Division Information

Junior T-Ball (Kindergarten)

... for boys and girls currently in Kindergarten  
Junior T-Ball is an instructional division where players play off the tee all season and learn how to catch and throw.  Coaches are allowed on the field and parents are encouraged to participate.  Teams are split up with half playing a couple of innings while the other half practices in the outfield.  Players then rotate.

Teams are friend/school based.

Parents/guardians are required to be at the field with the children and are encouraged to participate and help the team.

Season start/end: mid-April - mid-June

Team size: 8-10 players

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove and batting helmet.

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): field lining and setup, post-game snack. Parents/guardians are required to be at the field during practices and games and are encouraged to participate and help the team.

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Senior T-Ball (Grade 1)

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... for boys and girls currently in Grade 1  
Senior T-Ball is an instructional division where players will start the year hitting off the stationary batting tee and gradually move to coach pitch.  Coaches are allowed on the field and parents are encouraged to participate.  Teams are split up with half playing a couple of innings while the other half practices in the outfield.  Players then rotate.

Teams are friend/school based.

Season start/end: mid-April - mid-June

Team size: 8-10 players

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove and batting helmet.

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): field lining and setup, post-game snack. Parents/guardians are required to be at the field during practices and games and are encouraged to participate and help the team.

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Pee Wee (Grade 2 & 3)

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... for children currently in Grades 2 & 3  
Pee Wee is an instructional division where players hit against a pitching machine.  The diamond is larger than T-Ball, with home plate to first base extending 50 feet.  An inning ends when either three outs have been recorded or four runs scored.  All players are rotated through the infield and outfield positions.  This level introduces real baseball to the kids with outs being made.

Teams are friend/school based.  Empasis on FUN and skill development.

Season start/end: early-April to mid-June

Team size: 10 players (approx.)

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove, batting helmet, athletic cup and baseball pants

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): pre-game field set setup, post-game field clean-up, scorekeeping, post-game snack.

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Minors - AA (league age 9-11)

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... for players who are league age 9-11  
This division is for players who are league age 9, 10 and 11, and offers the kid's first taste of competitive ball.

All players in the division must attend Player Evaluations. Players are assigned to teams so that the teams are balanced (skill wise), as much as possible. Friend requests are not taken into account at this level.

For the first time, batters face player pitchers. At the start of the year, kids will pitch for one inning with a maximum of three runs. As the season progresses, the kids will pitch for three innings.  The pitching machine is used after the players have pitched.   Each of the pitching machine innings end when either three outs have been recorded or a maximum of 5 runs have been scored.  Individual game and team standings are recorded and at the conclusion of the regular season, there is a post-season tournament to determine the division championship.

Players in the Minors AA division are eligible to try-out for the sanctioned Little League post-season 9/10 All-Star Team.

Season start/end: early-April to mid-June

Team size:
10 players (approx.)

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove, batting helmet, athletic cup and baseball pants.

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): pre-game field set setup, post-game field clean-up, scorekeeping, post-game snack.

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Minors - AL (league age 10-12)

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... for players who are league age 10-12  
This division includes players who are league age 10, 11 or 12.  League age 10 and 11 players gain admission to Minors American League (AL) based on skill, as assessed at Player Evaluations. League age 12 players who choose not play in the Majors National League (NL) Division are granted automatic admission to the Minors AL Division.

All players in the division are assigned to teams in a manner which attempts to create balanced teams. Friend requests are not taken into account at this level.

At this level, teams field a standard 9 player roster and the diamond is the size of an official Little League field; 60 feet from home plate to first base.  An official size and weight ball is used and with a few exceptions, official Little League rules prevail.  Each of the six innings end when either three outs have been recorded or a maximum of five runs have been scored.  Each player is guaranteed a minimum playing time of three consecutive defensive innings.  All players take a turn batting, even if they are not in the 9 player fielding line-up.  

Individual game and team standings are recorded and at the conclusion of the regular season, there will be a post-season tournament.

League age 11 players in the Minors AL division are eligible to try-out for the post-season 11 All-Star Team.

Season start/end:
early-April to mid-June

Team size:
12 players (approx.)

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove, batting helmet, athletic cup and baseball pants.

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): field prep (before and after games), scorekeeping, scoreboard operation, recording pitch count, operate concession (at Eldon), fence and scoreboard take-down (at Eldon).

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Majors - NL (league age 11-12)

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... for players who are league age 11-12  
This level, for players who are league age 11 and 12, involves baseball competition under Little League baseball rules - each Majors National League (NL) team can have a maximum of 8 players who are league age 12; the rest of the team must be league age 11 (or younger). At the conclusion of the regular season, there will be a post-season tournament to determine the league champion.

