NCLL Divisions

T-Ball (4-7 year olds)

Players are assigned randomly their first year and stay on the same team as returning players. There is no draft for this level.  The league does its best to build teams with kids from the same schools and fulfill requests. Practices start in mid-April with games starting in early May and the season is completed by mid-June. Games are played at Cooper, Columbus and Schoenecker Parks. There are no standings. Teams focus on working as a team and basic baseball skills.

Machine Pitch (6-8 year olds)

Players are assigned randomly their first year and are given the option to stay on the same team as returning players. There is no draft for this level.  The league does its best to build teams with kids from the same school and to fulfill any requests.  A pitching machine is used. Practices start in early April at our indoor facility, the Hanger, and will transition to the outdoor fields as weather permits.  Games begin in late April and the season is completed by mid-July. The focus is on further developing basic baseball skills and teaching teamwork. All skill levels are welcome.  For players overlapping in T-ball and Machine Pitch age, NCLL strongly recommends selecting T-ball unless the player has advanced baseball skills for his/her age, or has completed at least one year of T Ball.  The season concludes with an in-house tournament as well as a district tournament hosted by NCLL.

Minors (9-10 year olds)

Teams are formed via the player draft in early March using the player ratings from the previous NCLL season.  This is the first year of player pitch.  Games can be played at the following county parks (Cooper, Columbus, Schoenecker, and Madison).  Team practices begin mid-March at our indoor facility, the Hangar, and will transition to the outdoor fields as weather permits.  Games begin mid-April and conclude at the end of June.  All skill levels are welcome.  Focus is developmental with an emphasis on higher-level baseball skills, such as pitching, base running, and stealing. All Star Competition typically begins in early to mid-July for this Division and has the potential to run for several weeks.

Majors (11-12 year olds)

Teams are formed via the player draft in early March using the player ratings from the previous NCLL season.  This is a player pitch division.  Games will be played primarily at Schoenecker and Madison Park). In addition this division plays interleague games on select Saturdays with other District 1 Little Leagues. Team practices begin mid-March at our indoor facility, the Hangar, and will transition to the outdoor fields as weather permits.  Games begin mid-April and conclude at the end of June.  Focus is still developmental in nature with an emphasis on teamwork and fostering a positive atmosphere amongst players and coaches.  All skill levels are welcome. All Star Competition typically begins in early to mid-July for this Division and has the potential to run for several weeks.

Juniors (13-14 year olds)

This division plays on regulation 90-foot diamonds. Players are drafted by managers their first year using ratings from their last year in the Majors division. Games are predominately played at Schoenecker Park and Madison Park. Juniors play a schedule that includes North Central league games and “cross-town” games against other Little Leagues weekdays and Saturdays. Team practices begin mid-March at our indoor facility, the Hangar, and will transition to the outdoor fields as weather permits. Games start in early to mid-April and the season is completed by end of June. Focus is competitive and games are against inter-league teams with other Little Leagues in District I Little League. All Star Competition typically begins in early to mid-July for this Division and has the potential to run for several weeks.

Seniors (15-16 year olds)

This division plays on regulation 90-foot diamonds and is considered a Freshman / JV high School division. Players are drafted by managers their first year using ratings from their last year in the Juniors division. Games are predominately played at Schoenecker and Madison Park. Seniors play a schedule that includes North Central league games and “cross-town” games against other Little Leagues weekdays and Saturdays. Team practices begin in January at our indoor facility, the Hangar, and will transition to the outdoor fields as weather permits. Games start in early April and the primary season is completed by mid-May; this allows players to get games in prior to High School tryouts. Those players not playing High School baseball can continue to play Senior baseball though mid-June. Focus is competitive and games are against inter-league teams with other Little Leagues in District I Little League. All Star Competition typically begins in early July for this Division and has the potential to run for several weeks.