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Divisions

Each division of the league has specific ages associated with it.  The division that any player ends up playing in is based on age and or being drafted based on his or her abilities.  The following displays the different divisions and the criteria for players being placed there.

Advanced Baseball: 13-14 year olds
Majors: 12 year olds: 10-11 year olds – drafted based on ability
AAA: 9-11 year olds: drafted based on ability
AA: 8-10 year olds -drafted based on ability
Farm: 7-9 year olds - age based and experience based; pitching machine
Instructional: 6-7 year olds - age based; tee/coach pitch
Challenger:  6-14 y.o. with physical and/or educational challenges

Division VP Email
Advanced Baseball James Harrington abprogramvp@gmail.com
Majors Chris Vana clv7@pge.com
AAA Ken Daly ken.daly@asmwaypoint.com
AA Colby Powell colby.powell@pacbell.net
Farm Troy Winkles Troy_Winkles@ajg.com
Instructional NIck Woodson drumz4wood@gmail.com

Special Rules by Division - Last Revised 3/3/2010

RULE AA AAA Majors Adv Baseball
First half of season (Preseason) Means nothing. Means nothing. Means nothing. Means nothing.
Innings 5 6 6 7
Time Limit - No inning started after 90 Minutes 2 Hours 2 Hours 2 Hours before DST. 2.5 Hours after DST.
Half inning is over when: 3 outs, 5 runs, or all batters have batted. 5 run and "all batter" rules do not apply to 5th inning (not last inning). 3 outs or 5 runs. 5 run rule does not apply to the 6th inning (not last inning). 3 outs. 3 outs.
Player playing time No player can sit out two consecutive innings. Each player must play at least 9 defensive outs. Each player must play at least 9 defensive outs. A minimum of 2 innings for first 4 innings of the game.
Batting Bat through entire team not just defensive players playing at that time. Bat through entire team not just defensive players playing at that time. Bat through entire team not just defensive players playing at that time. Bat through entire team not just defensive players playing at that time.
Pitching Rules
Curve Balls Not allowed Not allowed Not allowed Allowed
Hit two batters during one inning Pitcher must be replaced Pitcher must be replaced Pitcher must be replaced No Rule.
10 Run Slaughter Rule No No No Yes- after 5th inning.
Anyone who can't pitch? No 12 year olds. No No
Dugouts Home has 3rd base dugout Home has 3rd base dugout Home has 3rd base dugout Home has 3rd base dugout
Innings to constitute a full game 3 innings 4 innings 4 innings 5 innings
# of parents allowed in dugout 3 3 3 3
Home team to provide balls 3 per game 3 per game 3 per game 3 per game
Limit on bases for overthrows on steals Limited to base advancing to. Want to encourage throws. No limits. No limits. No limits.
Base Coaches Adults or players may be base coaches. If players, they must wear a helmet. Adults or players may be base coaches. If players, they must wear a helmet. Adults or players may be base coaches. If players, they must wear a helmet. Adults or players may be base coaches. If players, they must wear a helmet.
Balks None None None Yes
Responsible for official scorekeeping Home Team Home Team Home Team Home Team
Report Score and Write-up to VP Winning team. Winning team. Winning team. Winning team.
Infield practice before game Visting team takes infield first then home team second. Infield to last 10 minutes per team. Start at 25 minutes before game time so 5 minutes left for manager/umpire meeting. Visting team takes infield first then home team second. Infield to last 10 minutes per team. Start at 25 minutes before game time so 5 minutes left for manager/umpire meeting. Visting team takes infield first then home team second. Infield to last 10 minutes per team. Start at 25 minutes before game time so 5 minutes left for manager/umpire meeting. Visting team takes infield first then home team second. Infield to last 10 minutes per team. Start at 25 minutes before game time so 5 minutes left for manager/umpire meeting.
Post game field care Shared by both Home and Visiting teams. Field care per the Post Game Field Care Plan. Shared by both Home and Visiting teams. Field care per the Post Game Field Care Plan. Shared by both Home and Visiting teams. Field care per the Post Game Field Care Plan. Shared by both Home and Visiting teams. Field care per the Post Game Field Care Plan.
Headfirst slides Not allowed unless returning to base. Not allowed unless returning to base. Not allowed unless returning to base. Not allowed unless returning to base.
Sliding into first Not allowed unless returning to first base. Not allowed unless returning to first base. Not allowed unless returning to first base. Not allowed unless returning to first base.