Mt. Seymour Little League: Mount Seymour 2014 Divisions

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Grade Pre-K and Kindergarten
Baseball Age: 5 or 6

The emphasis here is on fun, and learning baseball concepts. Teams play twice per week (one weekday evening and once on Saturday) and include practice time within each game session.

Most games in this division are played at Myrtle Park. Occasionally games may be played at Dorothy Lynas or Sherwood Park fields.

Team Formation:
Teams are formed by League administrators, based mostly on the school the players attend. Parents may request placement with friends during the registration process.

Post-season Opportunities:
There are no post-season opportunities for players at this level.


Rookie Junior
Grade 1 (Kindergarten or grade 2 may play Rookie Jnr on request)
Baseball Age: 7

This division uses a mix of coach soft toss and pitching machine. Scores are not tracked.
Teams play twice per week (one weekday evening and once on Saturday) and practice on Sundays.

All games in this division are played at the Myrtle NE (gravel) diamond.

Team Formation:
Teams are formed by League administrators, based mostly on the school the players attend. Parents may request placement with friends during the registration process.

Post-season Opportunities:
There are no post-season opportunities for players at this level.


Rookie Senior
Grade 2 (grade 1 or grade 3 may play Rookie Snr on request)

A pitching machine is used, and score is kept using a system that counts 2 points for a defensive out, and 1 point for a run. Standings are also tracked for this division.

Teams play twice per week (one weekday evening and once on Saturday) and practice on Sundays.

Games in this division are played at the Myrtle Park SE (gravel) diamond.

Team Formation:
Teams are formed by League administrators, based mostly on the school the players attend. Parents may request placement with friends during the registration process.

Post-season Opportunities:
There are no post-season opportunities for players at this level.


AA
Grade 2, 3, 4 or 5 (baseball age 8-10)

AA is the first division where live pitching and stealing is used. AA rules are simplified and a pitching machine is used in the early season games to provide a transition from Rookie Senior.

All players must attend skills assessments (held in February) so that teams can be balanced to provide competitive play. Assessment scores are used to assign players to either AA or AAA divisions.

Teams play twice per week (one weekday evening and once on Saturday) and usually practice on Sundays

Games in AA are played at Seycove and Blueridge diamonds.

Team Formation:
All teams are re-formed each year using a draft conducted by the coaches in the division and the league's Player Agent, according to rules established by Little League International. Friend requests can only be accommodated in exceptional circumstances.

Post-season Opportunities:
8 and 9 year olds in AA may try out for the 9-year old All-Star Team, and 9 & 10 year olds may try out for the 9/10 All-Star Team.


AAA
Grade 3, 4, 5, 6 (baseball age 9-11)

AAA is a continuation from AA and introduces a few additional rules. All players in AAA must attend skills assessment sessions (held in February) so that teams can be balanced to provide competitive play.

Games in this division are played at Myrtle Park and Seycove diamonds.

Team Formation:
All teams are re-formed each year using a draft conducted by the coaches in the division and the league's Player Agent, according to rules established by Little League International. Friend requests can only be accommodated in exceptional circumstances.

Post-season Opportunities:
9 year olds who play in this division may try out for the 8/9 Year Old All-Star Team, and 9 and 10 year olds who play in AAA may try out for the 9/10 All-Star Team. 11 year olds in this division may play post-season tournaments when and if coaches and tournaments are available.

Important Note: Little League rules stipulate that the only players eligible to participate in Majors All-Stars are those who played in the Majors division for the regular season. Therefore players in the AAA division do not qualify to participate on the Majors All-Star team.


Majors
Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7 (baseball age 10-12)

This division is the most competitive division for 10-12 year olds. All players, except 12 year olds and those who played in the Majors division last year, must qualify to play in this division by first attending assessment sessions.

All returning players plus those who wish to try out for Majors must attend Majors assessments, so that teams can be balanced.

All games for this division are played at Myrtle Park. Teams may also play Interlock games against other North Shore little league teams.

Team Formation:
Teams are formed using a draft conducted by the coaches in the division and the League's Player Agent. Friend requests can only be accommodated in exceptional circumstances.

Post-season Opportunities:
10 year olds who play in this division may try out for the 9/10 Year Old All-Star Team, and 11 and 12 year olds may try out for the Majors All-Star Team. 11 year olds in this division may play other post-season tournaments when and if coaches and tournaments are available.

The winner of the Majors District Championship advances to the Provincial Tournament. That winner goes to the Canadian Championships and the Canadian winner participates in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

Beyond Majors:: Juniors (baseball age 13/14), Seniors (baseball age 15/16) and Bigs (baseball age 17/18/19) are offered by MSLL for players to continue playing baseball. MSLL teams in these divisions play other teams in the North Vancouver district.

Post season opportunities are available in each of these divisions.