League age determination

Your player’s league age is determined by the Little League Baseball® Age Chart. For Spring 2023, the Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child on August 31 of 2023.

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CHALLENGER

The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5 - 18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15 - 20 players. Challenger games can be played as Tee Ball games, coach pitch, player pitch, or a combination of the three. Only players with physical and mental challenges may be enrolled in this program.

TEE BALL

Tee Ball is intended for all League Age 5 year olds and most League Age 6 year olds. Those League Age 6 year olds who are more skilled and have played at least one full Spring season of Little League Tee Ball in the past may register for our FARM division. In Tee Ball, a soft “RIF” (Reduced Injury Factor) ball is used. Pitching is not permitted (the ball is batted from a tee.) Teams will generally meet twice per week for practices and games. Tee Ball players do NOT attend an assessment.

NOTE: Friend, carpool, and manager requests are only considered for Tee Ball, Farm, and MAPS, which are requests only and not guaranteed. Any requests may be indicated where it says, "Include notes about the participant."

FARM

FARM division is typically for league age 7 year olds. Special circumstances may exist to have a league age 6 year old play in FARM provided they have played at least one full Spring season of Little League Tee Ball in the past. The Farm division provides players with an introduction to the fundamentals of baseball. FARM uses a pitching machine in order to provide a more consistent and fun experience for the players, as well as help the players to develop better batting skills and habits. If a player is unable to put the ball in play after 5 pitches they will get to put the ball in play from a batting tee. Teams will generally meet twice per week for practices and games. Farm players do NOT attend an assessment.

NOTE: Friend, carpool, and manager requests are only considered for Tee Ball, Farm, and MAPS, which are requests only and not guaranteed. Any requests may be indicated where it says, "Include notes about the participant."

MAPS

Machine Pitch (MAPS) division is primarily for Little League age 8 year olds with some League age 7 year olds. League age 7 year olds must have played at least one year in the FARM division before they can move into the MAPS division.

MAPS players will experience more traditional baseball playing conditions including risk/reward base running and getting 3 outs or scoring 5 runs to end each half of an inning. A pitching machine will be utilized at this level set at 40 mph. Players will receive 5 hittable pitches before they strike out. There are no tees or walks in this division. A regulation hard Little League baseball will be used. A coach from each team will be responsible for running the pitching machine and umpiring the game. Teams will generally meet twice per week for practices and games. There are NO assessments required in the MAPS division. (**Should a League Age 8 year old want to be considered for Minor B, they must attend an assessment.)

NOTE: Friend, carpool, and manager requests are only considered for Tee Ball, Farm, and MAPS, which are requests only and not guaranteed. Any requests may be indicated where it says, "Include notes about the participant."

MINOR B

Minor B is open to Little League age 8-10 year olds who attend assessments. Players in this division will face player pitching off the mound, called balls/strikes, game scoring and standings, and further development of baseball fundamentals. An end of year playoff tournament will be held. All players must attend assessments to be eligible for the Minor B Draft. Players will be drafted to the appropriate division based on assessments, space availability in this division, and drafts. Little League age 8 year olds who attend assessments for Minor B but are not drafted will be placed in the MAPS draft.

NOTE: Friend, carpool, and manager requests are not considered in this division.

MINOR A

Minor A is open to Little League age 9-11 year olds who attend assessments. Minor A players will face a faster pace of play than Minor B and the complexity of baseball fundamentals are expanded. An end of year playoff tournament will be held. RPLL may submit tournament teams (TOC & All Stars) from this division and the All Star teams are eligible for the Western Region Little League tournament. All players must attend a skills Assessment to be eligible for the Minor A Draft.

Players will be drafted in the appropriate division based on the skills assessment, space availability in the division, and drafts. Little League age 9 and 10 year olds not drafted to a Minor A team will be placed in the Minor B draft. Teams will generally meet three times per week for practices and games.

NOTE: Friend, carpool, and manager requests are not considered in this division.

MAJOR

The Major division is open to league age 10-12 year olds. Major players will face a faster pace of play than Minor A and the complexity of baseball fundamentals are expanded. Major division is played on a 46/60 field. All players must attend a skills assessment to be included in the draft.

An end of year playoff tournament will be held in this division. RPLL may submit tournament and All Star teams from this division. The All Star teams are eligible for the Little League Major Division World Series Tournament. League Age 12 year olds who are drafted to Intermediate are still eligible for consideration for the Major All Star team.

Per Little League International Regulation IV: "Any player who is League Age 12 must be permitted to play in the Major Division."
**Please ensure you have identified if you will only allow your League Age 12 year old player to play in the Major division; see registration form to make your selection. Player Agents must be notified no later than assessments if a League Age 12 year old only wishes to play in the Major division ([email protected]).**
League Age 12 year olds who only wish to be considered for the Major division will be guaranteed a spot in the Major division, per Little League International. All other League Age players will be placed based on assessments, space availability in divisions, and the draft.
League Age 12 year olds who wish to be considered for Intermediate are *not* guaranteed a spot in the Intermediate division.
League Age 12 year olds who have not been drafted to an Intermediate team will be placed on a Major team.
League Age 12 year olds who are drafted to Intermediate are still eligible for consideration for the Major All Star team.

League Age 11 year olds not drafted to a Major team will be placed in the Minor A draft.

League Age 10 year olds not drafted to a  Major team will be placed in the Minor A and/or Minor B draft(s).

Teams will generally meet three times per week for practices and games.

NOTE: Friend, carpool, and manager requests are not considered in this division.

INTERMEDIATE

The Intermediate division is open to Little League ages 11 – 13 year olds. The Intermediate division is competitive and requires a high level of commitment. At this level, the focus is on helping the players continue to develop and perfect their fundamental and tactical baseball skills on a larger ield (50/70). Lead off base stealing is allowed. Intermediate division allows Little League approved bats.

An end of year playoff tournament will be held in this division. RPLL may submit tournament and All Star teams from this division. The All Star teams are eligible for the Little League Intermediate Division World Series Tournament. All players must attend a skills assessment to be included in the draft.

Little League age 13 year olds not already drafted to a Juniors team will be drafted to an Intermediate team.

League Age 12 year olds who have not selected to be placed only in the Major division are eligible to be drafted to an Intermediate team based on assessments, space availability in the division, and drafts. League Age 12 year olds who are interested in being considered for Intermediate but are not drafted to an Intermediate team will be placed in the Major draft.
League Age 12 year olds who are drafted to Intermediate are still eligible for consideration for the Major All Star team.

Little League age 11 year olds not drafted to an Intermediate team will be placed in the Major and/or Minor A draft(s).

Teams will generally meet three times per week for practices and games.

NOTE: Friend, carpool, and manager requests are not considered in this division.

JUNIORS

The Juniors division is open to Little League ages 13-15 years old (League Age 15 year olds MAY NOT pitch according to LLI rules). The Juniors Division may compete with other District 32 Junior League teams. The games are played locally on a larger ield (60/90). Juniors division allows lead offs, metal cleats and Little League approved bats. RPLL can submit a tournament team (or All Stars) from within this division and the team is eligible for the Little League International Juniors tournament. Home games are at Canyonside Park. *Note: Players are placed in the appropriate division based on skills and assessment. All League Age 14 and 15 year olds will be drafted to a Juniors team. Thirteen year olds will be placed either in the Juniors or Intermediate division based on the draft. All players must attend an assessment.

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