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League Age and DivisionsAssessment Day

Divisions are configured on the "league age" of the players. The breakdown is as follows:

Rookie Division: 5-8 year olds - coach pitch

Minors Division: 8-10 year olds - coach and player pitch

Majors Division: 10-12 year olds - player pitch only

 

How to Determine League Age

Eligible players must be born between Sept.1, 2006 and Aug 31, 2014
League age is based on a cut off date of Aug 31. See the chart below for reference.

AGE SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG
12 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007
11 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008
10 2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009
9 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
8 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
7 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012
6 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
5 2013 2013 2013 2013 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

 

Why some players are moved up

Each year, Crown City Little League will move up a certain number of 8 year olds into the Minor Division and 10 year olds into the Major Division. The number of players that are chosen to move up each year is dictated by the number of players needed to round our division numbers. For example: If the Major Division has sixty eight 11 and 12 year olds, this is not enough players to make six teams of 12 players. We would then move up four ten year olds. We have developed criteria for choosing those players who are moved up.

Skills Assessment - Each year CCLL conducts a Skills Assessment Day. The intent is to group players of similar abilities together for the draft. This ensures the teams are as fair as possible. At Skills Assessment Day evaluators with coaching experience view each player at a series of skill stations. The players are given grades at each station and then given an overall score. The higher the score, the more likely it will be that the player will be moved up.

Parent/Player Request - If a parent and/or player feels strongly about which division they play in, this is taken into consideration. There are however, no guarantees that any such request will be honored.

Parents should remember that this is a youth sport. It is not a big deal if a player is not "moved up". We would urge parents to be supportive of their players and all of the volunteers in the league. Most issues, with parent support, usually work out for the best.