This is the top division of Little League Baseball, played on 60’ baseline diamonds. The game is essentially the same as is played in Minors, but is played in adherence to the Little League Rulebook along with a few RMLL House League rule modifications. This is the division for Little League All-Star play (July-August), with the finals, the Little League World Series, held in Williamsport and televised internationally. Players who are Little League age 12 years old are required by Little League Regulations to play at the Major Division level unless prior approval by the District Administrator has been granted.
RMLL will strive to have at least one qualified umpire at every regular season and playoff game. There will be a number of opportunities for pre-season and/or out-of-league tournament play, many of which will be out of town. Players interested in playing on summer All-Star teams must attend evaluation sessions in early June unless prior arrangements have been made.
Attendance at an evaluation session in March is mandatory, so please be aware of the dates, times and locations that these are scheduled. Team selection is by a draft system, so evaluation attendance is essential to ensure we draft the most balanced teams possible.
Games are played on various days Monday through Saturday. Sundays may be required to make-up rained out games, and most teams will have practices on weekends. Most weeks there will be two games scheduled and one or two practices. The season starts in late April and playoffs run through the end of June. The schedule will be published after enough parents have volunteered to coach and teams can be finalized, usually in mid-April. Players typically arrive for weeknight games between 5.30 to 5.45 pm, with first pitch at 6.30 pm.
Parents Need to Provide:
Participants are supplied with a numbered, embroidered baseball jersey (which must be returned at the end of the season), a ball cap, baseball pants, baseball “sleeves”, a belt and baseball socks (all of which they keep).
Parents need to supply cleats (non-metal), a baseball glove, a batting helmet and an athletic supporter or compression shorts (mandatory in Little League).
Players must supply their own batting helmet, which can be purchased at most sporting goods stores for about $30. Please make sure it fits properly, is CSA approved, and is marked (athletic tape works well) to identify it as your child’s. A face guard on the helmet is optional.
*ATTENTION: Although Rocky Mountain Little League only requires players at the Minors level to wear helmets with face shields, we encourage players at the Majors level who wish to wear a face shield do so. Players must ensure that their helmet has proper fit and hygiene. A face shield is highly effective in reducing the likelihood of sustaining a facial injury if hit by a pitch or an errant throw.
Many players have or will wish to purchase their own baseball bats. All bats must have a "USA Baseball" approved logo. No exceptions (this includes practices and games).
Age and Ability:
This level of play is designed for 12 year-olds and 11 year-olds who are drafted, on the basis of evaluation results. Players who are age 11 but do not get drafted onto a Majors Division team will be placed on a team in the Minors Division. Link to Little League age chart: Age Chart
Players must have a birthday between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2008, to register in the Majors Division. Exceptions must be approved by the league in advance. League-age 10 year-olds who want to be considered for a Majors team must attend evaluations for both the Minors and Majors Divisions.
Cost is $350. Players registering before January 15, 2019 will receive a $25 early registration discount. Players registering after February 15, 2019 must pay a $75 late registration fee, so please register before this date.
Where Games Are Played:
Majors games are played at our Diamonds in Braeside, Southwood, St. Catherine's (Canyon Meadows), Blackfoot North and Stanley Park. See link to RMLL's Diamonds