Please see information at the bottom of this page to determine League Age for 2017.
League age calculator: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/determine_league_age/league_age_calculator.htm
For Boys and Girls in Kindergarten and last year of Pre-K (Ages 4-6) who want to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. Players bat off a batting T. Each team bats their entire roster each inning. There are two practices a week during the pre-season and two one-hour games a week during the season (typically one of the games is on a Saturday).
A (formerly Rookie) - For players in 1st grade. Typically age 7 with a limited number of age 6 players. Players continue to learn the fundamentals of hitting and fielding while being introduced to the rules of the game. Machine pitch challenges the players to hit a pitched ball. Players who are a league age 6 must have one year of T-ball. Starting in 2015, players DO NOT need to attend a skill evaluation to be considered for this division. There will be two practices a week during the pre-season and one practice during the week and one game on a Saturday during the season.
AA (formerly Central) - For players in 2nd and 3rd gade. Typically ages 8-9 (limited number of roster spots for exceptional 7s) This league builds on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and introduces the players to pitching. Players will hit off a machine for the first 4 innings of the game and then it will be player pitch for the last two innings. After the mid-point of the season, it wil be three innings of machine pitch and three innings of player pitch. The rules of the game are further emphasized and umpires are introduced at this level. Players must attend a skill evaluation to be considered for this division. There will be at least two practices a week during the pre-season and a practice and 2 games a week during the season.
AAA (formerly Coast) - For players 9-11 years old. This league continues with the building of fundamental skills and rules of the game. Players pitch for the entire game. Players are eligible to participate on All Star Teams. Players must attend a skill evaluation to be considered for this division. There will be 2-3 practices a week during the pre-season and a practice and 2 games a week during the season.
Majors - For players 10-12 years old. Games are played by the official rules of Little League Baseball. All players are eligible to be selected to the All Star Team that competes for the Little League World Series in Williamsport PA. Players must attend a skill evaluation to be considered for this division. The number of events is typically 4-5 per week.
Juniors - For players 12-14 years old. This program offers a link between Little League and Senior League divisions. There is a full range of tournament play.
Senior League - For players 14-16 years old. This division offers a full range of tournament play and a World Series.
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.
Little League Age Determination Change for 2017
Why the change?
In 2011, Little League conducted very detailed participation research. As a result of that research, we learned that parents, players, and volunteers wanted to see Little League become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Since the research concluded, Little League revamped its Tee Ball program, established a Coach Pitch Program, and changed its residency requirements to allow children to play in the league where their school is located. Adjusting the Age Determination Date will help us achieve the goal of making Little League younger. And, making the date August 31, the same that many schools in many states use for student registration, allows Little Leaguers to play with their classmates.
This change will make the Little League Baseball Division, also known as the Major Division, truly a 12 and under program – ensuring that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. The same will be true with the upper age limit at all teenage divisions of Little League Baseball.
What’s the difference?
In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.
For players born on or before August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.
For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The new age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.
What’s the impact of this new change to my child?
If your child was born between January 1 and April 30, there has been no impact in any of the Age Determination Date changes.
If your child was born between May 1 and August 31, there is no change from the previous age change and implementation.
If your child was born between September 1 and December 31, he or she essentially reverts back to where they were from a League Age standpoint prior to the 2015 season, and, like those born between January 1 and April 30, there is no impact on them.
“After announcing the new age determination date for our baseball divisions in 2014, we have received important feedback from many volunteers and parents,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “We continue to work with all our volunteers and our International Board of Directors toward the goal of making the Little League Baseball Division truly a 12 and under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.”