Welcome to Hamilton Baseball's 11-12 Major League Program.

Our 11-12 program accepts boys and girls, ages 11-12 years, as of April 30th. In certain cases, we accept children under this age if they have demonstrated an above average aptitude toward the game of baseball.

What's our 11-12 program about? We realize at this age, fundamentals are still very important. But this is the first time the kids can lead off the bases and try to avoid the pick-off. We emphasize the fundamentals and game situation awareness during practices. We use a standard little league hardball.

We kick-off the 11-12 season with practices. Our teams begin practice in March as soon as the weather breaks. The 11-12 teams meet twice a week. They will meet one evening (days will vary) each week, and then on Saturday. Weekday evenings at 6:15pm, and Saturday's with varying times. The 11-12 League uses Field #2, which is a 70 foot diamond.
Players receive a team shirt, socks, hat, and baseball pants. All you need to provide is a glove. However, we also recommend the kids have rubber or plastice cleats. Soccer cleats are acceptable. We also expect the boys to wear an athletic supportor. Kids are welcome to bring their favorite bat or helmet. Please mark name clearly on all personal items, including their hat. Please expect bats and helmets to be shared by team members.

Opening Day is typically the 3rd or 4th Saturday in April. Our season starts with our annual parade to the field. We meet at Hamilton Middle School (Old Harford Rd. and Christopher Ave.) at 8:30am. We parade north on Harford Rd, east on Woodring, and north on Moyer Ave. All leagues parade to the outfield grass of Field #1.
After our on-field ceremonies and a few remarks from our keynote speakers, it's time to "Play Ball". Our clinic teams are center stage as they will play their first game. Immediately following the clinic, all the leagues will start their season. Game times are typically either 11:00am, 1:15pm, or 3:30pm.

After opening day, the 11-12 teams will continue through their schedule. Every child plays during every game, a minimum of two innings in the field. Plus we usually bat the roster, so they are always in the batting order, even when they have finished playing the field.

The 11-12 league has play-offs. Who will be this season's champ?
The season will end for the 11-12 teams when they are eliminated from the play-offs. Closing ceremonies for Hamilton Baseball are typically the 3rd or 4th Saturday in June. Trophies are distributed on this day as well.