Softball Placement Guidelines

The age determination date for a Little League Softball player is the actual age of a child on December 31st of the previous year. Please refer to the Little League - League Age Determination site to determine your child's league age.


SB Level

League Age


2022 Fee*



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




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 using a Safe-T baseball. Register within the Baseball Program. Coed BB


A SB                   (Formerly Farm SB)


Coach-pitch developmental games for Girls. Instructional division aiming to bridge the gap between Rookie BB and Softball. 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 catch the ball. The player successfully puts the ball in play in most coach-pitch at bats.


AA SB (Formerly 89'ers)


Girls who play AA are of league ages 8 or 9 and are not ready for full-time player-pitch. At this level, girls pitch and can potentially be assisted by a coach to come in and provide pitching as well.


AAA SB (Formerly Minors)


Full-time player pitch. Girls should exhibit the ability to throw and catch and have a sound understanding of softball theory. Player assessments/tryouts are required.




Competitive level of play for girls league age 11-12. Note: Players can attain the age of 13 AFTER 1/1. At this level, stealing is legal upon a pitcher's release of the ball and rules such as a dropped third strike apply. Pitchers are required to throw from a distance of 40’. Player assessments/tryouts are required.




Fastpitch for girls who are fairly advanced in skill level and/or age. Girls league age 12 can play Juniors. Some girls league age 12 might be asked to "co-league" if there are not enough participants at the Junior level. A 12-year-old must participate in at least 60% of games at either the Majors or Juniors level in order to be qualified for All-Stars at that level.


Challenger (District 8 Program)

All Ages

This division offers those physically or mentally challenged the opportunity to play baseball on a team. Rosters may be combined with other District 8 leagues. Coed


Player assessments are only used to equalize the formation of teams and not to determine whether a player plays in the league or not. All registered players are placed on a team.

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