DIVISIONS OF PLAY
Most people know Little League through the Major Division for 9 to 12 year olds. But today Little League provides organized youth sports programs for a wide range of ages.
For players 4-6 years old (with an option for 7 year olds) who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting, running, fielding, and throwing. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to have fun, to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.
For players 7 -8 years old. Emphasis on learning and developing fundamental skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and responsibility to the team. Coaches pitch to their own players. Stealing and base-running are restricted.
For players 8 -10 years old. Instructional program that builds on the fundamentals learned in Pee Wee. Allows less experienced players an opportunity to gain more experience before advancing. It gives children of this age the opportunity to experience tournament competition, up to state level. The goal of the Minor League is to prepare children for eventual selection to a Major Division team.
MAJORS (Little League)
For players 11 -12 years old (with an option for younger children based on skill-level). This division produces a tournament team (All Star team) with a World Series tournament at the end of the playoff season. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the globe.
For players 11 -13 years old. Players in this division are able to lead off and steal. This division may also produce a tournament team (All Star team). Little League holds a World Series in this level of play, called the Intermediate Little League World Series.
For players ages 13-14 years old. Established as a transitional program that link the Little League and Senior League divisions and offer a full range of tournament play. Provides continuing activity within the framework of Little League. This division also produces a tournament team (All Star team). Little League holds a World Series in this level of play, called the Junior Little League World Series.
For players ages 15-16 years old. Offer a full range or tournament play.
For players 17-18 years old who seek top-level amateur play.