Minors (Ages 8-10*)
This division of Little League promotes a higher level of competition and emphasizes more of the standard rules of Little League baseball. The focus remains on education, development and teamwork while encouraging a deeper understanding of the game and advancing skill development in order to prepare players for successful participation at the Majors level.
It is critical that the managers and coaches of this division provide sound training and good balance of playing time and position rotations for all players. Besides building upon the skills taught to them at the preceding levels, players should successfully understand the advanced rules and developer finer baseball skills.
LITTLE LEAGUE AGE DETERMINATION*
Your player’s league age is determined by the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Age Charts. The dates for baseball and softball are different, but each determines the division in which your Little Leaguer will play this season. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child as of August 31 of the current year. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Softball player is the actual age of a child as of January 1 of the current year.
Practices typically start 1-2 weeks prior to the first game. The regular season typically starts in early April and runs through mid-June..
Each team plays approximately 12 games per season.
Game length is typically 1½-2 hours, with no new inning starting after two hours and consist of 6 innings (maximum).
Practices occur 1-5 weeknight per week during the season. Practice schedules vary from team to team based on the requirements of the manager. Practices typically last 1-1/2 hours.
LGLL provides a T-shirt jersey and a cap for Baseball.
LGLL provides a T-shirt jersey and a cap or socks for Softball.
What equipment does my player need?
Fielding face mask - Softball
Batting helmet (optional, coaches can help you determine right length and weight)
Bat (optional, coaches can help you determine right length and weight)
Teams usually consist of 11-13 players, a volunteer manager and one to two volunteer coaches.
Teams are selected via a draft in February/March after a player skills assessment (tryouts) is conducted in February. The purpose of the draft is to ensure that skills are evenly divided among all teams, creating a fair experience for all teams.