Baseball Overview

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Please contact president@pacificlittleleague.com for more information.

This information is for baseball divisions only. To determine if a player elligible to play in our league, see our "League Boundaries" page.

WHAT IS LEAGUE AGE?

When registering for the spring 2018 season, a player will request a level of play at a particular level. But what level? The following provides an overview of Pacific Little League Divisions. While Little League International uses the "League Age" requirements to define eligibility for upper divisions, each little league is able to define their own age criteria to separate players for safe play in younger divisions.

"League Age" is determined by Little League International. Pacific Little League is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 18 who reside in the boundaries, as defined by the residence or school address. For the 2018 season, refer to the National Little League age calculator. Little League International has published updates to the age determination, see our home

For players born on or before April 30, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season.

For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date. (i.e. Players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005 are grandfathered in and will not lose their 12u season.)

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The August 31 age determination date is already in effeft.

For more information, click here: http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/September-December/llb-age-determination-date.htm

WHICH DIVISION SHOULD I CHOOSE?

DIVISIONS AT PACIFIC LITTLE LEAGUE

Division Age Range General Grade Level
T Ball 5-6 Pre-K - K
Farm 6-7-8 K - 2nd Grade
89ers 8-9 2nd - 3rd Grade
Minors 9-11 3rd -5th Grade
Majors 10-12 4th - 7th Grade
Intermediate 11-13 7th - 8th Grade
Juniors 12-14 8th - 9th Grade
Seniors 14-16 9th - 10th Grade

T-BALL (hit from a batting tee)

  • Players who are league age 5 and 6 are eligible to be selected to a T-Ball team.
  • This division is typically intended for pre-school and kindergarteners. Players hit the ball from a batting tee for the season and may have opportunities at the end of the season for coach pitch or soft-toss.
  • If your child is 5 or 6 and has never played organized baseball, T-Ball is a great place to begin. If your child is 6 and has played a season in T-Ball, you can move your child to the Farm level.

FARM (Machine pitch)

  • Players who are league age 6, 7 and 8 are eligible for selection to a Farm team.
  • Typically K - 2nd grade.
  • A mechanical pitching machine is used to introduce players to hitting a moving ball and continue to build on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing. The pitching machine is used to pitch for the entire season. Innings are 3 outs or 5 runs - whichever comes first. Defensively, ten players take the field, including a catcher in full gear and fielder in the mound area. Standings are not kept. There is a post-season tournament.
  • If your child is 6 to 8, he or she can play in the Farm League. If your child played T-Ball as a 5-year old, then the Farm Division is suitable. For players that are age 8 that want to move from Farm, you can register for 89ers.

89ers (previously Super 9's)

  • Players who are League Age 8 to 9 are eligible for selection to an 89ers team.
  • Typically 2nd - 3rd grade.
  • The 89ers Division is meant for players who are ready to move past machine pitch, but may not be ready to play against strong 9-11 year old players in the Minors Division. This Division will use machine-pitch for the first three games of the season, while the players learn and work on development for pitching in practice. For the remainder of the season, the players will pitch in accordance with the current 89er rules.
  • The rules of the division are modified to fit the age group and ensure games move at a good pace. Standings are not kept. There is a post-season tournament. Players are placed on a team through a blind draft process by the player agent (no player / coach / team requests).

MINORS

  • Players who are league age 9 to 11 are eligible for selection to a Minor's team.
  • 9 year olds must attend a tryout if in third grade.
  • Typically 3rd - 5th grade.
  • Minors in an introduction to full baseball with all of the complexities of the game with some modified rules. If your 9-year old has already played a year at the 89ers Division (formally Super 9's), can hit a pitched ball and can throw and catch consistently, then he or she is ready for the Minors division.
  • Standings are not kept. There is a post-season tournament. Players are placed on a team through a blind draft process by the player agent (no player / coach / team requests).

MAJORS

  • Players who are league age 10 to 12 are eligible for selection to a Major's team. This division is by draft and a required tryout. Players who are not drafted will be placed on a Minor's team.
  • Typically 4th - 7th grade.
  • Standings are kept and all teams participate in a post-season tournament and District 1 tournaments with other Little Leagues. Players are placed on a team through a try-out and draft process. Players not drafted will be placed on a Minors team, other than 12-year olds who must play in the Majors division.

INTERMEDIATE (50ft. pitching/70ft. bases) Baseball

  • The Intermediate League level is a competitive level that continues to stress fundamental baseball with larger fields, and full baseball rules. Players who are league age 11 to 13 are eligible for selection to an Intermediate team. This division is by draft after a tryout.
  • Typically 7th-8th grade.
  • Games are played at Scriber Field in Lynnwood and at other District 1 fields. District wide interleague play is expected during the regular season.

JUNIORS / SENIORS (60ft. pitching/90ft. bases) Baseball

  • The Juniors division is the first division that the game is played on 90' bases. Players can take leads and the game mimics the rules of higher levels of baseball. Players who are League Age 12 to 14 are eligible for selection to a Juniors team. This division is by draft after a tryout.
  • Standard Baseball: 60'6" and 90 ft bases.
  • Games are played at Scriber Field in Lynnwood and at other District 1 fields. District wide interleague play is expected during the regular season. Standings are kept and there is a District wide post-season tournament.

SENIORS

  • The Seniors division continues the natural progression of baseball, with the game played on 90' bases. Players who are league age 14 to 16 are eligible for selection to a Seniors team. This division is by draft after a tryout.
  • Standard Baseball: 60'6" and 90 ft bases.
  • Games are played at Scriber Field in Lynnwood and at other District 1 fields. District wide interleague play is expected during the regular season. Standings are kept and there is a District wide post-season tournament.

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