player Agent.



Players pitch (pitch-count restrictions apply) and all players in the lineup bat (continuous hitting). The standard nine baseball defensive positions are used and scores and standings are kept. This level focuses on more advanced skill development. Pitching speeds are considerably faster (45-60mph) and balls are hit harder. Overall pace of the game is much faster as well with less walks. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre-pitch preparedness, live batting and aggressive base running. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules.



A single-elimination postseason tournament will determine the champion for the division. The top team will receive a trophy.  Protective cups are required by all players (except girls) during games and practices.


Intermediate:  TBD






 


Senior League:


13 - 16 year old






For more information on Senior and Big League, contact our Upper Division Director.


Fast pitch Softball:


7-16 year old


X

 



 


 

 

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