Division Descriptions

Updated Monday December 11, 2017 by LMLL.

The following are the Divisions for our 2018 Spring Recreational season:

 

2018 BASEBALL DIVISIONS (scroll down for Softball)

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LMLL Spring Rec Divisions - Baseball

NON-COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS – In all our non-competitive divisions below, there are no tryouts.  Players will be assigned to teams by the Division Commissioner, and may request to be assigned with a couple of friends.  No scores or standings are recorded.

 

T-Ball Minors – Grades: Pre-K / K - non-competitive (formerly Kickball)

The T-Ball Minors division teaches the dynamics and fundamentals of baseball, using a wide plastic bat and plastic balls, while having fun with friends in a non-competitive environment.

  • Open to all boys and girls in Pre-K and Kindergarten.  (NOTE: we recommend that Pre-Ks be in a 4’s program, i.e. going into Kindergarten the following year, to avoid repeating T-Ball Minors again since Kindergarten is a requirement for the next level T-Ball Program)
  • Players must be at least baseball age 4 (i.e., 4 years old on 4/30/2018).
  • Attendance at games, typically once a weekend on Saturday mornings, is expected of all players and coaches in this division. Click here for a sample team game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here).

 

T-Ball – Grades: K / 1st - non-competitive/instructional

The T-Ball division teaches the fundamentals of the game of baseball, using a metal bat and soft baseballs (baseball glove required), to prepare kids for the next age divisions, in a non-competitive, instructional environment.   Players begin hitting off a tee and gradually shift to coach pitching.

  • Open to all boys and girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade (no Pre-K children will be admitted)
  • Players must be baseball at least baseball age 5 (i.e., 5 years old on 4/30/2018).
  • Attendance at clinics and games, typically once a weekend at varying times Sat/Sun morning or early afternoon, is expected of all players and coaches in this division. (Click here for a sample team game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here).

 

Baseball Gold – Grades: 1st / 2nd - instructional / limited competition

The Baseball Gold division introduces all elements of baseball (baseball glove required) to prepare players for transition to full competitive play.  The season begins with short clinics followed by games, coaches pitch, and limited competitive play, such as 3-out innings, swinging strike outs and keeping score, is introduced gradually during the season. 

  • Open to all boys and girls in 1st and 2nd grade
  • Players must be baseball at least baseball age 6 (i.e., 6 years old on 4/30/2018).
  • All 2nd graders who register for the "Baseball Draft" and are not drafted into the Baseball Green division will be assigned to teams in this division.
  • Attendance at clinics and games (typically once a weekend at varying times Sat/Sun morn/afternoon) and weekly practices (scheduled at varying times by coaches) is expected of all players and coaches in this division (click here for a sample team game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here).

 

 

BASEBALL YOUTH COMPETITIVE (DRAFT) DIVISIONS (2nd-8th): In all Baseball Youth (Draft) competitive divisions, games and practices are held on weekday late afternoons and at varying times on weekends, players pitch, balls and strikes are called, scores and standings are recorded, and all teams make the playoffs.  Teams within each Division play one another in a “house” league throughout the season.  To register for the Green, Blue, Majors and Majors+ competitive divisions below, the player should register for "Baseball Draft" and after mandatory tryouts (conducted for purposes of division placement and team competitive balance) will be drafted into the appropriate division by a coaches draft.  Players may not select a specific competitive division nor request placement with other players.

 

Baseball Green – Grades: 2nd-4th - introductory competitive division

The Baseball Green division introduces all players to full competitive play, including player pitching.  There is no stealing and certain other rules are modified to simplify this introductory competitive experience.   

