Juniors (Ages 12-14*)
The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 12-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.
The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.
The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.
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 1-4 weeks prior to the first game. The regular season typically starts in early April and runs through mid-June.
Each team plays a minimum of 12 games per season, usually two games per week.
Game length is typically 2.5-3 hours.
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 2-3 hours.
LGLL provides a Jersey and a cap for Baseball. Jersey is to be returned at end of season.
LGLL provides a jersey and a cap or socks for Softball. Jersey is to be returned at end of season.
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 must consist of 11-15 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.