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The Goal of the Mt Pleasant Area Little League...


To help kids develop citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well being through sports.  
To help youngsters learn their own strengths & weaknesses, the meanings of sportsmanship and cooperation, the essence of competition, and the qualities that constitute effective leadership.


The Mt Pleasant Area Little League is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide a safe, instructional and fun environment for the children of Mt Pleasant, Pennsylvania, ages 4-14. Chartered under the Little League International, Inc, we share a mission to "to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball."


HISTORY
Since 1957, Mt Pleasant Area Little League has been an anchor of the community.  Our non-profit organization operates as an all-volunteer program. We rely on the support of our network of families, local businesses, corporate and community sponsors. Through this outpouring of support, Mt Pleasant Little League continues this tradition and mission so that more than 300 boys and girls, ages 4 -14 in five different divisions of baseball can play every season.

 

 Tee-Ball for Boys and Girls: League Age 4 to 6 Year Olds 

Tee Ball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. In Tee Ball, players learn how to hit a ball off a batting tee, run the bases and learn what the positions on the field are called. In our league's tee-ball program, players hit a ball off a batting tee to learn proper hitting mechanics for the first few games of the season. They are then introduced to coach pitch in the latter half. Players will receive "live" pitches to attempt to hit, but if unsuccessful, the Tee is brought back for reinforcement. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Tee Ball is to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. Rosters are composed of about 12 players. Practices and games are held once or twice per week. The season generally comprises of approximately 12 games and no standings or scores are kept. The playing diamond used is a 60-foot diamond. By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in T-Ball may be "moved up" to the Coach pitch division if they try out and the coaches feel the child is ready.
 

 

                   

Coach Pitch for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 7 to 8 Year Olds

Coach Pitch is for younger boys and girls ages 6, 7, and 8. This division serves as our training ground for both boys & girls pursuing baseball, as well as girls preparing themselves for girls softball. In this program, coaches focus on throwing, fielding & hitting fundamentals and mechanics. During games, coaches live pitch up to 7-balls to all kids. Kids ages 6 & 7 will get to hit off of the T if they are unsuccessful in hitting the ball.  Kids age 8 will be called out after 3 empty swing or after the 7th pitch unless they foul it off.  Our Coach Pitch Division program is typically for players ages 7-8.

EXCEPTION:
 Participants league age 6 are permitted to advance to the Coach Pitch Division after participation in Tee-Ball for one year and attend the Tryout. By local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down", and some of the 8-year-olds could "play up" in Minor Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 9 and 14 players. Practices and Games are held once or twice per week. The season generally comprises of approximately 12 games and standings and scores are kept. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.




 

 
Minor League Baseball for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 9 & 10 Year Olds

Minor League Baseball is for boys and girls with some experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and expands on pitching/catching fundamentals. This is the first time players are introduced to player pitching. The Minor League (Player Pitch) program is typically for players ages 9 & 10.

However, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the coach pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could "play up." This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 9 and 14 players. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 14 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season single-elimination tournament is offered to all teams. Players in this division are also eligible to be selected to the 9-10 year olds Tournament Teams (or "All Stars") where they can experience tournament competition at the District, Sectional & State levels.The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

 

 

Major Baseball for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 11 and 12 Year Olds 
Major Baseball is for boys and girls with experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and further expands on pitching/catching and advanced playing techniques. Players continue to face player pitching. The Major Baseball Division program is typically for players ages 11-12. However, by local option, some of the 11-year-olds could "play down" in the Minor division, and some of the 10-year-olds could "play up" in the Major Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 9 and 12 players. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 12 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season single-elimination playoff tournament is offered to all teams. Players in this division are also eligible to be selected to the 11-12 year olds Tournament Teams (or "All Stars") where they can experience tournament competition at the District, Sectional & State levels. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

 


Junior Division Baseball for Boys and Girls: League Age 13 to 14 Year Olds

Junior Baseball, known as 50-70 Baseball in some circles, utilizes a modified baseball field using a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. This division is structured for league age 13-114 year olds and offers a more competitive level of baseball. Players learn advanced skills and follow rules that are closer to conventional baseball, such as leading off & stealing bases, pickoff attempts, balks, allowing an on deck batter, etc.

By league option, use of big barrel bats (2 5/8" bats) is also permitted. The Junior Division provides an opportunity for players to transition from the 46/60 field to a full sized 60/90 field. Rosters may be composed of between 9 and 14 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 12 player range that is brought about from a player draft. The season generally comprises of approximately 15 games and standings and scores are kept. 

Players 13-14 years old in this division are eligible to be selected to the Intermediate Tournament Team (or "All Stars").

 
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