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Bennett's Creek Little League - - ID# 03460611

Bennett's Creek Little League - - ID# 03460611

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Bennett's Creek Little League Baseball Divisions

Bennett's Creek Little League offers five levels of baseball for players age 4 through 16.  Each level is broken down into different age appropriate divisions.  The division in which a player plays is determined by his or her league age during the season and the players fundamental capabilities.  To determine your child's league age, click here.  The following is a description of each division.

Contacts for the Baseball Divisions:
Commissioner- Baseball - Wayne Hill 757-503-4288  [email protected]
Player Agent - Baseball - Mike Wilcox 757-418-4228 [email protected]


T-Ball

The Tee Ball Division is co-ed and is the entry level division for player’s age 4-6. The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child’s love for the game. In T-Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. The primary goals of T-Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. No live pitching is permitted in this division. There are no umpires, final scores, or standings for this division. A 6 year old Little Leaguer should play two seasons of Tee Ball before being evaluated for the Minor League division of Little League baseball or softball.

Minor League: Machine Pitch & Player Pitch Division

The Minor League division is for players ages 6 – 11. This division should focus more on training and less emphasis on the competitive aspects of the game. Knowing that children coming into Little League are eager to learn and develop skills, Bennett's Creek Little League has formed two groups within the Little League Minor Division before moving to baseball or softball “player pitch”.

Minor League “Machine Pitch” is co-ed for ages 6-8 and an instructional/preparatory division. It is the next step for players after two seasons of Tee Ball, are new to baseball and softball in this age group or players that would benefit from more instruction before moving up to the next level of play.  Machine Pitch is the best fit for players still learning the fundamentals and have little to no experience playing ball. In this division there will be additional instruction given—during games and practice—to help players learn the rules of the game, the different positions, and responsibilities while playing in the field.


Minor League “Player Pitch” is the first division where players only pitch for ages 7 – 11. This division has more focus on baseball training and less emphasis on the competitive aspects of the game. Fundamental skills are stressed, but games move at a faster pace, game strategies are also taught. Players with basic understanding of baseball, a desire to be more competitive and are attentive on the field are the most successful in this division. Pitching is from a distance of 46 ft.  Within this division the 9/10 Baseball All-Star team is formed, although 9/10 players from the Major division are also eligible. 


Major (Little League Baseball)

Major League is a competitive division designed to further develop baseball fundamentals for players age 9 – 12. The diamond used is the same 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet the same size as the minor league. While the division continues to be focused on player development there is more emphasis on competitive play. Many players are also working towards earning a spot on the 11/12 All-Star team. Players can also dual-roster on an Intermediate 50/70 team.

description of each division.

Intermediate 50/70 Baseball

The Intermediate 50/70 division is the perfect division for 12- and 13-year-olds as this provides a transition between the Major and Junior Divisions. This division utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths between the Major League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths). Additionally, regular season players in the Little League Baseball Major Division have the opportunity to dual roster, meaning he/she can play in the Little League Major Baseball Division and Intermediate 50/70 Division during the same season. Achieving tournament eligibility is possible in either division, but a player must choose one division (Intermediate or Major) of play to participate in during the tournament season.



Junior League Baseball

The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for players ages 12-14. This is a competitive division and is played using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. 

Senior League Baseball

The Senior League Baseball Division is for players 13-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.



Challenger Division

The Challenger division is co-ed and a program for youth with developmental and/or physical disabilities so all youth can experience the full benefits of Little League participation with an athletic environment structured to their abilities. Bennett's Creek Little League follows the Little League philosophy of the Challenger Division to provide the framework so that every Little League program may offer a structured, athletic activity for ALL youth in the community. More than the skills learned through the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening of the participants' self-esteem, the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play, and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play which are hallmarks of the Little League Program.
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