Tee ball is a very low impact time commitment. The players will spend the majority of the season hitting from a tee. Toward the end of the season the coach will start to pitch to the batters. On defense every player will be on the field and every player will bat every inning as there are no outs and no score is kept.
Ages 4 to 6
Minor (Player Pitch)
The objective of the Player Pitch division is to further develop the skills and knowledge of baseball and to practice good sportsmanship. Each coach should make their practices and games fun for all players on the team. Although there are no league standings, this is a slightly higher level of baseball than Coach Pitch. What is important is that each child learns and develops their baseball skills, by getting an equal amount of time to play. Your goal, as coach, is to advance each player’s skills and to help prepare them for the next level of play.
Ages 9 to 11
Minor (Coach Pitch)
The object of the Coach Pitch Division is to develop players' basic skills, increase their knowledge of baseball and to teach good sportsmanship. The beginning of the season will be exclusively coach pitch. As the season progresses, player pitch will be added on a limited basis. During the preseason there will be two practices per week; during the season there will be two games and usually one practice per week. At the end of the season, there will be a single elimination tournament which should be finished around June 26.
Ages 7 & 8
Major (Little League)
The objective of the Abington Little League shall be to implant firmly in the youth of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, courage, reverence, and respect for authority so that they may be stronger and happier youths and will grow to be decent, healthy, and trustworthy adults.
To achieve this objective, the Abington Little League will provide a program of competitive athletic games under the rules and policies set forth by the league in conjunction with Little League Baseball, Inc. The supervisors shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional skills and winning games is secondary, and the molding of responsible future adults is of prime importance.
Ages 9 to 12
Intermediate (50/70) League
The Little League® Intermediate 50/70 baseball division is a transitional level of play for Little Leaguers® league age 13. The field dimensions include 70-foot basepaths and a 50-foot pitching distance and follow Little League's teenage baseball rules.
The Junior Division uses a conventional 90 foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Home games are played at the Big Field at the Ackerly Complex. This Division will play teams from other Little Leagues throughout Lackawanna County. First year players will find the inceased field dimensions a challenge. A commitment to practice and training is necessary to succeed at this level.
Ages 13 & 14
The Senior Division uses a conventional 90 foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Home games are played at the Big Field at the Ackerly Complex. This Division will play teams from other Little Leagues throughout Lackawanna County. A commitment to practice and training is necessary to succeed at this level.
Ages 15 & 16