Softball League Age: The age of the player on January 1st for the year/season being considered. In general, league age is one factor along with grade, and skill that will be utilized to determine in which division a player plays. http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/determine_league_age/league_age_calculator.htm
Softball A (Formerly 78er) – Designed for players in first or second grade. First graders who are league age six should have at least one year of experience playing Tee Ball. This division focuses primarily on skill development within a structured game play setting. This division is coach pitch or machine pitch. The number of events is typically two events per week.
Softball AA (New Division as of 2016) – Designed for players in third grade. Fourth graders who are league age nine (younger half of the grade) may play AA. This division fills the developmental, skill and competitive gap between AAA and A. Pitching will incorporate players pitching, but may also include machine pitch. League age nine players may be eligible to be selected for an All Star Team. The number of events is typically two events per week.
Softball AAA (Formerly Minors) – Designed for fourth and fifth graders. Fifth graders who are league age eleven may be selected to play Majors Division. AAA continues the skill development of the lower divisions, but transitions to truly competitive games. Games are played using the official rules of Little League Softball. Players who are at least league age nine are eligible to be selected to an All Star Team. The number of events is typically three events per week.
Softball Majors – Designed for sixth and seventh graders. Seventh graders who are league age thirteen will play in the Juniors Division. Majors division encourages a higher level of skill to achieve more competitive levels. Games are played using the official rules of Little League Softball. All players are eligible to be selected to the All Star Team that competes for the Little League World Series. Players may be asked to attend a skill evaluation to be considered for this division. The number of events is typically three events per week.
Softball Juniors – For players league age 13 and 14. Competitive games. May include doubleÃ¢€Â headers on weekends.
Little League International has strict rules about players' eligibility to play in a particular local league - you must reside or your child must attend a school within a league's boundaries, as defined by Little League, in order for your child to play in that league.
In order to play in Queen Anne Little League, a player must currently reside on Queen Anne, as bounded by 15th Avenue West on the west, the Ship Canal to the north, the western shore of Lake Union and Westlake Avenue to Stewart Street on the east, and the shore of Elliot Bay and Stewart Street to the south. Alternatively, if your child attends Queen Anne Elementary, Coe Elementary, John Hay Elementary, St. Annes, Seattle Country Day or another school that sits within the boundaris listed above your child is eligible to play for Queen Anne Little League.
Boundary map at the District website:http://www.district8wa.org/boundaries
Under certain circumstances, players whose families have moved off of Queen Anne may be eligible to get a waiver to allow them to continue playing in QALL. To be eligible fo the waiver, you must have lived within QALL boundaries at the time your child first played in QALL. In order to get the waiver, you must present to league and district administrators sufficient proof of your current and last Queen Anne residence. For more information about what kind of residential proofs are required, please contact a league official with your particular circumstances for assistance. Once a child has a waiver on file with QALL and our District Administrator, he or she will be eligible to play in QALL as long as he or she does so continuously, year-to-year, and that player's younger siblings will also be eligible for a waiver to play in QALL.