Charles Town - Ranson Little League: Spring 2011 Divisions

T-Ball
Tee Ball is for 4 and 5 year old boys and girls with no T-ball experience or not ready to move up to single (A) machine pitch. A soft baseball is hit off a batting tee with everyone getting a chance to bat each inning. Focus being on learning the fundamentals of hitting, baserunning and fielding with basic baseball instruction. No more than 3 innings of play. No more than 90 minutes per game.

A Minors - Machine Pitch
This division is an instructional league for boys ages and girls ages 5 & 6 who have advanced from the t-ball level. Players hit from a machine. Scores are kept only to limit scoring to a 5-run-per-inning rule, there is no win-loss record for any team.

AA Minors - Coach/Kid Pitch
This division is an instructional league for boys ages 7 & 8 who have advanced from the single (A) machine pitch level. Players hit by a pitch from their coach. The first 4 inning are coach pitch with the last 2 inning being kid pitch. Scores are kept only to limit scoring to a 5-run-per-inning rule, there is no win-loss record for any team.

AAA Minors- Baseball
This division is an instructional league for 9 and 10 years olds and 11 year olds that have not moved up yet. Players will work on developing their skills to prepare for the major league level. Players pitch and play by normal baseball rules with a few adjustments made for their safety and instruction. This is where major leaguers are developed. Also, if a child is unable to try out for the majors they will be placed in Triple (A). Children who are 9-11 years-old are eligible to be "pulled up" to the Majors if a Major League team loses a player. PLayers in this division are eligable for selection to the CTR all-stars teams.

Major League Baseball
This is the top for the 11-12 year-olds. There may be a 10 year old playing up at this level. Kids can make the All-Star teams and they get the opportunity to show they are good enough to go to Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series! 60-foot basepaths (the distance between the bases). Competition is fierce, but friendly. Don't let the size of our league fool you either, just a few years ago, our 11-12 year-old All Stars won the West Virginia State Championship!

Junior League Baseball
The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

Senior League Baseball
The Senior League Baseball Division is 15-16 years olds, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

Big League Baseball
The Big League Baseball Division is 17-18 years olds. The season starts after the High School season concludes.

Girls Minor League Softball
For girls who are 7-11 years old with less softball experience. Girls who are league ages 5 & 6 for the current season and have played a year in
Tee Ball will be moved up to a Single (A) Machine Pitch.


Girls Major League Softball
For girls who are 8-12 years old with previous softball experience. This is a competitive division and is played in an inter-league format with other D6 teams.

Girls Junior League Softball
For girls league age 13 to 14. Girls will try out and be drafted by managers and coaches.