East Norriton Little League: 2018 Divisions
Little League Baseball® divides the state of Pennsylvania into 32 districts organized into 8 sections split into two divisions (got all that?). ENLL plays in District 22, a member of Section 8 in Pennsylvania's East Division. Pennsylvania State Tournaments are conducted after every season for six different age groups from 9s & 10s all the way up to 18-year-olds (Big League). The most popular tournament, of course, is the televised Little League World Series. The teams you see participating in that ESPN spectacle have advanced past state play and won their Regional Tournament, too. (Postseason play ends after the state tournament for the 9s & 10s.) When ENLL wins a State Championship, they will represent Pennsylvania in the Eastern Regional Tournament for a chance to get to the LLWS as the Mid-Atlantic Regional champion.
Here are some useful links to monitor the 'Path to Williamsport':
- PA District 22 website
- PA Little League website
- Little League Eastern Region HQ
- Little League World Series
ENLL's Tee Ball division is for 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls, as determined by Little League Baseball®, who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. In Tee Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee and the primary goals are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. ENLL will focus on giving youngsters getting involved in baseball for the first time the tools and the instruction to be successful players in the future.
ENLL's Instructional League division is primarily for 6-year-old players, as determined by Little League Baseball®, who will benefit from focusing on developing the fundamentals of hitting and fielding that were introduced in Tee Ball. Batters first attempt to hit off a pitching machine before hitting off a tee.
ENLL's Minor League division is primarily for 7- and 8-year-olds, as determined by Little League Baseball®, who are ready to bat against a pitching machine.
ENLL's American League division is primarily for 9- and 10-year-olds, as determined by Little League Baseball®, with level determined by age/draft. Players pitch in this division. American League All-Stars are selected for entry in the 9-year-old and 10-year-old tournaments.
ENLL's National League division is primarily for 11- and 12-year-olds, as determined by Little League Baseball®, with level determined by age/draft. Players pitch in this division. National League All-Stars are selected for entry in the 11-year-old and 12-year-old tournaments.
The Junior League is for 13- thru 15-year-olds with level determined by age/draft. Players pitch in this division and play on full-size field.