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Baseball Programs

Redmond West Little League offers baseball for many age brackets by "league age".  League age can be determined by using the age chart below.  NOTE: Girls playing baseball must use the baseball age chart below to determine league age.

Redmond West Little League combines with other area Little Leagues for baseball programs at ages 13-16.  This arrangement changes yearly depending on registrations and interest. Please contact us for more information at vp-bb-90@redwestll.org.

Registration for the 2019 Spring season opens 11/19/2018.  Click the link above to register.

Residency Requirements

RWLL serves boys and girls from Audubon, Ben Rush, Clara Barton, Einstein, Horace Mann, Redmond and Rockwell Elementary Schools, plus Rose Hill Middle, Redmond Middle and Redmond High Schools. Our league also serves children who live within our boundaries (generally, the 98052 zip code), regardless of which school they attend.

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Baseball Program Registration Fees

Player Age Description Fee
4-5

Rookie Baseball

Note: Parents may request their 6 year-olds who are new to baseball be considered for Rookie baseball.

$25
6-7 A Baseball (coach-pitch) $145
7*-8

AA Baseball (first level kid-pitch)

*7 year-olds must have previously played coach-pitch baseball.

$145
8*-12 AAA, Coast, Majors (all kid-pitch)

*8 year-olds must contact the Player Agent to arrange tryout for AAA.

$195
13-14 Juniors Baseball $245
15-16 Seniors Baseball $245

2019 RWLL registration fees are unchanged from 2017 and 2018.

late fees:

Majors/Minors (AAA, Coast, Majors) will be charged a $40 late fee for registrations after 1/11/2019.  This allows the league enough time to organize player evaluations day.

Rookies (T-Ball), A (coach-pitch), and AA registrations will be charged a $25 late fee for registrations after 3/8/2019.

Scholarships are available:

If you have questions or would like information about scholarships, please contact the RWLL President at president@redwestll.org.  The Redmond West Little League Board feels strongly that any player who wants to play should not be excluded for any reason, including financial constraints. 

2019 Baseball Little League Age Chart

Use your player's month and year of birth to find their "Little League" age for baseball.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC LL AGE
2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 4
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 5
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 6
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 7
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 8
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 9
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 10
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 11
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 12
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 13
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 14
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 15
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 16

 


Baseball Program/Division Descriptions

ROOKIES BASEBALL  (T-BALL)

Rookie baseball introduces 4 & 5 year-olds to the fundamental rules and skills of baseball.  Players will be introduced to hitting, throwing and catching mechanics in a safe and fun environment.  In order to make games more lively, fun and confidence-boosting, whiffle baseballs and bats will be used.  Players will still learn to hit regular weight SAFE-T / Tee Ball style baseballs during practices.  Games are 3 innings in length and every player bats in each inning.  No scores are kept during games. 

Teams will meet once per week on Saturday mornings – up to a 2.0 hour total time commitment.  The meetings will be a combined practice and game format for 6 weeks.  The season will run from late-April through early-June.

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear and team uniforms.   The volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season.  Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, and athletic supporter (including cup) for boys.  Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended, but running shoes will suffice.  The League provides all players and 3 coaches with a team hat and jersey.  Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, field prep, photo coordinator, and more.

Teams are generally organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which is indicated during online registration process.  It’s recommended that any buddy requests you make during registration are reciprocated by the buddy’s parents, so please coordinate with other parents prior to registration.

Registrations for 6-year-olds in this program must be approved. Please contact vp-bb-instructional@redwestll.org with questions.

A BASEBALL (coach-pitch)

Single A (coach-pitch) baseball is for 6 and 7 year-olds, and continues the skill building that starts in Rookie baseball.  Players will continue to develop individual hitting, throwing and catching mechanics in a safe and fun environment. In addition, they’ll start to learn more rules of the game, with more focus on base running and team fielding techniques. Games are 3 innings in length and every player bats in each inning. No scores are kept during games.

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear, jerseys and hats for players and 3 coaches. Volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season. Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, athletic supporter (including cup for boys), and socks. Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended. Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants and socks to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, field prep, photo coordinator, and more. Teams are organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which is indicated during online registration process.  It’s recommended that any buddy requests you make during registration are reciprocated by the buddy’s parents, so please coordinate with other parents prior to registration.

AA BASEBALL (first level kid-pitch)

The AA (coach + player pitch) baseball program is for 7 and 8 year-olds, and is a transitional level to AAA baseball. Players further develop their baseball skills, baseball IQ and sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment. Innings are limited to 3 outs or 4 runs scored, whichever comes first, and a maximum of 6 innings. Players will learn to pitch at practice in the first half of the season while coaches pitch to them in games, then the last 4-5 games of the season players will pitch to batters. In this division, players will be called out at the bases and can strikeout while batting. Scores are kept to track runs per inning, but wins-losses aren’t tracked.

