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Proof of Age

Determination and validation of a player's "Little League Age" is essential for placement into the appropriate level of play and to qualify for post-season Tournament play in the advanced levels. Click here to check your child's League Age.  Adequate documentation must be presented at the time of the original registration of a player in the league, and re-examination of the documentation will be required prior to qualification for Tournament play. Original proof-of-age documents issued by federal, state or provincial registrars of vital statistics, or local offices thereof, are acceptable proof of age, provided the documents were issued within thirty (30) days of the birth of the child.
NOT ACCEPTABLE AS SOLE PROOF OF BIRTH: Baptismal Certificate; Certificate of Blessing; Certificate of Dedication; Certificate of Circumcision, etc.; Hospital Certificate; photocopied records.

Tee-Ball

The Tee Ball Division is required for all league age five (5) year old players and six (6) year old players participating in a Little League Program for the first time. Teams are organized by league age, neighborhood and school attendance when possible.

Tee Ball is an introductory division focused on instruction where players hit off a tee rather than a pitched ball. Soft, Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) balls are used for safety. No scores are kept, every offensive player bats each inning regardless of outs and no player sits on defense. Players are taught the basic fundamentals of baseball including throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and base running.

Rookie

The Rookie Division is designed to transition players from tee ball to coach pitch play. It consists primarily of league age seven (7) year old players although League age six (6) players can participate provided they played one full year of tee ball in an approved Little League program. Teams are organized by league age neighborhood, and school attendance when possible.

This is an instructional division where players hit "live" Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) balls pitched by their own coach from a short distance with a tee being used to assist players who struggle to hit a live pitch. No scores are kept and every offensive player bats each inning regardless of outs. On defense each team will have ten (10) defensive positions. In addition to the change in batting format the fundamentals of baseball are reinforced and players are introduced to additional aspects of the game.

A (Single A)

The Single A Division consists of league age seven (7) and eight (8) year old players. While the division is comprised primarily of eight (8) year old players, seven (7) year olds are permitted to play if they have completed a season of coach pitch. Nine (9) year olds participating in their first season or looking to improve their fundamentals are placed in the division to prepare them for kid pitch. Teams are organized by league age, neighborhood and school attendance when possible.

This is an instructional division where players hit "live" Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) balls pitched by their own coach from a short distance during the first half of the season and players during the second half. No scores are kept but at this level outs are recorded with three ending each half inning. On defense each team will have ten (10) defensive positions. In addition to the exposure in the second half of the season to pitching and hitting kid pitching the fundamentals of baseball are reinforced and players are introduced to additional aspects of the game. 

AA (Double A)

The AA Division is a "draft" level division consisting primarily of league age nine (9) and ten (10) year old players. League age eight (8) players are eligible given they participated in kid-pitch in the prior season or a similar division in another Little League. All players are required to go through evaluations and teams are formed through a manager draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator, Player Agent and League President.

Players pitch and all players in the line‐up bat. The standard nine baseball defensive positions are used and scores and standings are kept. Trained volunteer umpires enforce the Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre‐pitch preparedness, live batting and aggressive base running.

A post‐season tournament will determine the champion for the division. The top 2 teams will receive trophies.

AAA (Triple A)

The AAA Division is a "draft" level division consisting primarily of league age eleven and ten year old players. League age nine (9) players are eligible given they participated in the A or AA division in the prior season or a similar division in another Little League. All players are required to go through evaluations and teams are formed through a manager draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator, Player Agent and League President.

Players pitch and all players in the line‐up bat. The standard nine baseball defensive positions are used and scores and standings are kept. Trained volunteer umpires enforce the Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre‐pitch preparedness, live batting and aggressive base running.

A post‐season tournament will determine the champion for the division. The top 2 teams will receive trophies. The winning team represents the League in the District 57 Tournament of Champions (TOC). 

Majors

The Majors Division is "draft" level and represents true competitive play. It is generally oriented for experienced player’s league age eleven (11) and twelve (12) years old. League age ten (10) players are eligible given they participated in the AAA or AA division in the prior season or a similar division in another Little League. All players are required to go through evaluations and teams are formed through a manager draft process supervised by the Division Coordinator, Player Agent and League President.

Players pitch and all players in the line‐up bat. The standard nine baseball defensive positions are used and scores and standings are kept. This level focuses on more advanced skill development. Players are exposed to faster pitching speeds, harder hit balls and the overall pace of the game is much faster. Trained volunteer umpires enforce the Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball.

A post‐season tournament will determine the champion for the division. The top 2 teams will receive trophies. The winning team represents the League in the District 57 Tournament of Champions (TOC). 

Intermediate (50/70)

The division, which was a new division of Little League Baseball in 2013 for players league-age 13-16 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 will be 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.

Junior 80's

Open to all 13 & 14 yr olds. Players are required to be evaluated and be selected by draft. Games are played throughout the district on 80 ft diamonds. Playing season is similar to the Majors and minor divisions, and teams are eligible for playoffs at the end of the season. This will be most players' first experience with leading off, steals, and balks. There is free substitution, and continuous batting order. Teams will play a season championship tournament with the winner representing TVLL in the District level Tournament of Champions (TOC) in June. If available, players are eligible for nomination to AllStar and Tournament teams for post season games through July 31.

GOLD

The 80's Gold Division is a highly competitive division created by District 57 for the top 13 yr olds in our League. Games are played on an 80 ft. diamond. Season consists of 40-50 games played between Mid February and the end of June, with a season tournament in July. Games are usually one game during the week and two games on the weekend. Travel is expected to be within a 2 hr radius. Players in the Gold division will be eligible for Junior All Star play in early July. 13 yr olds not selected for the Gold division will be eligible for draft by Junior 90/80's divisions. There will be additional fees for players in the Gold division, to be determined once the season starts.

Junior 90's

Open to 13 & 14 yr olds. All players must be evaluated in order to be selected at draft. Similar division to Junior 80's indicated above, however, games are played on 90 ft bases. This division is more competitive than Junior 80's. Any player not selected by the Junior 90 or "Gold"; divisions, will be entered into the Junior 80's draft and be selected to a team.

Gold
This is a continuation of the Junior 13 Gold and is for 14 yr olds. It will be close to the same as 13 Gold, but will be played on a 90 ft. diamond. There will also be opportunity for extra travel to tournaments. If not drafted for this level the player can be considered for Junior 90's for Junior 80's.

Senior

The Senior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls 13-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Tryouts and Practices start in late January and games begin the first weekend of March.  

 

 

 

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Danville, California 94526

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Phone : 925-452-7692
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