Major Baseball Level - 12U (Ages 12 & under)
Example: 10U means that all players are 10 as of 12/31/16. So, 10U teams would be able to have 11 year olds if they turned 11 after the new year.
Age and Eligibility Rules for 11U Baseball
What age group is 11U? 11U baseball can be played by any player who is 11 years old, regardless of what grade they are in. If players turn 12 prior to May 1st, they are only eligible to play if they are in the 5th grade.
Rawlings 10U Baseballs
Quite frankly, there is no difference between these two baseballs. Both baseballs come with a leather cover*, a thin layer of thread (used as a binding layer) and a composite ball (mixture of rubber and cork; seems to be identical to R8U core ball).
In general, 9U baseball is not coach-pitch. At the 9U baseball level, there may be a handful of coach-pitch leagues, but a majority of 9U baseball teams are kid-pitch leagues.
Players who turn 13 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 6th grade. Also, any player turning 14 prior to August 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 12u are eligible for this division regardless of their grade.
12U Baseball Description: Takes Players 11 & 12 years old into the full game with no restrictions on base stealing. Strict pitching restriction based on innings, pitch counts, or combinations thereof, are used and enforced.
14U - ADVANCED TRANSITIONAL LEAGUE
14u is specifically designed for the player in those very formative early-teen years. This division is the last division of play a young ball player will be exposed to before moving onto the full diamond and demands of High School baseball.
These balls are similar to high school or college baseballs, except that the yarn winding is not as tight. This makes the balls slightly softer than professional and college-level baseballs despite being made with similar materials.
8u (Ages 7-8)
11U/12U pitch at 46 feet and the bases are at 60 feet. At Walker, it’s the closest base pegs (of three) and the closest pitching rubber. (Please note there is sometimes a third pitching rubber that is temporary for AA games in which case 46 feet would be the middle rubber).
Ages 12 through 13 (7th grade)
Players in this age bracket start out playing at 12u in spring and transition into 13u in fall (if fall baseball is available).
Baseball divisions consist of the following programs:- Tee Ball (ages 4-7)
Minor League (ages 5-11)
Major Division (ages 9-12)
Intermediate (50/70) (ages 11-13)
Junior League (ages 12-14)
Senior League (ages 13-16)
Perform at the highest level with Rawlings Game Play Baseballs. These classic baseballs are durably designed with wound solid cork and rubber centers and leather covers. Specifically designed for Youth 12U leagues, these leather baseballs are suitable for both game and practice use.
How old are Little League World Series players? All players in the 2022 Little League World Series must be no older than 12 and no younger than 10.
EIT baseballs are used at the highest level of collegiate play as well as by countless high schools and youth leagues. This baseball has Rawlings raised seams with full grain leather cover and 15% wool windings which makes it hands down superior to traditional balls. It also features a Core Bond adhesive.
The pitching distance for a 10-year-old is anywhere between 46 – 50 feet.
The distance between bases in baseball for 10u is 60 feet apart. The Little League softball field dimensions for 10u require pitchers to throw the ball from a distance of 35 feet.
James Andrews (renowned orthopaedic surgeon and medical director for the Andrews Institute) recommends that youth pitchers refrain from throwing curveballs until they have mastered the fastball and change-up and are at least 14 years old4.
In baseball, a utility player is a player who typically does not have the offensive abilities to justify a regular starting role on the team but is capable of playing more than one defensive position.
Rule 6.08 Example: A 10U AAA team can participate up in the 11U AAA or 11U Major World Series but cannot participate down in the 11U AA World Series.
Players who turn 13 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 6th grade. Also, any player turning 14 prior to September 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 12u are eligible for this division regardless of their grade.
Age and Eligibility Rules for 13U Baseball
What age is 13U baseball? 13U baseball can be played by any player under the age of 13, regardless of what grade they are in. If a player turns 14 before May 1st of the current year, they are only eligible if they are in 7th grade.
Birth Years/Age Groups
12 year-old swing players are eligible to play Babe Ruth baseball and can register for the Prep League.