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 Levels of Play

League Age

   
Division 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Tee Ball X x                        
Farm    X X x                    
 A     x X x                  
 AA       x X X                
 AAA         x X X              
Majors           x X X            
Intermediate                 X          
Junior 90                   X        
X= greatest percentage of players of this age            
x = smaller percentage of players of this age              
 

 *For all questions regarding level of play, please email the .

 

Tee Ball:
The Tee Ball Division is required for all league age 5-year-old players. Teams are organized by league age and school attendance when possible.

This is an instructional division where players hit off a tee rather than hit a pitched ball. Soft, Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) balls are used for safety. No scores are kept, every offensive player bats each inning regardless of outs and no player sits on defense. Players are taught the basic fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and base running.

All players in this division receive participation trophies.

 

Farm:  Protective cups are required by all players during games and practices.
The Farm Division consists primarily of league-age 6, 7 and 8-year-old players. Teams are organized by league age and school attendance when possible.  

This is an instructional division where players hit regulation Little League balls pitched by coaches during the first half of the season and players during the second half.

At this level, outs are recorded with three ending each half inning. The standard nine defensive positions are used (meaning players rotate sitting) but no scores are kept. Players are taught the fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and base running.

All players in this division receive participation trophies. The season ends with a Farm jamboree style tournament.

 

A: Protective cups are required by all players during games and practices.
The A Division consists primarily of league-age 8 and 9-year-old players. Teams are organized by league age and school attendance when possible.  

This is an instructional division where players hit regulation Little League balls. This division uses pitching machines.  

At this level, outs are recorded with three ending each half inning. The standard nine defensive positions are used (meaning players rotate sitting) and scores are kept. Players are taught the fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and base running.

All players in this division receive participation trophies. The season ends with a jamboree style tournament.

 

AA:  Protective cups are required by all players during games and practices.  

The Minors-AA Division is the first “draft” level division consisting primarily of league-age 9- and 10-year-old players. League-age 8-year-old players are allowed to try out, however teams are limited to a maximum of three per team at the start of the season. All players are required to try out and teams are formed through a manager draft process supervised by the Division Director and Player Agent.

Players pitch (pitch-count restrictions apply) and all players in the lineup bat (continuous hitting). The standard nine defensive positions are used as scores and standings are kept. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre-pitch preparedness, live batting and aggressive base running.

A double-elimination postseason tournament will determine the champion for the division. The top two teams will receive trophies.

 

AAA:  Protective cups are required by all players during games and practices.
The Minors-AAA Division is a "draft" level division consisting primarily of league-age 10- and 11-year-old players. Traditionally, a limited number of league-age 9-year-old players are drafted as well. Interleague play is possible. All players are required to try out and teams are formed through a formal manager draft process supervised by the Division Director and Player Agent.

Players pitch (pitch-count restrictions apply) and all players in the lineup bat (continuous hitting). The standard nine baseball defensive positions are used and scores and standings are kept. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre-pitch preparedness, live batting and aggressive base running. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules.

A double-elimination postseason tournament will determine the champion for the division. The top two teams will receive trophies.  

 

Majors:  Protective cups are required by all players during games and practices.
The Majors Division is "draft" level and represents the first level of competitive play. The Majors Division is designed for experienced, league age 10, 11 and 12 years old players. Interleague play is possible. All players are required to try out and teams are formed through a formal manager draft process supervised by the Division Director and Player Agent.

Players pitch (pitch-count restrictions apply) and all players in the lineup bat (continuous hitting). The standard nine baseball defensive positions are used as scores and standings are kept. This level focuses on more advanced skill development. Pitching speeds are considerably faster (45-60mph) and balls are hit harder. Overall pace of the game is much faster as well with less walks. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules.

A double-elimination postseason tournament will determine the champion for the division. The top two teams will receive trophies.  

 

Intermediate & Juniors: Protective cups are required by all players during games and practices.
The Intermediate and Juniors programs are for players of all skill levels who will be league age 13 or 14 in 2019.  These "upper division" teams will compete against teams from throughout District 57 – San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore.  Upper Division Little League is "travel ball" without the extra time and expense, saving hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars!  Metal cleats, lead-offs, steals, dropped 3rd strike rule, balks, and more!

 

Upper Division Programs Available for Canyon Creek Players in 2019

*levels are dependent on registration numbers*

 

  • Intermediate – 20-25 games, first played on a 70-foot diamond with a 50-ft pitching mound and then transition to an 80-foot diamond with a 54-ft pitching mound during the latter part of the season.  Recommended for recreational players league age 13.   Registration opens in October.  Evaluations in January.
  • Intermediate Gold – 25-30 highly competitive games. Schedule split into 50/70 and 80s portions. Recommended for highly skilled players league age 13.  CCLL is evaluating options for this team, including professional coaching. Registration opens in October. Tryouts in November.
  • Junior 90’s – 20-25 games for players ready for competition on the full-sized 90-foot diamond. Recommended for league age 14 players. Registration opens in October.  Evaluations in January.
  • Junior 90’s Gold – a 30-40 game season for higher skilled players who want to play a lot of baseball in a highly competitive environment. Comparable to other local leagues and travel ball at a fraction of the cost.  Recommended for higher skilled players league age 14. Registration opens in October. Tryouts in November.

Upper Division players have the opportunity to play in the standard Spring Season, Summer All-Stars and Tournaments plus Fall Ball.  Manager/Coaching applications for all divisions will be accepted within the registration window.

Tryouts for Gold teams are held in November and evaluations for regular teams are in January.

Practices begin in February and games run March-June.  All-Star games run June-July.