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Division

The following is a description of the intended levels of play we plan to offer, depending on registration numbers.

Games are typically played Monday-Thursday and Saturday.  Practice dates are up to individual teams.  Crystal and Robbinsdale fields and parks will be used for games and practices.  Attendance is expected at all levels for games and practices.  Coaches should always be notified when your player will not be in attendance

 Rookie:

The Rookie division is the entry level of play in Little League focusing on baseball basics and fundamentals.  It is designed for players 5-7 years of age (beginning level 7 year olds).  Through an evaluation process an attempt is made to create equally skilled teams.  This division uses a pitching machine for all games and players are assisted by coaches on the field during games.  All kids bat and playing time is equal for all players.   Practices and games will be Tues/Thurs evenings, including Saturday games on Opening Day and Super Saturday(last day of season).  The season ends at the end of June.

B-Minor:

The B-Minor division is the second level of play.  It is designed for players 7-9 years of age (higher skilled 7 year olds, 8 year olds, beginning level 9 year olds).  Through an evaluation process an attempt is made to create equally skilled teams.  This division uses a pitching machine for the first half of the season and potentially changes to kid pitch for the second half.  This level of play stresses fundamentals and player development.  This level utilizes up to 10 defensive players in the field.  All kids bat and playing time is equal for all players.  Teams typically participate in a Rookie Weekend/Jamboree at Plymouth/New Hope.  Teams will have up to 3 games/practices per week.  The season ends at the end of June.

A-Minor:

The A-Minor division is the second highest level of play.  It is designed for players 9-12 years of age.  12 year olds are not allowed to pitch at this level.  Through an evaluation process an attempt is made to create equally skilled teams.  This level of play continues to work on fundamentals and player development, is competitive and begins to work on strategic baseball.  The regular season is made up of a combined intra- and inter- league schedule.  This level is kid pitch and utilizes 9 defensive players in the field.  All kids bat and playing time is roughly equal for all players.  Teams will have up to 4 games/practices per week.  The regular season ends near the end of June with teams playing in an end of the season A-Minor tournament hosted by Crystal and Robbinsdale.  Players have an opportunity for additional post season play in July.

Major:

The Major division is the highest and most competitive level of play in Little League.  It is open to players 10-12 years of age.  Players are expected to attend league tryouts and teams are formed through a ‘draft’ process each year.  In order for a 10 year old to be drafted, they must score in the top 10% off all players (ages 10-12) at evaluations.  This level of play continues to work on fundamentals, is fast paced and strategic.  The regular season is made up of a combined intra- and inter- league schedule.  This level is kid pitch and utilizes 9 defensive players in the field.  All kids bat but playing time may not be equal for all players. Teams will have up to 4 games/practices per week.  This division prepares players to move to the next level of baseball.  The regular season ends near the end of June with teams playing in an end of season tournament in surrounding cities.  Players have an opportunity for additional post season play in July.