  • Boys and girls in 2nd through 4th grades are eligible
    • All 2nd graders must have played at least one year of Baseball/Softball Gold (or similar experience) to be eligible for Baseball Green
    • All 3rd and 4th graders not drafted into the Baseball Blue division will be drafted here. 2nd graders not drafted here will be assigned to Baseball Gold.
  • Players must be baseball at least baseball age 7 (i.e., 7 years old on 4/30/2018)
  • As with all competitive divisions, tryouts are mandatory, for purposes of division placement and team competitive balance.  All players who timely register will be selected to a Baseball team.
  • See above for information about all Baseball Youth competitive divisions
  • Typically 1-3 games per week on weekends/weekdays plus practices; click here for a sample team Baseball Green game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here

 

Baseball Blue – Grades: 3rd-5th - intermediate competitive division

The Baseball Blue division expands competitive play, introducing limited base stealing.     

  • Boys and girls in 3rd through 5th grades are eligible
    • All 5th graders not drafted into the Baseball Majors division will be drafted here.
  • Players must be baseball at least baseball age 8 (i.e., 8 years old on 4/30/2018)
  • See above for information about all Baseball Youth competitive divisions
  • Typically 2-3 games per week on weekends/weekdays plus practices; click here for a sample team Baseball Blue game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here

 

Baseball Majors – Grades: 4th-6th - full competitive division

The Baseball Majors division offers full competitive play, with unlimited base stealing.     

  • Boys and girls in 4th through 6th grades are eligible
    • All 6th graders not drafted into the Baseball MajorsPlus division will be drafted here.
  • Players must be between baseball age 9 and 12 (i.e., age on 4/30/2018)
  • See above for information about all Baseball Youth competitive divisions
  • Typically 2-3 games per week on weekends/weekdays plus practices; click here for a sample team Baseball Majors game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here

 

Baseball MajorsPlus – Grades: 5th-8th - full competitive division, 50/70 field

The Baseball MajorsPlus division shifts to a slightly bigger field and introduces full “live ball” rules, including leading     

  • Boys and girls in 5th through 8th grades are eligible
    • A limited number of 5th graders who are baseball age 11 may be drafted here
    • All eligible 7th & 8th graders who register for “Baseball Draft” will play here
  • Players must be between born between 9/1/2004 and 4/30/2007
  • See above for information about all Baseball Youth competitive divisions
  • Typically 2-3 games per week on weekends/weekdays plus practices; click here for a sample team Baseball MajorsPlus game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here

 

 

BASEBALL SENIORS COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS (Ages 13-18):  In all Baseball Seniors competitive divisions, games and practices are held primarily on weekends (typically both days), games are played on full-size 60/90 baseball fields, and full "live ball" rules apply.  To register for the Seniors competitive divisions below, the player should register for the appropriate Baseball Seniors division.  Players may not request placement with other players.

 

Baseball Seniors 13/14/15 – Ages 13-15

The Baseball Seniors 13/14/15 division is a recreational division for players of all abilities.  We will form our own internal house league this spring season.

  • Open to all boys and girls baseball age 13-15 (i.e., age on 4/30/2018)
  • Tryouts are mandatory for purposes of competitive team balance; teams will be drafted by a coaches draft.  All players who timely register will be placed on a team.
  • See above for information about all Baseball Seniors competitive divisions, and click here for a sample team Baseball Seniors 13/14/15 game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here

 

Baseball Seniors 16/17 – Ages 16-17 - full competitive division

The Baseball Seniors 16/17 division is a recreational division for players of all abilities.  We hope to form a Larchmont-Mamaroneck team to play in the Westchester Sound Shore Spring Baseball League (W.S.S.S.B.) or another appropriate league during the spring season.

  • Open to all boys and girls baseball age 16-17 (i.e., age on 4/30/2018)
    • A limited number of 15 year-olds may be invited to play on this team
  • No tryouts are required
  • See above for information about all Baseball Seniors competitive divisions

 

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2018 SOFTBALL DIVISIONS

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LMLL Spring Rec Divisions - Softball

             

NON-COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

 

T-Ball Minors - See above under Baseball Divisions - full co-ed division.

 

T-Ball - See above under Baseball Divisions - full co-ed division.

 

Softball Gold – Grades: 1st / 2nd - instructional / limited competition

The Softball Gold division introduces all elements of softball (baseball glove required) to prepare players for transition to competitive play.  Players and coaches will participate in a combination of clinics teaching core skills, and structured scrimmages and games. Coaches will pitch, supervise and umpire those games and scores and standings will not be recorded.   

