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BASEBALL PROGRAMS

Issaquah Little League prices remain at or below the average charged by other Little Leagues in our area. Prices range from $80 for T-Ball to $150 for AAA/Coast/Majors and $245 for Intermediate/Juniors/Seniors.

T-Ball Ages 5-6- As the first level of organized baseball the emphasis is on FUN. Small teams are organized by school as much as possible. Short practices to help learn the game and shortened games to enjoy it. Play is off a Tee with a soft safety baseball "Incrediball". Everyone bats and everyone plays the field.
A Ages 6-7- Children age 6 are eligible if they have already completed one year in T-Ball. At this level we continue to focus on learning the basis and coaches pitch to the players using a soft "Incrediball". Emphasis is on basic skills, teamwork and fun. Team are organized by school as much as possible. Expect one practice and one game each week.
AA Ages 7-8- At this level of play there is increased focus on basic skills, teamwork, respect for coaches and umpires, and the rules of the game while still retaining a fun atmosphere. Coaches pitch to the players using RIF (Reduced Injury Factor) 5 ball. Team formation is based upon home school as much as possible. Expect one practice and one game each week.
AAA Ages 9-10- Players pitch for the first time and stealing is introduced! This is the entry into competitive baseball with increased emphasis on basic skills, playmaking decisions, teamwork along with respect for umpires and coaches. Intensity level of play appropriately increased. Regulation hardballs are used. Balanced teams are formed as Managers draft players to be on their team using results from the mandatory Skills Evaluation. Scorekeeping, pitch counts, game scores and standings are all introduced. Expect one practice and one game each week.
Coast Ages 10-11- The level of competition increases as players pitch with steals allowed. Emphasis on basic skills, playmaking decisions, teamwork and respect for umpires and coaches. Balanced teams are formed as Managers draft players to be on their team using results from the mandatory Skills Evaluation. Scorekeeping, pitch counts, game scores, standings, end of season Tournament and Championship. Expect one practice and two games each week.
Majors Ages 11-12- Advanced, competitive play. Emphasis on refining of all skills learned at previous levels. Balanced teams are formed as Managers draft players to be on their team using results from the mandatory Skills Evaluation. Those players not assigned to a Majors team are automatically entered into the Coast level. Scorekeeping, pitch counts, game scores, standings, end of season Tournament and Championship. Expect one practice and two games each week.
Juniors Ages 13-14- Advanced, competitive play. Players must be ready to add more skill and strategy to their game. Defensive awareness along with knowing where to make the play and how to run the bases becomes a more critical part of the game. Base stealing, sliding, and lead offs are allowed starting at this level. Diamond size is an 80 or 90 foot base path with a 54 or 60 foot pitching distance. Depending upon the number of players that register to play, teams will typically have between 12-15 players. Practice starts in March and games start in April. There will be approximately 22-25 games against other District 9 leagues including Bellevue, Sammamish, Eastlake, Redmond, etc. during the season and games are 7 innings. Includes Post-season District and State All-Star Tournaments, Regional tournament and the Junior League Baseball World Series. Bat size goes up to a maximum of 2-5/8" diameter (big barrel) and 2-1/4" diameter bats may still be utilized. Metal or molded rubber cleats depending upon fields utilized.
 

BASEBALL AGE CHART

Little League Baseball Age Chart for the 2012 Season
Locate Month and Year of player's birthdate, read the Little League Age and Program
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr LL
Age
Program
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 5 T-Ball
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2006 6 T-Ball
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2005 7 A
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2004 2004 8 AA
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2003 9 AAA
2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2002 10 Coast
2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2001 2001 2001 2001 11 Coast / Majors
1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2000 12 Majors
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 1999 1999 13 Juniors
1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1998 1998 1998 1998 14 Juniors
 

BASEBALL DIVISION (BOYS & GIRLS)

T-Ball A AA AAA Coast Majors
Description Beginners Coach Pitch Advanced Coach Pitch Kid Pitch, Playoffs Competitive, Playoffs Advanced, Playoffs
Ball Type Incrediballs:
SAF-BST - Baden
Semi-Soft:
SAF-SS - Baden
Semi-Soft:
SAF-SS - Baden
Hardball:
2BBLG - Baden
Hardball:
2BBLG -Baden
Hardball:
2BBLG - Baden
Team Organization School / Coach School / Coach School / Coach Skills Evaluation to balance teams Skills Evaluation to balance teams Skills Evaluation to balance teams
League Age T-Ball A AA AAA Coast Majors
5 Get Started!
6 Register
for T-Ball
If one
year T-Ball completed
7 If not ready for A, register for A, and petition to Play Down Register
for A
If already successful at A, register for A, and petition to Play Up
8 If not ready for AA, register for AA, and petition to Play Down Register
for AA
If already successful at AA, register for AA, and petition to Play Up
9 If not ready for AAA, register for AAA, and petition to Play Down Register for AAA
(Skills Evaluation required)
If already successful at AAA, register for AAA, petition to Play Up, and Skills Evaluation indicates ready
10 If not ready for Coast, register for Coast, and petition to Play Down. Skills Evaluation may also indicate AAA. Register for Coast
(Skills Evaluation required)
If already successful at Coast, register for Coast, petition to Play Up, and Skills Evaluation indicates ready
11 Returning players may register for Coast or Majors to indicate preference. New players are recommended to register for Coast. Placement will be based on the Skills Evaluation (required).
12 Always register for Majors
(Skills Evaluation required)
13-14 A Juniors Division is now offered by the Issaquah Little League (New for the 2011 Season). View Baseball Programs for more details.