Hopkinton Little League: League Info

Spring Baseball Placement Details
The following is a summary of placement within the baseball leagues in 2014 

NOTE:  "Little League Age" for baseball is based on the age of the player as of 4/30/2014.  All ages noted below refer to "Little League Age".

6 Major League Teams – comprised of
48 – 12 year olds - (100% of the eligible 12s)
18 –  11 year olds - (33.3% of the eligible 11s)

6 Quad-A League Teams - comprised of 
36 - 11 year olds - (66.7% of the eligible 11s)
36 - 10 year olds - (66.7% of the eligible 10s)

6 Triple-A League Teams – comprised of
18 – 10 year olds – (33.3% of the eligible 10s)
50 –   9 year olds – (61.7% of the eligible 9s)

6 Double-A League Teams – comprised of
31 – 9 year olds - (38.3% of the eligible 9s)
36 – 8 year olds - (57.1% of the eligible 8s)

4 Single-A League Teams
– comprised of 
27 – 8 year olds – (42.9% of the eligible 8s)
14  – 7 year olds  - (100% of the eligible 7s)

6 1st Grade League Teams - comprised of
49 - 7 year olds - (all 1st grade)
12 - 6 year olds - (all 1st grade)

14 Instructional League Teams - comprised of
50 - 6 year olds - (all Kindergarden)
54 - 5 year olds - (16 Kindergarden / 38 Pre-K, turned 5 by 4/30/14))

The following is a summary of placement within the softball leagues in 2014 (as of 3/20/14 & may change due to children dropping and late registrations):

NOTE:
  "Softball Age" is based on the age of the player as of 12/31/2013.  All ages noted below refer to "Softball Age".

1 14U Team - comprised of
0    - 14 year olds
10 -  13 year olds

5 12U Teams - comprised of
23 -  12 year olds
24 -  11 year olds
   7 - 10 year olds

6 10U Teams - comprised of
7 - 11 year olds

27 - 10 year olds
35 -   9 year olds
 1 -   8 year olds

6 8U Teams - comprised of
34 - 8 year olds
25 - 7 year olds

6 Instructional League Teams - comprised of
30 - 6 year old
14 -  5 year olds (turned 5 by 4/30/14)



The following describes HLL's League Placement (Baseball) System. Placement is based on a player ranking system. The method of ranking players is as follows:

A player can achieve a maximum value of 4 points, calculated by:
           Tryout Results (up to 1 point) - Scored by Independent Evaluators
           Team Ranking (up to 0.50 points) - Scored by the Team's Coaches from the prior year
           “Little League Age” (up to 0.25 points) - Sliding scale with 12-year olds earning the most
           Age/League Ranking (up to 1 point) - Scored by the League's Head Coaches from the prior year
           League Points (up to 1.25 points) - Sliding scale with prior year's Majors participants earning the most


The above baseball placement system is used for the following leagues:
           Majors
          Quad-A
          Triple-A
          Double-A
          Single-A
Placement in the above leagues does NOT incorporate the school grade of the player.

The only leagues which utilize school grade for player placement are:
          1st Grade
          Kindergarten
          Pre-K

"Baseball Age" requirements for each of the baseball leagues follows:
          Majors        - 12's and 11's
          Quad-A      - 11's and 10's
          Triple-A     - 10's and 9's
          Double-A   - 9's and 8's
          Single-A     - 8's and 7's (must be in at least 2nd grade)

The only Grade-based leagues are:
          1st Grade
          Kindergarten
          Pre-K

* A player's baseball age is determined by their age on April 30th of the current season in accordance with Little League International regulations.