Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball use the term "league age", or LA, to determine which "division" your players will be placed in. Your player's "league age" is their age on April 30th.
Birthday, league age, 11U, Juniors? What does it all mean?
Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball use the term "league age", or LA, to determine which "division" your players will be placed in. Your player's "league age" is their age on April 30th. More specifically: January - April 30th of the current year, or May 1st of the current year through April 30th of the following year. Based on this age you'll register for and play in a particular division. In baseball, these divisions include to age groups or "unders", expressed as "U". The exception to this rule locally is tee-ball, your player should be 4 when registering.
Tee Ball - 6U - 4 years old through LA 6.
Rookies - 7U and 8U - LA 7 through LA 8.
Minors - 9U and 10U - LA 9 through LA 10.
Majors - 11U and 12U - LA 11 through LA 12.
Juniors - 13U, 14U and 15U - LA 13 through LA 15.
Some parents may ask: "Johnny is still 8, turning 9 in January and all of his classmates are and won't be 9 until summer. Can he stay in Rookies in the Fall so he can play with his friends?"
We encourage players to "play-up" in the Fall, even if they are a little younger. We have a great staff of coaches that will ensure their development, enjoyment, and most importantly their safety. We do consider all cases where an exception can be made.
Babe Ruth Softball is similar, but a little more straight-forward. Your player's LA is determined in a calendar year, January to December. Players will always play in the appropriate "under" division:
8U - LA 8 and under
10U LA 10 and under
12U LA 12 and under
14U LA 14 and under
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