Federal Way National Little League: FWNLL Spring 2014 Divisions

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T-Ball
4-6 year olds. Developmental league using a tee to hit baseballs. Introductory baseball - focused on teaching and fun. No scores kept, no umpires. Although there is a designated manager, EVERY parent is a “coach” and should be helping out.

Team selection by school, request and player placement.

Typical Skill Level: Players still learning simple baseball rules and how to catch, throw and hit a ball. Short attention spans dominate.

For additional information about this division you may contact diamonddogdos@gmail.com or info@fwnll.org.


A Baseball
Coach pitch league designed for 6-7 year olds to foster fundamental growth of young players. Defensive positions more defined here. Some defensive outs made, but not consistently. No scores kept, no umpires.

Team selection by school, request or Player Agent placement. No draft.

Typical skill level: Can make contact with a pitched ball some of the time. Can throw and catch the ball, but only inconsistently. Simple baseball rules and positioning are understood.

For additional information about this division you may contactptorican61@hotmail.com info@fwnll.org.


AA Baseball
8-9 year olds. Combination of machine pitch and kid pitch. Hybrid Kid/Coach pitch. Kids pitching from shorter distance than Minors (46’). No walks and no base stealing.

Team selection by school, request or Player Agent placement. No draft.

Parent volunteer umpires are needed; but will not be asked to attend umpire/rules training.

“Home Plate” ump will call balls/strikes from behind the mound.

Field ump will call basic safe/out and to prevent excessive base running. ex: no infield fly, obstruction, interference rule enforcement.

Individual game scores will be kept, but overall standings and records will not be maintained.

Typical skill level: More consistent ability to catch thrown balls, field grounders and catch easy pop ups. Ability to throw ball accurately to designated target at reasonable distances. (2nd to 1st; and SS to 1st are good tests). Clear understanding of basic defensive situations and where to play the ball. Players should be able to bat off Coach Pitch pitches majority of the time; and hit off kid pitches in strike zone some of the time.

For additional information about this division you may contact jacobctaylor@gmail.com or info@fwnll.org.


AA Machine Pitch Softball
The Machine Pitch Softball division is for girls ages 6-9. Machine Pitch places a priority on FUNdamentals.   Players in this division hit a low impact ball from a pitching machine. This ensures that all hitters are successful, and defensive players get plenty of chances. Teams play against teams from Federal Way and other local Little Leagues. For additional information about this division you may contact charles@sjsmech.com or info@fwnll.org.

AAA Baseball
This league is for players age 9 through 11.

100% kid-pitch. Competitive. Standings are kept for the first time.

Team selection by assessment and team draft.

Playing times can be unequal and only Little League minimums are enforced.

Defensive positioning becomes more specialized; not all kids get to play all positions.

Umpires officiate games and enforce the applicable baseball rules.

Typical skill level: Consistent ability to throw and catch, can hit an easy pitch most of the time, hitting balls to the outfield more often. Pitching from the full 46’ distance. Steals are allowed. Players have an increased baseball awareness of more complex situations.

For additional information about this division you may contact cguymon@hotmail.com or info@fwnll.org.


AAA Fastpitch Softball
The AAA division is for girls ages 9-12. This is the first chance girls will get to pitch to hitters. AAA is intended as an instructional league with focus on fun and basic fundamentals. Teams play against teams from Federal Way and other local Little Leagues. For additional information about this division you may contact charles@sjsmech.com or info@fwnll.org.

Majors Baseball
Majors players (ages 9-12) are selected by trying out for teams. Try out dates are provided during registration.

Typical skill level: Can make routine infield and outfield plays, pitchers can throw 50+ MPH with increasing accuracy and some are throwing breaking balls. Some batters are able to hit balls with tremendous force and are able to hit home runs over the fence. Players usually understand baseball situations without adult guidance.

For additional information about this division you may contact guido24@comcast.net or info@fwnll.org.


Majors Fastpitch Softball
The Majors division is a competitive division for girls ages 9-12. Majors teams are selected based on tryouts. Teams play against teams from other local Little Leagues. For additional information about this division you may contact charles@sjsmech.com and info@fwnll.org.

Juniors Baseball
Juniors baseball consists of players age 12 - 14. For additional information about this division you may contact info@fwnll.org.

Juniors Fastpitch
Juniors fastpitch is for girls age 13-14. For additional information about this division you may contact charles@sjsmech.com or info@fwnll.org

Seniors Baseball
Senior Division consists of players 14 - 16 years of age. For additional information about this division you may contact info@fwnll.org.

Challenger Baseball
Challenger baseball is for boys and girls ages 5-18, who have intellectual or physcial challenges. For additional information about this division you may contact westrickqsp@msn.com or info@fwnll.org


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