Divisions

East Marietta National Little League offers baseball activities for boys and girls ages 4 - 16.  The following divisions are offered in the spring and fall seasons.  Some older divisions are only offered when sufficient participation allows as noted below.

Ages

Division

League Ages

Tee Ball

4 – 5

Farm Ball

5 – 6

Rookie Ball

7 – 8

Minor League

9 – 10

Major League

11 – 12

Intermediate Division

13

Junior League

13 - 14

Senior League

15 - 16

 

Tee Ball
Introduction to baseball.  Teaches the fundamentals of baseball and gets kids excited about playing the game.

  • •   Soft baseballs are used
  • •   Hitting begins primarily off a tee and transitions to coach pitch mid-season
  • •   All players bat each inning and play multiple positions in the field
  • •   Scores and standing are not maintained
  • •   Practice is once per week on a weeknight
  • •   Games are held once per week on Saturdays
  • •   Parent preferences for practice nights and coach / player requests are taken into consideration for team assignment

 

Farm Ball
Builds on the fundamentals of baseball.  Introduces machine pitch, making outs, and batting order while keeping kids excited about playing the game.

  • •   Hard baseballs are used
  • •   Hitting involves slow machine pitch but also allows for hitting off a tee
  • •   Players follow a continuous batting order and play multiple positions in the field
  • •   Scores and standing are not maintained
  • •   Practice is once per week on a weeknight
  • •   Games are held once per week on Saturdays
  • •   Parent preferences for practice nights and coach / player requests are taken into consideration for team assignment

 

Rookie Ball
Continues building on the fundamentals of baseball.  Introduces fast machine pitch, keeping score and standings, and an end-of-season tournament in the spring.

  • •   Hard baseballs are used
  • •   Hitting involves fast machine pitch and allows for strikeouts
  • •   Players follow a continuous batting order and play multiple positions in the field
  • •   Scores and standings are maintained
  • •   Practice is once per week on a weeknight
  • •   Games are held twice per week, once on a weeknight and once on Saturdays
  • •   Players are placed on teams using an evaluation and draft system to allow for evenly distributed talent and competitive teams
  • •   An all-star team (or teams) is formed at the end of the spring season to compete in Little League Georgia tournaments

 

Minor League
Focuses on the development of baseball fundamentals.  Introduces kid pitch, base stealing, and regular baseball rules (with a few exceptions).

  • •   Pitching is introduced and follows the Little League pitch limit and mandatory rest requirements
  • •   Players follow a continuous batting order and play multiple positions in the field while focusing advanced skill players in key positions
  • •   Stealing is introduced
  • •   Scores and standings are maintained
  • •   Practice is one to two times per week on weeknights
  • •   Games are held twice per week, once on a weeknight and once on Saturdays
  • •   Players are placed on teams using an evaluation and draft system to allow for evenly distributed talent and competitive teams


Major League
The pinnacle of Little League.  Focuses on the continued development of baseball fundamentals.  Follows regular baseball rules (with a few exceptions).

  • •   Pitching follows the Little League pitch limit and mandatory rest requirements
  • •   Uses a traditional batting order with substitutions and follows Little League minimum play standards
  • •   Players play multiple positions in the field while focusing advanced skill players in key positions
  • •   Stealing is allowed with no lead-offs
  • •   Scores and standings are maintained
  • •   Practice is one to two times per week on weeknights
  • •   Games are held twice per week, once on a weeknight and once on Saturdays
  • •   Players are placed on teams using an evaluation and draft system to allow for evenly distributed talent and competitive teams
  • •   An all-star team (or teams) is formed at the end of the spring season to compete in Little League International tournaments



Intermediate Division
The extension of Little League to accommodate older players as they prepare for school ball.  Focuses on the continued development of baseball fundamentals.  Follows regular baseball rules.

  • •   Pitching follows the Little League pitch limit and mandatory rest requirements
  • •   Uses a traditional batting order with substitutions and follows Little League minimum play standards
  • •   Players play multiple positions in the field while focusing advanced skill players in key positions
  • •   Stealing is allowed and introduces lead-offs
  • •   Introduces advancing to first on passed ball third strike
  • •   Base paths (70 feet) and pitching distance (50 feet) are lengthened
  • •   Scores and standings are maintained
  • •   Practice is one to two times per week on weeknights
  • •   Games are held twice per week, once on a weeknight and once on Saturdays
  • •   Players are placed on teams using an evaluation and draft system to allow for evenly distributed talent and competitive teams
  • •   An all-star team (or teams) is formed at the end of the spring season to compete in Little League International tournaments
  • •   NOTE: This division is not offered every season and is formed based upon registration numbers.


Junior League
The extension of Little League to accommodate older players as they prepare for school ball.  Focuses on the continued development of baseball fundamentals.  Follows regular baseball rules.

  • •   Pitching follows the Little League pitch limit and mandatory rest requirements
  • •   Uses a traditional batting order with substitutions and follows Little League minimum play standards
  • •   Players play multiple positions in the field while focusing advanced skill players in key positions
  • •   Stealing and lead-offs are allowed
  • •   Base paths (90 feet) and pitching distance (60 feet 6 inches) are lengthened
  • •   Scores and standings are maintained
  • •   Practice is one to two times per week on weeknights
  • •   Games are held twice per week, once on a weeknight and once on Saturdays
  • •   Some games are played against other local Little League programs
  • •   Players are placed on teams using an evaluation and draft system to allow for evenly distributed talent and competitive teams
  • •   An all-star team (or teams) is formed at the end of the spring season to compete in Little League International tournaments
    • •   NOTE: This division is not offered every season and is formed based upon registration numbers.


Senior League
The final step at Little League to accommodate older players as they prepare for school ball.  Focuses on the continued development of baseball fundamentals.  Follows regular baseball rules.

  • •   Pitching follows the Little League pitch limit and mandatory rest requirements
  • •   Uses a traditional batting order with substitutions and follows Little League minimum play standards
  • •   Players play multiple positions in the field while focusing advanced skill players in key positions
  • •   Stealing and lead-offs are allowed
  • •   Base paths (90 feet) and pitching distance (60 feet 6 inches) are lengthened
  • •   Scores and standings are maintained
  • •   Practice is one to two times per week on weeknights
  • •   Games are held twice per week, once on a weeknight and once on Saturdays
  • •   Games are played against other local Little League programs
  • •   An all-star team (or teams) is formed at the end of the spring season to compete in Little League International tournaments
    • •   NOTE: This division is not offered every season and is formed based upon registration numbers.


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