Baseball Divisions

National Division—Tee ball

League ages 4 to 6

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National Division is for children league ages 4 to 6 being introduced to the game. Players are in pre-K or kindergarten. Players must turn 4 before the start of the season. The division focuses on the basics of: hitting off of a tee, catching and throwing, and fielding and base running.

This is done in a non-competitive environment, where there are no outs, no strikes, and no score is kept. Every player hits and gets on base each inning.

Teams are kept small—usually 10 or fewer playsers—to create the best learning environment and pace of play. Players are placed on a team by the National Division Commissioner. Team/School/Coach/Friend requests can be made but cannot always be granted.

Volunteer coaches will utilize the Little League® Tee Ball Curriculum which features structured learning. Teams meet once a week on a Saturday or Sunday for a combined practice and game, which in total lasts about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Start times range from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.

Field: Macomb Recreation Center

A Division—Machine Pitch

League ages 6 to 8

Single A is for children league ages 6 to 8 whose range from beginners to those who are continuing to refine the basics of hitting, catching, throwing, fielding and base running. Most players are in 1st or 2nd grade. Players league age 6 (usually kindergartners) should have at least one season of organized baseball experience.

This is primarily a machine pitch division with allowance for some coach pitched balls as players acclimate to hitting from the machine. Outs and runs are kept but without a major emphasis on games results. Runs are limited to 5 per inning. Players are placed on a team by the Single A commissioner. Team/School/Coach/Friend requests can be made but cannot always be granted. Team sizes are generally capped at 12 players to create the best experience.

Teams usually hold practice one late afternoon or evening per week for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Teams typically have one game per week on either Saturday or Sunday with start times ranging from 10am to 4pm.

Field: Lafayette-Pointer Park

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AA Division—Modified Kid Pitch

League ages 8 to 10

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AA is for children league ages 8 to 10. Players typically range from 2nd to 4th grade. Several rules are altered to facilitate the development of the players and enhance the game day experience (for example, limit of 5 runs per inning and stealing limited to 2nd base and home).

Umpires call balls and strikes as a player pitches. If a count of 4 balls is reached, an offensive coach will deliver up to 3 pitches to the batter. This modified kid-pitch format allows pitchers to develop without games being dominated by walks.

Players are placed on a team by the AA commissioner. Team/School/Coach/Friend requests can be made but cannot always be granted. Team sizes are generally capped at 12 players to create the best experience.

Teams practice once per week in late afternoon or evening for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Games are typically held once a week on Saturday or Sunday and vary from a late morning to an early evening start time.

Fields: Forest Hills; Bryce Harper Field

AAA Division (Minors)—Kid Pitch

League ages 9 to 11

AAA is for children league ages 9 to 11. Players typically range from 3rd to 5th grades. AAA is designed to maximize fun and skill development for players who have completed AA and are progressing to the Majors. AAA players that participate in the Spring season can try-out for Cap City’s All-Stars teams.

Assessments for AAA (as well as Majors) take place prior to the fall season each year with a supplemental assessment held in the spring. Players are rostered using a draft to ensure teams are fair and balanced. A player drafted to a AAA team in the fall will remain on the same AAA team in the following spring season.

Teams usually practice one late afternoon or evening per week for about 1 1/2 hours. One to two games are played each week, typically on Saturday, Sunday, or weekday evenings.

Fields: Bryce Harper; Chevy Chase, Upshur

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Majors Division—Kid Pitch

League ages 10 to 12

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Majors is comprised of players who have demonstrated skills commensurate with the highest level of play that Cap City has to offer. Majors has faster/better pitching and overall higher quality of play than the AAA or AA. Only players league age 10-12 are eligible to play in the Majors, although most of the players in the Majors are league age 11 or 12. Most players are in 5th and 6th grade, with some 4th graders. Majors players that participate in the Spring season are eligible to try-out or to be selected for Cap City’s All Star teams.

Assessments for the Majors (as well as AAA) take place prior to the fall season each year with supplemental assessments held in the spring. Players are rostered using a draft to ensure teams are fair and balanced.

Teams usually practice one late afternoon or evening per week for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Games are typically held 1 or 2 times per week on Saturdays, Sundays, or weekday evenings.

Fields: Chevy Chase Field

Juniors Division—Kid Pitch

League ages 13 and 14

Juniors is for players league ages 13 and 14. It uses a conventional 90 ft. diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Runners are permitted to lead off bases and may attempt to steal at any time. Modified diamond dimensions may be used at times during the regular season.

Teams usually practice once a week for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Games are typically held 1 or 2 times per week on either Sundays and/or one weekday evening.

Fields: Fort Reno and other area fields

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