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Choosing a Softball Division

WHAT IS SOFTBALL LEAGUE AGE?

When registering for the spring 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 little league softball, please refer to the Little League age chart.

WHICH SOFTBALL DIVISION SHOULD I CHOOSE?

SOFTBALL DIVISIONS AT PACIFIC LITTLE LEAGUE

DivisionAge RangeGeneral Grade Level
T Ball (Coed)5-6Pre-K - K
Rookies6-7-8K - 2nd Grade
89ers8-93rd- 4th Grade
Minors9-114th -5th Grade (Sometimes 6th)
Majors10-124th -7th Grade
Juniors12-148th - 9th Grade
Seniors14-169th - 10th Grade


T-BALL
T-Ball provides the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and throwing along with the basic rules of baseball and softball. 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 Rookies.

ROOKIES
Players have fun while continuing to learn the basics of the game of softball. Skills that are focused on at this level include throwing, fielding, and batting from a live pitch from their coach.

89ers
Players continue to develop their softball skills and is PLL's to player pitching. Players will learn the "windmill" underhand style of pitching with a modified "coach pitch" rule to help keep the games active.

MINORS
Players are introduced to the traditional 3 strike/4ball count with 4 balls resulting in a walk utilizing an 11" softball with pitching at 35' . Continuation of skill building and building confidence in their softball journey.

MAJORS
Players participate in fast-paced softball following traditional rules using a 12" softball with pitching at 40'. All players entering into Majors for the first time are required to attend tryouts and be drafted onto a team. Players who are not drafted onto a Major's team will be placed on a Minor's team.

JUNIORS/SENIORS
Players continue on their developmental softball path into a higher level of competitiveness with the district with pitching at 43'. Juniors will field a team or combine with a local league to play against others within District 1. Seniors will be formed throughout District 1 for an element of travel play.

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