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Guide to baseball divisions and age calculations

Updated 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec League Age
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 4
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 5
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 6
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 7
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 8
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 9
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 10
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 11
        2005 2005 2005 2005         11
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 12
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 13
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 14
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 15
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 16

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.




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