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Division Descriptions

 
League Age is the age of player on August 31, 2022.

Tee Ball (League Age 4-6):
Tee Ball is a non-competitive, developmental division for young players new to baseball. The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a young child's love of the game.  Tee Ball is played on a small field with 50' bases and uses training or safety baseballs.  Tee Ball teams practice one evening per week and have one game each Saturday during the season.

Rookies - Coach Pitch (League Age 5-7):
Rookies is a non-competitive, developmental division for 5 and 6-year-olds with at least one year of Tee Ball experience and 7-year-olds new to baseball.  Rookies is designed to be a step between Tee Ball and CAPS (machine pitch) for players who have developed skills in Tee Ball but are not quite emotionally or physically ready for the intensity of a semi-competitive division like CAPS.  Rookies is a "coach pitch" division where the coach will pitch five pitches to a batter, but if the batter is unable to hit a pitch, then a tee will be brought out so the player can hit from the tee.  Towards the end of the season, a pitching machine may be used instead of a coach pitching.  Rookies is played on 60' bases and uses training or safety baseballs.  Rookies teams practice once or twice per week and have one game each Saturday during the season. 

CAPS - Machine Pitch (League Age 6-9):
CAPS is a semi-competitive, developmental division for 6-9-year-olds.  All players must be assessed to play in CAPS and players not drafted will be placed in Rookies.  6 and 7-year-olds should have at least on season of experience in either Tee Ball or Rookies to play in CAPS and should be mature and highly skilled for their age.   Nearly all 8-year-olds play in CAPS as well as 9-year-olds who are new to baseball.  CAPS is a "machine pitch" division with the pitching machine set at 45' from the plate at a speed of 40mph.  Players receive five pitches and will strike out if they are unable to hit one of those pitches into fair territory.   The regular season is non-competitive and no score is kept.  At the end of the season, there is a double-elimination tournament where score is kept and trophies are awarded to the first and second place finishing teams. CAPS is played on 60' bases and uses regular little league baseballs.  At the beginning of the season, CAPS teams practice twice per week and have one game each Saturday.  After the time change, teams will continue to practice once or twice per week and will also have one weeknight game plus one Saturday game each week.  

Minors - Player Pitch (League Age 8-11):
Minors is a competitive division for 8-11-year-olds.  All players must be assessed to play in Minors and players not drafted will be placed in CAPS.  8 and 9-year-olds should have at least one season of experience in CAPS to play in Minors and should be mature and highly skilled for their age.  All 10-year-olds play in Minors as well as 11-year-olds who are not quite ready for Intermediates.  Minors is a "player pitch" division with the pitching rubber at 46' from home plate and bases at 60'.  There is base stealing, but no leading off.  At the end of the season, there is a double-elimination tournament and trophies are awarded to the first and second place finishing teams.  Additionally, the first-place team will play in a Tournament of Champions against other teams in our district.  At the beginning of the season, Minors teams practice twice per week and have one game each Saturday.  After the time change, teams will continue to practice once or twice per week and will also have one weeknight game plus one Saturday game each week.  

Intermediate - 50/70 (League Age 11-13):
Intermediate is a competitive division for 11-13-year-olds.  All players must be assessed to play.  Intermediates is played on a 50/70 field, meaning that the pitching rubber is 50' from home plate and bases are at 70'.  There is base stealing and leading off.  At the end of the season, there is a double-elimination tournament and trophies are awarded to the first and second place finishing teams.  Additionally, the first-place team will play in a Tournament of Champions against other teams in our district.  At the beginning of the season, Intermediate teams practice twice per week and have one game each Saturday.  After the time change, teams will continue to practice once or twice per week and will also have one weeknight game plus one Saturday game each week. 

Juniors - 60/90 (League Age 13-15):
Juniors is a competitive division for 13-15-year-olds.  All players must be assessed to play. Juniors is played on a full-size baseball field and follows standard baseball rules.  Because Peninsula does not have enough Junior players for a full division, Juniors teams will player "interleague" games with other leagues within District 32.  Home games will be played at Cleator Field and away games will be played at another location in the district.  

Challengers: 
Challenger 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.  There are no assessments for the Challengers division.




 


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