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Division Descriptions

A player’s league age is determined by their age on April 30th of the current year.  Players in their first year of eligibility for a division (e.g. 6 year old for Pinto) must have approval of the division director to “play-up.”

Shetland Division-6U

 

Type of play

Tee and Coach Pitch

Description

Players normally use a Tee to hit the ball off of, but are allowed the option of taking swings at a coach pitched ball as the season progresses. Emphasis is on learning the game and not meant to be competitive. Scores are not announced or recorded. All players are allowed in the field on defense and coaches are allowed to be on the field to advise them. Play stops when an infielder holds up the ball. On offense all players bat. A team bats until three outs are recorded or six runs are scored.

Teams

4-6 years old as of April 30th of current year. Teams are formed by coach and division director request. Friend and coach requests will be honor to the best of the league’s ability to ensure fair gameplay.

Field

50’ bases (Field #3)

Games

1hr drop-dead, Weekdays 5:00-6:00pm (5:30-6:30pm when sunset allows), Saturday Morning

Field Days

1-2 Weekday events, 1 Saturday (During field irrigation times Saturday events will be every other Saturday)

Pinto Division-8U

 

Type of play

Machine Pitch

Description

A pitching machine is used to get the players familiar with hitting a pitched ball. Like T-ball the emphasis is on learning the game and the games should only be mildly competitive. To limit runaway scores a team which is ahead is only allowed to score six runs each inning. A team is allowed ten players and one coach on defense. Play stops when an infielder holds up the ball. On offense all players are put in the batting order and are allowed five swings at the ball. Catching equipment is used but primarily to get players used to it.

Teams

7-8 as of April 30th of current year. 6 yrs old have an option to play up to this division. Teams are formed by coach and division director request. Friend and coach requests will be honor to the best of the league’s ability to ensure fair gameplay.

Field

60’ bases (Field #4)

Games

1:15 no new inning, 1:30 drop-dead, Weekdays 5:00-6:30pm, Saturday Mornings. Note: Weekday games may be shortened to 1 hour drop-dead depending on sunset times.

Field Days

1-2 Weekday events, 1 Saturday (During field irrigation times Saturday events will be every other Saturday)

Mustang Division-10U

 

Type of play

Kid Pitch

Description

First level of play at which real baseball is played. Players are taught pitching, catching, lead-offs, stealing, etc.

Teams

8-10 years old as of April 30th of current year. 7 year olds may request to play up. Formed by coach draft with optional try-outs. Coach/friend requests will be honored if possible, not guaranteed.

Field

60’ base, 46’ mound (Field #1)

Games

1:30 no new inning, 1:45 drop-dead, Weekdays 5:00-7:00pm, Weekends vary. 6 inning Max

Field Days

2 Weekday, 1 Saturday. Interleague play with Ahwatukee and Chandler Pony Leagues

Bronco Division-12U

 

Type of play

Kid Pitch

Description

 

Teams

10-12 years old as of April 30th of current year. Formal try-outs are required and used to do a coach draft.

Field

70’ base, 50’ mound (Field #1)

Games

1:45 no new inning, 2:00 drop-dead, Weekdays 7:00-9:00pm, Weekends vary.

Field Days

2 Weekday, 1 Saturday (Team may travel for Saturday games)

Pony Division-14U

 

Type of play

Kid Pitch

Description

 

Teams

13-14 as of April 30th of current year.

Field

80’ base, 54’ mound (Field #2)

Games

2:00 no new inning, 2:15 drop-dead

Field Days

7:00-9:00pm twice on weekdays, Double header weekends AM various locations.

 

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