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SCLL Divisions

The divisions for Santa Cruz Little League are broken up by age.  If you are unsure of your child's "league age" and which division would be the best fit then you can use the league age calculator from Little League International. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child on August 31 of the current year.

The following is a brief description of the divisions offered by SCLL.


Rookie Division (Tee-Ball)

If your child has never played baseball before then this is the best division to select. It's for kids who are League Age 5, or League Age 6 players who have not previously played Tee Ball. This division introduces baseball fundamentals to first-time players, with a huge emphasis on fun. Games are played on Field 5 at Harvey West Park. There is a limit of 3 events per week (60 minutes max each).

Farm Division

Farm is a non-competitive Minor League division for kids who are League Age 7, or League Age 6 players who have previously played Tee Ball. This division uses a pitching machine and introduces hitting a moving pitch and making outs. Games are played on fields 2, 3 and 5. There is a limit of 3 events per week (90 minutes max each).

A Division

The A Division is a non-competitive Minor League division for kids who are League Age 8. It is open to League Age 7 players with advanced skills, with approval by the Division Rep, Safety Officer, Player Agent or President. This division starts the season with coach-pitch but gradually introduces player pitch. Teams are formed based on school attendance and player requests whenever possible. Games are played on fields 2, 3 and 5. There is a limit of 3 events per week (90 minutes max each).

AA Division

AA is is a non-competitive Minor League division for kids who are League Age 9. It is open to League Age 8 players with advanced skills, who request to be evaluated and are drafted onto a team based upon skill and availability. Teams are formed via draft. Players attend an evaluation session in January prior to the team drafts. Games are played on fields 1, 2, and 3. There is a limit of 3 events per week (2 hours max each). Double-elimination playoffs are held after the end of the regular season.

AAA Division

AAA is a competitive Minor League division for kids who are League Age 10 & 11. It is open to League Age 9 players with advanced skills, who request to be evaluated and are drafted onto a team based upon skill and availability. It is also open to League Age 11 players who do not participate in Majors evaluations and/or are not drafted by a Majors team. Teams are formed via draft. Players attend an evaluation session in January prior to the team drafts. Games are played on fields 1, 2, and 3. There is a limit of 4 events per week (2 hours max each). Double-elimination playoffs are held after the end of the regular season. Division winners progress to the District Tournament of Champions.

Majors Division

Majors is the competitive Major League division for kids who are League Age 11 & 12. It is also open to League Age 10 players with advanced skills, who request to be evaluated and are drafted onto a team based upon skill and availability. All players who are League Age 12 must be drafted to a Majors Division team unless an exception is approved by the candidate’s parent, the Board, and the District Administrator. Players attend an evaluation session in January prior to the team drafts. Games are played on field 1. There is a limit of 4 events per week (2 hours max each). Double-elimination playoffs are held after the end of the regular season. Division winners progress to the District Tournament of Champions.

Intermediate (50/70) Division

The Intermediate (50/70) division is for players who are League Age 13. This division plays against other Intermediate Division teams in  District 39. Games are played on Field 2. There is a limit of 4 events per week (2 hours max each). The Intermediate division is often referred to as "50/70" because it uses a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. This division offers a transition for players between the standard Little League field size and the larger Junior/Senior/Big League field size. Depending on standings, teams can play post-season in the District Tournament of Champions.

Challenger Division

Challenger is for players who are League Age 5-13. It is open to children with physical and mental disabilities. No skill level is required. Games are played on the weekends. Each player may use a “buddy” to assist him or her during the game.

Division Overviews: A summary of rules for each division

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