Q: My League Age 6 year old player wants to play in the Farm Division - What do I do?

A: Players who are league age 6 and would normally play in the Tee-Ball division may apply to play up if they make a formal request (fill out the play up form), and upon review by the player agent are given permission to be eligible to be placed on a Farm Division Team. There are a limited number of slots in the Farm Division for league age 6 year old players so the Player Agent will apply criteria to the approval of an application.

Criteria includes sum but not all of of the following:

  • Number of seasons in the Tee-Ball Division (playing 4 year old introduction to Baseball does not count as one of these years)
  • Number of seasons with Benicia Little League
  • Parent Coaching experience and/or willingness to Manage or Coach in the Farm Division.
  • Status of required volunteer hours in previous seasons.
  • Recommendations from coaches and managers from previous teams.

Q: How do I know what team I'm on?

A: Once the Minor B Division draft has been completed, the Tee-Ball and Farm Player Agent will form the teams for the Farm Division. Once all the Farm Division teams have been formed the League will send out an email communication letting you know which team your child has been assigned to. Managers will quickly follow the league email with phone, text, or email communication to inform the families about team meetings, practices, etc.

Q: When are Practices for Farm?

A: Practices begin immediately following the team meeting held by the team, and upon Little League required completion and submission of the medical release forms. Farm  practices are scheduled to begin in the middle of February. Weather may dictate the practices are held on black top or other facilities.

Practice times are chosen by the Manager for each team as part of the Manager orientation process (part of the Farms Managers meeting).

Q: How many practices a week does the Farm Division have?

A: Farm has three practices per week before the season begins. Two practices on weekday nights, and one on Saturdays. Once the season begins, Farm teams may practice two times per week on weeknights. As our Farm fields do not have lights, practices are slotted for 4:00pm and 5:00pm (one hour long) until the spring time change at which time the practice slots change to 4:00pm and 5:30pm (one and one half hour long). Once the season begins, teams will only conduct two weekday practices (3 days of baseball with 2 practices and 1 game).

Q: How many Farm games per week and when?

A: Farm teams are scheduled to play one games per week. All games are scheduled to be held on Saturday.

Note: Games rained out or postponed are rescheduled into future weeks. This may result in weekday games for a Farm Division team as we try to ensure the full number of games are played each season.

Q: What time are Saturday games?

A: Saturday games are held through out the day, typically beginning with at 9:00am game and ending in the early afternoon. Game times rotate throughout the season.

Q: My game got rained out - what comes next?

A: When it rains or fields are closed, rained out games are tagged as waiting for reschedule. The scheduler then will review open slots in the schedule and setup a new date, time, and location.

If you have the Sport Ngin app, and have subscribed to your team... You will receive notifications of changes to game schedules on your mobile device.

Q: How long is the Farm Season?

A: The Farm regular season runs from early March to 2nd week of June. Games may extend to and past Closing Ceremonies if weather has severely impacted the schedule.