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Ponderosa Little League Divisions

2017 Spring Division

Ponderosa Little League: Spring 2017 Divisions



T-Ball 
Ages 5-6. Non-Competitive Instructional Division.
This division is focused on the basics of catching, throwing and hitting using an instructional batting tee.  
Coach pitch is introduced as the kid's skills progress. 

Minors A 
Ages 7-8. Non-Competitive Instructional Division.
No try outs are required. Kids as old as 10 may play in this division if they need to develop basic skills.  
While further developing the concepts of baseball, this division specifically works on improving the players hitting fundamentals through coaches pitching to the players. 
Coaches also increase their focus of instruction on developing throwing and catching fundamentals in preparation for a player pitching in the Minors AA division.  

Minors AA 
Ages 8-9. This is an Instructional/Competitive Division. Score will be kept. 
Ages listed are typical, but the league reserves the right to place your child in the proper division based on his/her skills.
Very advanced 7yr olds will be considered for this division, but they must have at least 1 year of Minor A (Coach Pitch) experience and be ready to advance to this next level of competition as determined by try outs and their ability to pay attention for an entire game.
Kids as old as 11 may play in this division if they need to work on their baseball skills.  
There are skill assessments for this division and the kids that have the necessary catching, throwing and hitting skills will be placed on a team*. 
Both Players and Coaches pitch to batters.   Kids learn to pitch, steal bases and play the position of catcher.  
Strike outs and walks occur in this division.

* All kids will be placed on teams according to their age and ability. If they don't qualify for AA, they will be put on an A team. 

Minors AAA 
Ages 9-11. THIS IS A COMPETITIVE DIVISION. Score will be kept. 
(Some 12 yr olds requiring further skill development will be placed here if requested by the parent and approved by the district).  
There are both skill assessments AND try outs for this division and the kids that have the necessary catching, throwing and hitting skills will be drafted to a team*.  
Players should have strong catching, throwing and hitting skills. Only players pitch to batters. Coaches are only allowed on the field during a time out.

* All kids will be drafted according to their age and ability. If they are not drafted by a manager to a AAA team, they will be put on an AA team as determined by their skill set.
** There will be the opportunity for a 9-10 All Star Team and an 11 yr old All Star Team at the end of the Spring Season. 

Majors 
Ages 11-12, but exceptionally talented 9-10 year olds can play at this level if drafted. 
THIS IS A COMPETITIVE DIVISION. ONLY LITTLE LEAGUE RULES GOVERNING PLAYING TIME WILL BE ENFORCED. 
The top two teams will be eligible for TOC (Tournament of Champions).  
Both Skill Assessments AND Try outs are required.

* 12 year olds are generally required by Little League to play in this division, but if your child lacks the skill sets needed to be competitive here and you want them to play AAA, waiver forms are available but must be approved by the district. 

Juniors 
Ages 13-14. This division is strictly based on age and is very competitive.  
The fields have 90' bases and the pitching mound is 60 1/2' from home plate.  
District 54 Inter-League play will occur with our home field being Rasmussen West field
Tryouts are required in order to allow all managers to assess individual skill sets before the draft. 

50/70 
Ages 13 only.
This division is strictly based on age and is very competitive. This is a transitional division between Majors and Juniors. Lead-offs occur in this division. The fields have 70' bases and the pitching mound is 50' from home plate. District 54 Inter-League play will occur with our home field being Rasmussen East field. Tryouts are required in order to allow all managers to assess individual skill sets before the draft. 
**If PLL does not have enough players registered for this division all the 13's will play Juniors. 
**Please go to Little League International to see entire rules of this new division. 
**All-Star tournament will be held at the end of the year for 50-70 division. 

Seniors 
Ages 15-16. This division is strictly based on age and is very competitive. The fields have 90' bases and the pitching mound is 60 1/2' from home plate. District 54 Inter-League play will occur with our field being Rasmussen West field. Tryouts are required in order to allow all managers to assess individual skill sets before the draft.