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Divisions

T-Ball

  • Players League Age 4 - 6.
  • Non-competitive division. No game score or division standings are kept.
  • The team formation will be determined by the Tee Ball League Division representative.
  • A Manager shall have two (2) designated coaches (approved volunteers) to assist during game days.
  • Games will last sixty (60) minutes. Play must be stopped at 60 minutes! No exceptions! Managers of both teams should try their best to end the game at a “good” stopping point, before the 60 minute hard cut-off.
  • The first half of the season, all players will hit the ball off of a tee. The second half of the season, a coach will pitch underhand to each batter. Coaches will pitch up to three (3) pitches to a batter and if batter does not put the ball in play, then the batter will hit off a tee.  Each batter shall have enough swings to put the ball in play.
  • The batting order will consist of all players in the game. Once play begins, the lineup cannot be changed except to remove a player due to an injury. A late arrival shall be added to the end of the lineup. Throughout the season, it shall be a priority to rotate the batting order so that all players have an opportunity to bat from each position in the lineup.
  • Every player bats each inning. An inning ends after the entire offensive team has batted. The last batter will continue advancing bases until either put out or the defensive team gets the ball to home plate.
  • The defense is comprised of all players present. The infield positions shall consist of a traditional baseball infield with the remaining player(s) occupying space behind the infielders. It shall be a priority of the manager that each player spends equal time at all positions in the field.
  • The defensive team may have up to two (2) coaches in the field.

Farm (formerly CAPS)

  • Players League Age 7 and 8.  If spots permit, some League Age 6-year-olds may be drafted to this division, if approved by Farm Division Representative and Player Agent.
  • Score will be kept, but division standings will not.
  • Teams will be formed to ten (10) or eleven (11) players.  Each coach may choose one (1) assistant coach. All other players are added by age and skill. The team formation will be decided by the Farm Division Representative and Player Agent.
  • The bases will be set at fifty (50) feet.
  • Coach will serve as umpire.
  • Coach pitch only. There will be no kid pitch in this division. The coach will pitch overhand to his/her players from a distance of 35’. Each player will get 5 chances (pitches) to put the ball in play. If the 5th pitch is fouled off, then the player will receive an extra pitch. No walks. The League wants to encourage kids to swing the bat.
  • Games will run a maximum of 90 minutes or 6 innings. Play will be stopped at 90 minutes regardless of how many outs are recorded OR where the offensive team is in their lineup. Managers of both teams should try their best to end the game at a “good” stopping point, before the 90 minute hard cut-off.
  • The defensive team will position six (6) players in the infield and three (3) players in the outfield. Players must play in the infield by the 3rd inning. All players cannot sit back-to-back innings on the bench and cannot sit more than two (2) innings in a game.
  • The defensive team may have up to two (2) coaches in the field. The offensive team may have up to two (2) adult base coaches and one coach near home plate.
  • There will be NO stealing of bases.
  • Continuous batting order. 
  • Teams will change sides after three (3) outs or five (5) runs.

Minors

  • Players League Age 8 - 10. (Players who are League Age 7 may ask to try out and then will need special Board approval to be eligible for Minors.)Any player who is League Age 8 who does NOT wish to play in this division should NOT come to tryouts.
  • This is a competitive division. Score and division standings will be kept.
  • A player must attend a skills assessment(tryout) to be considered for a Minors team.
  • Teams will be chosen by coaches in a draft.
  • Teams will be formed to eleven (11) or twelve (12) players
  • Official umpires will call the game.
  • The bases will be set at sixty (60) feet.
  • Pitching mound is set at forty six (46) feet.
  • Kid pitch. Pitchers are held to pitch count regulations.
  • Game length is six (6) innings. No new inning may begin after two (2 ) hours of play.
  • There will be a continuous batting order for each game.
  • No player will sit consecutive innings in a game.
  • Each player must play at least one (1) inning in the infield before the end of the third (3rd) inning.
  • The side is retired when three offensive players are legally put out, called out by an umpire, or when all players on the roster have batted one time in the half-inning, or when the offensive team scores (5) runs. (The AGVLL Board of Directors have suspended the five-run rule in the last half-inning for either team.)
  • Any runner is out when the runner slides head first while advancing
  • When a pitcher is in contact with the pitchers plate and in possession of the ball and the catcher is in the catchers box ready to receive delivery of the ball, base runners shall not leave their bases until the ball has been delivered and has reached the batter.


Majors

  • Players League Age 10 - 12.  (Players who are League Age 9 may play with special Board approval.)
  • Players who are League Age 10 may request to NOT be drafted to the Major League Division prior to the draft.  The request will be honored by the League EXCEPT when the Board decides that the player imposes a safety risk to other players.
  • This is a competitive division. Score and division standings will be kept.
  • A player must attend a skills assessment (tryout) to be considered for a Majors team.
  • Teams will be chosen by coaches in a draft.
  • Teams will be formed to eleven (11) or twelve (12) players
  • Official umpires will call the game.
  • The bases will be set at sixty (60) feet.
  • Pitching mound is set at forty six (46) feet.
  • Kid pitch. Pitchers are held to pitch count regulations.
  • Game length is six (6) innings.
  • There will be a continuous batting order for each game.
  • All Players must play a minimum of six (6) defensive outs
  • No "Must Slide" rule.
  • Infield fly rule will be in effect.
  • Dropped 3rd strike rule will be in effect.
  • No Balks – if an illegal pitch is called with runners on or not, it is a ball.
  • Any runner is out when the runner slides head first while advancing
  • When a pitcher is in contact with the pitchers plate and in possession of the ball and the catcher is in the catchers box ready to receive delivery of the ball, base runners shall not leave their bases until the ball has been delivered and has reached the batter.

Intermediate

  • Players League Age 11 - 13. 
  • Players who are League Age 11 & 12 may request to NOT be drafted to the Major League Division prior to the draft.  The request will be honored by the League EXCEPT when the Board decides that the player imposes a safety risk to other players.
  • This is a competitive division. Score and division standings will be kept.
  • A player must attend a skills assessment to be considered for an Intermediate team.
  • Teams will be chosen by coaches in a draft.
  • Teams will be formed to eleven (11) or twelve (12) players
  • Official umpires will call the game.
  • The bases will be set at seventy (70) feet.
  • Pitching mound is set at ffifty (50) feet.
  • Kid pitch. Pitchers are held to pitch count regulations.
  • Game length is six (6) innings.