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.