  • Open to all girls in 1st and 2nd grade
  • Players must be baseball at least softball age 6 (i.e., 6 years old on 4/30/2018)
  • No skills evaluation for this Division. Players will be assigned to teams by the Division Commissioner, and may request to be assigned with a couple of friends
  • All 2nd graders who register for the "Softball Draft" and are not drafted into the Softball Green division will be assigned to teams in this Division.
  • Attendance at clinics and games (typically once a weekend, Sat morn/early afternoon) and weekly practices (scheduled at varying times by coaches) is expected of all players and coaches in this Division (click here for a sample team game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here)

 

 

SOFTBALL YOUTH COMPETITIVE (DRAFT) DIVISIONS (2nd-7th): In all Softball Youth (Draft) competitive divisions, games and practices are held on weekday late afternoons and at varying times on weekends, players pitch, balls and strikes are called, scores and standings are recorded, and all teams make the playoffs.  Teams within each Division play one another in a “house” league throughout the season.  To register for the Green, Blue, and Majors competitive divisions below, the player should register for "Softball Draft" and after a mandatory skills evaluation (conducted for purposes of division placement and team competitive balance) will be drafted into the appropriate division by a coaches draft.  Players may not select a specific competitive division nor request placement with other players.

 

Softball Green – Grades: 2nd-4th - introductory competitive division

The Softball Green division introduces all players to competitive play, including player pitching.  There is no stealing and certain other rules are modified to simplify this introductory competitive experience.   

  • Girls in 2nd through 4th grades are eligible
    • All 2nd graders must have played at least one year of Baseball/Softball Gold (or similar experience) to be eligible for Softball Green
    • All 4th graders not drafted into the Softball Blue division will be drafted here. 2nd graders not drafted here will be assigned to Softball Gold.
  • As with all competitive divisions, a skills evaluation is mandatory, for purposes of division placement and team competitive balance.  All players who timely register will be selected to a Softball team.
  • See above for information about all Softball Youth competitive divisions
  • Typically 1-2 games per week on weekends/weekdays plus practices; click here for a sample team Softball Green game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here

 

Softball Blue – Grades: 4th-5th - intermediate competitive division

The Softball Blue division expands competitive play, introducing limited base stealing.     

  • Girls in 4th  and 5th grades are eligible
    • A limited number of 3rd graders may be selected to “play-up” in this Division
    • All 5th graders not drafted into the Softball Majors division will be drafted here.
  • See above for information about all Softball Youth competitive divisions
  • Typically 2 games per week on weekends/weekdays plus practices; click here for a sample team Softball Blue game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here

 

Softball Majors – Grades: 5th-7th - full competitive division

The Softbll Majors division offers full competitive play, with full base stealing  

  • Girls in 5th through 7th grades are eligible
    • All eligible 6th and 7th graders who register for “Softball Draft” will play here
  • Players must be softball age 12 or younger (i.e., age on 12/31/2017)
  • See above for information about all Softball Youth competitive divisions
  • Typically 2-3 games per week on weekends/weekdays plus practices; click here for a sample team Softball Majors game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here

 

 

SOFTBALL SENIOR COMPETITIVE DIVISION (7th/8th-12th):  LMLL provides girls with the opportunity to continue to play recreational softball in a fun environment after they have “aged out” of the Youth program. Open to all girls softball ages 13 through 18 (i.e., 13 through 18 years old on 12/31/2017). We form competitively balanced Larchmont-Mamaroneck teams to play with teams from New Rochelle, Pelham and other local area teams. There will be no skills evaluation for this division. If there is more than one team, a coaches draft will be held to fill team rosters. Games are scheduled on weekends, typically afternoons (click here for a sample team game schedule from 2016; close the window when done to return here). Team practices are encouraged, but optional. Any team practices are “open” to all registered players and coaches in the division. Standings are kept to establish seeds in a season ending tournament.