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Baseball Divisions

T-Ball Ages 4-6 Children ages 4-6 are eligible to play T-Ball. At this level the focus is exclusively on learning the very basic fundamental of the game and having tons of fun, so the kids will come back next year. Coaches place balls on the tee for hitting. 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.
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 Age 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 two-three events each week.
Coast Age 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.

Intermediate (Age 13)

Juniors
(Age 14)

Seniors
(Age 15-16)

Ages 13-16 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.


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Issaquah, Washington 98027

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