Age Requirements: 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.
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.
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).
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.
For example, a 5th grade AAU team (11U) can only pick players who are no older than 11 years old on August 31, 2019. Thus, any player with a birthday before that date has to try out for the 6th grade team (12U) even though he is in 5th grade.
Babe Ruth Baseball League was created for ballplayers ages 13-15 who wished to continue their baseball playing experience beyond 12. Founded in 1951, Babe Ruth Baseball League was created for ballplayers ages 13-15 who wished to continue their baseball playing experience beyond the age of 12.
2022 AGE-BASED DIVISIONS:
|(10U)||8-9-10||8/1/2011 - 7/31/2014|
|(11U)||9-10-11||8/1/2010 – 7/31/2013|
|(12U)||10-11-12||8/1/2009 - 7/31/2012|
|(13U)||11-12-13||8/1/2008 – 7/31/2011|
If you are in a USSSA league, then the best bats for 12-year-olds are drop 8 two-piece composite bats with big barrels and a balanced swing. If that’s the fit you’re trying to make, then the 2022 Marucci CAT 9 Composite ticks every box.
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.
Youth league baseballs have a cushioned cork center and are wound less tightly than balls designed for adult play, but they’re not soft. Youth league balls are designed for experienced baseball players from 8 to 14 and are used in Little League tournament play.
All bases will be considered open. Base runners may lead-off from all bases and advance in accordance with the rules of baseball. Only 9 defensive players are allowed on the field at one time.
(Typically 46-50’ Pitching Distance)
|Age||Daily Max (Pitches in Game)||4 Days Rest|
12u A Division: 46/60 1. Players may lead off the base when the ball crosses Homeplate. 2. Stealing of any base is allowed only after the ball crosses the plate or on a passed ball.
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.
Players who are 12u are eligible for this division regardless of their grade. Players who turn 14 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to August 1 will not be eligible.
* Do not let your son play travel baseball until they are at least 12 years old. If you feel that it is absolutely necessary to play travel baseball before the age of 12, find a team that plays about 30 games with minimal travel. * Look for teams that focus on player development, not winning.
Birth Years/Age Groups
11U baseball is a youth league where kids 11 years old and younger can play baseball. 11U baseball is governed through the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), which is a separate organization from other youth baseball leagues, like Little League.
13U baseball is a youth baseball league where players who are 13 years old and younger can participate. The overall rules for 13U baseball are governed by the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), which has multiple 13U baseball leagues and tournaments across the United States.
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).
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.
ROOKIE BASEBALL (6-7)
The Rookie Division is our introductory to baseball after T-Ball. Per the Little League Baseball Age Calculator, players must be 6 years old to play. Any player that is 7 will be placed at the rookie level if they do not assess high enough to be placed in farm baseball.
Little League International and PONY baseball changed the birthday cutoff from May 1st to August 31st. Within Little League, this rule is gradually implemented starting from 2016 through 2019. PONY baseball implemented the change in 2018. See the official announcement via ESPN.
20122022 - 2023 Season
|Playing Age||Birth Year|