Last Updated: November 17, 2017

 

The following provides an overview of the divisions offered at NALL.  The ages referenced are guidelines.  Players older or younger than the age recommendations below may be placed in a division.

 

To calculate your player's Little League Age please refer to http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/determine_league_age/league_age_calculator.htm

 

T-ball (4-5 year old's):

Focus: To introduce players to the game of baseball and begin to teach the fundamentals of the game.

•    All players hit off of a T in a continuous batting order each inning
•    No scores or standings are kept

Draft: There is no draft in the T-Ball Division.  Players are assigned to teams.

 

Minor A (6-8 year old's):

Focus: The Minor A division focuses on the fundamental skills of hitting, throwing and catching while introducing additional elements of the game.

•    Pitching machine is utilized for consistency
•    If a player strikes out they hit off of a T
•    5 inning game
•    No standings are kept

Draft: There is no draft in the Minor A Division.  Players are assigned to teams.

 

Minor AA (7-9 year old's):

Focus:  The minor AA division continues to reinforce fundamentals while focusing on additional elements of the game including pitching.

•    6 inning game with 4 run limit per inning
•    Season begins with machine pitch and migrates to kids pitching
•    After 4 balls from a kid pitcher the at bat is finished with the machine
•    Strikes count
•    No stealing or walks

Draft: There is no draft in the Minor - AA Division.  Players are assigned to teams.

 

Minor AAA (8-11 year old's):

Focus: A competitive play division where kids pitch the entire game.  Standings are kept and there is a playoff to determine a champion.

•    Previously branded as the 'Minors' Division
•    6 inning game with 4 run limit per inning
•    Strikes count and walks occur
•    There are no leads and runners can steal only after the ball reaches the batter
•    Games are played at the VFW field and Midway LL

Draft:
•    Players in the AAA Minors are selected to a team through a draft
•    Players are drafted each year
•    Players who played in Minors AAA in 2016 and are not drafted into the Majors will play in the Minor AAA division in 2017

 

Majors (10-12 year old's):

Focus: A competitive division in which kids pitch and scores and standing are kept.  The division has playoffs as well to determine a champion.

•    Games are six innings long
•    There are no leads and runners can steal only after the ball reaches the batter
•    A batter can run on a dropped third strike if first base is unoccupied
•    Games are played at the VFW field, Midway LL and Canal LL

Draft:
•    Players in the majors are selected to a team through a draft
•    Once a player is selected to a majors team they remain on that team through their 12 year old season
•    11s who are not selected for Majors will be eligible for the AAA division
•    10s who are not selected for Majors will be eligible for the AAA division

 

Juniors (13-14 year old's):

Focus: A competitive play division focusing on transitioning players to become acclimated to playing on fields and rules used at a secondary school level.  Competition is against other leagues in New Castle County.

•    Played on a 60-90 foot baseball field
•    Games are 7 innings long
•    There are leads and runners can steal at any point
•    Games are played at Hill Field and other fields across the Northern portion of New Castle County

Draft: There is no draft in the Juniors Division.  Players are assigned to teams.

 

Seniors (14-16 year old's):

Focus: A competitive play division focusing on furthering players opportunities to play against advanced competition.  Competition is against other leagues in New Castle County.

•    Played on a 60-90 foot baseball field
•    Games are 7 innings long
•    There are leads and runners can steal at any point
•    Games are played at Hill Field and other fields across the Northern portion of New Castle County

Draft: There is no draft in the Seniors Division.  Players are assigned to teams.