A fully competitive league, this division is intended primarily for players ages 11 and 12 with one or more years of competitive experience. Assignment to the Majors League are based on experience and skill level, as determined by prior year performance and pre-season skill evaluations.
The games are played on a 70-foot diamond. Base runners may "take a lead" and occasionally get "picked off". Balks are called, and players are introduced to many of the aspects of baseball that are experienced on full-sized (90 foot) diamonds.
In these leagues, the score is kept, standings are maintained, and playoffs are held. It also features an All-Star game. Trophies are awarded to the first and second place teams in each league at the conclusion of the season playoffs.
PLEASE NOTE: Commissioners from the competitive leagues reserve the right to move players to the appropriate league based on skills evaluations and the number of teams being fielded.
The season typically runs from the end of March through early- to mid-June.
Several practices are held at the beginning of the season to teach game fundamentals while reviewing the rules of the league.
Play typically gets underway the first or second week of April, depending on weather and field conditions. Two to three games are scheduled per week; weeknight games begin at 6 p.m. and weekend games are held on Saturdays beginning at 10 a.m.
For all competitive leagues (Minors and Majors), playoffs are held to crown a league champion. They are traditionally held over the last week or two of the season (late May/early June).