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East Sacramento Little League proudly offers Tee Ball, Single A, AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors Baseball Divisions for boys and girls ages 4 - 14.

A child's placement in a division is determined primarily by league age as dictated by Little League International, and secondarily by skill level. Please review the 2020 Baseball Division: Age Guidelines before registering your child for the 2020 season.

Tryouts: Tryouts for AA, AAAMajors and Juniors divisions are held each year in January to determine a child's skill level and readiness. AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors divisions are formed primarily by age with skill also factoring in. There are no tryouts for Tee Ball and Single A. The age ranges for each division are as follows:

  • Tee Ball: Open to boys and girls, league age 4 and 5, new to the sport of baseball. Tee Ball offers an age-appropriate introduction to the game and seeks to develop preliminary skills.

  • Single A: Open to boys and girls, league age 6. Single A focuses on skill development, including advancement in hitting and fielding with a goal to progress young players from tee to coach pitch.

  • AA: Primarily consists of children ages 7 and 8, although 9-year-olds new to the sport, or in need of additional skill development, may be accommodated by special request with permission of the League.

  • AAA: Primarily consists of children ages 9 and 10, although 11-year-olds new to the sport, or in need of additional skill development, may be accommodated by special request with permission of the League.

  • Majors: Primarily consists of children ages 11 and 12, although 10-year-olds possessing advanced skills may be accommodated by special request with permission of the League.
  • Juniors:  Consists of children ages 13 and 14,and is played on a larger field.  Practices will be held at a regulation-sized field in Land Park and games will be played against other D7 Juniors teams throughout the District.
See the descriptions below for more information on each division as well as a contact point if you have questions.

Tee Ball

Open to boys and girls, league age 4 and 5, new to the sport of baseball. Tee Ball is designed to develop introductory-level skills such as throwing, catching, hitting off a tee, and baserunning. Also introduced are concepts such as switching from being the hitting team to the fielding team after an inning and running to first base after an at bat. Teams do not record outs or keep score at the Tee Ball level. Every player bats every inning. Games are usually one hour long and teams usually play one game per week.

For more information about Tee Ball, please contact Jason Hayes at [email protected]

Single A

Open to boys and girls, league age 6. Single A focuses on skill development, including advancement in hitting and fielding with a goal to progress young players from tee to coach pitch. Coaches toss soft pitches from approximately 20 feet away. Games are three innings or 1.5 hours. A limit is placed on the number of runs that can be scored each inning (since the recording of three outs may still be difficult to accomplish). Teams usually play one game per week.

For more information about the Single A Division, please contact Brad McDowell at [email protected]

AA

Primarily consists of children ages 7 and 8, although 9-year-olds new to the sport, or in need of additional skill development, may be accommodated by special request with permission of the League.

Tryouts are held in January each year to assess each child's abilities while insuring evenly balanced teams. Teams are drafted by Managers in early February and practices begin in February (weather permitting).

AA focuses on skill development and teamwork. Players learn game basics such as the difference between force outs and tag outs. Children are given opportunities to try many different positions and learn that it is okay to make mistakes.

AA baseball is played as follows:

  • Six inning games
  • 10 players in the field (four outfielders)
  • Coach-pitch (overhand)
  • No leading or stealing
  • No bunting
  • Maximum of five runs per inning (except the last inning)
  • No standings are kept and there are no playoffs
  • Station-to-station baseball (no extra bases on overthrows)
  • Children play in both the infield and outfield regularly

For more information about AA, please contact Doug Muraki at [email protected].

AAA

Primarily consists of children ages 9 and 10, although 11-year-olds new to the sport, or in need of additional skill development, may be accommodated by special request with permission of the League.

Tryouts are held in January each year to assess each child's abilities while insuring evenly balanced teams. Teams are drafted by Managers in early February and practices begin in February (weather permitting).

AAA baseball play is conducted as follows:

  • Six inning games
  • Games are umpired
  • Nine players in the field
  • Players pitch (there are mandatory pitch count limits)
  • No leading
  • Stealing is permitted after a pitch crosses home plate
  • Bunting is permitted
  • Maximum of five runs per inning (except the last inning)
  • Standings are kept and there are playoffs (the winner plays in the District 7 Tournament of Champions)
  • Children play in both the infield and outfield regularly

For more information about AAA, please contact Josh Hurley at [email protected].

Majors

Primarily consists of children ages 11 and 12, although 10-year-olds possessing advanced skills may be accommodated by special request with permission of the League.

Tryouts are held in January each year to assess each child's abilities while insuring evenly balanced teams. Teams are drafted by Managers in early February and practices begin in February (weather permitting).

Majors continues the focus on skill development and teamwork. Players gain a familiarity with most aspects of the game and a general understanding of game situations.

Majors baseball is played as follows:

  • Six inning games
  • Games are umpired
  • Nine players in the field
  • Players pitch (there are mandatory pitch count limits)
  • No leading
  • Stealing is permitted after a pitch crosses home plate
  • Bunting is permitted
  • Standings are kept and there are playoffs (the winner plays in the District 7 Tournament of Champions)

For more information about Majors, please contact Mark Leu at [email protected].

Juniors

Consists of players ages 13 and 14, and is played on a larger field with more competitive rules.  Practices will be held at a regulation-sized field in Land Park and games will be played against other D7 Juniors teams throughout the District.

For more information about Juniors, please contact Tammy McCarley at [email protected].

 

Contact

East Sac Little League
P.O. Box 19596 
Sacramento, California 95819

Email: [email protected]

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