DIVISIONS OF PLAYBaseball Divisions of PlaySoftball Divisions of Play
Division placement is determined by a combination of variables including player league age, skill level, prior league experience, prior coach recommendation, Little League guidelines and parent input. The registration application will ask several questions to help us determine the correct division for your child based on these variables. You will find information below to help with this process.
LITTLE LEAGUE AGEBaseball League Age ChartSoftball League Age Chart
We offer many programs for ages 4-16. Please see the below League Age determination chart as Little League International has recently made changes to the League Age Definition which could impact your child’s age for their Little League season.
SPECIAL DIVISION REQUESTS (PLAY UP / PLAY DOWN)
When registering, select the age appropriate division. If you want to request for your son or daughter to be eligible to “play up” in an older division, enter that request in the special request section on the registration form. Please note, however, that limited play up requests will be granted as our experience over many years has shown that players benefit more from being in an age appropriate division as opposed to possibly having to compete for playing time and not pitching in an older division. Likewise, enter “play down” requests in the special request section. Playing down requests are generally honored, subject to potential safety issues.
Arcadia Little League reserves the right to re-assign a child to a division other than the one in which he or she is originally registered or requested by his parent. This is done for a variety of reasons: safety, the need for equal teams, for the development of any one particular child, to ensure that each division has the requisite number of players, or for the general well-being of the league as a whole.
FRIEND / COACH REQUESTS
Whenever possible friend / coach requests are honored at the non-competitive younger divisions. Friend / Coach requests are not guaranteed. Friend requests are not honored in the competitive baseball divisions, as there is a draft.
GAME AND PRACTICE SCHEDULES
Arcadia Little League baseball and softball game schedules won't be published until after team formation is complete and practices are underway.