For players age 7 - 10*, the AA division gives players an introduction to "kid pitch," keeping score, and tournament play. During the first three innings of each game, a pitching machine is used with the same five-pitch limit as in Single A. Starting in the fourth inning, the machine goes away and the kids pitch. There are strikeouts, but no walks. If the count on a hitter reaches four balls, the hitting team's coach will come out and throw the batter a maximum of three additional pitches. Each team fields 10 defensive players. Teams with more 10 players will evenly rotate players who will take turns sitting on the bench. As in Single A, each inning ends with the earlier of three outs or batting through the entire lineup. Scores are not kept during most of the season, but two weeks before the AA Tournament is set to begin, the scoreboard is turned on and umpires take the field. Though there is no tryout for AA, there is an assessment held so that players are evenly distributed across teams based on skill level.
Practices are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of February 13.
*Note: We recommend that all 10-year-olds play in either AAA or Majors unless they have never played baseball or any other sport before.
2023 Registration Price: $200.00