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AA (8-10)

Overview
AA is also considered a developmental Division with an increased level of competitive play compared to the Farm Division. Coaches are encouraged to emphasize player instruction and development. Players range from 7 - 10 years old. Live pitching is introduced with walks being limited to two per inning per team.

Players are placed on teams based upon evaluation ratings and team needs. Each player must play a minimum of four innings in a six-inning game. Ten players are assigned to field positions each inning, and all roster players bat whether assigned to a field or not. Standings are not kept during the regular season. Upon completion of the regular season, a post-season playoff tournament is held. The First and Second Place teams from this tournament receive trophies.

* For an 7 year old to be eligible to try out for the AA division, he/she must be recommended by the division commissioner and receive a 2/3 vote of approval from the Operations Committee. For the Commissioner to recommend a player, the player must be considered an "impact player" who will be drafted within the first half of the draft.

Skill Goals

  • Develop batting skills through proper stance and determination of pitches to swing at.
  • Develop fielding skills (infield and outfield positions, making the play at the correct base, backing up plays at the plate and in the field).
  • Develop base running savvy (when to run and listening to the 1st and 3rd base coaches).
  • Develop proper sliding technique.
  • Develop tracking skills for catching fly balls.
  • Pitchers learning proper throwing mechanics.
  • Develop good sportsmanship and respect for umpires.

Division Rules
AA play is governed by the rules established by Little League Baseball as well as the Local Saratoga Little League Rules.

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