The game progresses to more of the “full-meal deal” of baseball. We move to larger diamonds (90’ base paths for both divisions) and generally follow the rules of regulation baseball, including calling balks, allowing lead-offs, and the added element of a regular season and playoff interlock with the other Leagues in District 8 (Leagues south of the Bow River). All-Star Tournament play is available in the summer.
Attendance at an evaluation session in March is mandatory, so please be aware of the dates, times and locations that these are scheduled.
Parents Need to Provide:
Participants are supplied with a numbered, embroidered baseball jersey (which must be returned at the end of the season), ball cap, baseball pants, baseball “sleeves”, a belt and baseball socks (all of which they keep).
Parents need to supply cleats (metal is allowed), a baseball glove, an athletic protector or compression shorts (mandatory in Little League) and a batting helmet. Please make sure the helmet fits properly, is NOCSAE approved, and is marked (athletic tape works well) to identify it as your child’s. A face guard on the helmet is optional.
Many players have or will wish to purchase their own baseball bats.
For the Junior Division: All non-wood and laminated bats must display either the "USA Baseball" or "BBCOR" logo to be used in any Junior game or practice. Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo, while two-piece or hybrid wood barrel bats require a USA Baseball logo.
For the Senior Division: All bats not made of a single piece of wood used in Senior Division games or practices must display the BBCOR logo (USA Baseball-approved bats are not permitted in the Senior Division). Each team will have an adequate supply of BBCOR bats provided by the League. For all bat types, the bat shall not weigh more than 3 ounces less than the length of the bat in inches (i.e. a 33-inch long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces).
The season starts in late April and playoffs finish up in late June. Most weeks there will be two games scheduled and one or two practices. Games and practices may be scheduled on any day of the week, including weekends. District 8 will strive to have at least one qualified umpire at every regular season and playoff game, and preferably two.
There may be a number of opportunities for out-of-League tournament play, many of which will be out of town.
Age and Ability:
These divisions are designed for 13 to 16 year-olds. The Junior Division is primarily players who are league-age 14, while the Senior Division is primarily players who are league age 15 and 16. Players who are league age 13 to 16 will register in the "Teenage Division" and will be placed on a team in either the Intermediate, Junior or Senior Division based on age, registration numbers, evaluation results and the division structure adopted by District 8 each year.
Players must have a birthday between September 1, 2003 and August 31, 2007, to register. Link to Little League age chart: Age Chart
Cost is $350. Players registering after February 29, 2020 must pay a $100 late registration fee, so please register before this date.
Where Games are Played:
Senior games are played at various diamonds throughout the District 8 boundaries (south of the Bow River).