CRETE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL: CABYSA 2008 Divisions
Minors Softball 12U
Shetland Baseball 6u
The Shetland Division is for players that are 5 or 6 years old as of 04/30/2011. The Shetland division is not a T-ball division. At this level players are introduced to the very basics of baseball. This division does not keep score or record outs and uses a continuous batting order where every player bats every inning. A softer safety baseball is used.
Pinto Baseball 8u
The Pinto Division is for players that are 7-8 years old as of 04/30/2011. At this level players are exposed to more facets of the game of baseball, including pitching, walks, extra-base hits and use of a regulation baseball. There are some Rules that are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group.
The Mustang Division is for players that are 9 or 10 as of 04/30/2011. The Mustang Division players make a big step towards a more complete level of baseball. It is a competitive division, where umpires call the game and scores and league standings are kept. Stealing is allowed only after the pitch has reached the batter. Games are pitched entirely by the players.
The Bronco Division is for players that are 11 or 12 as of 04/30/2011. The Bronco Division is where you begin to play more competitive baseball and follow the rules of Major League Baseball closely. Players are allowed to lead-off and steal from all bases, and the diamond is now 70 feet. Managers have the opportunity to execute the finer tactics of advanced baseball.
The Pony Division is for players that are 13 or 14 as of 04/30/2011. The Pony Division is a competitive division best characterized by fewer players, fewer teams, and bigger fields. By now the players should have an understanding of the rules of the game and acquired the skills and attitude necessary for a more competitive game of baseball. Regular Major League rules are used. The diamond is now 80 feet. Emphasis is placed not only on individual skill development, but, also on team strategies. Players will adjust to larger fields, stronger defenses, and more experienced pitchers and are motivated by their eagerness to play baseball.
Pixie Softball 10U
Juniors Softball 14U