Minors (Ages 8-9)

Competitive League

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.

Season:

The season typically runs from the end of March through early- to mid-June.

Practices:

Several practices are held at the beginning of the season to teach game fundamentals while reviewing the rules of the league.

Games:

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.

Playoffs:

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).