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Baseball Divisions


UPTOWN LB Youth Baseball is a proud member of Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Youth Baseball. Please read below for division info and playing age chart to see where your player would be eligible to play this 2020 Spring season.

BASEBALL PLAYING DIVISIONS

 

TEE-BALL - (Ages 4-5) Tee Ball Baseball is for boys and girls ages 4-5 who want to learn the fundamentals of the game.  Soft flexi balls are used and coaches are allowed on field to help with instruction. Primary goal of Tee-Ball is to introduce children/families to the game and make it a positive experience for all. No score is kept there is typically one game and one practice per week. There are no tryouts/evaluations for Tee-Ball and all friend requests are allowed. 

ROOKIE (FARM) -  (Ages 6-7) Rookie (Farm) is for boys and girls ages 6-7 and introduces players to hitting off of a pitching machine. Soft flexi balls are used and play is on a regular 60-foot diamond. Rookie (Farm) players must participate in evaluations and teams are drafted by coaches. This does get competitive as scores and standings are kept to determine post - season tournament seeding.  You can expect about 2 games and 2 practices per week.

AA - (Ages 7-9) AA is for boys and girls ages 7-9.  AA is our first division where players pitch.  60-foot base path, 43 ft pitching distance, and hard baseballs are used. AA players are required to participate in evaluations and the teams are drafted by the division managers. AA focuses on continued development of baseball fundamentals including the introduction of pitching and catching positions. 

AAA - (Ages 9-11). AAA is for boys and girls ages 9-11.  The diamond used is a 65-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. Hard baseballs are used. AAA players are required to participate in evaluations and teams are drafted by the division managers. AAA is an introduction into full rule baseball and will include Drop 3rd Strike, Lead Off, Pick Off, Pitcher Balks, Full Live Ball, Infield Fly throughout the season.You can expect 2 games per week and 2 practices. 

MAJORS 50/70 - (Ages 10-12) Majors 50/70 division is for boys and girls ages 10-12. The diamond used is a 70-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 50 feet. Hard baseballs are used. Majors 50/70 players are required to participate in evaluations and teams are drafted by the division managers. Majors 50/70 is competitive baseball and Cal Ripken Tournament Rules for substitution apply for all regular season games. Rules include Drop 3rd Strike, Lead Off, Pick Off, Pitcher Balks, Full Live Ball, Infield Fly. You can expect 2 games per week and 2 practices. 

 


            

             




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