League age 12 players ... must attend Player Evaluations, and will be eligible to be drafted to a Majors NL team unless they request to play in the Minors American League (AL) division (primarily a skills based decision). A request to play in Minors AL must be submitted to the FHLL Player Agent, and a waiver signed.   

League age 11 players ... must qualify (primarily skills based) at Player Evaluations in order to be eligible to be drafted to a Majors NL team.

This is a competitive division - commitment is required.

Players in the Majors NL division are eligible to try-out for the sanctioned Little League post-season 11/12 All-Star Team.

Season start/end: early-April to mid-June

Team size: 12 players (approx.)

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove, batting helmet, athletic cup and baseball pants.

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): field prep (before and after games), scorekeeping, scoreboard operation, recording pitch count, operate concession (at Eldon), fence and scoreboard set-up (at Eldon).

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Juniors (league age 13-14)

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... for players who are league age 13-14  
Junior League is for players who are league age 13 and 14.   Regular baseball rules apply except for a reduced diamond size (80 feet from home plate to first base instead of 90).  Lead offs, unrestricted base stealing and pitching balks all come into play at this level. 

Balanced teams are created in the Juniors division for the regular season.

Players in the Juniors division may be selected for a post-season team to complete in the Juniors Provincial tournament.

Season start/end: early-April to end of June

Team size:
12-15 players

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove, batting helmet, athletic cup and baseball pants.

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): field prep (before and after games), scorekeeping, recording pitch count.

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Seniors (league age 15-16)

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... for players who are league age 15-16  
Senior Division consists of players who are league age 15 and 16.  Games are played on full size diamonds; 90 foot base paths.  All regular baseball rules apply.

Season start/end: early-April to end of June

Team size:
12-16 players

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove, batting helmet, athletic cup and baseball pants.

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): field prep (before and after games), scorekeeping, recording pitch count.

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Bigs (league age 17-19)

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... for players who are league age 17-19  
Big League is for players who are league age 17, 18 and 19. Games are played on full size diamonds with all regular rules in effect.

Season start/end: early-April to end of June

Team size:
12-16 players

Equipment:
Team jerseys and baseball caps are provided but players must have their own baseball glove, batting helmet, athletic cup and baseball pants.

Parent Duties (other than coaches and manager): field prep (before and after games), scorekeeping, recording pitch count.

Check the Games/Practice Schedules page for the schedule information.

Challenger

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... for mentally and physically challenged children and youth  

North Shore Little League Challenger Division
(Chartered under Highlands Little League)

Why do we have charter the Challenger Division at Highlands Little League?
- There is a need on the North Shore for the Little League Challenger Division !
- Delbrook Park is a centrally located facility on the North Shore.
What are the objectives we want to achieve by forming the Challenger Division ?
1) to provide an opportunity for cognitively and physically challenged kids to enjoy the benefits of playing this wonderful game.
2) to educate the community about what these kids can do, and how the Little League program works to help them in the community.
3) to help our youth to better understand how to relate and interact with the participants through the “buddy” system.
Who is eligible ?
- girls and boys 5-18 years of age (some flexibility to allow slightly younger and older to play, if desired).
Where will the games be played ?
- all regular season games will be played at Delbrook Park.
- end of season Challenger Jamboree with all participants within Challenger in BC.
When are the games ?
- season will begin in early April and run until mid June, Challenger Jamboree to be held approx 3rd week of June.
- play one game per week (no need for practices) every Saturday morning games last about 1 to 1¼ hours.
What are the rules ?
- basic T-Ball / coach pitch rules will be followed, no scoring kept; every batter gets only one base, no matter the hit; every runner is safe; last batter in the inning clears the bases.
- every Challenger participant will be assisted by an able-bodied buddy, who provides direction, safety, mentoring  and friendship.
What about insurance ?
- Highlands LL, thru the extensive liability policy available through SportsCan or All Sport, provides coverage for each participant in Challenger.
What equipment is provided ?
- players are provided with a team uniform (to be returned at the end of the season), mandatory helmet and a hat.
- players are to provide their own glove.
What is the cost to register ?
- Absolutely nothing !!!
How can you get involved ?
- Team Coach.
- Field Maintenance and Prep.

For more information contact:

Ian McLean  Challenger Division Coordinator
Home: (604)988-0438 Cell: (604)788-0507 Wk:  (604)988-9232
   Email: imcl@shaw.ca
Julie McLean  Challenger Buddy Coordinator
   Home: (604)988-0438 Cell: (604)312-5291

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