Croton Little League Website: Little League 2014 Divisions

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Majors
This division is intended for 9-12 year old boys, although girls are allowed to play in this division if they would prefer baseball to softball. Only 9 year olds who request a tryout for Majors will be considered for this division.

All players must attend a skills evaluation to insure the drafting of balanced teams.

Please note that this division is not a developemental division, it is a competitive division so playing time may not be equal for all players.


Softball Minors
This division is intended for 7-8 year old girls. All players must attend a skills evaluation to insure the drafting of balanced teams. Managers and Coaches pitch during April games while developing team pitchers. Starting on May 1st team pitchers will pitch the entire game, rotating pitchers every inning. Each batter gets seven pitches or three swings. Walking is not permitted. In this league, players get used to a game setting with parent umpires calling bases and three strikes for an out. The players play on a reduced size field, and the focus is instructional. Emphasis will be on teaching the basics of handling the softball: throwing, catching, and batting. All players will have a chance to play each position as they are instructed. No team standings are kept in this division. The spirit of this division is to learn and have fun while making the transition from T-Ball to serious play in the major soft-ball division.

Minors
This division is intended for 7-9 year old boys, although girls are allowed to play in this division if they would prefer baseball to softball. The 9 year olds are invited to try out for the Majors division, although it is not required. Those not requesting to try out for Majors will be assigned to the Minors Division.

All players must attend a skills evaluation to insure the drafting of balanced teams.

Please note that while this division is competitive, it's main purpose is to be a developemental division. The intent is to help young players develop their skills and learn the Major League rules of the game.


Rookie Ball
This division is intended for 6 year olds. Players no longer bat from a tee; coaches/managers will be pitching.

TeeBall
This division is is intended for 5 year olds. The goals of this noncompetitive division are to teach children fundamental skills and how to play the game. Games last two to three innings, and no team standings are kept. Practice schedule depends on the individual manager of each team. Children will be notified about their team in early April by their manager. An average of two games per week are played following opening day on weekday evenings at 6pm.


Softball Majors
The Major Leagues are using the national softball major league structure as required by the national Williamsport organization and it is intended for 9-12 year old girls. All players must attend a skills evaluation to insure the drafting of balanced teams.

Challengers
This is a division for children with physical and/or mental disabilities, focusing on having fun, learning the game and developing team work, citizenship and fair play. Each player has a "buddy" who assists in batting, running and fielding. Everyone plays and bats until he/she hits the ball. Tees are used or, if appropriate, a coach pitches. Six runs, three outs or batting through the roster equals a half inning.