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North Bothell Little League Baseball Program

Baseball Player Placement Guide & Progression Track

Little League BASEBALL Age is your players age on Aug. 31st of the Spring Little League Season


'A' BASEBALL - Ages 6/7/8* (Coed Teams)
The second level tier of baseball where our goal is the build upon the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing along with learning the basic rules of baseball.  *Six year-old players may participate having completed one year of T-Ball and passing a skills assessment. 


Hitting:  Players will hit the ball off a coach-operated mechanical pitching machine
Field Size: Games are played on a 60-foot base path
Field Type:  Games are played on a turf or grass/dirt fields
Practices:  Field practices are generally twice per week (with weekly batting cage time for up to 6 weeks)
Games:  There are 10 regular season games (starting the middle of March) played mostly on Saturdays; 2 hours or 6 inning games
Post Season:  All Teams will play in a 2-3 game Jamboree (30min games) at Tambark
Ball Type:  Safety Compression Baseball
Team Formation:  Teams are formed by the Baseball "A" Coordinator based on buddy requests, school grounds and/or neighborhoods.  Team Roster sizes will be between 10-12 players


'AA' BASEBALL  Ages 8/9/10 (Coed Teams)
The third level tier of baseball where our goal is the build upon the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing along with learning the basic rules of baseball.

Hitting:  Players will hit the ball off both coach and kid pitch
Field Size: Games are played on a 60-foot base path
Field Type:  Games are played on a turf or grass/dirt field
Practices:  Field practices are generally twice per week (with weekly batting cage time for up to 6 weeks
Games:  There are 12 regular season games (starting the middle of March) on mostly Saturdays with some weekdays; Scores are reported; 2hrs or 6 innings
Post Season:  After the close of regular season games, each team will enter a double elimination tournament to close out the season. The seeding of the tournament is a blind draft. Games during the season do not affect tournament placement.
Ball Type:  Hard ball
Team Formation:  Teams are formed by a serpentine draft by the AA Managers based on Player Tryout results.  Team Roster sizes are 12-13 players
'AAA' BASEBALL  - Ages 9/10/11*
The fourth level tier of baseball where our goal is the build upon the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing along with learning the basic rules of baseball. *9 year old players may be eligible to play at this level after passing a safety evaluation.

Hitting: Kid-pitch only
Field Size:  Games are played on a 60-foot base path
Field Type:  Games are played on a turf or grass/dirt field
Practices:  Field practices are generally twice per week (with weekly batting cage time for up to 6 weeks)
Games:  There are 14 regular season games (starting the middle of March) scheduled for all days of the week; Scores are reported; 2 hours or 6 inning games.  Some games will be inter-leagued between neighboring little leagues (Woodinville LL, North Lake LL or Northshore LL)
Post Season:  After the close of regular season games, each team will enter a double elimination tournament to close out the season. The seeding of the tournament is a blind draft. Games during the season do not affect tournament placement. 
Tournament of Champions (TOC):  Upon completion of the AAA Division Tournament, an area Tournament of Champions (TOC) will be played among neighboring little leagues.  Trophies are awarded for first and second place.
Ball Type:  Hard ball
Team Formation:  Teams are formed by a serpentine draft by the AAA Managers based on Player Tryout results.  Team Roster sizes will be 12-13 players.

MAJORS BASEBALL - Ages 11/12
The fifth level tier of baseball where our goal is the build upon the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing along with learning the basic rules of baseball.

Hitting:
 Kid-pitch only
Field Size: 
 Games are played on a 60-foot base path
Field Type:  Games are played on a turf or grass/dirt field
Practices:  Field practices are generally twice per week (with weekly batting cage time for up to 6 weeks)
Games:  There are 14 regular season games (starting the middle of March) scheduled for all days of the week; Scores are reported; 2 hours or 6 innings games.  Some games will be inter-leagued between neighboring little leagues (Woodinville LL, North Lake LL or Northshore LL)
Post Season: After the close of regular season games, each team will enter a double elimination tournament to close out the season. The seeding of the tournament is a blind draft. Games during the season do not affect tournament placement. 
Tournament of Champions (TOC):  Upon completion of the Majors Division Tournament, an area Tournament of Champions (TOC) will be played among neighboring little leagues.  Trophies are awarded for first and second place.
Ball Type: Hard ball
Team Formation:  Teams are formed by a serpentine draft by the Major Managers based on Player Tryout results.  Team Roster sizes will be 12-13 players.

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