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MAJORS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Majors (Ages 10-12*)

This division promotes competition to a higher degree as compared to the Minor League. Within this more competitive environment, the emphasis remains on improving baseball skills, building individual self-esteem, promoting team camaraderie and emphasizing fair play. The division is designed to be both the satisfying culmination of some players' Little League careers and to prepare other players for higher levels of play including advancement in Little League Tournament play.

Players should focus on refining their skills with a strong emphasis on consistency. Often the difference between an average player and a good player is the ability to consistently execute the required 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.

 

SEASON

Practices typically start 2-4 weeks prior to the first game. The regular season typically starts in early April and runs through mid-June.

 

GAMES

Each team plays a minimum of 12 games per season, usually two games per week.
Game length is typically 1½-2 hours and consist of 6 innings (required).

PRACTICE

Practices occur 1-5 weeknights 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.

 

UNIFORMS

LGLL provides a T-shirt jersey and a cap for Baseball. 
LGLL provides a T-shirt jersey and a cap or socks for Softball.

 

PLAYING EQUIPMENT

What equipment does my player need? 
Glove
Fielding face mask - Softball
Baseball/softball pants
Batting helmet (optional, coaches can help you determine right length and weight)
Bat (optional, coaches can help you determine right length and weight)

TEAM

Teams must consist of 12-14 players and a volunteer manager.  There may also be 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.

Contact

La Grande Little League
P.O. Box 3054 
La Grande, Oregon 97850

Phone: 541-910-2227
Email: [email protected]

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