Bergenfield LL: 2018 Season Divisions

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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. For more information on Little League's Coach Pitch Program, visit LittleLeagueU.org. :

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.

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.

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