Minors is a fully competitive league. This division is intended primarily for players who are entering their first season of competitive play. This division is comprised of 9-year-olds but may include some more experienced 8-year-olds and less experienced 10-year-olds as well.
League assignments to Minors are based on experience and skill level, as determined by prior year performance and pre-season skill evaluations. It is the first level where competition is introduced, and all games involve player pitching. The games are played on a 60-foot diamond. In this league, the score is kept, the standings are maintained, and playoffs are held. The league 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, Majors, Sr. 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).