Little League Age:
Eligibility for the Rye Little League is determined by the player's League Age, which is determined by Little League International's guidelines. These League Ages are calculated using the birthdate entered for your player. Go to: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/Determine_League_Age/League_Age_Calculator.htm or use the guideline below to determine your child’s League Age and ensure proper registration for your player.
|L. L. Age
||Date of Birth is on or between:
||September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018
||September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017
||September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016
September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015
||September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014
||September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013
||September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012
||September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011
Little League Descriptions
Rye Little League structures the Major Little League Division to include players who are 11&12 years old. Little League majors is a competitive division designed to create a more instructional environment for the players demonstrating the highest level of skill and understanding of the game. There is a more aggressive schedule at this level, typically four events (games/practices) per week. Major league play requires a serious time commitment to baseball. Players "fine tune" throwing, pitching, fielding, hitting, and base running skills. They also develop teamwork and sportsmanship skills required to win games in competitive play environment.
Rye Little League holds evaluations each year for major league players. It is recommended that players should have at least two years at the AAA League level.
Rye is moving to an age-based league in 2023. Players who have been on a major league team the previous year will be evaluated. We will do our best to keep players on the same team, but the goal is to create parity. Rye will be playing an interleague schedule with Portsmouth Little League.
AAA League (player pitch):
AAA level is for boys and girls ages 9&10 that possess the basic fundamentals of throwing, catching, battting, base running, and fielding. AAA is designed to give motivated young players an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. This is the first year of player pitched play.
The league is formed through an evaluation and draft to help ensure both player development and balanced competition. Players are asked to run, catch, and throw during the evaluation process.
Scores and standings are kept at this level of play. There are typically three 1.5 hour events (games/practices) per week. Rye is hopeful to have an interleague schedule with Portsmouth at this age level as well in 2023.
AA League (First year baseball, coach pitch)
The focus of this league for 7&8 year olds is to provide an opportunity for players to develop basic skills as well as gain important game experience in a controlled environment. Coaches will pitch to their own players, and after 3 strikes a tee is used. Players are provided instructional feedback on baseball fundamentals from coaches during simulated games and practices alike. There are no walks or strikeouts. Teams meet twice weekly for sessions with an equal division of games and practice. No evaluations are required to play AA.
A League (T-ball)
A level (t-ball) is for boys and girls ages 5&6. This is an introduction level to baseball conducted in a fun atmosphere to teach the kids the basics of hitting and running the bases. No pitching occurs; hitting is done with the use of a tee only. Players will have two (45-minute) events per week. At the coach's discretion they will attempt to play 3 innings of baseball. T-ball teams are normally limited to 6 or 7 on a team in an effort to keep all the children engaged.