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Major League

Majors will be comprised of all 12-year-old players and a portion of 11-year-old players determined by a player rating (all 12 year olds play in this division unless an exception is made). The player rating is a combination of fall evaluation scores and the prior year coach’s assessment, with consideration given to the league played in the prior year.

Competitiveness:

This is the highest level of play Reading Little League offers, using all Little League Majors rules.

Pitching:

Kids will pitch and pitch counts are required to be kept.

Practice & Games:

Both weekday and weekend activities - (plan on 3-4 days/nights per week with 1 or 2 practices and 1 or 2 games).

Coaches:


Team Placement:

Major League coaches are our most experienced Little League coaches and, in most cases, they have coached for several seasons and are familiar with the players.
A draft overseen by the Majors Division League Director will be held prior to the start of the season for coaches to select their teams. The coaches will be provided with player ratings at the draft with the objective of creating a league of balanced teams. Coaches are free to select any eligible player based upon player rating, personal knowledge, prior year performance and Evaluation Day performance.

Triple A (AAA)

Triple A will be comprised of all 11 year old players not playing in the Majors Division and a portion of 10 year old players determined by their player rating (exceptions can be made for 12 year olds to play in this division). The player rating is a combination of fall evaluation scores and the prior year coach’s assessment, with consideration given to the league played in the prior year.

Competitiveness:

This league is a competitive league using most Little League Majors rules.

Pitching:

Kids will pitch and pitch counts are required to be kept.

Practice & Games:

Both weekday and weekend activities - (plan on 3-4 days/nights per week -1/2 practices and 1/2 games).

Team Placement:

A draft overseen by the Triple A League Director will be held prior to the start of the season for coaches to select their teams. The coaches will be provided with player ratings at the draft with the objective of creating a league of balanced teams. Coaches are free to select any eligible player based upon player rating, personal knowledge, prior year performance and Evaluation Day performance.


Double A (AA)

Double A will be comprised of all 10 year old players not playing in the Triple A Division and all 9 year old players. The player rating is a combination of fall evaluation scores and the prior year coach’s assessment, with consideration given to the league played in the prior year.

Competitiveness:

Double A is a competitive Little League division with team records being kept, standings and playoffs. With few exceptions (e.g., limitations on stealing bases and runs per inning), all Little League rules are observed.

Pitching:

Kids will pitch and pitch counts are required to be kept.

Practices & Games:

Both weekday and weekend activities - (plan on 3-4 days/nights per week with 1 or 2 practices and 1 or 2 games).

Team Placement:

A draft overseen by the Double A League Director will be held prior to the start of the season for coaches to select their teams. The coaches will be provided with player ratings at the draft with the objective of creating a league of balanced teams. Coaches are free to select any eligible player based upon player rating, personal knowledge, prior year performance and Evaluation Day performance.


Single A

All 8 year olds are assigned to this division (exceptions can be made for 9 year olds to play in this division).

Primary Purpose:

To focus on skills development and compete in game situations.

Competitiveness:

Most aspects of competition are introduced. The score is kept during the games and standings are kept. There is a playoff.

Pitching:

Kids will pitch and pitch counts are required to be kept.

Practices & Games:

Both weekday and weekend activities - (plan on 2-3 days/nights per week with 1 or 2 practices and 1 or 2 games).

Team Placement:

A draft overseen by the Single A League Director will be held prior to the start of the season for coaches to select their teams. The coaches will be provided with player ratings at the draft from the prior year’s coach with the objective of creating a league of balanced teams. Coaches are free to select any eligible player based upon player rating, personal knowledge, and prior year performance.


Rookie

All 7 year olds are assigned to this division (exceptions can be made for 8 year olds to play in this division).

Primary purpose:

To introduce the game to our youngest players and to teach the basic skills of baseball.

Competitiveness:

Some aspects of competition are introduced. The score is kept during games and teams are limited to three outs per time at bat or five runs per inning. There is a playoff to end the season.

Pitching:

Coaches will pitch to their teams for the entire year.

Practices & Games:

Both weekday and weekend activities - (plan on 2-3 days/nights per week with 1 or 2 practices and 1 or 2 games).

Team Placement:

The Rookie League Director works with the Little League President to create balanced teams based on the parent’s player rating at registration. Additionally, we strive to created teams with players from two (or three) elementary schools so that players can make friends with kids from other schools while ensuring that they know other kids on their team at this young age.


Tee Ball

Reading Little League does not run a Tee Ball program. Please see the Reading Rec. Dept Website if you wish to sign your son or daughter up for Tee Ball:

https://readingma.myrec.com/info/activities/

Tee Ball is for kids 5 and 6 years old according to the Little League Age chart.



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