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Spring Baseball

Reading Little League spring baseball has 5 divisions:

  1. Rookie
  2. Single A
  3. Double A
  4. Triple A
  5. Major League   

Major League

This league is for 12-year olds and some 10-11-year olds (all 12-year olds play in this division unless an exception is made).

  • Competitiveness
    • Highest level of play Reading Little League offers, using all Little League Majors rules.
    • Coaches are free to select any age eligible player based upon personal knowledge, prior year evaluations and evaluation day performance.
  • 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.
  • Team Placement
    • Major League coaches are our most experienced Little League coaches and spend significant time assessing ballplayers to prepare for the draft.
    • In most cases they have coached for several seasons and are familiar with the players.
    • Players are chosen by coaches based on skills and how a player can best contribute to a team.

Triple AAA

This league is for 9-11-year olds who do not play up to majors. Exceptions can be made for 12-year olds to play in this division.

  • Competitiveness
    • This is a competitive, coach drafted division.
    • This league is a full competitive league using all Little League Majors rules.
  • Practice & Games
    • Both weekday and weekend activities.
    • Plan on 3-4 days/nights per week -1/2 practices and 1/2 games.
  • Team Placement
    • As with Double AA, prior to the start of the season the manager’s along with the League Director hold a draft to pick their teams.
    • The objective is to create a league of balanced teams.

Double AA

This league is for all 9-11-year olds who do not play up in triple A.

  • Competitiveness
    • Double AA 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
    • Prior to the start of the season the manager’s along with the League Director hold a draft to pick their teams.
      The objective is to create a league of balanced teams.

Single A

All 8-year olds are assigned to 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 until ball 4 and pitch counts are required to be kept.
    • After ball 4 the Coach takes over pitching and the strike count.
    • If a player has 1 strike the coach/player only have two strikes remaining.
    • If a player has 2 strikes the coach player only have 1 strike remaining.
  • 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
    • Prior to the start of the season the manager’s along with the League Director hold a draft to pick their teams.
    • The objective is to create evenly balanced teams.

Rookie

All 7-year olds are assigned to 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 (format is TBD).
  • 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
    • Players are randomly assigned.

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.
  • Website - 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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