Baseball Divisions - Spring Seasons

Tee Ball

Tee Ball Parent Meeting INFO

Offered to primarily 4 to 6 year olds who are in Pre-K & Kindergarten. Kids are placed on teams by school area. Usually starts with hitting from tee, then may move to coach pitching.

1-2 games per week, 1 practice, typically 14-16 games per year. (one during the week and one on Saturday). No score is kept and the emphasis is on having fun. Teams bat through the line-up, and we try to get teams off the field after 3 innings.

Baseball is a complex and at times slow game, so we encourage the managers to keep it moving. The focus is on introducing kids to the sport, and getting them interested in activities associated with the game so that they want to continue with baseball/softball next year.

There is also a fundraiser during the spring which helps keep registration costs down. For more details click here.


Baseball - Coast (Former A)

Primarily 6 and 7 year-olds. Open to both boys and girls. We encourage players to begin in T-ball, but athletic 6 year olds with a high level of interest can play coast initially, especially if trying to keep up with classmates, as can first time 7 year olds. Any player with average or better skill development and one year of T-Ball should be ready. Although pre-Ks that play often, play a second year of T-ball in order to play with classmates in Kindergarten. Teams are formed based on school area.

Coast is entirely machine-pitch, and as in T-ball, a Safety-Soft ball is used. Teams have 1 practice and 1- 2 games per week. Like T-Ball, no score is kept, and the emphasis is again primarily an instructional level that allows kids to learn basic skills and enjoy the team-based environment. Coaches try to concentrate on the fundamentals of catching, throwing, fielding and hitting, and begin to focus on making outs. By the end of the year some hitters are taking extra bases. Kids will play all over the field. Rosters are generally composed of 9-12 players.

There is also a fundraiser during the spring which helps keep registration costs down. For more details click here.


Baseball - Farm (Former AA)

Primarily 7 to 9 year olds. Kids are placed on teams by school area. Pitching machines are used early in the season, and as the year moves along the teams transition to a combination of machine and player pitch. A regulation hard baseball is used throughout the season. There are 1-2 practices and 2 games per week, and 15-18 games for the season. The focus remains on player skill development and enjoyment. Outs are kept and runs are tracked for the purpose of monitoring the 5-run per inning rule, but winning and losing is not stressed.

At this level the work begins to develop basic pitching and catcher skills. Farm is traditionally a level at which there is a range of age levels and some skill differences among teams. We continue to allow teams to stay together as much as possible, which results in a mix of teams with returning players and some that are mostly comprised of kids coming up from Coast. We encourage the coaches to take this into account as they manage game situations. We also encourage "returning" Farm players with strong baseball skills to tryout for Minors. It is daunting to some, but baseball skills are honed in the Minors by playing with superior players, and the players start to form relationships with kids at other schools that become valuable as they advance into middle school.

There is also a fundraiser during the spring which helps keep registration costs down. For more details click here.


Baseball - Minors (Former AAA)

Minors baseball is mostly 9 and 10 year-olds. All players participate in an evaluation (try-out) session at the beginning of the year. Players are selected to teams through a draft system conducted by the Managers and the Player Agent, with a goal of forming teams that are comparable in talent levels. Rosters are composed of 11- 13 players. Player pitching is used exclusively in this division. At the completion of the regular season, tournament teams comprised of 9 and 10 year old players are selected to participate in LL and district sponsored tournaments in late-June and early July.

Teams usually practice 2 times per week and play 2 games per week. About 20 games for the season with an end of year tournament.

Minors is the first year in which the scorebook is maintained and the win-loss record is recorded. The goal of the coaches should still be to move the boys around to various positions, but by the end of the season those boys showing an aptitude for specific positions will be spending more time in those spots. Development of pitchers and catchers is a coaching focus.

There is also a fundraiser during the spring which helps keep registration costs down. For more details click here.


Baseball - Majors

Mostly 11-12 year-olds. All players again participate in an evaluation (try-out) session at the beginning of the year, and by local rule, returning players are drafted to a new team each year. Players are selected to teams through a draft system conducted by the Managers, VP Baseball and the Player Agent, with a goal of forming teams that are comparable in talent levels. Rosters are composed of 11 or 12 players. Player pitching is used exclusively in this division. At the completion of the regular season, a tournament team is selected from within the Division for participation in tournaments leading to the Little League World Series competition. There are also Honors teams formed that participate in a local tournament at Alpenrose operated by LL District 4.

Teams practice 2 times per week and play 2 or 3 games per week. About 24 games for the season. This is the most competitive level of traditional Little League. Managers are encouraged to play all players at least 3 or 4 innings (discipline issues aside). Players tend to play the majority of their time at the positions they are best suited for and there is less shuffling around. Pitchers and catchers are decided upon based on experience.

There is also a fundraiser during the spring which helps keep registration costs down. For more details click here.


Baseball - Intermediate (50/70)

Mostly 12 and 13 year-olds, with the occasional 11 year old with advanced skills, who are also playing Majors or Juniors. In this program, players compete on a larger field with kids pitching from 50 feet (rather than traditional 46 feet) and bases 70 feet apart (rather than the traditional 60 feet). Along with the different pitching and base-path distances, the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division includes some Junior League rules to allow for more advanced play. Runners are permitted to lead off bases, attempt to steal at any time, slide head first into bases and an on-deck batter is allowed.

There is also a fundraiser during the spring which helps keep registration costs down. For more details click here.


Baseball - Juniors

Junior Baseball is open to all 13 and 14 year olds who live in the Beaverton Aloha Little League boundaries. All interested players are required to register and attend a try-out held in early March. Players tend to play the majority of their time at the positions they are best suited for and there is less shuffling around. Pitchers and catchers are decided upon based on experience. Junior Baseball is played on a regulation baseball diamond with 90 foot bases and 60 foot 6 inch pitching distances. Games are 7 innings and follow local High School baseball rules - including leading off and stealing, on-deck batters, big barrel bats, and steel cleats.

There is also a fundraiser during the spring which helps keep registration costs down. For more details click here.

Not sure what your player's league age is? Check out these resources:

Little League age calculator

Little League age chart