Divisions

Below is a breakdown of the divisions and what to keep in mind when registering.

Players are typically encouraged to move up a division every year. During the registration process, players will be assigned to an estimated Division based on their ‘baseball age’ but we also value the input of what division they played the previous year as well as parent requests for the division they recommend for their child.

Not sure of your son/daughter’s ‘baseball age’? Use Little League International’s Baseball age calculator to find out. Or, see the following table: Baseball age table 2021

T-Ball & Rookie

T-Ball (part of the Rally Cap program) – Baseball Age 4-6
If baseball-aged 4, register here. Note: if your child is a young baseball-age 4 please consider their ability when registering. If child is playing for the first time and is baseball-aged 5, register them here. If playing for the first time and baseball-aged 6, you can register them here or Rookie. * Note for TeeBall: Your child must turn 4 by March 31 to register for LVLL TeeBall.

1 weeknight game/practice, 1 game/practice on Saturday

Fee: $100 before Dec.15, $125 after

Rookie (part of the Rally Cap program)- Baseball Age 5-7
If baseball-aged 5 or 6 and your child can consistently hit a ball that you pitch to them underhand and/or has completed at least one year of T-Ball, you can register them here. If baseball-aged 7 and playing for the first time or may benefit from another year of Rookie, you can register them here. * Note: Baseball age 5 players are encouraged to register for T-Ball unless they are able to consistently hit an underhand pitch.

1 weeknight game/practice, 1 game/practice on Saturday

Fee: $125.00 before Dec.15, $150 after

Single A

Single A – baseball Age 7-8
Focused on fun and the development of basic baseball skills. A pitching machine is introduced and good baseball habits are practiced.  Teams will be created with the intention of allowing school groups and friends to play together.

1 weeknight game/practice, 1 game/practice on Saturday

Fee: $150.00 before Dec.15, $175 after

Minors (AA and AAA)

Players in this division are usually between 9 to 11 years old, however some 8 year olds may be accepted if their assessment scores are high enough.

Players of baseball age 11 should register in Majors (see below) for assessment there. However, they may still get placed in Minors depending on assessments and number of players in Majors. Baseball 8’s who played Single A last year may register for Minors and qualify for Minors AA depending on assessments and number of players.

A draft will take place after the Majors and Minors assessments to place all players. The result will look something like this:

Minors AAA – all baseball 11 year olds not included in Majors, the top 9 & 10 year olds fill out remaining spots
Minors AA – all baseball 10 year olds not included in AAA, the top 9 & 8 year olds fill out the remaining spots

There will be 1-2 practices per week and 1-2 games per week.

Fee: $200.00 before Dec.15, $225.00 after

Majors

After a few years of tiering the Majors division, LVLL has returned to one combined Majors division.

Players in this division level are usually baseball 11 and 12 year olds, however some 10 year olds may be accepted if their assessment scores are high enough. Twelve year olds must play in Majors unless there is a safety issue. All 11 and 10 year old players who are not drafted onto a Majors division team will be required to attend the Minors assessments and will be subsequently drafted onto a Minors AAA team.

Teams in Majors typically practice 1 – 2 times per week and play 2 games per week against other Lynn Valley Little League teams. There are max. 12 players per team, selected by a draft process.

Additionally, LVLL may choose to form a traveling Development Team that will select the best 15-18 players from the Majors division for interlocking games with other Little League Associations on the North Shore and throughout the Lower Mainland. All interested Majors players would be given the opportunity to try out (via assessment) for this team which would practice an additional 1 – 2 times per week and play an additional 1 – 2 games per week. Typically this squad is broken into 3 ‘pods’ of players that rotate practicing and playing each week in addition to their Majors house team commitments. 

Fee: $250 before Dec.15, $275 after

Juniors and Seniors:

Juniors – Baseball Age 13 – 14
Assessments may take place if warranted by the number of registrants.

Team(s) participate in one of two tiers of a league that includes other Lower Mainland District Leagues. Games are scheduled by District 5.

Fee: $250 before Dec.15, $275 after

Seniors – Baseball Age 15 – 16
Assessments may take place if warranted by the number of registrants.

Games are scheduled by District 5.

Fee: $250 before Dec.15, $275 after