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2016 Spring Baseball Placement Details

The following is a summary of placement within the baseball leagues in 2016

 

NOTE:  All ages noted below refer to "Little League Age".  The cutoff date varies based on a recent age change rule update from Little League International.  For details on this, please visit:

 

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/rules/rulechanges.htm

 

6 Major League Teams – comprised of

47 – 12 year olds - (100% of the eligible 12s)

24 –  11 year olds - (37% of the eligible 11s)

 

8 Quad-A League Teams - comprised of

41 - 11 year olds - (63% of the eligible 11s)

46 - 10 year olds - (53% of the eligible 10s)

 

6 Triple-A League Teams – comprised of

41 – 10 year olds – (47% of the eligible 10s)

27 –   9 year olds – (51% of the eligible 9s)

 

6 Double-A League Teams – comprised of

26 – 9 year olds - (49% of the eligible 9s)

34 – 8 year olds - (63% of the eligible 8s)

6 Single-A League Teams – comprised of

20 – 8 year olds - (37% of the eligible 8s)

31 – 7 year olds - (46% of the eligible 7s)

 

The following is a summary of placement within the softball leagues in 2016 (NOTE:  "Softball Age" is based on the age of the player as of 12/31/2016.  All ages noted below refer to "Softball Age"):

 

1 14U Team - comprised of

1    - 14 year olds

10 -  13 year olds

 

6 12U Teams - comprised of

36 -  12 year olds

29 -  11 year olds

  5 -  10 year olds

 

5 10U Teams - comprised of

21 - 10 year olds

17 -   9 year olds

  3 -   8 year olds

 

6 8U Teams - comprised of

26 - 8 year olds

30 - 7 year olds

  1 - 6 year olds

 

4 6U Teams - comprised of

  17 - 6 year olds

  21 - 5 year olds (turned 5 by 8/31/16)

 

 

The following describes HLL's League Placement (Baseball) System.  Placement is based on a player ranking system. The method of ranking players is as follows:

 

A player can achieve a maximum value of 4 points, calculated by:

·   Tryout Results (up to 1 point) - Scored by Independent Evaluators

·   Team Ranking (up to 0.50 points) - Scored by the Team's Coaches from the prior year

·   “Little League Age” (up to 0.25 points) - Sliding scale with 12-year olds earning the most

·   Age/League Ranking (up to 1 point) - Scored by the League's Head Coaches from the prior year

·   League Points (up to 1.25 points) - Sliding scale with prior year's Majors/12U participants earning the most

 

The above baseball placement system is used for the following leagues:

·   Majors

·   Quad-A

·   Triple-A

·   Double-A

·   Single-A

Placement in the above leagues does NOT incorporate the school grade of the player.

 

The only leagues which utilize school grade for player placement are:

·   Kindergarten

·   Pre-K

 

"Baseball Age" requirements for each of the baseball leagues follows:

          Majors        - 12's and 11's

          Quad-A      - 11's and 10's

          Triple-A     - 10's and 9's

          Double-A   - 9's and 8's

          Single-A     - 8's and 7's

 

The only Grade-based leagues are:

          Kindergarten

          Pre-K