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Divisions/Rules

Little League allows the local league to set up divisions in a variety of ages and formats.  Generally speaking, the local leagues within our district (MD District 7) discuss the divisions they will offer, in order to maximize inter-league play as necessary.

In Calvert American Little League some divisions are offered in both the Spring and Fall seasons.  Below are descriptions of the most common divisions offered-- please note that the Registration Page will always give you a list and description of the current programs offered.


TEE BALL DIVISION GROUP
The Tee Ball Division Group will be divided into three (3) separate divisions based off the number of participants. Those divisions are Rookie Tee Ball
Boys/Girls; Tee Ball – Boys; and Instructional. For the ALL GIRLS Tee Ball Team REGISTER under the Softball Program. Some divisions may be eliminated based off participation numbers.

1. Rookie Tee Ball – Boys/Girls (2 events a week)
a. All players league age 4.
b. One (1) Manager and three (3) Coaches.
c. Participants will receive a Jersey and Hat.
2. Tee Ball – Boys/Girls: (2 events a week)
a. All players league age 5.
b. One (1) Manager and three (3) Coaches.
c. Participants will receive a Jersey and Hat.
d. ALL GIRLS Tee Ball Team offered. Please register under the Softball Program [Tee Ball - Girls]
3. Instructional (2-3 events a week):
a. Hybrid Tee Ball/Coach Pitch division.
b. One (1) Manager and three (3) Coaches.
c. Players league age 6 WITH a prior season of Tee Ball experience. NOTE: Per Little League regulations, there are no exceptions to this policy.
d. Players league age 7 WITHOUT a prior season of Tee Ball experience, at parent request and with League Player Agent approval.
e. Players league age 7 with a sibling in this division, at parent option and with League Player Agent approval.
f. 60-foot diamond and pitching distance at 46-feet
g. Participants will receive a Jersey and Hat.
h. ALL GIRLS TEE BALL TEAM offered. Please register under the Softball Program [Tee Ball - Girls]

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
Payment is due at the time of registration.
Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


COACH PITCH DIVISION GROUP
The Coach Pitch Division Group will be divided into two (2) separate divisions based off the number of participants. Those divisions are Rookie and A (Single-A). Some divisions may be eliminated based off participation numbers.

1. Rookie:
a. Coach-Pitch.
b. One (1) Manager and three (3) Coaches.
c. All players league age 7 who do not try out.
d. All players league age 7 who try out for and are not drafted into the Single-A division.
e. Players league age 8 with a sibling in this division, at parent option and with League Player Agent approval.
f. 60-foot diamond and pitching distance at 46-feet
i. Participants will receive a jersey, hat, belt, and pants.
2. A (Single-A) Division:
a. Hybrid Coach-Pitch/Player-Pitch division.
b. Competitive with end-of-season playoffs.
c. Mandatory tryouts held.
d. One (1) Manager and three (3) Coaches.
e. Players league age 7 who try out AND achieve an acceptable evaluation score and are drafted.
f. Players league age 8 who are not drafted into the AA division.
g. 60-foot diamond and pitching distance at 46-feet
j. Participants will receive a jersey, hat, belt, and pants.

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
Payment is due at the time of registration.
• Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


MINOR DIVISION GROUP
The Minor Division Group will be divided into two (2) separate divisions based off the number of participants. Those divisions are AA (Double-A) and AAA (Triple-A). Some divisions may be eliminated based off participation numbers.

1. AA (Double-A) Division:
a. Player Pitch division.
b. Competitive with end-of-season playoffs.
c. Mandatory tryouts held.
d. One (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches.
e. Players league age 7 by parent request AND with Player Agent approval AND who achieve an acceptable evaluation score and are drafted.
f. Players league age 8 who achieve an acceptable evaluation score and are drafted.
g. Players league age 9 who are not drafted into the AAA division.
h. 60-foot diamond and pitching distance at 46-feet
k. Participants will receive a jersey, hat, belt, and pants.
2. AAA (Triple-A) Division:
a. Highly competitive – final preparation for Majors-level play.
b. End-of-season playoffs.
c. Mandatory tryouts held.
d. One (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches.
e. Players league age 9 who are drafted.
f. Players league ages 10-11 who request NOT to play Majors
g. Players league ages 10-11 who are not drafted into Majors division.
i. NOTE: Only players league ages 10-11 who were not drafted into the Majors division may be called up as replacement players to a Majors team.
ii. Players league age 12 who waive their right to play Majors.
iii. NOTE: A formal Regulation V(e) waiver must be filed with the League by the player’s parents. Players so waived may not pitch in AAA, nor be recalled to Majors.
h. 60-foot diamond and pitching distance at 46-feet
l. Participants will receive a jersey, hat, belt, and pants.

