Divisions of Play Offered by East Lane Little League

Note: Formation of teams in any Division depends on there being a sufficient number of qualified registrants.

Note: In order to enhance conformity in age eligibility across many youth athletic organizations, Little League International is modifying the league age criterion for the baseball divisions. This is a three year phase-in process. There has been no change to softball age eligibility.  For your reference, links to the official Age Charts and an age calculator are below.

Baseball Chart  Softball Chart  Age Calculator 

Non-Competitive Divisions

Tiger Tee-Ball (Baseball): ages 4 or 5. Born September 2011 thru August 2013  ($75)

For boys and girls, who are baseball league age 4 and novice 5 year-olds.  Short form Tee Ball for younger players.  Game format keeps young players in the action.  8 week program based on Little League Tee-Ball Syllabus. Typically 1 game and 1 clinic/practice per week. Players hit from a tee. The game uses a soft safety baseball. For ages 5, at least one year of experience in this division is recommended before advancing to the Tee-Ball Division. Teams are formed by geographic location. Registration includes a jersey and hat.

 Tee-Ball (Baseball): ages 5 or 6. Born September 2010 thru August 2012  ($95)

For boys and girls, who are league age 5 or 6.  Players hit from a tee. The game uses a soft safety baseball. For League-age 5 - one year of Tiger Tee-Ball experience is expected. For League-age 6 - at least one year of experience in this division is expected before advancing to the Coach-Pitch Division. Teams are formed by geographic location. Registration includes a jersey, pants, and hat.

 Coach/Machine-Pitch (Baseball): ages 6 thru 8. Born September 2008 thru August 2011  ($95)

For boys and girls, who are 6-8 on April 30 of the current year. A coach operates a mechanical pitching machine to pitch to players. The game uses a soft safety baseball. This division uses modified Tee-Ball rules.  It is recommended for those players who are ready to swing at a moving ball.   For League-Age 6 - with at least one year of T-ball experience.  For League-Age 7 - at least one year of experience in this division is expected before advancing to the Competitive Divisions.  For Novice League-Age 8 Players.  Effort is made to form teams by geographic location. Registration includes a jersey, pants, and hat.

Competitive Baseball Divisions

Advanced Machine-Pitch (Baseball): ages 7 thru 9. Born September 2007 thru August 2010  ($125)

For boys and girls, who are League-Age 7-9. A coach operates a mechanical pitching machine to pitch to players. The game uses a regulation baseball and Minor League Baseball rules.  It is recommended for those players who have a basic understanding and proficiency of the game.  For League-Age 7 - with at least one year of Coach-Pitch experience.  For League-Age 8 Players  For Novice League-Age 9 Players.  Effort is made to form teams by geographic location.  It is expected that some games with other local Little-Leagues may be scheduled.  *also New* Optional -- If enough interest is shown, an all-girl-team Machine-Pitch sub-division will be formed.  The schedule for the all-girl teams will play all of the other teams but emphasize playing games with other all-girl teams as available.  Registration includes a jersey, pants, and hat.

AA Baseball: League ages 8-11 ($125)

Players placed by skill evaluations.  A fully instructional division played using a regulation baseball and Minor League Baseball rules. It is recommended that players complete at least 2 years in a Machine-Pitch Division and/or can show baseball proficiency and ability to play at this level. Players will be required to go through at least one player evaluation for team placement and for possible recommendation for a Major Division Baseball Team. Evaluations are NOT try-outs. All registered players will be assigned to a team. Evaluations are a process used only as a tool to make sure a player can safely compete at this level. Registration fee includes a jersey, baseball pants, and hat.  Teams will be scheduled games with other local Little Leagues

AAA Baseball: League ages 9-11 ($125)

Players placed by skill evaluations.  A fully instructional division played using a regulation baseball and Minor League Baseball rules. It is recommended that players complete at least 1 year at AA Division and/or can show baseball proficiency and ability to play at this level. Players will be required to go through at least one player evaluation for team placement and for possible recommendation for a Major Division Baseball Team. Evaluations are NOT try-outs. All registered players will be assigned to a team. Evaluations are a process used only as a tool to make sure a player can safely compete at this level. Registration fee includes a jersey, baseball pants, and hat.  Teams will be scheduled games with other local Little Leagues

