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Tri-Cities Little League

Baseball Divisions

Tee Ball


For children league age 5 and 6. 7 year olds who have not played at least one year of Tee Ball should play at this level. Our league is focused on the basics of baseball. This includes proper positioning in the field, running bases, learning where to throw the ball and proper form for batting. Scores are not kept and importance is placed on team work and good sportsmanship.

Instructional


Youth league age 7 - 8. Coach assisted, kid-pitch baseball. Children learn how to pitch and how to hit off of a live pitcher. After 5 balls are thrown without a hit or a strike out, the coach steps in to pitch. Children continue to be coached in the field during play and develop playing skills. Four innings are played or a two hour limit - which ever comes first. Coaches continue to emphasize teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Minors


Youth league age 9 - 10. Kid-pitch competitive play. At this level children will start learning the finer details of the game. This includes; stealing bases, following signals, strategies in the field and more. This is for intermediate players who can play up to the expected skill criteria. Tryouts are required to show readiness to play at this level. Younger players may move up if they can demonstrate the ability to do so. Please notify the Players Agent if your child intends to play up. The Player agent and League President make the final decision.

Majors


Youth league age 11 - 12. Children are introduced to higher expectations of play and are able to demonstrate a high level of sportsmanship and responsibility. Tryouts are necessary to show readiness to move up. Younger players may move up if they can demonstrate the ability to do so. Please notify the Player Agent if your child intends to play up. The Players agent and League President make the final decision.

Intermediate (50/70)


Youth league age 11-13. The Intermediate Division was formed by Little League to bridge the transition to Juniors. It is available to accommodate players whose skills permit rules closer to conventional baseball (leading off, pick-offs, balks), but on a field not as large. You may not "play up" to this division.  You must be 11-13 years of age.

Juniors


Youth league age 13 - 14. More advanced play. Tryouts are necessary to demonstrate readiness to play at this level. This is the next step before high school baseball.

Big Leagues


The Big League Baseball Division is for participants ages 15-18, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.