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Northwest Downey is excited to promote the fact that we have been playing Little League baseball for sixty-one years (since 1957) in the wonderful City of Downey. Northwest Downey Little League is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  We are chartered through Little League International and play our baseball games using Little League International safety rules and regulations.  We are part of Southern California's Little League District 29 which includes the communities of Northwest Downey, West Downey, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk. 

About our Baseball Playing Divisions:

T-Ball -Tee Ball Baseball is for boys and girls (ages 3-5)  who want to learn the fundamentals of the game.  Soft-flex baseballs are used and coaches are allowed on the field to assist with baseball instruction and skills development during games. The primary goal of Tball Division is to introduce children/families to the game and make it a positive learning experience for all participants. No score is kept, there is typically one game, and one practice per week. There are no tryouts/evaluations for Tball Division and all friend requests are allowed. You can expect about 2 games and 1 practice per week.

Single-A - Single-A Baseball is for boys and girls (ages 6-7). This baseball division introduces players to coach pitching and hitting off a tee. Soft-flex baseballs are used and play is on a regular 60-foot diamond. This division does get competitive as scores and standings are not kept to determine postseason tournament seeding.  You can expect about 2 games and 2 practices per week.

Double-A - Double-A Baseball is for boys and girls (ages 7-9).  This is our first division where players pitch.  60-foot base path, 46ft pitching distance, and hard baseballs are used. Double-A players are required to participate in evaluations and the teams are drafted by the division managers. This division focuses on continued development of baseball fundamentals including the introduction of pitching and catching positions. 

Triple-A - Triple-A Baseball is for boys and girls (ages 9-11). The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. Hard baseballs are used. Triple-A players are required to participate in evaluations and teams are drafted by the division managers. You can expect 2 games per week and 2 practices. 

Majors - Majors Baseball is for boys and girls (ages 10-12). The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. Hard baseballs are used. Major players are required to participate in evaluations and teams are drafted by the division managers. Majors is competitive baseball and Little League Tournament Rules for substitution apply for all regular season games. You can expect 2 games per week and 2 practices. 

Juniors - The Junior Division is a program for boys and girls (ages 13-14). The division uses a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.  Junior League home games are played at Metro Park in Santa Fe Springs.

Challengers- Challengers Baseball is for any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate. If an individual can participate in the traditional Little League Baseball or Softball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. The Little League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 4 to 18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school.

Little League International 2020 Age Chart applies to Fall 2019 thru Spring 2020 Northwest Downey Little League seasons. Please click on the attached document to review and/or confirm your player(s) appropriate division level.
Little League Age Chart 2020

NWDLL and Board Mission:
Northwest Downey Little League has been a community-based athletic organization dedicated to developing superior citizens. NWDLL provides a safe, inclusive, and positive environment that focuses on developing the core values of teamwork, discipline, respect, and citizenship in all our youth athletes through the game of baseball.

Where does your money go? 
NWDLL is a non-profit organization that is funded entirely by its members. Like similar leagues that use city facilities, we are responsible for the maintenance and funding of our entire facility, which includes the fields and working with the Downey USD to request via permits and fees to access their school district fields for practice and games.  The player registration fees go directly towards purchasing/paying for team uniforms, city permits, school district fees, insurance for league program and the players, plus upkeep of our snack shack building.  We also rely on money made at the snack shack to keep the league funded year round.

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Downey, California 90241

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