Division Information

All divisions now play with the official Little League International Rules

All divisions will play using Little League International Age Calculator and Age cut-off dates

Minors Divisions and up Managers can make "trades" with other teams, as well as "releasing" players, and must work with Player Agent before any decision is allowed.

Any player, may be released from their team if any combination of 3 missed practices/games occur, Managers must work with Player Agent before any decision is allowed. Open spot will then be given to next available player.

All regular season games are played beginning the first week of May to late June/early July

All tournaments are held in the month of July/August

All teams will be scheduled a 12 to 15 game regular season (excluding Tee Ball)

Games will be played in Cleveland and at suburban locations against other leagues in our District
Teams will be scheduled games during the week against other Tri-League Little League teams and against leagues in our district closest to us.

Teams may be scheduled double headers on Saturdays during the regular season, 
those games will be at either Cleveland or other district league locations

All players have the opportunity to make the Division All Star team, and the possibility to advance to the 
Little League World Series in Williamsport PA or Greensville NC played live on ESPN!

The competition and skills of other teams in our district will challenge our players like never before! 

These opportunities are only available to our youth that register for Tri-League Little League!

These opportunities are not available at other leagues in the City of Cleveland!


Tee Ball (Co-ed 4 to 6): 
Often a family’s first introduction to Little League, providing a Tee Ball experience that is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals is key to growing a child’s love for the game! 

The Little League Tee Ball program provides volunteer coaches with everything they need to create an environment where players will learn the skills of the game, while having fun and staying active. Parents and legal guardians of Tee Ball players are crucial to the extension of the program, and their satisfaction is equally important to its success. The outreach and inclusion of this division sets the foundation for continued participation in our Little League program!

Each Little Leaguer is required to play one season of Tee Ball before being eligible to be evaluated by the local league officials for consideration to advance to the Coach Pitch Division. The Tee Ball Division is co-ed, and is structured as a baseball program.

The use of a robust 10-week Tee Ball program benefits the players and volunteer coaches, who typically are younger parents with little experience as coaches/managers.  

All Tee Ball teams will play with a new "Division" Practice format with assistance from some members of our Board of Directors, all teams in the Tee Ball Division will practice together at the same field, same date and time, with all division Managers and Coaches.  Tee Ball teams are not allowed to hold individual team practices! This ensures the Tri-League Little League Board of Directors that all players in our Tee Ball program are learning the same skills, at the same pace!

Tee Ball players use bats and balls (Tee Balls) designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for a Tee Ball team averages 7-10 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week with a single game played during the week.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this entry level of Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

We will use Little League's 10-week curriculum that has been shown to improve the experience for players, parents, and coaches.

More information on Tri-League Little League Tee Ball can be found at this link,
https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/tee-ball/

Coach Pitch (Co-ed 7 to 8): 
The Little League Coach Pitch Program was created to provide volunteer managers and coaches in the Little League Coach Pitch Division with the appropriate direction to organize and efficiently operate practices throughout the season. 

A player who is league-age 5 or 6 (use the Little League Age Calculator to determine your child’s League Age for the current year) for the current season and has played a year in Tri-League Little League Tee Ball is eligible to participate in our Coach Pitch Division, at the discretion of members of the Board of Directors and coaches.

Rosters will be composed of between 12 and 14 players.

All Coach Pitch teams will play with a new "hybrid practice" format, all teams in the Coach Pitch Division will practice together at the same field, same date and time with all Division Managers and coaches, as well as having 1 weekly team practice.  Coach Pitch teams will have 2 weekly practices with this "hybrid practice" format this ensures the Tri-League Little League Board of Directors that all players in our Coach Pitch program are learning the same thing, at the same pace, as well as gearing up for our Minors Divisions! 

Coach Pitch games may play on Saturdays.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

This 12-week program focuses on the fundamentals of baseball, and is designed to build a solid foundation for becoming a successful ballplayer, including the “emotional fuel tank,” as described by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
More information on Tri-League Little League Coach Pitch can be found at this link,
https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/coach-pitch/

  
Minors Girls (girls 9 to 10):
Minors Division and up are all player-pitch divisions.  Some of the 8-year-olds from Coach Pitch could “play up.”
Minor League Softball may only use nine players on defense.

Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, the diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance.

Tournament opportunities are available for players league-age  9-10.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Minors Boys (boys 9 to 10): 
Minors Division and up are all 
player-pitch divisions.  Some of the 8-year-olds from Coach Pitch could “play up.”

Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

Tournament opportunities are available for players league-age  9-10.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Majors Girls (girls 11 to 12)
The diamond uses a 60-foot diamond and a 40 foot pitching distance. Tri-League Little League may dual-roster 12-year-olds, assessed capable, to a Junior division softball team. Tri-League Little League has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 11-to-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.

Achieving tournament eligibility is possible in the division, to be eligible a player must play in at least 60% of all regular season games.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Girls Little League Softball World Series played in Greensville North Carolina, featuring teams from around the world!  All expenses for the teams advancing to the State and regional tournaments are the responsibility of a combination of Tri-League Little League, and parents, which means our fundraisers are that much more important! All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals, and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Majors Boys (boys 11 to 12):
The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

Tri-League Little League has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 11-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament.

Achieving tournament eligibility is possible in the division, to be eligible a player must play in at least 60% of all regular season games.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world! All expenses for the teams advancing to the State and regional tournaments are the responsibility of a combination of Tri-League Little League and parents, which means our fundraisers are that much more important!  All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Junior Girls (girls 13 to 14):
The Junior Softball division is a program for players ages 13-14, and uses a conventional 60-foot diamond with a 43 foot pitching distance.

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 13-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Girls Senior League Softball Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the State and regional tournaments are the responsibility of a combination of Tri-League Little League, and parents, which means our fundraisers are that much more important!  All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals, and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Achieving tournament eligibility is possible in the division, to be eligible a player must play in at least 60% of all regular season games.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Juniors Boys (boys 13 to 14):
Play on a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.

The Tri-League Little League has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 13-14-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Senior League Division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

Achieving tournament eligibility is possible in the division, to be eligible a player must play in at least 60% of all regular season games.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Junior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the State and regional tournaments are the responsibility of a combination of Tri-League Little League, and parents, which means our fundraisers are that much more important! All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Senior Girls (15 to 16):
The Senior League Softball Division is for girls 15-16 years old, using a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 43 feet. The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 13-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League Softball divisions), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

Achieving tournament eligibility is possible in the division, to be eligible a player must play in at least 60% of all regular season games.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the State and regional tournaments are the responsibility of a combination of Tri-League Little League, and parents, which means our fundraisers are that much more important! All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Seniors Boys (boys 15 to 16):
The Senior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls 15-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

The Tri-League Little League has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or “All Stars”) of 15-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League division), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

Achieving tournament eligibility is possible in the division, to be eligible a player must play in at least 60% of all regular season games.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the State and regional tournaments are the responsibility of a combination of Tri-League Little League, and parents which means our fundraisers are that much more important! All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. 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 of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.



Our 17 & 18 year old boys and girls teams will be entered into the City of Cleveland's R.B.I. program
 

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