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Divisions of Play

Irmo Little League's divisions are designed so that players of similar age, grade, and skills play together, aiding in their development as ball players. As players advance through the divisions, additional skills are developed and play becomes more challenging and competitive.

Baseball and Tee Ball Divisions

 

  1. Tee Ball is the entry level coed division for players, ages 4-5, who have never played baseball before.
  2. Junior Coach Pitch is an entry level coed division for players, ages 5-6, who have played at least one season of Tball. Players learn to bat with the coach tossing to them, outs are not played and score is not kept. 
  3. Minor - Coach Pitch Baseball is a developmental division for players ages 6-8 who have played at least two seasons of Tball and Junior Coach Pitch. Players will be pitched to by the coach, score will be kept and outs will be played. In order for a league age 6 year old to be considered for Minor Coach Pitch, they must attend evaluations or they will be dropped down into the Junior Coach Pitch division.
  4. Minor - Player Pitch Baseball is a developmental division for players 9-11. League age 8 players can be considered for Player Pitch but they must attend evaluations in order to be considered and be approved by the Board to participate. Any league age 8 that does not attend evaluations will automatically be dropped down into the Minor Coach Pitch division.
  5. Major - Little League Baseball is a competitive division for players ages 10-12. All league age 10 and 11 year olds who did not play in Majors Spring the year before must attend evaluations in order to be considered for the Majors division. If they do not attend evaluations, they will be dropped down into the Minor Player Pitch division.
  6. Intermediate (50/70) - Little League Baseball is a competitive division for players ages 11-12. All league age 11 and 12 year olds who did not play in Intermediate Spring the year before must attend evaluations in order to be considered for the Intermediate division. If they do not attend evaluations, they will be dropped down into the Majors division.
  7. Junior - Little League Baseball is a competitive division for players ages 12-14. This division will not begin until after middle school tryouts have ended. If there are not enough players interested for this division, registrations will be moved to the Senior division which will not start until May after the high school season ends.
  8. Senior - Little League Baseball is a competitive division for players ages 13-16. The Senior season will not start until the beginning of May after the school season ends.

 

Spring Division League Age Pitching Distance Base Distance Field Size Players per Team Est. Number of Teams
Competitive
Divisions
Seniors 13-16 60' 90' 270' 10-13 2-4
 Juniors12-14  60' 90' 270' 10-132-4 
Intermediate 11-12 50' 70' 200' 10-13 2-4
Majors 10-12 46' 60' 200' 12-14 4-8
Developmental
Divisions
Minors
(Player Pitch)
8-11 46' 60' 200' 11-13 6-10
Minors
(Coaches Pitch)
6-8 46' 60' 200' 11-14 8-10
Beginner
Divisions
(coed)
Junior Coach Pitch 5-6 - 50' 125' 8-10 6-8
T-Ball 4-5 - 50' 125' 8-10 4-6

Based on cumulative skill levels, Minors level divisions with more than 8 teams may be further sub-divided.

Player placement will depend on a combination of participation levels and evaluations - there is no guarantee into which division a player will be drafted. Exception: a league age 12 player will be rostered to a Majors team unless (a) parents obtain a waiver by the League to allow the player to play in the Minors (Player Pitch) Division, or (2) choose to play in the Intermediate. Division only. League age 9s can participate in the Majors division by board approval only. Division League age 8s can participate in the Minors Player Pitch Division by board approval only.


Softball Divisions

 

  1. Minor - Coach Pitch Softball is a developmental division for players ages 6-8 who have played at least two seasons of Tball and Junior Coach Pitch. Players will be pitched to by the coach, score will be kept and outs will be played. In order for a league age 6 year old to be considered for Minor Coach Pitch, they must attend evaluations or they will be dropped down into the Junior Coach Pitch division.
  2. Minor - Player Pitch Softball is a developmental division for players 9-11. League age 8 players can be considered for Player Pitch but they must attend evaluations in order to be considered and be approved by the Board to participate. Any league age 8 that does not attend evaluations will automatically be dropped down into the Minor Coach Pitch Softball division.
  3. Major Little League Softball is a competitive division for players ages 10-12. All league age 10 and 11 year olds who did not play in Majors Spring the year before must attend evaluations in order to be considered for the Majors division. If they do not attend evaluations, they will be dropped down into the Minor Player Pitch Softball division.
  4. Junior League Softball is a competitive division for players ages 12-14. This division will not begin until after middle school tryouts have ended. If there are not enough players interested for this division, registrations will be moved to the Senior division which will not start until May after the high school season ends.
  5. Senior League Softball is a competitive division for players ages 13-16. The Senior season will not start until the beginning of May after the school season ends.

 

Division League Age Pitching Distance Base Distance Field Size Players per Team Est. Number of Teams
Competitive
Divisions

Seniors

13-16 53' 60' 200' 10-13 2-4
 Juniors12-14 53'60'200'10-132-4
Majors 10-12 40' 60' 200' 12-14 2-4
Developmental
Divisions
Minors
(Player Pitch)
8-11 35' 60' 200' 10-12 2-4
Minors
(Coach Pitch)
6-8 45' 60' 200' 10-12 2-4

Player placement will depend on a combination of participation levels and evaluations - there is no guarantee into which division a player will be drafted. Exception: a league age 12 Softball player will be rostered to a Majors team unless parents obtain a waiver by the League to allow the player to play in the Minors (Player Pitch) Division. League age 9s can participate in the Majors division by board approval only. Division League age 8s can participate in the Minors Player Pitch Division by board approval only.

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