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CHALLENGER DIVISION
The Little League Challenger Division® was founded in 1989, and 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 or Softball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. The Little League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 4 to 18; or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school.

BASEBALL DIVISIONS

4YO Blastball© (not offered during the Fall season) (back to top)

Four Year Old baseball Division players shall be League Age 4.  BLASTBALL! is an excellent introductory game to T-Ball and baseball for boys and girls. It is packed with action so it is perfect for youngsters’ short attention spans. Small teams mean more kids get to be involved in every play which helps them retain interest in the T-Ball / Baseball concept. BLASTBALL! teaches the basic T-Ball and baseball fundamentals of hitting, throwing, and fielding while emphasizing the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and having FUN.

TEE-BALL BASEBALL DIVISION (back to top)

Tee Ball Baseball is for boys and girls League Age 5 and 6 who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. In Tee Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Tee Ball rosters may be composed of between 8 and 12 players. No live pitching is permitted in this division. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.

COACH PITCH BASEBALL DIVISION (back to top)

Coach Pitch Division players  are League Age 7 and 8.  Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and a mechanical pitching machine is used. League Age 6 year olds may request to play in this division, but they must have played a Spring season of Tee-Ball. 

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DIVISION (back to top)

Minor Division players may be League Age 8 through 10. Players in the Minor division are subject to skill's evaluation and drafts. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League.  

Little League (Major Division) BASEBALL DIVISION (back to top)

Major Division players may be League Age 9 through 12.  Players in the Major division are subject to skill's evaluation and drafts.  Players not drafted to the Major Division will be placed into the Minor draft.  The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

INTERMEDIATE BASEBALL DIVISION (back to top)

Intermediate players shall be League Age 11-13.  The division, if offered, provides a transition for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths).  The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.

Junior League Baseball Division (back to top)

Junior Division players may be League Age 12 through 14.  The Junior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls and uses a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.  Depending on the number of players that register, it may be necessary to combine these ages with league age 15 and 16 year olds in the Senior League Baseball Division

Senior League Baseball Division (back to top)

Senior Division players may be League Age 13 through 16. If enough players ages 13 and 14 register to play, a Junior Division may be established to ensure an appropriate level of competition.  The Senior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls and uses a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

GIRLS SOFTBALL DIVISIONS

Tee Ball softball division (back to top)

Tee Ball Softball is for girls League Age 4, 5, and 6 who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. In Tee Ball Softball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. The primary goals of Tee Ball Softball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of softball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Tee Ball rosters may be composed of between 8 and 12 players. No live pitching is permitted in this division. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.

Coach Pitch softball division (back to top)

Coach Pitch Softball Division players are girls League Age 7 and 8.  Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and a mechanical pitching machine is used. League Age 6 year olds may request to play in this division, but they must have played a Spring season of Tee-Ball. 

Minor League softball division (back to top)

Minor Division Softball Division players are girls League Age 8 through 10. Players in the Minor division are subject to skill's evaluation and drafts. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 35 feet. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League. 

Little League (Major Division) softball division (back to top)

Major Softball Division players are girls League Age 10 through 12.  Players in the Major division are subject to skill's evaluation and drafts.  Players not drafted to the Major Division will be placed into the Minor draft.  The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet.

Senior Division softball division (back to top)

The Senior League Softball Division is for girls League Age 13-16 years old. The Senior Division uses a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 43 feet.

CHALLENGER DIVISIONS

LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER division (back to top)

The Little League Challenger Program is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges.  Little League Challenger Division players shall be league age 4 through 18 or up to league age 22 if still attending school and there are not enough players to form a Senior League Challenger team. Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players. Challenger games can be played as tee ball games, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination of the three.  One of the benefits of having a Challenger Division is that it encourages the use of "buddies" for the Challenger players. The buddies assist the Challenger players on the field, but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed.

SENIOR LEAGUE CHALLENGER division (back to top)

Senior League Challenger Division players shall be league age 15 and up.


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