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  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    15. Apr 22, 2010 4:11 PM (in response to Kyle_)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    Yes they are a little league program. From what I see they have blended a little bit of the Cal Ripkin ruling into this league which again is "lame" to mix league rules.

    I they are a Chartered Little League they can't "mix in" Cal Ripking rules with LL Rules. If they want to do something different from what the LL Rules and Regulations say they need an Approved Waiver from Williamsport.

    That said, if no one says anything/complains then who's going to know !!!

     

    OK, for LL, the allowed age breakdowns is as follows:

     

    Tee-Ball

    : ages 5 - 7

    • most limit it to 5 - 6)

    • a league may allow 4 year olds to play Tee-Ball

     

    Minors

    : ages 7 - 11

    • 6 year olds who have played a year of Tee-Ball are allowed to move up to Machine Pitch or Coach Pitch Minors but NOT to Player Pitch Minors

    • 12 year olds can play Minors with a Waiver

     

    When it comes to Minors, your league can "split them up" anyway they want.

    Many have a 7-8 Machine/Coach Pitch (A)

    a 9-10 Player Pitch (AA)

    and a 10-11 Player Pitch (AAA)

     

    Majors

    : ages 9 - 12

    • you can limit Majors to 10 - 12 or 11-12

     

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    apparentlly now we are going to have a meeting this weekend to vote to remove stealing now

    That's not uncommon in lower minors (non-competitive) where the kids are just learning) but is not very common in the upper (competitive) division of minors.

  • Kyle_ Legend 556 posts since
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    16. Apr 22, 2010 4:13 PM (in response to whynot2544)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    It's never a safety issue until someone actually gets hurt. Then the parents discover that the kid should never have been this close to the batter to begin with, and your league has a problem. The problem is LL insurance won't back you up.

     

    LL doesn't have All Stars for 7-8. Are you sure this is :

  • Chalkline Legend 543 posts since
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    19. Apr 22, 2010 5:25 PM (in response to whynot2544)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

     

    "WHICH "WITCH" are you referring to?"

     

    You know the area they just move to where the kids are throwing from the top of the moundwitch...Salem Massachusetts.

  • Chalkline Legend 543 posts since
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    20. Apr 22, 2010 6:09 PM (in response to Chalkline)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

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  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    21. Apr 22, 2010 6:49 PM (in response to Lou_B)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    +There might be more divided up minor teams had they not stacked the AAA and Major teams.

    We have 7,8,9 and 10 year olds all in one division+

    OK, so what exactly are the age groups/divisions in the league for:

    Tee-Ball?

    Minors?

    Majors?

     

  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    22. Apr 22, 2010 6:54 PM (in response to whynot2544)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    LL doesn't have All Stars for 7-8

    Not true !!!

     

    LL (Williamsport) does not have an "Official 7-8 Tournament" like they do for 9-10, 10-11, Jrs, Srs and BL but that does NOT mean that Districts can't get approval to have a "Special Games" Tournament for their 7-8 "All Star Teams".

  • Kyle_ Legend 556 posts since
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    24. Apr 22, 2010 11:17 PM (in response to whynot2544)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    You sound like this is some sort of conspiracy, and you are getting the short end of the stick, some how.

     

    How are teams chosen, in your renegade league?

  • NA_Umpires Community Moderator 350 posts since
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    25. Apr 23, 2010 4:53 AM (in response to Kyle_)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    So, run for election to the Board of Directors at the next Annual Meeting. Get other like-minded people to do the same thing.

     

    Get involved. Make a difference.





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  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    26. Apr 23, 2010 5:24 AM (in response to NA_Umpires)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    I dont understand why there are so many different ages in one division

    The age breakdowns in your league "are allowed" by LL.

    Even so, I've never like "4 Year" divisions (eg: 8-11 or 9-12), too much variance at those ages.

    That said, if they properly use "skill level" as the deciding factor for the divisions I guess it could work.

    I've known some "very good" 9 year olds that could compete with some 11s/12s but even then I, personally, would have a hard time putting a 9 year old in majors with 11 and 12 year olds (unless it was a small league and they needed the 9 year old to fill out a team roster).

     

  • Mark_S Pro 70 posts since
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    28. Apr 23, 2010 6:33 PM (in response to whynot2544)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    Our 7-8 yr olds play machine pitch.  Kids start pitching at 9 yrs.

  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    29. Apr 24, 2010 7:14 AM (in response to Mark_S)
    Re: 7,8,9 year old distance from pitchers mound

    I still wonder if there any leagues out there that allow a 7,8 year old division (other than the one I've been a part of for the last 25 years) throw from 41 feet?

    41 feet is not a "common" distance for a mound.  National organizations (LL, PONY, CR, Dixie, ...) all specify the pitching distance for the various age groups.

    I do not know of any organization that has a 41 foot mound.

     

     

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