Majors Ages 10-12
May 07 - Aug 31
From May 07, 2016 to Aug 31, 2016
Who is it for? This is the premier Division for Little League. The core age for Majors is 10-12 years old. The age range is wide to accommodate those that have significant baseball instruction and are ready for Majors, as well as players needing additional instruction on baseball’s complexities before playing full baseball. Players league age 9, with at least one season of AAA may consider playing Majors with a parent and board approval. In this Division, there is a greater emphasis on team play, which includes teams working together to win games. By the time a player is eligible for Majors, he or she generally has played a few seasons of baseball and is very familiar with the way the game is played. For spring baseball, player assessments are conducted and a draft selection process forms the teams. ?
What Skills are Taught? Stamina and concentration are important. Longer accurate throws are expected and full attention is required. Players learn to react quickly, throw properly and accurately on the run and make consistent, hard throws to any base or the plate. Pitching is more sophisticated as pitchers develop more arm strength and improved form.
How is the Game Played? All players bat in the lineup the whole game. Coaches will play the kids in more than one position, but look for overall balance on the team and develop players accordingly. Everyone sits the bench from time to time but always hit in the lineup. Parent support is needed for scorekeeping, field preparation, and post-game field maintenance before and after the game. One umpire will be provided for all league played games. League standings are kept to determine a regular season champion. In addition, there are opportunities to make the 9/10, 10/11 and 11/12 year old All Star Teams that participate in the District 23 All Star Tournament. These teams typically play well into July. Players are responsible to bring their own gloves and athletic cleats. Athletic cups are required for all players and are required for everyone playing catcher.
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