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Bergenfield Little League: 2019 Season Divisions


Baseball:


Majors
 
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 9-, 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 10-12-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. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 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. 


Minors
 

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 8-11. Divisions may be established within the Minor League for "machine pitch," "coach-pitch" or "player-pitch." 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. A local league might have its 5-8-year-olds in the Minor League Coach Pitch Division, while its 9-10-year-olds are in the Minor League Player-Pitch Division. However, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the coach-pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could "play up." This is entirely the choice of the local league Board of Directors. 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. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introductory level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.


Farm
 

Farm League Baseball programs for boys and girls may be operated within each division for younger players with less experience. The Farm league may be players ages 5-7. Divisions may be established within the Farm League for "machine pitch," "coach-pitch" or "player-pitch." 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. 
Little League's Coach Pitch Program, visit ://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/coach-pitch/

T-Ball 
Often a family’s first introduction to Little League®, providing a Tee Ball experience that is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals is key to growing a child’s love for the game. To aid leagues in providing a positive introduction to baseball and softball, Little League developed a 10-week curriculum that has been shown to improve the Tee Ball experience for players, parents, and coaches. All chartered Tee Ball teams are provided with a free printed copy of the curriculum, which is also available free of charge on LittleLeagueU.org. Leagues, coaches, and parents are encouraged to use the Tee Ball Curriculum in conjunction with the resources below to provide a fulfilling Little League Tee Ball experience. 

Softball:

 

Little League softball link
http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/softballdivisions.htm 
 
Minor League 
 Minor League Softball is for participants 7-11 years old and can be operated with multiple divisions that are based on age and/or ability. Divisions may include "machine pitch," "coach pitch" and "player pitch." By local option, a player who is league age 5 or 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball is eligible for the coach pitch or machine pitch minor divisions. A local league might organize its 7-8-year-old's in the Coach Pitch Division and its 9-10-year-olds in the Player Pitch division; however, by local option, some of the 9-year-old's could "play down" in the coach pitch division, and some of the 8-year-old's could "play up." This is entirely the choice of the local league board of directors. (League age 12-year-olds may participate in the Minor Division under certain circumstances.) There is no minimum or maximum composition for rosters, but most leagues have rosters in the 8-12 range. Competitive divisions of Minor League Softball may only use nine players on defense. The diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance. 
 
 
Major Division 
Little League (Major Division) The Little League Softball® division (sometimes known as the Major Division) is for players ages 9-12. A local league may choose to limit its Major Division to 10-, 11- and 12-year-old's, or 11-12-year-old's. The field uses a 60-foot diamond and a 40 foot pitching distance. A local league may dual-roster 12-year-old's, assessed capable, to a Major and a Junior division softball teams. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 10-to-12-year-old's from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Girls Little League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the globe. 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 old's in the Majors, and all 9-10s in another division, then the 9-10's MUST be considered a Minor Division. 
 
IMPORTANT: A local league must only have ONE Major Division. For instance, if the local league has all 11-12 year old's in the Majors, and all 9-10's in another division, then the 9-10's MUST be considered a Minor Division. 
 
Junior Division  
The Junior League Softball division is a program for players ages 12-14, and uses a conventional 60-foot diamond with a 43 foot pitching distance. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 12-14-year-old's from within this division (and/or from within the Girls Senior League Softball Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the globe. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals, and housing) are paid by Little League International. 




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