Baseball
Posted Nov 28, 2011

Baseball divisions are intended for ages 8 -12 as of April 30, 2013

HillsboroLittle League Baseball levels are described below. Please read the information carefully and determine the appropriate level of play for your child.

Still not sure where to register your player? Contact our Player Agent or attend one of the in-person registration events (see Home page for details).

 

*Run Limit: A maximum of 5 runs can be scored per team per inning for A and AA, and a maximum of 6 runs can be scored per team per inning for AAA, except during an open inning.

As players advance through the different levels of baseball, the quality of play improves and the level of excitement, intensity, and competition increases. AA is the last level of truly developmental baseball, where Managers and Coaches are strongly encouraged to play players at all positions that can be handled safely. At the AAA and Majors levels, some Managers and Coaches limit players to a few fielding positions to establish a more regular line-up. At these levels of play, some players may see more playing time than others. The minimum playing requirement for each player at AAA and Majors is six defensive outs per game. All teams bat the roster throughout the game.

If your child needs more developmental work, please consider keeping him down one level of play.


If you want your child to be considered for the level of play above the typical level, you must sign in the appropriate space on the registration form. This is not a guarantee that he will play at the higher level. The actual level of play for all players is determined by the draft.

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Level

Age

Pitching

Pitching Distance

Walks

Stealing

Run Limit*

Team Formation

Try-Outs

A

Typically age 8

Skilled 7 year-old with previous T-ball experience may be considered

Machine innings 1-3 (soft baseball)

Player innnings 4-5

Machine replaces player pitcher after ball 4 during innings 4 and 5 until batter hits the ball or strikes out

46 feet

No

No

5 runs per inning

Formed by HLL

No

AA

Typically age 9

8 year olds, and highly-skilled 7 year old 2nd graders, may try out for AA

Player
(hard baseball)

46 feet

Yes

Gradually introduced

5 runs per inning

Formed by HLL

No

AAA

Typically age 10

9 year olds, and highly-skilled 8 year old 3rd graders, may try out for AAA

11 and 12 year-olds may play at the request of a parent or if not drafted to a Majors team.

Player

12 year-olds cannot pitch at this level

46 feet

Yes

Yes

6 runs per inning

Draft

Yes

Majors

Our most skilled players, ages 11 and 12

10 year olds, and highly-skilled 9 year old 4th graders, may try out for Majors

Player

46 feet

Yes

Yes

No

Draft

Yes

 
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