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Divisions of Play

Tee Ball Division

League Age: 5 - 6
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Often, a family’s first introduction to Little League® is in the Tee Ball program. Tee Ball is the entry level division for players, ages 5-6. The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child’s love for the game.

The Little League Tee Ball program provides volunteer coaches with everything they need to create an environment where players will learn the skills of the game, while having fun and staying active. Parents and legal guardians of Tee Ball players are crucial to the extension of the program, and their satisfaction is equally important to its success. The outreach and inclusion of this division sets the foundation for continued participation in the local Little League program.

Each Little Leaguer is required to play one season of Tee Ball before being eligible to be evaluated by the local league officials for consideration to advance to a higher division of Little League baseball or softball.

The use of a robust 10-week Tee Ball program benefits the players and volunteer coaches, who typically are younger parents with little experience as coaches/managers.

Tee Ball players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for a Tee Ball team is up-to 8 players, with a season featuring one practice per week with a single game played on weekends.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this entry level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.


Farm Division

League Age: 7 - 8
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Minor League Baseball programs may be operated within each division for younger players with less experience. The Farm Division has players ages 7-8.

Division is  established for “coach-pitch” or “player-pitch.” A player who is league-age 7 or 8 (use the Little League Age Calculator to determine your child’s League Age for the current year) for the current season is eligible to participate in the Farms division.

Rosters may be composed of between 8 and 10 players with a season featuring two practices per week with a single game played on weekends with occasional weekday games.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.


Minor B Division

League Age: 9 - 10
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Minor B is a semi-competitive development program for 9-10 year olds that introduces the players to competitive baseball in a fun, learning environment. Players will learn concepts of balls and strikes, hitting from pitched balls, appropriate base running, situational fielding, and pitching. Player evaluations are required for placement on Minor B teams to ensure teams are balanced appropriately.

Rosters may be composed of between 11 and 12 players with a season featuring two practices per week with up-to two games played per week, one during the weekday and one on weekends.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.


Minor A Division

League Age: 9 - 11
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Minor A is a competitive development program for 9-11 year olds that begins challenging players to execute on the ball field. Players will learn situational awareness on offense and defense, identifying and hitting player-pitched balls, base stealing, pitching and catching. Evaluations are required for placement on Minor A teams to ensure teams are balanced appropriately.

Rosters may be composed of 12 players with a season featuring two practices per week with 2 - 3 games played per week, one to two during the weekday and one on weekends.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.


Major Division

League Age: 10 - 12
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The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for ages 9 -12.

Majors is the standard for youth baseball for 10-12 year olds that allows players to display the skills developed through the rest of the Little League program. Players will utilize teamwork, positioning, and situational awareness in a competitive environment that results in All-Star play with the opportunity to get to the Little League World Series. Evaluations are required for placement on Majors teams.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.


Intermediate (50/70)

League Age: 12 - 13
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The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division was introduced in January, 2010, as a pilot program for 12- and 13-year-olds which utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.

The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division of baseball utilizes a modified baseball field using a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. This new division will be structured for league age 12-13 year olds. Most competitive travel ball programs as well as Little League competitors such as Babe Ruth (Cal Ripken) offer opportunities to play on a 50/70 size field.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.


Junior Division

League Age: 13 - 14
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The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.


Senior Division

League Age: 15 - 16
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The Senior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls 15-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.


Challenger Division

League Age: 5 - 18+
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The Challenger Division offers boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges, ages 5 to 18+, the opportunity to participate in an organized game of baseball. The most fundamental goal of the Challenger Division is to give everyone a chance to play.

Contact

Benicia Little League
PO Box 296 
Benicia, California 94510

Email: [email protected]

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