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Baseball Majors


Baseball Ages
This Division is designed for players who are 11-12 years old.

  • All 12-year olds will be placed in Majors. 
  • Remaining spots will be filled by 11-year olds based on ability. 

Use the baseball age chart to determine a player's age.  The chart can be found on our documents tab.  
 
Schedule
Majors games will be on Monday, every other Wednesday and Saturday evenings.  Practices and batting cages are each scheduled once a week.  Schedules are published once the teams are created.
 
Goal
The goal of the Majors division in Simsbury Little League is for the players to apply those fundamentals learned at the lower levels into more advanced game situations.  Players continue to fine tune the stages of strategy (i.e. bunting and stealing) while continuing to learn the skills specific to each position. In the Majors division, managers begin to place players in those positions that allow them the best opportunity to grow and succeed.  The Majors season concludes with a playoff tournament.
 
Draft
This is the second level of baseball with a draft. Players are chosen by the managers in a player draft.  All 11-year olds not chosen in the draft will automatically play AAA.

SLL Local Rules

  1. Player pitch only;  No coach pitch.
  2. Offensively, only 9 players will be placed in the batting order during an inning.  Defensively, 9 players will play in the field.
  3. Bunting and stealing are allowed (SLL Local Rules 10.4).    
  4. No leading is allowed.
  5. The infield fly rule is in effect (SLL Local Rule 10.3)
  6. Majors players receive a minimum of 4 innings of playing time per game.
  7. No player may pitch over 50 pitches (SLL Local Rule 9.5).  Exception:  If a pitcher reaches the limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue until the batter reaches base, the batter is out, or the 3rd out is made to complete the half inning.     
  8. The game duration is 6 innings unless extended because of a tie score.  
  9. There is no time limit on Majors games (exceptions:  weeknight game may not begin an inning after 9:15 PM; Friday and Saturday night games may not begin an inning after 10:00 PM) (SLL Local Rule 7.5).
     

Umpires
These games are umpired by trained youth or adult umpires.

Volunteers Needed
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.
 
Questions
If you have any questions regarding the Majors  Division, please contact the division director - contact information can be found on the board contacts page.