The Dalles Little League: Playing Age / Divisions

2015 League Age Chart
2015 League Age Chart
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Majors 

This is a competitive baseball division for 11 & 12 year olds. Players participate in tryouts at the beginning of the season and a draft system is used to balance the teams. Limited space is available for 10 year olds who are ready to play at this level.  They must try out and be drafted to a team to participate in this division (Player Agent will decide whether any player under 11 will be eligible based on skill level and safety). At this level of play, the emphasis is on learning baseball rules, strategies, and sportsmanship in a competitive atmosphere.


Minors
 
This division is for 9 & 10 year old boys and girls and is intended to be an introduction into competitive baseball. Players participate in tryouts at the beginning of the season and a draft system is used to balance the teams. Limited space is available for 7 and 8 year olds who are ready to play at this level. They must try out to participate in this division (Player Agent will decide whether a player under age 9 will be eligible based on skill level and safety).  At this level of play, the kids pitch, bases can be stolen, and the emphasis is on learning baseball rules and sportsmanship. 

Rookie (Coach Pitch)

This division is open to 7 & 8 year olds and is designed as an introduction to hitting the ball from a pitcher. At this level, the emphasis is still on learning the rules of baseball and proper technique.  Score is not kept and good sportsmanship is emphasized.  No walks are allowed - a Tee will be used if a batter can not get a hit with 5 trys. This is to keep the game moving. After 3 weeks of play, teams are now retiring the side at 3 outs instead of batting the entire lineup per inning.  Some 6 year olds can play at this level if they can demonstrate a high enough skill level and they have played a year of T-Ball.


T-Ball
This division is for 4 - 6 year olds and is an introduction to baseball. The emphasis is on learning basic baseball rules and learning the proper technique for throwing, catching and batting. Players will hit only from the tee, no coach pitch is allowed at this level. Players cannot strike out and the entire batting order bats per inning.

 

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