Intermediate (50/70) Division

 

The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division was introduced in January, 2010, as a pilot program for 12- and 13-year-olds which utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.

The division, which was new division of Little League Baseball in 2013 for players league-age 11-13 with postseason tournament opportunities, including a World Series, offers a transition for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-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.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.

 

50/70 Registration





2020 Spring Registration Dates

Regular Registration - $130
(December 1st, 2019 to January 31st, 2020)

Late Registration
(February 1st, 2020 or later)




2020 Snack Stand Disclaimer 
Aviation Little League requires a Snack Stand Deposit per registrant at Registration. Deposit goes to the Snack Stand fund that is driven by Aviation Little League volunteers throughout the season and Post-season.

Snack Stand Fee: $75 per player.

How do I get my Snack Stand Deposit reimbursed?

For Tee-Ball, Single A, Double A, and Softball Divisions, Parents need to volunteer one shift per registrant during the regular season. 

For Triple A, Majors, and 50/70 Divisions, Parents need to volunteer TWO shifts per registrant. One shift during the regular season, the other shift during "Tournaments of Champions" post season tournament. 




Family Sibling Discount

Each family receives $15.00 discount off for 2+players. All registrant must all live in the same household. Verification might be required.




Waiting List Procedures

To avoid having too many kids on a team or not enough kids to complete a team, Aviation Little League Spring Registrations will have a waiting list. It is recommended that you sign up as soon as possible. 

Note: Your child/children might be put on a waiting list. Please sign up regardless if there is a waiting list.  Once we have enough players to complete a team, the Player Agent will activate your registration.


How do I avoid being on the waiting list?

1. Sign up early
or
2. Sign up as a Team Coach
Note: Child must be registered upon signing up as a coach


Aviation Little League Draft Disclaimer

Players in the Double A, Triple A, Majors, and 50/70 will be place in a Team Draft after player evaluations. Players will be drafted by the Head Coach and with no guarantee that you will be on the same team or have the same coach from the previous season. Siblings may be drafted together if requested prior to the Draft by emailing our Player Agent at [email protected]



 
Background Check Disclaimer

All Volunteer (League Board Members, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Parents, Umpires, etc.) need to complete a mandatory background check prior to any involvement with any player. This is a Little League Baseball Policy and it is for the safety of our players.

It is recommended that all parents in the Tee Ball and Single A division complete a background check since there is always more involvement from the parents at this level. 


Registration Deadline Reminder

PLEASE NOTE: Aviation Little League will NOT make any fee exceptions or adjustments for missed Early Bird or Regular Registration. PLEASE REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME AND DO NOT WAIT  UNTIL THE LAST  MINUTE TO REGISTER AT REDUCED EARLY BIRD OR REGULAR DEADLINE RATES.

If you are having any technical problems, please email us ahead of the deadlines to better assist you. Thank you.
 

For questions related to registration, please email us at [email protected]

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Intermediate (50/70) FAQ

What is “50/70” (aka “Intermediate”)

The term refers to the dimensions of the field. A little league field measures 46-feet to the mound, and 60-feet between bases. This new division is Little League’s attempt to create a transitional experience between the small field and the “big” diamond used in the upper divisions.

Who Is eligible to play in Ladera’s 50/70 division?

Any league-age 12 or 13-year-old who is also signed up and playing majors or juniors. Thus the term ‘Bonus Division.’ Information from pilot programs in other leagues indicates that many kids in this age range prefer to play both with their friends and also in a competitive environment.

Why is the League taking this step?

Little League International and District 68, to which Aviation Little League belongs, are strongly encouraging leagues to introduce the Intermediate 50/70 division as a response to the changing nature of youth baseball and the higher skill level of younger players. The current divisions and dimensions date back to 1958.

What are the rule differences from majors?

50/70 is more akin to Junior-level or PONY baseball primarily because lead-offs and pick-offs are permitted. Big-barrel BBCOR bats are permitted and games are 7-innings. Junior-level minimum play rules apply.

How is pitching regulated?

Players will follow age-based pitching restrictions as outlined in Regulation VI. The pitcher's record "follows" the pitcher from one division to the next. Players must also adhere to the catching restrictions outlined in Regulation VI. Additionally, local restrictions on 50/70 pitch counts may be installed prior to the start of the season to ensure minimal impact on other divisions.

How does tournament play (All-Stars) work in 50/70?

Players who participate in at least 60% of his team’s games will have access to a national tournament (similar to Williamsport) culminating in a nationally-televised World Series in Livermore, CA. A player can be eligible for tournament play in two divisions but ultimately must choose one to practice and play on (i.e. majors or 50/70). To clarify, playing regular-season 50/70 DOES NOT restrict players from playing in the Little League Division that culminates at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

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