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AA Baseball

AA baseball in Little League, typically refers to the division for slightly older players, often 9 year old age range. This level serves as an intermediate stage between coach pitch baseball and more competitive levels of play.

AA Baseball with CBSL:

  • Practices and games will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. 
  • First practice is scheduled for March 25, 2024.
  • First game is scheduled for April 20, 2024.
  • We have 13 practices and 15 games scheduled for this age group. 
  • Teams will be made to be a fair as possible, based on age, experience and preferred position. 
  • General Inter League play will go through the end of June, and District play will go through end of July.
  • All Star team opportunities, including try outs, nominations and play will be available in June as well.
  • Several team helmets, bats and balls will be provided. As well as your players jersey and hat.
  • Parents will need to provide gloves, plastic cleats, black baseball pants, and a water bottle. 


Here's a general description of minors softball in Little League:

  • Player Pitching: Unlike coach pitch baseball, players in the minors division take on the responsibility of pitching. This introduces young pitchers to the mechanics and techniques of throwing the ball overhand. That said, if a pitcher throws 4 balls, the batter's coach will pitch until the batter puts the ball in play or strikes out.

  • Modified Rules: While the basic rules of baseball are followed, there may be some modifications to suit the skill level of the players. Games are extended to two hours of play in AA. 

  • Base Paths and Field Dimensions: The base paths and field dimensions are typically in accordance with standard baseball regulations, but they might be adjusted slightly to accommodate the age and skill level of the players. Typically, bases are 60 feet apart and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

  • Umpires: Games may have official umpires who enforce the rules and make calls on the field. This adds a level of officiating that is more structured than in coach pitch baseball.

  • Base Running and Stealing: Players learn more advanced base running skills, including the possibility of stealing bases. This introduces strategic elements to the game and encourages players to develop a better understanding of the sport.  As said, players can steal bases, with the exception of stealing home.

  • Scoring: In AA, there is no run limit in the final inning. If a team is behind by 10 runs or more going into the final inning, that team shall bat first in the final inning. The other team will only bat if needed. Games are scored, and teams compete with the goal of winning. This introduces players to the competitive aspects of the game while still maintaining an emphasis on skill development and sportsmanship.

  • Skill Development: Coaches continue to focus on individual skill development, helping players refine their abilities in hitting, fielding, throwing, and pitching. The emphasis is on building a solid foundation for more advanced play in the future.

  • Teamwork and Sportsmanship: Minors baseball places an emphasis on teamwork, cooperation, and good sportsmanship. Players are encouraged to support their teammates, respect opponents, and play with integrity.

  • Preparation for AAA Division: The minors division serves as a stepping stone for players who may eventually progress to the AAA division, where the game becomes more competitive, and players further hone their skills.

Overall, Minors baseball in Little League provides a more challenging and competitive environment for young players, helping them transition from the introductory stages of the sport to more advanced levels of play.


AAA, Baseball

AAA baseball in Little League, as known as Minors,  is often composed of players aged 10  and 11 years old. AAA represents a more advanced and competitive stage of the game, building upon the skills developed in the coach pitch and minors divisions.

AAA Baseball with CBSL:

  • Practices and games will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 
  • First practice is scheduled for March 25, 2024.
  • First game is scheduled for April 20, 2024.
  • We have 13 practices and 15 games scheduled for this age group. 
  • Teams will be made to be a fair as possible, based on age, experience and performance at Evaluations. 
  • Evaluation Day will be on Saturday, March 16th from 8am - 1pm at Max Effort Fieldhouse.
  • General Inter League play will go through the end of June, and District play will go through end of July.
  • All Star team opportunities, including try outs, nominations and play will be available in June as well.
  • Several team helmets, bats and balls will be provided. As well as your players jersey and hat.
  • Parents will need to provide gloves, plastic cleats, black baseball pants, and a water bottle. 

Here's a general description of AAA baseball in Little League:

  • Pitching: In AAA Baseball, pitchers are able to add the Intentional Walk to their playbook. Four balls must be pitched, and 4 pitches are added to the pitcher's pitch count.

  • Position Specialization: Players often specialize in specific positions based on their individual skills and strengths. Positions include infielders (such as shortstop, second base, and first base), outfielders, pitchers, and catchers.

  • Competitive Play: The emphasis in AAA Baseball is on competitive play. Teams compete for victories, and there may be league standings and playoffs to determine a champion.

  • Umpires: Official umpires are present at AAA Baseball games, ensuring fair and consistent enforcement of the rules. This adds a level of officiating that is more structured than in lower divisions.

  • Advanced Skills Development: Coaches continue to focus on advanced skill development, refining techniques in hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running. Players are encouraged to improve their game in preparation for more advanced levels of competition.

  • Strategic Elements: AAA Baseball introduces more strategic elements to the game, including defensive shifts, pitch selection, and situational plays. Coaches and players work together to understand and execute these strategies.

  • Base Running Tactics: Players develop a deeper understanding of base running tactics, including stealing bases, reading the pitcher's movements, and reacting to various game situations.  Players should be sliding on any close play, run on a dropped third pitch, and are able to steal home. Stealing home is allowed in all cases except for on the throw back to the pitcher.

