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Placement Guidelines - Baseball

The cutoff date to determine a baseball player's league age is based on their year of birth. See age tables for Little League Age for 2020.
District 8 Challenger Division - All Ages:
This division offers those physically or mentally challenged the opportunity to play baseball on a real team, please ask any questions you may have.

BB Level

League Age

Description

2020 Fee*

T-Ball

4-6

When first learning, children league age 4 to 5 typically play T-Ball. This is a training ground for the youngest players. Many children league age 6 play T-Ball as well. These teams are coed teams. All 4-year-olds will be required to play T-Ball again next season. 4-Year-Olds must be able to follow directions and be willing to participate. Coed

$140

Rookie

6-7

Six-year-olds may play at the Rookie (coach pitch) level if they are comfortable catching, throwing, and swinging at a pitched ball. Most children league age 7 play at the Rookie level if they have learned to catch balls thrown at face level and above with the glove held vertically rather than horizontally and are comfortable hitting a ball pitched by an adult. These are co-ed teams. Coed

$180

Sluggers

7-8

Instructional league aiming to bridge the gap between Rookie and Farm. Players at this level are beginning to make plays in the field, and can safely handle a ball thrown at face level - able to deflect if not catching.The player successfully puts the ball in play in most coach-pitch at bats. Slugger games will be comprised of six 3-out innings, use a soft-core baseball, and feature coach pitching. Emphasis is player safety and development.

$190

AAA BB

8-10

Most players at this level have learned to catch balls thrown at face level and above with the glove held vertically rather than horizontally (like a basket catch). The player successfully puts the ball in play in most coach-pitch at bats. Players in this division will face a standard "hard" baseball. Games follow standard baseball rules, with kids pitching, but have modifications (coach pitching after 4 balls, limited stealing) to encourage player development. May be subject to player assessment/tryout.

$210

Minors BB

9-11

Players participate in player assessments/tryouts and, depending on their fielding and batting abilities, are drafted to play in the Minors or Majors division. Based on ability, players 10 and under may also be placed at the Farm level for further player development and playing time. Most 11 year olds will play in this division.

$255

Majors BB

11-12

Players participate in player assessments/tryouts and, depending on their fielding and batting abilities, are drafted to play in the Minors or Majors divisions. A player league age 11 is not automatically rostered in the Majors division.

$255

Juniors BB

13-14

Northlake IS hosting a Juniors team for 2019! Juniors play is more relaxed than select ball, but still takes place on 90' fields. For questions about Juniors, contact Danny Howe at [email protected]

$285

Seniors BB

15-16

Depending on interest a Seniors division will be implemented.

$285

·         Player assessments/tryouts are only used to equalize the formation of teams and not to determine whether a player plays in the league or not.

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