Competitive Baseball Divisions

*New for 2016 Season* Advanced Machine-Pitch (Baseball): ages 7 thru 9. Born September 2006 thru August 2009  ($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 11-13 ($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. 

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 

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

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