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Descriptions of Each Division

Coach Pitch (5-6)
 Coach Pitch is an introductory league designed to give the players a very basic level of instruction on just a few of the skills as well as an introduction to positions and base running. It is all about having fun! Coach Pitch is a short season usually consisting of about 10 games between Mid or Late May and the end of June. Coach pitch is a hybrid league for children ages 5-6 by August 31st of this year. Each batter will get a few opportunities to swing at a pitched ball from his/her coach. If the player does not make contact, a Tee is placed for the batter to put the ball in play. This league is purely instructional and entirely devoted to player development and fun!

Pee Wee (7-8) The Macomb Pee Wee league is a machine pitch league for children who have reached the age of 7 or 8 by August 31st of this year. The main focus of this league is to develop some fundamental baseball skills, a basic understanding of the game, as well as an emphasis on sportsmanship and having fun.The Pee Wee League (7-8) usually begins play in early May and ends around Heritage days the last week of June.Once the season begins, usually the teams play about 2 or 3 games each week depending on the number of teams.Most of the games are Mon - Fri evenings, on Veterans Field 7 beginning at 5pm however, depending on the number of teams or rain outs some games may be scheduled for Saturdays. Coaches will schedule practices.  

Minor League (9-10) 
Minor League is for children who will be 9 & 10 years old by August 31st of this year. Most games will be played at Veterans Park, fields 6 and 8 with some scheduled potentially in our neighboring partners Colchester, Bushnell and Good Hope. The regular season begins late April or early May. Games are usually scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Rain outs and the number of teams may change this plan. Practices are determined by the coach and usually begin sometime in April.The focus of the Minor league is to further develop individual skills and understanding of the game with an emphasis on sportsmanship. Teams are divided as equally as possible overseen by a committee of board members. Basis for this division is primarily based on the results from the Skills Evaluation held in late March. It is highly recommended that every child in this age group participate in the Skills Evaluation. 

Intermediate League (11-12-13)  (13 year olds playing in this league will be eligible for All-Stars consideration) Intermediate League is for players ages 11-13 by August 31st of this year. The focus of this league is more competitive in nature. The rules more closely mirror High School baseball and beyond. Most games will be played at Veterans Park, fields 6 and 8, with some scheduled potentially in our neighboring partners Colchester, Bushnell and Good Hope. All 11 and 12 year old children will play in this league unless an exemption has been requested in writing and approved by the District administrator. Teams are selected via draft by our volunteer coaches in accordance with Little League regulations. Participation in the Skills Evaluation held in late March is recommended and encouraged for all children in this age group. Practices are determined by the coach and normally begin in early April with the regular season beginning in late May or perhaps 1st week of June. The regular season usually consist of 3 games a week scheduled Mon, Wed, & Fri evenings with a chance of rainouts being rescheduled for Saturdays.

Junior League (13-14)  (13 year olds in playing in this league are  not eligible for All Star consideration).  The Junior Division is for children age 13 & 14 as of August 31st of this year. In Junior League the goal is to further develop each players ability in preparation for High School. The number of teams varies from year to year. Home games will be played at Everly Park or Veterans Park with some travel for Inter-league play between our partner communities of Colchester, Bushnell, and Good Hope and perhaps a few others to be determined. Practices are determined by the coach and usually begin in April and are scattered throughout the season as the coach sees fit. The regular season usually begins in late May or first week of June and may go through mid July. 
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