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FME Little League Baseball Divisions

In order to determine your child's proper division placement check the Little League Baseball Age Chart.

Minor League A Baseball - Coach Pitch
Single A is a developmental Division and is composed of children ages 5*-7 years old. This division is for those who played T-ball or skipped T-ball but know how to hit, catch, throw, and run bases. Single A is a semi competitive Division, however, coaching emphasis is upon player instruction and development. Children hit from a coach pitcher so they can begin to learn to hit off a live human. Each child must play a minimum of three innings in a six-inning game. Division rules are in-place to encourage player rotation in a variety of positions. Ten players are assigned to field positions each inning, and all roster players bat whether assigned to a field position or not.

Required Equipment: Mitt, cleats, and baseball pants (style selected by team managers). 
Registration Fee: $110

*Minimum 1 year T-Ball experience required

Minor League AA Baseball - Intro to Kid Pitch
The Little League Minor A/AA Baseball Program is considered a developmental division with an increasing level of competitive play. Coaches are encouraged to emphasize player instruction and development.  The beginning of the season starts with coaches pitching during the game.  Towards the middle of the season this transitions to a hybrid kid/coach pitch from 46 feet.

Home Plate ump will call balls/strikes from behind the mound. Field ump will call basic safe/out and to prevent excessive base running. ex: no infield fly, obstruction, interference rule enforcement.

Players range from 7-9 years old.  Coaches draft players based upon assessments to form equally talented teams for maximum competitiveness. Each player must play a minimum of three innings in a six-inning game. Nine players are assigned to field positions each inning, and all roster players bat whether assigned to a field or not. Game scores, pitch counts and standings are recorded. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held.

This is a draft level and all players are drafted to teams based on coach assessments and requests aren't granted unless family based (brothers/sisters on same team).

Required Equipment: Mitt, cleats, baseball pants (style selected by team managers) and a protective cup. 
Registration Fee: $120

AAA Baseball Division - Intro to Competitive Baseball
AAA Minors is the highest level of competition in the Minors Division and follows all the rules in the Official Little League Rule book. Players range from 9-12 years old. Base stealing is permitted at this division after the ball crosses home plate, and there is a five run limit per inning with no limitation regarding the numbers of batters that can be walked per inning. All players on the team bat. Playing times can be unequal and only Little League minimums are enforced.  Defensive positioning becomes more specialized; not all kids get to play all positions.

Managers draft players based upon tryout ratings. Each player must play a minimum of three innings in a six-inning game. Coaches focus on developing individual and team skills to field a competitive team and prepare them for the Majors Division. Game scores, pitch counts and standings are recorded. AAA division interlocks with other District 10 leagues to form the game schedule. Upon completion of the regular season, players are eligible to be selected to the Little League All-Star Tournament.

This is a draft division and players are selected to teams based on evaluations at assessments. Returning AAA players are guaranteed to at least return to the AAA level unless they are selected to the Majors division. Requests aren't granted and players are selected to teams based off a draft.

Required Equipment: Mitt, cleats, baseball pants (style selected by team managers) and a protective cup. 
Registration Fee: $130

Majors Baseball Division - Competitive Baseball
The Majors Division is primarily for children 11 to 12 years old with some exceptions for advanced 10 year old's and is considered a highly competitive Division and represents the most advanced players in FME Little League that are age eligible.

Managers draft players based upon tryout ratings. Each player must play a minimum of 6 consecutive defensive outs and one at bat. Coaches focus on developing individual and overall team skills to field the most competitive team. Nine players are assigned to field positions and all 12 players bat with the exception of inter-league games where local rules may vary. Game scores, pitch counts and standings are recorded. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The First Place team from the FME Majors division advances to the District Level Tournament of Champions (TOC's). All Majors players are eligible to be selected to the Little League All-Star Tournament.

This is a draft division and players are selected to teams based on evaluations at assessments. Returning Majors players are guaranteed to return to a Majors team. Requests aren't granted and players are selected to teams based off a draft.

Required Equipment: Mitt, cleats, baseball pants (style selected by team managers) and a protective cup. 
Registration Fee: $140

Intermediate 50/70 Baseball Division - Competitive Baseball
The Intermediate Baseball Division of baseball utilizes a modified baseball field using a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. Many of the Junior League rules are used such as runners being permitted to lead off bases, runners may attempt to steal at any time, and allowing an on-deck batter.  This division is based on tryouts after assessments are performed.  

Required Equipment: Mitt, cleats, baseball pants (style selected by team managers) and a protective cup. 
Registration Fee: $150
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