Senior Majors (Ages 11-12)

Competitive League

Senior Majors is a fully competitive league. It is intended primarily for players ages 11 and 12 who have several years of competitive experience and have demonstrated a significant level of skill and knowledge of the game. Players are generally participating in their third and fourth season of competitive play, although some second-year players are accepted based on their coaches’ evaluations and pre-season skill evaluations.

Assignments to Sr. majors are based on experience and skill level, as determined by prior year performance and pre-season skill evaluations. Scores are kept, standings are maintained, and playoffs are held. It also includes an All-Star game. Trophies are awarded to the first and second place teams in each league at the conclusion of the season playoffs.

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.

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).

Inter-league play:

Hatfield-Towamencin Baseball occasionally partners with surrounding communities at the Sr. Majors level for inter-league games. These games provide exposure to a variety of players and fields. Many of the players they face in these inter-league games may become their teammates in middle school or high school.