UpdatedSaturday November 27, 2021 byBYB.
The AA Division is for players who are 9-years old on April 30th of the current season – as further outlined below:
In the first half of the season, the division will use pitching machines, and in the second half of the season, the division will have players’ pitch. There will be no walks in this division. After four balls are thrown, the coach will pitch the remainder of the at-bat until the ball is put in play or the batter strikes out.
Parent umpires continue at this level. Strike zones are liberal. Players are still rotated among the field positions they can safely play. Players are encouraged to practice before they will be allowed to pitch, catch, and play first base. All players are in the batting lineup. Players have equal playing time on the field and off. Score is kept each game; however, standings are not kept. A randomly seeded end of season tournament will be played.
For the entire season, teams will have a mix of practices and games that will be scheduled by the League. This will allow for continued development, while minimizing extra time demands on families. Players will be expected to participate in the scheduled practices, and attendance and attitude may affect play time and field positions. Attendance is required for at least 85% of all games and practices for the benefit of the team and to ensure that all players progress together.
Every attempt will be made to assign players to teams with schoolmates, however as teams fill up players will be assigned to the next team with openings. The League will make attempts to place players with at least a few schoolmates, however our primary purpose is to provide a player with a strong education basis in baseball, not to provide a social experience with schoolmates.