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 Lewis River Little League (LRLL) has established 11 Divisions which are designed to accommodate the various age players and provide an appropriate step-by-step approach to developing the players as individuals and as team members. The number of teams in each Division are determined by the number of players registered in any particular division. Team assignments are relatively informal in Tee Ball and Coach Pitch Divisions, although LRLL will formalize the final rosters and coach assignments. For minor players and older, tryouts and a player draft are used to complete the teams. All players are accepted, however, all final player placement and coach assignments are at the discretion of LRLL.
            The rules of baseball or softball for the various divisions have generally been established to accommodate the level of play and the need to provide a safe environment for the players. The updated rules for each Division are contained in a rule book put out by Little League International every year. The managers are given a new rule book each year. If we play teams from other leagues within our District we are also obligated to follow a supplemental set of "interleague rules" put out by the State of Washington Little League District-6. 
            Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved at any level of Little League but in particular starting at the Tee ball Division. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 

Tee Ball

Tee Ball Baseball is for boys and girls 4-6 years old who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. No scores or standings are kept. In Tee Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee using a baseball size softer ball. Baseball rules, scheduled games, and practices may be varied to place emphasis on instruction rather than competition.  The primary goals of Tee Ball are to introduce the fundamentals of baseball, start to establish the value of teamwork and have fun. 
Tee ball players keep their uniforms at the end of the season. Players will need baseball cleats, no metal cleats (these are not provided).

Minor Baseball

Minor League Baseball division is for players ages 9-10. This Division is completely player pitch using a standard hard baseball. Scores and standing are kept. Teams are selected through a Draft. And players are eligible to play All Stars. Minor League Baseball is played on a 60' diamond with a 45' pitching distance. The primary goal of minors is to prepare the players for the next level of baseball by continuing to reinforce fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching and catching techniques and to introduce tactics into the team game. 

Pacific Coast/Coach Pitch

Pacific Coast/Coach Pitch is for boys and girls age 7-8. The girls and boys are separated into softball and baseball in this division. No scores or standings are kept. This Division is coach pitch or machine pitch; played on a diamond with a 55' diamond with a 35' pitching and a soft ball. By the end of the season some players may be able to pitch at the discretion of the manager. The primary goal of coach pitch is to prepare the players for the next level of baseball/softball by continuing to reinforce baseball/softball fundamentals and introduce the team game.

Minor Softball

Minor League Softball program for girls ages 9-10. The Division is completely player pitch. Scores and standings are kept. Teams are selected through a Draft. Players are eligible to play All Stars. Played on a 60' diamond with 35' pitching distance. The primary goal of minors is to prepare the players for the next level of baseball by continuing to reinforce fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching, and catching techniques and to introduce tactics into the team game. 

Major Softball

The Major Softball Division is for girls ages 11-12.  Scores and standings are kept. Teams are selected through a Draft. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet. Players are eligible to play All Stars. The goal of Majors is to continue developing skills in a higher level of competition. 

Major Baseball

The Major Baseball Division is for players ages 11-12. Scores and standings are kept. Teams are selected through a draft. The diamond used is 60-foot bases with a pitching distance of 46 feet. Players are eligible to play All Stars. The goal of Majors is to continue developing skills in a higher level of competition

Intermediate 50/70

The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division was introduced in January, 2010 and is intended for players aged 11- 13.  The diamond utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.  The division offers a transition for players between the standard Little 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). Many of the Junior League rules will be used, such as; runners being permitted to lead off bases, runners may attempt to steal at any time, dropped 3rd strikes, etc.  Players are eligible to play All Stars.

Junior Softball

The Junior League Softball Division is a program for girls ages 13-14, using a conventional 60-foot diamond.

Players are eligible for 12-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division).

Junior Baseball

The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for players ages 13-14, using standard  90-foot base paths and a pitching distance of 60 feet 6 inches.  Junior baseball rules are very similar to high school rules and is meant to prepare players for high school levels of play.  Players are eligible for All Stars.

Senior Baseball

The Senior League Baseball Division is for players 15-16 years old, using standard 90-foot bath paths and a pitching distance of 60 feet 6 inches. Senior baseball rules are very similar to high school rules and is meant to prepare players for high school levels of play.  Players are eligible for All Stars.

Senior Softball

The Senior League Softball Division is for girls 15-16 years old, using a conventional 60-foot diamond. Players who are 13-14 may play up with try out. Most High School rules apply, prepares players for High School ball.

The local league selects an All Stars team of 13-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League or Big League divisions).