Baseball Divisions & Age Chart

All Divisions of Baseball at South Wall Little League are structured to provide the best opportunity for the children to learn and most importantly have fun!

Note: Ages are based on the new Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date.

Tee-Ball

Ages:  4 – 5 :

Born:  9/1/12  to  8/31/14

Field:  Field #2

  • Safety Baseball used (softer than regular baseball)
  • Recommended for all 1st year players between the ages of 4 – 5.
  • Children are taught the fundamentals of catching, throwing and hitting.
  • All Children field and bat each inning.
  • There are no outs; players advance 1 base at a time.
  • A tee will be used for batting. Halfway through the season 1 – 2 innings of “coach pitch” will be introduced (coach’s discretion).
  • There will remain “no outs” during coach pitch, if a child struggles, a tee can/should be used.

Rookie 6

Ages:  6 – 7

Born:  9/1/10  to  8/31/12

Field:  Field #1

  • Safety Baseball used (softer than regular baseball)
  • Recommended for:
    • 6 year olds that have completed 1 season of T-Ball
    • 7 year olds that are either just starting out or are not yet comfortable with using a regulation baseball.
  • Focus on fundamentals, catching, throwing and hitting as well as the introduction of fielding and base running.
  • Focus on putting the ball in play and teaching situational awareness.
  • This level incorporates 3 outs per inning, advancement beyond first base if the ball is hit into the outfield.
  • 6 innings coach pitch; a tee is used as necessary.

Pioneer

Ages:  7 – 8

Born:  9/1/10  to  8/31/12

Field:  #6 or #7 (46/60)

  • Regulation baseball will be used
  • Recommended for:
    • 7 year olds that have already played 1 season of Rookie or are ready for the next level of Baseball.
    • 8 year olds that are not yet comfortable to play in the Minors.
  • Focus on core fundamentals as well as the next level of fielding and base running.
  • Players may advance at will on a ball in play, with the exception of an overthrow by the fielder.
  • Play on a regulation size field with a focus on better understanding of the game and making the right decisions on a ball in play, whether it is base running or fielding.
  • 2 Innings coach pitch; 2 innings kid pitch and 2 innings coach pitch

Minor

Ages:  8 – 10

Born:  9/1/07  to  8/31/10

Field:  #8 (46/60)

  • All 9 & 10 year old players will play at the Minor level.
  • 8 year olds are welcome to be evaluated and considered to play at the Minor level.
    • League discretion will be based on the number of players and teams formed as well as the child’s ability.
  • All innings are kid pitch.

Major

Ages:  10 – 12

Born:  5/1/05  to  8/31/08

Field:  #3 (50/70)

  • All 11 – 12 year old players will play at the Major level.
  • 10 year olds are welcome to be evaluated and considered to play at the Major level.
    • League discretion will be based on the number of players and teams formed as well as the child’s ability.

Junior

Ages:  13 – 14

Born:  9/1/03  to  4/30/05

Field:  #5 (60/90 field)

  • All 13 – 14 year old players will play at the Junior level.

Senior

Ages:  15 – 16

Born:  9/1/01  to  8/31/03

Field:  #5 (60/90 field)

  • All 15 – 16 year old players will play at the Senior level.

Baseball Age Chart

Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date.  Little League International Board of Directors ultimately changed the Age Determination Date for all divisions of baseball to August 31.

Update for children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005:
At the fall 2015 meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was approved to grandfather the four months of children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005, for the 2018 season, so that no child will lose their 12-year-old season of Little League Baseball.

Please see the table below:

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