League‎ > ‎

Divisions of Play

Baseball and Softball at MCLL

MCLL currently offers the following programs all of which are open to boys and girls. Note that ages are based on League Age.  To determine your League Age use the following calculator

Tee-Ball Division (Ages 4-6) – Tee-Ball

This program is for young players just learning the game. Tee-Ball utilizes an adjustable batting tee for hitting.The program is a 10-week plan and resource that features structured learning, highlighted by one practice and one game per week on Saturdays. Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills and plenty of physical activity. Click here for more information about Little League's Tee-ball program.

Coach Pitch Division (Ages 6-8) - Baseball

This division focuses on skills essential for building a solid foundation for the game of baseball while having fun. It is intended for players ages 6 to 8 years old who are ready to hit a moving ball. Little League rules are modified for the youngsters to promote skill development. Coaches are allowed in the field and pitch to their own teams. We do not keep a strike count at this level and kids are given as many as 6 pitches to hit. The season generally consists of 1 or 2 practices per week (more at beginning and less as games begin) with typically 2 games per week when season play begins. Play throughout the season culminates with a division tournament to end the season. 

Minors Division  (Ages 8-11) - Baseball

This division is designed for players age 8 to 11 years old that have shown the ability to perform the essential skills with progression towards advanced skills in hitting, fielding and/or pitching. The focus is on the continued development of pitching and catching skills while expanding on base running skills as well as the continued teaching of situational awareness and game strategies. 

This division plays on a field that uses a 46’ foot pitching distance and 60’ foot base paths. Little League rules are followed including pitch counts and playing time requirements. Minor teams play between 12 and 14 games and may travel to other District 2 sites for inter-league play. Play throughout the season culminates with a division tournament to end the season. Players from this division are eligible to play in the Little League International tournament that begins in early July within Maryland District 2. 
 
Majors Division (Ages 9-12) - Baseball

Play at this level generally consists of 10 to 12 year old players (with some advanced 9 year olds) that have shown a mastery of the essential skills with the ability to perform many of the advanced skills in hitting, fielding and/or pitching. The focus is on the continued development of hitting, pitching, base running and defensive techniques while expanding on situational awareness and game strategies. 

This division plays on a field that uses a 46’ foot pitching distance and 60’ foot base paths. Little League rules are followed including pitch counts and playing time requirements. Major League teams play between 12 and 16 games and may travel to other District 2 Leagues for inter-league play. Play throughout the season culminates with a division tournament to end the season. Players from this division are eligible to play in the Little League International tournament that begins in early July within Maryland District 2. 
 
Intermediate Division (Ages 11-13) - Baseball

Play at this level consists of 11 to 13 year old players that have shown a mastery of the essential skills with the ability to perform many of the advanced skills in hitting, fielding and/or pitching. The focus is on the continued development of items covered in the Majors division while introducing players to leading, regular stealing, pick off moves and additional defensive techniques. 
 
This division plays on a field that uses a 50’ foot pitching distance and 70’ foot base paths. Little League created this division within the past few years to transition players from the smaller 60’ field to the 90’ field used in the Juniors division and for play at the high-school level. Little League rules are followed including pitch counts and playing time requirements. Intermediate teams play between 12 and 16 games and may travel to other District 2 Leagues for inter-league play. Play throughout the season culminates with a division tournament to end the season. Players from this division are eligible to play in the Little League International tournament for that division that begins in July within Maryland District 2.

Note: Games are scheduled for Wednesday and Sundays to avoid conflicts with games in the Majors division. This enables players to play BOTH levels while avoiding game conflicts.  Additionally, intermediate and majors divisions typically play on the same fields where bases/pitchers plate can be moved to accommodate the longer pitching distance and base paths.
 
Juniors Division (Ages 13-15) - Baseball

Play at this level consists of 13 to 15 year old players that have shown a mastery of the essential skills with the ability to perform many of the advanced skills in hitting, fielding and/or pitching. The focus is on the continued development of items covered in the Intermediate division while introducing players to additional techniques utilized on the larger 90’ foot field. 
 
