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  • Tee Ball - Tee Ball Softball is for girls 4-5 years old (with a local option for 6- and/or 7-year-olds) who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. In Tee Ball Softball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching and should focus on fun, fitness, and fundamentals. The primary goals of Tee Ball Softball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of softball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. There is no minimum or maximum composition for Tee Ball rosters, but we would recommend smaller roster sizes to help keep all players engaged. No live pitching is permitted in this division. Generally, the diamond used is a 60-foot diamond, but the league has the option to use a 50-foot diamond. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.
  • Minor League - Minor League Softball is for participants 5-11 years old and can be operated with multiple divisions that are based on age and/or ability. Divisions may include “machine pitch,” “coach pitch” and “player pitch.” By local option, a player who is league age 5 or 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball is eligible for the coach pitch or machine pitch minor divisions. A local league might organize its 7-8-year-olds in the Coach Pitch Division and its 9-10-year-olds in the Player Pitch division; however, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could “play down” in the coach pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could “play up.” This is entirely the choice of the local league board of directors. (League age 12-year-olds may participate in the Minor Division under certain circumstances.) There is no minimum or maximum composition for rosters, but most leagues have rosters in the 8-12 range. Competitive divisions of Minor League Softball may only use nine players on defense. The diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.
  • Little League (Major Division) - The Little League Softball® division (sometimes known as the Major Division) is for players ages 9-12. A local league may choose to limit its Major Division to 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds, or 11-12-year-olds. The field uses a 60-foot diamond and a 40 foot pitching distance. A local league may dual-roster 12-year-olds, assessed capable, to a Major and a Junior division softball teams. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 10-to-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Girls Little League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals, and housing) are paid by Little League International. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities.
  • Junior Division - The Junior League Softball division is a program for players ages 12-14, and uses a conventional 60-foot diamond with a 43 foot pitching distance. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Girls Senior League Softball Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals, and housing) are paid by Little League International.
  • Senior Division - The Senior League Softball Division is for girls 13-16 years old, using a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 43 feet. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 13-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League Softball divisions), and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.
Note:  Softball is comprised of girls from both Bristol and Warren.

Baseball

  • Tee Ball Division - This is where it all starts.  Kids as young as 4 and as old as 6 play at this level.  Balls are hit off the tee.  The basics are taught and the objective is to garner interest in the sport and instill some basic knowledge.
    • Expectations:  Generally, managers will schedule one practice during the week with a single game played each weekend.

  • A Division - Kids who have played tee ball or otherwise know the fundamentals play at this level.  Ages run from 6 to 7.  Continuing instruction is provided and coach pitch is introduced at this level.
    • Expectations:  Generally, managers will schedule one practice during the week with a single game played each weekend.

  • AA Division- Ages for this level from generally from 7 to 8.  At this level, kids begin pitching.
    • Expectations:  Generally, managers will schedule one to two practices per week and there could be one to two games played per week.

  • AAA Division- Ages for this level range from 8 to 11.  Additionally, 12 year olds who choose to sign a waiver requesting to play in AAA instead of moving up to the major division may do so.  8 year old participation is limited based on space availability and those who try out and are not picked will return to the AA division. Tryouts are introduced for the first time and managers select their players for their teams based on observation of those tryouts.
    • Expectations:  Generally, managers will schedule one to two practices per week and there could be one to three games played per week.

  • Majors Division - Ages for this level range from 10 to 12.  Again, players will try out and managers select their players for their teams based on skill level.
    • Expectations:  Generally, managers will schedule one to two practices per week and there could be one to three games played per week.

  • Junior / Senior Division - Ages for this level range from 13-16.  The format of this division is still pending depending on many variables. Status of these divisions will be passed along as it presents itself.
    • Expectations:  Generally, managers will schedule one to two practices per week and there could be one to three games played per week.
Note: AAA and Majors Division teams are comprised of Bristol players, but play against both Bristol and Warren teams.  Jr/Sr Division teams are comprised of both Bristol and Warren players.

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