Confused About Registration for Baseball Divisions?
Guide to baseball divisions and age calculationsUpdated Wednesday January 25, 2017 by Barrington Little League.
Little League has begun to change the way it calculates league age for baseball divisions. The new calculation currently affects only players who are 11 and under, but we provide this annotated chart to help understand the age ranges for all baseball divisions in 2017. (Softball League Age is simple -- it's the age that your player was as of Dec. 31st, 2016.)
A typical progression for a little leaguer through BLL divisions would be to play : T-Ball as a 4 yr old, Single A for ages 5 and 6, Double A for ages 7 and 8, Triple A for ages 9 and 10, Majors for ages 11 and 12, and Juniors/Seniors for ages 13 through 16. However, some players may start later than others or develop their skills at different rates, so other progressions, where players spend only one or as many as three years in the same division, are common.
Below is a chart for helping to determine which divisions a player is eligible to choose. Find your player's league age in the chart below based on their birth year and month. Appropriate divisions based on league age are then listed below.
T-Ball - League Age 4,5,6
Single A - League Age 5,6,7
Double A - League Age 7,8,9
Triple A - League Age (8*),9,10,11
Majors - League Age (9*),10,11,12
Juniors/Seniors - League 13,14,15,16
* - must request a waiver from the BLL Board.