Sandston Youth Association: 2015 Fall Baseball & Softball Divisions | Teams

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8U Girls Softball (Babe Ruth)
Fast pitch softball division for girls eight years old and under

10U Girls Softball (Babe Ruth)
Fast pitch softball division for girls nine and ten years old

12U Girls Softball (Babe Ruth)
Fast pitch softball division for girls 11 and 12 years old

16U Girls Softball (Babe Ruth)
16 Years Old and Under Fast pitch

Fall T-Ball
Instructional T-Ball is for the beginner. It is designed to teach first year 4/5/6 year old players the basics of baseball.

Rookie
Designed primarily for 7 and 8 year olds. Dr. Robert Brown, former president of the American League formulated the concept of the Rookie League, a pitching machine program. Babe Ruth League quickly embraced this concept and established the rookie league as a division.   By controlling the pitches with a pitching machine, there is more action at the plate and in the field. Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.

Minor
Recommended for 9 and 10 year olds. Among teammates of their own age and experience level, players continue building and refining their fundamental skills while they begin to understand game strategy. It is at the minor league level that players first experience post-season tournament competition, with district, state, and regional levels of play.

Major
The most experienced level of Cal Ripken Baseball, recommended for 11 and 12 year old players. Cal Ripken Baseball is played under the Official Baseball Rules, but implements some special rules as necessary for the development and welfare of this young age group. The game is played on a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 46 feet. In order to encourage the league to train more pitchers, there are rules that set the maximum number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a calendar week. Regulation games consist of six innings or four innings if a game is called. Special base running rules are also in effect.