Simsbury Little League Farm A baseball is designed for boys and girls who are "baseball age" 6-8. Use the baseball age chart to determine a player's age. The chart can be found on our documents tab.
Players who are age 6 and have played one year of T-Ball in an official Little League program will be placed in Farm A.
Players who are age 7 and have played one year of T-Ball in an official Little League program will be placed in Farm A.
Players who are age 8 with no baseball experience or only one year of T-ball will be placed in Farm A.
Use the baseball age chart to determine a player's age. The chart can be found on our documents tab. Schedule
Farm A practice is once a week, usually 2 hours on a weeknight. Games will be on Saturdays and Sundays. Schedules are published once the teams are created.
This division is a purely instructional division and focuses on basic skills and rules.
SLL Local Rules
Coaches pitch from the knee which simulates the correct trajectory for the batter.
Offensively, a continuous batting order allows all players to bat each inning or until three outs are recorded.
Defensively, all players will play in the field (if less than 12 players) with 6 players positioned in the infield. Positions will change each inning, giving each player an opportunity to experience each position.
An adult coach should backup the catcher to speed up play (SLL Local Rule 11.2).
A maximum of two coaches (one is a pitcher) are allowed on the field (SLL Local Rule 11.2).
Bunting, stealing or leading is not permitted (SLL Local Rule 11.2)
There are no strikeouts or walks (SLL Local Rule 11.2). A tee should be used after 5 swings.
No score, records or standings will be kept (SLL Local Rule 11.2)
The game duration is 6 innings with a 2-hour time limit (SLL Local Rule 7.3).
Coaches share the umpiring responsibilities at this level.
If you are interested in becoming a Manager, Assistant Coach, or Parent Administrator for your child’s team, please indicate your desire to do so when you register online. All volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application which is located on the “volunteer” tab on the SLL website.
If you have any questions regarding the Farm A Division, please contact the division director - contact information can be found on the boad contacts page.