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Mid-Valley Little League

Level Description

LEVEL OF PLAY
BaseBall(BB) & SoftBall(SB)
are offered in most levels
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All Players age 8 years and older are required to be evaluated 
regardless of level registration 
***IF YOUR CHILD IS 8 BY AUGUST 31,2020 THEY ARE CONSIDERED LEAGUE AGE 8 AND NEED TO BE AT THE EVALUATIONS



Wee-Ball
Ages 4-5

 This is for Player 4-5 that have never played baseball or organized sports. This level teaches focus and hand eye coordination. No games are associated with this level as practice is essential to ensure advancement to T-Ball. Some of the same aspects of T-Ball are implemented but it’s not the primary goal, as the safety of the kids is essential.  It is highly recommended due to developmental aspects, that 4 year olds participate in the Wee-Ball program for 1 year. *Please speak with a league official regarding equipment as some items are not allowed at this level.
(At the sole discretion of the League President, VP of Athletics, Safety Officer and the Player Agent. 4 year old players who have participated in a T-ball style program may be evaluated to play in the T-ball Division)

T-Ball
Ages 5-7

 Players hit off of a Tee. This is to develop the proper stance and swing. Also to let them focus on the hand and eye skill and not to just meet the ball. Players use a safety ball. T-ball level is recommended for children who have never played organized ball before.  Depending on age and skill, 2 years in this division is recommended. Teams will be primarily formed based on player’s school.


A Minor
Ages 6-8

 The first two innings of the game Players will hit off a Tee. The third inning machine pitch, up to three pitches, if they miss the three pitches the “Tee” will be used. Players use a safety ball. Recommended for children, Little League aged 6-year olds who have completed one full season of organized T-Ball, Little League aged 7 and 8-year olds with no previous organized baseball experience. (8-year olds are also eligible to play in AA) Teams will be primarily formed based on player’s school.  Depending on age and skill, 1-2 years in this division is recommended


AA Minor BB & SB
Ages 7-9

 Players are pitched to by coaches for part of the game, and by players for the remainder of the game. If a player misses 3 pitches they are then able to hit off a Tee.  Players use a safety ball. Recommended for children who have a basic understanding/proficiency of the game, to include pitching or being pitched to,  and/or have completed at least 2 years of "T-Ball" or 1 year of  "A Minor". Depending on age and skill, 2 years in this division is recommended. Teams will be formed based on player’s school. Depending on number of teams, teams may play other teams outside of League Boundaries (this is called inter-leaguing.)


AAA Minor BB & SB
Ages 8-11

 Players pitch the whole game using a regulation ball for the division.  The AAA level minors is recommended for 9 & 10 year olds who have completed 2 years in AA Minors, or are proficient in hitting off of a pitcher. Also AAA level is recommended or 11, 12 year olds with little or no experience playing ball.  2 years recommended in this division.  Teams are formed by tryouts, and a player registered for Minor AAA may be drafted up to the Majors.  All players are signing up for Minor AAA are required to tryout.  Tryouts are to evenly distribute of players for best experience and to place players in proper division for safety.  All players will make a team. Depending on number of teams, teams may play other teams outside of League Boundaries (this is called inter-leaguing.)


Majors BB & SB
Ages 10-12

 Players pitch the whole game using a hard ball. Depending on number of teams, teams may play other teams outside of League Boundaries (this is called inter-leaguing.)  Recommended for players who have played 2 years Minor AAA or are proficient in hitting off a pitcher.  Although a player may register for this division, teams will be formed by tryouts. Players that do not make a Majors team will be placed on a 3A (AAA) team




The following levels are not currently offered locally but may be available within the Little League District 7

Intermediate 50/70
Ages 12-13

 The Intermediate 50/70 Division is a program for boys and girls ages (*12-13) The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division of baseball utilizes a modified baseball field using a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. This new division will be structured for league age *11-13 year old. Most travel ball programs as well as local clubs such as JBO, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken offer opportunities to play on a 50/70 size field


Juniors Ages 13-14 / Seniors Ages 14-16 / Big League 16-18
BaseBall & SoftBall  

 The Junior, Senior, Big League Division is a program for boys and girls ages (13–14 Junior)(14-16 Senior)(16-18 Big League)  Depending on number of teams, teams may play other teams outside of League Boundaries (this is called inter-leaguing.) Although a player may register for this division, teams will be formed by tryouts. It is possible these levels will be combined with other areas in the District 7 Boundaries.   

Challenger Division

 The Little League Challenger Division is Little League’s adaptive baseball programs for boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges. Any boy or girl ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in a school program, with a physical or developmental challenge may participate. If a child can participate in the traditional Little League Baseball or Softball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. Typically games are 1-2 innings long and last about an hour. All players play defensively and bat every inning. The Challenger Division utilizes a "buddy system" Buddies are individuals who assist Challenger athletes in the areas of batting, base running and defense, but only as needed. Often buddies are peer athletes who are participating in the Little League Baseball or Softball program. It is very possible this level will be combined with other areas in the District 7 Boundaries and play in the Salem Area.

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Albany, Oregon 97321

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