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
• Payment is due at the time of registration.
• Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
• Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


MAJOR – LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL DIVISION GROUP
The Major – Little League Baseball Division Group will be divided into one (1) separate division.
1. Major – Little League Baseball
a. Highly competitive – pinnacle of small diamond play.
b. Inhouse/Interleague play with neighboring leagues.
c. End-of-season playoffs.
d. All Star tournament play.
e. Mandatory tryout/player evaluation.
f. One (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches.
g. All players league ages 11-12 who have previously played in this division.
h. Players league age 10 who achieve an acceptable evaluation score and are drafted. Not allowed in Intermediate.
i. Players league age 11 who achieve an acceptable evaluation score and are drafted.
j. All players league age 12 who have not requested to play in the AAA division.
k. 60-foot diamond and pitching distance at 46-feet (Majors)
m. Participants will receive a jersey, hat, belt, and pants.

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
• Payment is due at the time of registration.
• Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
• Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


INTERMEDIATE DIVISION GROUP
The Intermediate Division Group will be divided into one (1) separate division.
1. Intermediate Division Group
a. Highly competitive – pinnacle of small diamond play.
b. Inhouse/Interleague play with neighboring leagues.
c. End-of-season playoffs.
d. All Star tournament play.
e. Mandatory tryout/player evaluation.
f. One (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches.
g. All players league ages 11-12 who have previously played in this division.
h. Players league age 11 who achieve an acceptable evaluation score and are drafted.
i. All players league age 12 who have not requested to play in the AAA or Majors division.
j. 70-foot diamond and pitching distance at 50-feet (Intermediate)
k. Participants will receive a jersey, hat, belt and pants.

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
• Payment is due at the time of registration.
• Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
• Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION GROUP
The Junior League Division Group will be divided into one (1) division.
1. Junior League Division
a. Highly competitive – introduction to big diamond play.
b. Interleague play with neighboring leagues.
c. All Star tournament play.
d. Mandatory tryout/player evaluation.
e. One (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches.
f. All players league ages 13-14.
g. Traditional 90-foot diamond
h. Participants will receive a jersey, hat, belt, and pants.

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
• Payment is due at the time of registration.
• Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
• Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION GROUP
The Senior League Division Group will be divided into one (1) division.
1. Senior League Division
a. Highly competitive.
b. Interleague play with neighboring leagues.
c. All Star tournament play.
d. Mandatory tryout/player evaluation.
e. One (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches.
f. All players league ages 15-16.
g. Traditional 90-foot diamond
h. Participants will receive a jersey, hat, belt, and pants.

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
• Payment is due at the time of registration.
• Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
• Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


CHALLENGER LITTLE LEAGUE DIVISION
The Challenger Division is Little Leagues way of providing new opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enjoy the game of baseball. The Challenger Division is Little League’s Adaptive Baseball Program for individuals with physical and/or intellectual challenges an opportunity to play baseball regardless of their limitations. This affords these individuals the opportunity to experience the emotional development and fun of playing Little League Baseball.
• The Challenger Little League Division accommodates players ages 4 to 18; or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school.

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
• Payment is due at the time of registration.
• Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
• Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


SENIOR CHALLENGER DIVISION
The Senior Challenger Division is Little Leagues way of providing new opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enjoy the game of baseball. The Senior Challenger Division is Little League’s Adaptive Baseball Program for individuals with physical and/or intellectual challenges an opportunity to play baseball regardless of their limitations. This affords these individuals the opportunity to experience the emotional development and fun of playing Little League Baseball.
• The Senior Challenger Division accommodates players ages 15 and above (no maximum age).

IMPORTANT NOTES
• You are NOT signing your player up for a specific division or team. Requests are considered but not guaranteed. Division and team assignments are determined by CCALL Player Agents in accordance with CCALL and Little League International policies.
• Payment is due at the time of registration.
• Participants must submit Medical Releases and Parent Code of Conduct.
• Spring 2022 player evaluations for the Intermediate, Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions are currently being scheduled. We will publish more information when we have additional details.
• Click the link here for a list of EQUIPMENT
• A $25.00 Late Fee is assessed on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.


Ponytail Softball (coach pitch) is for girls ages 7 - 8.  This division further develops the skills of the young softball player, focused on the fundamentals of the game-- understanding the basic rules, position responsibilities, defensive plays and teamwork, forming good batting habits, learning the strike zone, bunting, base rounding and sliding.


Minors Softball, for girls league age 9 - 10, focuses on developing pitching skills from all players; position responsibilities and plays are emphasized. Batting awareness and taking signs are refined.

In addition to a season-ending in-house tournament in the Spring, this is the first opportunity players have to be selected to an invitational or district-level All-Star team.


Majors Softball, girls 11 - 12 continues with player development at specialized positions.

Players may be asked to tryout and be selected to an All-Stars team at the end of the Spring season.


Seniors Softball, for girls 13 - 16 focuses on advanced position responsibility and batting.  Even the first-time player will develop the necessary skills to be competitive and have fun on the field!

Players may be asked to tryout/be selected to a Juniors or Seniors softball All-Stars team at the end of the Spring season.

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