Steel Lake Little League

STEEL LAKE LITTLE LEAGUE MAJORS DIVISION

Majors (Ages 9-12) - Drafted players. Provides expanded instruction of fundamental skills and game strategy / tactics while engaging in competitive play. Players at this level must demonstrate proficiency in a minimum standard set of skills to be successfully drafted. Thorough instruction in the mechanics of throwing, base running, batting and fielding will be emphasized with additional focus given to defensive positioning and technique. Game rules, teamwork, discipline, leadership and sportsmanship will be taught and emphasized.

Typically, the Majors division will utilize a conventional batting order of 9 with substitutions from a 12 player roster and follow Little League's mandatory minimum playing requirement of one at-bat and 6 defensive outs in the field for the majority of the games. Steel Lake Little League is currently exploring the possibility of instituting a "bat-the-order" (continuous batting order) for Majors throughout the 2016 season and beyond.

Following a Steel Lake Little League Majors divison playoff at the end of the season, our top Majors team plays in District 10's three day single elimination TOC (Tournament of Champions).

Registration fee includes baseball hat and jersey that are yours to keep.

Baseball glove, pants (color determind by the coach), cleats and protective cup or supporter are required.

Your own personal batting helmet and Little League approved bat are highly recommended.

Players MUST attend a tryout in early Febuary to be placed on a Majors team. Players that are not drafted into Majors are placed on AAA team. League Age 12 players who attend tryouts automatically play in the Majors Division unless they sign a waiver to play in AAA. In order to assist in developing our younger players, league age 11 and 12 year olds who attend tryouts are given priority in the Majors draft over younger players. No team requests are permitted in AAA or Majors.

Players do have the option of making themselves eligibile for the AAA (Minors) division draft only and not be considered for a Majors division team if they choose to do so.

Bat Requirements:

No more than 33" in length, not more than 2 ΒΌ" in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF of 1.15. See Little League website for approved bat list.

Majors Division Specific Rules

  1. The 10 run rule will be in effect during the regular season and playoffs.
  2. Playoffs to determine Majors champion.
  3. Managers will use the continuous batting order during the regular season while playing against Steel Lake LL teams. Teams using the continuous batting order my use free defensive substitutions during the game. Minimum defensive playing time requirements must still be met for all players. A team using the continuous lineup may not use pinch runners during the game.
  4. Standings shall be kept to determine seeding of post season-playoff games.
  5. Medals will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams at the conclusion of the playoffs.
  6. Playoffs shall be conducted using regular season rules established in the Little League rulebook.
  7. The higher seeded team from the regular season will get the choice to be home or away for all playoff games. Teams in playoff games with no losses will receive the option when playing teams with 1 loss. If both teams have 1 loss the choice will go to the team with the highest winning & from the regular season.
  8. Playoffs shall be double elimination and all teams are eligible to participate.
  9. League playoffs are a continuation of the regular season, and pitching rules carry over from the regular season. Regular season pitching rules apply. For example, if pitcher X throws 80 pitches in the final regular season game, he would not be eligible for the first playoff game if the proper regular season time and game rest has not met.
  10. Coaches will keep an official pitching log that will be exchanged with the with the other teams score keeper before the start of the game (at the same time as the line-ups). This pitching log will show a summary of all pitchers used for all games. Discrepancies between the pitching log and the game summary may result in a game forfeiture (determine by the board).