For players age 14, the Juniors (60/90) division plays on a full-size field (high school - MLB dimensions) where the pitching rubber is 60 feet from home plate and the bases are 90 feet apart. Tryouts are required and players will be eligible for Juniors All-Star selection. [ASSESSMENTS AND TOURNAMENTS ARE SPRING ONLY]
Q: What equipment do I need to provide for my Juniors player?
A: The league will provide team hats and jerseys. Players will be responsible for having the following items:
Bat (see USA bat requirement info below)
Cleats (metal spikes are allowed)
Baseball pants, belts, socks
Protective Cup (boys only)
Once your team has been assigned its color scheme, you can purchase pants, socks, and a belt accordingly.
Q: When do Spring practices start?
A: Practices for Juniors are scheduled to begin the week of February 6 (subject to change).
Q: When do Spring games start?
A: Tentatively, we are planning to have first games on Saturday, March 4, and the season will end on or around May 6.Q: What is the age range for Juniors?
A: 13-14 years old.
Q: Can I make a “buddy” or coach request?
A: No. In Juniors, player assessments and a draft process are used to determine placement to help ensure parity among teams and that kids are playing at appropriate competitive levels. [DURING THE FALL, WE TRY TO HONOR COACH AND BUDDY REQUESTS AS BEST WE CAN]
Q: What is a typical week for Juniors?
A: There will be one 90-minute field practice and one 60-minute batting practice during the week. There will be one weeknight game and one game on the weekend (Friday night or Saturday). Exact practice days will be determined by our practice scheduler. [ONE GAME PER WEEK DURING THE SPRING]
Q: What types of bats are allowed?
In Juniors, all bats must be USA Baseball
certified or meet the BBCOR standard. Anything else is illegal for Little League play. Q: Are scores and standings kept?
A: Yes, scores and standings are kept, though they have no bearing on tournament seeding. This is done on a randomized basis.
Q: I have a friend who has a child who wants to play. Is there still time to register?
A: It depends on if there is room on a team. We try our best to accommodate every child who wants to play at Vista Little League, but sometimes we are unable to do so when people register too late.
Q: Who are the managers and coaches?
A: At this level, though still all parents with kids in the league, almost every manager and coach has years of youth baseball coaching experience.
Q: What is the goal for Juniors?
A: In Juniors, kids are playing on full field dimensions that now measure 90-feet between bases and 60-feet-6-inches from the pitching rubber to home plate. This level is very competitive and the final step before high school.
Q: Besides managing, coaching, or being a team parent, how can I help the league?
A: Every board member, manager, coach, etc. is a volunteer donating their time to make the league function. We are always looking for people within our membership to contribute their unique skill sets (professional and otherwise) in keeping our facilities and operation in good working order. The more help we get from within our community, the more we can invest in maintaining the type of environment we want for all of our kids.