Rookies 1, or T-ball, is the player’s first introduction to organized baseball. Rookie League ball is made up of 4 and 5 year olds. Rookies is for players with no prior organized baseball experience. The fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting from the batting tee, base running and defense are introduced at this level. Players begin to learn the hand-eye and timing skills essential to the hitting game.
Primarily for 6 year-olds, Minor A reviews and builds upon the fundamentals introduced in T-ball. Coach-pitch replaces the batting tee as the primary batting mode. The batting tee is used initially for batters having difficulty hitting a coach-pitched ball, but is phased out and eliminated as the season progresses. Coaches are stationed in the field during games to instruct players in defensive play. A full schedule of games (with a five run limit per half inning) is played. There are no standings or playoffs and no all-stars are chosen. All players receive a participation award at the end of the season.
Designed for 7 and 8 year-olds with prior playing experience, the machine-pitched ball is used at AA to advance hitting skills. In the last weeks of the season, player-pitch is introduced. Coaches are allowed to be stationed in the field during games to instruct players in defensive play. Bunting and base stealing are not allowed.
An All-Star Game and playoffs are played in AA.
At Major 60 there are 60 foot base paths and 46 feet from the pitchers rubber to home plate. Major 60 is a full time player pitch division. The players at the Major 60 level include 9 and 10 year-olds.
At Major 70 there are 70 foot base paths and 50 feet from the pitchers rubber to home plate. The players at the Major 70 level include 11 and 12 year-olds. Major 70s rules are more advanced and similar to MLB rules in most ways. The roll of Major 70 is to help players with the transition to the 90 foot diamonds in the Senior Division.
The Babe Ruth Seniors Frontier Division is for 13 to 15 year-olds. Play is on a regulation 90’ diamond. Official Baseball rules apply.
The Babe Ruth Seniors Summit Division is for 14 and 15 year olds. Play is on a regulation size diamond and Official Baseball rules apply. This division plays a schedule with teams from a similar division at neighboring leagues.