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FT LAUDERDALE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

About Little League Baseball

Fort Lauderdale Little League Baseball has seen tremendous growth over the last 5 years and is now averaging around 800-900 players in our spring programs. Fall programs are a little less as we compete with Soccer and Football.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Baseball, please visit our registration page to find out when the next season will begin or scroll down the page to found out which programs are available now for enrolling.

Baseball Divisions

* Quick reminder, Fort Lauderdale Little League follows the rules of Little League® Baseball and Softball.

Tee-Ball


Ages: 4-6

They squirm, they fidget and they are working hard to focus!

What can we say, the Great game of Tee-Ball. Many of us Baseball / Softball, sports fanatics got our first whiff of a Baseball field right here. Parents, lower your expectations and just enjoy watching them learn. It is hard for a 4 year old to hold a bat, much less hit, throw or catch that tiny ball. But they will get it!

By seasons end, many of the children will be hitting without the need for a Tee. We strive for a positive, fun, learning environment filled with the opportunity to begin down the road to learning the great game of Baseball.

Games are 3 innings or 1 hour max.

What will you need to start?

A Baseball bat (preferably a 24" or 25" bat) - Oversize bats will negatively effect hitting performance
Helmet Optional (Parents tend to purchase one for the player - Coaches are supplied extras)
Baseball glove (Right hand / Left hand)


Coach Pitch Blue 5/7 (New Division for Fall 2018)

Ages:  5-7

For a full description see Coach Pitch 7/8 below. 5 year olds can play in this division if they have played at least one season of TeeBall.


Coach Pitch Red 7/8

Ages:  7-8

A developmental league for 7-8 years old players. A closer step to a real game of Baseball. Coaches pitch to the players. Base advancement (on over throws or errors catching) by the offensive team stops once the ball is thrown to the pitcher or thrown to the pitchers mound. Also defense infield errors limit offense base advancement to only 1 base (if they can make it). The goal of some of these highlighted rules is to allow the kids to compete while learning the game.

Coach pitch is a great time for parents to watch their children grow and really start to learn the game of Baseball.

Games are traditionally played on Saturdays and last about 60-90 minutes. 5 runs max per inning per team. 6 innings. While Coach Pitch  is competitive; including Playoffs at the end of the spring season + ALL Stars, the league is designed to teach kids the rules and basics of Baseball.

Minor League


Ages: 8-10

Minor League (sometimes called kid-pitch) is the next step up from Coach Pitch. Children 8-10 will finally enter the world of Baseball and face a pitcher for the first time. During the spring season, all children must be evaluated and drafted + coach requesting will not available. Traditionally in the fall season, coaches can be requested.

5 Runs max per inning per team. 6 innings. 1:45 hours max.

Children are drafted to balance teams and make the sport of Baseball challenging for everyone. ALL children who register within the age bracket will be assigned to a team. During spring, the league goes through a draft, all children are accepted, but parents do not select coaches and children could be drafted into the Majors.

Major League


Ages: 10-12

The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for boys and girls ages 10 -12. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

* 10 year old children who are wishing to play or who have met the age requirements for the Major League are required to partake in our Major League evaluations. All 11-12 year old children will be drafted into the Major League. 10 year old children who do not make the draft will be moved into the Minor League system. This is inline with keeping the game safer for younger inexperienced players, more competitive for older Major League players and generally more fun for everyone.

5 Runs max per inning per team. 6 innings. 1:45 hours max.


50/70 (Travel Division)


Ages: 11-13

New division for Little League Baseball in 2013 for players league-age 11-13 with postseason tournament opportunities, including a World Series; offers a transition for younger 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).

It is called 50/70: 50 Foot from home plate to pitchers mound, 70 foot base paths.

The 50/70 division and above follow more traditional Baseball rules which includes leading.

50/70 is also a travel division. Some travel will be required within our District to play other Little League 50/70 teams. Historically, the majority of our games are played in Fort Lauderdale. Travel games are generally played within Broward county (Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs...). Also, historically the majority of our games are on Saturdays.

Game Time: 7 innings.


Juniors


Ages: 12-14

The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 12-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.


*Excerpts on this page were taken from littleleague.org.

Seniors

Ages: 14-16

Updated for 2018, our competitive, advanced league with only 15 players TOTAL. Please email the league for more information.



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