Hasbrouck Heights Little League
LeaguesLeague Age - is the players age as of August 31st in that season. Players must be no older than twelve years of age by the same date. See our Age Calculator to determine your child's eligibility.Tee Ball (4-5 years) - Focus will be on FUN and skills development. Children will hit from a batting tee and learn basics of hitting, catching, throwing and game concepts. A learning experience for both children and parents alike. We also hope to develop parents as future managers, coaches and volunteers from this level. Score is not officially kept as both sides are winners at this level.Minor League - A (6-7 years) - Skills development continues at this level. Coaches will pitch to the children from a modified distance in early season, followed by coaches pitching from regulation distance towards the end of the season. The fundamentals of position play will be learned and skills will be enhanced to include base running and reaction to game situations. Teams are formed utilizing a "draft" process with the goal of forming teams of equal ability. Score is kept but team standings are not.Minor League - AA (8 years) - Skills development as well as advanced competition develop at this level. Kids will pitch from a modified distance. The fundamentals of position play will continue, with a greater emphasis placed on learning the pitcher and catcher roles. Teams are formed utilizing a "draft" process with the goal of forming teams of equal ability. Score is kept but team standings are not. Eight year olds are eligible for selection to a "Tournament Team" that will continue post season play.Minor League - AAA (9-10 years) - Skills development as well as advanced competition develop at this level - this is a preparatory level for true Little League play in our Major division. Kids will pitch from regulation distance and were learn even more fundamentals in regards to base running and stealing bases. Teams are formed utilizing a "draft" process with the goal of forming teams of equal ability. Score is kept as are team standings, and a division champion will be recognized at the conclusion of the season. Children in this age group are eligible to be selected to our District All-Star teams. Major League (10-12 years) - Emphasis at this level is on teamwork and continuing to learn the more advanced rules of baseball, while refining position skills on our grandest stage. These divisions are Little League divisions - all kids in the age bracket are eligible for District play on our All-Star teams.50/70 League (13 years) - NEW -
50/70 refers to the distance of the pitcher’s mound (50’)
and base path (70’). It was created to
make the transition to 13 year old baseball, easier for players. Prior to this year, 13 year olds moved
directly in to Babe Ruth which plays on standard 60/90 fields. This is a significant jump from the current
46/60 dimensions and has proven to be a difficult transition for most players.
50/70 has additional benefits as it raises the level of play
by implementing rules of 60/90 baseball.
Base runners will be permitted to lead off, attempt stealing any time, and
head first sliding is permitted.
Softball (6-8 years) - Our softball program focuses on developing and preparing girls to play in the Hasbrouck Heights Recreation travel softball program. Girls will be taught positional play and how to pitch; they will face coach pitch for most (if not all) of the season. 7 and 8 year olds are eligible for selection to a "Tournament Team" that will continue post season play. All 8yr old girls will be invited to participate in the Hasbrouck Heights Softball Tournament.
Spring Training Camp
P.O. Box 343, Oldfield Avenue Sports ComplexHasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 07604