Belmont Redwood Shores Little League: 2017 Season Divisions

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AAA American

Majors
Majors is the most competitive division in the traditional Little League program. Players pitch and standings are kept. Teams will practice 3 times a week during the preseason. During the season, teams will usually have 2 games and 1-2 practices per week. All games are played on the Marina Field at the Belmont Sports Complex. The age range for Majors is 10 to 12. Placement is dependent upon tryouts and the draft. Those age 12 are guaranteed spots. All teams participate in the year end City Tournament, and those selected for All-Stars will participate in the Majors Superbowl in June or Little League All-Star Tournament in July.

AAA National
AAA is the top division in Minors and our first competitive division. It is designed to prepare players for Majors. Players pitch and standings are kept. Teams will practice 3 times a week during the preseason. During the season, teams will usually have 2 games and 1-2 practices per week. Most games are played at Nesbit Elementary School. The age range for AAA is 9 to 11. Placement is dependent upon tryouts and the draft. Those age 11 are guaranteed spots. All teams participate in the year end City Tournament, and those selected for All-Stars will participate in the Minors Superbowl in June or Little League All-Star Tournament in July.

Intermediate
The Intermediate (50/70) division is the first step beyond the traditional Little League program. This division is for players who are 13 years old. Games are played on a larger field which feature a 50 foot pitching distance and 70 foot base paths. Full baseball rules included lead-offs and unrestricted stealing are used, and batter may use full sized (big barrel) bats. Teams play against other leagues in District 52, which runs from Palo Alto to Pacifica. There will in general be 2 games and 2 practices per week. Home games are played at Ralston Middle School. Scores and standing are kept, and all teams participate in a year-end tournament. Placement is dependent upon tryouts and the draft, but the goal is to place everyone who signs up. Those selected for All-Stars will participate in the Little League All-Star Tournament in June.

AA
AA is our middle division in Minors and is a semi-competitive division. Scores are kept in games, but seasons standings are not kept. Batters hit from a pitching machine in most games, and there will be some player pitching. Teams practice twice a week and play one to two games per weekend. Most games are played at Sandpiper Elementary School. The age range for AA is 8 to 10. Placement is dependent upon tryouts and the draft. Those age 9 or 10 are guaranteed spots. All teams participate in the year end City Tournament.

Farm
Farm is our first division in Minors and is a non-competitive division, with emphasis being on skills development. No scores and kept and there are no standings. Batters hit from a pitching machine. Each player gets 5 pitches. If the player is unable to hit any of the 5 pitches then a batting tee is used. Teams practice twice a week and play one game each Saturday (occasionally Sunday). Most games are played at Ralston Middle School. The age range for AA is 7 to 8, and all are guaranteed spots. Teams are formed by members of the Board of Directors, and buddy requests are honored whenever possible.

T-Ball Veterans
T-Ball is a non-competitive league, designed around having fun learning the game of baseball. T-Ball Veterans is for 6 year olds. It involves one practice during the week and a game on Saturday that lasts about 1½ hours. The fundamentals of throwing, catching and hitting are stressed, and players hit off a tee or later in the season coach pitch. A soft baseball is used. All practices are at the Belmont Sports Complex and games are either at the Belmont Sports Complex or at Fox Elementary School. Teams are formed by members of the Board of Directors, and buddy requests are honored whenever possible.

T-Ball Rookies
T-Ball is a non-competitive league, designed around having fun learning the game of baseball. T-Ball Rookies is for 5 year olds. It involves one practice during the week and a game on Saturday that lasts about 1½ hours. The fundamentals of throwing, catching and hitting are stressed, and players hit off a tee. A soft baseball is used. All practices and games are at the Belmont Sports Complex. Teams are formed by members of the Board of Directors, and buddy requests are honored whenever possible.