Old Orchard Beach Little League: OOB Little League Divisions

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T-Ball - Baseball Only
League ages for this division are 4, 5,6,7 (and 8 depending on the player's ability). This level is to learn basic baseball fundamentals; it is a child's introduction to baseball and is noncompetitive. Rather than the ball being pitched to the batter, the ball is hit from an adjustable batting stand or "tee". Generally a player can expect to attend a practice and 2 games per week. Games run 2 innings through the batting order and no outs. (Approximate game time duration: 1 hour).

Coach Pitch Baseball
League ages for this division are usually 7, 8 & 9. It is the next step from T-ball and it's recommended that any player moving into this division have completed at least 1 year of T-ball. This is a noncompetitive division and the focus at Coach Pitch is to instruct learning of positions in baseball, fielding, batting stance and strategies. During games the ball is pitched to the batter by a coach and each batter is allowed 5 strikes. Each team runs through the batting order, but no score is kept. A Coach Pitch player can expect 1-2 practices and 2 games per week.

Minor League Baseball
Minor League is a player's transition into the real game of baseball. Players' ages are generally from 8-12, and must have completed at least 1 year of Coach/Pitch. The focus of this division is to understand the structure of the game and strategies (such as bunting and stealing) while still working the fundamentals. Players are drafted by team managers and attending try outs is mandatory. The rules of baseball are in effect, the games are semi-competitive and the score is kept. A player pitches the ball and a minimum of 4 innings need to be played per game. A player in this division can expect 1- 2 practices and 2 games per week.

Major League Baseball
League Age is generally 10, 11, & 12. The games are fast-paced and are competitive. All players need to display clear knowledge of the game. Starting a player in this division who is not ready can be dangerous to the player, therefore we require a certain skill level that ensures a players safety. Players are drafted by a team manager and attending try outs is mandatory. A player that participated on a Major League team the previous year will stay with that team unless/until he/she reaches age 13.

Softball - Coach/Pitch
Technically a part of the Minor division, our league has a subdivision of Coach/Pitch level for ages 7-9 years old.

Softball - Minors
This division is generally made up of 9-10 year olds.

Softball - Majors
This division is generally made up of 10-12 year olds.

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