Teams have 11-12 players, depending on the number of coach volunteers, and teams are organized by school, neighborhood and buddy requests, all of which parents indicate during the online registration process. Teams meet 2-3 times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game). Parents should expect a 5-hour time commitment per week.

Practice starts in mid-March and games start within 21 days. There are approximately 10 games in a season, and the season usually concludes with a baseball Jamboree in early June, where teams play each other in a tournament format.

The League provides parent volunteers with coaching practice plans, team baseball gear, jerseys and hats for players and 3 coaches. Volunteer coaches receive training prior to the start of the season. Players will need to purchase a baseball glove, long-sleeved T-shirt, baseball pants, athletic supporter (including cup for boys), and socks. Baseball cleats (rubber) are recommended. Your coach will recommend a coordinated color of pants and socks to purchase.

Team parents are expected to help the coach with other important team volunteer duties like snack coordinator, bench coach, score keeper, umpire, field prep, photo coordinator, and more.


Attention: 8 year-old players wishing to play AAA baseball

Each year, a limited number of roster spots on AAA teams are opened to eligible players with a Little League Age of 8, based on demonstrated skill.  Players with a Little League Age of 7 or younger are not eligible for AAA.

Eligibility:  To be considered for AAA, the player must have played AA Baseball the previous Spring season.  (The player's Summer Ball placement does not affect this determination.)

Other Things to be Aware of

  • Parents should be aware that other players in the division could be as old as 5th grade.
  • AAA teams will practice/play three times per week.
  • Teams are DRAFTED (we do not attempt to place players with school friends and there are no buddy requests).
  • Teams are randomly assigned to managers (you cannot request a specific manager).
  • If selected to AAA, 8 year-old players should expect to replay AAA next season (unless they prove to be exceptionally talented for their age).

Procedure to request AAA Consideration:  8 year-olds are placed in available AAA roster spots based on demonstrated skill.  To request consideration for AAA placement, please follow these procedures:

1.  Register for AA Baseball.
2.  E-mail the Majors/Minors Baseball Player Agent, requesting a tryout for AAA.
3.  Participate in the Majors/Minors Baseball player evaluations in January.

All players will be notified of their placement in AA or AAA.  If selected for AAA, the RWLL Registrar will  contact you to arrange payment of additional registration fees.


Majors/Minors baseball  (AAA, Coast and Majors)

 

AAA BASEBALL

AAA is the first program level that is 100% kid-pitch and includes players ages 9 and 10.  AAA is an INSTRUCTIONAL division that intends to be inclusive and build a strong skills foundation in anticipation of introducing competition in our year end tournament and in subsequent baseball divisions.

Teams typically have 12 players and the teams are organized by draft. AAA is predominately 9 with select 8 and 10 year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).  For 8 year-olds wanting to play AAA baseball, please see important note above.

There are approximately 16 games in a season. Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch a reduced impact force (RIF) baseball or softball. Base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.
 

COAST BASEBALL

Coast baseball is an introduction to competitive baseball but still maintains an instructional focus.  Coast teams typically have 12 players and the teams are organized by draft. Coast is geared towards 10, 11, and 12 year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are approximately 18-20 games in a season. Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs. Base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.
 

MAJORS BASEBALL

Majors baseball is the first fully competitive program in Little League.

Majors teams typically have 12 players and the teams are organized by draft. Majors is geared towards 11 and 12 year-olds. Teams meet about four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are approximately 22 games in a season. Practice starts in March and games start in April. Games are 6 innings in length with three outs per inning.

Players pitch regulation Little League baseballs. Base stealing is allowed. Score is kept and standings are kept.
 

Player Evaluations

Evaluations are held to assist us in putting together balanced teams and placing players in the most appropriate division for them to learn and have a good experience.

*** All Baseball players with Little League Ages of 9, 10, 11 or 12 are required to participate in a player evaluation in January. ***

JUNIORS BASEBALL

Juniors teams typically have 12-14 players, and may include players from other area Little Leagues. Juniors Baseball is for 13 and 14 year-olds.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

Games are played against team from all over district 9.  There are around 20 games in a season. Practice starts in early March and games start in late March or early April. Games are 7 innings in length.

This is players first opportunity to play on full size fields with more traditional baseball rules.  Scores are kept and players have the opportunity to possibly continue playing as all stars in post season tournaments. 

SENIORS BASEBALL

Seniors, for 15 and 16 year-olds, typically have 13-15 players.  Teams meet two to four times per week (a meeting is a practice or a game).

There are around 20 games in a season. Practice starts in early March and games start in late March or early April. Games are 7 innings in length. Play continues on the full size fields. Scores are kept and players have the opportunity to possibly continue playing as all stars in post season tournaments.