LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
Hamilton Little League Sponsor Form:
If you know of a business that would be willing to sponsor a team, please see the Sponsor Form in the Files and Links section on the left.
Full Little League information is available on our Registration Website.
Little League Levels and Dates:
Below is a brief description of the levels of participation and approximate start dates:
Players are introduced to the basic rules of the game. Teams will bat one time through the batting order each inning. Players are assigned teams based on geographic area whenever possible. Each team will play an 8 game schedule with no post season play. T-Ball is combined girls and boys for all 5 and 6 year old players. T-ball runs late May through June.
Players are introduced to hitting off the pitching machine and fielding the balls that are hit. Players are assigned teams based on geographic area whenever possible. Each team will play a 12 game schedule. This is for all 1st and 2nd Grade (7 and 8 year old) players. Minor 1 runs early-May through mid-June.
Players become familiar with hitting off live pitching and fielding balls hit to them. This level is live pitch and stealing of bases will be introduced. Teams will play a 12 game schedule, followed by a league tournament. An all-star team will be chosen by the league coaches following the regular season and the all-start team will play in some area tournaments. This level is for 3rd and 4th Grade (9 and 10 year old) players. Minor 2 runs mid-April to mid-June.
Players continue to develop in hitting, fielding, and base running. Teams will play approximately 12 games. An all-star team will be chosen by the league coaches following the regular season and the all-star team will play in some area tournaments. This level is for 5th and 6th Grade (11 and 12 year old) players. Majors runs mid-April to late June.
Players who have reached this level will play on a regulation size field (ie. high school distances for pitching and base running). Players are beginning to be prepared for High School baseball/softball. Teams will play a 12-16 game schedule against various area teams (Holland for Baseball). An all-star team will be chosen by the league coaches following the regular season and this team will play in some area tournaments. This level is for 7th and 8th Grade (13 and 14 year old) players. Juniors runs mid-April to late June.
The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. Challenger Division participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements. Challenger division will run mid-June through July.
Players will be placed in the above divisions based on their age.
Boys: Age as of August 31, 2021
Girls: Age as of Dec 31, 2020
The Little League Age Charts are posted on the Registration Website.
Practices for Minor 1 and above will begin in April.
Minor 1 and above Baseball will begin playing games the end of April.
Minor 1 and above Softball will begin playing games the first week in May.
T-ball will begin practices in mid-May and will begin playing games the beginning of June.
All-star teams will be formed in June and will play in a few tournaments in July.