Boys & Girls Ages 4-12
Spring Recreational Season: Monroe Little League offers a number of recreational baseball options at different age levels during the spring season. For the current season, these teams will be chartered through Little League®. There may be multiple league options to consider based upon a player's age so please review all the pertinent information completely before registering your child for play. Generally speaking, children should not "skip" levels (i.e. players should go from A ball to AA ball, not from A to AAA ball).
League Age: Your child's league age for baseball is whatever age he/she is on August 31 of 2023. Click here to view the current Little League baseball age determination chart.
Spring Recreational Baseball
2023 Registration Opens on 11/25/22
Boys & Girls Tee Ball League (League Age 4-6)
Tee Ball Baseball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding between the League Ages of 4 and 6. This is recommended for players who are getting their first exposure to baseball. Players hit a ball off a batting tee for the entire season. There will be a 15-25 minute instruction session followed by a 35-45 minute game. There is typically one practice/game on a weeknight (Monday-Thursday). Weeknights start at either 5:00 or 6:00 PM. There will also be one practice/game on Saturdays. Saturday times will typically be between 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Rosters may be composed of up to ten players, but the league endeavors to have smaller rosters to improve instruction. No scores are kept during the games in this division. No live pitching is permitted in this division. Depending upon registration numbers, we may break up tee ball into beginner and advanced. Questions should be emailed to:
Boys & Girls Rookie League Baseball (League Age 6-7)
The Rookie Baseball League is for boys and girls who want to continue to develop the fundamentals of baseball. Managers and Coaches will pitch to the players until three strikes are pitched. If the player doesn’t make contact, the player will finish their at bat by hitting off a tee. There will be a 20-30 minute instruction session followed by a 30-40 minute game. Sessions are typically once during the week and once on Saturday. The primary goal of Rookie is to continue to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to begin to learn the rules of playing the game. Rosters may be composed of between 6-10 players. No scores are kept during the games in this division. No player pitching is permitted in this division. 7 year olds who require development, and 6 year olds who played tee ball previously should register for Rookie League. Questions should be emailed to:
Boys & Girls A League Baseball (League Age 7-8)
The A League is for boys and girls who want to continue to develop the fundamentals of baseball. 8 year olds should register for A Ball, as well as 7 year olds who played Rookie or A Ball previously. Games will consist of both player pitch, coach pitch and spring loaded pitching machine. A standard little league hardball is used. The games will follow the rules of baseball but with no walks or stealing. Game scores are kept but there are no wins, losses or league standings. There are no league playoffs in this division. Rosters may be composed of between 8-12 players.
Boys & Girls AA League Baseball (League Age 9)
The AA League is for boys and girls who are league age 9, who want to continue to develop the fundamentals of baseball. All players will participate in an evaluation in front of Managers who will organize teams through a draft process to ensure an even distributoin of talent. Players will pitch using regular baseball batting count rules meaning batters will be allowed to walk. Limited base stealing may be permitted. Game scores are kept as are wins and losses and league standings. Certain 10 year olds who do not yet have the ability and skills to play AAA may be placed in this group following evaluations. There will be a league playoff following the conclusion of the regular season where a champion will be determined. At least one season of A ball is a prerequisite.
Rosters will be set through a draft process. Friend requests are not accepted
Boys & Girls AAA League Baseball (League age 10-11)
AAA baseball is primarily for players who are league age 10 or 11. Players who are league age 10 should register for AAA. Players who are league age 11 should register for AAA if they played AA last year, or never played baseball before. (Certain skilled 9 year olds may be permitted to play, but there is a separate play up application. Please review our play up policy.) 12 year old players who do not possess the skils to play Majors may be placed here. All regular little league rules are followed here (pitch counts, stealing, etc.). Scores are kept, standings are recorded and the season ends with a playoff to determine a champion.
Candidates for the AAA division must participate in an evaluation. Players will be notified via e-mail as to the time they should appear and tryout details. Younger candidates who are not yet skilled enough to play AAA may be assigned to AA. Simply playing AA the preceding season does not automatically qualify a player to play in AAA. At least one season of AA ball is a prerequisite.
Rosters will be set through a draft process. Friend requests are not accepted
Boys & Girls Major League Baseball (League age 11-12)
Majors is predominantly for players who are League Age 11 and 12. Specifically, 12 year olds should register for Majors, and 11 year olds should also register for Majors if they played AAA last year. (Although 10 year olds may be permitted to "play up" if their parent petitions the board and is determined to be skilled enough to play at this level. There is a separate play up application. Please review our play up policy. 10 year olds playing in majors is a very rare occurrence.)
The Majors division is Monroe Little League's most competitive division and is appropriate for higher skill level players. Historically, a significant majority of the pitching in the Majors division is performed by the older players in the league. If you would prefer your child to be declared eligible and considered for participation in the Majors division, proceed to the registration area for the Majors divisions in this section. If your child is not drafted by a Majors division team, your child will become part of the AAA draft pool and will be placed on a AAA team.
Please note that playing AAA the preceding season does not automatically qualify a player to be placed on a Majors team. However, one season of AAA baseabll is a prerequisite.
Rosters will be organized through a draft process. Returning players are not automatically placed on the same team from the preceding year. Friend requests are not accepted.
There will be district All-Star teams formed for the 12, 11 and 10 year age groups that will begin play in mid-June. There will also be a 9 year old non-district team formed that will participate in the Monroe Annual 9 Year Old Tournament along with another possible tournament. There will also be an 8 year old team competing in the Stratford Burdick Tournament and Trumbull Coach pitch tournament. Additional information will be provided at a future date regarding All-Star teams. With the exception of 8 year olds, all-star families should be prepared to committ to games through the last day of July. Whether a family will be on vacation prior to that is a consideration in all-star selection.
Please note that, per current Little League International Rules, players must play in 8 regular season little league games to qualify for summer all-stars. The League applies this requirement to the 9 year old summer all-star team as well.
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