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.
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).
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.