 Major Baseball: League Age 9-12 ($125)

Player selected by skill evaluations.  Players pitch to players using a regulation baseball on a 60ft diamond. Recommended for players who have played at least 2 years in a Minor Division. Players selected to this division must show an advanced proficiency and ability in order to compete safely with other players. This is demonstrated through participation in at least one player evaluation. Evaluations are NOT try-outs. All registered players, league age 10-12, will be assigned to a Minor or Major Division Baseball Team. An evaluation is a process used only as a tool to ensure a player can safely compete at this level. This is primarily based on their evaluation score. Players must participate in the evaluation process to be eligible for this division and to be eligible for an All Star Tournament Team. Registration fee includes a jersey, baseball pants, and hat.

Intermediate Baseball: League Age 11-13 ($125)

Player selected by skill evaluations and age.  Players pitch to players using a regulation baseball on a 70ft diamond. Recommended for players who have played at least 2 years in the Major Division. Any League-Age 11 or 12 year-old players selected to this division must show an advanced proficiency and ability in order to compete safely with other players. 

Junior League Baseball: League Age 12-14 ($125)

Player selected by skill evaluations and age.  Players pitch to players using a regulation baseball on a 90ft diamond. Recommended for players who have played at least 2 years in the Major or Intermediate Division. Any League-Age 12 or 13 year-old players selected to this division must show an advanced proficiency and ability in order to compete safely with other players. 

Competitive Softball Divisions

AA Softball: League ages 8-11 ($125) 

Players placed by skill evaluations.  A fully instructional division played using a 10" softball and Minor League Softball rules. It is recommended that players complete at least 2 years in a Machine-Pitch Division and/or can show softball proficiency and ability to play at this level. Players will be required to go through at least one player evaluation for team placement and for possible recommendation for a Major Division Softball Team. Evaluations are NOT try-outs. All registered players will be assigned to a team. Evaluations are a process used only as a tool to make sure a player can safely compete at this level. Registration fee includes a jersey, belt, softball pants, hair bow, and sox.  Teams will be scheduled games with other local Little Leagues

AAA Softball: League ages 9-11 ($125)

Players placed by skill evaluations.  A fully instructional division played using a 11" softball and Minor League Softball rules. It is recommended that players complete at least 1 year at AA Division and/or can show baseball proficiency and ability to play at this level. Players will be required to go through at least one player evaluation for team placement and for possible recommendation for a Major Division Softball Team. Evaluations are NOT try-outs. All registered players will be assigned to a team. Evaluations are a process used only as a tool to make sure a player can safely compete at this level. Registration fee includes a jersey, belt, softball pants, sox, hair bow, and visor (coach selected option).  Teams will be scheduled games with other local Little Leagues

 Major Softball: League Age 9-12 ($125)

Player selected by skill evaluations.  Players pitch to players using a regulation 12" Softball.  Recommended for players who have played at least 2 years in a Minor Division. Players selected to this division must show an advanced proficiency and ability in order to compete safely with other players. This is demonstrated through participation in at least one player evaluation. Evaluations are NOT try-outs. All registered players, league age 10-12, will be assigned to a Minor or Major Division Softball Team. An evaluation is a process used only as a tool to ensure a player can safely compete at this level. This is primarily based on their evaluation score. Players must participate in the evaluation process to be eligible for this division and to be eligible for an All Star Tournament Team. Registration fee includes a jersey, belt, softball pants, sox, and visor.


Junior League Softball: League Age 12-14 ($125)

Player selected by skill evaluations and age.  Players pitch to players using a regulation baseball on a 90ft diamond. Recommended for players who have played at least 2 years in the Major or Intermediate Division. Any League-Age 12 year-old players selected to this division must show an advanced proficiency and ability in order to compete safely with other players. 

Registration is Now Open Jan 1st to Feb 28th
East Lane Little League
5729 Main St #355
Springfield OR 97478

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