Mercer Island Little League: 2016 Divisions

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Majors Baseball 10-12 Yrs. Old
This is the most advanced and competitive division of Little League, which will include all 12 year olds, strong 11 year-olds and outstanding 10 year olds. Majors focuses on advanced skill development and preparation for all-stars and higher level play beyond age 12. Players will be drafted onto Majors teams based on ability.

Coast Baseball 9-11 Yrs. Old
Coast is intermediate player pitch baseball, primarily for 10 and 11 year old players, as well as some highly skilled 9 year olds. Coast teams will practice once per week, and play one weeknight game and one Saturday game.

'AAA' Baseball 8-10 Yrs. Old
'AAA' Baseball is entry-level player pitch baseball, for 9 and 10 year old players, as well as some highly skilled 8 year olds. In the first part of the season, there will be no stealing allowed and coaches will assist with pitching as needed (i.e. finish pitching to a batter after ball 4) in order to keep the games moving by reducing walks. AAA teams will practice once per week, and play one weeknight game and one Saturday game.

'AA' Baseball 8-9 Yrs. Old
“AA” Baseball is advanced machine-pitch baseball for 8 year olds, 7 year olds in 2nd grade** and 9 year olds seeking more development, or a lesser commitment, before playing Player Pitch. Limited pitching by players will be introduced in the second half of the season. AA teams will have one weeknight practice per week, one Monday game, one Saturday game, and an end-of-season League Tournament. Teams may also have some team batting cage time during the season.

**Players hoping to “play up” an age (7’s in AA, 6’s in A) must have completed the level below and must be ready for the competition and structure of the higher league. Almost all kids are best suited to play their age appropriate division. Players who play up must all understand that they may not always be able to do so.


'A' Baseball 7 Yrs. Old
“A” Baseball is intermediate machine-pitch baseball intended for 7 year olds who have already played a year of Sluggers, 6 year olds in 1st grade** and 8 year olds seeking more development before AA. “A” teams will have one weeknight practice per week, and one Monday game and one Saturday game.

**Players hoping to “play up” an age (7’s in AA, 6’s in A) must have completed the level below and must be ready for the competition and structure of the higher league. Almost all kids are best suited to play their age appropriate division. Players who play up must all understand that they may not always be able to do so.


Sluggers Baseball 6-7 Yrs. Old
Sluggers Division is an entry-level machine pitch division for 6 year olds who have completed one year of T-ball and 7 year olds who need more development or seek a lower level of commitment before advancing to the 'A' Division. Sluggers will have one weeknight practice each week in a "micro clinic" format and one Saturday game.

T-ball (co-ed) 4-6 Yrs. Old
This is for 5 year old players, first year 6 year old players , 2nd year 6 year old players still needing skill development before heading up to "Sluggers.” Four year olds are eligible, but need to be ready for the competition and structure of T-ball. Please no three year olds. Players hit a ball from a Tee. All players bat and play in the field each inning (3 innings per game). One weeknight practice (Wednesday or Thursday) in a "micro clinic" format and one Saturday game per week.

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