This division plays on a field that uses a 60’- 6” foot pitching distance and 90’ foot base paths. Little League rules are followed including pitch counts and playing time requirements. Junior teams play between 12 and 16 games and may travel to other District 2 Leagues for inter-league play. Play throughout the season culminates with a division tournament to end the season. Players from this division are eligible to play in the Little League International tournament for that division that begins in July within Maryland District 2.
 
Little League International All-Star Teams

At the end of season, MCLL participates in the annual All-Star Tournaments administered by the National Little League Headquarters Tournament Committee out of Williamsport, PA. Tournament play starts in the Maryland District 2 tournaments and is available for the following age groups: 9-10, 10-11, 11-12, Intermediate and Juniors. MCLL will assess and determine which age groups that will represent the League in the LL tournaments based on the talent at each age group. There will be a maximum of 14 players and only one team for each participating age group. In accordance with National Little League policy, teams are selected on June 15 and the District 2 tournaments begin in early July. District, State and Regional tournaments culminate with a World Series held mid-August in different locations depending on the age group. The most widely known is the Little League World Series Majors Division, 11-12 year olds, televised by ESPN and ABC held in Williamsport, PA.  See the LL All-Star selection process located in the Information tab.


Girls Softball

Girls Coach Pitch (Ages 6-8)

This division focuses on skills essential for building a solid foundation for the game of softball while having fun! Coach Pitch is intended for players ages 6 to 8 years old who are ready to hit a moving ball.  
Little League rules are modified for the youngsters to promote skill development.  Coaches are allowed in the field and pitch to their own teams.  We do not keep a strike count at this level and kids are given as many as 6 pitches to hit.  The base paths are at 60 feet, while the coach pitches from 35 feet.
The season generally consists of 2 practices per week prior to the season start. After Opening Day, the weekly schedule would consist of 2 games scheduled per week, along with 1 practice.  
Play throughout the season may culminate with a division tournament to end the season. 

Girls Kid Pitch (Ages 9-12)

This division is designed for players age 9 to 12 years old that have shown the ability to perform the essential skills with progression towards advanced skills in hitting, fielding and/or pitching. 
The focus is on the continued development of pitching and catching skills, while expanding on base running skills. This is done while also teaching situational awareness, and game strategies while continuing to have fun.  
The girls play on a field that uses a 40’ foot pitching distance and 60’ foot base paths. Little League rules are followed, these including pitch counts and playing time requirements. 
The season generally consists of 2 practices per week prior to the season start.  After Opening Day, the weekly schedule would consist of 2 games scheduled per week, along with 1 practice.  
The season culminates with Little League Softball Tournament which advances to the State level or Regional Invitational. Tournament Team (or All-Stars) may be selected from age appropriate and eligible Little League players to enter the International Tournament.
The Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon, is the ultimate finale featuring 10 teams from around the globe. 

Fall Girls Softball (Ages 4-14)

FALL SOFTBALL CLINICS – 6 Sessions

These clinics will be designed to teach and improve softball fielding, base-running and batting skills through group instruction and fun drills. Each week there will be a focus skill, to go along with concentrating on the fundamentals of the game. These clinics will focus on not only teaching the game, but also practicing proper form for throwing, fielding, batting, and even pitching! This will be followed by a fun scrimmage to end each clinic. All attendees should come with their glove, sneakers or cleats (non-metal), comfortable clothing, and a water bottle. Parents may be encouraged to participate with their daughters in some of these clinics. 

CLINIC 1 – Sunday’s - 1 hour long 

  • GIRLS AGES 4-5 (Tee Softball)
  • GIRLS AGES 6-8 (Coach Pitch Softball)
CLINIC 2 – Sunday’s 1.5 Hours Long 
  • GIRLS AGES 8-10 (Hybrid - Player/Coach Pitch Softball)
  • GIRLS AGES 9-11 (Fastpitch Softball – Minors)
CLINIC 3 – Sunday’s 1.5 Hours Long 
  • GIRLS AGES 11-12 (Fastpitch Softball – Majors)
  • GIRLS AGES 12-14 (Fastpitch Softball – Juniors)