  • Team Dynamics: Teamwork becomes even more crucial at the AAA level. Players learn to communicate effectively on the field, support their teammates, and execute plays as a cohesive unit.

  • Preparation for Higher Levels: AAA Baseball serves as a crucial stage in a player's development, preparing them for higher levels of competition in baseball, including travel teams, high school baseball, and beyond.

Overall, AAA Baseball in Little League represents the culmination of a player's early development in the sport, combining advanced skills, competitive play, and a greater emphasis on teamwork and strategy. It serves as a bridge to higher levels of baseball competition as players continue to progress in their athletic journeys.


Majors, Baseball

Majors baseball in Little League is typically the division for players who are in the 11 to 12 year old age range. It represents a step up in terms of skill level, competition, and complexity of play compared to the AAA division.

Majors Baseball with CBSL:

  • Practices and games will be held on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 
  • First practice is scheduled for March 25, 2024.
  • First game is scheduled for April 20, 2024.
  • We have 13 practices and 14 games scheduled for this age group. 
  • Teams will be made to be a fair as possible, based on age, experience and performance at Evaluations. 
  • Evaluation Day will be on Saturday, March 16th from 8am - 1pm at Max Effort Fieldhouse.
  • General Inter League play will go through the end of June, and District play will go through end of July.
  • All Star team opportunities, including try outs, nominations and play will be available in June as well.
  • Several team helmets, bats and balls will be provided. As well as your players jersey and hat.
  • Parents will need to provide gloves, plastic cleats, white or black [based on the Coaches preference] baseball pants, and a water bottle.


Here's a general description of Majors baseball in Little League:

  • Player Pitching: Similar to the AAA division, players in Majors baseball pitch to their opponents. Pitching becomes more sophisticated, and players are expected to have developed a more refined pitching style and control.

  • Full Baseball Rules: Majors Baseball follows standard baseball rules and regulations, including full game durations - this being a baseball players first experience with a no time limit game. The Mercy Rule is also in effect, being 10 runs after 4 innings or 15 runs after 3 innings).  Additionally the field dimensions change again with bases are 70 feet apart and pitching distance is 50 feet.

  • Position Specialization: Players may specialize in specific positions based on their skills and preferences. Majors baseball often sees increased specialization and more specific role assignments for players, such as dedicated pitchers, catchers, and fielders.

  • Competitive Play: The emphasis in Majors baseball is on competitive play. Teams compete in a more structured and competitive league environment, and there may be playoffs or tournaments to determine a champion.

  • Umpires: Official umpires continue to be present at Majors baseball games, ensuring fair and consistent enforcement of the rules. The officiating becomes even more crucial as the level of play intensifies.

  • Advanced Skills Development: Coaches focus on further refining and advancing players' skills in hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running. Players are expected to have a strong foundation in fundamental skills and begin to develop more advanced techniques.

  • Strategic Elements: Majors baseball introduces and emphasizes more advanced strategic elements to the game. Coaches and players work on intricate defensive and offensive strategies, including pitch sequencing, defensive shifts, and situational awareness.

  • Base Running Tactics: Players continue to develop their understanding of advanced base running tactics, including stealing bases, hit-and-run plays, and reacting to various game situations. Speed and agility become even more critical in this division.  Players will need to tag up to advance and tag on foul balls.

  • Team Dynamics: Teamwork remains a crucial aspect of Majors Baseball. Players are expected to communicate effectively, support their teammates, and execute complex plays as part of a cohesive team.

  • Preparation for High School Baseball: Majors baseball often serves as a stepping stone for players who plan to participate in high school baseball. The increased competitiveness and skill level help players prepare for the challenges of playing at the high school level.

In summary, Majors Baseball in Little League is an advanced level of play where players continue to refine their skills, experience a more competitive environment, and prepare for the next stages of their baseball journeys, including potential participation in high school or travel baseball.


Juniors, Baseball

Juniors baseball in Little League is the highest level of competition for Caledonia Little League, with players who are in the 13 to 14  year old age range. Juniors Baseball encompasses all the Majors baseball includes, however; the distances are regulation baseball length. Bases are 90 feet apart and the pitching distance is 60.5 feet. Juniors allows On Deck batters and the Mercy Rule changes to 10 runs after 5 innings, or 15 runs after 4 innings.

Juniors Baseball with CBSL:

  • Practices and games will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 
  • First practice is scheduled for April 8, 2024.
  • First game is scheduled for April 27, 2024.
  • We have 12 practices and 12 games scheduled for this age group. 
  • Teams will be made to be a fair as possible, based on age, experience and performance at Evaluations. 
  • Evaluation Day will be on Saturday, March 16th from 8am - 1pm at Max Effort Fieldhouse.
  • General Inter League play will go through the end of June, and District play will go through end of July.
  • All Star team opportunities, including try outs, nominations and play will be available in June as well.
  • Several team helmets, bats and balls will be provided. As well as your players jersey and hat.
  • Parents will need to provide gloves, plastic cleats, white or black [based on the Coaches preference] baseball pants, and a water bottle.

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Caledonia Michigan Baseball Softball Little League

PO Box 422 
Caledonia, Michigan 49316

Email: [email protected]

Caledonia Michigan Baseball Softball Little League

PO Box 422 
Caledonia, Michigan 49316

Email: [email protected]
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