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2018 Spring Ball 
General Guidelines/Additional Information

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•            Farm Division (1st level of Coach Pitch):  Ages 6-8; Requires at least 1 season of T-Ball or 1 season of Coach Pitch.

•            AA Division (1st level of Kid Pitch):  Ages 7-9 (and 10 year olds not drafted into Minors); Requires at least 1 season of Coach Pitch, prefers 2.  10 year olds must attend try outs, and if not drafted in Minors will be placed on a AA team.

•            Minor Division (2nd level of Kid Pitch):  Ages 8-10 (and 11 year olds that dont get drafted into majors); Requires at least 1 season of Kid Pitch.  10 year olds must try out, and if not drafted in Minors will be placed on a AA team.  11 year olds not drafted in Majors will be placed on a Minor team.

•            Major Division (3rd level of Kid Pitch):  Ages 10-12; Requires at least 1 season of Kid Pitch, prefers 2.  10 year olds not drafted in Majors will be eligible to be drafted in Minors, and if not drafted in Minors will be placed on a AA Team.  11 year olds not drafted in Majors will be placed on a Minor team.  All 12 year olds will be placed on a Major team.

•            Junior Divison: Ages 13-14

•            Senior Divison: Ages 13-16

*ALL REGISTERED ATHLETES AGE 10+ MUST ATTEND TRY OUTS ON FEB 3rd, 2018 @ Coyote Hills Elementary from 8AM - 2PM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MINORS AND MAJORS DIVISIONS.          

*If the player is Little League age 10, you can opt to keep them in Minors via online registration.

Game Schedules:

•            Farm:  2 games per week, 1 game on Tuesday-Thursday and 1 game on Saturday

•            AA:  2 games per week, Monday-Saturday

•            Minors & Majors:  2 games per week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and later in the season 3 games per week adding a Friday night.

 

Farm and AA Divisions

There are no tryouts or drafts in Farm and AA. Team selection is handled by the Managers (5 picks each), and the league President will assign remaining players by geography/schools. Special requests (team buddies and coach/player) are now handled directly by the Manager. If you have such a request, you must contact the Manager directly prior to the teams being formed. Our privacy rule does not allow us to release their contact information. Please remember, requests are subject to availability and not a demand. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Dates and teams depend on the number of players who register and number of coaches. We will not know when practices and games start until we get all of the registrations. We are a 100% volunteer organization, so please consider volunteering to manage or coach a team. We hope to have teams formed and practices starting February 12, 2018.  All Divisions will start games week of March 5th, 2018.

 

Junior/Senior Divisions (Ages 13+)

The Junior and Senior Divisions are coordinated by Arizona District 2 Little League.  You will register with our Little League.  There may be a tryout and draft, depending on number of registrations.  Games will start beginning of April and finish the beginning of June.  All-Star games, if available, will begin around June 27 and finish up after the Fourth of July weekend.

Important Dates (subject to change):

•            Registration will begin December 20, 2017

•            Spring Baseball starts the beginning of March 2017

•            Opening Day Ceremonies: March 03, 2018

•            Little League Day at Peoria Sports Complex: March 04, 2017

•            Spring Break for Peoria District (3/19/18 -3/23/18) & Deer Valley School District (3/26/18 – 3/30/18)

 

Do you reside within our boundary? Check out the Boundary Map page for more information.  Visit Little League International League Finder to enter your address.

Here are some of the benefits your player will receive when he, or she, plays in our league:

- Jersey and Hat (Player must provide belt, socks, pants and baseball gear; Team Manager will inform what color belt, socks and pant to purchase).

- 2-3 practices per week beginning in mid-February; Junior/Seniors begin in mid-March

- Approximately 14-16 games per division; the season generally runs from March through mid-May; the Junior/Senior Divisions usually begin games in April, after spring training

- Minimum of 2 games per week

- DivisionTournament at the end of the regular season (except in Farm and Junior/Senior Divisions)

- Chance to play on an All-Star team for players ages 9-12

- Participation in our Opening Day Ceremony including lots of bouncers, games, competitions, food and a parade for all the teams

- Opportunities to give back to the community through our CAPS program (check out the CAPS page for more details)

 

 

 

 

 

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