BlastBall (Playing Ages 4-5)
BLASTBALL! is an excellent introductory game to T-Ball and baseball for boys and girls. It is packed with action so it is perfect for youngsters’ short attention spans. Small teams mean more kids get to be involved in every play which helps them retain interest in the T-Ball / Baseball concept. BLASTBALL! teaches the basic T-Ball and baseball fundamentals of hitting, throwing, and fielding while emphasizing the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and having FUN.
BLASTBALL teams have 1 practice during the week and 1 game on Sat. (usually in the morning).
For any BLASTBALL related questions, please email the BLASTBALL commissioner: Erik Bursch - RHLL.firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Ball (Playing Ages 5-6)
This is a basic introduction to baseball. The players learn the fundamentals through practice and games. Players hit the ball off of a stationary tee and play in the field with coaches nearby to help with instruction. The Tee Ball division is suggested for all league age 5 year old players as well as for any first-time 6 year old players or other 6 year olds who would like another season of fun, basic instruction. Placement in this division is done by league age and teams are organized by the RLL’s Player Agent and the Tee Ball Commissioner. It is an instructional division where players hit off a tee rather than hit a pitched ball using Reduced Impact Force (RIF) or “safety” balls. No scores are kept, every offensive player bats each inning regardless of outs, and no player sits on defense. Players are taught the fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and running the bases.
For any T-Ball related questions, contact Commissioner Annmarie Swope at email@example.com.
Rookie Ball (Age 6-8)
Rookie Ball is a T-ball to A-Ball transition league mainly for league-age 6’s with prior spring T-ball experience or league-age 7-8’s with no prior coach-pitch experience. Rookie Ball is a "coach pitch" league, where batters get their first chance to bat at a pitched ball from a shortened distance. The emphasis is much like t-ball where coaches are in the field with players offering instruction and encouragement. No score is kept, however offensive players bat until either 4 runs are scored or 3 outs are recorded by the defense. Players continue to be taught the fundamentals of baseball such as throwing, catching, batting, running the bases and defensive play for all positions on the field and as catcher behind home plate. Teams are organized by RLL’s Player Agent and the Rookie Ball Commissioner, Brian Crosson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Ball (Playing Ages 7-9)
At this level, players improve their fundamental skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork. A Ball is a coach pitch division. The A division is primarily for playing age 7 -9 year old players. Teams are organized by the Player Agent. It is an instructional division where players hit balls pitched by a coach. Players are taught the fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to playing positions and are taught throwing, catching, batting, defensive ready position and running the bases. The A division is intended to be a logical transition from Rookie Ball to AA. Score is kept to determine when to end an inning (4 runs or 3 outs, whichever comes first), but standings are not kept.
For more information, contact Commissioner Bob Brown at email@example.com.
AA Minors (Playing Ages 8-10)
The skills that the players have been accumulating finally come together as they now work as a team pitching, hitting and fielding the ball. Fundamentals and sportsmanship are still stressed along with the strategies required for competitive play. The AA Division is the first “draft” level division and is primarily for playing age 8 to 10 year old players. All players are required to try-out and teams are formed through a formal manager draft process supervised by the Player Agents. Players pitch, protective cups are required, all players bat in the line-up, nine defensive positions are used, and scores and standings are kept. Given that teams are competitive and formed through a manager draft, the AA Division is the first level where the majority of requests for players to be placed with specific players or coaches is not logistically feasible. Trained volunteer umpires enforce Little League Baseball and Local Board Adopted Rules. Players are taught advanced fundamentals of baseball such that they are exposed to pitching techniques, playing positions, defensive pre-pitch preparedness, live batting, and aggressive base running. A post-season tournament will determine a World Series champion for the league.
For more information, contact Commissioner Rich Cestero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAA Minors (Playing Ages 9-11)
The skills that the players have been accumulating come together as they now work as a team pitching, hitting and fielding the ball. Fundamentals and sportsmanship are still stressed along with the strategies required for competitive play. The AAA division is primarily for playing age 10 through 12 year old players with some nine year old players traditionally drafted onto AAA Division teams as well. All players are required to try-out and teams are formed through a formal manager draft process supervised by the Player Agent. Players pitch, protective cups are required, all players bat in the line-up, the standard nine baseball defensive positions are used, players are now allowed to steal all bases and bunt, and scores and standings are kept. A post-season tournament will determine a World Series champion for the league.
Commissioner Ian Smith can answer any questions you may have: email@example.com.
Majors (Ages 11-12)
Players continue to refine their skills and compete at a higher level. Little League Baseball, known as the Majors division, is generally oriented for experienced players who are 11 and 12 years old. Occasionally some ten year olds are drafted into the Major Division. All non returning players are required to try-out and teams are formed through a formal manager draft process supervised by the Player Agent. Players who make it to the Little League World Series on TV come from the Majors division of Little League Baseball. A post-season tournament will determine a World Series champion for the league. Questions? Contact Commissioner Greg Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Challenger (Playing Ages 5 – 22)
Little League’s adaptive baseball program for children and adults with physical and developmental challenges.
You will participate in a confidence-building, non-competitive baseball experience to allow kids (5+ years) and adults of all abilities to enjoy playing on a baseball team. 1 hour, 3-inning games on Sunday afternoon at a Reston field.
Enjoy all the benefits of a team sport in a supportive environment:
- NO experience necessary, no matter the age
- All players get on base, score and play in outfield
- Kick-off parade at Reston Town Center
- One weekend at Virginia Beach to play regional teams
- One night game to play with and learn from the Little League Majors team
REGISTER or MORE INFO:
Eric Johnson, Commissioner