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League Id: 4055718


T-Ball (League Age 4-6)
Introduction to the game and being on a team in a fun, low-key environment is stressed. All players are on the field for defense during each inning.  No outs are recorded, keeping players on base. All players bat every inning.  One base at a time runners/batters and no score is kept.  Players age 4 MUST play in the T-Ball level.  The maximum eligible age for T-Ball is 6.

Farm (League Age 5-7)
Farm is for players who are 5 or 6 and played T-Ball, or 7 and just starting. Farm is played on a regulation field and is coach pitch.  The emphasis at this level is on learning to hit and beginning to make plays in the field.  All players are on the field for defense during each inning, with the infield set in traditional positions.  Outs are recorded.  All players bat every inning.  No more than 2 bases after a hit and no score is kept.  The maximum eligible age for Farm is 7 and an athletic 7 year-old would be ok starting in Single A.

Single A (League Age 7-9)
Single A is for advanced 7-year-olds, and 8-year-olds who are just beginning.  Players at this level begin to regularly make routine plays in the field and can consistently hit a thrown pitch.  Player pitch is introduced from approx. 38’ - front of mound (local rules allow coach pitch after ball 4). Only 9 defensive players are allowed on the field.  Outs are recorded, score is only kept to limit offense to 5 runs per inning.  The maximum eligible age for Single A is 9. However 9-year-olds should only join if they have no previous baseball experience and even then would be encouraged to try out for AA..

Minors AA (League Age 8-10)
AA is the first draft level and kid pitch from mound.  AA is for advanced 8-year-olds, and beginning 9 and 10-year-olds.  This is the first level of competitive baseball and players attend  mandatory evaluations.  This level is designed to prepare players for the AAA and Majors levels.  Players at this level consistently make routine plays in the field and begin to understand some advanced concepts.  Base stealing is introduced and pitching and catching become important.  Wins and losses are kept.  Players can repeat this level to gain more skills before advancing to AAA.  The maximum eligible age for AA is 10.

Minors AAA (League Age 9-11)
AAA is the last division of minor baseball and is for players 9-11.  AAA is for advanced 9's, 10's that have played at least one year of AA, and 11's not prepared for majors.  Players play using the standard little league rules and the game is fast moving.  Steals are permitted and players may begin to specialize in positions.  AAA players are eligible for post-season (All-stars and Tournament team) play.  

Majors (League Age 11-12)
Majors is the premier level in Little League baseball with the opportunity to travel to Williamsport, PA to play in the Little League World Series for the Regional championship team.  Play is very competitive, and it's recommended that players have 2 years of AAA experience before playing in Majors.  Pitching speeds of 50 to 60 mph, and the quickness of play in the infield, requires a great amount of attention, focus.  

Intermediates (League Age 12-13)
Intermediates is played on a 50’/70’ sized field and is primarily for 13-year-olds.  12-year-olds are eligible to play, but are encouraged to play Majors.  The Intermediates league is run by District 57 and involves inter-league play against other leagues in the district.  The rules of play evolve to include lead offs for base runners and pick offs and balks for pitchers.

The district offers a more competitive (Gold) division as well as a recreational (House) division.  PLL may or may not participate in Gold depending on the players and managers that we have available each year as well as the participation level among other leagues in the district.  

Juniors (League Age 13-14)
Juniors in the next evolution of the Intermediates program.  The primary difference is that play moves up to a full sized 60’/90’ field.  

Seniors (League Age 15-16)
Seniors is a recreational league for High School aged players that also involves inter-league play across District 57.  

Challengers (League Age 5-18)
The Little League Challenger Program is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges.  Any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate. If an individual can participate in the traditional Little League Baseball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. The Little League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school. The Senior League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 15 and above (no maximum age). Games are played at Dublin Sports Park on Sunday afternoons beginning mid-March and ending early June.  Every year our Little League District 57 hosts the Annual Challenger Jamboree on Saturday over Memorial Day Weekend at Dublin Sports Park - a fun tournament with over 20 Challenger teams representing Little League programs across the Bay Area. 


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