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Baseball Program & Divisions

Summerlin South Little League offers the following baseball divisions for male and female players with "league ages" 4-16.  During the fall season, the league uses the "league age" for the subsequent spring.  Thus, the 2018 Fall and 2019 Spring seasons will use the league ages outlined below.

You can determine your child's league age by consulting the downloadable chart at right.  The player's actual age at the time of registration or the season beginning is not determinative.

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FALL 2019

The age chart below is for the Spring 2019 season.  For the Fall 2019 season please age your child forward 1 year.  We will post the updated league age chart once released by Little League International.   


TEE BALL MINORS (League Ages 4-5)

Players born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2015

The Tee Ball Minors division is for league age 4 and 5-year olds is a pure tee ball division (NEVER COACH PITCH) designed to introduce our youngest players to the basics, fundamentals and fun of baseball.   This is a non-competitive division where players can learn and practice fundamental baseball skills at an early age and receive maximum enjoyment from the experience. Tee Ball players do not evaluate to play. There are no team standings or playoffs, and scores are not recorded.  Players can request a coach (depending on roster availability).


TEE BALL MAJORS (League Ages 5-6)

Players born between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2014

The Tee Ball Majors Division (formerly called Rookies) is a combination Tee Ball/Coach-Pitch division for league age 5 and 6-year olds. 5-year olds must have at least one season of Tee Ball (or equivalent) experience in order to play in this division.  League age 7-year olds who are new to the game or who need additional training and development can play in this division with the approval of the Board of Directors.  This division is a non-competitive division where players can learn, develop, and practice fundamental baseball skills at an early age and receive maximum enjoyment from the experience. Tee Ball Majors players do not evaluate to play. There are no team standings or playoffs, and scores are not recorded.  Players can request a coach (depending on roster availability).


MINORS A (League Ages 6-8)

Players born between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2013

The Minors A Division is a machine pitch division for league ages 6, 7, and some 8-year olds.  6-year olds MUST have played two seasons of Tee Ball Majors equivalent baseball to be eligible to play in this division.  9-year olds are no longer permitted to play in this division, even if it is their first season.  Players do not evaluate to play. Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournament, although the primary focus is player development.  In order to achieve competitive balance, players cannot request a specific coach or team. 


MINORS AA & AAA (League Ages 8-11)

Players born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2011

The Minors AA and AAA divisions are competitive kid pitch divisions. 8-year MUST have played two seasons of machine pitch equivalent baseball to be eligible to play in AA division, must have sufficient skill and ability, and are not promised a roster spot in AA (they must be drafted—undrafted 8-year olds will be rostered in the A Division).   Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournaments.  AAA teams may also be selected to play in a District 4 Tournament of Champions after the spring tournament ends.

For the spring season, players do not select whether they wish to play in the AAA or AA division.  All players must attend one of two scheduled evaluations to be eligible for the draft.  The AAA teams draft their players and any remaining players are placed in the AA draft pool. 

There is no draft for the fall season, and players are permitted to choose their division, subject to available roster spots and appropriate skill level (although league age 11-year old players are not permitted to pitch in AA during the fall season). 

Players who are league age 12 who wish to play in the AAA division must be granted a waiver by the District Administrator.


MAJORS (Little League) (League Ages 10-12)

Players born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2009

The Majors division is a competitive division.  Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournaments. Teams may also be selected to play in a District 4 Tournament of Champions after the spring season tournament ends.  New players to this division must attend one of two scheduled evaluations to be eligible for the draft.  10 and 11 year olds may try-out, but are not guaranteed to be drafted to Majors (if not drafted, they will be placed in the Minors division draft pool).  Once drafted to a Majors team, a player remains on that team for the duration of their eligibility and need not evaluate or be drafted again.


INTERMEDIATE (50/70) (League Ages 11-13)

Players born between September 1, 2005 and August 31, 2008

The 50/70 division is designed for players with advanced skill and utilizes a larger pitching distance and base path to prepare players for the regulation sized field.  Game scores and standings are kept and will be used to seed the teams for the end of season tournaments.  Although the league chartered teams in this division only during the last two fall seasons, the league plans to offer this in both spring and fall starting in 2015.


JUNIORS (League Ages 12-14)

Players born between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2007

This division is the first to utilize a regulation sized baseball field with a 90-foot base path and 60-foot 6-inch pitching rubber.  This division is scheduled by and run at the District level.  The league's ability to charter a team in this division is dependent on sufficient interest.


SENIORS (League Ages 13-16)

Players born between September 1, 2002 and April 30, 2006

This division utilizes a regulation sized baseball field with a 90-foot base path and 60-foot 6-inch pitching rubber.  The Seniors division is scheduled by and run at the District level.  The league's ability to sponsor a team in this division is dependent on sufficient interest.


IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER ABOUT DIVISIONS

Parents and players should be aware that the league's ability to charter teams in a specific age group is dependent on interest.  Sometimes there are not enough players in older divisions to form even a single team.  In such instances, the player and his/her parents will be notified as soon as possible, the league will refund registration fees, and the league will attempt to assist the family in locating an alternate baseball or softball opportunity. 


NOTICE ABOUT ROSTERING & THE DRAFT

Once a player is drafted or rostered, he/she must play on that team.  The league will not move players from team to team, with the exception of a player being moved up to a Major team to fill a vacancy.

Players and Parents in the Minors AAA and Majors divisions should be aware of the Majors Player Replacement policy that potentially affects AAA players.  Certain AAA players (those who evaluated for Majors) are subject to be called up to Majors division during the season if a Majors team loses a player due to illness or injury (usually for four or more weeks), or a player leaves a Majors team. 


SIBLING OPTION

If a parent has children that are close in age and could potentially be playing in the same Major or Minor Division, they may request that these children play on the same team as a “sibling option.”  This request must be in writing to the league President prior to evaluations.  If a parent elects to take the sibling option, any manager that drafts one of the siblings must draft the other in the next round of the draft.