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SCAA Baseball has structured the baseball divisions to be in line with Little League guidelines and the other Little League North Carolina District 3 associations. The structure builds our program from the T-Ball League through Majors League and then onto a full size field with the Little League Junior and Senior League programs, and Babe Ruth 18U program.

 

Division Information 

T-BALL DIVISION (4-6): Our Rookie Division is for boys and girls 4-6 years old who want to learn the basic fundamentals of of baseball. Players hit a ball off a batting tee. Later in the season live pitching will be permitted. Score is not kept in this division. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the basics of throwing & catching a baseball, holding and swinging a bat, running the bases, and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Generally, the diamond used is a 50-foot diamond. Games usually last 3-4 innings. Each team bats in a continuous lineup every inning.

MACHINE PITCH DIVISION (7-8): Machine Pitch is designed for ages 7-8. 6-Year old’s can "play up" if they have completed at least one year of T-Ball and their parents sign a waiver. Primarily a learning division, but mildly competitive and scores are kept. Players focus on learning proper hitting and fielding mechanics, and the primary rules of the game. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and a machine pitches from a distance of 40 feet between 38 - 42 MPH.

MINORS DIVISION (9-10): For ages 9-10 but allows 8 yr olds to "play up". The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. It provides the first opportunity for players to participate in a league requiring more advanced baseball skills (players pitching, stealing bases, catcher position development) with rules similar to those in the Majors Division. Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

MAJORS DIVISION (11-12): For ages 11-12 but allows 10 yr olds to "play up".The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.  It allows for players to participate in a league requiring more advanced pitching and hitting skills, stealing bases, advanced baseball strategy). Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (11-13): Strictly for ages 11-13, there is no "playing-up" permitted per Little League rules. Played on the Majors field #4, but with bases moved to 70 foot spacing and a 50 foot pitching distance. This allows for the addition of live baserunning and "leading-off" from bases at any time the ball is in play. This Division helps players transition between Majors and Juniors playing formats and field sizes, hence the "Intermediate" name. Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

JR & SENIOR DIVISION (13-16):  Players move onto a full sized regulation baseball field.  The skills developed in the younger age divisions now allow the player to start to experience baseball as it is traditionally played in school and college on 90' basepaths and 60'6" pitching distance. At this age level we stress the higher level of baseball and prep the players for school ball. Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines. The season schedule is shifted later than the younger divisions. Spring pre-season workouts start in March and team practices begin shortly after registration closes. March and April activities are typically on weekends only. Games are inter-league with other CLT area leagues begining around May 1st and running thorugh early June. This schedule minimizes conflicts with school team schedules. Many players will play both school ball and SCAA. Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Little League guidelines.

BIG LEAGUE 18U DIVISION (17-18) operates similar to JUNIOR and SENIOR divisions using an inter-league schedule with neighboring Charlotte-area leagues, but is part of Babe Ruth League rather than Little League. Players play on a full sized regulation baseball field. Players experience baseball as it is traditionally played in high school and college on 90' basepaths and 60'6" pitching distance. At this age level we stress the higher level of baseball and prep the players for school ball. The season schedule is shifted later than the younger divisions. Spring pre-season workouts start in March and team practices begin shortly after registration closes. March and April activities are typically on weekends only. Games are inter-league with other CLT area leagues begining around May 1st and running thorugh early June. This schedule minimizes conflicts with school team schedules. Many players will play both school ball and SCAA. Pitch Counts will be enforced per the Babe Ruth guidelines.

 

 

 2022 LITTLE LEAGUE(LL) & BABE RUTH(BR) BASEBALL AGE CHART

FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

AGE

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

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2017

4LL

2017

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2016

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2016

2016

5LL

2016

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2016

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2015

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6LL

2015

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2014

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7LL

2014

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2013

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8LL

2013

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2013

2012

2012

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2012

9LL

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2011

2011

2011

2011

10LL

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2011

2010

2010

2010

2010

11LL

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

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2009

12LL

2009

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2009

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2008

2008

13LL

2008

2008

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14LL

2007

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15LL

2006

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16LL

       

2005

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2005

       

16BR

2005

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17BR

2004

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18BR

2003

2003

2003

2003

               

18BR*

 
 

*Players born prior to 5/1/2003 are only eligible if they are also eligible to play High School Baseball

 

Note: This age chart is for BASEBALL DIVISIONS ONLY. For Fall seasons, SC-LL follows the LL age chart for the following spring. Players therefore "age-up" in the fall season to allow additional development time in their new age division ahead of the spring season and post-season District Tournaments.