Divisions - Start Here

Use the Little League Age Calculator to find your player's "league age" which may not be their real age during the season.

The "league age" is used to place players in age appropriate divisions.  There are exceptions for first time players and safety risks as approved by the board of directors

Players must play in their "league age division" to be eligible for post season participation (All-Stars)

For the fall season, players may use their previous spring "league age" or the next year's "league age"


    Divisions:

  • Tee Ball - "T" - Tee / Coach Pitch - 4-6 year olds

  • Minors - "A" - Coach / Machine Pitch - 5-7 year olds

  • Minors - "AA" - Machine / Kid Pitch - 6-9 year olds

  • Minors - "AAA" - Kid Pitch - 8-11 year olds

  • Majors - "Little League" - 9-12 year olds

  • Intermediate - "50/70" - 11-13 year olds

  • Juniors - 12-14 year olds

  • Seniors - 13-16 year olds


Tee Ball - T - Division

In 2013, Little League® created a new program for Tee Ball players (ages 4-6) that is specifically designed to provide a foundation and introduction to baseball and softball that is grounded in fun, fitness and fundamentals.

The Little League® Tee Ball program is a 10-week plan that features structured learning highlighted by one practice and one game per week. Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity.

A great resource for a first-time or veteran coach, Little League’s Tee Ball program includes:

  • Detailed practice plans for each week of the 10-week program
  • Quick practice plans for each week of the 10-week program
  • Activity Guides explaining each drill and activity in detail
  • Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Tips for each week of the program
  • SKLZ FUN-damentals videos focusing on teaching basic Tee Ball skills

To access the Little League® Tee Ball program and other great Tee Ball Resources, visit the links below:


Minors - A - Division

Minor League Baseball programs for boys and girls may be operated within each division for younger players with less experience. The minor league may be players ages 5-11.

Divisions may be established within the Minor League for "coach-pitch" (A), "machine pitch" (AA), or "player-pitch" (AAA). By local option, a player who is league-age 5 (use the Little League Age Calculator to determine your child's League Age for the current year) for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball may be "moved up" to a coach-pitch division.

Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but most leagues have rosters in the 12-15 range. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

Temecula Little League has adopted a hybrid approach to machine & kid pitch development leagues.

The "Single A" division is coach pitch (30') for the first half of the season, then transitions to machine pitch (40') for the second half of the season.  We have found this progression to bring more excitement to the young players as the speeds of the pitches can be increased without as much concern for accuracy.

Minors - AA - Division

Minor League Baseball programs for boys and girls may be operated within each division for younger players with less experience. The minor league may be players ages 5-11.

Divisions may be established within the Minor League for "coach-pitch" (A), "machine pitch" (AA), or "player-pitch" (AAA). By local option, a player who is league-age 5 (use the Little League Age Calculator to determine your child's League Age for the current year) for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball may be "moved up" to a coach-pitch division.

Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 20 players, but most leagues have rosters in the 12-15 range. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

Temecula Little League has adopted a hybrid approach to machine & kid pitch development leagues.

The "Double A" division is machine pitch (40') for the first half of the season, then transitions to kid pitch (46') for the second half of the season. This progression enables teams to develop pitchers in practice during the first half of the season while continuing to provide exciting game opportunities.  The advantage of developing young pitchers in practice instead of game situations allows for coaches to protect these your arms and build their confidence.
It also builds the confidence of the batters as they are able to hone their skills off the machine pitches without concern for accuracy.

Minors - AAA - Division

The 8-11 Year Old Baseball Division for boys and girls was established as a tournament program in 1994.

It gives children at this age the opportunity to experience tournament competition, up to state level.

Players on these teams can be chosen from among Major Division and/or Minor Division teams. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

Little League International description

Majors - Little Leage - Division

The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for boys and girls ages 9-12.

A local league may choose to limit its Major Division to 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds, or 11-12-year-olds. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 11-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

IMPORTANT: A local league must only have ONE Major Division. For instance, if the local league has all 11-12 year olds in the Majors, and all 9-10s in another division, then the 9-10s MUST be considered a Minor Division.

Little League International description

Intermediate - 50/70 - Division

The division, which is new division of Little League Baseball in 2013 for players league-age 11-13 with postseason tournament opportunities, including a World Series, offers 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).

Many of the Junior League rules will be used such as runners being permitted to lead off bases, runners may attempt to steal at any time, and allowing an on-deck batter.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Juniors - Division

The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 12-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Seniors - Division

The Senior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls 13-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 13-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

 

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