Baseball Divsion Information
Little League DivisionUpdated Wednesday January 31, 2018 by Monroe Sports Association.
Little League Divsion
Monroe Sports Association
Boys – Tball
Tball is an introduction for your child into the sport of baseball. Tball teams are generally broken into smaller groups from 6-9 kids to allow for more infield playing time. Score is not kept in this league, and a Tball is used (much softer than a real baseball). Children will hit from the T to start the season, and throughout the year the coaches will start to slow pitch to the kids. The season typically ends mid June and starts on opening day (Late April to first week of May). Children age 4-6 can participate in LL T Ball.
Boys – Coach Pitch
Coach pitch begins the feel of competitive baseball. The kids will play with real baseballs, and MSA uses a Jugs machine to allow for consistent pitches to all children. This league allows for growth of all skills in baseball, while teaching the values of competitive sport. At the end of the season, all teams will qualify for the Monroe Coach Pitch Tournament. The season typically ends late June and starts on opening day (Late April to first week of May). Children age 6-8 can participate in Coach Pitch.
Boys – Kid Pitch
Kid pitch continues the growth of the children from coach pitch. The kids begin to pitch to each other at this age, and more positions become relevant. More baseball rules are applied, and makes the game more challenging for the kids. At the end of the season, all teams will qualify for the Monroe Kid Pitch Tournament. The season typically ends late June and starts Mid-April. Children age 9-11 can participate in Kid Pitch.
Boys – 10U Majors Program
This age group is more competitive than standard kid pitch. These teams are chosen based off evaluation scores at the end of season evaluations. Teams will travel and play other teams from Little League District 9, and other games as per the coach and teams choice.
Boys – Little League
Little League is the age group that participates in the Little League World Series age group. Pitching distance and bases lengths are the same as Kid Pitch, however this age group requires travel. More rules are changed and these kids will play against teams in nearby communities. 12-year-old kids do not have to qualify for this age group, but 11-year-old do. Evaluations for the season are typically done in August or September. Season dates vary based on coach’s choices.
Boys – Intermediate
Intermediate play changes everything. Base lengths are expanded to 70’ and pitching distance is moved to 50’. More baseball rules are included, such as balks leadoffs and more. These teams will travel to nearby communities for games. Season dates are determined by coach and the team. Ages 11-13
Boys – Jr League
Rules continue to move towards High School rules. Base distance moves to 90’ and the pitching rubber moves to 60’6”. Ages 13-15