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Divisions

What is Little League Age?

A player’s “Little League Age” is the age the player will be on August 31, 2018. Whenever CVLL refers to a player’s age, it means “Little League Age”. CVLL Divisions are:

Challenger Division - The Challenger Division is a unique program for mentally and/or physically challenged youth aged 5-18 which allows the enjoyment of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. More than the baseball skills learned, the value of the 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.

Peanut Division (Ages 4 - 6) – Little League rules require that all 4-6 year olds play in the Peanut Division, which does not allow player pitching. The Peanut Division is strictly instructional and non-competitive, providing a fun environment that introduces players to the fundamentals of the game. Players are assigned to teams by the CVLL Player Agent.

Minor International Division (Ages 6- 8) –  Most 7 year old players and some 8 year olds will be assigned to this division, in which machine pitching is introduced. This division is also non-competitive in that no standings are kept. Players are assigned to teams by the CVLL Player Agent.  Any 6 year olds having at least 1 year of tee ball experience may petition to play up to this division and must attend the Player Evaluations. Players registering as Peanut who successfully petition to play up will be required to pay the difference in the Fair Share Donation between the two divisions.

Minor National Division (Ages 7-9) – This is a developmental division which introduces players to more advanced techniques involving baserunning, fielding and pitching. Players are drafted onto teams after participating in player evaluations. Any 7 year old wishing to be drafted into this division must petition to play up and attend evaluations. This is a player’s first exposure to a competitive division.

Minor American Division (Ages 9 – 12) – This division includes players aged 10 to 12 not drafted into the Majors, and enough 9 year olds to fill out the league. This division provides these players an opportunity to expand their skills by incorporating more advanced parts of the game such as base stealing and bunting. Players are drafted onto teams after participating in evaluations. Players aged 12 are not allowed to pitch. Players in this division may be drafted up to the Major Division during the regular season to fill a vacancy.